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Owner Review: Follow-up story of Proton Waja tyre burst out at 180km/h -Full story

** This article is the personal experience of a 2002 Proton Waja owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Sharviin Sasasey Manigam Since everybody was asking about my busted tyre situation... here you go....a brief explanation about that incident. If you haven't read the previous story, here is the link. Okay before that please bear in mind that all my mechanicals were stock. Brakes, engine, gearbox, no e-manage, no fuel regulators and etc etc.... So back then in 201

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Aug 4, 2020

When was the last time you checked your tyre pressure?

I know I haven’t checked mine in a while, to be fair. I also can’t remember the last time I pumped air into my tyres, let alone checking the tyre pressure. It wasn’t until my colleague Adrian pointed out that the ride of my car felt odd, and recommended that I checked my tyre pressure just to be sure. I swung by a nearby petrol station to get my tyre pressure checked, and yes, all four of my tyres had really low pressure, one of them as low as 23 PSI. Yup, 23 PSI. That is much lower than the man


Oct 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered what Bibendum on your tyre wall is pointing at?

How do you check your tyre wear? Universally, we are taught to hold a coin within the grove of the tyre to check the depth of the treads. It took quite a bit of digging before I found the Malaysian coin version of the test. If all the alphabets of the words Bank Negara Malaysia on your 10 cent coin is on show when you hold the coin to the tread, it means it’s time to change your tyres. But did you not know that there is an even better fool proof test you can carry out without the use of coins? A


Oct 30, 2019

Owner Review: Tyre blown out at 180km/h - Near-miss experience in my Proton Waja

** This article is the personal experience of a 2002 Proton Waja owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Sharviin Sasasey Manigam ↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓ It all started when my dad drove home a 2nd-hand bought 2002 Proton Waja. It was bought in 2005, and was in Artic Blue (still maintaining the same colour).... At first, I was excited because it was a Waja man.... And straight away I sat in the Waja and started to touch and feel the dashboard and all

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Jul 30, 2020

Run flat tyres, tyre repair kits, or spare tyres. Which is best?

Your car ownership experience isn’t complete without having at least one flat tyre incident. For this, manufacturers have given us full-sized spares, space-savers, run-flat tyres, and even tyre repair kits. What you have in your car has been pre-determined by the manufacturer. The question is, which is the best? The answer depends on the type of driver you are, the type of commute you do, and where you live. Each option offers its own pros and cons. 1. Full-sized spares A full-sized spare is ide


Jun 9, 2020

J.D. Power study: Michelin is best tyre brand of 2021, outranks Pirelli, Goodyear

Customers are very happy when it comes to Michelin tyres, according to J.D. Power's 2021 Original Equipment Tyre Customer Satisfaction Survey. So happy, that they've voted it to be the most satisfactory original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brand in every category, trumping brands like Pirelli and Goodyear. The U.S.-based study is based on responses from 26,131 owners of 2018 and 2019 model-year vehicles. Metrics of the study factor in the absence of tyre-related issues, as well as appearance an


Apr 2, 2021

Why is my tyre shop trying to sell me nitrogen gas inflation?

You might have come across this scenario while sending your car to your neighbourhood tyre shop – after the job is done, whatever it may be, the tyre shop will try to upsell you nitrogen gas inflation for your tyres. You will mostly be shown some materials or be told that it is better to fill your tyres with pure nitrogen rather than regular air. You will also be told that nitrogen-filled tyres will save you fuel, prolong the lifespan of your tyre, require lesser maintenance, and are better for


Sep 6, 2019

Tyre blowout while driving: This is how you maintain control and avoid crashing

You’re driving on the highway at 90 km/h, listening to your favourite tune and jamming along to the lyrics, when all of a sudden you heard a loud boom coming from the rear. In that split second, you noticed the rear end of your car and steering doesn’t feel quite right, and your natural instinct is to brake amidst the chaos. It that the right action though? In this article, we’re going to take a look on how tyre blowout occurs, and what is the appropriate response that will either save you and/o

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

May 14, 2020

We’ve bought a Perodua Ativa for a long-term review and tear down!

So, we’ve bought a Perodua Ativa for a long-term review. Having booked the car in January 2021 (way before the virtual launch), we’re one of the early customers to receive the car. All along, we've been pestering the showroom to expedite the delivery, and we're very happy that it's finally here. What did we order? We’ve opted for the AV variant with a two-tone paint job, featuring the “Pearl Delima Red” body colour and black roof. No “Gear Up” kit here, since we prefer to keep things simple and


Mar 19, 2021

Save money and drive safe with these three tyre care tips

They’re the only part connecting you to the road yet so easily forgotten. Tyres are one of the most important parts of your car, so take care of them through these three simple steps and they’ll take care of you. 1. Don’t forget to inflate! It’s a simple tip but one of the most important things you’ll need to know - inflate your tyres! It’s super simple - just know the basics of your tyre size and follow the correct pressure guide, usually located on the driver’s door pillar. It’s just a matter


Jul 12, 2020

How sneaker makers like Nike can teach tyre companies about influencing its buyers

It is amazing how much time and internet juice is spent trying to explain that tyre choices matter. Not too long ago we made a post about why when it comes to tyres you get what you pay for. And it is good to see that for many of our readers, it isn’t news to them. This time around let’s outline a suggestion that may make people care more about the tyres they buy. And for that, we will use an economic theory known as the Diamond-Water Paradox, or better known as the Paradox of Value. The Diamond


Oct 9, 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 encouragin


Sep 24, 2020

Here's the top tyre choices for 13- to 17-inches in 2020!

Tyres. It's a longtime topic. Yes, other parts exist, yes they are equally important but tyres are the only parts connecting you to the road. Which is why it's very important to make the right choices, especially in a market that's absolutely flooded with subpar-quality tyres for not much cheaper, really. Recommendations Not all tyres are equal, so in this guide we'll list five main tyre categories and recommend one tyre for each size. The prices are taken from several online tyre shops. For thi


Sep 19, 2020

Review: Driving the world's first 2020 Honda City RS with i-MMD in Malaysia

Before we go any further, we need to establish two things. First, the all-new fifth generation 2020 Honda City RS e:HEV hybrid (GN series) is yet to be launched in Malaysia. Second, prices have not been announced. However, we were given an early preview drive in the all-new 2020 City, in its range topping RS guise, on the condition that we don't mention anything about City's interior – that will have to wait until the car is launched. We were only given a two-lap drive around the Melaka Internat


Sep 25, 2020

Owner Review: No turbo, no problem - My Honda Civic 1.8S

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Honda Civic 1.8 S owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of Wapcar. Facebook: Jia Cherng Introduction The Honda Civic, a car that I always thought was gorgeous, even from the Civic EK, Civic EG series I thought it looked amazing! As I have been a grease monkey since the day I was born, the only ever toys I had were cars. My parents would just give me a 1:64 model GTR and that would be enough for me to last the day without crying or w

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Jul 11, 2020

Costs RM 64, our Ativa goes for its 1k km inspection - Long-term Review #5

It turns out doing 1,000 km in one week wasn’t so hard after all. Having done a good mix of city and slight highway driving, we’ve successfully run-in the Perodua Ativa last week and we have sent it in for a 1,000 km inspection last Friday. So, we booked our appointment at Perodua Service Sungai Penchala for 10 am. Everything went according to schedule and Cik Tiva was hoisted as soon as we finished talking with the service consultant. What does the 1,000 km inspection entail? Not much actually.


Mar 30, 2021

Quick Review: 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross in Malaysia, the proper benchmark for family SUVs

Toyota Corolla Cross The 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross is now finally launched in Malaysia and we had a brief session with it, bringing you a first drive review of Toyota’s latest SUV. No matter how much “enthusiasts” complain about SUVs, consumers just cannot get enough of tall-riding, big cars, and I am completely on the consumer's side. SUVs are practical, offer great outward visibility and generous ground clearance (especially for our roads). For a sensible family man like myself, what is there

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Mar 25, 2021

6 little things we like about our Ativa – long term review #7

As we drive our Ativa for more than two weeks, the excitement of owning a brand-new car has worn out. We’ve started to see more Ativas on the road too, and Cik Tiva doesn’t attract as much attention as she used to in the first few days. Worn out excitement aside, there are some little plus points that we find worth highlighting, in case the thought of buying an Ativa ever crossed your mind. The subject matter of its decent powertrain and suspension have been discussed multiple times, so now, let


Apr 10, 2021

Quick review: 2021 Perodua D55L – The best Perodua to date?

The question that many of you guys have been waiting for is almost here – how well does the upcoming 2021 Perodua D55L drive? Keep in mind that this review was done at Perodua's Rawang test track, but no photos were allowed. Apart from opening bookings a week ago, Perodua has only revealed estimated prices of the D55L. The D55L range kicks off with the X variant, priced from RM 62,500, while the H variant is price from RM 67,300. As for the range-topping AV variant, its estimated price is RM 73,


Feb 24, 2021

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

Racing simulator – 6 langkah dan cara mudah untuk anda berlumba bawah RM 1,000!

Adakah anda berhajat untuk memasuki trek Sepang tetapi tidak berani untuk jejak kaki di trek sebenar? Atau anda seorang kaki permainan video yang ingin mencuba benda baru? Takpun, anda dah bosan sangat duduk kat rumah disebabkan PKP? Jika salah satu daripada persoalan ini timbul dalam minda anda, anda bertuah kerana saya sendiri adalah pengguna racing simulator ini sejak dari 2005, dan saya ingin kongsikan 6 langkah cara mudah untuk mulakannya! Perlu kami ingatkan bahawa kos serendah RM 1,000 in

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Feb 20, 2021

Maserati Levante Trofeo Launch Edition lands in Malaysia – 3.8 Ferrari V8 twin turbo, from RM 838k

Naza Italia, the official distributor of Maserati vehicles in Malaysia today launched the Maserati Levante Trofeo Launch Edition at a closed-door private preview. Only 100 units of the Launch Edition are produced globally, and Naza Italia is able to bring in three units in a palette of three unique colours: Blu Emozione Matte, Giallo Modenese, and Rosso Magma with Nerissimo package. The Launch Edition is identical to the Levante Trofeo, which is fitted with a 3.8-litre Ferrari V8 twin-turbo prod

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Jun 4, 2020

Maserati Levante Trofeo Launch Edition kini di Malaysia – 3.8 Ferrari V8 twin turbo, dari RM 838k

Naza Italia, pengedar rasmi Maserati di Malaysia telah melancarkan model Maserati Levante Trofeo Launch Edition di acara prebiu pintu tertutup tempoh hari. Hanya 100 unit Launch Edition dihasilkan oleh Maserati untuk pasaran dunia, dan Naza Italia Berjaya membawa masuk tiga unit SUV berprestasi tinggi ini dengan tiga warna unik: Blu Emozione Matte, Giallo Modense dan Rosso Magma dengan pakej Nerissimo. Model Launch Edition ini sama dengan varian Levante Trofeo yang datang dengan enjin 3.8 liter

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Jun 5, 2020

Does the Perodua Ativa (D55L) come with a spare wheel?

Although spare wheels are no longer offered in many premium cars (replaced with either run-flat tyres or tyre repair kits), spare wheels are still important for consumers shopping at the lower-end of the price spectrum. Prior to the Perodua Ativa’s (D55L) local launch, many Facebook users were saying that the Perodua Ativa doesn’t come with a spare wheel. This is not true. All variants of the Perodua Ativa come with a spare wheel. Full sized ones too, not those skinny 60 – 80 km/h speed limit sp


Mar 3, 2021

Review: Toyota Vios - This over the Honda City?

(2019 Toyota Vios prices and specs | Gallery) To begin with, a full disclosure – my daily is a 2014 (third generation pre-facelift) Toyota Vios and some bias may be involved in this review, but not in the way that you think, it's actually against the Toyota Vios. Personally, the Toyota Vios has never been appealing because to me, it is merely a means to avoid our national brands. And when my family decided to get one back in 2014, needless to say I wasn't particularly thrilled by the news. But p


Feb 10, 2020

Video: 2020 Proton X50 review in Malaysia, is it really better than the Honda HR-V?

Much of the buzz in the automotive scene in 2020 was surrounding the Proton X50. The hype for Proton’s latest B-segment SUV is off the charts. So much so that Proton is having trouble to deliver new cars to their customers. We have detailed in full on all the pros and cons of the Proton X50 in a written review. But here is a quick recap if you are short on time. The X50 competes in an increasingly popular segment because buyers love the tall-ish driving position but without the bulkiness of a C-

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Jan 23, 2021

Quick Review: 2020 Proton X50 – does it live up to the hype?

This is it. Well, by "it" we mean the first test drive of the 2020 Proton X50, not the prices just yet. For that we'll have to wait for the official launch, which we predict will happen sometime in October. This is a short media Proton X50 test drive session arranged by Proton at Sepang International Circuit. While prices for the Proton X50 have yet to be announced, we do know its variants and specifications from the preview. To recap, there are 2 engine options - first is a 1.5-litre multi-poin


Sep 30, 2020

Toyo Tires Proxes CR1 launched in Malaysia  – Improved safety and priced from RM 160

Toyo Tires has launched their latest Proxes CR1 passenger car and SUV tyres in Malaysia. The Proxes CR1 models are claimed to have four distinct benefits namely Silent, Safety, High-Grade and Comfort. Silent The Proxes CR1 produces 11% less road noise compared to its predecessor, the Nano Energy 3. The Poxes CR1 uses noise reducing materials inside the tyre. Pitch noise is dispersed by the silent wall and out-in different pitch arrangement. A noise protection sheet is incorporated within the con


Nov 21, 2020

Review: Mercedes-Benz A250 AMG Line sedan - is it RM 48k better than the 218i GC?

When I was collecting the keys to the Mercedes-Benz A250 AMG Line sedan, I thought to myself, "Please, please be good." Mercedes-Benz, as a brand, holds a special place in my heart. Growing up, my folks owned both the W201 190E and the W124 260E. Both were from an era where Mercedes cars were ridiculously over-engineered. So much so, the 190E became my first car. So, you can understand if I am rooting for modern Mercedes cars to be good (it's been a bit of a hit-and-miss). Will this one be any g


Mar 21, 2021

Owner Review: From touge monster to highway cruiser  - My Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6

** This article is the personal experience of a 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6 SE owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Han Eujin About my Volkswagen Golf GTI This is my 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6 SE which I purchased back in 2018 from a second-hand dealer in Ipoh. This Volkswagen Golf GTI is the SE version, the last batch of facelifted MK6 arrived to Malaysia. Facelift include front DRL, sunroof, full-colour touch- screen infotainment system and standard 18” Detr

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Aug 3, 2020