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Used Mercedes-Benz CLA for RM 105k, what are the issues to look out for?

Probably the sleekest and sexiest model in the Mercedes-Benz compact series is the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The CLA offered those that prefer a more modern look over the classic sedans that Mercedes-Benz had on offer a compromise with the CLA. Unfortunately, you can no longer purchase a standard CLA new as MBM only has the CLA 45 on sale now, but there are still plenty on the used car market. But what are the issues to look out for? Common issues To find out more about the common issues on the Mercede


Feb 7, 2021

Ratings Comparison: Proton X70 vs Honda CR-V vs Mazda CX-5 - Quality and features

The Proton X70, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5 are locally assembled SUVs and we’re here to find out which is has the best build and material quality as well as the most well-equipped. Proton X70's build quality and features It should be noted that the Proton X70 we tested was the fully imported (CBU) model. Build quality is impeccable with superb fit and finish to both the exterior and interior. The CKD model we’ve tested has no perceivable difference in quality, and we would rate them identically.


Jun 20, 2020

Proton acknowledges spare parts shortage problem, reaches out to customers in need

Like any organization experiencing rapid growth and change, there will be growing pains. Proton is experiencing this first hand, not just with supply issues of the very high in demand Proton X50, but also shortage in spare parts supply for its service centres. To Proton’s credit, the company has taken a very brave move to publically acknowledge the shortcomings in its after-sales services. At today’s announcement of Proton’s February 2021 sales performance, Proton said it recorded its highest ev


Mar 2, 2021

Geely joins IATF to influence international automotive quality standards

Geely has become the first Asian automaker to join IATF, a global automotive quality standards organization. The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) is a group of automotive manufacturers which aims at providing improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. With its admission, Geely will now participate in the formation and improvement of international quality standards with other global automotive groups to promote the sustainable development of the world’s automotive indu


Apr 9, 2021

New 2020 Perodua Bezza vs Proton Saga vs Proton Persona – A bigger option for the same price?

The new 2020 Perodua Bezza is the natural rival to the Proton Saga in the A-Segment sedan market, but with the highest spec Advance (AV) priced at RM 49,980, there are other options that you should consider in the bigger B-Segment – the Proton Persona 1.6 Executive. Take a look at the overview: Evidently, the Premium spec Saga is the cheapest of the lot as compared to both the Bezza 1.3 AV and Persona 1.6 Executive on paper. That being said, let’s compare the specs and equipment levels offered i

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Mar 12, 2020

Proton Perdana 'Accordana' for RM 50k; Proton price for Honda reliability?

Although it feels like the Proton Perdana has been around for a long time, Proton’s flagship sedan has only gone through 2 generation changes. The latest iteration was affectionately nicknamed the ‘Accordana’ and was discontinued back in 2019. The Perdana is now on sale in the used car market for around RM 50,000, should you get this Proton but with Honda reliability? Background The Proton Perdana was the flagship model for Proton for many years, so it sports all the best amenities that were fit


Apr 11, 2021

Ratings: Nissan X-Trail build quality and features, high score for safety

The Proton X70 and Mazda CX-5 set the benchmark for build quality in the segment. Now, we’ll dissect the locally assembled Nissan X-Trail in terms of build quality and its features through the WapCar Ratings system. 2019 Nissan X-Trail Paint Thickness (unit: μm) Location Driver Side Passenger Side Front Bonnet 109 - Front Fender 119 121 Front Doors 107 94 Rear Doors 109 100 C-Pillar 115 102 Tailgate - - Roof 98 - Average Paint Thickness: 107.4 μm 2019 Nissan X-Trail Panel Gaps (unit: mm) Locatio


Mar 13, 2020

Perodua issues fuel pump recalls for 2018/2019 Perodua Myvi

Looks like the Perodua Myvi is affected by the global fuel pump issues as well. Following the recalls issued by UMW Toyota (UMWT) for Toyota and Lexus vehicles and Honda Malaysia in June, Perodua has also issued a recall for their third-generation Perodua Myvi. The global fuel pump recall exercise was first issued by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in March 2020. The recall affected over 3.2 million vehicles under the corporation and looks like this includes Daihatsu as well. TMC first started lo


Aug 7, 2020

Used Proton Inspira for RM 20k! This or the Mitsubishi Lancer?

It has been 5 years since Proton has discontinued sales of the Proton Inspira, but demand for the car has yet to wane and finding a good used unit is like looking for a needle in the haystack. But for RM 20,000, should you still get a used Proton Inspira or should you just opt for the Inspira’s donor car, the Mitsubishi Lancer instead? The Proton Inspira has always been an interesting product. It came years after Proton has proudly moved on from just rebadging Mitsubishi vehicles and started pro


Dec 17, 2020

20 years later, is the Proton Waja a dream or a nightmare?

It has been 20 years since the Proton Waja was launched. In 2000, Proton was just entering its 15th year of automotive production and during those years, they were dominating the Malaysian car market thanks to the laws that protect the national carmaker from imported rivals. At this point, all of Proton’s line-up consisted of rebadged Mitsubishis and a single rebadged Citroen. The Saga/Iswara had been chugging along since 1985 with old but reliable technology and the Wira consistently topped sal

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Jul 1, 2020

Volvo Cars raise the cabin air quality game with this new tech

Volvo Cars have taken the bid for better air quality in the cabin another step further with their new Advanced Air Cleaner Technology. The system is the first in the world as no other cars in the segment has an air quality technology reader in its cabin. Although Volvo cars have always been equipped with PM 2.5 air filters and the company puts great emphasis on cabin air quality, they have never had a sensor to measure PM 2.5 levels in the cabin and display the results via the Volvo On Call smar


Sep 17, 2020

In Brief: Proton Saga, best value for money under RM 40k?

The Proton Saga received a facelift in 2019 with a host of updates. On top of that, prices were reduced, starting from RM 32,800 (RM 32,400 without SST) for the Standard MT and RM 39,800 (RM 39,300 without SST) for the Premium AT. One of the most significant changes in the facelift exercise is the new 4-speed automatic transmission, replacing the CVT. Pros and cons Having lived with both the Saga FLX and Saga 2019, the 4-speed automatic is a far better daily companion. The transmission works smo


Jul 1, 2020

Deal breakers: 2019 Proton Saga - Love the car, but its ergonomics needs to be improved

Allow me to begin by saying this isn’t about condemning the 2019 Proton Saga facelift because I genuinely adore it. So much in fact, I have one sitting right at home. At under RM 40k, there are no other cars that pack quite as much value as the Proton Saga. It drives well, has decent refinement, and a bonus would be the touchscreen infotainment system that is slick to use. Proton Saga But after living with it for a good month, I’ve come to notice a few niggles with the car and these may not be i


Jun 11, 2020

The Honda City, Jazz, and CR-V achieved top ranking in quality study

Honda Malaysia’s top sellers, the Honda City, Jazz, and CR-V led their respective segments in the J.D. Power 2019 Malaysia Initial Quality Study (IQS). The Honda City scored 59 PP100 and the Honda Jazz scored 68 PP100. Meanwhile, the Honda CR-V also ranked highest in its segment with a score of 64 PP100. The areas of study include vehicle exterior, engine and transmission, audio entertainment connectivity and others. Based on responses from the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, th


Feb 19, 2020

Owner Review:  The underrated Malaysian Icon – My Proton Waja Review

** This article is the personal experience of a 2003 Proton Waja 1.6L(M) (MMC) Executive owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Daniel James About my car This is my 2003 Proton Waja 1.6L(M) (MMC) Executive, back in 2003 it cost about RM 57,000 for this sedan, but you can fetch it less than RM 6,000 a good one if you are lucky. During its earlier days, it used to push 102 bhp but had lost a couple of ponies over the years. Its clocked over 304,000 km over 17 years, low mileag

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Oct 23, 2020

Ratings – Honda CR-V’s build quality and features, high marks for features

The Honda CR-V is the most popular non-national SUV in Malaysia, with good reasons too. So let’s dive into the build quality and features through the WapCar Ratings system. 2018 Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P Paint Thickness (unit: μm) Location Driver Side Passenger Side Front Bonnet 260 - Front Fender 180 180 Front Doors 180 200 Rear Doors 180 210 C-Pillar 160 180 Tailgate 170 - Roof 220 - Average Paint Thickness: 192.7 μm 2018 Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P Panel Gaps (unit: mm) Location Driver Side Passenger Side


May 7, 2020

Owner Review: My family own this car since I was born and now it's mine - My 1997 (The JET) Proton Saga Iswara 1.3S

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Basic information about my car 1997 (The JET) Proton Saga Iswara 1.3S Reasons why I bought this car My family needed a car for transporting a baby (which was me by the way). The reason we picked this car because at the time it had massive boot space and ample room in the cabin and we heard stories of how reliable the Mitsubishi version Saga’s w

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Dec 12, 2020

Owner Review: So Proud of Getting a National Car! My Journey with the Proton Persona

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Proton Persona 1.6 Premium CVT owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar Facebook: Louis Lim My white 2019 Proton Persona 1.6 Premium CVT was bought about 4 months ago at a price of around RM55k. As I was still a student going for internship soon at that time, I needed my first car to travel to work every day. Due to budget constraint, I had to choose a local car that fits my budget. Therefore, I was left with a few choices an

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Jun 19, 2020

Review: 2020 Proton Saga 1.3L Premium facelift, true definition of value for money

Proton took the right approach when they launched the 2020 Proton Saga facelift. Offering improved features and drivability at a lower price point for consumers. Their strategy of giving better value for money to the consumers is being rewarded in their sales numbers, with a monthly average of 3,500 cars delivered. The Saga facelift was crucial in helping Proton achieve their 2020 sales target of 100,000 units. Even as archrival, Perodua launched their updated Saga competitor, the price tag is j

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Feb 28, 2020

Ratings: 2019 Mazda 3 2.0L Sedan High Plus – Top marks in quality, 174.5 overall

In this week’s WapCar Ratings, we’re analyzing the 2019 Mazda 3 Sedan 2.0 High Plus to evaluate all aspects from driving performance to purchase and cost. Mazda 3 Sedan Driving Performance – 37.5/50 pts, feels like an extension of your body 2019 Mazda 3 2.0L Sedan High Plus - Facts and Figures Engine 2.0L 4-cylinder NA Transmission 6-speed automatic Power 162 PS @ 6,000 rpm Torque 213 Nm @ 4,000 rpm Weight 1,402 kg 0-100 km/h 9.9 seconds 100-0 km/h 38.3 metres Power from the 2.0-litre naturally


Oct 4, 2020

New 2020 Perodua Bezza vs 2019 Proton Persona – Is bigger always better?

(2019 Proton Persona Price and Specs | Gallery) | (2020 Perodua Bezza Price and Specs | Gallery) The recently-updated Perodua Bezza has certainly garnered the attention of many, not just because Perodua has made ASA 2.0 available on the Bezza, but also because of its price point. We already compared the new Bezza against its closest rival - the updated Proton Saga. But considering that the updated Bezza line-up is priced well into Proton Persona's price range, it would be logical to compare the


Jan 15, 2020

My New Car: I would take this car over the Proton X50 anytime - My story of buying the 2020 Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV

** This article is published on WapCar Community. Click the link below to enter the community for car enthusiasts in Malaysia https://www.wapcar.my/forum Basic information Perodua Aruz 1.5 AV 2020 Time of purchase: 9th November 2020 Price of vehicle: RM73,226.00 Reasons why I bought this car I needed a larger car with bigger boot space to carry around loads to deliver to my customer, which I find it hard to do that with my previous car, the infamous Perodua Axia Standard G 2016 as the boot space

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Dec 5, 2020

New Japan-Malaysia Mitsubishi JV for a higher quality CKD 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander

Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) have taken the covers off the 7-seater 2020 Mitsubishi Xpander. Prices have yet to be announced (like many other companies, MMM has to deal with a very fluid situation in this Covid-19 period) but the company expects to release the price lists to dealers within November. Competing against the Perodua Aruz and Honda BR-V, the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated Xpander is locally-assembled (CKD) at its local partner’s DRB-Hicom’s facility in Pekan. This is a different a


Oct 22, 2020

Proton Iriz Facelift Has 367 New Parts, But Is It Any Good?

367 new components include styling & mechanical enhancements Better braking performance, lower NVH and improved fuel consumption Most importantly, better build quality The facelifted 2019 Proton Iriz was the first Proton model in their current line up to be updated since Geely came on board as the national carmaker’s foreign strategic partner. Introduced to the market just 2 months after the Proton X70 made its local debut, the facelifted Iriz is more than just a cosmetic upgrade. For starters,

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Aug 29, 2019

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. It 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 package with its spacious cabin, small vehicle size, a


Oct 17, 2020

Owner Review: Met Some Problems with My 2020 Proton X70 Premium X. Do I Regret Buying It?

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Proton X70 Premium X owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar Andy Chin Woon Fook Shopping For the Car I Need 12th February 2020 was a historical date for Malaysian to witness the launching of Proton X70 CKD. Before decision was made and due to competition of SUV market, I did step my foot on Mazda CX5, Peugeot 3008, Honda CRV 1.5T and Nissan X-Trail Hybrid. Based on my personal opinion, there are pros and cons for every mode

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Jun 21, 2020

Proton launches new logo and tagline, X70 CKD first to receive new logo

Two years after partnering with Geely, Proton announced today a new logo today and new tagline to mark a new chapter in the company's growth. The new, almost 'Thundercat-like' logo, is an evolution of Proton's current Malaysian tiger motive design, but has been polished further to emphasize the four core elements of the brand's message - strength, agility, courageous, and pride. The previous tagline of 'It's In The Drive' has now been replaced with 'Inspiring Connections,' which is more current


Sep 24, 2019

Will the CKD Proton X70 be as well built as CBU units? – Ratings

Build quality of this fully imported Proton X70 is impeccable and will come as a surprise to many. Fit and finish is impeccable for both the exterior and interior. Paint Thickness (unit: μm) Location Driver Side Passenger Side Front Bonnet 126 - Front Fender 110 119 Front Doors 118 124 Rear Doors 120 126 C-Pillar 129 116 Tailgate 108 - Roof 108 - Average Paint Thickness: 118.5 μm Panel Gaps (unit: mm) Location Driver Side Passenger Side Difference Bonnet 3.5 3.5 0 Front Fender 3.5 4.0 0.5 Front

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Jan 21, 2020

Quick Review: 2019 Proton Saga Facelift 1.3L Premium, The True People's Car

(2019 Proton Saga Price & Specs | Gallery) New 4-speed automatic elevates the driving experience Significantly improved build quality and perceived quality Turn the cabin to a nightclub with the other-worldly 4-speaker set up When the first Proton Saga came into reality in 1985, its affordable price tag, Japanese technology and made in Malaysia pride quickly propelled the car to unprecedented success. Almost every household in Malaysia has had a story to tell with the Proton Saga. Throughout the

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Dec 2, 2019

Geely-Volvo: RON95 is enough for your Proton X50, RON97 won’t add more power

“Are you sure that RON 95 is enough? This is a turbocharged engine leh.” That’s a pretty common phrase when it comes to ownership of turbocharged cars like the recently-introduced Proton X50, as many will tell you than RON 95 just isn’t enough for your high-performance engine. But is it really the case? In a recent virtual interview with CEVT’s Director of Powertrain Strategy Dr. Håkan Sandquist that was hosted by Geely, he said that RON 95 is sufficient for the Proton X50’s 1.5-litre turbocharg


Dec 16, 2020