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Volvo opens new showroom in Ipoh and already 250 customers have paid a visit!

Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) brings the Volvo Retail Experience to Perak with the opening of a brand new 3S centre in Ipoh. With a growing demand for the brand in that region, this is VCM and dealer-partner, iRoll Ipoh Sdn Bhd’s answer to catering to the potential owners in the northern region. The 3S centre will bring Scandinavian flair to Ipoh with the Scandinavian inspired showroom. It also has a fully equipped service centre with a total of 4 repair bays to service cars located around the north


Nov 11, 2019

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 manageme


Dec 8, 2020

Peminat Initial D, Kedai Fujiwara Tofa jadi tarikan terbaru di Ipoh!

Jika anda salah seorang peminat siri manga Initial D, mata anda pasti bersinar-sinar melihat kafe terbaru yang dibuka di Ipoh ini! Kedai Fujiwara Tofa ini memaparkan konsep berasaskan animasi popular Initial D yang mencetus minat ‘drifting’ di kalangan peminat kereta sejak dari dulu lagi – lengkap dengan model kereta Toyota Corolla AE86 yang digayakan ‘sebijik’ seperti yang dipandu oleh karakter utama siri manga tersebut, Takumi Fujiwara! Rekaan kafe ini juga digayakan dengan bumbung hadapan yan


Jan 19, 2021

Craving for a road trip? Here are 4 highly recommended day trip ideas around Malaysia

The long weekends are over and it’s going to be another month before we can enjoy yet another 3 day weekend. But that doesn’t mean that we cannot still pack our bags for a quick one-day road trip! Here are 4 parts of Malaysia that are definitely worth the drive out of town! Chamang Waterfall - Bentong If a trip into the beauty of nature is the best way to destress for you, then maybe a trip to the clear cool waters of the secluded Chamang Waterfall is the best answer. The waterfall is located 75


Sep 27, 2019

This is your chance to own Proton's best car, the Proton Satria R3!

Limited to just 150 units, the 2004 Proton Satria R3 isn’t something you find in a regular used car lot. Keep in mind that each and every unit of the Satria R3 received a number of improvements over the regular Satria, including a double-stitch welded chassis, retuned suspension, stronger brakes, and a tad bit more power. We've explained before why the Satria R3 is such a big deal here. But once in a blue moon (like now), a unit does surface for sale. As seen on Mudah, a seller has posted up his


Jun 22, 2020

Mira Filzah wins a Nissan X-Trail Hybrid

As the official vehicle sponsor of the Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2019 (ABPBH), Edaran Tan Chong Motors is proud to present a brand new Nissan X-Trail Hybrid to winner Mira Filzah. The 26 year old Ipoh sweetheart Mira Filzah has been making waves in the Malaysian entertainment industry with roles in Eksperimen Cinta, Sweet Dreams and Sangkar. With huge projects under her belt, it was not a surprise that Mira garnered a total number of 6,320,463 votes to win the ABPBH ‘19. ETCM is pro


Oct 21, 2019

Elderly Proton Iriz driver crashes into market stall, injuring 3 pedestrians

Three elderly pedestrians were injured during an incident in Ipoh where an 82-year-old driver drove into a stall at a morning market. It was believed that the driver was trying to avoid a motorcyclist before losing control of his car. Ipoh district deputy police chief, Supt Mohamed Nordin Abdullah, told Harian Metro that the driver had received a shock from a motorcyclist when he was entering a lane before losing control of his Proton Iriz when trying to avoid the motorcyclist. Also read: Anothe


Apr 5, 2021

Honda Malaysia to produce its 1 millionth CKD car in 2021

Established on 15-November 2000, Honda Malaysia will soon be celebrating its 20th year anniversary in Malaysia. As of 2019, Honda Malaysia had sold a cumulative total of 928,271 cars since 2001. The majority of the sales were contributed by locally-assembled (CKD) models. We can expect the Pegoh plant to hit its cumulative 1 millionth CKD car milestone within the first half of 2021, nearly four years after the company hit its 600,000th car milestone in March 2017. Honda Malaysia sells very littl


Oct 7, 2020

Spyshot: Lower-spec Hyundai Staria spied, hours after teaser photos

Well, this is rather interesting. Earlier today, Hyundai dropped several teasers of the upcoming Hyundai Staria – essentially their upcoming sliding door MPV. The particular unit teased by Hyundai is a “Premium” variant, evident from its large alloy wheels, luxurious captain seats, ambient lighting, and large infotainment display. Now, Korean publications have begun publishing photos of what appears to be a lower-spec Staria, evident from its steel wheels and unpainted side mirrors. That said, t


Mar 12, 2021

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 Speed If you’re looking for something to kick start your weekend, then Need for Speed is the s


Jan 23, 2021

Snake in a car!

Though Kuala Lumpur is now a sprawling metropolis, it still bears signs of the jungle that it was before urbanisation took hold. We’ve often heard about Bomba being called to homes to remove dangerous animals that have broken and entered in, especially snakes. But we’ve definitely have not seen or hear a snake breaking into a car! A few pictures of a yellow snake slithering out of an air-conditioning vent of a Toyota Vios have since gone viral across social media. It is believed that the snake w


Jun 4, 2020

Penduduk tampal jalan berlubang, guna RM 1 ribu duit poket sendiri

Gambar dari Malay Mail Jalan berlubang memang buat sakit hati. Bukan saja ia membahayakan keselamatan pengguna jalan raya, tapi kenderaan juga boleh rosak dengan mudah dan menyebabkan kerugian. Kami pernah laporkan kisah inisiatif kumpulan Ikatan Silaturrahim Brotherhood Shah Alam yang pernah ‘bakar line’ dengan memacak batu nisan di dalam lubang jalan yang besar di Klang setelah pihak bertanggungjawab mengambil masa terlalu lama untuk membaiki jalan tersebut. Masalah sama dihadapi oleh penduduk


Nov 2, 2020

Pros and Cons: Honda HR-V - Would you choose this over a Proton X50?

It goes without saying that the Honda HR-V has been a runaway success in our market. When it was launched back in 2015, the waiting period for one stretched to almost 6 months. It ticked all the right boxes for many Malaysian car buyers and was THE bang-for-buck SUV way before the Proton X50. Here's a quick breakdown of the Honda HR-V's variants and pricing (SST discounts included, valid till 31-December 2021): Honda HR-V variants & pricing Variant 1.8 E 1.8 V 1.8 RS Price (RM) 104,000 113,421 1


Jan 9, 2021

Giant lizard in a car!

We’ve heard of the occasional cockroach or even a cat getting stuck in the engine of a car. We’ve previously been shocked when a snake was seen slithering out of an A/C vent, but never have we heard a lizard the size of an alligator trapped within the car engine bay! This Toyota Vios owner had the shock of his life when he opened his car bonnet and discovered a flipped over lizard that looks like a Komodo dragon inside. From what we can see in the photos, it looks like the Toyota Vios owner had


Jun 17, 2020

What makes a car a 3-door or a 5-door?

You’ve often heard the term 3-door and 5-door used when describing a car. For example, MINI literally names their famous hatch MINI 3-Door and MINI 5-Door. But why does MINI name their cars a 3-Door or a 5-Door when there are only either 2 doors and 4 doors for ingress and egress on the cars? Put simply, any door like structure which includes window on a car large enough for an adult to climb in and out of is considered a “door”. So, the terms 3-door and 5-door are reserved mostly for hatchbacks


Apr 10, 2020

What's the history behind Malaysian number plates?

The ubiquitous number plate. These little black and white boxes on every road-going vehicle may seem like a boring topic to explore but look beyond the regulative reasons behind them and they actually have a pretty fascinating history. What purpose does it serve? Simple, really. It's a result of transportation being more accessible, and the government needs a way to regulate and control the vehicles pootling around. They're useful because in the event of an accident or a crime, authorities could


Sep 13, 2020

Dijadikan ‘kambing hitam’, guna Honda Civic rempuh kilang Finisar

Dendam disimpan akhirnya terluah. Akibat tekanan melampau, seorang bekas pengurus di kilang elektrikal dan elektronik Finisar di Ipoh, bulat hati bertindak merempuh masuk ke dalam kilang tersebut dengan memandu sebuah kereta Honda Civic. Honda tersebut dipandu sepanjang 500 meter ke dalam kilang dan suspek berhenti untuk melemparkan botol petrol di ruang pejabat Sumber Manusia sebelum meneruskan rempuhan ke bahagian dalam kilang sehingga menyebabkan kebakaran. Suspek, K Kathirsean yang berumur 5


Nov 6, 2020

Acah-acah nak pandu uji, Perodua Axia dibawa lari

Sebuah kereta pandu uji jenis Perodua Axia dilarikan oleh seorang lelaki di dalam satu kejadian di persimpangan Jalan Kampar ke Jalan Sultan Nazrin Shah, Ipoh pada 4 petang Isnin lalu. Kejadian tersebut bermula dari sebuah pusat jualan kereta terpakai di Jalan Kampar dimana suspek berpura-pura untuk membeli Perodua Myvi. Malangnya, kereta yang dicari tidak ada ketika itu. Sebaliknya, jurujual wanita yang bertugas ketika itu mencadangkan sebuah Perodua Axia tahun 2016 yang berwarna biru. Tanpa se


Feb 24, 2021

Nasim released official statement regarding burning Peugeot news stories

Nasim Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of the Peugeot brand has released a statement regarding the viral news stories of a burning Peugeot along Rawang. “(The distributor) has verified in its customer service records that the vehicle involved underwent various modifications including engine overhaul carried out by the car owner at service centres which are not authorised by Peugeot Malaysia.” Nasim also went on to encourage Peugeot owners to only seek service and maintenance from authorised Peu


Nov 20, 2019

An EV with a fake manual transmission? It’s real! But… why?

China car brand Chery actually invented an electric vehicle (EV) that behaves like a manual car with shift points and it even stalls. It also adds a tachometer, clutch pedal, and a five-speed shifter. But why on earth did Chery invent an EV like this? The EV in question is known as a Chery New Energy eQ2 Driving School Version. Yes, the EV is invented to eliminate emissions from driving school vehicles. Even in Malaysia, a country with a population number that barely scratches the surface of Chi


Jun 19, 2020

Owner Review: 2018 Proton Iriz 1.3 CVT - Going a different route when everybody was getting a Myvi?

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Proton Iriz 1.3 CVT owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Instagram: @andrengphotography It was two years ago when my mom decided to get herself a new car for daily commutes. She was looking for a hatchback and sedans were out of her list. Probably because she thought a sedan was too lengthy for her? In my opinion, a sedan gives you more boot space just in case you had lots of things to carry. She also wanted a new car to

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Aug 25, 2020

Fujiwara Yakitori Bar kini dibuka di KL, datang sini lepas hantar tofu!

Fujiwara Yakitori Bar adalah sebuah bar snek yang bertemakan manga Initial D, kini telah dibuka secara rasmi di Kuala Lumpur. Bar snek ini bertempat di 24, Jalan Kampung Pasir, Kampung Pasir Baru, 58200 Kuala Lumpur. Bar ini dikatakan berada sekitar Jalan Klang Lama. Menu yang ditawarkan di bar ini berkisarkan yakitori - daging cucuk Jepun yang dibakar meliputi ayam, daging dan kambing. Menurut facebook rasminya, ia masih di bawah status pork free. Terdapat juga pilihan minuman yang menyegarkan


Apr 17, 2021

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. The


Feb 24, 2021

Flux it with a monthly car subscription plan

Instead of renting a car or financial agility packages, Flux offers either a monthly subscription or a 3-year plan for the car you pick. All you have to do is head to their website www.driveflux.com, pick a car from their wide range of selection and then pick your subscription plan. Month to month subscription plan Flux offers allows total flexibility while the 3-year for best value. Users will then be require to pick a mileage package between Lite, Standard and Unlimited. These packages offers


Oct 11, 2019

6 traits that make a great handling car

Every so often, you find people in the motoring fraternity raving about a certain car that has sublime handling, and is a joy to drive. What does it even mean? Beyond good looks, there’s a lot going on under the skin that can determine how well a car drives. Let’s dive into what makes a car handle great, in a road driving context. Balanced chassis A car’s chassis is the starting point of vehicle dynamics. A great-handling car usually has a very rigid chassis. Why? A stiff chassis reduces flex, i


Dec 6, 2020

Xiaomi teases new car, but there's a twist

It seems that Xiaomi could be hinting the launch of a new car based on a now-deleted image on Xiaomi’s Weibo account. But wait, there’s a twist! The photo of this Suzuki Jimny resembling-car was uploaded on Xiaomi’s social media account. Speculations have been going around on social media that Xiaomi will be producing yet another new car. This isn't the first car Xiaomi has ever launched. Back in 2019, they collaborated with Bestune to produce the Bestune T77 SUV. Earlier this year, they also wo


Jun 29, 2020

Proton Saga terbabas, bukan jatuh bangunan

Tular di media sosial semalam apabila sebuah Proton Saga didakwa jatuh daripada parkir bangunan di pusat beli belah Station 18, Ipoh. Video yang memaparkan sebuah Proton Saga dalam keadaan mengiring di perkarangan parkir menjadi tular apabila ia didakwa jatuh dari parkir tingkat atas. Ketua Polis Daerah Ipoh, Asisten Komisioner A Asmadi Abdul Aziz walaubagaimanapun tampil menjelaskan keadaan. Ujar beliau, Proton Saga terbabit bukan jatuh dari bangunan tetapi terbabas dari kawasan parkir. Pemandu


Feb 2, 2021

This Christmas, Lexus wants you to experience Unwrap Amazing

Lexus showrooms nationwide will be hosting an Unwrap Amazing customer experience event this weekend 7-8 December (next weekend 14-15 Dec. for Lexus Ipoh). Customers are invited to experience Lexus vehicles up close. As a token of appreciation, customers who complete a test drive will also receive a gift. All Lexus models are now equipped with Lexus Safety System advanced driving aids, which automatically brakes the car in an emergency, alert the driver when the car deviates out of its lane, main


Dec 6, 2019

Perak cops arm themselves with i-VTEC power, receive 44 Honda Civic 1.8 patrol cars

As we have reported before, the Royal Malaysian Police Force (PDRM) has selected the Honda Civic 1.8 as its choice of patrol car, replacing the aging Proton Wira and Waja units. The last time we reported, the PDRM has ordered 425 units of the Honda Civic and already received 30 units. This time, the Perak police have received 44 brand-new Civics, ready for their um…civic duty. According to Perak police chief Comm Datuk Razarudin Husain, the new cars are to improve the police force’s performance

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Aug 19, 2020

The Volkswagen Arteon is a Golf R with a boot, estimated prices: RM290k – RM310k

- Successor to the Volkswagen CC returns under a new Arteon name - Open for bookings, estimated prices RM290k – RM310k - Only one CBU (from Germany) variant available – 2.0 TSI 4Motion R-Line - Powertrain shared with Golf R, interior shared with Passat Following its preview at November’s Premium Auto Car Expo in Setia Alam, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia have announced that it is now accepting pre-bookings for the Volkswagen Arteon. Like the previous Volkswagen CC, the Arteon is based on the


Jul 22, 2019