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Peminat Initial D, Kedai Fujiwara Tofa jadi tarikan terbaru di Ipoh!

Jika anda salah seorang peminat siri manga Initial D, mata anda pasti bersinar-sinar melihat kafe terbaru yang dibuka di Ipoh ini! Kedai Fujiwara Tofa ini memaparkan konsep berasaskan animasi popular Initial D yang mencetus minat ‘drifting’ di kalangan peminat kereta sejak dari dulu lagi – lengkap dengan model kereta Toyota Corolla AE86 yang digayakan ‘sebijik’ seperti yang dipandu oleh karakter utama siri manga tersebut, Takumi Fujiwara! Rekaan kafe ini juga digayakan dengan bumbung hadapan yan


Jan 19, 2021

Fujiwara Yakitori Bar kini dibuka di KL, datang sini lepas hantar tofu!

Fujiwara Yakitori Bar adalah sebuah bar snek yang bertemakan manga Initial D, kini telah dibuka secara rasmi di Kuala Lumpur. Bar snek ini bertempat di 24, Jalan Kampung Pasir, Kampung Pasir Baru, 58200 Kuala Lumpur. Bar ini dikatakan berada sekitar Jalan Klang Lama. Menu yang ditawarkan di bar ini berkisarkan yakitori - daging cucuk Jepun yang dibakar meliputi ayam, daging dan kambing. Menurut facebook rasminya, ia masih di bawah status pork free. Terdapat juga pilihan minuman yang menyegarkan


Apr 17, 2021

Stuck at home during MCO? Here’s a list of awesome car movies to binge on!

In case you missed it, the whole of Malaysia except Sarawak will be observing the Movement Control Order (MCO) until 4 February 2021. While we can’t show our love for our cars by driving them, we can always sooth our souls with some car related action movies. Here’s a list of car movies that you can binge on during the lockdown! The rather mainstream films (No Fast and Furious movies included) Need for Speed If you’re looking for something to kick start your weekend, then Need for Speed is the s


Jan 23, 2021

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. Du


Mar 8, 2021

Hate Malaysia’s high car taxes? Buy a Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi Triton, Isuzu D-Max or Ford Ranger then.

It is no secret that Malaysia is known for having one of the world’s highest car prices, as elaborate in our earlier post. But how much more do Malaysians pay for a new car compared to other countries? Well, after doing some comparison, here’s what we found. For starters, let’s take the Toyota Hilux. To keep things consistent, we opted for the closest variant we can find from Australia. In Malaysia, the Hilux 2.8G costs RM 139,888, while Australians need to fork out RM 147,548. Keep in mind that


Apr 2, 2020

Goldmine: Live the rotary dream with this Mazda RX7 FD3S

It has been long established that Mazda charts its own path when it comes to defying automotive convention and plays by its own rules. But hey, you don't become the only carmaker in the world to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a rotary engine by following what everyone else is doing. In doing so, Mazda and rotary engines became synonymous. The pinnacle of Mazda's rotary chronicles has to be the RX7 FD3S, the final one in a lineage of fine RX7s. You would've probably seen Takahashi Keisuke pilot


Jul 12, 2020

All-new Isuzu D-Max scores 5 stars in Australasian NCAP, safer than the average passenger car

Recently we have seen some camouflaged units of the Isuzu D-Max in Malaysia. The all-new Isuzu D-Max is already available in countries like Thailand and Australia, but not yet in Malaysia. The Isuzu D-Max is a tough truck and its safety is proven by the 5-star Australasian NCAP (ANCAP) rating. According to the ANCAP test, the Isuzu D-Max scored 83% in Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 89% in Child Occupant Protection (COP), 69% in vulnerable user protection, and 84% in safety assist. The Isuzu D-


Dec 16, 2020

In Brief: 2020 Isuzu D-Max Stealth, most pricey D-Max but loaded with features

There is now yet another variant for the Isuzu D-Max! But this is a limited-edition variant packed with more unique features than even its rivals. What makes the 2020 Isuzu D-Max Stealth different from all the other 11 variants launched during the facelift last year? Here’s a special in brief for the new limited-edition D-Max. While under the bonnet still houses the much raved about 1.9-litre BluePower turbodiesel engine, the Stealth also packs much more modern-day tech than the other standard D


Aug 11, 2020

Car exhaust systems are getting stolen to turn into white gold rings

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) have busted a syndicate specialised in stealing car exhaust parts operating around a housing area in Klang Valley. According to PDRM, the parts are stripped down to later turn into white gold and sold as jewellery. Head of Serdang Police, Assistant Commissioner Razali Abu Samah told the press that 3 men aged between 36 to 54 years old were arrested in separate raids at a hotel in Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur and SS2, Petaling Jaya. They were found in possession of 15


Nov 18, 2020

Cash strapped car owners are burning their cars to claim insurance

A 35-year-old insurance agent has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring with vehicle owners in multiple insurance scams. The suspect is linked to 3 cases involving 8 vehicles burnt to the ground worth RM 190,000. According to the Head of the Crime Investigations unit, Senior Assistant Commissioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Ab Hamid, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) believe that the cars were intentionally set on fire after they were doused in kerosene. The first case was reported on 9 June 2020 invo


Nov 23, 2020

Honda HR-V in the bushes; driver collapses in front of bemused police officers

The residents of Eco Ardence in Setia Alam were treated to an amusing sight over the Chinese New Year weekend where a Honda HR-V tried hard to become one with the well-kept landscape. Initial investigations revealed that the driver is suspected to be drunk as is obvious on a video posted in Info Roadblock JPJ/ Polis’ Facebook comment section. The driver could be seen sitting amidst the plants next to his car while perplexed police officers at the scene watched over the driver. The driver could b


Feb 15, 2021

The Blue Monster Isuzu D-Max survived the Borneo Safari

Isuzu’s new pup proved its worth in the gruelling Borneo Safari challenge and even gets given the organiser’s Special Award as a recognition of its remarkable off-road capabilities. Right before Borneo Safari kicked off, Isuzu was proud to announce that they will be throwing the newly introduced Isuzu D-Max Blue Power 1.9-litre engine into the Borneo wild. Like all its brethren that went on the Safari before it, the Blue Monster also had minimal changes to the standard truck. Among the modificat


Nov 14, 2019

Perodua Ativa (D55L) D-CVT – apa yang dimaksudkan dengan D di belakang CVT?

Perodua Ativa 2021, SUV terhangat buat masa kini akan menggunakan transmisi D-CVT (Dual-Mode CVT). Ia merupakan penggunaan CVT pertama buat Perodua, jadi timbul persoalan tentang pembuatan dan apa yang istimewa tentangnya. Kami di WapCar BM akan membawa anda melihat secara dekat transmisi CVT baru ini dengan bahasa yang mudah dan senang difahami. Apa yang istimewa pasal transmisi CVT ni? Selalunya transmisi CVT menggunakan tali (belt) atau rantai (chain), tetapi Perodua Ativa D-CVT menggunakan k

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Feb 24, 2021

8 cars vandalised in Kota Damansara; Police looking for witnesses

“Who is to pay for the repairs?” This was the biggest question in the minds of 8 car owners who returned to their cars and discovered someone had broken their windscreens. The incident happened in the parking lot of the Kota Damansara Driving Range on Tuesday night. Petaling Jaya deputy police chief Supt Ku Mashariman Ku Mahmood told the media that the owners of all 8 cars have made a police report regarding the incident. Unfortunately, initial investigations have revealed there are no CCTV came


Apr 1, 2021

This Isuzu D-Max "Blue Monster" will take on Borneo Safari!

While Malaysians are still getting acquainted with Isuzu’s new D-Max 1.9, Isuzu has already completed its set-up to send their newest pup on Borneo Safari. For over a decade, the Isuzu D-Max 2.5-litre and 3.0-litre have proven to be one of the most capable vehicles in the Safari. The D-Max representative has always successfully ferried its passengers safely and affectively across the most gruelling track known to metal-kind with minimal modifications done to the car. Now Isuzu is hoping to put t


Oct 17, 2019

Things that surprised us in the 2020 Isuzu D-Max 1.9 Premium

As far as our jobs go, sometimes we will draw conclusions about a certain car purely on paper. Perhaps, by looking at the specifications, you'd give it no chance of impressing you from the start. I must admit, that was exactly what I did to the Isuzu D-Max 1.9 Premium when it turned up for a scrap with more impressive rivals (on paper). And as a consequence of such prejudice, I ended up with egg on my face. What was it then, that was so surprising about this Isuzu D-Max? 1.9-litre engine punched


Jan 31, 2021

Isuzu D-Max 2021 - rakyat Thailand terlalu suka, 1/2 trak pikap terjual adalah D-Max!

Momentum jualan Isuzu D-Max pada tahun 2020 masih lagi dikekalkan apabila melihat jumlah jualan sepanjang 2 bulan awal tahun 2021. Untuk pengetahuan anda, Isuzu D-Max berjaya menjadi trak pikap terlaris di Thailand selepas 2 tahun gelaran tersebut dimenangi oleh Toyota Hilux. Selama dua bulan awal tahun 2021, rakyat Thailand mencatatkan sebanyak 52,182 unit trak pikap secara keseluruhan. Hal ini menyaksikan Isuzu D-Max sebagai trak pikap paling laris dengan penguasaan 50.3% pegangan pasaran pada


Mar 31, 2021

Perodua Ativa's (D55L) CVT to be better than Proton's. What's the D in D-CVT?

First things first: the upcoming 2021 Perodua Ativa’s Dual-Mode CVT (D-CVT) should not be confused with Toyota’s Direct Shift CVT, seeing that the latter features a launch gear, but the D-CVT doesn’t. With that out of the way, let’s take a closer look at Perodua’s first-ever CVT-type automatic transmission. What’s so special about it? Unlike traditional belt- or chain-driven CVTs, what sets the Ativa’s D-CVT apart from the competition is its combination of steel chain and planetary gear set. Pla


Feb 24, 2021

Pros and Cons: Isuzu D-Max 1.9 Premium - Rugged, robust, spartan?

The Isuzu D-Max has always been a rather polarising option. Owners swear that it is God's greatest invention, others won't even give it a second look. One thing that's never in doubt is that it is a capable and tough workorse. In fact, in the time we had it, it pulled up a surprise or two up its sleeve when asked to sing for its supper. So, what's good and what's not? Pros and cons time? Yes, yes it is. Pros: Engine is surprisingly capable for a 1.9 Economical to run Robust and tough off road Co


Feb 6, 2021

2020 Isuzu D-Max is the safest pick-up truck in ASEAN

The 2020 Isuzu D-Max has always been known for being a robust and reliable pick-up truck. Now it can also be known as the safest pick-up truck in the South East Asia region. Earlier in February, the Isuzu D-Max scored maximum 5 stars at the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash safety tests. Introduced in October 2019 at the Bangkok Motor Expo, the all-new third generation Isuzu D-Max is built on a whole new platform known as the Isuzu Dynamic Drive Platform. Almost 50 percent of the bod


May 5, 2020

Rebiu: Mitsubishi Xpander 2020 - enjin cukup berkuasa, suspensi mantap, kereta keluarga terbaik?

Mitsubishi Xpander Mitsubishi Xpander adalah crossover 7 penumpang berharga RM 91k yang baru sahaja ditawarkan di Malaysia. Model ini telah memacu penjualan Mitsubishi di 5 negara ASEAN sebelum dipasarkan di Malaysia dalam pilihan varian terbaik. Rakyat Malaysia sukakan Mitsubishi. Malaysia mempunyai sejarah yang panjang dengan jenama ini. Tambahan, tanpa Mitsubishi, sedan pertama keluaran Malaysia belum tentu dapat direalisasikan. Justeru itu, adalah sesuatu yang menyegarkan untuk melihat Mitsu


Dec 18, 2020

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 Jeya First 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 have spot

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Aug 24, 2020

Owner Review: A C-Segment Sedan with D-Segment Space – The Joy of Owning a Honda Civic

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Honda Civic Turbo Premium (TCP) owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of Wapcar Facebook: Kelvin Leng The Love for Honda I have been a car freak since I was born and Honda cars are no stranger to me through my childhood. My mom had owned a couple of Honda vehicles throughout the years. The passion grows even further as my late-father got me my very first car after I got my driving license at 18, a 2011 Honda City. Throughout seven y

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Jul 6, 2020

Myvi driver from viral van crash released from custody

On Monday, videos of a horrifying crash between a Perodua Myvi and a van started circulating on social media. There were also plenty of videos showing the Myvi driver sprinting away from the scene before he was caught by witnesses and handed to the police. After the initial investigation, the driver has now been released on police bail. Selangor Traffic Investigative Unit Chief Superintendent Azman Shari’at told Harian Metro that the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) have handed over samples of the


Feb 25, 2021

Mazda injected some Kodo into Isuzu D-Max, debuts all-new 2020 Mazda BT-50

For the last nine years, the outgoing generation Mazda BT-50 has been based on a Ford Ranger, built at the same Auto Alliance Thailand (AAT) plant in Rayong. Now, Mazda has swapped partners, preferring to work with its fellow Japanese automaker Isuzu. The all-new 2020 Mazda BT-50, which made its global debut online earlier today, will be built by Isuzu, based on the venerable Isuzu D-Max. The all-new Mazda BT-50 will go on sale in Thailand in the later part of 2020, built by Isuzu alongside the


Jun 17, 2020

All-new Isuzu D-Max launched in Thailand

Isuzu Thailand has just taken the wraps off the all-new D-Max, just a week after teasing the all-new pickup truck. From the exterior, the all-new Isuzu D-Max gets a redesigned front fascia, incorporating a massive front grille with the Isuzu nameplate sitting right on top. Depending on the variant, the front grille is finished either in matte black (D-Max V-Cross), black with chrome (D-Max 2- & 4-door) or grey (D-Max Spark). Bi-beam LED projector headlights are also available on upper variants o


Oct 11, 2019

Volvo Car Malaysia to launch V60 and S60 later this year

After nearly a decade of absence, the S60 sedan and its wagon twin the V60 will be making a return to Malaysia. This was confirmed earlier this week in an investors’ briefing by MBM Resources (MBMR), the parent company of Volvo Car dealer Federal Auto. No further details were provided but MBMR confirmed that both the S60 and V60 are in the pipeline for a launch later this year. Set to go up against the segment’s traditional stalwarts like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series, the S60 offer


Aug 28, 2019

Mampukah Proton Perdana versi Geely kembali menghidupkan pasaran segmen D?

Proton Perdana Pelancaran sedan Geely Preface baru-baru ini, ditambah dengan pengesahan dua model baharu dalam barisan produk baru Proton telah membuatkan rakyat Malaysia teruja dengan kemungkinan Proton Perdana bakal kembali dengan wajah baru. Proton Perdana adalah produk mercu bagi Proton dan mampu mengembalikan zaman kegemilangan Proton. Bukan itu sahaja, Proton Perdana mungkin juga mampu untuk mengembalikan minat pada pasaran segmen D secara keseluruhan. Tidak dinafikan lagi, segmen D lebih


Sep 14, 2020

Truck wars: Mitsubishi Triton vs Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu D-Max

Shopping for a truck? Well, you're in luck! It's no understatement to say that when it comes to trucks, you're spoiled for choice, because the competitors in this segment are of such high quality. That doesn't mean we won't try to help you make an informed buying decision. 2020 Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Adventure X Coming in with an eye-catching Sun Flare Orange Pearl, is the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton 2.4 Adventure X. Packing 181 PS & 430 Nm and Mitsubishi's rallying know-how, the Triton promises on-ro


Jan 19, 2021

Goldmine: 'Brand new' 1972 Toyota Corolla Sprinter Trueno

Since 1966, the Toyota Corolla nameplate has been one of the most enduring models in the brands' line-up. It is the best-selling model in the world, the most famous Corolla being the AE86 Sprinter Trueno, made famous by the manga Initial D. But did you know, it wasn't Toyota's first Corolla Sprinter Trueno model? That's right, the car you see right here is the AE86's predecessor, the TE27, and this is the first Corolla model to get the Trueno and Levin (Thunder and Lightning respectively in Span


Jul 14, 2020