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Do you really need a bigger car, or do you just want one?

The car segment classification is rather loosely defined. In this case, B-segment is described as the second smallest cars while C-segment are considered medium sized cars. Examples of B-segment cars are the Proton Persona, Honda City, Toyota Vios, etc. They are the second smallest in the sense that there are still cars such as the Perodua Axia and Proton Saga in the A-segment.On the other hand, C-segment includes the Honda Civic, Mazda 3, Toyota Corolla Altis, etc. They sit below

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 17, 2019

Are wider tires better for your car or just plain stupid?

From an aesthetic point of view, wider tyres always look better. High performance cars always use wider tyres too, so the general perception is that they offer better performance as well. On the surface, upsizing to wider tyres is a no brainer (looks AND performance combined? Sign me up!).Extra wide. Photo: autoevolution.comYou might even consider “upgrading” to wider tyres on your car. However... While the idea seems exciting, you might want to think twice before doing that.yay or n

Arif

Arif

Nov 28, 2020

Are bigger wheels good for your car? Or just all show but no go?

A simple way to give your car a fresh look is to fit it with a set of new wheels. It is the easiest form of “modification” and window shopping the right fit for your car can be fun. While the design/pattern of the wheel is subject to individual taste, one common “upgrade” is to go for wheels with a bigger diameter.Perodua Myvi GTBigger wheels are aesthetically pleasing and give the car a more athletic look. Even manufacturers seem to agree to this and fit bigger wheels on

Arif

Arif

Dec 17, 2020

Lotus Evija makes 0-300 km/h in just 9 seconds, fastest accelerating car ever?

The Lotus Evija is the company’s first-ever electric hypercar. Power is derived from four motors that does 2,000 PS and 1,700 Nm, allowing the hypercar to hit 300 km/h in just 9 seconds, quicker than a Bugatti Chiron!As you know, no matter how many hypercars were introduced in the world, none can come close to competing with the Bugatti Chiron’s numbers. The Chiron maintains its position as the fastest car in the world but it seems the Lotus Evija has peeped out the Chiron’s ac

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 16, 2020

5 car tips that will help you score that second date with the girls

Despite the call for gender equality across the world, we really should not leave the word ‘chivalry’ behind. Believe me when I say that while women are perfectly fine with paying for their meals, we do appreciate the hint of chivalry on the guy’s part. So, if you’re looking to ask the girl you like on a second date, here are 5 tips for all the car-loving guys out there.Always gauge her comfort level in the carOne of the most important things on a date is to make sure the

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 7, 2021

How to get Android Auto on any car for just RM 20!

Trust us when we say Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are make-or-break features when it comes to buying a new car in Malaysia. But not everyone of us can go after a new car in this economic climate, so well show you the next best thing - getting Android Auto to work on the car you already own. I installed a relatively cheap (~RM 300) Android-based touchscreen headunit in my 2003 Toyota Vios, and this guide will help you get Android Auto running on something similar installed in your

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 17, 2021

Closer Look: The Lexus LM 350, when the Alphard is just another poor-man's car

If you find yourself having RM 1.11 million in spare change, then maybe you can join the ranks of royals and consider this just-launched-in-Malaysia 2021 Lexus LM 350."Oh but its just an overstyled Toyota Alphard!" You - or someone else - might think that, but having seen it up close and personal this is something that couldnt be further from the truth.Exterior - Converts just cant matchEven before the LM 350 officially made it here, there already were a couple of converts running arou

Sanjay

Sanjay

Apr 15, 2021

New car prices are going up not just in Malaysia, but also in the US, why so?

You are not the only one who think that cars are getting a little bit too expensive. Malaysians have long complained about high car prices due to our lopsided tax structure but actually, this is a question asked by consumers from all over the world.Data from USA’s Edmunds.com show that the average transaction price for a new car has gone up from USD 23,900 in year 2008 to almost USD 39,000 in 2019, the last available pre-pandemic level data.This flies against conventional logic. You would

Hans

Hans

Jan 20, 2021

Myvi catches fire in the same location as fatal Bezza accident from a day ago

Another horrifying accident has been reported at the same location just one day after reports of a fatal accident between a Toyota Hiace and Perodua Bezza. A Perodua Myvi caught fire after it collided with a Proton X70 along Jalan Saujana Impian yesterday at around 8 am.Selangor Fire and Rescue director (JBPM) director Norazam Khamis told Harian Metro that their department received a call about a burning vehicle at around 8.30 am yesterday. Five officers and one fire truck from the Kajang Fire a

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 9, 2021

Geely sells 10 millionth car - from cloning Daihatsus to buying Volvo and Proton in just 23 years

Geely may be relatively new to Malaysians since they acquired 49.9% of Proton just three years ago in May 2017. Not many know theyve been making cars in China for much longer than that, after being founded by Li Shufu in 1997. 23 years is relatively young in the automotive world - Proton have been around for 35 years - but that hasnt stopped Geely from selling its 10 millionth vehicle recently.The 1997 HQ.Geelys first car was the HQ (Hao Qing). Touted as a cheap, local alternative to relatively-

Sanjay

Sanjay

Nov 27, 2020

MCO 2.0: Long-distance couples are allowed to travel interstate

The government has agreed to extend interstate travel permission to married couples who live apart due to work. Starting from 27 January 2021, couples who live apart are allowed to apply for the travel permit at police stations.Senior (Defence) Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri made the announcement yesterday during the daily briefing held by the National Security Council (MKN). The decision was made to allow couples a chance to see their families during the Movement Control Order (MCO).But befor

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 27, 2021

A new car with Android Auto from just RM50k? Here's the list of the cheapest cars with it

It is no surprise that I am a strong believer of Android Auto – it encompasses everything you could possibly ask for in an infotainment system, including voice command, navigation, and music streaming.There's no need to fawn over the Proton X70's voice command, which we have to add, doesn't come with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. With Android Auto, you use voice control to read/reply WhatsApp messages and enter a destination to Google Maps or Waze, as well as selecting your pl

Eric

Eric

Dec 5, 2019

Owner Review: Experiencing the Honda City - A car that is not love at first sight

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Honda City GM6 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Najib Ar-RahmanBackgroundIt was 2014 and I was in the market to purchase my first car. I have just recently started working for around 1.5 years or so and was earning around RM3.5K per month. My daily commute all that while was via public transport but the same year, I decided to get married, which is why I needed to buy a car. The usual choice for someone

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 8, 2020

Your headlights are more than just to illuminate the path for you

Can you see the white car in this picture? We’re all familiar with the usage of our car headlights.It’s a regulation that all car manufacturers are required to install headlights on their cars. There is also a set guideline on the placement that must be followed.We know to turn them on when the sky turns dark to illuminate the path ahead of us.Photo by Igor Tudoran on UnsplashBut our headlights are installed on our cars to do more than just illuminate the roa

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 19, 2019

Owner Review: Yellow Submarine - My BMW E36 328i

** This article is the personal experience of a 1996 BMW 328i (E36) owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Jack Lee“Why do you spend so much on a 16 years old car?”“What is the cents/km do you pay for the 2.8?”“How much do you spend on maintaining the car?”“You know, my road tax only cost me RM 60 a year.”I get asked these questions a lot when I bought a 1996 BMW 328i (E36). Especially for someone who was just about to

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 15, 2020

Shine no more - KWSP i-Sinar used by Malaysian to transport drugs worth RM 22k

Police has arrested a man from Kedah after they discovered over 1.5 tonnes of ketum leaves in a 3-tonne lorry that he rented with his i-Sinar KWSP funds.Pendang police chief, Deputy Superintendent Arriz Sham Hamezah told reporters that the 34-year-old suspect was on the way to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, from Kuala Nerang, Kedah, when his smuggling ways were discovered by the police at 12.45 am on 22 January 2021.According to Arriz Sham, police officers were conducting a crime prevention patrol w

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 22, 2021

Just pay RM 99 for your first Flux subscription month, why?

If you’re planning to subscribe to a Flux package, you should do it before the 3rd of June. Flux is currently running a special deal where you just need to pay RM 99 on your first month of any car you subscribe to.Whether it is a Mercedes-Benz CLA or a Toyota Yaris, the special deal is applicable to subscription plans of 24 or 36 month and mileage packages of Lite (1,250 km) and Standard (2,000 km).Flux has even made this deal applicable to their newly launched Subscribe to Own package, wh

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 28, 2020

Owning a Peugeot 3008 or 5008 has just gotten more alluring

Peugeot Malaysia is attracting car buyers to put their money on down the 3008 and 5008 SUV Plus with a few benefits.From now until 31 December 2019, customers can trade in their cars and get up to RM 10,000 more than their current vehicle’s appraised value, essentially an overtrade. Also, customers who purchase the Peugeot 3008 or 5008 SUV Plus will be entitled to a 3-year, parts and labour included free maintenance service.Customers can also inquire for a special

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 8, 2019

Owner Review: First time owning a German machine - My BMW 318i

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 BMW 318i owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Fazrul AzizI bought this BMW 318i LCI recently from my sister as she bought a new Toyota Alphard. The mileage clocks at 25k only! Even though she sold it to me at the market’s price, the conditions & maintenance is top-notch. Also, the car is still under BMW warranty programme and free scheduled service for the next 3 years.How everything startedBack in my unive

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 22, 2020

2020 (G30) BMW 5 Series facelift vs pre-facelift, is newer better?

LCI–short for Life Cycle Impulse–is BMW’s term for their mid-cycle updates or facelifts. The 2020 BMW 5 Series (G30) LCI made its global debut recently and like many BMW LCI models, changes are subtle, so we’re putting the pre-LCI and LCI model together for a comparison.From the front, the headlights appear to be slightly slimmer compared to before, with twin L-shaped LED daytime running lights. The front grille is also new, now just a touch larger and more three-dimensio

Shaun

Shaun

May 31, 2020

VW's MQB and Toyota's TNGA: Platform sharing has gone beyond just platform sharing

Many of today’s platform-based vehicles are tailored to meet the demands of a diverse of customers, achieved by producing more models than ever before, but each using more or less the same mechanicals and electrical architecture underneath. Platform sharing allows manufacturers to increase their market share, expand their model line up, and reduce development and manufacturing costs.The Ford Model T is well over 100 years old, yet the concept of mass production is still widely used in

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 7, 2020

This Malaysian EV costs RM600K to develop. Is it just a “Honda Jazz” golf cart?

What we have in the picture above is a prototype electric vehicle which is basically an electrified Honda Jazz on a ladder frame. It might not look like one at first glance, but look at the doors and the roofline and you will see the Jazz that is buried underneath this composite body. Specifically, it is the GE8 second generation Honda Jazz.What is this thing?The prototype is an effort by System Consultancy Services (SCS) Sdn Bhd. The company offers software engineering services, ICT Maintenance

Arif

Arif

Sep 11, 2020

Malaysia launches 2021 Lexus LM 350 - 2x an Alphard's price, but seats just 4

It may slightly resemble one, but don’t mistake it for an Alphard - this is the 2021 Lexus LM 350 that’s just been launched in Malaysia. Coming in sole 4-seater guise and imported (CBU) from Japan, prices for this house-on-wheels starts from RM 1.11 million.At RM 1,106,513, its circa RM 135k dearer than the Lexus LS 500 Luxury (RM 1.02 mil) and 2.5x more than the Alphard (official UMWT unit, with the 3.5-litre V6) its based on, which starts from RM 446k.Exterior - More opulent than

Sanjay

Sanjay

Apr 15, 2021

Just RM 10k difference between Proton X50 and X70, which is a better buy?

Like for like, the difference between a B-segment 2020 Proton X50 and a C-segment 2020 Proton X70, even when compared against similarly equipped variants, is just around RM 10k.Put aside for a moment semantics that both the X50 and X70 are from different segments. At the end of the day, both cars do more or less the same thing, have five seats, are similarly equipped, and are priced almost the same – the latter is what matter most to consumers.Both the Proton X50 and X70 come in four varia

Hans

Hans

Oct 29, 2020

From just a tiny workshop to overtaking Mercedes, this is Hyundai’s story of grit

According to USA’s J.D Power IQS survey, the highest quality car is not made Mercedes-Benz or Lexus, but Hyundai’s Genesis brand, which has unseated Toyota’s Lexus to claim to the top spot for the last four years. In Europe - the spiritual homeground for good handling cars - the Hyundai i30N is now more popular than the BMW M135i, and its rated higher by the automotive press there too.Hyundai cars don’t just match the best of Germany and Japan - they are actually better.

Hans

Hans

Nov 16, 2020

Did you know that just like engines, you need to run-in your speakers too?

The car is probably the greatest escape for most of us. It’s a mode of transport and a personal space. The great escape is surely not complete without some tunes blasting from your speakers.We all have that one track or playlist that makes us smile. Whether we’re stuck in a jam or even taking an easy cruise down our favourite route, nothing beats a great driving track.Then, there are the few of us who would like to swap out the standard speakers for something with more oomph. So, we

CY Foong

CY Foong

Nov 7, 2020

2 killed after 10-ton lorry ploughs into 7 cars

Pictures of an accident involving 8 vehicles have resulted in 2 deaths and 14 injuries in Kluang near the Machap Plaza Toll started circulating on social media yesterday. It is believed that the accident was caused when the brakes on a 10-ton lorry failed, forcing it to bowl into cars that were waiting at a traffic light after the toll.The accident happened around 1.30 pm on 28 December 2020, victims Wong Fok On and Chong Wok Choo, believed to be a married couple, died at the site. Two other vic

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 29, 2020

Someone just paid RM 300K for a Honda Civic EK9 Type R!

The Honda Civic EK9 Type R will be turning 25. That means this JDM legend from the nineties is turning into a classic soon – yeah, we are feeling old.We’ve seen news of Toyota A80 Supras and Honda Integra DC2 Type Rs going for six figures at auctions in America. However, since the EK9 is still below the 25-year import rule, that means we won’t be seeing wild prices for them. Until now.According to OZM Auto Auction, a fresh-looking Honda Civic EK9 Type R in b

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 19, 2020

Perodua Alza – Just how old is it again?

10 years ago, we entered 2010 with the introduction of the then-new Perodua Alza, an affordable 7-seater MPV (actually it's a 5+2 seater) aimed for the masses.10 years later in 2020 and Perodua still sells the Alza, albeit with some minor updates to keep it fresh.Unlike the larger Proton Exora which received powertrain and safety updates over the course of its model lifespan, the same cannot be said for the Alza.Apart from the addition of ISOFIX child seat anchor points in 2014 (5 years afte

Eric

Eric

Jan 14, 2020

Mazda CX-30 vs Mazda 3 – Should you trade higher seating position for better handling?

As you know, the Mazda 3 comes in two body types, a sedan and a hatchback (which distributor Bermaz Auto prefers to call it a Liftback). Nameplates aside, the Mazda 3 family actually includes an SUV (or if you insist, crossover).The Mazda CX-30 is essentially a jacked up, shorter wheelbase version of the Mazda 3. Distance between the wheels is 70 mm shorter, with a 40 mm taller ground clearance.The shorter wheelbase also means that the CX-30 has less legroom in the rear than in the Mazda 3, itse

Hans

Hans

Nov 4, 2020