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Owner Review: Just can’t resist the Jinba Ittai - 2014 Mazda 3 Skyactiv

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Mazda 3 Skyactiv BM owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Zi Xuan Ong It was like 5 years 7 months back since I own my Mazda 3 BM model but it wasn’t my first choice. At the end of 2014, I was thinking to get myself a newer car, as my Hyundai Accent that time was already close to 10 years old. I know I am a pretty OCD person and driving a new car on busy roads in Penang is pretty stressful for me so a whole new

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Aug 19, 2020

Perodua Myvi driver who drove against traffic in Penang arrested

The Perodua Myvi driver who drove against traffic from the Penang bridge toll plaza towards the North-South Expressway has turned himself in to the Bukit Mertajam traffic police station. Police has since detained the man. According to the Seberang Perai Tengah district police, the 35-year-old driver from Kepalas Batas claimed that he thought it was a two-way lane. In the Friday morning incident, the driver was believed to have made a U-Turn at the Penang Bridge toll to head back towards the Nort


May 18, 2020

Watch: Motorcyclist jumps red light, mows down other motorcyclists from other direction

We have all seen motorcyclists jump the red light even when it is not their turn to move yet. Some of us even had to stomp on the brakes to avoid hitting these motorcyclists who jump the red light! This motorcyclist who decided to jump the gun and it was all caught on camera. In a video uploaded on Facebook, a dashcam footage showed a motorcyclist jumping the red light at the last minute near Tesco Bukit Mertajam. What he didn’t anticipate was the light turning green for the traffic on the oppos


Jul 10, 2020

Watch this Toyota Hilux play GTA in Bukit Sentosa

A video of a Toyota Hilux being driven GTA style around a Ramadan Bazaar has been making its rounds on social media. Not only was the Hilux being driven in circles in a spaced-out bazaar, but it was also caught on camera ramming into another pick-up truck before driving off. Two men were reportedly injured from the Bukit Sentosa incident. According to JPJ’s official Facebook page, the suspect has been apprehended by the Bukit Sentosa police and investigations are underway on the incident.


May 22, 2020

Rumah ada Toyota Vellfire dan Mercedes-Benz, tapi nak komputer atau tablet percuma

Ahli Parlimen Bukit Mertajam, Steven Sim melihat pelbagai ragam masyarakat ketika menyediakan komputer riba dan tablet secara percuma kepada golongan yang memerlukan. Pada ketika ada isi rumah yang mempunyai kereta mewah Vellfire memohon komputer percuma, terdapat juga keluarga kurang berkemampuan yang segan untuk memohon. Steven memberitahu Sinchew Daily, terdapat juga keluarga mendakwa tidak mempunyai komputer, tetapi lawatan ke rumah pula menunjukkan keadaan berlainan. Contohnya, terdapat rum

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

Feb 22, 2021

Jangan guna D atau N untuk turun bukit dengan kereta auto! Ini sebabnya.

Dalam entri kali ini, kami ingin menjawab satu soalan yang diajukan oleh pembaca WapCar.my: "Apakah cara terbaik untuk pandu turun bukit menggunakan kereta automatik?" Kami sudahpun kupas tentang bagaimana brek enjin berfungsi dalam entri terdahulu dan ia boleh diaplikasikan pada semua jenis kotak gear. Oleh itu, kami tidak akan bincangkan butiran teknikal secara terperinci bagi pemanduan turun bukit di sini. Sebaliknya, kami akan jelaskan perkara yang harus dan tidak harus dilakukan ketika mema


Apr 18, 2021

Police summons police part 2; Bukit Aman fines officers with fancy number plates

It is Bukit Aman’s turn to conduct a spot check on all personnel's private vehicles at the Police Headquarters of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) in Kuala Lumpur. Also read: Police summons police officers for using fancy number plates The Special Operation (Vehicle Check) was carried out by the Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) at the main gate of the Bukit Aman Police HQ. Over 15 police officers and 35 JSPT members were involved with the special operation. Oth


Mar 17, 2021

Court says car park operators liable for car thefts!

The Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that the management of a car park is liable of negligence rendering disclaimers of exemption clauses posted by the car park non-viable. Sunway Parking Services Sdn Bhd was ordered to pay about RM 117,000 of damages to Euro Rent A Car Sdn Bhd in the case where the rental car company’s vehicle was stolen from the premises. This means that car park disclaimer notices posted at various locations of a parking lot informing visitors that the manageme


Dec 8, 2020

The Toyota Hilux driver that wreaked havoc in Bukit Sentosa pleaded not guilty!

Remember the Toyota Hilux that was seen rampaging through a Ramadan bazaar just 2 weeks ago? The owner of the pick-up was charged in court on Friday and he pleaded not guilty against the charges of hurling insults at a policeman and attempted murder! The driver, Kang Ming Han, 32, is a tyre business owner in Klang. He was charged under Police Act Section 90 for indecent act against a police officer by allegedly shouting abusive words at him when he was arrested at the Bukit Sentosa Hulu Selangor


Jun 1, 2020

Lepas IPK Kedah, giliran Bukit Aman terima 'kejutan' OP khas tahan ekzos & nombor plat

Selepas pemeriksaan mengejut di Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen (IPK) Kedah, semalam, tiba giliran Ibu Pejabat Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) Bukit Aman mendapat 'kejutan' sama susulan satu Operasi Khas (Pemeriksaan Kenderaan) yang dijalankan di pintu masuk kompleks berkenaan, hari ini. OP Khas itu membabitkan seramai 15 pegawai dan 35 anggota Jabatan Siasatan dan Penguatkuasaan Trafik (JSPT) yang turut disertai 5 pegawai Jabatan Integriti dan Pematuhan Standard (JIPS) serta seorang pegawai dan 4 angg


Mar 16, 2021

Covid-19: Used and recon car dealers may layoff workforce as crisis extends

Malaysian used and recon car dealers and their 50,000 plus workforce are at risk of being laid off should the Covid-19 crisis prolong for more than 2 months, according to a report by New Straits Times (NST). While dealers have braced for the impact of the Movement Control Order (MCO), the practically zero sales which leads to higher inventories, poor consumer sentiments on the economy, and high fixed operational cost are taking their toll. President of the Malaysian Association of Malay Vehicle


Apr 14, 2020

Car owners can't afford to sell their cars due to outstanding car loan balance

It turns out that it wasn’t just used car sales that saw an increase throughout the past few months, used car dealers in Johor Bahru are reporting an increase in car owners trying to sell their vehicles after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ended in June. One second-hand car shop manager Chang Keng Keong told The Star that there has been a 30 percent increase in the number of people who came to his shop enquiring for information about the disposal of their cars. This was especially apparent in


Nov 25, 2020

Renault Subscription plan turns one - named Malaysia's Car Subscription Company of the Year 2020!

Renault has been named Malaysia Car Subscription Company of the Year at the 2020 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards for its Renault Subscription programme, a year after the programme celebrates its first anniversary. Launched in August last year, the programme was designed to offer an alternative to vehicle ownership beyond the traditional hire-purchase model as well as car sharing and rental options available. “We are delighted to have received this prestigious accolade from Fr


Aug 24, 2020

Honda Malaysia and SoCar provides 50 Honda Citys for frontliners

Honda Malaysia has collaborated with SoCar to provide 50 units of Honda City for Honda customers working at the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. Frontliners (who are also Honda owners) who are unable to access their vehicles during this period will be able to use these Honda Citys for 1 month as a temporary mobility solution for them to carry out their duties. The fleet of Honda City will be provided by SoCar, the car-sharing platform, and all rental charges will be borne b

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Apr 23, 2020

Korea’s best-selling car is not the Hyundai Sonata, but something rarely exported

The Hyundai Sonata might be the representative icon of Korean cars but you might be surprised to know that Korea’s best-selling car for 2020 is not a Hyundai Sonata, or any SUV. Instead, Korea’s No.1 selling car for 2020 is the Hyundai Grandeur. Hyundai sold 145,463 units of the Grandeur in 2020, making it the No.1 selling car in Korea, ahead of second-placed Hyundai Porter truck (95,194 units) and third-placed Hyundai Elantra (87,731 units). The Kia K5 (84,550 units) and Kia Sorento (82,275 uni


Jan 25, 2021

Do you know how much are you losing on your car every month? GoCar Subs has a message for you

The actual cost of owning a car is a lot higher than just your monthly instalments, and we’re not talking about insurance or maintenance, itself already a big chunk of a car’s total ownership cost. Beyond maintenance, depreciation is the biggest ‘cost’ for a car owner. However, very few see it that way because it’s not something that you feel until you have to sell your car. It’s like losing money on stocks; it’s paper loss until you actually sell it, which you have to at some point. Remember th


Sep 12, 2020

Man pulled over for duct-taping flashlights to his car as headlights replacement

We’ve seen plenty of examples where car owners deck out their cars with aftermarket headlamps and housings to give their rides a little more glamour. But we have not heard of a case where the owner duct-taped torch lights onto the car! Imagine the surprise when the police pulled over a man driving a Chevrolet Impala in the USA and discovered the duct-taped torch lights. According to a report, the police initially stopped the Impala due to its unusually dim headlamps at around 2 am, but little di


Dec 9, 2020

BMW and MINI owners can now renew their insurance with BMW Malaysia online

BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia introduces the i-Renewal digital service for the BMW MINI Comprehensive Motor Insurance Programme. The new service is a simplified programme that allows customers to renew their motor insurance with just a few clicks at any time of the day. The new i-Renewal service is provided in collaboration with Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad. It is part of BMW Malaysia Group’s efforts to further improve the convenience of the ownership experience. A


Dec 1, 2020

Lorry drivers help 17 police Honda Civics nab drug pusher's Corolla Altis

Yesterday night, the citizens of Johor were treated to a real show of Fast and Furious as 17 Honda Civic police cars were deployed to chase after a Toyota Corolla Altis driven by a drug dealer. After chasing the suspect from Johor Bahru, the police finally managed to stop the car with the help of lorry drivers in Kluang. According to South Johor Bahru (JBS) Assistant Commissioner Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain, police first came across the Altis in Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Bahru, where the patrol departme


Jan 27, 2021

Permai: Drivers of taxis, buses, and e-hailing vehicles to receive special RM 500 aid

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin has announced a new assistance package known as Perlindungan Ekonomi Dan Rakyat Malaysia or Permai for short. The new assistant package includes several special aids for drivers of taxis, buses, e-hailing, and even tourist vehicle drivers. “To alleviate the burden faced by taxi and bus drivers, the Government has agreed to provide a one-off financial assistance of RM500 to 14,000 tourist guides as well as 118,000 drivers of taxis, school buses, tour buses,


Jan 19, 2021

MITI announces epic U-Turn: Car factories not allowed to operate during MCO

Previously, when the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) released a list of businesses that are allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO), car workshops and factories were included in the list. Today, however, MITI has released yet another list that drops car factories from the essential economic services line-up. With the sudden U-turn, this means that car factories located in Penang, Johor, Selangor, Melaka, Sabah, KL, Putrajaya, or Labuan where MCO has been re


Jan 13, 2021

Geely's premium EV, the Zeekr 001 debuts in China, around RM177k

Zeekr has launched its first car, the Zeekr 001 at an event held at the Zeekr Intelligent Factory in Hangzhou Bay, China. After government subsidies, the Zeekr 001 fetches a price around 281,000 Yuan (RM 177,000). The Tesla Model 3 starts at a price of 249,900 Yuan (RM 158,119), slightly cheaper than the Zeekr 001. Zeekr is the new pure electric brand from Geely Holding Group, and plans to take on the premium EV domain. Also Read: Geely's new EV-only premium sub-brand Zeekr aims at Tesla The Zee


Apr 17, 2021

Which car brands' CKD plants are affected by the MCO stop work order?

Now that the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has made a U-turn on their decision to allow car factories to continue operating during the reinstated Movement Control Order (MCO), what are the car factories that are affected by the new standard operating procedures? As you know there are numerous car factories in Malaysia, car factory hotspots mainly focus in Kedah, Selangor, and Pahang. The Honda plant is the only car producing factory located in Pegoh, Melaka. Fun fact: Did y


Jan 14, 2021

What’s the resale value of a Proton X70? Flux has an alternative

The Proton X70 was first launched in December 2018, as a fully imported (CBU) model from China. Slightly more than one year later, the locally-assembled (CKD) model was launched in February 2020, with a new transmission but hardly any change in price. The range topping Premium X model is priced at RM 122,800. Barely two years on the market, it’s still too early to gauge the resale value of a Proton X70. Yes there are quite a number of units listed on used car classifieds, but it’s still too smal


Aug 7, 2020

Do I need a special license to drive in Thailand?

The answer is no, Malaysians do not require a special license to be allowed to drive on Thailand roads. Malaysians are allowed to drive in Thailand because we are part of the 10 ASEAN countries. It also helps that our country’s domestic driver license come complete with a photograph attached and also include the English language. Totally saving us the need to prepare extra documents regarding our identification! But of course, having a valid driver’s license with more than 6 months before the ex


Oct 10, 2019

Honda Malaysia ends the 900k Milestone campaign on a high note

Honda Malaysia celebrated their 900,000th locally assembled car with a special two-day celebration and a massive giveaway. The Road to 900,000th Unit Milestone campaign grand finale was held in Bukit Jalil National Stadium on the 28th and 29th September. The grand finale saw the giveaway of 1 unit from each Honda model that is currently on sale in Malaysia to 9 lucky winners. Honda Malaysia has come a long way since the first locally assembled CRV rolled out of their Pegoh plant in 2003. Later i


Sep 30, 2019

Woman admits she was drunk while in driver's seat, hits 2 bikes

A woman driving a Toyota Vios was caught on camera admitting that she was drunk while in the driver’s seat before speeding off. The video of the incident was filmed in Taman Bukit Mulia, Bukit Antarabangsa went viral overnight. Harian Metro reports the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) have successfully tracked down the 52-year-old Vios driver. They are in the process of arresting the driver at the time of writing. Ampang Jaya police district chief, Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak confirms the incide


Mar 16, 2021

Toyota opens new service centre in Pandamaran, Klang

Toyota owners in Klang can look forward to one more conveniently located service centre to go to for their vehicle maintenance. Operated by PS Otomobil (Bukit Tinggi) Sdn. Bhd., the new 19-bay service centre is located at PT 7420 Jalan Kim Chuan, Pandamaran, 42000 Klang. The facility is an extension of PS Otomobil’s showroom in Bukit Tinggi, which has been an authorized dealer for Toyota since 2015. Commending PS Otomobil on their commitment to provide Toyota customers with high quality aftersal


Jul 30, 2019

Sekolah memandu: Cara dan tips pandu kereta automatik

Anda baru nak belajar memandu kereta? Nak lepas ujian amali memandu bukan senang, walaupun untuk lesen kereta auto! Kalau anda langsung tak ada pengalaman atau ‘zero’ dalam pemanduan kereta, teruskan membaca. Kami nak kongsi tips berguna dan cara yang betul untuk memandu kereta automatik. Bagi yang dah pandai memandu - belum ada atau dah ada lesen - pun boleh belajar serba-sedikit tentang langkah-langkah yang boleh diambil ketika memandu di jalan rata, lebuhraya, naik bukit atau turun bukit. Tip


Oct 29, 2020

Sembang atau benar: Langkawi bakal mendapat litar lumba baru bertaraf antarabangsa!

Sebuah litar kereta berprestasi tinggi dan bertaraf antarabangsa akan dibina di Bukit Malut, Langkawi tidak lama nanti. Menteri Besar Kedah, Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor berkata, litar berkenaan akan dibina menerusi kerjasama Permodalan Kedah Berhad (PKB) dengan sebuah syarikat swasta. Beliau berkata, ketika ini terdapat kira-kira 1,600 pemilik kereta berkuasa tinggi di Langkawi yang menikmati pengecualian cukai ketika memberi kenderaan berkenaan. Menurutnya lagi, walaupun memiliki kereta yang hebat,

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

Mar 25, 2021