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Since when MBSA officers offer car wash services?

If ever anything can go wrong during a car wash, it is when the carwash workers abandoned the car halfway through the wash. This Perodua Axia owner almost had to remove the suds on her own when MBSA officers decided to help her out. According to the owner’s Tweet, the carwash workers abandoned their posts when officers of the Shah Alam Municipal Council (MBSA) arrived to raid the carwash. All the workers were foreigners and would have been arrested if they were caught. Unfortunately for the MBSA


Jun 28, 2020

Caught on camera: Car wash worker crashes brand-new Mazda CX-5

On the 17th of February, photos of a brand-new Mazda CX-5 turned turtle in front of a car wash shop surfaced on social media causing Malaysians to wonder: how did a car wash go so wrong? According to Sin Chew Daily, the car wash worker had mistakenly put the CX-5 in reverse and the car had shot out of the shop, hitting 2 cars before coming to a halt. But video footage from a CCTV published on another Facebook page shows otherwise. The CX-5 was seen shooting out of the shop, head first, and crash


Feb 18, 2020

Starting from 4 February 2021, car wash allowed to operate

The National Security Council (MKN) has released a new set of standard operating procedures (SOP) that allow businesses like car wash, hair salons, and night markets to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO). The new SOPs will be effective from 4 February 2021. Car wash businesses and hair salons will be allowed to operate until 10 pm. The government has also specified that only haircuts are allowed in hair salons while other treatments like perming or hair dying are still prohibited. T


Feb 4, 2021

That’ll buff out - Italian keeper’s Ferrari 812 Superfast destroyed while being sent for wash

Imagine if your pride and joy got destroyed when all it needed was just a car wash. That was the nightmare faced by Genoa goalkeeper Federico Marchetti when his Ferrari 812 Superfast was destroyed by a car wash worker. Following days of downpour, the former Italy international decided to get his prized Ferrari professionally taken care of. He dropped off his prancing horse at a car wash last Monday before heading off to train with the Serie A club. The Ferrari 812 Superfast is one of the most po

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Jan 18, 2021

Leaked: All-New 2020 Toyota RAV4 full specifications revealed before launch!

As you know the all-new 2020 Toyota RAV4 will be launched in Malaysia on 18th June 2020. But before the launch, the full brochure of the new SUV has been revealed along with the price. UMW Toyota will be offering 2 variants, but the only difference between the two variants is the engine options. The range-topping variant will be powered by a Dynamic Force 2.5-litre A25A-FKS petrol engine that produces 207 PS and 243 Nm. The base-spec variant will be powered by a Dynamic Force 2.0-litre M20A-FKS


Jun 10, 2020

Lexus LM 350 pelancaran Malaysia - Alphard versi 4 kerusi, bayangkan luasnya! Harga RM 1.1 juta

Lexus Malaysia telah melancarkan Lexus LM 350 untuk pasaran Malaysia. MPV mewah ini menjadi satu-satunya tawaran MPV dari Lexus yang mampu membezakan erti kaya sebenar dengan kaya menunjuk-nunjuk. Mengenakan gaya Alphard yang sudah sebati dengan rakyat Malaysia, ia juga berkongsi enjin yang sama. Lexus LM 350 ini menggunakan enjin V6, 3.5 liter NA 2GR-FKS yang dipadankan dengan transmisi 8 kelajuan automatik Direct Shift. Kesemua kuasa sebanyak 296 PS kuasa kuda dan 361 Nm tork menggerakkan roda


Apr 15, 2021

Selling your car soon? Here's how to ensure you get the highest price

After a couple years of using your car, the time will eventually come when you will need to sell it off. And when that time comes, how do you ensure that you can sell it off at a higher price? Selling your car? Get the best offer here: Trade in User's Car Form An oil change and servicing would be good First things first, when it comes to selling your old car, it’s crucial to fix it up. Start with giving the car a service, replacing all the necessary oils and fluids. Whether or not you want to se


Mar 30, 2021

All-new 2021 Toyota Harrier GR Sport rendered

The all-new Toyota Harrier was launched in Japan last week. The Camry-based (TNGA-K platform) D-segment SUV will go on sale in Japan in June this year but don’t expect it to be launched in Malaysia before 2021. Currently, there’s only one standard styling package for the Harrier but fans can expect a sportier GR Sport variant to join the Harrier range next year. Recall that the previous generation Harrier was available in Japan with GR Sport styling and handling upgrades. You may think of Toyota


Apr 20, 2020

Alamak, lampu dah kusam! Macam mana nak nampak baru semula?

Anda pernah terfikir tak kenapa sesetengah kereta mempunyai lampu depan yang kusam? Untuk maklumat anda, lampu kereta di depan mempunyai penutup (housing) yang diperbuat daripada bahan plastik yang berwarna jernih. Plastik ini mempunyai lapisan (coating) yang melindungi permukaan housing supaya ia sentiasa bersih dan jernih. Seperti sifat plastik yang lain, ia boleh pudar sekiranya terlalu kerap terdedah kepada sinaran ultraviolet (UV) oleh matahari. Habuk persekitaran juga memainkan faktor. Ole


Nov 28, 2020

2021 Lexus RX 300 Luxury Special Edition - RM 12k bodykit?

If you ever thought the 2021 Lexus RX 300 was a little too sedate for Malaysian streets, this should fix it: the RX 300 Luxury Special Edition. This makes it the fourth RX variant in Malaysia, besides the Premium, Luxury, and F Sport variants. And from RM 421,909.50, it's RM 12k pricier than the Luxury variant. So what does the Luxury Special Edition bring to the table? Well, pretty much only visual enhancements. There's a new multi-piece bodykit that encapsulates a front splitter, side skirts,


Jan 11, 2021

Shine no more - KWSP i-Sinar used by Malaysian to transport drugs worth RM 22k

Police has arrested a man from Kedah after they discovered over 1.5 tonnes of ketum leaves in a 3-tonne lorry that he rented with his i-Sinar KWSP funds. Pendang police chief, Deputy Superintendent Arriz Sham Hamezah told reporters that the 34-year-old suspect was on the way to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, from Kuala Nerang, Kedah, when his smuggling ways were discovered by the police at 12.45 am on 22 January 2021. According to Arriz Sham, police officers were conducting a crime prevention patrol


Jan 22, 2021

Sun damage ruins the resale value of your car, here's how to prevent it

Leaving your car parked under the hot sun seems like a harmless thing to do. What’s the worst that could happen? Just a hot cabin, right? The truth is, the sun can damage your car after extended periods of exposure and this hurts the resale value of your car. Just like our skin, the car’s paint, rubber parts, and upholstery can only withstand that much sun. Things dry up and age faster when exposed to UV rays. Visible effects of sun damage are: Oxidation and fading of automobile paint Discoloura


Apr 7, 2021

How driving through floods can damage your car, and here's how to do it safely

Driving on a rainy day requires extra concentration. The roads are slippery and visibility is lower than usual. Rainy days also create unwanted puddles, which if they’re big enough, can be called floods. You might have seen some cars wading through water like it’s nothing. You are tempted to do it too, sometimes. After all, water doesn’t get into your engine, right? Well, it depends on how deep the water is, how fast you drive through it, and how well your engine bay is protected. But as a gener


Oct 29, 2020

2020 Proton X50 – how will it affect other B-segment SUVs?

The debut of Proton X70 in December 2018 took Malaysia by storm, so well that the C-segment SUV set a record for the most registration by an SUV during launch. Proton X70 This is reinforced even further when the X70 took home Midsize Crossover and SUVs 5-seater category, and the Overall Car of The Year 2019 at the 18th Malaysia Cars of the Year Awards (previously known as COTY). It catapulted Proton back to the top of the pyramid, once again becoming a major threat to other manufacturer in the l

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Mar 20, 2020

Malaysia launches 2021 Lexus LM 350 - 2x an Alphard's price, but seats just 4

It may slightly resemble one, but don’t mistake it for an Alphard - this is the 2021 Lexus LM 350 that’s just been launched in Malaysia. Coming in sole 4-seater guise and imported (CBU) from Japan, prices for this house-on-wheels starts from RM 1.11 million. At RM 1,106,513, it's circa RM 135k dearer than the Lexus LS 500 Luxury (RM 1.02 mil) and 2.5x more than the Alphard (official UMWT unit, with the 3.5-litre V6) it's based on, which starts from RM 446k. Exterior - More opulent than Alphard W


Apr 15, 2021

This Aston Martin Vantage Dark Knight Edition is Malaysia’s Batmobile and it's the last one in the country!

Do you happen to own a large conglomerate and enjoy to prowl the streets at night, hunting for baddies? Do you also have a penchant for wearing a costume based on your greatest fear? If you say yes to the above questions, then good news! You’re rewarded with an armour-plated Dacia Sandero! Just kidding. How about an Aston Martin Vantage Dark Knight Edition? Now that I’ve got your curiosity piqued, the Vantage Dark Knight Edition is an enhanced edition of Aston Martin’s sexy and exquisite Vantage

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Nov 3, 2020

In Brief: Toyota Innova - When an Alphard is still out of reach

The Toyota Innova probably does not need much of an introduction – the first-generation Toyota Innova made its local debut back in 2005, while the replacement model you see here was introduced back in 2016. All variants of the Toyota Innova share a 2.0-litre 1TR-FE 4-cylinder petrol engine that does 139 PS and 183 Nm, sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic. What’s the price of the Toyota Innova? Prices range from RM 115,280 for the Innova 2.0E, RM 123,400 for the Innova 2.0G, and RM 132


Dec 27, 2019

My New Car: Interior feels more expensive than Audi and Mercedes - My 2020 Mazda 3 Sedan High Variant

** 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 2020 Mazda 3 Sedan High Variant, approximately RM150k Reasons why I bought this car My wife and I had owned a Honda City since 2012 and we were about to finish paying our car loan, so we decided to upgrade our car and started scouting around the C-segment cars. Car Selection Process I had a budget of RM130k Model(

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Dec 3, 2020

Spesifikasi Toyota Harrier 2021 didedah - enjin 2.0L NA, transmisi CVT, masih 1 varian?

Toyota Harrier 2021 XU80 adalah model generasi keempat untuk Toyota Harrier. Bakal dilancarkan tidak lama lagi, spesifikasi model Toyota Harrier 2021 ini telah didedahkan oleh seorang pembaca Wapcar.my. Jangkaan awal kami mengenai model Toyota Harrier 2021 ini adalah tepat. Ia akan hadir dengan enjin NA dan tiada enjin hybrid untuk pasaran Malaysia. Enjin 2.0 liter NA Dynamic Force yang menjana SUV ini dipadankan dengan transmisi Direct Shift CVT. Susun atur Toyota Harrier ini juga mantap. Diban


Apr 7, 2021

How to add RM 10k to your car's resale value

So, you've just taken delivery of your brand-new car. You're excited (understandably so), and have already made plans on how to spruce it up and make it your own. The last thing on your mind at this point of time is depreciation, which occurs the moment your new car hits the tarmac (typically, it loses 15 percent of its value). While inevitable, are there ways one can mitigate a car's depreciation? Actually, yes. Value User's Car Scour through the classifieds list and will see a wide range in pr


Mar 29, 2021

Lexus RX 300 Luxury Special Edition 2021 – kit badan bernilai RM 12,000?

Lexus Malaysia, divisyen UMW Toyota baru sahaja melancarkan Lexus RX 300 Luxury Special Edition. Ini bermakna ada empat varian RX di Malaysia selain Premium, Luxury, dan F Sport. Jadi apa yang anda dapat dengan varian baru ini? RX300 ini dilengkapi dengan kit badan yang merangkumi splitter depan, skirting sisi, dan ‘diffuser’ baru di belakang, membuatkannya nampak lebih sporty. Roda depan berukuran 20 inci kekal sama seperti varian Premium dan Luxury. Terdapat empat pilihan warna yang ditawarkan

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Jan 12, 2021

Top 8 car stuff you can buy from Lazada, discount code inside!

With MCO 2.0 truly underway and upon us, most of us will be spending most of our time at home. That also means our cars won't be driven as often as usual. But that is no excuse to sideline our precious set of wheels. In fact, this could be the perfect time for the DIY project that you never got started with! WapCar has come together with Lazada to make your car care DIY a cinch this MCO period. Here are some recommended products from online retailers that you can find in Malaysia's leading e-com


Jan 22, 2021

Owner Review: My Suzuki Swift - What it's like owning the car for 7 years

** This article is the personal experience of a 2007 Suzuki Swift owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Hoo SH Suzuki wants redemption When Suzuki announced their new distributor for Malaysian market back in 2005, they know they are going against the guns of Toyota, Honda and Nissan. Suzuki had launched the new Swift back in 2004 for the European and Japanese market, where it’s praised by media and test drivers. Back then, I was still in my school days and not knowing about

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Aug 14, 2020

All-New Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic launched; RM 379,888, Mercedes me

Alongside the launch of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG A45 S and CLA 45, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) also launched the all-new 2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic. The new entry level Mercedes-AMG is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine and comes with Mercedes me for RM 379,888. Think of the A35 as the less aggressive version of the A45 hatchback. But even though it is an entry level AMG, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine is capable of 306 PS and 400 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 7


Jun 1, 2020

Meet the kawaii Kei sports cars of the nineties

Kei cars are some of the most fascinating segments of cars. Yes, they are restricted to certain regulations but the Nineties saw an explosion of some unique little sports cars. Ever since it was introduced in 1949, keijidosha or Kei cars are meant to be the Japanese people’s car and are strictly regulated, from the length of the car to the size of the engine. In 1990, Kei car engine regulations were increased to 660 cc with a maximum output of 64 PS. Coincidentally, Japan saw itself rising econo

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Aug 2, 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

Buyer beware! Rampant car detailing scams wipe wallets clean, leaves cars dirty

Recently, Sin Chew Daily ran an exposé on unscrupulous car detailers that have been scamming Malaysian motorists. These scammers pose as full-fledged detailers, offering car wash and other high-end detailing services such as coating and waxing at unbeatable prices. Too good to be true? Definitely, as the only thing these syndicated ‘detailers’ do is wipe unsuspecting buyers’ wallet clean. How do they operate? These scammers know the part - they start by taking over long-operating, legitimate det


Aug 8, 2020

Why I Buy: Love at second sight- My story of my Mazda CX-5

** This article is the personal experience of a 2020 Mazda CX5 new owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. About My Car -Car info: 2020 Mazda CX5 2.0 High spec -Order date: September 2020 -Delivery date: September 2020 -Price: RM157k (incl. premium colour surcharge and ‘optional’ accessory package) -Promo, offer: 0% SST Reason to buy Exterior The exterior aspect of the vehicle that I will be driving everyday is one of my top priorities as I would want one that I would take a

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Oct 16, 2020

All-new 2021 Toyota Harrier launched in Singapore - from SGD 161k, TSS, 2 variants

The all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier has just been launched in Singapore. Two variants are offered, and prices range from SGD 161k (~RM 488k) to SGD 174k (~RM 528k). Toyota Harrier Variants As mentioned - two variants of the premium SUV are offered there, the Elegance and the Hybrid Luxury. The latest Harrier cuts a beautiful figure, starting from the front fascia with its slim LED headlights flanking its aggressive grille. The aesthetic appeal continues on the side with a gently-tapering roofline an


Jan 28, 2021

Priced from RM 249k, turbo-less 2021 Toyota Harrier launched in Malaysia, TSS, TNGA

Rather quietly, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has launched the all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier in Malaysia. Now in sole 2.0 Luxury variant, it is priced from RM 249k and it is coming fully-imported (CBU Japan). For comparison, the previous XU60 Harrier Turbo was launched in 2017 at RM 238,000 for the Premium variant, and RM 259,900 for the Luxury variant. Outside of Japan, the Harrier is only sold in Singapore and now on our shores. Seperately, it is known as the Venza in the United States. Exterior - Sha


Apr 8, 2021