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Perodua Myvi is the favourite model for used car buyers!

We know that the Perodua Myvi has been a crowd favourite since it was first introduced back in 2005. The little hatchback doesn’t just dominate the new car buying scene but also the used car market as the second-hand car market continues its sales high following the month of July.Previously, it was reported that the used car market has hit an all-time high since the country entered the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) with year-on-year sales spiking over 25 percent in July. The

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 13, 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

Used Perodua Axia: It's already affordable so why buy used?

Considering that the Perodua Axia is already the most affordable car in Malaysia, is there a reason why you should buy the Axia second-hand?2019 Perodua Axia StyleThe Perodua Axia is well-known for being the entry-level car to get. At its debut, it comfortably succeeded its predecessors the Perodua Viva and Perodua Kancil without preamble thanks to the many built-in features that seem to cater to most Malaysians needs.Yes, if ever there is an “all-Malaysian-car” it would be the Axia

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 1, 2020

Used Perodua Axia stolen by customer during test drive!

A used Perodua Axia test car from a used car dealer in Jalan Kampar was reportedly stolen by a man posing as a customer during a test drive.According to Ipoh District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner A Asmadi Abdul Aziz, the suspect had posed as an interested buyer looking for a Perodua Myvi. But as the dealer had no Myvis on sale he was directed to test drive the blue 2016 Perodua Axia instead.The suspect was accompanied by a sales representative from the dealer during the test drive. They

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 24, 2021

New or used car, which should you buy after MCO?

The Movement Control Order (MCO) in place to control the Covid-19 pandemic has put a huge speed bump on the various economic sector.The automotive industry has come to a complete halt as JPJ (Road and Transport Department Malaysia) has yet to resume new private vehicle registration (services related to commercial vehicles are available).It’s only a matter of time before consumers can go out and purchase their next perfect car. But with the soft economy that will prolong for the forese

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

May 24, 2020

Should you buy a new Perodua Myvi or a used Honda City?

If you’re a fresh grad looking for your first car, chances are you’re looking at the Perodua Myvi. It offers great value for money and is packed with features, some of which aren’t even offered in cars twice its price. But then someone said you could buy a used Honda City for about the same price. So how should you decide?Before we continue, we'd like to note that this isn't strictly limited to the Honda City. Other options can include the Toyota Vios, Honda Jazz,

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 30, 2020

Buying used cars: How to test drive a used car?

Buying brand-new cars without test driving them is common, especially when shopping for an econobox. These days, you can learn more about a brand-new car just by browsing the internet.The COVID-19 pandemic has also pushed brands to enhance their respective virtual showrooms. While shopping for a brand-new car can be safely done without a test drive, the same couldn’t be said about used cars.Test driving a brand-new car is meant to impress you with all the bells & whistles and

Arif

Arif

Sep 4, 2020

Used Car Guide: RM 20k for a used Proton Preve, should you consider it?

When it made its debut in 2012, the Proton Preve was the most affordable C-segment sedan on the market and the spec-sheet was rather impressive as well. So, is it worth your consideration as a used car?During its 8-year run, the Preve was updated twice but remained largely the same. It also helped Proton reach numerous milestones such as achieving the brand’s first 5-star rating at the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP).The Preve was also well-liked for its 1.6-litre CamPro

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 7, 2020

Be wary of hidden charges when buying a used car!

Buying a used car can net you quite a fair bit in savings, as depreciation is a painful reality for new car buyers.But ask anyone who has recently purchased a used car and the general consensus is the same – the listed price isn’t always the same as the price they paid.The main reason is very simple; used car dealers have a nasty habit of excluding hidden 'processing fees' from the listed price of their cars.As such, one can expect to pay an extra RM 4,000 to RM 5,000 more wh

Eric

Eric

Jul 5, 2020

Proton launches Certified Pre-Owned programme, used Proton car with warranty!

Interestingly, one growth seen through this whole coronavirus pandemic is the rise in used car sales. According to data by the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA), used car sales grew by 100% in the first six months of 2020.Seeing this, Proton decides to expand and improve its used car management (UCM) department to help streamline sales and distribution of used cars in support of new car sales.Proton’s UCM division began in 2019 with 8 outlets located in various dealerships. In 2020, P

CY Foong

CY Foong

Jul 29, 2020

Confirm no tampered mileages here, Proton launches certified used car website

Proton has launched the Proton Certified Pre-Owned (PCPO) website. It allows customers to browse through current stocks available at selected dealers nationwide as well as quickly trade-in their existing car for great deals on a new Proton model.Proton established a Used Car Management (UCM) division, which was tasked to grow a network of dealers to sell used cars alongside new ones. There are now 36 Proton outlets that feature the PCPO programme.There are several requirements before qualifying

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 12, 2020

Buying a used car? Here's how to check for unpaid summons

So, you’ve found the used car of your dreams, sent it to your trusted mechanic and even got the green light from Puspakom to transfer to name over to you. But wait, have you checked if the car has any unpaid traffic summons attached to it?Surprisingly, this is a step that most used car buyers would miss on. Excited car buyers will find themselves facing a roadblock when they realise that JPJ will not transfer the car to them as the previous owner has outstanding traffic summons that has ye

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 4, 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

Buying used cars: 5 signs a car has been in an accident

A knight in shining armor is a man who has never had his metal truly tested. Likewise, a pristine looking car is a car that hasn’t been driven much. While the former may be an inspirational phrase, the latter is a sign of a good used car.When shopping for a used car, it is normal to see dings, scratches, or the occasional putty. Small damages are good for bargaining, but a used car with major damage is much better avoided. Whether or not to go on with the purchase is entirely up to you. Th

Arif

Arif

Aug 21, 2020

Carsome's new used-car buying process has a 5-day money-back guarantee

Carsome introduces a new process that will change the second-hand car buying procedure entirely. The new process will not only make second-hand car buying simpler but also offer car buyers a peace of mind.The process is known as the New Way of Buying Cars, it is a whole new digitalised process that offers a one-year warranty, a Carsome Certified car, and a five-day money back guarantee under the Carsome Promise package.It is specifically designed to give car-buyers a peace of mind as not only wi

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 25, 2020

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

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

There's now a way to avoid sleazy used car dealers and their hidden charges

Ask anyone who recently bought a used car and the general consensus is that the experience is far from pleasant.Never mind mileage tampering (it happens more often than you think), rarely you can find a used car dealer that will sell you a used car at the listed price, and we're not talking about insurance cost.Enter Carsome and its newly-launched used car platform, which aims to alleviate the sore experience many used car buyers face.Pricing – What you see is what you payWhile the pro

Eric

Eric

Aug 31, 2020

Despite losing 3 months of business, Malaysian used car sales hold steady in 2020

Even though the country is still undergoing a pandemic, used car sales in Malaysia saw steady growth in 2020. This is despite the fact that used car dealers were severely hit from March to May due to the movement control order (MCO).According to the Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Association of Malaysia (FMCCAM) president, Datuk Tony Khor, the used car industry had only about nine months of business this year as a result.In an interview with StarBiz, he said in thanks to the sales tax

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 28, 2020

Surf for a used car in Sime Darby’s newest online store from home!

Used car sales have been seeing positive growth in Malaysia in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, Sime Darby Auto Selection has seen another potential in this by launching its own online used car store.The website allows customers to search from a wide range of high-quality used cars which also include nearly-new vehicles. With up to 300 used cars available for viewing, these vehicles aren’t just limited to Sime Darby Motor’s stable like BMW and Hyundai.Sime Darby Auto Selection

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 23, 2020

Carsome and CIMB partner up to create new financing solution for used car dealers

Carsome, an online used car trading platform, has announced a special partnership with CIMB Bank Berhad (CIMB). The partnership will see a new inventory financing solution developed specifically to make acquiring second-hand cars by used car dealers easier and faster.The new solution is the first of its kind co-developed by a bank and a used car trading platform. It is expected to help drive inventory volume for dealers and subsequently increasing market demand within the used car indu

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 21, 2020

Buying guide: 5 things to lookout for when buying a used car

Want that dream car of yours but can’t afford to buy new? The used car market is one solution. Toyota 86 for as low a RM 108,000?!If you are shopping for a used car, here are the list of things that you should look out for.1. Check paintwork, body panels, engine bay, and underneath of the carFirst impression matters. The outlook of the car is what makes you attracted to it in the first place, so naturally, this will be the first thing you should look at. Always inspect the car in dayl

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 15, 2020

MyTukar launches a new used car shopping experience at shopping malls

MyTukar Sdn. Bhd. launched the first of their chain of myTukar Retail Centres at major shopping malls in Klang Valley. The Retail Centres is part of the platform’s new used car purchasing experienceThe newly launched myTukar Retail Experience Centres is one of the many initiatives in the business pipeline to bring a complete car ownership experience to all car buyers.Also read: EON appoints MyTukar as new trade-in partner to improve customer experienceThe myTukar Retail Centres are located

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 17, 2021

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

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

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

Used car buying guide: GM2 Honda City - Which variant to get, what to look out for

Honda Malaysia just took the covers off the all-new 2020 Honda City, priced from RM 74,191.With the launch of a new model, prices of used City models will also dropped further, making a used Honda City a viable option for some.A little history on the GM2 Honda CityThe GM2 Honda City, also called the third-generation City, was introduced in Malaysia in late-2008.It replaced the controversial-looking GD8-generation model, which was the poster child for bad CVTs.Instead of a CVT-type automatic, Hon

Eric

Eric

Oct 15, 2020

Tun M checks out some restored Proton Sagas; Confirms Perodua Ativa is his own car

After showing off his brand new Perodua Ativa, a car that he confirmed in this video is his own purchase, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed is now checking out some restored Proton Sagas.Also read: Tun M receives delivery of his Perodua Ativa; Check out that number plate!Two cars were on display, a standard 1989 Proton Saga and a 1986 Proton Saga Orion. The green car (WBH 5581) is the first generation Orion engine model, while the red car (WBT 2289) is a later model with a newer Mag

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 16, 2021

Scored a used child car seat? Have you checked the expiry date?

With the Road and Transport Department (JPJ) waiting for the official green light to start issuing fines for not using a child car seat, many parents are rushing to purchase a seat to avoid needing to pay the expensive fine. But unfortunately, many are looking to second-hand child seats or hand-me-downs from friends and families. Did you know that these child car seats have an expiry date?Yes, all child car seats have an expiry date or shelf life as we call it. There are many factors contributin

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 8, 2020

Record high sales for used cars continues! Malaysians social distancing in second-hand cars?

We previously reported that second-hand car dealers are experiencing record-high sales in July 2020. It seems the success followed through to the third half of 2020 as well.According to the president of Federation of Motor and Credit Companies Association of Malaysia (FMCCAM), Datuk Tony Khor, the year-on-year sales in July spiked over 25 percent to 37,800 units while both August and September registered over 17 percent year-on-year growth.He attributed the spike in sales to the incentives like

Jerrica

Jerrica

Oct 12, 2020