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Why did PDRM block Karak Highway on Sunday?

A video of KL-Karak highway with vehicles at a complete stand-still behind 4 police vehicles went viral on social media over the weekend. This left many social media users wondering what happened that caused The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to form a roadblock like this? According to news reports, the special operation was carried out by the Traffic Police’s investigation unit. The operation lasted 4 hours starting from 2 pm on the KL-Karak Highway at 2 locations, the Lanchang R&R and the Chenor


Jun 29, 2020

Aidiladha weekend Travel Time Advisory for Karak and East Coast Expressways

Traffic flow to the East Coast using the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Expressway (KLK Expressway) and the East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (LPT 1) is expected to spike in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha from 29th July to 2nd August. The company expects with average daily traffic figures of around 156,000 as people travel across states this weekend. As such, ANIH Berhad Executive Director, Datuk Nik Fauzi Nik Hussein advises the public to plan their trip by referring to the recommended Travel Time Adviso


Jul 28, 2020

Owner Review: From touge monster to highway cruiser  - My Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6

** This article is the personal experience of a 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6 SE owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Han Eujin About my Volkswagen Golf GTI This is my 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6 SE which I purchased back in 2018 from a second-hand dealer in Ipoh. This Volkswagen Golf GTI is the SE version, the last batch of facelifted MK6 arrived to Malaysia. Facelift include front DRL, sunroof, full-colour touch- screen infotainment system and standard 18” Detr

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Aug 3, 2020

Aidiladha: Ini cadangan waktu perjalanan LPT dan Karak untuk Hari Raya Aidiladha!

Aliran lalu lintas ke Pantai Timur menggunakan Lebuhraya Kuala Lumpur-Karak (Lebuhraya KLK) dan Lebuhraya Pantai Timur Fasa 1 (LPT 1) dijangka meningkat sempena Hari Raya Aidiladha dari 29 Julai hingga 2 Ogos. Pengarah Eksekutif Anih Berhad, Datuk Nik Fauzi Nik Hussein, berkata syarikat pemegang konsesi KLK dan LPT1 menjangkakan jumlah aliran lalu lintas harian sekitar 156,000 pengguna berikutan orang awam akan melakukan perjalanan ke seluruh negeri pada hujung minggu ini. Oleh disebabkan itu, p


Jul 28, 2020

Review: 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace R-Line – more space and more grunt!

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace Two weeks ago, we were invited to sample the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace R-Line on our road. Launched in August 2020 as a CKD model, the main highlights of the Allspace are the additional seat in the third row (effectively making it a 7-seater) and also a new 2.0-litre TSI engine similar to the Golf GTI. The Allspace is long overdue for our market, having been overshadowed by its other competitors. Now with more space and grunt, does the 2020 Tiguan Allspace R

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Sep 28, 2020

Couples working in green or yellow zones are allowed to travel interstate to return home

Yesterday, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob clarified that couples who work in green and yellow zone areas are allowed to cross district borders to return to red zone areas that are currently observing the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) to see their families. Ismail Sabri said at the daily non-health press conference that the standard operating procedure (SOP) for couples who work away from home on weekdays did not change for the reinstatement of CMCO. As like the first


Oct 28, 2020

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 exit his 20s and was supposed to buy a ho

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Aug 15, 2020

An alternative highway will be built to bypass Menora Tunnel

A new highway project to bypass the Menora Tunnel along the North-South Expressway has been greenlit by the Perak government. The Menora Tunnel has been known to be an accident-prone area due to its winding stretches and steep gradients. The name of the construction company was not disclosed in the report by Malay Mail. The construction company is said to be private and does not involve funds from the state government. The new highway will serve as an alternative route to the Menora Tunnel, whic


Mar 17, 2021

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI vs 2.0 TSI - Do you need the extra power?

Volkswagen Malaysia was on a roll earlier this year with the simultaneous introduction of several new models, including both variants of the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace - 1.4 TSI Highline and 2.0 TSI R-Line. With a price difference of around RM 44k, what do you get over another and is it worth paying more for the 2.0 TSI R-Line? Let’s find out. Is the Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI underpowered with 7 onboard? Let’s get the numbers out of the way first, the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 1.4 TSI Highline is


Nov 28, 2020

Honda Jazz vs Toyota Yaris vs Volkswagen Polo - which B-segment hatchback is for you?

Honda Jazz is one of the top favourites for those looking for a non-national hatchback. The design is chic, great reliability, coupled with fantastic interior space and a well-designed ergonomics, it’s not hard to see why critics and consumers alike rated the Jazz highly. (2018 Honda Jazz Gallery | Specifications | Full Review) Honda Jazz But as with any king on the throne, there is always a worthy challenger trying to grab the coveted spot. After missing a hatchback model in their line-up, Toyo

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Apr 12, 2020

Review: Volkswagen Tiguan - Should you be brave and take this over the Honda CR-V?

In recent years, most of Volkswagen models sold globally has been on a decline except for one particular model – the Volkswagen Tiguan. Last year, Volkswagen made 910,926 units of the Tiguan, making it the best-selling Volkswagen in 2019. In Malaysia though, competition is tough to say the least. We have the Proton X70 offering tremendous value for money, the Honda CR-V proving itself as an all-rounder, and the Mazda CX-5 appealing to the keen drivers. Which begs the question, where exactly does


Jun 30, 2020

The Volkswagen Arteon is a Golf R with a boot, estimated prices: RM290k – RM310k

- Successor to the Volkswagen CC returns under a new Arteon name - Open for bookings, estimated prices RM290k – RM310k - Only one CBU (from Germany) variant available – 2.0 TSI 4Motion R-Line - Powertrain shared with Golf R, interior shared with Passat Following its preview at November’s Premium Auto Car Expo in Setia Alam, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia have announced that it is now accepting pre-bookings for the Volkswagen Arteon. Like the previous Volkswagen CC, the Arteon is based on the


Jul 22, 2019

Concrete block on MRR2 unrelated to SUKE highway construction

Early this morning, photos of a concrete block on the middle lane of MRR2 after Hillview heading towards Ampang went viral. Contrary to rumours, the concrete block did not fall off the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway (SUKE) construction but from a passing lorry heading towards Ampang. SUKE has since released a statement confirming that neither the concrete block nor the lorry are related to the SUKE highway construction. The statement came after the project team sent an ERT rider to t


Mar 25, 2021

Honda City vs Toyota Vios vs Volkswagen Vento – which B-segment sedan is for you?

Honda City is Honda’s volume leader in the non-national B-segment market, having sold a total of 31,357 units last year. The popularity is attributed to a well-rounded package and specification that people have come to expect from the H brand. (2017 Honda City Gallery | Specifications | Full Review) Honda City Trailing behind with 23,986 units is the original B-segment favorite, the Toyota Vios. Having launched early last year, it is the best Vios on sale yet as it is well-equipped now. (2019 To

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Apr 7, 2020

This construction of a highway in Egypt is only 50 cm away from residential buildings

We understand that city infrastructure planning is a very difficult task, each location will have a specific zone to avoid or things can easily go haywire. While Malaysia has its fair share of poor planning structures *coughs traffic jam coughs*, nothing can compare to this highway in Cairo, Egypt that is built only 50 cm away from the nearest residential buildings. When the MEX Highway project was announced, many residents of housing areas that the highway cuts through were dismayed by the news


May 22, 2020

Turbo Battle: Volkswagen Passat R-Line vs Honda Accord vs Mazda 6

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia has just announced a new Passat variant, the Volkswagen Passat R-Line. It sits on top of the Elegance variant, with an estimated price of RM 200,000 to RM 210,000. The Passat goes against the likes of the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Mazda 6. To give it a slight twist, we’re comparing the turbocharged cars only. And yes, that includes the Mazda 6 2.2D. Mazda 6 2.2D Mazda 6 Sedan Starting with the priciest option here, the Mazda 6 2.2D. The price may be steep


Aug 13, 2020

In Brief: Volkswagen Tiguan – Ageing but still worth going for a test drive?

(2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Price and Specs | Gallery) Volkswagen Tiguan The Volkswagen Tiguan is a crossover that competes in the hotly contested C-segment SUV market against the like of Proton X70 and Honda CR-V. Locally assembled here at the Volkswagen Assembly Plant in Pekan, the Tiguan has been on sale since 2017, certified as Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) SUV. It underwent a minor update in 2019 with full-LED taillights and digital Active Info Display (AID). How much is the Volkswagen Tiguan?

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Apr 15, 2020

Parliament to discuss intent on takeover of highway concessionaires

The topic on whether the government will renegotiate the takeover of highway concessionaires will be raised at Parliament on 23 November 2020. The fate on whether we will see the abolishment of tolls on certain highways will finally be answered soon. Earlier this year, the previous Pakatan Harapan government declared that they will not be selling Plus Highways. This meant that plans to abolish toll fares were cancelled, instead discounts up to 18 percent on toll fares will be implemented from Fe


Nov 23, 2020

Review: Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI Elegance - Better to drive than the Camry?

If you're reading this, it probably means you're still open to the idea of D-segment sedans like the Volkswagen Passat and the world isn't taken over by SUVs. Yet. In that case, the driving enthusiasts among us would like to extend our appreciation for keeping sedans relevant. But anyway, the Volkswagen Passat. It received a nip and tuck earlier this year and the 1.8 TSI variants have been dropped, now with only one variant available – the Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI Elegance. Globally, the 2.0 TS


Jul 14, 2020

Pros and Cons: 2020 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line – If only it were as fast as it looks

If you have a budget of around RM 250k and you’re looking for family car that’s not an SUV, you’d naturally steer towards the established compact execs like the BMW 320i and Mercedes-Benz C200. But there is an alternative, and that is the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line. The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon R-Line is positioned above the Volkswagen Passat as a premium offering, an alternative to the usual compact executives. Should you be eyeing for one, we’ve rounded up the pros and cons to help with your


Dec 17, 2020

Jangan pasang ayat ‘Ruqyah’ ketika di dalam kereta, ini sebabnya

Pernah tak anda berasa seram sejuk ketika memandu kereta di kawasan yang sunyi ataupun tengah lewat malam? Rasa nak cepat sampai ke destinasi kan? Sebagai umat islam, kita sering diajar untuk mengamalkan ayat-ayat pelindung (Ruqyah) untuk melindungi diri daripada sebarang ganguan makhluk halus seperti jin dan syaitan. Namun begitu, beberapa golongan yang arif mengenai agama islam pula berkata sebaliknya. Untuk pengetahuan anda, ayat Ruqyah ialah cebisan ayat daripada kitab Al-Quran. Maka itu, hu


Dec 7, 2020

Road closure on ELITE Highway around Putrajaya-Gamuda Cove interchange

PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) has announced that they will be closing sections of the Putrajaya-Gamuda Cove Interchange on the North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE) for upgrading works. The section in question is between KM26.6-KM26.46 northbound from today 23/7/2020 to 25/7/2020 Saturday. Unlike the previous closure along the southbound route in the same section where only the emergency and the slow lanes were closed, the upgrade works in the section this round will be closed from all vehic


Jul 23, 2020

Video: First drive in the 2019 Subaru Forester 2.0L EyeSight, better than a Honda CR-V?

All-new 2019 Subaru Forester Review video in Malaysia. TC Subaru launched the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester in August and now we finally got the chance to get behind the wheel of one. We took the new SUV off-roading around the dirt track at Most Fun Gym, tackle the twisty bits of Karak highway and cruise along the endless straights of LPT2, all in one day! The new Subaru Global Platform (SGP), symmetrical all-wheel drive and EyeSight Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) came together to make

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Nov 14, 2019

Perodua Axia went against traffic on Federal Highway motorcycle lane

A motorcyclist narrowly escaped with his life when he came across a Perodua Axia driving against traffic on the motorcycle lane along Federal Highway. Traffic Investigation and Enforcement department Kuala Lumpur chief, ACP Zulkefly Yahya, told Harian Metro that they believe the Perodua Axia driver, a 21-year-old woman (curiously some reports says the driver is a man), was heading towards Petaling Jaya from the city centre when the accident occurred near the Kota Darul Ehsan gates. After enterin


Apr 9, 2021

Watch: Rogue Myvi driving against traffic on Federal Highway

Driving against traffic is becoming a rampant issue these days, and these days they are seen driving on busy roads as well. Just last month we reported that a white car was caught driving on the wrong side of the road at from Icon City in Kelana Jaya to the Sunway toll. Luckily, the incident happened during the early hours of the morning so the usually busy road is deserted. But in this video, a rogue Perodua Myvi is seen driving against traffic on Federal Highway and as you can see, the roads w


Aug 7, 2020

Harga jualan semula Volkswagen anda terlalu murah? Serahkan kepada Volkswagen Trade-Up

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) telah melancarkan kempen Trade-Up yang memberikan kemudahan jualan semula kepada pelanggan Volkswagen. Kempen ini dilancarkan melalui syarikat rasmi kenderaan terpakai Volkswagen, Das WeltAuto. Kempen Trade-Up ini dikhususkan untuk mereka yang ingin menukar ke kenderaan Volkswagen yang baru. Mereka yang memiliki Volkswagen Touran, Cross Touran, Sharan, Passat CC dan Passat B7 kini boleh mendapat nilai jualan semula yang menarik melalui Volkswagen Malaysi


Oct 6, 2020

MBSJ to install speed breakers along Jalan Kemajuan Subang

The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MBSJ) is finally addressing the growing number of car accidents along Jalan Kemajuan Subang. The council will be installing more signage to warn motorists to slow down and even speed breakers to prevent cars from going too fast. There are three accident prone areas along the same stretch. The first area is the junction leading cars into Subang Jaya from the Federal Highway. The second being the tight hairpin turn right next to the Apartment One Soho Subang. The


Aug 13, 2020

2020 Proton X70 CKD gets stiffer suspension for better ride & handling

The 2020 Proton X70 CKD (locally assembled) brought about a number of surprises for consumers. Not only did it got a new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) and improved kit list, Proton has also revised the suspension on the X70 CKD for better ride and handling. In the fully imported (CBU) units of the X70, it received high praises for its stellar ride comfort. It absorbed and filtered road undulations like nothing else in the segment. However, the flip side of the slack suspension is that i

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Feb 12, 2020

Spyshot: New taller ride height 2021 Proton Iriz Active coming

The Perodua Axia has the Axia Style, and it’s selling rather well. So it’s only natural to expect Proton to come up with a quasi-SUV, jacked up version of the Proton Iriz. Recall that back in 2014, Proton introduced the Proton Iriz Active Concept. Featuring SUV-style claddings and roof rails, plus a two-tone paint job, the jacked up Iriz rides 30 mm higher. There were reports that Proton will put the Iriz Active into production but things went quiet after that. For obvious reasons – Proton was a


Oct 1, 2020

Jimat lebih RM 9,000 dengan Volkswagen!

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) dengan sukacitanya mengumumkan pengurangan harga sehingga RM 9,484 berikutan pengumuman pengecualian cukai penjualan. Harga baru tersebut akan berkuat kuasa pada 15 Jun hingga 31 Disember 2020. Model Volkswagen yang dipasang secara tempatan (CKD) adalah Polo, Vento, Tiguan dan Passat, manakala barisan model Golf (R-Line, GTI dan R) diimport sepenuhnya (CBU). Dengan pengecualian cukai jualan, pelanggan dapat menikmati penjimatan sehingga RM 3,881 bagi Tig


Jun 12, 2020