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Here are the top-5 most overpriced cars in the world

When you buy a Ferrari F8 Tributo, fifty percent of the selling price goes to paying for the Ferrari badge, pure profit for the Milan Stock Exchange listed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles company, at least accordig to Bloomberg's findings.It tops the list of the world’s most profitable car, which is great if you are an investor but if you are car buyer, it also means that the Ferrari F8 Tributo is the world’s most overpriced car.In Malaysia, the Ferrari F8 Tributo sells for RM 1,068,00

Hans

Hans

Feb 6, 2020

This Rolls-Royce Cullinan model is the most expensive toy car in the world

This toy is not for those aged 21 and below as it will set you back at least $14,000 to own one. You certainly do not want a 5-year-old ruining your one-of-a-kind Rolls-Royce Cullinan scale model at all.Like all Rolls-Royces, no two models are the exact same. That’s right, this scale model of the Cullinan is entirely customisable and bespoke. Customers can customise everything from which side the driver’s seat should be, right down to the colour of the seat belt.The Rolls-Royce Culli

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jun 20, 2020

What are the most expensive cars launched in 2020?

2020 is quite a challenging year but as the saying goes, the show must go on. And went on it did as Malaysia saw around 80 models launched this year.Despite movement restrictions for almost the whole year, that is still an impressive number all things considered. But while we have a list featuring 15 of the most important cars of the year, this time, we’re going to focus on most expensive cars that were launched in 2020.We’ll focus on 10 and some might have been sold out by the time

CY Foong

CY Foong

Dec 19, 2020

In Brief: 2020 Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback - The most expensive hatchback in its segment!

Earlier this year, Bermaz Auto launched the 2020 Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback facelift in Malaysia. It is a fully-imported (CBU) model from Thailand and only a single variant is offered – the 1.5 SkyActiv-G which comes with i-Stop idling technology.There is even a sedan version available for those who want extra boot space.The naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine produces 114 PS @ 6,000 rpm and 149 Nm @ 4,000 rpm, which powers the front wheels via a 6-speed SkyActiv-Drive automatic tra

CY Foong

CY Foong

Aug 29, 2020

Top Rank: From Rolls-Royce to Hongqi, the 8 most luxurious cars in the world

You there. Yes, you, holding your 24-carat gold-plated iPhone while sitting on a white marble throne with emerald bezels. This article is dedicated to you, the one who earns a monthly salary equivalent to the annual GDP of some African nation.The typical cars we review hereYou’re looking at all the cars featured in WapCar and wonder, “Why isn’t my favourite car website showing me the cars I want, the ultra-luxury kind? Aren’t you guys supposed to help find the perfect car

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 23, 2020

Who makes 2020's most reliable cars? What’s the 10 best car brands to buy from?

What’s the most reliable car brand? What brand should your next car be? Depending on who you ask, you will get different answers, depending on how they choose to make their assessment.If you were to ask the Americans at Consumer Reports, the best brands to buy are Porsche, Genesis, Subaru, Mazda, and Lexus, in that order.Something is clearly not right when a brand like Porsche tops the list of a consumer-friendly buying guide so take this with a pinch of salt. But Consumer Reports is

Hans

Hans

Feb 28, 2020

New 2020 Mazda 2 facelift - still the most expensive looking car under RM 100k

At today’s opening of the 2019 Thailand International Motor Expo, the new 2020 Mazda 2 facelift made its debut in the Thai kingdom.As our Malaysian market Mazda 2 is imported from Thailand, we can also expect the new Mazda 2 facelift to be introduced here within the next few months.First launched in Malaysia in January 2015, the Mazda 2 is due for a mid-life update - a second one for Malaysia. The first was done in 2016, which saw the previous car’s halogen headlamps being replaced w

Hans

Hans

Nov 28, 2019

Why is the Mazda 3 so much more expensive than a Honda Civic/Toyota Corolla Altis?

Let’s face it, the Mazda 3 is not for everybody. If you are going to compare it against its segment rivals like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla Altis, then it means that you can’t afford it, because the Mazda 3 will never make sense if one is to compare it that way.The Mazda 3 is at least RM 20,000 more expensive than an equivalent Honda Civic or a Toyota Corolla Altis. In what universe will this constitute as a recommended buy? There’s no logic to purchasing a Mazda 3. Actu

Hans

Hans

May 3, 2020

It’s official, the Mazda 3 is the world’s most beautiful car

Nobody's surprised here and nobody is going to argue with the verdict of the panel of judges – the C-segment Mazda 3 has just been crowned the 2020 World Car Design of the Year.Among the experts on the panel are Gordon Murray (McLaren F1), Ian Callum (all recent Jaguars), Patrick le Quément (Renault Avantime), and Shiro Nakamura (Isuzu Vehicross, Nissan Cube).“Before accepting this prize, Mazda Motor Corporation would like to express our sympathy for all of those affe

Hans

Hans

Apr 9, 2020

Top-5 cars with the most expensive road tax in Malaysia

Let’s get right down to it, the top 5 most expensive road tax in Peninsular Malaysia (privately owned):1.    Bugatti Chiron 8.0L – RM 24,6302.    Rolls-Royce Phantom/Bentley Mulsanne 6.75L – RM 19,0053.    Rolls-Royce Ghost 6.6L – RM 18,3304.    Lamborghini Aventador/Ferrari 812 6.5L – RM 17,8805.    Bentley Continental GT 6.0L – RM 15,630The figures above are not exact as engine capaci

Shaun

Shaun

Oct 20, 2019

Why Toyota's GR Yaris is the most exciting car from Toyota since the Lexus LFA

This article is contributed by the former editor of Malaysian Evo magazine, Daniel Wong, who currently resides in Australia. You can find more of his musings and articles on the motoring world at The Motor Muse.If there is one good thing about 2020, is that it is turning out to be a landmark year for the hot hatch. Earlier last week Mercedes-Benz Malaysia launched its 421PS Mercedes-AMG A45 S and 310PS A35. One can assume it will only be a matter of time till BMW Malaysia res

Daniel

Daniel

Jun 7, 2020

The 2020 Porsche Taycan is the world’s most innovative car

Although not quite reinventing the wheel (those are still round), the boffins at the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) have awarded the 2020 Porsche Taycan as the most scientifically innovative car in the world. CAM’s Automotive Innovations report reveals that the all-electric sports car comes with 27 groundbreaking developments and features, 13 of which are the world's first.Innovations that were recognised by the scientists include its 800-volt architecture, two-speed t

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jul 15, 2020

This 1,200 PS Lexus RC F is the world's most advanced drift car

Professional drift cars are powerful, that much is obvious. All that grunt is needed to go sideways, vaporise tyres and send vlouds of smoke up in the air. This Lexus RC F you see here is one of the most powerful professional drift machines out there today, but that's not what makes it special. The proof of the pudding is in its chassis. For once, the 1,200 PS in this Lexus isn't the biggest headline-maker. What's truly remarkable about this particular RC F is the fact that

Jason

Jason

Aug 2, 2020

Take a look at our list of the cutest cars in the world!

Cars are usually built to look tough, fast and sleek, all points that would appeal to the general car buyer who majority are, well, men. But throughout the years since Karl Benz first invented the car, car companies have made efforts in creating cute looking cars. Here are our top picks of the world’s cutest cars ever made.   Audi TTIf there ever is an affordable sports car that would appeal to women it is the Audi TT. The Mk3 generation’s short body, rounded curves and sop

Jerrica

Jerrica

Apr 29, 2020

Top Rank: 2019’s Top 10 best-selling SUVs in the world

There is no denying that SUVs now dominate the global car market. Competition is tough in the SUV market with more and more manufacturers jumping on the SUV bandwagon. With so many options out there, which SUV trumped the rest of its competition and sold the most in the world in 2019? Based on CarIndustryAnalysis/ Felipe Munoz's charts, here’s 2019’s top-10 best-selling SUVs in the world.#1 Toyota RAV4While Malaysia is only just getting to know the new and very expensive TNGA 202

Jerrica

Jerrica

Jul 26, 2020

What are the all-time top selling cars ever sold in the world?

It is always exciting to welcome the arrival of a whole new model, but we often neglect the classics that shaped the brand by outselling all its competitors and becoming the best-selling cars in history. Here are the 5 top selling cars in the world.According to Automotive News Europe’s statistics, the top selling car model of all time since its launch is the Toyota Corolla. Launched in 1966, the Corolla has since sold more than 45 million cars in the world.Second in the ranking is the Ford

Jerrica

Jerrica

Mar 25, 2020

30 years ago, the Honda NSX changed the supercar world forever

Imagine you’re transported back to the late eighties and you heard news of Honda developing its own supercar. You could be scoffing at the thought of the makers of the humble Civic and Accord jumping onto the supercar bandwagon against the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini.But when the Honda NSX made its debut in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show (as an Acura) and the Tokyo Motor Show (as a Honda), the international media went into a frenzy. The NSX became an icon, a legend, and a benchmark in

CY Foong

CY Foong

Sep 19, 2020

New car prices are going up not just in Malaysia, but also in the US, why so?

You are not the only one who think that cars are getting a little bit too expensive. Malaysians have long complained about high car prices due to our lopsided tax structure but actually, this is a question asked by consumers from all over the world.Data from USA’s Edmunds.com show that the average transaction price for a new car has gone up from USD 23,900 in year 2008 to almost USD 39,000 in 2019, the last available pre-pandemic level data.This flies against conventional logic. You would

Hans

Hans

Jan 20, 2021

The world's most popular car colour for 2020 is white!

A report by Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, revealed that the most popular automotive colour in the world is none other than white. Looks like white is not only popular in Malaysia but all over the world as well.According to the report, white colour vehicles has a 38 percent of the market share followed by the colour black, which has a 19 percent market share.The popularity of the colour grey has grown by 2 percent this year compared to 2019, the colour follows c

Jerrica

Jerrica

Dec 20, 2020

This LHD Proton Satria GTi in Puerto Rico is the closest it can get to US soil

Proton has sold cars in various countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Nepal, and Egypt. It was even exported to South America but it was never sold in the United States (due to a con job).This Satria GTi, however, was spotted on the island of Puerto Rico and it is under the loving care of a proud owner by the name of Rafael Ivan Rivera. He shared his beautiful GTi in a Facebook group dedicated to modified and kit cars in the American territory.Rafael is a very avid M

CY Foong

CY Foong

Mar 24, 2021

Interview with the Malaysian engineer who invented the McLaren Senna's speaker grille!

Ruslin Tamsir is a Kuala Lumpur native who, through his expertise and fervent hardwork, has brought a Malaysian touch to the wild McLaren Senna.The McLaren Senna - more Malaysian than you thinkHe recently went viral over his patented, fastener-less speaker enclosure for the hypercar - which is the focal point of this article.From humble beginnings...Ruslin TamsirRuslin is a man of many interests and for him, cars sit right at the top. So much so that it even influenced where he would study. &ldq

Sanjay

Sanjay

Jan 26, 2021

The first flying car in the world is now road legal in Europe, but its still grounded

Behold the PAL-V Liberty. The self-proclaimed world’s first flying car is now officially allowed on the roads of Europe after a series of stringent European road admission tests. Now that it is allowed an official license plate, the next step for the company will be to obtain a certification for flying.The tests the Liberty were previously subjected to included drives on high-speed ovals, brake and emission tests, and even noise pollution tests.In the coming months, the Liberty will underg

Jerrica

Jerrica

Nov 9, 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

The 7 most reliable engines in Malaysia, which cars have them?

A modern day’s car engine is typically developed to have a service life of around 15 years/250,000 km, provided that you diligently follow the recommended maintenance habits listed in the owner’s manual. Of course, there are many cars that can do a lot more.The problem with looking for a reliable engine is that they are often the ones with the least features. There are no two ways about it – with greater complexity and finer the tolerances, there is a higher probabili

Hans

Hans

Jul 3, 2020

Top-10 of the last 10 years - trends that changed the Malaysian car market

When the world bid farewell to 2009 and entered the new decade of the 2010s, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was still on sale, BMWs were still rear (or all) wheel drive, and Carlos Ghosn was still emperor of a French-Japanese automotive empire.Ten years later, the world is quite a different place today.Here are the top 10 trends that defined that last decade, and how some of it put us on a path that we could never turn back from.Rise of SUVsIn 2010, the market share for SUVs was less than

Hans

Hans

Jan 2, 2020

Why is the Toyota 86 so much more expensive than the VW Golf GTI?

When the 200 PS Toyota 86 was first launched in Malaysia in 2012, its asking price was RM 243,000 for the manual, and RM 249,000 for the automatic variant. For a supposedly affordable sports car, its pricing in Malaysia is hardly affordable at all. The more powerful (220 PS), more practical Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7 can be had for about RM17k less, at RM 227,888.Toyota 86UMW Toyota then introduced the facelifted 86 in 2017. There were some minor upgrades but prices went up further, to RM 257,502 f

Zamil Syaheer

Zamil Syaheer

May 16, 2020

How symbols derive their power - the myth of car brands and the influence they have over us

Some brands, no matter how good their products are, can never attain the nearly mythical levels of influence that others haveAt its most fundamental level, cars are merely a collection of metal and parts. But few car companies will sell you a car at the price of the sum of its materials and cost it took put the car together.Premium brands especially, want to sell you not just a car but also an admission in their deeply storied heritage, and a certain lifestyle that their marketers promise you.&q

Hans

Hans

Apr 4, 2021

Sony is not going to build cars which is why it built the Sony Vision S concept car

If you grew up in the 1990’s Sony wasn’t just “that company that makes PlayStations”. Sony was that rich kid who brought every imaginable gadget to school. They built radios, televisions, cameras, computers, phones, its own compact disc format, and even owned Michael Jackson. If that wasn’t enough, the Japanese giant revealed its first car earlier this year, the Sony Vision S.Billed as a concept, the Vision S looked like a Tesla, is said to be able to accelerate lik

Daniel

Daniel

Aug 19, 2020

BMW X8 M to be the most powerful BMW yet; plug-in hybrid, over 700 PS

Rendering by X-Tomi DesignYes, the BMW X8 is happening. BMW has reportedly filed a trademark for the X8 M name plate in Germany’s DPMA database. And if the rumours are true, the X8 M will be a plug-in hybrid that makes somewhere in region of 700 PS and 750 PS.The BMW X8 will be slotted above the X7, likely to be the “coupe” version of it like the X6 is to the X5, and X4 to the X3, and yeah, you get the picture.2020 BMW X6Presently, no BMW M models are electrified. However, the

Shaun

Shaun

May 1, 2020

Which pick-up truck offers the most power for the least money?

Earlier, we’ve established that if you want to buy a new car in Malaysian without tax, get a pick-up truck.But what about pick-up trucks that offer the best RM-per-PS ratio?Isuzu D-Max - D-Max 3.0 is the surprising champ(Isuzu D-Max Spec and Prices | Gallery)If you’re in the market for a pick-up truck that offers the most power for every Ringgit you spend, the Isuzu D-Max 3.0 is your best bet.No, really.Initially, we thought that the RM 144,888 Ford Ranger Wildtrak and its 213 PS&nbs

Eric

Eric

Apr 15, 2020