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Volkswagen Passat – The Premium Camry Killer

There is no denying that the Toyota Camry is one of the most successful D segment vehicles in Malaysia. Based on Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) statistics for the month of October 2011 (sorry, try as I might, I couldn’t find a more up-to-date figure) shows there has been a total …

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Volkswagen Golf – Your everyday run-by-the-mill car

I recently read an article done by Eric Chin about the Golf being a classless car …. by classless, he does not mean a person is cheap. More like is there a car a person drives whom no one can label the driver as being rich/poor, introvert/extrovert, young/old, fresh grad/successful …

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The new Toyota Camry – How far are you willing to compromise for the brand?

The old fashion adage of “Less is More” refers to the fact that sometimes, not going overboard with make-ups and accessories accentuates the natural beauty of a person. This seems to be the guiding principle of UMW when deciding on the spec sheet as well as price of the upcoming …

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Peugeot 207 – More than meets the eye

I have to admit, I didn’t think much about the Peugeot 207 when it was launched. Heck, I still don’t think much about it. Basically it’s a hatchback 206 with a boot job and depending on which angle you look; to some, it’s stylish … to others (which unfortunately, I …

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The Hyundai Elantra – hello impossible?

It’s a wet morning … and a wet road has always been a challenge to test drive cars. At least, that’s what I thought when I made my way to the Hyundai marquee this morning at Citta Mall. Deliberately went there early to avoid the morning crowd and first thing …

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Car ManufacturerCarsKIATest Drives

Kia K5 Optima – Ahead of its class .. how far ahead?

Kia kicked off their roadshow yesterday at 1 Utama shopping mall and I had the liberty of checking out the vehicles on display. As you can see, they brought their entire family of cars out. You can find the Forte Koup, Forte, Sorento, Sportage, Rondo MPV and, of course the …

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Skoda Malaysia: The untapped potential

In the recent months after acquiring the Octavia (read about it here:)   http://www.kensomuse.com/the-skoda-octavia-an-owners-perspective-2/   it amuses me when listening to friends and family around me comment about the car and the brand. The reactions range from a blank stare to guessing it being a Russian car. We have to …

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