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Toyota GR Supra finally gets a sweet manual transmission!

When Toyota launched the GR Supra, it kept the enthusiast scene buzzing – partially because Toyota worked with BMW to develop the Supra, but also because the GR Supra lacks a manual transmission. Tetsuya Tada, the chief engineer of the GR Supra threw a curveball, asking if Toyota should prioritize a manual version of the Supra, or should they develop a more powerful version. In the meantime, a tuner group called European Auto Group recently got their hands on the GR Supra and has started work on


Oct 22, 2019

Scored a used child car seat? Have you checked the expiry date?

With the Road and Transport Department (JPJ) waiting for the official green light to start issuing fines for not using a child car seat, many parents are rushing to purchase a seat to avoid needing to pay the expensive fine. But unfortunately, many are looking to second-hand child seats or hand-me-downs from friends and families. Did you know that these child car seats have an expiry date? Yes, all child car seats have an expiry date or shelf life as we call it. There are many factors contributi


Aug 8, 2020

Owner Review: Young-timer classic review - My Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 1.8

** This article is the personal experience of a 1992 Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 1.8 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: YJ Chua Some of you may have read another column that I wrote (long-term review of my GLC43 in Australia). This time, I’ll be writing on a car that couldn’t be more different. Not too long ago, my visa status changed, and I was given 6 months to convert my Malaysian driving license to a Victorian one. In Victoria, you have to bring your own car to

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Jul 24, 2020

Review: 2019 Proton Exora, old car with new tricks, still good enough?

(2019 Proton Exora Premium Price & Specs | Gallery) The Exora is Proton's family car option launched in 2009 and currently the brand's only MPV. In its 10-year production, the MPV went through 3 updates that saw the addition of the turbocharged (but still port injection) engine (Exora Bold) in 2011 and a cosmetic update in 2017. The latest rendition you see here was introduced in 2019. Upgrades in this cycle saw mostly tech additions on the Proton Exora's interior. The MPV now comes with the hea


Dec 6, 2019

Owner Review: Sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare for owning a Mercedes-Benz? -My Mercedes E240

** 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 Mercedes-Benz E240 Reasons why I bought this car The Mercedes-Benz W211 E240 is the first Euro car my family has ever owned – prior to this it was all JDM and Local. I picked up this gem of a car in 2016, as a replacement to my tired XV20 Toyota Camry. Our other options that we were mulling over included the XV30 Camry, 7th ge

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Feb 5, 2021

Owner Review: Sweet Dream, or Beautiful Nightmare? - The trials and tribulations of owning the Mercedes-Benz E240

** This article is the personal experience of a 2003 Mercedes-Benz W211 E240 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Instagram: Aston Hooi The Mercedes-Benz W211 E240 is the first Euro car my family has ever owned – prior to this it was all JDM and Local. I picked up this gem of a car in 2016, as a replacement to my tired XV20 Toyota Camry. Our other options that we were mulling over included the XV30 Camry, 7th gen Honda Accord and BMW E60. Eventually after lots of discussio

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Aug 1, 2020

COTY 2020: Our shortlist for Car of the Year 2020

Hello and welcome to WapCar’s 2020 Car of the Year. We’ve cherry picked some of the most popular cars that were either launched or updated in 2020. Without any delay, let’s get on with the list of nominees and why we’ve it picked it. 2020 Toyota Hilux Rogue This is the new 2020 Toyota Hilux Rogue, sitting at the top of the Toyota Hilux range, priced at RM 146,880. It comes with a meatier 2.8-litre turbodiesel and more importantly, it now has the Toyota Safety Suite of ADAS, making the default ch


Dec 18, 2020

War of the MPVs with rear-seat entertainment!

Rear seat entertainment display is a luxury that many of us would perceive as a rich man’s toy. Most of us would have the pleasure of pulling up next to a Toyota Alphard or a Vellfire spy a drop down screen behind the driver’s seat (more often than not playing cartoons) and a collective audience tentatively watching. While rear seat entertainment is rather common as an after market accessory, cars like the Kia Grand Carnival and the Nissan Serena S-Hybrid come with one built-in from the factory.


Oct 25, 2019

MIROS: Only 11% of Malaysians use rear seat belts

Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) has announced their plans to restart campaigns to educate the public on the importance of using rear seat belts. The strategic plan will take place in stages starting from school level to public and private agencies. MIROS chairman Datuk Suret Singh told Bernama that although the rear seat belt regulation was implemented over a decade ago since 2009, the institute discovered that only 11 percent of Malaysian road users wear rear seat belts. Mos


Mar 13, 2021

Owner Review: No turbo, no problem - My Honda Civic 1.8S

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Honda Civic 1.8 S owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of Wapcar. Facebook: Jia Cherng Introduction The Honda Civic, a car that I always thought was gorgeous, even from the Civic EK, Civic EG series I thought it looked amazing! As I have been a grease monkey since the day I was born, the only ever toys I had were cars. My parents would just give me a 1:64 model GTR and that would be enough for me to last the day without crying or w

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Jul 11, 2020

Owner Review: My Childhood Companion - 2002 Perodua Kelisa EZi

** This article is the personal experience of a 2002 Perodua Kelisa EZi owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Ling Chee Haut ↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓ About My Perodua Kelisa This is the 2002 Perodua Kelisa EZi. It is based on the Daihatsu Mira L700, the fifth-generation Mira which debuted in 1998. The Kelisa is then introduced in 2001. It has a tiny 989cc EJ-DE DOHC inline-3 engine, a 4-speed automatic front-wheel drive of course. The 1.0-litre produ

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Jul 29, 2020

Owner Review: My "Abah-Abah's car" – A pilot feeling being in a Honda Civic FB

** This article is the personal experience of a 2015 Honda Civic 2.0S owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Mat Nasir ↓↓↓ Press Here To Share Your Story ↓↓↓ About my Honda Civic If we story about Honda’s car, I’m pretty sure what crossed in our minds was the Civic. The Honda Civic is not the first model of Honda but Civic makes Honda become famous. Almost 20 million units sold worldwide and this C segment Sedan become number 1 in Malaysia. Now I drive a 2015 Honda

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Jul 27, 2020

Review: Thai media tests Toyota Corolla Cross; bigger car outside, smaller than HR-V inside?

It's a good time to be fans of cheeky taglines, as UMW Toyota Motor's campaign to promote the imminent-in-Malaysia Toyota Corolla Cross has been taking potshots at Honda Malaysia's 'Your Time is Up' effort. But, as they always say, talk is cheap. Does the Corolla Cross have enough in its arsenal to back up its shoutiness? For that, we'll jump into this review by our AutoFun Thailand colleagues to give you a better idea of what to expect. Exterior - Much bigger in person Thai customers get a choi


Mar 20, 2021

JPJ waiting for green light from Transport Ministry to enforce child seat rule

Though the child car seat policy was introduced in January 2020, the Road and Transport Department (JPJ) has yet to fully enforce the use of it in private cars so far. According to a report by Bernama, JPJ is currently just waiting for the green light from the Transport Ministry to do so. As we reported late last year, the child car seat or child restraint system (CRS) rule will start effect in January 2020. But, then Transport Minister, Anthony Loke, directed JPJ to implement an advocacy progra


Jul 28, 2020

No summonses will be issued for child seat usage but you’ll be warned

The policy for mandatory child seat usage will soon take effect come January 2020, but the Road Transport Department (JPJ) is going lenient with the annoucement that they will not be taking drastic penalising actions as of yet. Transport Minister Anthony Loke announced at the Dewan Rakyat recently that he has directed the JPJ to hold off penalising drivers who has yet to conform to the child seat policy for at least 6 months. Instead of summonses, drivers will be issued warnings and reminders to


Nov 20, 2019

Owner Review: Looking for the perfect daily car - Story of my Proton Saga

** This article is the personal experience of a 2018 Proton Saga 1.3L Premium CVT owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Xavier Pang First, a huge thanks to WapCar for accepting my request to join the owner group and allow me to share my story, as part of a growing movement on real cars, real story sharing. I have always wanted to do a sharing like this, where real owners share real experiences on their rides. As I myself very much enjoy such sharing, it is right o

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Aug 11, 2020

MINI JCW Countryman on track - 306 PS vs 231 PS, you wouldn't believe the difference

A little more than a week ago, MINI organized a track event at Sepang Circuit. All John Cooper Works (JCW) models were lined up, from the 3-door Hatch to the Countryman, which I was in the pilot seat for the evening. It was actually the first time I’ve ever driven on the track. Having my track cherry popped in a MINI isn’t too shabby I suppose. Being a first timer, I went all the way to the back of the line and into the 306 PS MINI JCW Countryman. 2 reasons for this – so that I won’t hold up any


Mar 13, 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

2020 Mazda CX-5, which variant is best to buy? 2.0L, 2.5L, 2.2D, or 2.5T?

If you’re eyeing for the 2020 Mazda CX-5, you’d be looking at no less than 5 variants of the model, from the 2.0G 2WD Mid all the way to the 2.5G 4WD High T/C. Mazda CX-5 As the saying goes, buy what you can afford. But there’s usually a pick of the range, the sweet spot if you will, for any car. And we think the Mazda CX-5’s sweet spot is the 2.0G 2WD High variant, here's why. Powertrain - Do you really need the extra power? The 2.0-litre naturally aspirated (NA) engine makes 162 PS/213 Nm and


Nov 11, 2020

Quick Review: 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross in Malaysia, the proper benchmark for family SUVs

Toyota Corolla Cross The 2021 Toyota Corolla Cross is now finally launched in Malaysia and we had a brief session with it, bringing you a first drive review of Toyota’s latest SUV. No matter how much “enthusiasts” complain about SUVs, consumers just cannot get enough of tall-riding, big cars, and I am completely on the consumer's side. SUVs are practical, offer great outward visibility and generous ground clearance (especially for our roads). For a sensible family man like myself, what is there

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Mar 25, 2021

UMW Toyota Motor’s seat manufacturing subsidiary is now making PPE for Covid-19 frontliners

Toyota Boshoku UMW (TBU), the car seats and interior trim parts manufacturing subsidiary of UMW Toyota Motor, has manufactured and delivered more than 10,000 pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Ministry of Health. Previously known as Toyota Seat Industries Malaysia (TSIM), TBU’s plant in Shah Alam manufactures seats for all locally-assembled Toyota cars in Malaysia, including the Vios, Yaris, Hilux, Fortuner, and Innova. Following the Movement Control Order, TBU has since scaled


Apr 24, 2020

Owner Review:  Bang for the buck car - My 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid HEV Plus 1.6 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Subramaniam Venkatachalam 我国市场其实有个不成文的规矩:鄙视链的底端,是属于韩国泡菜车的。加上“混合动力”这四个大字,绝对能够吓跑许多吃瓜群众。不过,我当然不是普通的吃瓜群众。实话实话,买了它后,直到今日,我绝不后悔! 先为大家介绍一点我的拥车历史。我拥有的第一部车,和大多数马来西亚人一样,是一部随处可见的2008年 Myvi 1.3 SXi。这部车,是我上大学时家人让我继承而来。既然是马来西亚神坛级车款,它没有任何毛病,正常保养就可以了!不过,人都是贪婪的- 虽然Myvi完全没有任何问题,不过我还是有颗躁动的心,觉得是时候购买真正意义上的:“人生一部车”! 既然是我的第一部车,我就想要尽可能独特的车款。Volkswagen Scirocco, Mitsubishi AS

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Aug 22, 2020

Owner Review: Perfect daily car for the family - Our story with the Proton Persona

** This article is the personal experience of a 2009 Proton Persona 1.6 Highline owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Afiq Bazli What is it? The Proton Persona is a compact sedan that was launch back in August of 2007. My car that you see here was bought in April of 2009. Originally the Proton Persona was powered by the carried-over 1.6L DOHC 16-valves CamPro petrol engine from the Proton Gen2 hatchback. Eventually, it was replaced by the newer 1.6 DOHC 16-valves

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Aug 13, 2020

Review: Geely Jiaji (Proton V70), the MPV that Proton desperately needs

This is the Geely Jiaji, which made its debut back in March 2019. It is safe to say that the Geely Jiaji is set to be Proton's next multi-purpose vehicle (MPV). Depends on who you ask, the Geely Jiaji may or may not replace the Proton Exora. We are more inclined to believe in the latter, as the Geely Jiaji is a more premium product that's unlikely to fit within the current Proton Exora's price range. But before we get started on this review, we must stress the fact that the China market Geely Ji


Dec 31, 2019

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

Honda Jazz kini tular dengan praktikaliti tempat duduk ULTRA Seat!

Honda Jazz Honda Jazz bakal dikeluarkan dari pasaran Malaysia tidak lama lagi. Kekosongan tersebut bakal digantikan dengan Honda City Hatchback yang baru sahaja dilancarkan di Thailand pada bulan November lepas. Hal ini membawa kepada pendapat yang pelbagai oleh peminat dan pemilik kereta Honda. Walaubagaimanapun, seorang pengguna Facebook, Afiq Mes Wandi telah mengumpulkan beberapa gambar berikut bagi menunjukkan praktikaliti ULTRA Seats dalam Honda Jazz. Honda Jazz didatangkan dengan ULTRA Sea


Dec 24, 2020

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

Woman admits she was drunk while in driver's seat, hits 2 bikes

A woman driving a Toyota Vios was caught on camera admitting that she was drunk while in the driver’s seat before speeding off. The video of the incident was filmed in Taman Bukit Mulia, Bukit Antarabangsa went viral overnight. Harian Metro reports the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) have successfully tracked down the 52-year-old Vios driver. They are in the process of arresting the driver at the time of writing. Ampang Jaya police district chief, Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak confirms the incide


Mar 16, 2021

Owner Review: Alternative to Uncle's Car? - My Process of Owning & Refining the BMW 320i

** This article is the personal experience of a 2016 BMW 320i Sport Line owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar Facebook: Andrew Chum Prior to Purchasing the BMW 320i This is my current daily, a 2016 BMW 320i LCI Sport Line. I purchased this car back in early 2017 from Premium Selection after considering a numbered of cars in the same segment as well as a different segment with a similar price range. The survey started more than 6 months before settling down with this unit. S

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Jun 26, 2020

Owner Review: Experiencing the Honda City - A car that is not love at first sight

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Honda City GM6 owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar. Facebook: Najib Ar-Rahman Background It was 2014 and I was in the market to purchase my first car. I have just recently started working for around 1.5 years or so and was earning around RM3.5K per month. My daily commute all that while was via public transport but the same year, I decided to get married, which is why I needed to buy a car. The usual choice for someone a

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Aug 8, 2020