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Owner Review: My Perodua Kelisa - Great car for those who are thinking of getting their first car

** This article is the personal experience of a 2003 Perodua Kelisa 1.0GXi Manual owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Shermann Jit SinghMy small Little Kelisa is a first Generation Perodua Kelisa from the year of 2003 with the 1.0GXi  Manual variant. My SLK short for Small Little Kelisa had an engine swap last year due to the standard engine being old and was high in mileage by the previous owner caused it to give way, as the piston rings were the main culprit. I had

Owner Review

Owner Review

Sep 14, 2020

The evolution of Perodua “kosong” spec cars

Cars are expensive. We usually take 5, 7, or even 9 years just to pay them off. Some of us may take the Dave Ramsey route of avoiding loans, but that’s not a popular thing to do. With the tight-budgeted consumer in mind, auto manufacturers have provided us with base spec or “kosong” spec cars.As basic as they are, they serve the purpose of taking you from one place to another. A “kosong” spec car may have been your first car, the company car, or the car you lea

Arif

Arif

Sep 27, 2020

Evolusi kereta Perodua spec ‘kosong’. Apa yang berubah dalam kereta ini?

Perodua AxiaKereta adalah antara pembelian termahal kita. Biasanya masa selama 5, 7, atau bahkan 9 tahun diambil hanya untuk membayarnya. Sebilangan daripada kita mungkin mengambil jalan yang kurang popular dengan mengelakkan pinjaman. Apabila pengeluar kenderaan mempertimbangkan bajet pengguna yang ketat, pengeluar kenderaan telah menawarkan sebuah kenderaan spesifikasi asas atau kereta spec "kosong".Secara asasnya, kereta bertujuan untuk membawa anda dari satu tempat ke suatu tempat

Haris

Haris

Sep 30, 2020

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

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

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

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

PDRM busts clone car syndicates involving used car dealer and insurance companies

A syndicate specialising in cloning cars by tampering the chassis number and forging documents was recently busted by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM). In the process, 19 vehicles, including luxury cars amounting to a total of RM 3.5 million, were confiscated.Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said in a press conference at the KL police headquarters that PDRM first received a tip of the syndicate back on February 2 when KL CID raided a used car dealership in Cheras.Duri

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 8, 2021

COTY 2020: Which car deserves to be WapCar's Car of the Year 2020?

Could it be the Xpander, X50, or Hilux Rogue?2020 has been a challenging year for many but it is coming to an end. Still, there have been some exciting cars launched in spite of these trying times.With that being said, bringing this year to a close is WapCar’s first-ever Car of the Year awards, and you can be a part of it!Fancy the new Almera?That’s right, you can help to choose the cars that deserve our coveted prize (which is probably an Oscar trophy with Adrian’s face)! Voti

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 16, 2020

Mod My Car:  Shopping for a niche 15-year old car - My Subaru Impreza WRX STI

** This article is the personal experience of a 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Timothy Tam↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓I first fell in love with JDMs back in 2003, fuelled by 2 Fast 2 Furious and Need For Speed: Underground. I used to spend hours on end customizing my cars on NFS:U and always wanted to own one of them one day, with the Skyline R34, Evo and Impreza being my favourites. Fast forward 15 y

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 21, 2020

Khairy: Third national car? Never even discussed

The third national car company project has been a very controversial topic among Malaysians ever since it was proposed. Even with a change in government, the project seemed to be ongoing despite not knowing where some of the funds went.Interestingly, another minister has said that the third national car project might not even be considered for development. This was first pointed out by Careta.Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin has said in a townhall livestrea

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 21, 2020

Running in your new car, still relevant?

Running in (or breaking in) your new car is a standard practice that has been recommended by car manufacturers for the longest time.The task is simple – drive the car until the designated mileage set for the first service (anything from 1,000-2,000 km), but do not exceed 3,000-4,000 rpm to let all the mechanical bits ‘set in’.However, automotive technology have advanced tremendously in the automotive world, with manufacturers utilizing better quality materials for the mechanica

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 31, 2020

Mazda 3 TCR race car revealed

The Mazda 3 Touring Car Racing (TCR) is the latest addition to Mazda’s motorsports program, which will hit the racetrack in 2020.Information on specifications are scarce but what we do know is that power comes from a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, making 350 horses mated to a 6-speed transmission with paddle shifters.The designers have spent countless hours to ensure that the Mazda 3 TCR is compliant with all TCR regulations and flows with the smooth lines on the Mazda 3, retain

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 4, 2019

Flux it with a monthly car subscription plan

Instead of renting a car or financial agility packages, Flux offers either a monthly subscription or a 3-year plan for the car you pick.All you have to do is head to their website www.driveflux.com, pick a car from their wide range of selection and then pick your subscription plan.Month to month subscription plan Flux offers allows total flexibility while the 3-year for best value.Users will then be require to pick a mileage package between Lite, Standard and Unlimited. These packages offer

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 11, 2019

6 traits that make a great handling car

Every so often, you find people in the motoring fraternity raving about a certain car that has sublime handling, and is a joy to drive. What does it even mean? Beyond good looks, there’s a lot going on under the skin that can determine how well a car drives. Let’s dive into what makes a car handle great, in a road driving context.Balanced chassisHonda S2000: A chassis ahead of its timeA car’s chassis is the starting point of vehicle dynamics. A great-handling car usually has a

Jason

Jason

Dec 6, 2020

Xiaomi teases new car, but there's a twist

It seems that Xiaomi could be hinting the launch of a new car based on a now-deleted image on Xiaomi’s Weibo account. But wait, there’s a twist!The photo of this Suzuki Jimny resembling-car was uploaded on Xiaomi’s social media account. Speculations have been going around on social media that Xiaomi will be producing yet another new car.Bestune T77 SUV shownXiaomi Baojun E300 shownThis isnt the first car Xiaomi has ever launched. Back in 2019, they collaborated with Bestune to

Brian

Brian

Jun 29, 2020

How often should you service your car?

Many people have different theories as to when they should service their cars. Some swears by the owner’s manual, others follow their gut feel. The latter, which we strongly advise against.First, let’s break down the science. A ‘regular service’ includes an engine oil change along with an inspection of all relevant components. There are many factors that affect the interval, or frequency, of your oil change process.Traditionally, it is recommended to change your oil every

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 27, 2019

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

“National Car” to be defined in NAP 2019

In view of the soon-to-be launched third national car, Chief Executive Officer of Automotive, Robotic and IoT Institute (MARii), Datuk Madani Sahari has said the criteria of “National Car” will be defined in the new National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2019.“There is a need for the automobile industry to move away from petrol-based engines to hybrid and electric ones,” said Datuk Madani, as quoted by Bernama. Last month, Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad said that the t

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 18, 2019

Since when MBSA officers offer car wash services?

If ever anything can go wrong during a car wash, it is when the carwash workers abandoned the car halfway through the wash. This Perodua Axia owner almost had to remove the suds on her own when MBSA officers decided to help her out.According to the owner’s Tweet, the carwash workers abandoned their posts when officers of the Shah Alam Municipal Council (MBSA) arrived to raid the carwash. All the workers were foreigners and would have been arrested if they were caught.Unfortunately for the

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 28, 2020

What paperwork do you need before selling your car?

Car photo created by standret - www.freepik.comIt’s time to sell your car. You’ve already figured out how to get the highest price and how to clean the interior, but how do you sell your car without going through a used car dealer?Assuming that you’ve somehow managed to find for a buyer that’s willing to buy your old car, there are some steps to follow before you can sell off your old car.Also Read: Selling your car soon? Heres how to ensure you get the highest priceIf it

Eric

Eric

Apr 6, 2021

Concept kei car from Mitsubishi teased

Along with the MI-Tech concept, Mitsubishi has also teased the Super Height K-Wagon, a concept kei car. Kei cars are popular in Japan for its price and convenience. Its boxy design maximizes interior space while the compact dimensions makes it easy to park.It features the MI-Pilot assistance for highway driving in the same-lane, forward collision mitigation braking, mis-acceleration mitigation and other advanced active safety systems.The Super Height K-Wagon and the MI-Tech will be exh

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 9, 2019

Used car shopping: 6 tips for checking the engine

So, you want to buy a used car. Maybe it’s a project car, a unique car model you’ve always wanted, or a car model that’s not sold brand new in Malaysia. If your reason for buying a used car is a tight budget, you might want to consider other options like public transportation or a motorcycle.If you’re still here after reading that, we assume you’re serious about this, regardless of your reasons. Well, there’s a long list of things to look out for when buying u

Arif

Arif

Aug 15, 2020

Kinabalu Park car park collapses in massive landslide

The public car park adjacent to the Kinabalu National Park has collapsed due to incessant rain over the past week. A viral video has been circulating around social media showing the extend of the damage though the 2-lane road next to it is not affected.Located at km 20 Jalan Ranau-Tamparuli in the Kundasang highlands in Ranau, the district police chief, Sammy Newton, believed that the landslide happened earlier this morning as the police department was alerted at 7.15 am.He told reporters that t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 20, 2021

Volvo Car Malaysia extends its factory warranty for free

Volvo Car Malaysia has revised its warranty programme to a factory five-years/unlimited mileage for all privately owned Volvo cars registered from 1 January 2021 onwards. This comes after the announcement of the hybrid battery warranty extension.In previous years, Volvo car owners were entitled to the standard three-year/100,000km factory warranty with a combined two-years/20,000km Extended Warranty Programme (EWP) provided by an external insurance partner.Now with the introduction of the extend

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 4, 2021

Why scheduled oil changes are important for your car

The most “car maintenance” some us have done ourselves have probably been checking the engine oil dipstick, ATF dipstick, or at the very least, refilling the wiper fluid. Popping the hood is an unusual activity these days and is usually a sign of a broken car.The late Irv Gordon clocked 3.2 million miles in his Volvo P1800Good regular maintenance can extend the service life of your car, and there are many aspects of car maintenance that we can talk about. To keep things short, we&rsq

Arif

Arif

Jun 26, 2020