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Kinabalu Park car park collapses in massive landslide

The public car park adjacent to the Kinabalu National Park has collapsed due to incessant rain over the past week. A viral video has been circulating around social media showing the extend of the damage though the 2-lane road next to it is not affected.Located at km 20 Jalan Ranau-Tamparuli in the Kundasang highlands in Ranau, the district police chief, Sammy Newton, believed that the landslide happened earlier this morning as the police department was alerted at 7.15 am.He told reporters that t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 20, 2021

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

2021 Perodua Ativa 1.0 AV vs Proton X50 1.5T Standard – Do you need a bigger car?

We can already hear a pack of keyboards firing away so yes, the 2021 Perodua Ativa (D55L) and Proton X50 are not direct rivals. But as we mentioned before, they are close enough to fall in the same shopping basket and will inevitably attract similar demographics.If you are among the said demographics, then here is a guide to assist in your buying decision.Let’s start with the price. The Perodua Ativa has 3 variants on offer – X, H, and AV, priced at RM 61,500, RM 66,600, and RM 72,00

Shaun

Shaun

Mar 3, 2021

2020 Porsche Macan gets an update! Park Assist with Surround View, PASM, from RM 439k

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) continues its 10 years of sportscar fascination celebration by introducing the 2020 Porsche Macan with new attractive enhancements worth over RM 39,000. The new Premium Package will enhance the Macan’s comfort, connectivity and driving dynamics in the compact SUV segment with a starting price of RM 439,351.The Premium Package will now offer three additional luxury and comfort features as standard, namely Comfort Access, Park Assist with Surround

Jerrica

Jerrica

Sep 11, 2020

Mod My Car: 1994 Mercedes Benz E280 (W124): Straying away from ‘standard’

** This article is the personal experience of a 1994 W124 Mercedes Benz E280 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Instagram: @chrisxchingAbout the Mercedes-Benz E280 (W124)The Mercedes-Benz W124s, or people like to call them “German tanks”, have a reputation of being built to last, not to mention over-engineered as well. Some people say that these cars are the last “real” Mercedes-Benz ever built, due to the newer models having more electronics, redu

Mod My Car

Mod My Car

Aug 21, 2020

Driving your car less this MCO? Here's how to keep it running smoothly.

Photo credit: avalonking.comJust like that, we are 2 weeks into MCO 2.0. This most likely means that most of us are working from home, which then means our cars arent driven much. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to keep your car in tip top condition despite it being underdriven. Here are some pointers that might be useful to keep in mind in this second MCO season. Dont park under treesPhoto credit: avalonking.comYou might think that parking your car under trees is a good idea, sin

Jason

Jason

Feb 14, 2021

Let’s look at this life-size Mitsubishi-powered Tamiya car & watch it go!

If you grew up watching an anime called “Bakusou Kyoudai Let’s & Go!” or even read the manga of the same name in the 1990s, you would surely recognise this iconic Tamiya Mini 4WD.For those who don’t know or have vague memories about it, the anime and manga revolve around two brothers, Let’s and Go Seiba, as they compete against one another to be the best Mini 4WD racer. You know, typical shounen stuff – think Yu-Gi-Oh or Naruto with little toy ca

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 6, 2020

This is what happens when you parked your car improperly!

Not finding a parking spot is frustrating, but it’s not the reason why you can park whatever you want!(Picture credit: Foxnews)Fox News reported driver in Argentina parked his Peugeot 208 at a COTO supermarket in Temperley, Argentina. Supermarket employees then found the car parked in the wrong spot that night.To celebrate the reunion, employees ‘generously treated’ the car by shrouding the vehicle with dozens of shopping carts.“You can't be so outrageous (‘HDP&

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 16, 2019

Don't get caught: prevent car thefts with these simple tips!

Yeah that's right - keep prying hands away!Last week, we shed light on what are the top 10 most stolen cars in Malaysia for Q1 2020. We know many of you own cars in that list, so this week we’ll share with you some quick tips on how to secure your car from thieves. Let's set the scene. Imagine you're driving down a mall parking and boom, you've found a parking spot. First things first...1. Start with parking in a well-lit placeGood parking - bright place and facing a d

Sanjay

Sanjay

Oct 10, 2020

Why You Should Go For The 2019 Proton Saga Premium Instead Of The Standard Variant

Main reason: Electronic Stability Control Less important reason: Floating touchscreenThe 2019 Proton Saga facelift recently made its market debut and the company has trimmed the model line up from four to three variants – Standard MT, Standard AT and Premium AT.By doing so, the company is able to achieve better economies of scale and bring the prices under the magic RM40k mark while improving overall quality and equipment levels. However, if you are deciding between the automatic variants

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Aug 28, 2019

Car cannibals dismantle Mercedes-AMG GT while owner is on holiday

As a car person, the worst situation we can find our cars in when we return from a holiday is to find the car vandalised or stolen. This Mercedes-AMG GT owner did not have his car stolen but he did return from his 5-day holiday to find his beloved supercar almost completely dismantled.Jay Tranter left his Mercedes-AMG GT in a guarded car park located not far from the Birmingham airport before he left for his 5-day holiday with his girlfriend. The 36-year-old came back from his short holiday to f

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 24, 2020

The 2021 Perodua Ativa's standard safety kit is better than the Proton X50

With every passing day, we find out more information about the hotly-anticipated Perodua Ativa/D55L. If you didnt already know, the Ativa boasts a lot of car for not a lot of money. Today, we take a look at the safety features that are on offer in all the variants that will be sold in Malaysia. Impressive standard safety featuresIts quite commendable of Perodua to include the safety systems I consider non-negotiables, which are ABS, VSC and the usual gamut of airbags (front, side, curtain). More

Jason

Jason

Mar 3, 2021

Proton X50 vs Perodua D55L; How do they compare in size?

The Proton X50 and Perodua D55L are probably 2020’s most talked-about cars in Malaysia. Though both SUVs have yet made their debut, the comparisons between the 2 cars have started since sightings of the Daihatsu Rocky/ Toyota Raize (Perodua D55L in Japan) started surfacing during the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. But how do the 2 SUVs compare in size? Here’s a quick size comparison.While there is much talk about the two being the strongest “competitors” in the B-segment SUV mark

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 9, 2020

Once poorer than Malaysia, how Korea’s car industry progressed further than ours?

Last week, we’ve chronicled how Hyundai grew from a small workshop to a world-class automaker. What was left out however, was the hows and the whys behind the rise of Korea’s car industry, which will be discussed in the following text.When Malaysia gained its independence, Korea was a failed state. It relied on donations from the US for 70 percent of its budget, and had nothing worth exporting.Seouls Han River - 1960 vs today. Economists call it the Miracle of the Han RiverIn 1960, M

Hans

Hans

Nov 23, 2020

Check out Wuling’s new toy car-looking Hong Guang Mini EV

Looks like the Mini EV2 X2 has a new rival in China. This Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV is the latest small electric vehicle (EV) on the market and it is cheaper and more practical than all its rivals.As like most small cars, the boxy 3-door Wuling EV’s design is inspired by Japanese Kei-cars. Overall, the Hong Guang looks very much like a life-size toy car with its straight simple lines and a colour scheme that gives the EV the illusion of a floating roof.Thanks to its size of 2,917 x 1,493 x

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 3, 2020

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

Photo credit: Kuzig Glanz DetailingWith 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 wont 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

Jason

Jason

Jan 22, 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

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 4, 2020

Concept kei car from Mitsubishi teased

Along with the MI-Tech concept, Mitsubishi has also teased the Super Height K-Wagon, a concept kei car. Kei cars are popular in Japan for its price and convenience. Its boxy design maximizes interior space while the compact dimensions makes it easy to park.It features the MI-Pilot assistance for highway driving in the same-lane, forward collision mitigation braking, mis-acceleration mitigation and other advanced active safety systems.The Super Height K-Wagon and the MI-Tech will be exh

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 9, 2019

The 2020 Proton X50 is the cheapest car that parks itself

At the media test drive event today, Proton has confirmed that the 2020 Proton X50 will feature Auto Park Assist. This is part of the Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), which is classified as level 2 semi-autonomous driving.The Auto Park Assist feature is able to assist drivers in manoeuvring the car into perpendicular parking (shown as vertical parking in the photo) spots and parallel parking spots. It also helps in exiting parallel parking spots.The system actively controls the steerin

Shaun

Shaun

Sep 30, 2020

At RM 99k, Proton X70 Standard 2WD is the most value for money X70

Since the introduction of the Proton X70, all the love and attention were given to the range-topping X70 Premium 2WD and for good reason.By now you should be well aware of the “Hi Proton” Intelligent Voice Command function that allows you to operate some key functions of the car. Although, it is worth noting that controlling the windows using voice command is only available on the X70 Premium as the other Proton models do not come with the hardware to support it.Not only that, but th

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

Oct 21, 2019

Owner Review: A Dad's take on a Soccer Mom's Car - 2013 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid

** This article is the personal experience of a 2013 Nissan Serena S-Hybrid C26 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: EZ Wong About My CarIts actually my CFO’s car & I will narrate it as my own :)The Nissan Serena S-Hybrid was originally registered at the end of 2013 & we bought it at a very good price as a Nissan Pre-Reg unit in February 2015.The C26 is powered by a MR20DD 2.0-liter engine with 147 PS and 210 Nm (figures are from the engine alone, ex

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 15, 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

Level 2 autonomous driving brings the Proton X50 on the same page as a Tesla

The Proton X50 is safer than a BMW X1? Yup, it’s true, and you can read it here.Part of why it gains that reputation is because it comes with Level 2 Autonomous driving. What's this 'levels of autonomous driving'?In short, this picture. Basically, Level 0/1 cars are most common right now, and Level 2 technologies are still creeping in. We're still a long ways away from Level 3, 4 and 5 autonomous driving.Who decides these? The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 30, 2020

2020 Mazda CX-30 is officially Japan’s most beautiful car

Mazda is making strides in the automotive design sphere as the 2020 Mazda CX-30 wins the 2020-2021 Japan Automobile Hall of Fame (JAHFA) Car Design of the Year.According to JAHFA, and this is translated directly by Google, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 has design coordination that approaches the realm of art. It has exterior design that insists on driving and interior design that you can enjoy with peace of mind. Pardon the Japanese.Meanwhile, the Honda Fit (or Honda Jazz in other markets) won the JAHFA

Shaun

Shaun

Nov 12, 2020

How to choose the right 12V battery for your car?

If you drive an automatic car, it is impossible to push start the car. Your only option in case of a flat battery is to jump start the car and get a battery replacement ASAP. A weak car battery has obvious tell-tale signs like a slow crank and dim lights.Changing a car battery is a simple task, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, there’s still a high chance of screwing things up.Not the kind of push-start you want. PhotoIf you have absolutely no experience in replacin

Arif

Arif

Oct 9, 2020

Bookings suspended for Proton X50 Standard variant, demand too low

Due to low demand, Proton has decided to suspend bookings for the Standard variant of the Proton X50. Proton has seen over 40,000 bookings for the X50 since its launch in October 2020, but bookings for the standard variant only account for 5%.The Edge reports that while Proton had expected the X50 to garner a lot of interest, the demand has been overwhelming, especially for the Flagship variant.Proton will focus on the larger population of bookings, which is for the non-Standard variants. Bookin

Arif

Arif

Apr 16, 2021

Just RM 10k difference between Proton X50 and X70, which is a better buy?

Like for like, the difference between a B-segment 2020 Proton X50 and a C-segment 2020 Proton X70, even when compared against similarly equipped variants, is just around RM 10k.Put aside for a moment semantics that both the X50 and X70 are from different segments. At the end of the day, both cars do more or less the same thing, have five seats, are similarly equipped, and are priced almost the same – the latter is what matter most to consumers.Both the Proton X50 and X70 come in four varia

Hans

Hans

Oct 29, 2020

On a tight budget but need a holiday? Time to convert your Myvi into a campervan!

Campervans have always been a popular way to travel in the USA, but who knew that the trend would make it to Malaysia as well? This Perodua Myvi owner converted her car into the perfect camper car for just RM 500 and has already travelled the entire east coast of Peninsular Malaysia!Farah Nabilah wanted to make a solo trip around the Peninsular but she couldn’t afford a van, so she converted her Perodua Myvi into a camper van instead.With her CamperMyvi by her side, she spent 10 days trave

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 4, 2020

Getting a 2020 Proton X50? Skip the Standard and Executive variants

The Proton X50 has just made its public launching today with an enticing price that is sure to make you think twice about getting its competitors, especially the reigning crossover king, the Honda HR-V.With prices starting from RM 79,200 without SST, the X50 really sounds like a bargain. Even more impressive is the Flagship variant which has a full suite of ADAS including AEB with pedestrian detection and intelligent cruise control for a little over RM 100,000.Will this be as ubiquitous as the M

CY Foong

CY Foong

Oct 27, 2020

4 “uncool” car features that make life more convenient

As the automotive industry heads to an autonomous and electric future, a fair share of inventions of the past are losing presence in modern cars. The carburetor, the handbrake, and the ignition key switch are some to name. The friction of technology shift is something that can only be felt by those who have been accustomed to older technology. To younger generations, new technology is just how things have always been.While I claim to be a proponent of new technology, I find myself having more af

Arif

Arif

Sep 10, 2020