Archive for the ‘Tested’ Category

Published on November 28th, 2013

When Honda Malaysia calls on us to push their cars to the limit (or any other car company for that matter), it’s a proposition too hard to resist.  A handful of media guests were invited to Kuala Terengganu for a 2-day extensive test programme of Honda’s newest pride, the all-new ninth generation Honda Accord. We were eager to get revving »

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Published on July 22nd, 2013

Recently, Peugeot Malaysia organised a test drive for the media from Subang to Tanjung Malim via Ulu Yam.  After the short briefing at the Peugeot Lounge at Subang Skypark (the first one in the world exclusive for Peugeot owners only), the hype about this spunky new 208 had us all in a frenzy to get started.  At first sight, the »

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Published on May 25th, 2013

I was overwhelmed when my dear editor gave up his seat to Langkawi and handed it to me in a silver platter. It’s per the phone actually. I know for sure no one for sure especially Botak would gave up an opportunity for a test drive regardless what model, makes or even year of manufacture for that matter. And it »

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Published on November 21st, 2012

As the “Architect” of the Matrix said, “it has happened many times before and it will happen again.” Each time fuel prices hike up dramatically (or household incomes go down), consumers will demand for cheap-and-thrifty vehicles. In the mid-80s when Malaysia suffered a crippling recession, one unsuspecting car became the unlikeliest hero of that era; the evergreen Nissan Sunny. Yes, »

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Published on October 27th, 2012

When hybrid first introduced here in Malaysia a few years back, there were lots of questions especially on fuel consumption and the main concern would be how much would it costs to change the battery? I guessed when it comes to our country Malaysia, it would be how much dough you have to spend or manage to put aside that »

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Published on August 9th, 2012

I tried my best to wiggle out of the Honda Civic test drive, asking the rest of the Traffic crews to go as my beloved wife’s enduring her morning sickness. I felt obliged to accompany her through this ordeal but it turned out that despite my effort to get a replacement to go on behalf of Traffic, it seems that »

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Published on July 1st, 2012

We have seen many modded rides went straight into the ravine and gravel because of inadequate stopping power, and will undoubtedly see more if the mentality is not changed. What mentality you say? The same ‘I have enough braking power and do not need to upgrade’ mentality, which is usually coupled with a pair of single-pot bone-stock 1.3 calipers with »

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Published on June 28th, 2012

It was at first hard to fathom the eye-catching Honda CR-Z hybrid as the successor to the immensely popular and craved for Honda CR-X, which was Honda’s nimble and fast, light hot-hatch of the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. But then, after taking a proper first close up look in the flesh and throwing the word ‘Hybrid’ out of the equation, »

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