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the lady in the car with glasses and a gun

5 car tips that will help you score that second date with the girls

Despite the call for gender equality across the world, we really should not leave the word ‘chivalry’ behind. Believe me when I say that while women are perfectly fine with paying for their meals, we do appreciate the hint of chivalry on the guy’s part. So, if you’re looking to ask the girl you like on a second date, here are 5 tips for all the car-loving guys out there.Always gauge her comfort level in the carOne of the most important things on a date is to make sure the

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 7, 2021

The coolest old car? A look at the first Nismo-restored R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R

At this point, it isnt even about rose-tinted glasses anymore - the 1980s and 1990s were good times for sports cars. Nissan seems to agree, if their fully-restored R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R is anything to go by. Recently, Nismo (Nissans sporting arm, Nissan Motorsports International) opened their Nismo Restored Car division, with the first product on their catalogue being this Godzilla R32 GT-R.Various shots of the body frame - literally brand newIf youve somehow missed the whole hullabaloo about

Sanjay

Sanjay

Mar 15, 2021

Pros and Cons: Proton Iriz – Excellent ride and handling, but the CVT is a pain

Now in its sixth year on sale, the Proton Iriz has received a number of updates over its lifecycle.The first update for the Proton Iriz came in 2017 when Proton improved the model’s noise, vibrations, and harshness (NVH) levels by reducing the number of engine mounts (from four to three), a revised exhaust set-up, and better noise insulation materials.Subsequently in 2019, Proton introduced a more comprehensive update for the Iriz, this time encompassing a redesigned exterior and updated i

Eric

Eric

Sep 29, 2020

Myvi driver's frequent loud exhaust testing leads neighbour to shoot car with air gun

We all have that neighbour that loves the sound of a booming exhaust system. But what is worst is when they decide to rev their cars hard just for fun, breaking the peaceful quietness of the neighbourhood. This man in Johor has had enough of his neighbour’s car and decided to shoot at it in retaliation!Iskandar Puteri Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Dzulkhairi Mukhtar told the media that the 21-year-old Perodua Myvi owner made a police report when he found gunshot marks on the driver

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 18, 2021

Mitsuoka – The bonkers Japanese car maker with a heart

Take one look at the range of cars in the cover photo and what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it disgust, intrigue, madness, or a mix of all of them?Some Mitsuokas that were spotted in MalaysiaWhatever sort of feeling you’re getting, it fits with Mitsuoka’s brand and intent, they’re trying to be very much different and unique – something lost in many car brands and very much a wholesome characteristic to a brand many enthusiasts mock.Mitsuoka Malaysia'

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 29, 2020

Cars like the Honda Freed are freeing people in Hong Kong from the travel ban

Mini MPVs like the Honda Freed are now all the rage for people of Hong Kong as they discover new ways to soothe their travel bug during the Covid-19 pandemic.The phenomenon is known popularly as “Shachuhaku” therapy. It is the Japanese term for camping out of your car or, in other words, campervans.In this video, the lady is one of many who has been living out her adventures in her converted Honda Freed Spike. The reason she started her Shachuhaku therapy journey was that she is an a

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 1, 2021

This is why we should lock our cars the moment we get inside

Though it has been warned over and over by parents, relatives and the kepoh auntie next door, many of us still neglect to lock our cars the moment we get into it. For this lady, after the incident of a stranger trying to force his way into her car in a mall parking lot, she is thankful that she has the practice down pat.The terrifying incident happened in Mid Valley Megamall car park on the 6th of August. According to the lady’s Facebook post, she was taking a quick rest in her car after h

Jerrica

Jerrica

Aug 12, 2020

Deal breakers: Proton Iriz – We love the ride and handling, but the CVT needs to go

When Proton launched the Iriz back in 2014, it received much fanfare as Proton developed and envisioned the Iriz to be a global model – it’s Global Small Car (GSC) codename was proof of that.But the Iriz fell short of its global aspirations – the car was only exported to Indonesia (how many units were sold?) and left-hand drive versions never materialized.Putting aside its global aspirations, the Iriz proved to be a decent alternative to the second-generation Perodua Myvi, as a

Eric

Eric

May 26, 2020

A new car with Android Auto from just RM50k? Here's the list of the cheapest cars with it

It is no surprise that I am a strong believer of Android Auto – it encompasses everything you could possibly ask for in an infotainment system, including voice command, navigation, and music streaming.There's no need to fawn over the Proton X70's voice command, which we have to add, doesn't come with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. With Android Auto, you use voice control to read/reply WhatsApp messages and enter a destination to Google Maps or Waze, as well as selecting your pl

Eric

Eric

Dec 5, 2019

Is the new 2021 Toyota Vios facelift a better car than the City and Almera?

The B-segment sedan race is heating up for sure with UMW Toyota just only announcing (estimated) prices for the latest 2021 Toyota Vios facelift.Malaysians are pretty much spoilt for choice in getting a brand-new B-segment sedan with rivals like the Honda City and the Nissan Almera also vying to get buyers.However, which of the three would be the right choice? We’ll take a quick look and compare the highest specs (highest petrol-powered variant in the case of the City) of the 3 popular non

CY Foong

CY Foong

Nov 17, 2020

Owner Review: So Proud of Getting a National Car! My Journey with the Proton Persona

** This article is the personal experience of a 2019 Proton Persona 1.6 Premium CVT owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: Louis LimMy white 2019 Proton Persona 1.6 Premium CVT was bought about 4 months ago at a price of around RM55k. As I was still a student going for internship soon at that time, I needed my first car to travel to work every day. Due to budget constraint, I had to choose a local car that fits my budget. Therefore, I was left with a few choices

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jun 19, 2020

How to run in your brand-new car? Here is what we’re doing with our new Ativa

When you buy a brand-new car, you have to go through a run-in (or break-in) period for the first 1,000 km. Unfortunately, you can’t just gun it right after taking delivery from the showroom. As such with our new Perodua Ativa, the first thing in order is to run it in.Only 17km on the odometer upon collectionHow to run in the car?Drive the car carefully without exceeding a certain rpm and speed limit. In every car’s owner manual, the instructions for the run-in period are explicitly s

Arif

Arif

Mar 19, 2021

Can Tesla Model 3 Performance do the same as the new Porsche Taycan on 0-90-0?

The all-electric Porsche pulled off a 0-90-0 spec of an impressive 10.17 seconds. That is what we learned from the teaser video.Here comes a question: Can Tesla Model 3 Performance also do 10.17s on 0-90-0 time challenge? DÆrik will give you the answer!This is not a jokeBackground knowledge: you can buy THREE Model 3 Performance for the base price of one Taycan and still have $20,000 to spare.DÆrik mentioned three things that need to be taken into account for the final outcome. 

Tasia

Tasia

Sep 10, 2019

The WiLL Vi, a weird Toyota made for Japanese youths that no one bought

Throughout automotive history, there have been a few notable flops. There’s the Ford Edsel, the DeLorean, and the Mercedes-Benz Maybach (not the current one). So, you might think that the Japanese don’t have a failure as huge as those, right?Who thought this was a good idea?Well, sorry to burst your bubble but the Japanese car industry isn’t entirely perfect as you might think. Certainly, some of their models do hold a candle when it comes to resale value, and you can’t h

CY Foong

CY Foong

Apr 4, 2021

Volkswagen Cares campaign celebrates the end of MCO with a car service!

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is looking to celebrate the end of MCO period with a “Welcome Back” after-sales campaign dedicated to all Volkswagen owners.VPCM understands that many car owners have had to delay their routine car service as all service centres nationwide are closed due to the nationwide lockdown.Now that the lockdown is about to come to an end, VPCM is encouraging all owners to schedule a service via their Volkswagen Care app or website.The after-sales camp

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 6, 2020

Geely joins the driverless car game with Baidu’s help

Baidu Apollo fleet collaboration with other Chinese brandsGeely Holdings will join forces with Baidu to build a driverless electric car on Geely’s new Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) platform.The strategic partnership will focus primarily on the joint research, development, and production of intelligent and connected electric vehicles. Note, “intelligent” here meaning self-driving cars.Baidu Apollo fleet collaboration with Hongqi brand testingThe partnership could see

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jan 11, 2021

The 2021 MG ZS is coming to Malaysia - does the HR-V still have a chance?

Say what you want, sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are here to stay. Which means the 2021 MG ZS introduction to Malaysia is all but certain. Lets take a look at the ZS and answer your frequently asked questions. First of all, what is MG?The MG B is a famous creation of theirs.Founded in Oxford, England in 1924, MG used to specalise in sports cars. Over the years, the marque changed hands a few times and theyre now owned by Chinese automotive giant SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, making everyday c

Sanjay

Sanjay

Nov 19, 2020

Owner Review: A love-hate relationship with the CVT -  My experience with the Honda City 1.5E

** This article is the personal experience of a 2014 Honda City 1.5 E owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCarFacebook: Akmal Faiz ShahadanNice BargainI drive a 2014 Honda City 1.5 E, pre-facelift model from GM6 generation. I bought it second-hand a year ago with the price tag of RM 55,000 on the road. Making it one of the cheapest in the market back then considering it only clocked 41,000 km mileage. After I managed to negotiate the price from RM 58,000 to

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 1, 2020

These Toyota Corolla KE70 and AE90 are still cared for by a Toyota dealer

Toyota authorized dealer Laser Motor’s outlet in Seksyen 19 Petaling Jaya has a quite a good reputation as a friendly neighbourhood dealer that PJ folks trust.For various reasons, this particular Toyota dealer sees an unusually high number of old Toyota cars being sent there for maintenance work, even if the cars are well past (sometimes decades past) their warranty period.Note the nearly 15 years old Corolla Altis, next to it are Laser Motors Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Challenge cars being

Hans

Hans

Apr 16, 2021

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 BazliWhat 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-valv

Owner Review

Owner Review

Aug 13, 2020

Malaysia has the highest allocation of Toyota GR Yaris in SEA, 130 units more than Thailand

The 2020 Toyota GR Yaris made its Malaysian debut last week, priced at RM 299,000 (Update: RM 286,896 until June 2021) . Developed in partnership with 4-time world rally champion Tommi Makinen, the GR Yaris is an all-wheel drive 261 PS (Malaysia market cars follow UK specifications, Japanese market cars are rated at 272 PS) road legal WRC car.Globally, production is capped at 25,000 units, the minimum number required for a car to be homologated for the World Rally Championship. Malaysia is alloc

Hans

Hans

Dec 22, 2020

Owner Review: Cheaper to Own Than a Myvi? - How I Ended Up Getting the Volkswagen Polo

** This article is the personal experience of a 2015 Volkswagen Polo 1.6MPI Hatchback owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Kamal Afiq bin Kamal BahrinThis is a 2015 Volkswagen Polo 1.6MPI Hatchback that my wife bought new in 2015. It is the first car that she bought to replace her ageing family owned 2009 Perodua Viva 1.0 EZi. Upon returning from overseas and securing a job that required her to travel from Johor to Kerteh almost on a weekly basis, we wanted a car

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 10, 2020

Owner Review: The Everyday Sports Car - Living With My Lotus Elise

** This article is the personal experience of a 2008 Lotus Elise 1.8 S owner and does not necessarily reflect the views of WapCar.Facebook: Kelvin TeeThe Everyday Sports CarCars, what are they to you? A tool to get from A to B? A fun, great (not to mention pricy) hobby?This is a story about the car that I love and adore. A 2008 Lotus Elise 1.8 S. People have various reasons for owning a car but for myself, it has always been more than a tool for going around and about. I

Owner Review

Owner Review

Jul 22, 2020

Like this chequered Renault Captur Trophy? It’s a limited edition

The Renault Captur is now sportier than ever with the introduction of a new Limited Edition Captur Trophy. It's still sold at the same price as the standard Captur, at RM 107,980.It’s easily recognisable thanks to the Vibrant Orange Trophy colour, similar to the tones you often catch the Renault Megane R.S in.Cosmetic differences from the standard Captur include a sporty front and rear bumper spoiler painted in gun metal colour, paired with 3D chequered flag decals.Renault ha

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 12, 2019

The Porsche 911 (992) is now available with a manual transmission in Europe

When the 992 generation Porsche 911 was first revealed, there were no manual transmission option available globally and it was a sign of manual transmissions becoming obsolete. However, less than a year later, Porsche announced the option for a manual for it in the US. Now, the manual is available for the 911 Carrera S in Europe along with other updates.First things first, the 911 Carrera S and 4S is now available with the aforementioned manual gearbox over in Europe at no extra cost. 

Shaun

Shaun

Apr 28, 2020

The 2020 Proton X50 shares the same 7-speed DCT with the X70, but with a twist

It feels quite like the end of The Lord of The Rings, doesn’t? After a long Saga (pun intended) of spyshots and all sorts of fake leaks, the war is over, Sauron is slayed, and the locally-assembled (CKD) Proton X50 finally breaks cover.The engine in the Proton X50.One does not simply wait for a new Proton only to receive a copy-and-paste job. It's not. The Proton X50 is properly all-new - there’s two engine choices, one of them new to the X50 and is not available even i

Sanjay

Sanjay

Sep 15, 2020

In a car with others during Covid-19? Follow this window opening tip

A research from Brown University has revealed that there is another effective way to reduce Covid-19 infection in cars than just opening all the windows. The trick is to control the airflow in the car by opening just 2 windows to create an air curtain free of virus particles.This new method would be a great help for drivers or even those who rely on taxis or e-hailing rides to get around, especially during this time when Malaysia is experiencing record high numbers of new infections.It is true t

Jerrica

Jerrica

Feb 1, 2021

2020 Proton X70: Got 30 units with 1.5L turbo and AWD, but you can't buy it

Prior to the launch of the Proton X70 CKD, the rumour mill was ablaze, stating that the new model would receive a brand-new powertrain in the form of the 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.Well, now that the model has been launched, it’s safe to say that the rumour were partly correct – the previous China-made Proton X70's 1.8-litre turbocharged TGDi engine was carried over to the CKD model, albeit with 15 Nm more torque

Eric

Eric

Feb 12, 2020

The Honda Civic in 10 Generations - The best car from Honda?

The 11th generation Honda Civic will be revealed on Twitch in a few days. The “Civic” name was first used on an econobox in 1972, and the car has grown into so much more over the years. 1997 saw the emergence of the Civic Type R that made the Civic even more popular among enthusiasts.With the reveal of the eleventh-generation Honda Civic just around the corner, it seems like a good time to look back at the humble beginnings of one of the most popular Honda cars of all time. There hav

Arif

Arif

Nov 16, 2020

Proton tried fighting Perodua with the Tiara and Savvy, and lost miserably

Between Proton and Perodua, it’s easy to see which one produces the rakyats car. Both local carmakers also have a sort of friendly rivalry.While Proton did a decent rival against the Perodua Myvi with the Iriz, its sales were pretty lacklustre compared to the mighty King. At least the Iriz actually sell decently, which is more being said for its predecessors, the Proton Tiara and the Proton Savvy.Exactly what went wrong with the two Proton hatchbacks that both models are dubbed as the wors

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 20, 2020