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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

Daniel Riccardo debunks driving sequences of our favourite car movies

When driving turns into an art form, it can captivate even people with the faintest interest in cars. This is why Hollywood churns out movies like Need for Speed, Baby Driver and even Fast and Furious, which, after 8 renditions, is really just an action movie unrelated to cars. The latest being Ford versus Ferrari. Watched that yet? Don’t worry this is not a spoiler post, though we would love to hear what Formula 1 driver Daniel Riccardo has to say about the racing sequences! Before we can get a


Nov 19, 2019

Here's a less talked about but equally important balik kampung travel check list

You’ve heard it time and again at every “balik kampung” festive season. Remember to check your car engine components’ condition, change your engine oil, make sure your tyres are in tip top condition before you start your journey… No doubt, these steps are important to follow, not only are you travelling further than your daily route causing more stress to the engine, there is also a possibility that you will get trapped in a 9-hour long traffic jam on the North-South Highway (true story this). C


Jan 17, 2020

Here’s another Fast and Furious 9 trailer to exercise your brains with

As little as we want to mention the logic-defying Fast & Furious 9 movie, we’re getting ever closer to its premiere date of 28 May 2021. In conjunction with the Superbowl games, Universal Studios also took the opportunity to launch yet another F9 trailer. Well, we know most of the deeds by now, the Toretto clan might be living the peaceful life but being adrenaline junkies that they are, they’re expectedly bored. And there’s the expected return of Han (played by Sung Kang) from the dead. Raised


Feb 9, 2021

Toyota tops list of cars kept beyond 15 years, Prius owners most satisfied

Seven out of the top 10 car models kept by US car owners for 15 years or longer are made by Toyota, according to data compiled by car-focused search engine iseecars.com, which has tracked over 660,000 cars sold in the US between 1981 and 2005 for this study. Top 10 Brands Owners Keep for 15 Years or More Toyota 9.8% Honda 8.1% Subaru 8.0% Acura 7.9% Mazda 6.3% Mitsubishi 5.5% Hyundai 5.5% Chrysler 5.5% Nissan 5.3% Lexus 5.2% The company’s data showed that 9.8 percent of Toyota owners have kept t


Jan 21, 2021

Check out Daniel Wu’s Porsche inspired Datsun 510

Mega star Daniel Wu has a very recognisable face, not only has he starred in more than 40 Hong Kong blockbuster movies, he was also part of the cast of the Tomb Raider movie in 2018. Little did we know that Wu is also a car enthusiast, but instead of super cars and high-performance machines, he was more into nostalgic restorations and he started his restoration journey with a Datsun 510. Wu was born and bred in California but returned to Hong Kong when he started pursuing a career in acting. Hav


Apr 10, 2020

5-year waiting list for the Suzuki Jimny in Indonesia

With talks of the Suzuki Jimny being locally assembled in Indonesia, Autonetmagz mentioned that the waiting list for the Jimny has reached 60 months or 5 years. It is estimated that orders for the Suzuki Jimny have exceeded 3000 units, and Suzuki Indonesia is only able to fulfill 50 of them per month due to import restrictions (the Suzuki Jimny is currently imported from Japan). This gives a rough calculation for the waiting list of around 60 months or so. To refresh, the Suzuki Jimny is powered


Dec 9, 2020

The Story You Don't Know About the Toyota Yaris

The all-new 2019 Yaris platform is expected to revolutionize the Malaysian market by taking advantage of the downsizing and cost reduction trend while improving safety, environmental performance and vehicle life. Today we look back at a few stories from the Toyota Yaris. The first generation of Yaris The first Yaris adopted the Toyota Funtime design concept first exhibited at the Frankfurt motor show in 1997. This design concept was first introduced at the Paris motor show in 1998 and first appl


Jul 22, 2019

Take advantage of the 100% sales tax cut, here’s a list of CKD cars

Beginning from 15th June to 31st December 2020, all new car buyers will be exempted from paying sales tax. CKD (locally assembled) passenger cars will see a cut of 100 percent. If you want to take advantage of the tax cut, here’s a list of cars assembled in Malaysia for your reference. Note that the sales tax makes up 10 percent, other taxes like excise duty and import duty still applies. BMW BMW 3 Series BMW 5 Series BMW 6 Series GT BMW 7 Series BMW X1 BMW X3 BMW X4 Haval Haval H1 Haval H2 Hond


Jun 5, 2020

Yoshihiko Matsuo, father of the iconic Datsun 240Z, passes away aged 86

Sung Kang's Fugu Z Yoshihiko Matsuo, designer of the iconic Datsun 240Z (or Fairlady Z in Japan), passed away on 11 July 2020. He was 86. Matsuo was born in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture in Southern Japan on July 10,1934. Before he landed his job in Nissan, Matsuo was part of the team that designed the Daihatsu Midget, while he was still a student at the Nihon University College of Art, cited Japanese Nostalgic Car. The 411 Bluebird Upon graduating, Matsuo went straight to Nissan. Amongst the cars he


Jul 17, 2020

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 playlist on Spotify


Dec 5, 2019

6 steps to set up your own racing simulator for less than RM 1k

Have you always wanted to try driving around the Sepang International Circuit but you've never had the car to do so? Or you've reached the highest level in your usual video games and you're now on the look out for something more challenging? Or you're just plain bored because of the lockdown with travel restrictions still in place? Here's our BM Editor Zamil trying to get the full experience! If you answered yes to one of these questions, then why not try simulator racing? You can either hire so


Mar 20, 2021

New Volvo Car 3S centre in Ara Damansara is the first air-conditioned workshop in Malaysia

Sime Darby Swedish Auto Sdn Bhd, which was appointed Volvo Car Malaysia’s dealer-partner in October last year, today unveiled its new Volvo 3S (Sales, Service & Spare Parts) Centre in Ara Damansara. The four-story facility is part of the Sime Darby Motors City in Ara Damansara. The 3S Centre was built in adherence to Volvo Car’s retail standard – the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE). It is the first 3S Centre to be equipped with a VR Studio (Virtual Reality Studio) and a RATC Bay (Reception at The


Jan 13, 2020

Audi, Mercedes-Benz and more helps with babysitting duties by introducing colouring books!

With more and more countries announcing the need for a lockdown to combat the coronavirus, car manufacturers like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover and more have come up with a colouring book strategy to help make the babysitting duties easier. The colouring books all feature cars either moving or stationary in various settings. Automakers declared that these free colouring pages are not just a distraction for the children but welcomes adults of all ages to flex their creative minds as well. Land


Mar 31, 2020

Take a look at our list of the cutest cars in the world!

Cars are usually built to look tough, fast and sleek, all points that would appeal to the general car buyer who majority are, well, men. But throughout the years since Karl Benz first invented the car, car companies have made efforts in creating cute looking cars. Here are our top picks of the world’s cutest cars ever made. Audi TT If there ever is an affordable sports car that would appeal to women it is the Audi TT. The Mk3 generation’s short body, rounded curves and sophisticated looks have d


Apr 29, 2020

New revised price list for Kia, Peugeot, Citroen, and DS

Naza Automotive Group, the automotive division of Naza Group, announced a new pricelist for vehicles under its automotive brands in line with the Government’s announcement. The new price list is recalculated in accordance to the sales tax exemption for locally-assembled vehicles and tax reduction for imported cars until year-end as part of the national economic stimulus plan, Penjana. The revised pricelist will be effective from 15th June 2020 until 31st December 2020, and covers the wide range


Jun 15, 2020

Audi to star in animated film Spies in Disguise? Here’s how

We’ve seen Audis in plenty of movies, the most notable being Marvel’s Iron Man. But Audi has taken starring in movies to the next level by creating a concept car especially for a movie! Audi and Twentieth Century Fox teamed up for the upcoming Spies in Disguise animated film to create the Audi RSQ e-tron concept car. The concept car was designed in close cooperation with the movie’s animators, Blue Sky Studios. It took designers and animators just 3 drafts and 6 months to create the RSQ e-tron.


Dec 16, 2019

MINI JCW Hatch now under RM 300k, MINI Malaysia announces price list for 2021

MINI JCW Countryman Alongside the BMW price revision announcement, MINI Malaysia has also updated the price list for 2021. Like new BMW models, standard is a 2-year warranty without free service package. But customers can opt for the 4 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service (“Extended Warranty & Service Package”) at the same cost as before. For example, the MINI JCW Hatch can be purchased at a recommended retail price of RM 294,861 (OTR without insurance, with SST exemption


Jan 18, 2021

Top Rank: Proton, Toyota, Perodua top Malaysia's most-stolen cars list

It's not an easy topic, but it's worth knowing so you can take appropriate precautions. Here's the Vehicle Theft Reduction Council of Malaysia’s (VTREC) Industry Vehicle Theft Statistics for Q1 2020. The pictures here do not dictate the exact models or variants. A lot of these cars have been in the market for years, so it's a mix of variants across different model generations. 10. Toyota Vellfire - 19 units stolen in Q1 2020 The Vellfire has grown to be a favourite among those looking for a room


Oct 3, 2020

Mitsubishi Xpander has far too many fans than it can handle, 8 months waiting list!

We get it, the most popular car in Malaysia this year is probably the 2020 Proton X50. It had a headline-grabbing six-month waiting list (that Proton is working on rectifying), but it seems the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander one ups that with an eight-month waiting period. Yes. Quartz White Pearl - best Xpander colour? With over 3,700 bookings collected in its first month of sales, there's no denying Malaysians love the Xpander. However, it seems there's a bit more love for the white one as the waiting


Dec 30, 2020

A drive-in cinema is coming to KL soon! But is it too late?

Our pleas have been heard as TwoSpices Entertainment Live is about to open a new drive-in cinema in town that allows you to comfortably practice social distancing while enjoying the latest movies. Known as the first-ever drive-in cinema, M-Junction is looking to open its doors by 15 July 2020. Although cinemas are now allowed to reopen in July, there is still a need to practice social distancing. And let’s face it, going into a confined space with other strangers for close to 3 hours is not a co


Jul 8, 2020

This is why there's still no confirmed price list for the Proton X50 yet

Bookings for the Proton X50 are opened but the obvious question on every prospective buyer’s mind is, “How am I supposed to book for a car when I don’t know the price?” Proton dealers nationwide are ready to accept a RM 500 booking fee for the Proton X50 but you can’t view the car at any showroom yet. Instead, Proton is organizing closed-door preview sessions to selected customers but if you are not on their preferred customers list, you’ll have to wait longer. With no clear indication on when w


Sep 20, 2020

BMW Malaysia updates price list for 2021, BMW 320i cheaper by RM 1,911

BMW Malaysia has released the updated price list for 2021 with a few notable changes. Prices have fluctuated for some models while some remained the same, like the BMW 218i Gran Coupe and BMW X1 sDrive 18i. Here’s the interesting part – the prior 5-year warranty and service package is now optional; standard is a 2-year warranty without free service. This means prices have dropped across the board with the standard 2-year warranty, but goes back to the same price as before should customers opt fo


Jan 18, 2021

Toyota Harrier has 9 months waiting list in Japan, delays Malaysian launch

The fourth-generation all-new 2020 Toyota Harrier is a surprisingly popular car in Japan. Since its official launch in June 2020, the premium SUV has racked up a backorder of close to 100,000 units! Unfortunately, Toyota’s factory is unable to keep up with the overwhelming demand causing a 9-month delay. According to BestCarWeb, sales of the Toyota Harrier has increased a total of 461.7 percent in November compared to the same month of the previous year. That is almost 5 times more than previous


Jan 7, 2021

Are these the best 4 Malaysian police cars ever?

We’ve seen a Nissan GTR police car, a Lamborghini Police car, and even a Porsche 911 Police car elsewhere in the world. They are the kind of cars that make little kids want to become police officers. Police cars need to be fast so they could respond to emergency situations swiftly. They don’t have to be supercar fast, but some grunt is appreciated by our boys in blue. This year, the Malaysian police force started using the Honda Civic in their fleet of Mobile Patrol Vehicles (MPV). You’ve probab


Sep 17, 2020

Racing simulator – 6 langkah dan cara mudah untuk anda berlumba bawah RM 1,000!

Imej Perodua Myvi dari F.A.H. ArtWork. Adakah anda berhajat untuk memasuki trek Sepang tetapi tidak berani untuk jejak kaki di trek sebenar? Atau anda seorang kaki permainan video yang ingin mencuba benda baru? Takpun, anda dah bosan sangat duduk kat rumah disebabkan PKP? Jika salah satu daripada persoalan ini timbul dalam minda anda, anda bertuah kerana saya sendiri adalah pengguna racing simulator ini sejak dari 2005, dan saya ingin kongsikan 6 langkah cara mudah untuk mulakannya! Baru ada 'fe

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Feb 20, 2021

Watch: Perodua Myvi vaults over kerb like a pick-up truck!

This video of a Perodua Myvi vaulting over a kerb in TTDI then continuing on like it was just a daily occurrence has been going viral further fuelling jokes that the Myvi can do anything. The video also prompted jokes that the Myvi can be part of the next Mission Impossible franchise movies or that the Myvi has missed its calling as a pick-up truck. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src ='ht


Sep 8, 2020

Over 8k bookings for 2021 Perodua Ativa, 3-month waiting list for 2-tone colour

Since its introduction in early-March, the 2021 Perodua Ativa has proven to be a very popular model. To-date, Perodua has collected more 8,000 bookings for its latest SUV, with slightly more than 70% opting for the range-topping 1.0 AV variant. The mid-spec 1.0 H variant made up more than 20% of the bookings, while the remaining opted for the entry-level 1.0 X variant. Also Read: 3k units of the 2021 Perodua Ativa (D55L) to be delivered every month Perodua aims to deliver an average of 3,000 uni


Mar 12, 2021

10 months waiting list, 2021 Honda HR-V’s is more luxurious than a Harrier, really?

The all-new Honda HR-V, which is known in Japan as the Vezel, will soon go on sale there on 23-April. Dealers have already been given an early preview of the sub-compact SUV and their response has been very positive. The highest specifications Vezel e:HEV Play variant, which spots a two-tone colour interior, is said to be trimmed in materials that feel more expensive than a Toyota Harrier. That’s quite some high praise. High specs e:HEV Play (top) vs regular e:HEV Z Sounds like mere dealer talk?


Apr 1, 2021

Owner Review: The family heritage sedan - Story of my family's BMW 525i

** This article is the personal experience of a 1990 BMW E34 525i owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Ariff Shah About the BMW E34 525i First of all, this is not my car, it is my dad's one which I inherited from him. So, the car is a 1990 BMW E34 525i and he bought it brand new from Auto Bavaria back in 1990 which cost him around RM 200k at that time if I’m not mistaken. My dad has chosen this BMW 525i as his workhorse since he had to travel for work from Kuala

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Jul 25, 2020