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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

A "cheap tyre” is going to kill you, here is why good tyres costs more

I don’t know about you, but tyres are a fascinating subject to me. I spend hours researching on what sort of tyre should I go for next. Full-on performance rubber? Or maybe I should give my back and ears a break and opt for a more comfortable option.One thing is for sure, I will be splashing my cash for one from a manufacturer of repute. And thankfully I’m not alone on that opinion. The responses from our dear fans and readers on WapCar Forum topic of cheap vs premium tyres were very

Daniel

Daniel

Sep 24, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New car prices are going up not just in Malaysia, but also in the US, why so?

You are not the only one who think that cars are getting a little bit too expensive. Malaysians have long complained about high car prices due to our lopsided tax structure but actually, this is a question asked by consumers from all over the world.Data from USA’s Edmunds.com show that the average transaction price for a new car has gone up from USD 23,900 in year 2008 to almost USD 39,000 in 2019, the last available pre-pandemic level data.This flies against conventional logic. You would

Hans

Hans

Jan 20, 2021

Used car dealers in Malaysia experiencing record-high sales in July 2020

Looks like car manufacturers are not the only ones that are currently enjoying a surge in sales. Used-car dealers are also reporting record-high sales in the few months since the Recovery Movement Control Order was put into effect.According to the Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Association of Malaysia (FMCCAM) president Datuk Tony Khor, the surge in demand for used cars is so good that the scenario is “simply too good to believe”.The surge in vehicle sales is believed to be

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 3, 2020

Mazda CX-30 is coming to Malaysia, but it’s not going to be cheap

On display at the Mazda booth at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show (TMS) is the all-new 2020 Mazda CX-30, the brand’s new compact SUV that slots between the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-5.The stylish CX-3, while marketed as a crossover/SUV, is actually not as practical as one would expect from cars of this segment. Essentially a jacked-up Mazda 2, the CX-3 has quite a tight cabin that doesn’t fare well in family duties.To fill in the gap for customers looking for a compact SUV that can accom

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Oct 29, 2019

Used hybrids are really cheap, so should you buy a used Toyota Prius, Camry Hybrid or Honda Insight?

There was a short period of time between 2011 until 2013 when Malaysian car buyers enjoyed a too good to be true deal - import and excise duties were completely waived for fully imported hybrid models with engine capacities below 2,000 cc. The Japan-made Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and CR-Z were introduced here.Between 2009 to 2010, duty exemption was also available, but at a lower rate - 100 percent exemption on import duties and 50 percent discount on excise duties.At a time when even the most

Hans

Hans

Oct 20, 2020

Buying your first car? Here’s what you need to know

First car is like your first love; you’ll get excited about it, make mistakes along the way, discover your likes and dislikes, but you’ll always remember it and depending on the situation, you’ll realise that money seems to be flowing out rather quickly.Which is why it is important to know what you’re getting into when you buy your first car, because it's not as simple as merely paying the monthly installments and refueling the car.Let’s start with mai

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 14, 2019

Perodua Kancil vs Proton Saga – Which is the original Malaysian people’s car?

Okay, readers, this has been rattling around my head for the past week. As Malaysians, it is our sworn duty to protect and support all things Malaysian. Our national flower is the hibiscus, the national animal – the Malayan Tiger, and our breakfast of champions – nasi lemak with a side of fried eggs and sambal ikan bilis.But when it comes to cars, it is a bit of a difficult choice with which to award as the Malaysian people’s car? Is it the Perodua Kancil, the city roundabout t

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 27, 2020

If you need a 9-year loan, you can’t afford the car, and do understand Rule of 78

“The interest is calculated based on the principal sum and not the remaining balance, that’s crazy!” That was the conversation I had a car company executive who has just been transferred from Europe to Malaysia.The topic of increasingly long loan tenures for auto loans is also becoming a concern in the US but how long is too long for them?7-year tenure auto loans now make up 20 percent of total US car loans – more than twice as many compared to 10 years ago. To many finan

Hans

Hans

Jul 17, 2020

Sales tax exemption: Car companies scrambling for answers

It’s a frantic start of the week for many staff at car companies. Following Friday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that locally-assembled cars will be exempted from paying 10 percent sales tax while imported vehicles will see the rate reduced by half, many car companies are swamped by calls from their dealers and stakeholders asking for details on what’s the next step.Without the necessary paperwork, the Accounts/Finance division at car companies are unable to proceed or g

Hans

Hans

Jun 9, 2020

Drive-in cinemas are back in trend in the UAE, GSC please do this for us in Malaysia

With the need for social distancing, Vox Cinemas came up with a safe way to enjoy the cinema experience by setting up a carpark at the Mall of Emirates as a special drive-in theatre. This means movie lovers wouldn’t miss out on the latest movie they want to watch.Drive-in cinemas used to be all the rage in the USA. They were the ultimate date night plan back in the 80s, as is seen in many movies from that era. Unfortunately, the trend was never popular in other countries. And it also quick

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 20, 2020

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

How to get Android Auto on any car for just RM 20!

Trust us when we say Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are make-or-break features when it comes to buying a new car in Malaysia. But not everyone of us can go after a new car in this economic climate, so well show you the next best thing - getting Android Auto to work on the car you already own. I installed a relatively cheap (~RM 300) Android-based touchscreen headunit in my 2003 Toyota Vios, and this guide will help you get Android Auto running on something similar installed in your

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 17, 2021

Pros and Cons: Perodua Axia – The best car for young Malaysians?

If you wanted something small and affordable, it is very hard to look away from the Perodua Axia. Launched in 2014, the Axia has received two facelifts in 2017 and 2019. The first facelift gave the Axia a new VVT-equipped engine, and the second facelift removed the manual transmission from all variants except the “E”.Virtually unrivalled in its segment (A-segment hatchback), those shopping for the Axia might even consider the Proton Saga or the Perodua Bezza as alternatives.Should yo

Arif

Arif

Oct 14, 2020

Gov to cut 100% sales tax for CKD cars and 50% for CBU cars, cheap enough?

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has announced a number of measures to help boost Malaysia’s economy, including the automotive sector.In an effort to boost new car sales, the Prime Minister has announced that there will be a 100 percent sales tax exemption when purchasing a new locally-assembled (CKD) car and 50 percent sales tax exemption with an imported car (CBU), beginning from 15th June to 31st December 2020.At the moment, sales tax is

Eric

Eric

Jun 5, 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

Hyundai Ioniq discontinued in Malaysia – Goodbye fuel and safety king

For many Malaysians wanting a brand-new pure hybrid car, the Hyundai Ioniq is one of the few choices for those wanting to drive green. However, it appears that the model has been dropped for the Malaysian market.Aussie-spec Ioniq facelift shownA quick search on Hyundai’s website shows that the Ioniq is absent from its model line-up. Though some markets including Australia and Singapore have received the facelift, there has been no news for its arrival in Malaysia.The locally-assembled (CKD

CY Foong

CY Foong

Feb 3, 2021

Owner Review: 2005 Honda CR-V - The classic hero car on TV

** This article is the personal experience of a 2005 Honda CR-V owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Arvin JeyaFirst launched in Malaysia in 2002, the Honda CR-V was priced at RM149,800. Mine is a 2005 unit pre-facelift. For mid-2000s standards, the Honda CR-V represented the luxury offerings to those seeking to buy into the then unsaturated SUV market.This is my first car and I think it’s amazing that I am able to have this experience. Prior to the purchase, I h

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 24, 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

10 cars sold in Malaysia that simply refuse to die

Generally, most cars don’t last a lifetime and most people would generally own a car for a few years before replacing it. Still, there are some cars which are still running years or even decades after they were bought new.The writers nearly 20-year old Waja, not exactly a contender for our listIn fact, for this week’s Top Rank, we wanted to focus on the cars that are generally seen as immortal. Some of them might be considered indestructible and can last a lifetime no matter what is

CY Foong

CY Foong

Feb 21, 2021

2020 Honda new models – Accord, City, and more for Malaysia!

Surprising as it may sound, Honda Malaysia launched only one new model in 2019, which was the facelifted Honda HR-V. That marks quite a drop, considering that Honda Malaysia was rather aggressive with new product launches back in 2017 and 2018. The reason is due to delays in pricing approvals by the government, which not only delayed products from Honda, but other manufacturers as well.Pay BMW money for an Accord?The all-new tenth-generation Honda Accord has found its way across multip

Eric

Eric

Feb 14, 2020

2020 Toyota GR Yaris teased, Malaysia debut soon?

It appears that Toyota fans in Malaysia can potentially look forward to a new Gazoo Racing (GR) model in the near future, as Toyota Malaysia recently posted a lone photo of the 2020 Toyota GR Yaris on their Facebook page.  (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_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document,

Eric

Eric

Jul 20, 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