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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 mana

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 8, 2020

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 A

Shaun

Shaun

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

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 25, 2020

Bayaran keluar masuk Brunei 3 BND setiap satu bermula 1 Ogos 2020

Dalam satu siaran akhbar yang tular di media sosial dikeluarkan oleh Kementerian Kewangan dan Ekonomi Negara Brunei Darussalam, Pelaksanaan Perintah Bayaran Keluar dan Bayaran Masuk tahun 2020 akan berkuatkuasa mulai 1 Ogos 2020.Dalam kenyataan tersebut, caj akan dikenakan keatas setiap orang yang akan keluar dari atau masuk ke Brunei melalui pos-pos kawalan darat. Caj ini akan dikenakan kepada “semua warganegara termasuk warganegara Brunei Darussalam” yang hendak keluar atau ma

Mersita

Mersita

Jul 9, 2020

Malaysians in Sarawak are stranded! That's why the Toyota Hilux is a necessity there

As much as we like to joke about the “new normal”, it is upon us and we are required to follow the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the government. As of yet, many countries are still observing a travel ban from foreigners. While it might sound simple for Malaysians living in Peninsular but did you know that a travel ban has badly disrupted the lives of those living in Sabah and Sarawak?In case you don’t know, Miri is quite the hub for business in northern Sarawak. Ma

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 15, 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

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 24, 2020

Owner Review:  Bang for the buck car - My 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid HEV Plus 1.6 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Subramaniam VenkatachalamKimchi cars do not attract much attention among car buyers in Malaysia, what more if it is a Hybrid? A big NO-NO. But this 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid HEV Plus 1.6 is what I ended up with, and have no regrets to date. Before I begin, here is a little backstory, the first car that I drove was a 2008 Myvi 1.3 SXi. A family car that

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 20, 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 by

Adrian Chia

Adrian 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

Hans

Hans

Jan 25, 2021

Rakyat Malaysia terkandas, trak pikap 4x4 jadi keperluan penting di Sarawak dan Sabah

Mungkin ramai yang tak tahu, tapi norma baharu di Semenanjung Malaysia tak sama dengan penduduk yang menetap di utara Sarawak – terutamanya Lawas dan Limbang.Untuk pengetahuan, penduduk dari Sabah atau bahagian Lawas dan Limbang (kedua-duanya di Sarawak) terpaksa melalui negara Brunei untuk ke Miri dan lain-lain kawasan di sebelah selatan Sarawak. Selama ini, perkara ini tak jadi masalah – rakyat Malaysia boleh bergerak bebas dalam negara sendiri dengan hanya mengecop passport di sem

Mersita

Mersita

Oct 7, 2020

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, whi

Hans

Hans

Sep 12, 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 experien

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 1, 2020

Watch: Toyota Hilux capabilities put to good use to avoid U-Turn queue

We’ve all been in this situation before where we have to wait in a long queue just to make that one U-turn. It gets frustrating when the road you’re intending to turn onto is empty and there is only a low divider separating you! Well, this Toyota Hilux lost patience and did what we fantasised! And we can’t help but laugh at this use of the pick-up’s capabilities.In the dashcam footage here, the Toyota Hilux even put on his signal and we’re pretty sure that the drive

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 6, 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. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src =https://connect.facebook.net/en

Jerrica

Jerrica

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 bu

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 19, 2021

Owner Review: Perfect daily car for the family - Our story with the Proton Persona

** This article is the personal experience of a 2009 Proton Persona 1.6 Highline owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Afiq BazliWhat is it?The Proton Persona is a compact sedan that was launch back in August of 2007. My car that you see here was bought in April of 2009. Originally the Proton Persona was powered by the carried-over 1.6L DOHC 16-valves CamPro petrol engine from the Proton Gen2 hatchback. Eventually, it was replaced by the newer 1.6 DOHC 16-valv

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 13, 2020

Sarawak to open first multi-fuel station! Refuel petrol, diesel, hydrogen and recharge in one place

Sarawak is set to introduce a whole new refuelling concept to Malaysia with a three-in-one petrol station. The state-of-the-art multi-fuel station will cater to cars powered by conventional fuels (petrol and diesel), electricity and hydrogen.The new fuelling station concept will be run by state-owned Petroleum Sarawak (Petros) and the first station is expected to be completed by 2021.The first of the stations will be located at Darul Hana in Kuching while the second is reportedly located in Batu

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 23, 2020

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: Geelys new EV-only premium sub-brand Zeekr aims at TeslaThe Zeekr 00

Arif

Arif

Apr 17, 2021

Kaji semula stesen minyak dengan hidrogen dan pengecas elektrik. Risiko tinggi! - MP Kuching

Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak baru sahaja melancarkan stesen minyak dengan pengecasan elektrik dan hidrogen. 3 sumber kuasa untuk menggerakkan sebuah kenderaan iaitu petroleum, elektrik dan hidrogen dihimpunkan di bawah satu bumbung adalah inisiatif Sarawak Economic Development Corp dalam usaha memajukan negeri Sarawak.Walaubagaimanapun, MP Bandar Kuching, Dr Kelvin Yii menggesa agar cadangan tersebut untuk dikaji semula dan telus dengan rancangan ekonomi dan keberkesanan kos bagi stesen minyak bersep

Haris

Haris

Oct 23, 2020

Rakyat Sarawak bakal nikmati bekalan minyak, hidrogen  dan pengecas elektrik dalam satu stesen!

Kerajaan Negeri Sarawak baru sahaja mengumumkan bahawa Sarawak bakal menjadi negeri pertama yang mempunyai rangkaian stesen bahan api bersepadu. 3 sumber kuasa untuk menggerakkan sebuah kenderaan iaitu petroleum, elektrik dan hidrogen bakal dihimpunkan di bawah satu bumbung.Ketua Menteri Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg telah merasmikan majlis pecah tanah stesen yang diadakan di Darul Hana semalam, 20 Oktober 2020.Menurut beliau, pencapaian ini menunjukkan bahawa Sarawak kini selan

Haris

Haris

Oct 21, 2020

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 sti

Hans

Hans

Aug 7, 2020

Owner Review: The Underdog Compact Executive Sedan - Kia Stinger GT-Line 2.0

 ** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Kia Stinger GT-Line 2.0L owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Lutfi OthmanPic1: Kia Stinger stanceWhen I first saw pictures of the Kia Stinger online after it was unveiled in 2017, I was very impressed with how Kia designs have evolved all these years. Unknowingly, I developed a liking of the car although I have doubts if it will ever reach our shores. I had a bad perception of Kia those days due

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 7, 2020

Gesa bina trek lumba di Sarawak ketika wabak Covid-19, adakah ia keperluan?

Sumber Imej: popularmechanicsSukan pemotoran jelas adalah antara cabang sukan yang popular di negara ini.Apa tidaknya, penganjuran perlumbaan seperti Cub Prix, Drag Race di seluruh negara sentiasa mendapat sambutan yang hangat dan ia dapat dilihat menerusi jumlah kehadiran penonton.Sumber Imej: Alan Speed Master RacingSeperti sukan lain, fasiliti atau kemudahan yang lengkap dan sesuai adalah perkara yang penting dan bagi sukan permotoran, salah satunya ialah litar lumba atau trek yang kekal atau

Khairil

Khairil

Dec 2, 2020

Owner Review: My Childhood Companion - 2002 Perodua Kelisa EZi

** This article is the personal experience of a 2002 Perodua Kelisa EZi owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Ling Chee Haut↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓About My Perodua KelisaThis is the 2002 Perodua Kelisa EZi. It is based on the Daihatsu Mira L700, the fifth-generation Mira which debuted in 1998. The Kelisa is then introduced in 2001. It has a tiny 989cc EJ-DE DOHC inline-3 engine, a 4-speed automatic front-wheel drive

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 29, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia launches its official used car programme called Volvo SELEKT

Volvo Car Malaysia today paved a new path for customers with the launch of its 360 total-care used car programme known as Volvo SELEKT.The programme is created for the discerning customers in mind, who want the same uncompromising excellence and quality of a new Volvo car but at a price point they desire.Each pre-owned Volvo car under the Volvo SELEKT programme is guaranteed to be under five years old and has less than 100,000 km in mileage. Once it qualifies under the programme, the car wi

Brian

Brian

Jun 24, 2020

Snake in a car!

Though Kuala Lumpur is now a sprawling metropolis, it still bears signs of the jungle that it was before urbanisation took hold. We’ve often heard about Bomba being called to homes to remove dangerous animals that have broken and entered in, especially snakes. But we’ve definitely have not seen or hear a snake breaking into a car!A few pictures of a yellow snake slithering out of an air-conditioning vent of a Toyota Vios have since gone viral across social media. It is believed

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 4, 2020

Man in stolen car crashed into woman also in stolen car, coincidence much?

If you don’t believe in coincidence, then perhaps this incident might change your mind. A 27-year-old man in Oregon, USA was trying to escape the police when he conveniently crashed into another stolen car.According to Fox-affiliate KPTV, the police were able to locate the Toyota Land Cruiser after it was reported stolen. A car chase ensued when the police spotted the stolen SUV in the town of Newberg driven by the car thief.In an attempt to escape, the car thief raced through the town onl

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 8, 2020

MAA: We don’t need third national car and every car company should pay equal duties

The Malaysia Automotive Association (MAA) feels that the country does not need a third national car as the existing two are enough.MAA president Datuk Aishah Ahmad told The Edge, “From the industry’s standpoint, we already have two national cars — that’s already too many. To have a third national car? I don’t think we need it.”She also did not comment on Perodua’s intention to be involved in the third national car project as MAA does not have details of

Eric

Eric

Jul 27, 2020

Save up to RM 50k on a recond car or go for Certified Pre-Owned car?

When it comes to shopping for a car, terms like reconditioned cars and certified pre-owned (CPO) cars get tossed around a fair bit.On paper, both CPO and reconditioned (recond) cars are very similar – both are cheaper than a new car, allowing the buyer to save some money.But that’s where the similarities end, as they are world’s apart once you look closer.Recond cars – good on paper, but buyers bewareRecond Toyota Land Cruisers sitting in a dealer lotWhile it may seem tem

Eric

Eric

Apr 23, 2020

Giant lizard in a car!

We’ve heard of the occasional cockroach or even a cat getting stuck in the engine of a car. We’ve previously been shocked when a snake was seen slithering out of an A/C vent, but never have we heard a lizard the size of an alligator trapped within the car engine bay!This Toyota Vios owner had the shock of his life when he opened his car bonnet and discovered a flipped over lizard that looks like a Komodo dragon inside.From what we can see in the photos, it looks like the To

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 17, 2020