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Reverse parking vs forward parking: Which is better?

When obtaining a Malaysian driver’s license, the only type of parking you are tested for is parallel parking. Other parking methods like perpendicular parking, double parking, and angle parking are not tested. Mainly because parallel parking requires a little bit more skill and concentration. The most common type of parking today is perpendicular parking, since it offers the most efficient use of space. Perpendicuar parking just means that the car is parked perpendicularly (90°) to a road/curb/w


Oct 3, 2020

My reverse light, note singular, is working fine!

Let’s paint a scenario, you reverse your spanking new car into a parking lot, hopped out of your car and a good Samaritan came up to inform you that you’re missing a reverse light and strongly advice you to have it changed for safety reasons. FYI, there’s nothing wrong with your car. Because many cars are now equipped with 1 reverse light while the slot for the other light has been replaced with a rear fog lamp. Contrary to popular arguments online (just Google it, it’s quite a heated debate), c


Oct 25, 2019

Caught on camera: Car wash worker crashes brand-new Mazda CX-5

On the 17th of February, photos of a brand-new Mazda CX-5 turned turtle in front of a car wash shop surfaced on social media causing Malaysians to wonder: how did a car wash go so wrong? According to Sin Chew Daily, the car wash worker had mistakenly put the CX-5 in reverse and the car had shot out of the shop, hitting 2 cars before coming to a halt. But video footage from a CCTV published on another Facebook page shows otherwise. The CX-5 was seen shooting out of the shop, head first, and crash


Feb 18, 2020

General buying guide: 5 must-have features in a new car

It’s 2020 and while we still haven’t seen any flying cars whizzing around, it’s fair to say that the tech we’re getting in today’s cars has improved tremendously. Want proof? Here's a clip from an episode of Top Gear from 2005 featuring an orangutan and an S-Class. Fast forward fifteen years later and a lot of the tech seen in a large German luxury car that cost nearly a million ringgit at the time are seen in regular cars today like the Toyota Vios and even the humble Perodua Myvi. We are livin

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Jul 13, 2020

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale costs RM1.9 million but it has no reverse gear!

Well, it looks like we have a double whammy of supercars making their debut in Malaysia today. First, there is the McLaren 765LT and now this, the 2021 Ferrari SF90 Stradale which is just unveiled at the newly renovated Naza Italia Ferrari showroom in Petaling Jaya. The SF90 Stradale shares its name with the SF90 Formula One car from 2019. The SF90 name stands for the 90th anniversary of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team while “Stradale” stands for road in Italian. The SF90 Stradale is a mid-engi

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Sep 18, 2020

In Brief: Mazda 2 Hatchback, the entry level 'sports car'

There are plenty of choices in the B-segment hatchback market, for Mazda, the model that represents the brand in this segment is the Mazda 2 hatchback. How much is Mazda 2 Hatchback? Bermaz Motors currently has 2 variants in their line-up. Both variants share the same 1.5-litre engine and are equipped with G-Vectoring Control. The only difference between the 2 variants are on the appearance - LED projector headlamps, keyless operation and the infotainment system in the top spec variant versus ha


Oct 2, 2019

New 2019 Perodua Axia adds ASA 2.0 and VSC, safest budget car on sale

Open for bookings but new 2019 design yet to be revealed AV variant adds ASA 2.0 advanced driver assistance system and reverse camera Electronic stability (VSC) and traction control now offered – upper variants only Adds two new variants - GXtra and Style (rumoured to be a taller riding crossover) Reduced manual transmission variants, E variant is sole MT variant Nearly five years after its market launch in 2014, the Perodua Axia has been given its second mid-life update (there was another updat


Aug 22, 2019

Perodua Myvi awarded best city car by Indonesia’s Gen-Z

The Perodua Myvi is Malaysia’s most popular car but in Indonesia, the Myvi does not enjoy the same popularity. However, the car might have scored a new generation of fans. The King, which is badged as the Daihatsu Sirion in the archipelago, was awarded the best city car award in the Marketeers Youth Choice Brands of the Year 2020. This was a result of a survey conducted by Marketeers with 1,300 Generation Z respondents all over Indonesia within the age of 18 to 25 years old. The majority of the

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Dec 14, 2020

The Perodua Axia 2019 is Malaysia's cheapest new car with VSC

With the introduction of the new Perodua Axia 2019, the company has made Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC) more accessible to the general public, as the variants from the GXtra onwards of the new Axia gains this important safety feature. Priced from RM 34,990, the Perodua Axia GXtra 2019 is Malaysia’s cheapest new car to offer stability and traction control, undercutting the Proton Saga Premium AT by roughly RM 5,000. If you want even more safety equipment, then the Axia


Sep 20, 2019

Owner Review: A Car Built to Last a Lifetime - My 1990 Mercedes-Benz 260E

** This article is the personal experience of a 1990 Mercedes-Benz W124 260E owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Allan Woodworth Why did I buy this Mercedes-Benz 260E? My previous car was a Mercedes-Benz W123 230E, pictured below; the older generation predecessor of this W124 E-Class. I bought my current W124 in 2013, 7 years ago. The car was owned by a family friend who had it since new. It had 90k original kilometers on the meter and was in pristine condition,

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Jul 22, 2020

Owner Review: Looking for the perfect daily car - Story of my Proton Saga

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Proton Saga 1.3L Premium CVT owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Xavier Pang First, a huge thanks to WapCar for accepting my request to join the owner group and allow me to share my story, as part of a growing movement on real cars, real story sharing. I have always wanted to do a sharing like this, where real owners share real experiences on their rides. As I myself very much enjoy such sharing, it is right o

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Aug 11, 2020

Owner Review: Alternative to Uncle's Car? - My Process of Owning & Refining the BMW 320i

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 BMW 320i Sport Line owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar Facebook: Andrew Chum Prior to Purchasing the BMW 320i This is my current daily, a 2016 BMW 320i LCI Sport Line. I purchased this car back in early 2017 from Premium Selection after considering a numbered of cars in the same segment as well as a different segment with a similar price range. The survey started more than 6 months before settling down with this unit. S

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Jun 26, 2020

What is ADAS and why do we need them in our cars?

ADAS stands for Advanced Driving Assist System. It encompasses all the active safety systems in a car and is becoming an increasingly common automotive slang since 2014. More and more cars now come equipped with ADAS, even the Perodua Bezza Advanced facelift came equipped Perodua’s version of these systems. So, what exactly is part of ADAS? There are plenty of systems that fall under the ADAS umbrella. This list will focus on the common systems that are now fitted in most new cars. Blind Spot Mo


Jun 9, 2020

Owner Review: The Go-to Choice of the Family - My Story with the Toyota Camry

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 Toyota Camry 2.5 Hybrid Luxury (XV50 Facelift) owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: JJ Chang Introduction The Toyota Camry nameplate holds a special place in the automotive world. One of the most popular D Segment sedans best known for its comfort, space, and reliability. The Toyota Camry also happens to be one of the most favoured cars in my household. It all started back in 2003 when my dad got his first Toyo

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Jul 16, 2020

Watch: Police cuts short Mat Rempit’s Superman career caught on 360-camera

Mat Rempits are getting more modern than years passed. In this most recent video uploaded onto social media, the Mat Motor in the video was actually using a 360-degree camera to record his antics but what he didn’t think he would record is his own arrest as well. The 360-video showed the motorcyclist attempted a Superman pose on his bike. But if had glanced over his shoulder he would have seen the policeman coming up behind him. The video continued on with the police flagging the motorcyclist do


Jun 23, 2020

Owner Review: My dream car is a Hyundai - My story of my Hyundai Elantra

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Hyundai Elantra owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Vijay Saravanen I always loved the sleekly, sexy, and sporty design of Hyundai Elantras I see on the road. I told myself my next car change would be a Hyundai Elantra. I was already driving the Hyundai Accent 1.5 (Aeroback) 2007 Model. Over the years, I have owned Proton Saga 1.3 (Aeroback), Proton Wira 1.5 (Sedan), Proton Satria1.3, Exora 1.6(MPV), and befor

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Sep 7, 2020

New 2020 Perodua Bezza has 4 variants, G/X/AV - which to pick?

Perodua has given their only sedan a facelift. The 2020 Perodua Bezza is now sleeker with new modern touches but major changes have been made in terms of variants. So, what do you get in the various variants on offer? Here’s a quick guide. As you know, the Bezza is now pricier than before and has gained 2 new colour schemes; Garnet Red (1.3-litre variants only) and Granite Grey. Model 2020 Price (RM) 2019 Price (RM) Difference (RM) Bezza 1.0 MT Replaces GXtra 1.0 MT 34,580 34,490 + 90 Bezza 1.0


Jan 8, 2020

What to do if your AEB-equipped car has a broken windscreen?

The short answer is that the AEB hardware needs to be recalibrated, which can only be done at an authorized service centre (at the moment, unless there is an independent repairer here that has invested in the necessary tools). You can still have the windscreen replaced at the windscreen repairer of your choice, but after replacing the glass, you need to bring the car back to the authorized service centre to have the AEB camera recalibrated. Well, this is the unfortunate downside of insisting on


Sep 20, 2020

Don't get caught: prevent car thefts with these simple tips!

Last week, we shed light on what are the top 10 most stolen cars in Malaysia for Q1 2020. We know many of you own cars in that list, so this week we’ll share with you some quick tips on how to secure your car from thieves. Let's set the scene. Imagine you're driving down a mall parking and boom, you've found a parking spot. First things first... 1. Start with parking in a well-lit place Nice, there's no hidden Kancil - but wait! - is it bright? Parking in well-lit places help reduce the risk of


Oct 10, 2020

2020 Honda City RS previewed in Malaysia! Honda Sensing, LaneWatch, new i-MMD engine

As you know, Honda Malaysia is gearing up for the world premiere of the all-new 2020 GN series Honda City RS i-MMD. Headlining the all-new City are features such as the new 1.5-litre i-MMD engine (new 1.5-litre DOHC engine is also available), Honda LaneWatch and even Honda Sensing. i-MMD stands for intelligent Multi-Mode Drive system. It is a 1.5-litre two-motor full hybrid that replaces the previous one-motor i-DCD. Compared to the previous i-DCD hybrid engine in the outgoing generation City, t


Aug 24, 2020

Owner Review: My Honda CR-V - Is replacing an MPV with an SUV a good idea?

** This article is the personal experience of a 2017 Honda CR-V 2.0 2WD owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: JJ Chang Toying with the idea of SUV At the end of 2016, I was in search for a new family car, and having previously owned a 2010 Toyota Estima 2.4 Aeras, I didn’t want to get another MPV as options were limited. My MPV options at the time were the Toyota Alphard, Toyota Vellfire, Honda Odyssey, and Nissan Elgrand. I could have gone for a newer Estima, but

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Aug 28, 2020

FAQ: All you need to know about the all-new 2020 Honda City (GN-series)!

Arguably the hottest B-segment sedan this year, the all-new 2020 GN-series Honda City is here! As usual, here's a list of your most burning questions, answered. What is the price of the all new 2020 Honda City? Prices will be revised upwards after 31-Dec 2020 with the resumption of SST. 2020 Honda City prices Variant Price (RM), no SST Price (RM), with SST S 74,191 76,800 E 81,664 84,800 V 86,561 89,800 RS TBC in Jan 2021 When will the RS variant be available The Honda City RS will be available


Oct 13, 2020

Toyota Vellfire/Alphard’s ADAS is rated best in Japan

The Toyota Alphard and Vellfire have been awarded the highest rank awards in JNCAP’s safety assessment. JNCAP tested the ADAS aspect of the Alphard and Vellfire and awarded the duo with the “ASV +++” score, as the luxury MPVs from Toyota scored full points (141 out of 141). The scoring takes into account these criteria: Autonomous Emergency Braking Autonomous Emergency Braking (Pedestrian) Lane Keep Assist Reverse camera system Headlights Pedal Misoperation control Furthermore, the Toyota Alphar


May 27, 2020

Used Perodua Myvi: What do you need to know before buying Malaysia’s favourite car?

We previously reported that used car sales are hitting an all-time high and the favourite choice among second-hand car buyers is the Perodua Myvi. If you’re looking to buy a used Myvi as well, then here’s what you need to know before you purchase one. It is understandable why the Myvi is still a crowd favourite even in the used car market. Whether it is the first generation or the second-generation car, the little hatch offers an interesting package with its spacious cabin, small vehicle size, a


Oct 17, 2020

4 “uncool” car features that make life more convenient

As the automotive industry heads to an autonomous and electric future, a fair share of inventions of the past are losing presence in modern cars. The carburetor, the handbrake, and the ignition key switch are some to name. The friction of technology shift is something that can only be felt by those who have been accustomed to older technology. To younger generations, new technology is just how things have always been. While I claim to be a proponent of new technology, I find myself having more a


Sep 10, 2020

Remember this BMW M5 chasing down a land speed record car ad? It has come to life!

Remember this ad of the BMW M5 camera chaser car filming a land speed record car in the early 2000s? The ad was made to showcase the M5 as the “fastest saloon on the planet”. Fast forward to 2020, this ad has become reality as a video producer converted a BMW M5 into the perfect camera car. Dubbed “The Bavarian Ranch Hand”, this 2002 E39 BMW 5 Series M5 is a purpose-built camera chaser car capable of capturing car-to-car footages at speeds over 200 km/h. The Ranch Hand is equipped with a modifie


Jul 14, 2020

Caught on camera: Policeman fired shots at escaping Nissan Teana

A video of a black Nissan Teana driving dangerously on a crowded road while trying to escape a chasing traffic policeman has gone viral since Monday. The policeman was seen chasing the car, first on his motorcycle, before continuing on foot while shouting at on-coming traffic to avoid the dangerously driven Teana. In the video, the policeman had no choice but to shoot the Teana’s front wheel to stop the car from escaping. According to The Star, the driver continued to plough through the traffic


May 21, 2020

Toyota Drops G Variant of Sienta, A New Version

UMW Toyota Motor has announced the updated version of Sienta the G variant. While the on-the-road price of enhanced Sienta remains unchanged at RM 97,000. The Toyota Sienta lineup is being snipped, with only the Sienta 1.5V left in the family. The engineers carried out a weight-loss project on the new variant, which is much lighter than the previous 1.5g. Let's see what these changes are: a new 6.9-inch DVD-AVX infotainment system, featuring Bluetooth connectivity, SD card support, and a reverse


Jul 21, 2019

Video: 2020 Kia Grand Carnival 11-seater 2.2D Closer Look in Malaysia, Can It Really Fit 11??

Naza Kia Malaysia (NKM) has officially launched the 2020 Kia Grand Carnival 11-seater. It’s offered in a sole variant priced at RM 179,888 (OTR without insurance). The 11-seater Grand Carnival replaces the 8-seater version. NKM no longer sells the 8-seater Grand Carnival. Kia Grand Carnival Visually, the 11-seater Grand Carnival gets halogen projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, 18-inch wheels wrapped in 236/60 profile tyres and LED combination taillamps. Inside you’ll find dual-p

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May 21, 2020

Why is there only 1 rear fog lamp on my car?

Did you know that the car with the cheapest car with fog lamps is the Kia Picanto 1.2 EX? When the car was launched earlier this year, the new generation joined the ranks of having at least 1 fog lamp on it’s rear end. While it seems like fog lamps are common placed items, it’s actually not something that all cars have installed as regulations have yet make it a “must-have” yet. So now you know that one of the selling points in the Picanto is that the car has 1 fog lamp that replaces the second


Oct 24, 2019