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Japan too has a problem with cars driving against traffic

The problem of motorists riding/driving against traffic is not unique to Malaysia, although your Facebook feeds will give you that it’s a growing problem confined only to Malaysia. Yesterday, a 35-year old man in Japan was killed when his Honda N-Box was hit head-on by a Toyota Crown driven by a 78-year old man who was driving against traffic. The incident happened yesterday 6-January, at 12.40 am at the Nishimeihan Expressway in Yamatokōriyama city, in Nara prefecture. The younger driver died o


Jan 7, 2021

Benelli RSF 150i, kurang popular tapi tetap mengancam

Benelli RSF 150i mungkin kurang terkenal berbanding pesaingnya dalam kelas 'Super Moped'. Tetapi, jentera jenama dari Itali ini tidak kurang hebat, tak kira dari sudut prestasi atau reka bentuk. Dibawa masuk ke pasaran Malaysia pada 2017, ramai yang menyatakan RSF 150i tidak mampu bersaing dalam segmen ini namun mereka membuktikan tanggapan itu tak tepat. Malah, syarikat yang bertanggungjawab memasarkan jenama itu di Malaysia, Mforce Bike Holdings tampil melancarkan versi kedua, V2 tahun lalu de


Dec 8, 2020

'Goyang' dengan Exciter 155 VVA! Honda Winner X bakal lebih berkuasa, canggih?

Sejurus Yamaha melancarkan Exiter 155 VVA 2021 serba baharu di Vietnam, ia berjaya mencetuskan 'gundah gulana' buat pesaing utamanya di pasaran negara berkenaan iaitu Honda. Justeru, timbul khabar angin yang menyatakan Honda Motor Vietnam akan menaiktaraf model 'Super Moped' terhangatnya iaitu Winner X versi terbaharu termasuk dengan meningkatkan kapasiti enjinnya kepada 160cc. Seperti diketahui umum terutama kepada peminat Honda, Honda Winner yang dikenali sebagai RS150R di Malaysia dan versi t


Jan 15, 2021

3-cylinder engine vibration, noise, and reliability: Still a problem?

In the recent years, we have welcomed some new three-cylinder engine cars to the world – the Nissan Almera 1.0 turbo, Honda City 1.0 turbo (Thailand), Proton X50, and more excitingly, the Toyota GR Yaris. Even Christian von Koenigsegg has channelled his genius into developing a 600 HP three-cylinder engine. With these developments however, some of us still remain very sceptical of them. We will never forget the underpowered three pots in tiny cars like the Perodua Kancil and Perodua Kelisa. Sure


Jan 24, 2021

My MPV sliding doors are not working, what is the problem?

So, the sliding doors on your MPV decided to fail on you. It could be a Toyota Alphard, Toyota Estima, Toyota Sienta, Nissan Serena, Hyundai Starex, or a Kia Grand Carnival. Manual sliding doors are a lot easier to fix, but power sliding doors are a little bit trickier. Before you rush to any nearby workshop, you might want to check a few things. The solution is usually a lot cheaper than you think it is. 1. Sliding doors hard to open or close? Could be dirty tracks The sliding doors of an MPV m


Jan 29, 2021

Selepas ADV 150, giliran Winner X dilancar 'tak lama lagi' di Malaysia?

Sejurus pelancaran skuter yang paling dinanti-nantikan, Honda ADV 150 selesai minggu lalu, ramai tertanya-tanya apakah model berikutnya yang akan dibawa Boon Siew Honda (BSH) ke pasaran Malaysia selepas ini. Di penghujung pelancaran yang dibuat secara maya berkenaan, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif BSH, Yoshitaka Nakamura berulang kali menyatakan sesuatu yang amat mengujakan iaitu 'tidak lama lagi.' Sebagai info, ADV 150 adalah produk ketiga dilancarkan oleh BSH dalam tempoh empat bulan. Bermula dengan


Feb 10, 2021

Our Ativa’s rattling sound is fixed! What was the problem? - Long-term review #6

It has been about two weeks of ownership with our Perodua Ativa. How have things been? Well, the rattling sound we mentioned previously had gotten really annoying. Every time we drove over abrupt irregularities on the right side, the sound became more and more apparent. We needed to take the Ativa to Sepang on Tuesday to check out some Malaysian-made electric car, so we held off going to the service centre until Wednesday. About two weeks of driving with that sound, we finally checked in at the


Apr 2, 2021

Fix for Proton’s after-sales parts supply shortage underway, IT problem the cause

Proton has been at the receiving end of many angry complaints from customers with regards to its after-sales. Proton dealers are experiencing shortage of not just regular wear and tear replacement parts, but also bigger body and paint parts for collision repairs. You may have read of complaints of customers who have been waiting for months to get parts for their accident-damaged Proton cars. Those complaints are legit but like many things you read on Facebook, the alleged reasons behind the part


Feb 9, 2021

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

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

The one problem with the G20 BMW 3 Series that BMW needs to fix

There is no doubt that about the BMW’s superior dynamics, which is far ahead of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. We absolutely love the way it drives and sounds, even in the four-cylinder 330i. In terms of evolution of character, the G20 BMW 3 Series is closer to the more driver-focused E90 3 Series than the previous F30 model, which closer to the comfort-biased E46 than the sharper handling E90. The G20 BMW 3 Series is more spacious than the E90, without losing any of the excellent dr


Dec 31, 2019

Honda Malaysia Recalled Odyssey and Accord: Problem in Battery Sensor and Door Mirror Component

Since Accord and Odyssey involving a battery sensor failure and defective door mirror component, the Honda Malaysia has announced a product recall. The battery sensor failure is caused by inaccurate forming on the PCB, which could cause a short circuit, resulting in smoke emitting from the bonnet or in the worst case, a fire. 20,233 units of the Honda Accord models are affected, built between 2013 till 2016. The inconsistent surface treatment of the movable contact area, which located inside the


Jul 20, 2019

Spyshot: Tambah teruja, 'Super Moped' Modenas teruskan ujian di Changlun!

Kerjasama di antara Modenas (Motosikal dan Enjin Nasional) dan Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) Jepun sememangnya diharapkan memberi 'nafas' baharu buat syarikat dari Malaysia itu. Menurut laporan media, KHI sudah meningkatkan pegangan saham mereka sebanyak 30 peratus ke atas Modenas sejak 2019 yang membolehkan model Kawasaki dipasarkan untuk syarikat berkenaan. Perkembangan itu jelas memberikan petanda yang positif tetapi tiada sebarang perkhabaran baharu mengenainya sejak daripada itu. Untuk pe


Jan 4, 2021

60% of Selangor roads passed service life, potholes never-ending problem

According to the state Infrastructure and Public Amenities, Agriculture Modernisation and Agro-based Industry committee, some 60 percent of roads in Selangor has reached its service life and many are structurally damaged. This is the main reason why potholes and cracks are a never-ending problem. Committee chairman Izham Hashim said that most of the roads in Selangor are close to 30 to 40 years old or more and past due for an upgrade. He further explained that roads usually reach maturity within


Feb 8, 2021

Giliran Benelli Malaysia lancar model baharu 11 April ini! Pengganti RSF150i?

Tepat pada 1 Januari lalu, Benelli Malaysia menyiarkan video 'teaser' di laman rasmi Facebook mereka mengenai kehadiran sebuah model baharu yang berkemungkinan besar pengganti kepada 'Super moped' RSF150i pada suku pertama tahun ini. Dalam video pendek berkenaan, ia memaparkan dengan jelas imej lampu depan sebuah model yang sememangnya mirip motosikal yang sebelum ini gambarnya tertiris sebagai generasi baharu RSF150i. Bersama tanda pagar #intheblinkofaneye, teaser yang dibuat oleh Benelli Malay


Mar 21, 2021

Spyshot: Satu lagi 'Super moped' sedang diuji di Malaysia, buatan China?

Motosikal dalam segmen kapcai memang laris di negara ini. Sekalipun persaingannya amat sengit, permintaan terhadapnya sentiasa ada termasuklah dalam kategori 'Super moped' atau kapcai bersesaran 150 cc ke atas. Selain daripada dua model iaitu Yamaha Y15ZR dan Honda RS150R yang amat terkenal, dua lagi model yang turut bersaing dalam segmen itu ialah SYM VF3i dan Benelli RFS150i. Semua model dan jenama berkenaan memiliki kelompok peminat yang tersendiri dan memang kerap dilihat di jalan raya ketik


Feb 27, 2021

Suzuki Motor Malaysia bakal lancar 2 model CKD tahun ini. Satria F150, GSX-R150?

Sudah hampir lapan bulan sejak Suzuki Motor Malaysia melancarkan 'teaser' mengenai kehadiran semula model yang disifatkan sebagai 'Raja' di laman Facebook rasmi syarikat berkenaan. Tetapi selepas penat menunggu, tiada khabar lanjut atau berita baharu membabitkan teaser berkenaan yang menunjukkan bahagian lampu hadapan sebuah motosikal yang nampak seperti model Satria F150 yang dijual di pasaran Indonesia itu. Sekalipun masih menanti, perkembangan itu tetap mengujakan terutama buat peminat jenama


Mar 23, 2021

Owner Review: Even better than the Honda Jazz? - Proton Iriz Owner Review

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 Proton IRIZ 1.6 CVT Executive owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Mohamad Fazrul Rizman Car Hunting My Proton Iriz story started in 2015, as my wife had been complaining about her current car at that time for far too many times. It was a Myvi 1.0 manual. Being a man that supposedly have more knowledge of cars, I thought she just complained because she just wants a new car. So we swap cars. I took her car and she took mi

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Sep 11, 2020

Benelli paten tanda nama R18i! 'Super Moped' ganti RFS150i guna enjin 180 cc?

Umum mengetahui Benelli Malaysia bakal melancarkan sebuah model moped baharu bagi menggantikan Benelli RFS150i yang sudah mulai 'berusia' di pasaran tempatan tidak lama lagi. Kali terakhir model 'Super Moped' jenama Itali yang bersaing dengan nama-nama besar seperti Yamaha Y15ZR, Honda RS150R dan SYM VF3i 185 itu diberikan naik taraf adalah pada 2019 yang lalu. Begitupun, tiada perubahan besar ditambah kepada jentera yang dilancarkan buat pertama kali pada 2017 itu terutama dari sudut sesaran en


Feb 17, 2021

Spyshot: Suzuki uji Raider 150 Fi di Malaysia?

Sudah lebih lima bulan berlalu sejak Suzuki Malaysia memaparkan imej 'teaser' lampu hadapan sebuah model mirip motosikal moped Raider 150 Fi di laman Facebook rasmi syarikat berkenaan. Tetapi malangnya, tiada perkembangan baharu atau susulan mengenai imej berkenaan yang disertakan dengan keterangan gambar "The King is Back" (Raja Sudah Kembali) itu. Kepada sesiapa yang tidak tahu, Raider 150 Fi adalah generasi terbaharu bagi Suzuki Belang 150 yang pernah dijual di pasaran tempatan satu ketika du


Feb 18, 2021

Benelli RSF 150i 'naik pangkat'. Enjin lebih berkuasa?

Kali terakhir 'pemain' dalam kategori Super Moped, Benelli RSF 150i dikemaskini adalah pada 2019 lalu. Justeru, motosikal jenama dari Itali itu dikatakan akan dinaiktaraf pada tahun ini. Perkembangan menarik itu bukan satu spekulasi namun sudah pun dikongsikan Benelli sendiri dalam laman Facebook rasmi mereka menerusi video pendek 'teaser' baru-baru ini. Berdasarkan gambar berkenaan, antara pembaharuan yang ketara pastinya rekaan bahagian depan terutama lampu depan yang akan berwajah baharu. Beg


Feb 4, 2021

Used car guide: For RM 60k, should you get the 9th Gen Honda Accord?

Now that there’s a new generation Honda Accord on sale, the previous ninth-generation Honda Accord is going on the used car market for just RM 60,000. This puts the D-segment sedan around the same price as the lowest spec B-segment cars! So, should you get a used Accord or should you get a B-segment car new? Think D-segment sedans and the first car that comes to mind is most likely the Honda Accord. No surprises here considering how the Accord has been a house-hold name since the 70s and has alw


Dec 27, 2020

This Honda Civic has clocked over 1.6 million km, with the original engine and transmission

What happens to a car’s odometer once it has used up all the available display digits? Well in the case of this Honda Civic in USA, the odometer is now stuck at 999,999 miles, which is essentially over 1.6 million kilometres. News of this particular million mile mileage Honda was first posted by US-based Honda fan HondaPro Jason. What’s even more surprising is that the car continues to be driven and it is estimated to have clocked close to 1,043 miles (1,700 km) over the odometer’s 999,999 miles


Sep 26, 2019

Discontinued parts? Nissan says no problem

It is no surprise that when it comes to preserving heritage models, Nissan comes up on top, as the Yokohama-based company has already introduced its Heritage Parts Program parked under the Nismo umbrella. Now, Nissan is raising the bar even higher, as they recently developed a new method to utilize robots to produce car parts out of sheet metal without the need for a die. The process is called dual-sided dieless forming, which involves two synchronized robots working from opposite sides of a she


Oct 3, 2019

The Honda S660 was once nearly launched in Malaysia, so what killed it?

Honda Motor is reportedly winding down production of the Honda S660 with no replacement planned for the little kei sports car, after nearly six years in production (debuted in March 2015). It also means that enough years have gone past for confidentiality agreements to expire, thus allowing me to reveal some privileged information regarding Honda Malaysia’s plan to launch the S660 here, and what happened to that plan. Malaysia was once very close to becoming the first country outside of Japan to


Jan 24, 2021

Woman driving Honda Civic against traffic in Johor arrested

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has arrested a 46-year-old woman for driving against traffic in Johor. The incident was caught on camera on Thursday at around 4.30 pm, but it wasn’t until Saturday did the police made the arrest. Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay told New Straits Times reports, the arrest was made after the Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department (JSPT) was alerted of the video clip that went viral on Saturday. The suspect presented herself at the Seri Al


Jan 11, 2021

SEA countries dropping Honda Jazz for City Hatchback, except Singapore, why?

To date, Singapore remains the only country in the region to launch the all-new fourth generation (chassis code GR) Honda Jazz. All other countries in the South East Asia (SEA) region will be dropping the Jazz nameplate once the current GK5 generation Jazz is discontinued, to be replaced by the Honda City Hatchback. Thailand and Indonesia have already launched the City Hatchback. The Thailand market City Hatchback is powered by a low emission 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged 122 PS / 173 Nm eng


Mar 12, 2021

2019 Honda Accord – up to RM 14k discount, should you still buy it?

Honda Malaysia just took the covers off the all-new Accord, replacing the previous generation model that was on sale since 2013. That begs the question – is it still worth getting the older model in 2020? Pricing – It is the cheapest D-segment sedan, period Considering that some Honda dealers are offering discounts of up RM 14,000 for a brand-new, previous-generation Accord, it brings the price down to the RM 140,000 to RM 150,000 range, making the Accord one of the cheapest D-segment sedans you


Feb 27, 2020

Someone double parked and blocked you? No problem

All it took was 7 minutes and a group of Malaysians to lift a Toyota Wish that double parked and blocked a Perodua Myvi from coming out of its parking space. From the video, it appears that the Myvi driver got the attention of one passerby, who later got more help from other passersby. Amazingly, the group of men found lifts to lift the Toyota Wish and repositioned the MPV, allowing the Myvi to exit. Watch the full video here.


Nov 14, 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 mo


Oct 20, 2020