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Auto Start/Stop – is it worth killing your batteries?

This morning, someone shared Fifth Gear’s video on idle automatic Start/Stop engines where the host, Tiff Needle took a Renault Megane Diesel around Birmingham to see if the idle Start/Stop function actually helps in saving fuel. Two trips were done, one with the idle Start/Stop deactivated and one with it …

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The Mercedes-Benz SLC 200 – Basic Necessities

Living in a country where the cost of a vehicle is one of the highest in the world but with the average monthly salary of around USD650, we’re all accustomed to spending a significant amount of our income on a bank loan to own/use a car. To those who earn less, …

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Service Centres – All you need to know about out-of-stock scenarios and how to protect yourself

If you’ve owned certain continental brands that require parts replacement, you may have been given the sorry-no-stock answer from authorized service centres (SC). If you’re lucky, the SC have parts in-house and the repair can be carried out immediately (assuming they have sufficient manpower and service bays). If you’re a little …

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The new Honda Civic – Riding the Dream

Anyone in business will tell you there’s no sure way to win in an open market where there are competitors offering similar solutions. It makes sense for companies to minimize this risk by understanding customer’s needs and wants as much as possible. Analyzing consumer buying behavior, conducting surveys and consumer …

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The KIA Grand Carnival and the KIA Sorento Diesel – People movers

People buy or subscribe to a product or service because of a specific need and one of the dumbest thing a seller can do is to define that need for the customer. Trust me, you don’t know my problems better than me. For instance if I want an iPhone, you …

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The Volkswagen Passat PLUS launched – Oops, I did it again

Volkswagen fans can now rejoice as Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) yesterday introduced two new additions to the Passat family, the Trendline PLUS and Comfortline PLUS. Riding on the successful launch of the the standard Passat B8, the Passat PLUS adds a sportier touch to Volkswagen’s already popular D-segment sedan. Under …

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Vehicle ownership transfer – what you need to know when selling your own car in Malaysia

As some of you know, I’ve recently sold my trusty 2006/2008 Skoda Octavia Mk II in favor of a bigger vehicle. The Czech-made sedan has been a joy to own and drive  but it was time to move on to something bigger. Call it fate but within the span of a …

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