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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 SpeedIf you’re looking for something to kick start your weekend, then Need f

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 23, 2021

Buying your first car? Here’s what you need to know

First car is like your first love; you’ll get excited about it, make mistakes along the way, discover your likes and dislikes, but you’ll always remember it and depending on the situation, you’ll realise that money seems to be flowing out rather quickly.Which is why it is important to know what you’re getting into when you buy your first car, because it's not as simple as merely paying the monthly installments and refueling the car.Let’s start with mai

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 14, 2019

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

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 b

Shaun

Shaun

Dec 9, 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.

Hans

Hans

Sep 20, 2020

What paperwork do you need before selling your car?

Car photo created by standret - www.freepik.comIt’s time to sell your car. You’ve already figured out how to get the highest price and how to clean the interior, but how do you sell your car without going through a used car dealer?Assuming that you’ve somehow managed to find for a buyer that’s willing to buy your old car, there are some steps to follow before you can sell off your old car.Also Read: Selling your car soon? Heres how to ensure you get the highest priceIf it

Eric

Eric

Apr 6, 2021

COTY 2020 – Why younger rivals still can’t unseat the 2020 Honda Civic (FC) from its throne?

First launched in Malaysia in 2016, the FC generation Honda Civic is going into the fifth (and final legs) of its 5-year model life but look at it today, it hasn’t even aged one bit, not even when parked next to its younger rivals like the Toyota Corolla Altis, or even higher priced imported rivals like the Mazda 3 and Hyundai Elantra.Korean rivals like the Kia Cerato are now nowhere to be seen while other European pretenders that used to vie for the crown have since packed up and left &nd

Hans

Hans

Dec 26, 2020

Remember this BMW M5 chasing down a land speed record car ad? It has come to life!

Remember this ad of the BMW M5 camera chaser car filming a land speed record car in the early 2000s? The ad was made to showcase the M5 as the “fastest saloon on the planet”. Fast forward to 2020, this ad has become reality as a video producer converted a BMW M5 into the perfect camera car.Dubbed “The Bavarian Ranch Hand”, this 2002 E39 BMW 5 Series M5 is a purpose-built camera chaser car capable of capturing car-to-car footages at speeds over 200

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 14, 2020

MAA: We don’t need third national car and every car company should pay equal duties

The Malaysia Automotive Association (MAA) feels that the country does not need a third national car as the existing two are enough.MAA president Datuk Aishah Ahmad told The Edge, “From the industry’s standpoint, we already have two national cars — that’s already too many. To have a third national car? I don’t think we need it.”She also did not comment on Perodua’s intention to be involved in the third national car project as MAA does not have details of

Eric

Eric

Jul 27, 2020

COTY 2020: Our shortlist for Car of the Year 2020

Vote hereHello and welcome to WapCar’s 2020 Car of the Year. We’ve cherry picked some of the most popular cars that were either launched or updated in 2020. Without any delay, let’s get on with the list of nominees and why we’ve it picked it.2020 Toyota Hilux RogueThis is the new 2020 Toyota Hilux Rogue, sitting at the top of the Toyota Hilux range, priced at RM 146,880. It comes with a meatier 2.8-litre turbodiesel and more importantly, it now has the Toyota Safety Suite

Shaun

Shaun

Dec 18, 2020

Owner Review: A 20-year-old car with all the modern equipment you need - My 2000 Mercedes-Benz W202 C230 Kompressor

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysiahttps://www.wapcar.my/forumSaiful Azzam KhairummuzammilBasic information2000 Mercedes-Benz W202 C230 KompressorReason why I bought this carFor the past 5 years, I have been driving a Mercedes-Benz W126 300SEL as a daily commute to work. The reason was simple, I needed a car with a big boot, spacious interior for my children and goods, comfortable on long journey, stable at

Owner Review

Owner Review

Nov 30, 2020

Subscribe to a car for one month with Renault's new Renault Subscription 1-Month Trial Plan for RM 996

TC Euro Cars (TCEC) adds yet another subscription plan to the ever-growing list of subscription plans on offer. The latest plan allows customers to subscribe to a car for one month with the Renault Subscription 1-Month Trial Plan for RM 996.TCEC introduced the 1-Month Trial Plan to accommodate customers who are cost conscious due to the MCO and are hesitant to put down a long-term commitment for one of their longer subscriptions.The new one-month plan will also cater to those who requires t

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 19, 2020

FAQ: All you need to know about the all-new 2020 Honda City (GN-series)!

Arguably the hottest B-segment sedan this year, the all-new 2020 GN-series Honda City is here! As usual, heres a list of your most burning questions, answered. What is the price of the all new 2020 Honda City?Prices will be revised upwards after 31-Dec 2020 with the resumption of SST. 2020 Honda City prices Variant Price (RM), no SST Price (RM), with SST S 74,191 76,800 E 81,664 84,800 V 86,561 89,800 RS TBC in Jan 2021 When will the RS vari

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 13, 2020

Car workshops, factories (even hair salons) now allowed to open for business, but permit required

By now, you would have learned that the Malaysian government have announced yet another two-week extension to the Covid-19 related Movement Control Order (MCO), extending until 28-April 2020. However, there are some good news. Car workshops and factories can now resume operations, although for the latter, only production of exports are allowed.The Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Dato’ Seri Azmin Ali made an announcement shortly after Prime Minister Muhyiddin’s ann

Hans

Hans

Apr 10, 2020

Do I need a special license to drive in Thailand?

The answer is no, Malaysians do not require a special license to be allowed to drive on Thailand roads.Malaysians are allowed to drive in Thailand because we are part of the 10 ASEAN countries.It also helps that our country’s domestic driver license come complete with a photograph attached and also include the English language. Totally saving us the need to prepare extra documents regarding our identification!But of course, having a valid driver’s license with more than 6 months befo

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 10, 2019

FAQ: All you need to know about the 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander!

The locally-assembled (CKD) in Pekan 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander is now open for booking in Malaysia and as usual with all new cars, we have the complete run down for you right here. Let’s go!What’s the price of the new Mitsubishi Xpander?Prices have not been announced yet. Though we estimate it to be circa RM 100,000, the actual prices should be released as the car nears its November launch date.How big is the Mitsubishi Xpander?Part of what makes the Xpander spacious is its size -

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 24, 2020

Review: 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Inscription Plus - Out-badged by rivals, but outshines them

Mention Volvo and the word "safe" almost instinctively comes to mind. Yes, the 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Inscription Plus is indeed one of the safest cars on sale today, but its so much more than that.First, a little refresher on the 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Inscription Plus. Volvo Car Malaysia gave the XC60 an update earlier this year. The T8 plug-in hybrid variants now feature a larger battery, at 11.6 kWh compared to 10.4 kwh previously.Price without SST is RM 326,120 (valid until 31 December 20

Shaun

Shaun

Aug 15, 2020

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-Sout

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 17, 2020

25 years of the Honda CR-V - All you need for a family car

Currently in its fifth generation, the Honda CR-V is a spacious family car that is popular among Malaysians. Offered in both 2WD and 4WD, the former is preferred by many, since it mainly sees urban use.The urban SUV body style is so popular to the extent that even brands like Porsche and Lamborghini have at least one in their line-up.Being one of the early adopters and perhaps even pioneering the urban SUV body-style, the Honda CR-V deserves some recognition. But how did it all start? Well, we&r

Arif

Arif

Dec 19, 2020

COTY 2020: Volvo S60 T8, vote for your favourite Luxury Car of the Year!

Back in May 2020, Volvo Malaysia launched the 2020 Volvo S60 T8 CKD, priced the same as the imported version at RM 295,888 (SST included). Features remained largely the same as well, save for a few items like the removal of 12V socket in the boot and split folding seats.Vote HERE!Some were expecting a drop in price but as Volvo mentioned during the launch of the CBU version, it was already priced as a locally-assembled one. And that under RM 300k, no direct rivals come close to what it has to of

Shaun

Shaun

Dec 30, 2020

FAQ: All you need to know about buying a Ford Ranger before 31-Dec 2020

As you know by now, the government’s Penjana economic stimulus package is currently offering full exemption for the 10 percent sales tax for locally-assembled passenger cars until 31-December 2020. Imported passenger cars will still have to pay sales tax, but only at half the normal rate.The keyword here is passenger cars. Pick-up trucks are classified as commercial vehicles, and as such, prices will remain unchanged.The good news is that Sime Darby Auto Connexion, the distributor of Ford

Hans

Hans

Oct 13, 2020

Proton X50 vs Perodua Aruz – Do you really need that 2 extra seats?

This week saw the media preview of the Proton X50. Some might be tired of all the hype and some might even be tired of waiting for the official price list. Having said that, we predicted that the price of the X50 could range between RM 80,000 to a little over RM 100,000.With that price, it is priced closely to Perodua’s SUV. No, not the D55L, that might be out in 2021. I’m talking about the Perodua Aruz. At RM 77,900 (inclusive of SST) for the top-of-the-range 1.5 AV, shoul

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 1, 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 ra

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 15, 2020

Used Perodua Myvi: What do you need to know before buying Malaysia’s favourite car?

We previously reported that used car sales are hitting an all-time high and the favourite choice among second-hand car buyers is the Perodua Myvi. If you’re looking to buy a used Myvi as well, then here’s what you need to know before you purchase one.First generation Perodua Myvi interiorIt is understandable why the Myvi is still a crowd favourite even in the used car market. Whether it is the first generation or the second-generation car, the little hatch offers an interesting packa

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 17, 2020

The world doesn’t need manual cars anymore

Stalling engines, nerve-wracking hill starts, and jerky gear shifts are some of the memories you might have of obtaining your driver’s license. If you had taken your driver’s license prior to 2014, you had to do it with a manual transmission car. It most likely didn’t have power steering too. You didn’t have a choice.Current driving school cars have power steeringToday, a Malaysian driver’s license can be obtained either with a manual or an automatic car. While driv

Arif

Arif

Jul 24, 2020

Used car shopping: 6 tips for checking the engine

So, you want to buy a used car. Maybe it’s a project car, a unique car model you’ve always wanted, or a car model that’s not sold brand new in Malaysia. If your reason for buying a used car is a tight budget, you might want to consider other options like public transportation or a motorcycle.If you’re still here after reading that, we assume you’re serious about this, regardless of your reasons. Well, there’s a long list of things to look out for when buying u

Arif

Arif

Aug 15, 2020

VW Passat Elegance and Tiguan Allspace, should you consider them over Japanese rivals?

Volkswagen’s R-Line brothers, the Passat R-Line and Tiguan Allspace R-Line, are currently hogging most of the attention. The Tiguan Allspace R-Line has a one and a half month waiting period, and it’s easy to see why – it has the utility of 7 seats, with the firepower of a GTI under the bonnet.Tiguan Highline (left), Tiguan R-Line (right)Both the Passat R-Line and Tiguan Allspace R-Line crosses the RM 200k psychological barrier. The former is priced at RM 203,411, the latter RM

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 25, 2021

In-Car DVR, don't drive without one and here's what you need to know

As cars get more and more feature packed, another equipment that has found into several new models is a digital video recorder (DVR), also known as a dashcam.Having video evidence from a DVR will save from unnecessary “he said, she said” disputes arising from an accident.Many cars these days offer a built-in front-facing DVR while some manufacturers like Toyota will even offer a rear-facing camera for an additional RM 350, which is a small price to pay for better peace-of-mind.

Eric

Eric

Oct 17, 2019

2021 Perodua Ativa 1.0 AV vs Proton X50 1.5T Standard – Do you need a bigger car?

We can already hear a pack of keyboards firing away so yes, the 2021 Perodua Ativa (D55L) and Proton X50 are not direct rivals. But as we mentioned before, they are close enough to fall in the same shopping basket and will inevitably attract similar demographics.If you are among the said demographics, then here is a guide to assist in your buying decision.Let’s start with the price. The Perodua Ativa has 3 variants on offer – X, H, and AV, priced at RM 61,500, RM 66,600, and RM 72,00

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 3, 2021

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

MINI JCW CountrymanAlongside 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

Shaun

Shaun

Jan 18, 2021