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Penang Chief Minister’s official car is this RM 458k Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Penang Chief Minister has a brand-new ride for his official use and it’s not a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry but a Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The model in question is a 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e in Selenite Grey and it cost the Penang government RM 458,000.In a statement, the state secretary’s office has said that this flagship German luxobarge was purchased to replace the previous official car, a Mercedes-Benz S300L bought in 2013 for RM 298,263.Credit: Sayuti Zainudin (Malay Mail)I

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jan 7, 2021

Penang Chief Minister responds to backlash over new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

After raising many eyebrows stepping out of a brand new 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has given a response to acknowledge the backlash for his new ride.Chow responded that the government could have decided on a better time to replace his official car. He told The Star: “I take note of all the views and I would like to clarify that we followed the proper administrative process before purchasing the car.“But as the chief minister, if there is an offended

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 11, 2021

MIROS: Ban the sales of dangerous car accessories

The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) has urged the government to ban the sale of car accessories that could pose a fatal risk, especially in the event of a crash.Dr Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim. Photo credit: Berita HarianAccording to Berita Harian, one such item is the dummy buckle, which was originally meant for plus-sized individuals, but has since been misused by people who refuses to buckle up while driving. By inserting the dummy buckle into the seat belt buckle, these drive

Eric

Eric

Jul 9, 2020

Penang ferry service to continue on! Ministry of Finance to the rescue

A few days ago, the Penang Port Commission announced that they will be ending the iconic Penang ferry service entirely by 2022 much to the dismay of many. But the Ministry of Finance announced today that they will lend a helping hand to rescue the service.Finance Minister, Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, declared earlier today at the Dewan Rakyat that: “The government will impose a condition on Penang Port to carry on the iconic and heritage ferry service.”This condition

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 17, 2020

These Gear Up accessories on the 2021 Perodua Ativa activate its fierce side

The new 2021 Perodua Ativa is set to blaze the Malaysian roads on fire with its appealing price and equally appealing features. But for those who think the SUV needs a gruffer and sportier look to match its active-inspired name, Perodua also offers Gear Up accessories for the Ativa.The Ativa starts from RM 61,500 and the Gear Up accessories are offered on all three variants. These accessories include a bodykit that gives the Ativa a sporty look to challenge other cars on the road, including the

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 3, 2021

Used Peugeot 308 (T7) for RM 20,000; Save cost on the car for the repairs?

Peugeots, unfortunately, are plagued by bad reputation. Low resale value being one of the worst rep it has, but these French babies are actually very comfortable and fun cars to drive. Probably the most popular model from Peugeot in Malaysia is the Peugeot 308, which is now on sale in the used car market for RM 20,000. Should you buy one?Standard Peugeot 308 4-doorFor this used car guide, we will focus on the Peugeot 308 T7 generation. The 308 is classified as a C-segment hatchback, but Nasim, t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 21, 2021

MCO 2.0: Car accessories shops allowed to reopen

The National Security Council (MKN) has announced that effective 10 February 2021, the rest of the Malaysian small businesses will be allowed to reopen. This will include car accessories shops across the country.Here is the complete list of businesses allowed to reopen during the Movement Control Order (MCO):Other than that, MKN has also announced that dine-in at restaurants will be allowed starting 10 February 2021. All diners will have to adhere to social distancing rules and one table is only

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 9, 2021

Watch: Why are there so many people driving in the wrong direction in Penang?!

It has only been a month when news about a Perodua Myvi driving in the wrong direction just before the entrance of the Penang Bridge took over the internet. Now another car has been caught driving in the wrong direction on the second Penang Bridge!The video shows a first-generation Honda Jazz driving on the wrong direction on what looks like the exit of the second Penang Bridge, narrowly missing two cars including the owner of the dashcam.  (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsB

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 5, 2020

ZTH's Tom Goh to aim for another victory at Gazoo Racing Festival in Penang

Founder of Zerotohundred.com, Tom Goh, currently has 28 points in the Sporting Class standings. Representing S&D Tama Motorsports, he took home his first-ever victory at the previous race weekend in Bandar Malaysia.Held at Stadium Batu Kawan from 15-16 February 2020, Tom will be defending his lead in the second to last race of Season 3. The season will reach its conclusion in April at the Sepang International Circuit."As representative for S&D Tama Toyota Penang, this week

Shaun

Shaun

Feb 14, 2020

Perodua Myvi driver who drove against traffic in Penang arrested

The Perodua Myvi driver who drove against traffic from the Penang bridge toll plaza towards the North-South Expressway has turned himself in to the Bukit Mertajam traffic police station. Police has since detained the man.According to the Seberang Perai Tengah district police, the 35-year-old driver from Kepalas Batas claimed that he thought it was a two-way lane.In the Friday morning incident, the driver was believed to have made a U-Turn at the Penang Bridge toll to head back towards the North-

Jerrica

Jerrica

May 18, 2020

10 tips on how to save money on your car's fuel cost

Apart from insurance and maintenance, another big ticket item that we have to spend on our cars is fuel. Sure, fuel price is at the lowest now due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you are permanently immune from rising fuel cost, or you can't improve things further.As a general rule of thumb, you should always read through your car's owner’s manual and look for the recommended grade of fuel required, as well as recommended driving/maintenance habits. Here

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 22, 2020

Nissan X-Trail goes to X-tremes with accessories

The Nissan X-Trail received a facelift earlier this year with four variants. Now you can have the X-Tremer or the Aero Edition accessories package for all variants.To recap the 4 variants: 2.0L 2WD 2.0L 2WD Mid 2.5L 4WD 2.0L HybridThe X-Tremer package comprises a two-tone paint job with many items blacked out including the roof, roof rails, grille, spoiler, side mirrors, Tomei front and rear bumper, and 17-inch wheels.Aero Edition is basically the opposite without two-to

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 1, 2019

Keep it real: how to know if your accessories are original?

From aftermarket wheels, seats to steering wheels - chances are you can pick out a couple of modified cars just by looking around you. Check when you’re out and about, and you’ll see I’m right. Us Malaysians are a creative bunch, and it’s only natural that trickles down to our cars. Sometimes we get too creative...As much as it’s cool to make the cars we drive truly our own, there are plenty of enthusiasts who go for low-quality, fake accessories

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 11, 2020

Spice up the 2020 Nissan Almera Turbo with these accessories!

Here at the WapCar office, some of us are pretty divided on whether the 2020 Nissan Almera Turbo looks better than the 2020 Honda City but one thing is for certain, one has more affordable road tax than the other.Besides, while Honda has released some Modulo accessories for the all-new City, Nissan has also a few accessories of their own. No, they aren’t by Impul or Nismo, for now.Let’s start with the first accessory package which is the Interior Styling Package which costs RM 400. T

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 15, 2020

Worth RM 3,500? A closer look at the 2020 Proton X50's accessories package

Theres been much ado recently and its not about nothing - the 2020 Proton X50 has very clearly won Malaysias popularity contest since its October launch. But popularity isnt the only thing Protons latest B-segment SUVs got in common with A-list celebrities. As waiting lists extend up to 6 months, the X50 was caught in controversy following allegations that dealers were forcing customers to buy optional accessories. A lot of the hubbub is due to pricing: at RM 3,300 for the Utility Package and RM

Sanjay

Sanjay

Dec 7, 2020

2020 Toyota Hilux gains Gazoo Racing parts, cost as much as a new Myvi!

The Japanese usually jump at the chance to spice up fairly normal cars, and it's especially true for the men and women at Gazoo Racing. Yes, the team behind the Toyota GR Yaris raided their parts bin and dumped some good stuff on a 2020 Toyota Hilux.Lots of tough loveGR’s styling package beefs up the Hilux’s already-tough exterior by a notch.For an additional JPY 305,800 (~RM 11,950), buyers will get a silver bumper guard, striking red skid plate, steel side s

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 2, 2020

Maintenance cost comparison: Proton X50, Honda City, Mitsubishi Xpander - Which car is the cheapest?

Before we get started, let’s dive into the figures first. Capping the period to 5 years/100,000 km, the Honda City costs RM 3,669 to maintain, while the Proton X50 costs RM 4,326 and the Mitsubishi Xpander costs RM 4,215.But before we go further, there is a reason why we are comparing an SUV, a sedan, and an MPV.The simple reason is because like all crossovers/SUVs these days, the X50 and Xpander are aimed at sedan/hatchback owners looking for an upgrade.Theres no real reason why anyone ne

Eric

Eric

Dec 27, 2020

Selling your car soon? Here's some low-cost ways to refresh your car's interior

Photo credit: 8one6 on FlickrOver the years of owning your car, the interior would have picked up a fair bit of dirt, in addition to the usual wear and tear.Here’s some quick and low-cost tips on how you can refresh your car’s interior and maximixe your cars value.A good cleaning does wondersImage by autowelt_2014 from PixabayFirst things first. You should give the interior a good cleaning. Take a microfibre cloth soaked in mild soap water and gently clean the plastic surfaces of you

Eric

Eric

Apr 4, 2021

MITI expected to allow car manufacturers to resume operations next week

The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) is expected to backtrack on its earlier decision to remove automotive manufacturing from its list of essential services sectors, and will allow automotive manufacturing to resume operations next week.The government has yet to make an official announcement on the matter and those involved have been told to not speak to the media. However WapCar.my understands that discussions is almost complete and automotive manufacturing might be re-instat

Hans

Hans

Jan 15, 2021

MCO in KL, Selangor, Johor, and Penang extended to 4 March 2021

The ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor, and Penang until 4 March 2021. Conditional MCO (CMCO) will be reinstated in all states including the federal territories of Putrajaya and Labuan.Meanwhile, the Recovery MCO (RMCO) will be reinstated in Perlis. This means that Sarawak will no longer be the only state observing RMCO.Sabah will enter the state of CMCO as well. The state previously had the highest record of new cases until the full lockdown w

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 16, 2021

Don't turn on your air-conditioning when starting the car, fact or myth?

Which type of car owner are you? Are you the type who makes sure your car air-conditioning is off before you even start the engine and start driving? The is a debate that has started since the concept of A/C in a car was invented, we bust the myth on whether this practice actually makes a difference.The myth of keeping all accessories off came from back in the day when cars still run on carburetors. This was when the advice to let your engine warm up came to be. But, weve since left carburetors

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 29, 2020

Honda Civic takes on PDRM patrol car duties

We previously reported that the Royal Malaysia Force (PDRM) has put in an order of 425 units of the 2020 Honda Civic FC facelift to use as new patrol vehicles. Today, PDRM has received 30 units out of the 425 from Honda Malaysia.A ceremony was held to mark the occasion at the Ministry of Home Affairs’ office, Putrajaya. The Minister of Home Affairs, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, the Head of Police, Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador, and CEO of Spanco, Datuk Hamzah Mohd Salleh were in attendance.

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 5, 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

Why is there only 1 rear fog lamp on my car?

Did you know that the car with the cheapest car with fog lamps is the Kia Picanto 1.2 EX?When the car was launched earlier this year, the new generation joined the ranks of having at least 1 fog lamp on it’s rear end.While it seems like fog lamps are common placed items, it’s actually not something that all cars have installed as regulations have yet make it a “must-have” yet.So now you know that one of the selling points in the Picanto is that the car has 1 fog lamp that

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 24, 2019

Proton Persona Maintenance Cost Versus Toyota Vios And Honda City

Costs RM 3051.91 to maintain a Persona over 5 years/100,000 km Still cheaper to maintain than the Honda City or Toyota Vios Also cheaper to maintain than the Bezza The Proton Persona exists in a segment that is rather spartan, as it is the only national marque B-segment sedan on sale in Malaysia right now. The other segment rivals that the Persona competes against are from non-national brands, such as Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, and Mazda.On paper, the Proton Persona offers superb value for

Jack

Jack

Aug 27, 2019

Owner Review: Just can’t resist the Jinba Ittai - 2014 Mazda 3 Skyactiv

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Mazda 3 Skyactiv BM owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Zi Xuan OngIt was like 5 years 7 months back since I own my Mazda 3 BM model but it wasn’t my first choice. At the end of 2014, I was thinking to get myself a newer car, as my Hyundai Accent that time was already close to 10 years old. I know I am a pretty OCD person and driving a new car on busy roads in Penang is pretty stressful for me so a w

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 19, 2020

How much does Proton X70’s 19-inch tyres cost?

The Proton X70 became an instant hit with Malaysians for its superb value for money, quality and features.At launch, the national carmaker surprised us by equipping the range-topping X70 Premium with 19-inch alloys as standard. The largest-ever wheel size to be fitted onto a Proton model.Proton officials said that this is to create a greater visual differentiation between the mid-range Executive and Premium variants despite knowing full well that the tyre replacement for the 19-inch wheels would

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Oct 15, 2019

PDRM busts clone car syndicates involving used car dealer and insurance companies

A syndicate specialising in cloning cars by tampering the chassis number and forging documents was recently busted by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM). In the process, 19 vehicles, including luxury cars amounting to a total of RM 3.5 million, were confiscated.Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Saiful Azly Kamaruddin said in a press conference at the KL police headquarters that PDRM first received a tip of the syndicate back on February 2 when KL CID raided a used car dealership in Cheras.Duri

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 8, 2021

6 reasons why cars catch on fire, and how to avoid them

A car catching on fire is an absolute nightmare because there is usually zero hope of saving the car. The car cremates itself to car Valhalla and no amount of money can bring it back to life.Cars catch on fire for several reasons and most of them are avoidable. To help you avoid this terrible situation, we’ve listed out six reasons that cause cars to catch fire in the first place, and how you could avoid them.1. Fuel LeaksGasoline is highly flammable. All it takes to start a fire is a litt

Arif

Arif

Jan 17, 2021

Volvo Car Malaysia launches its official used car programme called Volvo SELEKT

Volvo Car Malaysia today paved a new path for customers with the launch of its 360 total-care used car programme known as Volvo SELEKT.The programme is created for the discerning customers in mind, who want the same uncompromising excellence and quality of a new Volvo car but at a price point they desire.Each pre-owned Volvo car under the Volvo SELEKT programme is guaranteed to be under five years old and has less than 100,000 km in mileage. Once it qualifies under the programme, the car wi

Brian

Brian

Jun 24, 2020