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Used Mercedes-Benz CLA for RM 105k, what are the issues to look out for?

Probably the sleekest and sexiest model in the Mercedes-Benz compact series is the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The CLA offered those that prefer a more modern look over the classic sedans that Mercedes-Benz had on offer a compromise with the CLA. Unfortunately, you can no longer purchase a standard CLA new as MBM only has the CLA 45 on sale now, but there are still plenty on the used car market. But what are the issues to look out for? Common issues To find out more about the common issues on the Mercede


Feb 7, 2021

Why the current-generation Nissan Almera still makes sense for some

To some, the Nissan Almera is an easy target to hate on – it’s far from being good-looking, and rivals such as the Honda City and Toyota Vios have practically made the Nissan irrelevant. With that said, we reckon that the market still has a space for the Almera. Here’s why. For starters, the Almera is a massive upgrade for people that are upgrading from much older cars; think Nissan Sunny, Perodua Kancil or Proton Iswara and you’ll get the picture. Despite having just 2 airbags and ABS, the Alme


Apr 11, 2020

Perodua issues fuel pump recalls for 2018/2019 Perodua Myvi

Looks like the Perodua Myvi is affected by the global fuel pump issues as well. Following the recalls issued by UMW Toyota (UMWT) for Toyota and Lexus vehicles and Honda Malaysia in June, Perodua has also issued a recall for their third-generation Perodua Myvi. The global fuel pump recall exercise was first issued by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in March 2020. The recall affected over 3.2 million vehicles under the corporation and looks like this includes Daihatsu as well. TMC first started lo


Aug 7, 2020

Proton launches new logo and tagline, X70 CKD first to receive new logo

Two years after partnering with Geely, Proton announced today a new logo today and new tagline to mark a new chapter in the company's growth. The new, almost 'Thundercat-like' logo, is an evolution of Proton's current Malaysian tiger motive design, but has been polished further to emphasize the four core elements of the brand's message - strength, agility, courageous, and pride. The previous tagline of 'It's In The Drive' has now been replaced with 'Inspiring Connections,' which is more current


Sep 24, 2019

Bermaz: CKD Kia Seltos and Carnival not until 2022, priority is to rebuild after-sales

Looking forward to the new, lower priced locally-assembled (CKD) Kia Seltos and Kia Carnival? Sorry but you will need to temper your expectations slightly. Bermaz Auto, the parent company of Dinamikjaya, the new distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, revealed today that it takes between 12 to 18 months to setup a CKD project, implying that no new CKD Kia models will be launched in Malaysia in the near-term. Dinamikjaya’s immediate priority is to rebuild trust in the Kia brand, solve outstandin


Apr 2, 2021

Proton acknowledges spare parts shortage problem, reaches out to customers in need

Like any organization experiencing rapid growth and change, there will be growing pains. Proton is experiencing this first hand, not just with supply issues of the very high in demand Proton X50, but also shortage in spare parts supply for its service centres. To Proton’s credit, the company has taken a very brave move to publically acknowledge the shortcomings in its after-sales services. At today’s announcement of Proton’s February 2021 sales performance, Proton said it recorded its highest ev


Mar 2, 2021

Proton Perdana 'Accordana' for RM 50k; Proton price for Honda reliability?

Although it feels like the Proton Perdana has been around for a long time, Proton’s flagship sedan has only gone through 2 generation changes. The latest iteration was affectionately nicknamed the ‘Accordana’ and was discontinued back in 2019. The Perdana is now on sale in the used car market for around RM 50,000, should you get this Proton but with Honda reliability? Background The Proton Perdana was the flagship model for Proton for many years, so it sports all the best amenities that were fit


Apr 11, 2021

Proton says the Saga outsold the Perodua Bezza, but did it really?

The updated Proton Saga is now the best-selling model in the A-segment class. According to Proton, the Proton Saga had broken the 4,000 unit sales per month barrier for three consecutive months, bringing its cumulative sales for 2019 to 34,422 units. The number represents a 32 percent year-on-year growth. “The Saga has been a big success for Proton since its launch in August. In just four months, we have already achieved more than 35,000 bookings and currently, every unit our factory can deliver


Dec 4, 2019

Malaysia mulls CO2 emission as requirement for EEV, more hybrids to come?

The Malaysian government is drafting a proposal to tighten requirements to qualify for excise tax deductions under the Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEV) program. EEV is a tax incentive package for fuel efficient, locally-assembled cars. Not to be confused with EV (electric vehicles), EEV is technology-neutral and encompasses all types of powertrain. Currently, EEV incentives are decided on a case by case basis, based on several factors including (but not limited to) the value of project and econom


Dec 17, 2020

Rendered: Proton S50, the C-segment saloon Malaysia deserves?

Although Proton has introduced two SUVs to the market (X50 & X70), interest for a sedan Proton still remains high. Thus, the speculation of an upcoming Proton S50 intrigued many of us. That is quite understandable since Proton has given the people some decent saloons in the past. One that had so much promise was the Proton Preve. The Proton Preve was a C-segment saloon with high ambitions of being a global car. It was good looking, and had styling cues similar to the Honda City and Kia Forte of


Feb 3, 2021

2020 Proton X70 CKD 7-speed wet DCT is tested in Malaysia, lifespan of 350k km

One major highlight of the newly launched locally-assembled (CKD) 2020 Proton X70 is the adoption of a new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that replaces the conventional 6-speed torque converter automatic. Most Malaysians would be familiar with the term DCT (dual-clutch transmission) no thanks to the Volkswagen DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) and Ford PowerShift that started the discussion of DCT reliability. Since then, DCTs have become something that consumers would actively avoid or at

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Feb 12, 2020

Used Proton Inspira for RM 20k! This or the Mitsubishi Lancer?

It has been 5 years since Proton has discontinued sales of the Proton Inspira, but demand for the car has yet to wane and finding a good used unit is like looking for a needle in the haystack. But for RM 20,000, should you still get a used Proton Inspira or should you just opt for the Inspira’s donor car, the Mitsubishi Lancer instead? The Proton Inspira has always been an interesting product. It came years after Proton has proudly moved on from just rebadging Mitsubishi vehicles and started pro


Dec 17, 2020

Perodua Ativa (D55L) to hit Toyota Vios/Honda City, not Proton X50 the hardest

The diminishing presence of sedans as more buyers move away from traditional 3-box bodystyle sedans to two-box SUVs will intensify further with the impending launch of the 2021 Perodua Ativa (D55L). Previously, this trend was only observed in the higher range D-segment Toyota Camry/Honda Accord and C-segment Toyota Corolla Altis/Honda Civic class of vehicles, as buyers move to the Honda HR-V/Honda CR-V/Proton X70. At the lower-end of the affordability spectrum, traditional B-segment sedans like


Feb 21, 2021

Here are the cars that will be launched in Malaysia after the MCO lifts

Plans from car manufacturers to launch new models have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and MCO, and some are pushed back to 2021. So here are the cars that will likely arrive within this year after the MCO has been lifted. 2020 Honda BR-V facelift Order books for the Honda BR-V facelift has been opened before the enforcement of the MCO. Honda Malaysia says they will BRB with the BR-V. This facelift exercise is mostly cosmetic, with new front grille and bumpers, new 16-inch wheels, and a s


Apr 22, 2020

New 2020 Perodua Bezza vs Proton Saga vs Proton Persona – A bigger option for the same price?

The new 2020 Perodua Bezza is the natural rival to the Proton Saga in the A-Segment sedan market, but with the highest spec Advance (AV) priced at RM 49,980, there are other options that you should consider in the bigger B-Segment – the Proton Persona 1.6 Executive. Take a look at the overview: Evidently, the Premium spec Saga is the cheapest of the lot as compared to both the Bezza 1.3 AV and Persona 1.6 Executive on paper. That being said, let’s compare the specs and equipment levels offered i

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Mar 12, 2020

20 years later, is the Proton Waja a dream or a nightmare?

It has been 20 years since the Proton Waja was launched. In 2000, Proton was just entering its 15th year of automotive production and during those years, they were dominating the Malaysian car market thanks to the laws that protect the national carmaker from imported rivals. At this point, all of Proton’s line-up consisted of rebadged Mitsubishis and a single rebadged Citroen. The Saga/Iswara had been chugging along since 1985 with old but reliable technology and the Wira consistently topped sal

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Jul 1, 2020

Volvo announces biggest global recall - 2 million cars affected

Volvo Cars have just announced its biggest global recall ever. Around 2 million cars worldwide will be recalled as a preventive measure after an internal discovery of weakened front seat belt cables by the company. According to Volvo this wear and tear issue very rarely happens but states that this recall is a preventive safety recall to avoid future issues. Affected models include: Volvo S60 Volvo S60L Volvo S60 Cross Country Volvo V60 Volvo V60 Cross Country Volvo XC60 Volvo V70 Volvo XC70 Vol

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Jul 2, 2020

Owner Review: My family own this car since I was born and now it's mine - My 1997 (The JET) Proton Saga Iswara 1.3S

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Basic information about my car 1997 (The JET) Proton Saga Iswara 1.3S Reasons why I bought this car My family needed a car for transporting a baby (which was me by the way). The reason we picked this car because at the time it had massive boot space and ample room in the cabin and we heard stories of how reliable the Mitsubishi version Saga’s w

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Dec 12, 2020

Owner Review: So Proud of Getting a National Car! My Journey with the Proton Persona

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Proton Persona 1.6 Premium CVT owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar Facebook: Louis Lim My white 2019 Proton Persona 1.6 Premium CVT was bought about 4 months ago at a price of around RM55k. As I was still a student going for internship soon at that time, I needed my first car to travel to work every day. Due to budget constraint, I had to choose a local car that fits my budget. Therefore, I was left with a few choices an

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Jun 19, 2020

15 more new 2020 models still left to be launched in Malaysia

We are into the second half of 2020 and if it not for Covid-19 and MCO, a lot more new models would’ve been launched in Malaysia by now. With five more months to go before the year ends, some models that were originally planned for 2020 might have to be pushed to next year. So what are the remaining models that are due to be launched soon and which are the ones that will be delayed? Here are our predictions. Perodua Myvi facelift (2020 launch – high possibility) Malaysia’s best-selling car is du


Jul 14, 2020

Current Isuzu D-Max in Malaysia selling out fast, all-new model coming sooner than expected?

Back in early-2020, we reported that the all-new RG-generation Isuzu D-Max won’t be arriving in Malaysia until 2022, but that could soon change. Also Read: All-new third generation Isuzu D-Max won’t be in Malaysia until 2022 Recent checks with various Isuzu dealers have indicated that stock is depleting quick, hinting that the next-gen model could arrive sooner than expected. As such, it is very likely for Isuzu Malaysia to introduce the all-new Isuzu D-Max in Malaysian as soon as the first half


Mar 4, 2021

No replacement planned yet for ageing Proton Saga, BMA platform too costly

The current generation Proton Saga, sometimes referred to as the P2-13A Saga, has been on the market since 2016. To keep it ahead of its biggest competitor the Perodua Bezza, Proton gave the A-segment Proton Saga sedan a mid-lifecycle facelift in 2019, adding a new touch screen infotainment, and a new Hyundai-sourced 4-speed automatic replacing the previous car’s lousy CVT, and more importantly, drop its price to be lower than the Bezza. Since the current Saga is basically a heavily modified ver


Dec 17, 2020

Next-gen Proton Persona imagined, no more ugly boot?

The Proton Persona is the most affordable B-segment saloon and is the only one to offer a standard manual transmission. However, looks are not a strength of the B- Proton Persona. While we are still anticipating the 2021 Proton Persona, photo manipulator Theophilus Chin has reimagined the current Proton Persona with new proportions. In these renders, the Persona’s tall body and large rear end are a lot less obvious. The front end is clearly from a Proton Persona, and the taillights are reminisce


Jan 18, 2021

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD is ready, but you can’t buy it yet

Proton announced yesterday that the first locally-assembled 2020 Proton X70 (CKD) has rolled off the company’s Tanjung Malim production line. CKD is short for knocked down (CKD) kits, essentially a very complex Lego set, with major components like engine, transmission and body structure coming from China, to be assembled in Malaysia together with other locally-sourced components. Although production of the 2020 Proton X70 CKD has commenced, the model will not go on sale just yet. Proton says the


Dec 14, 2019

Proton-designed Geely-based models by 2026

During a recent interview session with Proton chief designer Azlan Othman and Geely Design Shanghai vice president Guy Burgoyne, we learnt that Proton will progress from merely rebadging Geely models, but will instead feature Proton-designed upper bodies. This will mark a massive departure from the current Proton-badged Geely models, namely the Proton X50 and Proton X70, seeing that both models have minimal differences from their Chinese donor cars. Recall that the Proton X50 and Proton X70 look


Mar 10, 2021

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia donates RM 35k and several laptops to various organisation

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) continues their yearly CSR efforts with a cash and laptop donation to various organisations. MMM donated a total of RM 35,000 to the First International Soccer Academy (FISA). The Pertubuhan Kebajikan Yesuwin Mahligai Selangor (PKYMS) and the Arthritis Foundation Malaysia (AFM) received laptops instead. The company’s donation to FISA is a show of support for the organisation’s efforts to encourage young adults and children, particularly from the B40 family, to fi


Mar 16, 2021

Geely-Volvo: RON95 is enough for your Proton X50, RON97 won’t add more power

“Are you sure that RON 95 is enough? This is a turbocharged engine leh.” That’s a pretty common phrase when it comes to ownership of turbocharged cars like the recently-introduced Proton X50, as many will tell you than RON 95 just isn’t enough for your high-performance engine. But is it really the case? In a recent virtual interview with CEVT’s Director of Powertrain Strategy Dr. Håkan Sandquist that was hosted by Geely, he said that RON 95 is sufficient for the Proton X50’s 1.5-litre turbocharg


Dec 16, 2020

Spyshot: LED headlights on the new 2021 Proton Iriz and Proton Persona?

Earlier spyshots of the upcoming new 2021 Proton Iriz and its sedan sibling, the Proton Persona, often centered around the duo’s exterior and interior, with each spyshot revealing a bit more information. This time around, a spyshot depicting the front of the new Iriz Active in the dark seemingly confirms yet another new feature will be introduced on selected variants the duo – LED headlights. That said, according to our friends over at Funtasticko, LED headlights could be range-topping variant-o


Feb 1, 2021

Evolution of the Proton Saga in 35 years  - The pride of Malaysia or wasted potential?

Proton was one of the few carmakers to emerge from the 80s (coincidentally, Geely was also part of that small batch). The first car to bear the Proton name was the Proton Saga. Based on the Mitsubishi Lancer Fiore, the Saga was a big deal for Malaysia when it first came to fruition in 1985. Thirty five years later, the Saga remains highly relevant. The compact saloon is affordable and perfect for young families. It is a worthy successor to the “Saga” name. Having evolved over 35 years, the Saga


Oct 26, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD, here’s why the Geely Boyue Pro is not for Malaysia

The newly launched 2020 Proton X70 CKD garnered a lot of attention due to its enhanced features and most importantly lower price tag. However, some netizens were harping on the fact that the improved 2020 X70 CKD is not the Geely Boyue Pro. Well for starters, to introduce a new design on a model that’s only been on the market for a little over a year does not make business sense in the automotive industry. The X70 is still fresh to the market and is not due for a model revamp just yet. However,

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Feb 18, 2020