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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 mana

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 8, 2020

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

Car owners can't afford to sell their cars due to outstanding car loan balance

It turns out that it wasn’t just used car sales that saw an increase throughout the past few months, used car dealers in Johor Bahru are reporting an increase in car owners trying to sell their vehicles after the Movement Control Order (MCO) ended in June.One second-hand car shop manager Chang Keng Keong told The Star that there has been a 30 percent increase in the number of people who came to his shop enquiring for information about the disposal of their cars.This was especially apparent

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 25, 2020

Renault Subscription plan turns one - named Malaysia's Car Subscription Company of the Year 2020!

Renault has been named Malaysia Car Subscription Company of the Year at the 2020 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards for its Renault Subscription programme, a year after the programme celebrates its first anniversary.Launched in August last year, the programme was designed to offer an alternative to vehicle ownership beyond the traditional hire-purchase model as well as car sharing and rental options available.“We are delighted to have received this prestigious accolade

Sanjay

Sanjay

Aug 24, 2020

Perodua Kenari terbakar, padah biarkan enjin hidup ketika isi minyak?

Seorang pemilik Perodua Kenari mengalami detik cemas apabila kereta miliknya terbakar ketika mengisi minyak. Kejadian tersebut berlaku di Stesen Minyak Petron ML1.5 Sandakan dan berjaya dirakam oleh kamera litar tertutup (CCTV).Beberapa orang pekerja stesen minyak dilihat turut cuba membantu mangsa untuk memadamkan api yang telah menyambar ke bahagian sisi kenderaan. Mangsa pula kelihatan telah mengesan kebakaran yang bermula pada bahagian bawah enjin dan cuba memadam api tersebut dengan air. (

Haris

Haris

Apr 6, 2021

Honda Malaysia and SoCar provides 50 Honda Citys for frontliners

Honda Malaysia has collaborated with SoCar to provide 50 units of Honda City for Honda customers working at the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.Frontliners (who are also Honda owners) who are unable to access their vehicles during this period will be able to use these Honda Citys for 1 month as a temporary mobility solution for them to carry out their duties.The fleet of Honda City will be provided by SoCar, the car-sharing platform, and all rental charges will be borne by

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Apr 23, 2020

Korea’s best-selling car is not the Hyundai Sonata, but something rarely exported

The Hyundai Sonata might be the representative icon of Korean cars but you might be surprised to know that Korea’s best-selling car for 2020 is not a Hyundai Sonata, or any SUV. Instead, Korea’s No.1 selling car for 2020 is the Hyundai Grandeur.Hyundai sold 145,463 units of the Grandeur in 2020, making it the No.1 selling car in Korea, ahead of second-placed Hyundai Porter truck (95,194 units) and third-placed Hyundai Elantra (87,731 units). The Kia K5 (84,550 units) and Kia Sorento

Hans

Hans

Jan 25, 2021

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

BMW and MINI owners can now renew their insurance with BMW Malaysia online

BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia introduces the i-Renewal digital service for the BMW MINI Comprehensive Motor Insurance Programme. The new service is a simplified programme that allows customers to renew their motor insurance with just a few clicks at any time of the day.The new i-Renewal service is provided in collaboration with Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad. It is part of BMW Malaysia Group’s efforts to further improve the convenience of the ownership experien

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 1, 2020

Lorry drivers help 17 police Honda Civics nab drug pusher's Corolla Altis

Yesterday night, the citizens of Johor were treated to a real show of Fast and Furious as 17 Honda Civic police cars were deployed to chase after a Toyota Corolla Altis driven by a drug dealer. After chasing the suspect from Johor Bahru, the police finally managed to stop the car with the help of lorry drivers in Kluang. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src =https://connect.facebook.net/en

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 27, 2021

Permai: Drivers of taxis, buses, and e-hailing vehicles to receive special RM 500 aid

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin has announced a new assistance package known as Perlindungan Ekonomi Dan Rakyat Malaysia or Permai for short. The new assistant package includes several special aids for drivers of taxis, buses, e-hailing, and even tourist vehicle drivers.“To alleviate the burden faced by taxi and bus drivers, the Government has agreed to provide a one-off financial assistance of RM500 to 14,000 tourist guides as well as 118,000 drivers of taxis, school buses, tour bu

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 19, 2021

Geely's premium EV, the Zeekr 001 debuts in China, around RM177k

Zeekr has launched its first car, the Zeekr 001 at an event held at the Zeekr Intelligent Factory in Hangzhou Bay, China. After government subsidies, the Zeekr 001 fetches a price around 281,000 Yuan (RM 177,000).The Tesla Model 3 starts at a price of 249,900 Yuan (RM 158,119), slightly cheaper than the Zeekr 001.Zeekr is the new pure electric brand from Geely Holding Group, and plans to take on the premium EV domain.Also Read: Geelys new EV-only premium sub-brand Zeekr aims at TeslaThe Zeekr 00

Arif

Arif

Apr 17, 2021

What’s the resale value of a Proton X70? Flux has an alternative

The Proton X70 was first launched in December 2018, as a fully imported (CBU) model from China. Slightly more than one year later, the locally-assembled (CKD) model was launched in February 2020, with a new transmission but hardly any change in price. The range topping Premium X model is priced at RM 122,800.Barely two years on the market, it’s still too early to gauge the resale value of a Proton X70. Yes there are quite a number of units listed on used car classifieds, but it’s sti

Hans

Hans

Aug 7, 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

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

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 4, 2020

Man in stolen car crashed into woman also in stolen car, coincidence much?

If you don’t believe in coincidence, then perhaps this incident might change your mind. A 27-year-old man in Oregon, USA was trying to escape the police when he conveniently crashed into another stolen car.According to Fox-affiliate KPTV, the police were able to locate the Toyota Land Cruiser after it was reported stolen. A car chase ensued when the police spotted the stolen SUV in the town of Newberg driven by the car thief.In an attempt to escape, the car thief raced through the town onl

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 8, 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

Save up to RM 50k on a recond car or go for Certified Pre-Owned car?

When it comes to shopping for a car, terms like reconditioned cars and certified pre-owned (CPO) cars get tossed around a fair bit.On paper, both CPO and reconditioned (recond) cars are very similar – both are cheaper than a new car, allowing the buyer to save some money.But that’s where the similarities end, as they are world’s apart once you look closer.Recond cars – good on paper, but buyers bewareRecond Toyota Land Cruisers sitting in a dealer lotWhile it may seem tem

Eric

Eric

Apr 23, 2020

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 To

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 17, 2020

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

COTY 2020: Which car deserves to be WapCar's Car of the Year 2020?

Could it be the Xpander, X50, or Hilux Rogue?2020 has been a challenging year for many but it is coming to an end. Still, there have been some exciting cars launched in spite of these trying times.With that being said, bringing this year to a close is WapCar’s first-ever Car of the Year awards, and you can be a part of it!Fancy the new Almera?That’s right, you can help to choose the cars that deserve our coveted prize (which is probably an Oscar trophy with Adrian’s face)! Voti

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 16, 2020

Owner Review: My Perodua Kelisa - Great car for those who are thinking of getting their first car

** This article is the personal experience of a 2003 Perodua Kelisa 1.0GXi Manual owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Shermann Jit SinghMy small Little Kelisa is a first Generation Perodua Kelisa from the year of 2003 with the 1.0GXi  Manual variant. My SLK short for Small Little Kelisa had an engine swap last year due to the standard engine being old and was high in mileage by the previous owner caused it to give way, as the piston rings were the main culprit. I had

Owner Review

Owner Review

Sep 14, 2020

Mod My Car:  Shopping for a niche 15-year old car - My Subaru Impreza WRX STI

** This article is the personal experience of a 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Timothy Tam↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓I first fell in love with JDMs back in 2003, fuelled by 2 Fast 2 Furious and Need For Speed: Underground. I used to spend hours on end customizing my cars on NFS:U and always wanted to own one of them one day, with the Skyline R34, Evo and Impreza being my favourites. Fast forward 15 y

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 21, 2020

Khairy: Third national car? Never even discussed

The third national car company project has been a very controversial topic among Malaysians ever since it was proposed. Even with a change in government, the project seemed to be ongoing despite not knowing where some of the funds went.Interestingly, another minister has said that the third national car project might not even be considered for development. This was first pointed out by Careta.Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Khairy Jamaluddin has said in a townhall livestrea

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 21, 2020

Running in your new car, still relevant?

Running in (or breaking in) your new car is a standard practice that has been recommended by car manufacturers for the longest time.The task is simple – drive the car until the designated mileage set for the first service (anything from 1,000-2,000 km), but do not exceed 3,000-4,000 rpm to let all the mechanical bits ‘set in’.However, automotive technology have advanced tremendously in the automotive world, with manufacturers utilizing better quality materials for the mechanica

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 31, 2020

Mazda 3 TCR race car revealed

The Mazda 3 Touring Car Racing (TCR) is the latest addition to Mazda’s motorsports program, which will hit the racetrack in 2020.Information on specifications are scarce but what we do know is that power comes from a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, making 350 horses mated to a 6-speed transmission with paddle shifters.The designers have spent countless hours to ensure that the Mazda 3 TCR is compliant with all TCR regulations and flows with the smooth lines on the Mazda 3, retain

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 4, 2019

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 offer

Jerrica

Jerrica

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 chassisHonda S2000: A chassis ahead of its timeA car’s chassis is the starting point of vehicle dynamics. A great-handling car usually has a

Jason

Jason

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.Bestune T77 SUV shownXiaomi Baojun E300 shownThis isnt the first car Xiaomi has ever launched. Back in 2019, they collaborated with Bestune to

Brian

Brian

Jun 29, 2020

How often should you service your car?

Many people have different theories as to when they should service their cars. Some swears by the owner’s manual, others follow their gut feel. The latter, which we strongly advise against.First, let’s break down the science. A ‘regular service’ includes an engine oil change along with an inspection of all relevant components. There are many factors that affect the interval, or frequency, of your oil change process.Traditionally, it is recommended to change your oil every

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Sep 27, 2019