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long term car rental malaysia

We’ve bought a Perodua Ativa for a long-term review and tear down!

So, we’ve bought a Perodua Ativa for a long-term review. Having booked the car in January 2021 (way before the virtual launch), we’re one of the early customers to receive the car.All along, weve been pestering the showroom to expedite the delivery, and were very happy that its finally here. Pearl Delima Red - looked darker in the brochureWhat did we order?We’ve opted for the AV variant with a two-tone paint job, featuring the “Pearl Delima Red” body colour and blac

Arif

Arif

Mar 19, 2021

6 little things we like about our Ativa – long term review #7

As we drive our Ativa for more than two weeks, the excitement of owning a brand-new car has worn out. We’ve started to see more Ativas on the road too, and Cik Tiva doesn’t attract as much attention as she used to in the first few days.Worn out excitement aside, there are some little plus points that we find worth highlighting, in case the thought of buying an Ativa ever crossed your mind.The subject matter of its decent powertrain and suspension have been discussed multiple times, s

Arif

Arif

Apr 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 were sure the rattling came from the rear right corner, but we werent sure what it was exactly.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

Arif

Arif

Apr 2, 2021

Flux’s Subscribe to Own is like a long-term test drive to help you find your dream car

Flux subscription service announces a new service that allows subscribers the chance to purchase their subscribed car after their subscription plan has ended. Think of the Subscribe to Own service as a long-term test drive for you to determine the car that will best fit you.The service works similar to Flux’s usual subscription plan with the addition that the monthly subscription payments also contribute towards the option to purchase the car. Interested subscribers are required to choose

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 18, 2020

Renault Subscription plan turns one - named Malaysia's Car Subscription Company of the Year 2020!

Renault has been named Malaysia Car Subscription Company of the Year at the 2020 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards for its Renault Subscription programme, a year after the programme celebrates its first anniversary.Launched in August last year, the programme was designed to offer an alternative to vehicle ownership beyond the traditional hire-purchase model as well as car sharing and rental options available.“We are delighted to have received this prestigious accolade

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 24, 2020

Costs RM 64, our Ativa goes for its 1k km inspection - Long-term Review #5

It turns out doing 1,000 km in one week wasn’t so hard after all. Having done a good mix of city and slight highway driving, we’ve successfully run-in the Perodua Ativa last week and we have sent it in for a 1,000 km inspection last Friday. So, we booked our appointment at Perodua Service Sungai Penchala for 10 am. Everything went according to schedule and Cik Tiva was hoisted as soon as we finished talking with the service consultant. What does the 1,000 km inspection entail? Not mu

Arif

Arif

Mar 30, 2021

Court says car park operators liable for car thefts!

The Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court ruling that the management of a car park is liable of negligence rendering disclaimers of exemption clauses posted by the car park non-viable.Sunway Parking Services Sdn Bhd was ordered to pay about RM 117,000 of damages to Euro Rent A Car Sdn Bhd in the case where the rental car company’s vehicle was stolen from the premises.This means that car park disclaimer notices posted at various locations of a parking lot informing visitors that the mana

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 8, 2020

Owner Review: My journey in Australia - Mercedes-AMG GLC43 long-term review from WapCar reader

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: YJ ChuaSomewhere in the forest of Mount Dandenong, VictoriaI left Malaysia in 2014 and have been living in Melbourne, Australia ever since. Some time around March 2017, I placed an order for a X253 GLC43. It was an easy decision to make – great amounts of cargo space, good rear seat space and legroom, decent power and great value for money. I didn

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jun 16, 2020

Do you know how much are you losing on your car every month? GoCar Subs has a message for you

The actual cost of owning a car is a lot higher than just your monthly instalments, and we’re not talking about insurance or maintenance, itself already a big chunk of a car’s total ownership cost.Beyond maintenance, depreciation is the biggest ‘cost’ for a car owner. However, very few see it that way because it’s not something that you feel until you have to sell your car. It’s like losing money on stocks; it’s paper loss until you actually sell it, whi

Hans

Hans

Sep 12, 2020

How long did we wait for our Perodua Ativa? And how much did we pay for it?

If you’ve been following our website or YouTube channel, you would know that we have just bought a Perodua Ativa. We’re not the first customer to receive the car but we’ve got it early enough to still be able to turn heads at the traffic light.The head-turning effect will wear out eventually, so we’re enjoying its as much as we can for the time being.In our earlier post and YouTube video, there’s one thing we forgot to mention as pointed out by one of our readers &n

Arif

Arif

Mar 25, 2021

Car owners can't afford to sell their cars due to outstanding car loan balance

It turns out that it wasn’t just used car sales that saw an increase throughout the past few months, used car dealers in Johor Bahru are reporting an increase in car owners trying to sell their vehicles after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ended in June.One second-hand car shop manager Chang Keng Keong told The Star that there has been a 30 percent increase in the number of people who came to his shop enquiring for information about the disposal of their cars.This was especially apparent

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 25, 2020

Toyota Malaysia announces special term financing for graduates to get a brand new Toyota!

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd announces special term financing for graduates to get a brand new Toyota Vios, Yaris and Avanza in collaboration with Maybank Islamic Berhad. The Murabahah Vehicle Term Financing-i (MVTF-i), in accordance with the Murabahah principles, will provide an additional financing option to the graduates besides the Islamic Hire-Purchase (HP) financing in accordance with Al Ijarah Thumma Al-Bai (AITAB). This financing package is only available in Peninsular Malaysia.Mur

Brian

Brian

Jun 10, 2020

Covid-19: Used and recon car dealers may layoff workforce as crisis extends

Malaysian used and recon car dealers and their 50,000 plus workforce are at risk of being laid off should the Covid-19 crisis prolong for more than 2 months, according to a report by New Straits Times (NST).While dealers have braced for the impact of the Movement Control Order (MCO), the practically zero sales which leads to higher inventories, poor consumer sentiments on the economy, and high fixed operational cost are taking their toll.President of the Malaysian A

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 14, 2020

Honda Malaysia and SoCar provides 50 Honda Citys for frontliners

Honda Malaysia has collaborated with SoCar to provide 50 units of Honda City for Honda customers working at the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.Frontliners (who are also Honda owners) who are unable to access their vehicles during this period will be able to use these Honda Citys for 1 month as a temporary mobility solution for them to carry out their duties.The fleet of Honda City will be provided by SoCar, the car-sharing platform, and all rental charges will be borne by

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 23, 2020

Hyundai establishes Ioniq as a dedicated EV brand; first new car to come by 2021

Ioniq is now a brand of its own! Hyundai Motor Company launched the Ioniq brand as a branch dedicated to electric vehicles (EV) as a response to the fast-growing market demand for eco-friendly mobility.The term “Ioniq” is no stranger to us. It was first coined as a long-term research project Hyundai will be working on to develop the company’s eco-friendly mobility sector.This resulted in the world’s first and only model that offers 3 electrified powertrain options; namely

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 11, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia slashes prices by up to RM 17,968 for all CKD models!

Following Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin’s announcement last week with regard to the Short-Term Economic Recovery plan, Volvo Car Malaysia today released its new price list for all Volvo CKD (Completely Knocked Down) models to exclude sales tax, effective 15 June to 31 December 2020. Nalin Jain, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia, said: “We fully welcome the introduction of the sales tax holiday and are grateful for the opportunity to pass on the full benefits to ou

Brian

Brian

Jun 12, 2020

What’s the resale value of a Proton X70? Flux has an alternative

The Proton X70 was first launched in December 2018, as a fully imported (CBU) model from China. Slightly more than one year later, the locally-assembled (CKD) model was launched in February 2020, with a new transmission but hardly any change in price. The range topping Premium X model is priced at RM 122,800.Barely two years on the market, it’s still too early to gauge the resale value of a Proton X70. Yes there are quite a number of units listed on used car classifieds, but it’s sti

Hans

Hans

Aug 7, 2020

India launches long wheelbase BMW 3 Series, Malaysia next

BMW India launched the long wheelbase (LWB) 2021 BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine (codenamed G28) today. This launch marks India as the first country to get the right-hand drive (RHD) version of the stretched 3 Series.And yes, if youve been following our posts, youd have noticed that Malaysia could be the next country to receive this model. More on that later.Longer, with more legroomLets start with the obvious: the cars size. Other than the longer wheelbase, the G28 is also slightly taller than the

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 21, 2021

Spied: 2021 G28 BMW 3 Series (G20 long wheelbase) caught in Malaysia, 330Li coming soon?

Merely days after Wapcar.my reported that the 2021 G28 BMW 3 Series (essentially a G20 long wheelbase) could be coming to Malaysia, we now have a spy shot of the new model right on home soil! Told ya so!As seen in these photos, a transporter is seen carrying one black G28 BMW 330Li, decked out in the M Sport styling kit, as evident from its large trapezoidal muffler tips.In fact, it appears (from this grainy video), that the 330Li could be offered with the same Vernasca Cognac leather upholstery

Eric

Eric

Jan 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

Dispose your e-waste properly at your nearest Volvo Car showroom!

Volvo Car Malaysia has partnered with E-waste Recycling Through Heroes (ERTH) to provide E-waste Green Boxes in all Volvo Car dealerships nationwide as well as at the Volvo Car Manufacturing Malaysia (VCMM) plant site in Shah Alam.This is part of an ongoing sustainability campaign called the Volvo Green Planet which aims to bring greater awareness towards today’s pressing climate concerns and propel the brand closer to its long-term goal of becoming climate neutral by 2040.No, recycling is

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 22, 2021

BMW and MINI owners can now renew their insurance with BMW Malaysia online

BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia introduces the i-Renewal digital service for the BMW MINI Comprehensive Motor Insurance Programme. The new service is a simplified programme that allows customers to renew their motor insurance with just a few clicks at any time of the day.The new i-Renewal service is provided in collaboration with Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad. It is part of BMW Malaysia Group’s efforts to further improve the convenience of the ownership experien

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 1, 2020

It’s time to stop using the term national cars to describe Proton and Perodua

Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional, the company which we now know as Proton Holdings, was established in 1983 as Malaysia’s national car company. Ten years later in 1993, Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua, better known as Perodua, was established as our second national national car company.We are now in the midst of setting up a third national car.All three national car companies were mooted by our then Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.In the early days, both Proton and Perodua were in every sense, a

Hans

Hans

Sep 6, 2020

Honda Civic FK8 Type R Limited Edition on 2020 World Touring Car safety patrol duty

This Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition has been appointed the Official Safety Car of the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the 2020 season.The limited-edition Type R was unveiled earlier this year at JAS Motorsport HQ in Milan. JAS Motorsport is Honda’s long-term motorsport collaborator and official partner.Painted in a resplendent livery featuring the “Sunlight Yellow” colour, the Type R Limited Edition Safety Car is 47 kg lighter than the GT-specification Type R.In addi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 30, 2020

Ah Long membakar kereta Toyota Sienta milik isteri peminjam?

Sebuah keluarga di Johor Bahru terkejut apabila terdengar bunyi kebakaran di hadapan rumah mereka pada jam 9 malam 25 November yang lalu. Orang rumah yang dikenali sebagai Puan Chook bergegas keluar dan mendapati bahagian depan keretanya terbakar.Pada mulanya, mereka bersangka bahawa kereta Toyota Sienta miliknya yang bermasalah. Rupa-rupanya, kereta tersebut dibakar oleh seorang lelaki. Perkara ini diketahui apabila Puan Chook menerima sebuah klip video daripada nombor telefon Singapura tidak l

Faisal

Faisal

Dec 1, 2020

Running in your new car, still relevant?

Running in (or breaking in) your new car is a standard practice that has been recommended by car manufacturers for the longest time.The task is simple – drive the car until the designated mileage set for the first service (anything from 1,000-2,000 km), but do not exceed 3,000-4,000 rpm to let all the mechanical bits ‘set in’.However, automotive technology have advanced tremendously in the automotive world, with manufacturers utilizing better quality materials for the mechanica

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 31, 2020

Used car dealers in Malaysia experiencing record-high sales in July 2020

Looks like car manufacturers are not the only ones that are currently enjoying a surge in sales. Used-car dealers are also reporting record-high sales in the few months since the Recovery Movement Control Order was put into effect.According to the Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Association of Malaysia (FMCCAM) president Datuk Tony Khor, the surge in demand for used cars is so good that the scenario is “simply too good to believe”.The surge in vehicle sales is believed to be

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 3, 2020

The 2021 G28 BMW 3 Series (G20 long wheel base) will be coming to Malaysia, here’s why

China-market model picturedRecently, we reported that the 2021 G28 BMW 3 Series (G20 long wheelbase) will be launched in India soon. This could potentially be a sign that other right-hand drive (RHD) markets like Malaysia is also set to launch this model.Here’s why.China-market 325Li picturedStarting with sales volume, BMW India sold 6,604 cars in 2020, which the company said is a 31.5 percent drop from 2019 (9,641 units).China-market 325Li picturedBy comparison, BMW Malaysia sold 11,567 c

Eric

Eric

Jan 12, 2021

How to run in your brand-new car? Here is what we’re doing with our new Ativa

When you buy a brand-new car, you have to go through a run-in (or break-in) period for the first 1,000 km. Unfortunately, you can’t just gun it right after taking delivery from the showroom. As such with our new Perodua Ativa, the first thing in order is to run it in.Only 17km on the odometer upon collectionHow to run in the car?Drive the car carefully without exceeding a certain rpm and speed limit. In every car’s owner manual, the instructions for the run-in period are explicitly s

Arif

Arif

Mar 19, 2021

Tun M receives delivery of his Perodua Ativa; Check out that number plate!

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has always been at the forefront of encouraging Malaysians in innovation, especially in the automotive industry. Today he revealed that he has just received delivery of his brand new Perodua Ativa with a number plate 2020. (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 =https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5; fjs.parentNode.in

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 14, 2021