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My New Proton brand versus VW Always By Your Side?

Ownership Experience – something intangible that makes or breaks a brand. If it’s rotten, it’s like cancer – starts off with a few unhappy customers whose number steadily build until you wake up one day and see shitty reviews about your brand everywhere. By then, the company would try to execute …

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An update on Proton – assimilation of Suzuki Malaysia and blaming banks?

If opinions are like assholes where everyone has one and everyone thinks everyone else’s stinks, we should really consider what Proton does to us; it never fails to bring out the best and worse of us. Couple of days back, two issues were highlighted by the media and everyone went into a …

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The new Subaru XV facelift – launched

<Press Release>   Motor Image Malaysia, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in Malaysia, today launched the new MY16 Subaru XV offering improved aesthetics, enhanced features and an optimised powertrain to deliver a more enjoyable driving experience for its customers. The new MY16 Subaru XV aims to build on the previous …

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A review of 2015 Malaysia automotive sector – Part 1: Numbers and Trends

A recent article by the Malaysian Insider about automotive sales of 2016 suggests that things are going to get worse for car manufacturers next year. Up to 10 months this year, the industry recorded 541,142 units which was 1% lower than a year ago. You may be thinking 1% isn’t too bad – just a …

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Did Proton cheat in ASEAN NCAP safety test?

Two days ago, we were rocked by a revelation from ASEAN NCAP stating they have received complaints from consumer on violation of safety specification in one of their tested vehicles. It is said that a top tether fitment has been removed from a locally made car, which is vital to …

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Ownership Experience – It’s not just the price tag you’re paying

If you’ve not read the article written by veteran motoring journalist Chris Wee about the lost art of selling a car, I implore you to do so HERE. Not only did Chris delivered his opinion in a manner that’s entertaining and easy to understand, he touched on a subject we’d all experienced …

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Welcome to the world of GST – Car prices pre and post-GST

Everyone says Goods and Service Tax is good. While it is increasing the coffers of the country for the country is good, the implications of it will be keenly felt in the coming few months. One of the hottest topics that gets asked is will car prices be lower or higher …