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smart Malaysia wants to talk about EVs with you

smart Malaysia opens up a Facebook account, a place where everyone can revel in all things smart.

The first smart EV to be sold in Malaysia by Proton is set for early Q4 of 2023, and although it might be some time away, the foundations gearing up for its arrival are already underway.

smart Malaysia’s Facebook page is up and kicking, and if you’re interested in owning the smart#1 next year, then you should definitely like their page. 

According to their first posting, the page was created as a place where everyone can connect and have open discussions about the smart brand. They will be posting exclusive content about their products and their features, as well as hosting discussions on topics about the future of urban mobility while delivering exclusive insights from the world of smart.

They also want Malaysians to start sharing their stories, opinions and experiences about smart, which in turn could help them be better in delivering a great product as well as customer service.

During the agreement signing between smart and Proton for distributorship rights earlier this year, Proton’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Roslan Abdullah said that they will be spending their time between now and the launch determining which features are suitable for the local market and we suppose the Facebook page is just one of them doing so.

smart’s new generation of electric vehicles is designed by Mercedes-Benz’s global design team with engineering led by the smart R&D team. The smart#1 has a starting price tag of RM119,600 in China, which tops out at RM149,300 for the range-topping model.

Proton said they are working on a reasonable price for the smart #1, allowing many Malaysians to obtain the vehicle.

All models are fitted with the same 66 kWh lithium-ion battery and are powered by a rear-mounted electric motor that produces 272PS and 343Nm of torque. The smart#1 can go from 0-100km/h in 6.7 secs and has a charging time of seven and half hours to get it from 0-80% (7.5 kW AC wall box). The car can also accept up to 150 kW of DC fast charging, which can juice up the battery in just half an hour.

Proton’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer also said they are looking to April 2023 to start accepting bookings for the smart#1.

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How to check your recommended GE15 voting time via MySPR Semak

Malaysia’s 15th general election or GE15 is taking place on 19 November 2022, and it’s highly recommended that you check your status via MySPR Semak.

Since it’ll be a Saturday, most of us will most likely make the travel back to our hometowns or designated polling stations on the day itself or the day before. To ensure that the process is as smooth as it can be, MySPR Semak offers some useful information that you can use to your advantage.

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Recommended time to vote

The MySPR Semak website will show the individual’s recommended time to go out to the voting station within a span of two hours. The one that you see below is a snippet of the individual’s information, and the one highlighted in red is the one you should keep your eyes on. To get this, click this MySPR Semak website link and key in your identification number.

Hopefully, a majority of folks who are planning to vote on 19 November 2022 can refer to this to ensure a much shorter processing time from the moment you leave the house up until the vote is cast and you get your finger purpled like Thanos. This piece of info sheet can also be saved or printed for fellow voters to bring to your designated polling station.

Make sure your cars are in good condition

Apart from the usual advice of making sure your Touch ‘n Go cards and eWallets are topped up, it’s also imperative to you make sure that your cars or vehicles are in optimum condition to travel (which is something that you should be aware on a regular basis, anyway).

We’ve prepped a simple guide for you to refer to for things like tyre condition, brakes, lights, oil levels, and fluids to check on before making that trip back to your hometown. For more information on this, CLICK HERE.


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Aksi ‘Superman’ Atas Motor Boleh Didenda Hingga RM15k, Penjara 5 Tahun

Mana-mana mat motor yang disyaki melakukan aksi ‘Superman‘ di atas motosikal boleh dikenakan tindakan mengikut undang-undang.

Aksi Superman yang dimaksudkan ialah di mana penunggang motor akan baring di atas tempat duduk motosikalnya ketika bergerak laju untuk mendapatkan lebih efek aerodinamik walaupun aktiviti itu sangat berbahaya. 

Aksi Superman Langgar Undang-Undang

Menurut perkongsian PDRM di Facebook, perbuatan aksi lagak ngeri dan berbahaya ala “Superman” yang dilakukan oleh penunggang motosikal khasnya anak muda di atas jalan raya adalah demi mencari kepuasan hidup.

Walau bagaimanapun, aktiviti ini bukan sahaja boleh mendatangkan bahaya pada diri sendiri malah mengundang kecelakaan kepada pengguna jalan raya yang lain.

Tindakan tersebut nyata melanggar undang-undang di bawah Seksyen 42(1) Akta Pengangkutan Jalan 1987 iaitu memandu secara melulu dan membahayakan.

Sekiranya didapati bersalah, pengguna jalan raya boleh dipenjara selama tempoh tidak melebihi lima tahun dan dikenakan denda tidak kurang daripada RM5,000 dan tidak melebihi RM15,000.

Seseorang yang disabitkan di bawah seksyen ini juga hilang kelayakan daripada memegang atau mendapatkan lesen memandu selama lima tahun dari tarikh sabitan.



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Ducati stuffs a 1,158cc V4 engine into its new Diavel

Ducati has introduced its latest 2023 Ducati Diavel V4 and just like the name, it comes with a powerful V4 engine.

It’s no secret that Ducati is going all out with its V4 Granturismo powertrain, but it’s still a sight to behold when combined with the Diavel’s glorious design and chassis. The 1,158cc V4 unit in question is the same one that can be found in the Ducati Multistrada V4.

168hp of pure ‘muscle-cruiser’

The 2023 Ducati Diavel V4 is said to produce 168hp at 10,750rpm and 128Nm of torque at 7,750rpm. Carrying a kerb weight of only 223kg without fuel (that’s 13kg less than the already impressive Diavel 1260 S), the 2023 Ducati Diavel V4 is able to slingshot itself (along with the rider) from 0-100km/h in under three seconds.

Mated to a six-speed manual transmission with Ducati Quick Shift up/down, the new Diavel V4 promises high performance together with smoothness and regularity at every rpm. That lower weight is thanks to its new chassis that provides improve handling and agility plus the comfort for medium-range touring.

Fully-adjustable suspension & Brembo Stylema brakes

Ducati has also included the works when it comes to the whole package for the 2023 Ducati Diavel V4. That includes a set of fully-adjustable suspension (50mm USD front forks & rear monoshock with an aluminium single-sided swingarm), Brembo Stylema brakes, 17-inch light alloy wheels wrapped with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III rubbers, and a 20-litre fuel tank to name a few.

The electronics package is state-of-the-art to provide the ultimate cruiser riding experience which includes:

6D IMU – Inertial Measurement Unit
Four riding modes – Sport, Touring, Urban & Wet
5-inch TFT dashboard with Ducati Multimedia System
ABS Cornering EVO
Ducati Traction Control EVO 2
Ducati Wheelie Control
Ducati Power Launch + more

The best parts? Those dual-C DRLs on the front and just look at the four exhaust silencers, all grouped up on the right-hand side of the bike. Talk about sexy.


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Max Verstappen has broken Michael Schumacher’s F1 record

Max Verstappen has officially stomped his name in the F1 history books by winning his 14th race in a single season.

The record was sealed yesterday at the 2022 Mexico City Grand Prix after having crossed the finishing line ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in P2 and Max’s teammate, Sergio Perez, in P3. With that, Max has also broken the record with the most points collected in a single season – 416 points so far.

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Previous record held by Michael Schumacher

14 wins in a single season is indeed something to shout about as the previous record holders were Michael Schumacher way back in 2004 and Sebastian Vettel in 2013. Both drivers shared the most number of wins in a single F1 season at 13, which has been shattered by Max Verstappen yesterday.

The Red Bull driver was clearly dominating yesterday’s race with a blistering pace as well as the soft-medium tyre strategy that left Lewis Hamilton 15 seconds behind at the end of the race. Coincidentally, the same drivers who were on the podium yesterday replicated the same results from the previous year.

*Image credit: F1

Two races left in the 2022 calendar

With a total of 20 rounds done and dusted for the 2022 season, two rounds remain for Max Verstappen as well as Red Bull to further cement their efforts in the F1 history books. Both upcoming rounds in Brazil and Abu Dhabi will take place in November.

If there was ever any doubt about the physical and mental prowess Max Verstappen possesses, the results that he has shown this season have surely shut a lot of mouths up regarding his dominance in the world of Formula 1. Do you think Max has what it takes to take it up to 15 or 16 wins in a single season? Only one way to find out, and we will in November.

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5 safest used family SUVs for less than RM79k

We list down five of the safest used family SUVs for less than RM79k.

SUVs are all the rage these days, with something available for everyone. They are loved because most people live under the perception that bigger and stronger is better.

Although this perception is questionable, it’s not all fiction because the greater height, weight and size of SUVs can actually keep their occupants safer, as it’s much easier for them to shrug off damage when it’s one of the bigger things on the road.

When you add a commanding view over traffic on top of its added security, it’s no surprise that more and more motorists are aiming for an SUV as their next car. 

However, many of the models that we aspire to own can sometimes be expensive, which is where the used car market comes into play.

So, we’ve lurked around Carlist. my’s used car listings and have found some of the safest SUVs below RM80k.

Used SUV #1: Perodua Aruz AV, from RM61k

Perodua’s third SUV model, after the Kembara and the short-lived Nautica, is a localized version of Indonesia’s Daihatsu Terios, and is closely related to the Toyota Rush, which is assembled at Perodua’s plant in Rawang alongside the Aruz.

The Aruz is powered by the 2NR-VE Dual VVT-i 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine that makes 102 PS at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 133 Nm at 4,200 rpm. The engine is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission which distributes power to the rear wheels.

All variants are offered with six airbags, reverse camera, and LED headlights as standard, which is quite impressive, but if you want the safest Aruz out of them all, you must look towards the AV variant.  

The AV variant adds Perodua’s Active Safety Assist 2.0 autonomous emergency braking feature, which has now been upgraded to include Pedestrian Detection (only at speeds up to 50 km/h). It also adds Pre-Collision Warning at up to 100 km/h, and Pre-Collision Braking at up to 80 km/h. Other functions include Front Departure Alert with Pedal Misoperation Control. 

What we like
What we don’t like

Rugged looks
Used prices are not far off from new prices 

Huge on practicality
Bouncy ride if unladen


Used SUV #2: Proton X70 Premium, from RM79k

The first imported batch of Proton X70s were all powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder petrol engine, outputting 181 hp and 285 Nm. The sole transmission option is a six-speed automatic, sending power to either the front wheels or all four wheels, depending on specification.

While the other variants come with regular safety features such as six airbags, traction and stability control, the top variant, the Proton X70 Premium 2WD, comes with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which gives its driver, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive cruise control, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Information System and Intelligent High Beam Control.

What we like
What we don’t like

Good looks
Radiator fan premature failure

Good interior design

Interior door handle prone to snapping


Used SUV #3: Proton X50 Flagship, from RM79k

Unlike the first batch of Proton X70s, which used the same 1.8-litre engine across the board, the top-of-the-line Proton X50, the Flagship, came with a higher output powerplant, squeezing 177 PS and 255 Nm of torque from its 1.5-litre turbocharged engine. 

In all cases, power is routed to the front wheels through a 7-speed (wet) double-clutch gearbox (DCT) similar to the unit found in the Proton X70.

But just like the Proton X70, the top-of-the-line X50 comes with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which gives its drivers access to, Blind Spot Information System,Intelligent High Beam Control,Forward Collision Warning,Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection,Lane Departure Warning,Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go

What we like
What we don’t like

Sporty exterior design
Only the Flagship variant comes with a more powerful engine

Spacious interior


Used SUV #4: 1st-Gen Volvo XC60 T5, from RM64k

It’s just not right to list down some of the safest cars available on the market without having a Volvo being part of it. Surprisingly, the prices of the 1s-Gen XC60 are starting to come down now, and it’s actually one of the cheaper cars on this list.

When Volvo Malaysia launched the CKD XC60 in 2011, it came with a host of safety features that were way ahead of its time. On top of regular safety features such as airbags, stability and traction control, the Volvo also came with Pedestrian Detection, Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Adaptive Cruise Control. This was in 2011 – some cars are only coming with this feature now – think about it.

Not only is it one of the safest SUVs on the market, but it is also a powerful machine as its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine pushes out 243PS and 320Nm. Despite its age, the interior design still feels current, and you can’t say that about many older SUVs out there.

What we like
What we don’t like

Powerful engine
Being an older car, it might need more maintenance

Good driving dynamics
Parts not as cheap as the rest of the SUVs on the list


Used SUV #5: 2nd-Gen Honda HR-V, from RM90k

We know we said RM80k, but if you can top up another RM10k to your budget, you will be able to buy a 2nd-Gen HR-V RS, which is an excellent car as a package.

When Honda launched the mid-life facelift for the 2nd-Gen Honda HR-V in 2018, they introduced the RS variant, which came with a new helpful safety feature on top of the new body trim.

On top of the regular safety features such as six airbags, emergency stop signal, vehicle stability assist and hill start assist, the popular little SUV got Honda’s fabled Lane Watch, which essentially allowed drivers a great view of the left-hand side of the car through a camera attached under the side mirror. 

All its drivers had to do to activate it was to indicate left, and a live video view of the rear left side of the car would present itself on the infotainment screen. If you’re wondering why it’s only available on the left side, well that’s because the left side is commonly known as the blind side of the vehicle.

The HR-V also came with Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering system, which at low speeds, provided the car with tighter steering angles for better car control. At higher speeds, the VGR steering system is able to increase its steering angle which makes it less sensitive to small steering corrections, thus making it easier and safer to drive for longer distances. The RS carried over the 1.8-litre SOHC i-VTEC engine with 142PS and 172Nm from the pre-facelift car.

What we like
What we don’t like

Great urban commuter
Dated interior

Good build quality
3rd-Gen HR-V makes the 2nd-gen look unappealing




Average Price

after 6 years

Crash Test


Road Tax

Proton X70 Premium
5 Star

Proton X50 Flagship
5 Star

Volvo XC60 1st-Gen
5 Star

Perodua Aruz
5 Star

Honda HR-V 2nd-Gen
5 Star

Personally, I’ve always been a fan of the 1st-Gen Volvo XC60 as it has the right balance of power, safety,driving dynamics and good design. Compared to the 2nd-gen XC60, it might be less sophisticated, but it still has everything that you will need if you’re looking for one of the safest used SUVs available on the market.

If i were to buy the car, i would tuck away at least RM10k for its maintenance and general servicing, and get all of them done after the purchase to avoid any unexpected problems. You might not need the whole RM10k to get this done, but it’s best to have a pot where you can dip into if things do need replacing. Like most used cars, this is a must!


Used Car Warranty with Warranty Smart

One of the downsides of buying a used car is that they are often not covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. 

Warranty Smart is an optional protection for any used car purchase under 10 years old.

Coverage starts from RM848 a year. Read more about Warranty Smart here.

How to use the to Find Your Perfect Car

So how do you find some of the safest SUVs below RM80,000 on 

Below is a tutorial on how to use Carlist’s advanced search feature to find your perfect used car:

1.Go to

2.Click on the ‘Advanced Search’ on the left side below the search box

3.Select your filters, such as Body Type, Price and Brand

4.Happy Shopping!



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5 Kereta Conti Mewah Terpakai Bawah RM79,000

Dengan berbekalkan bajet di bawah RM79,000, kereta Conti mewah terpakai apa yang boleh dibeli?

Kereta Conti sering dipuja kerana ia menggambarkan kedudukan sosial yang tinggi. Bukan hanya disebabkan oleh harganya yang mahal, namun dibantu dengan ciri keselesaan, kemewahan serta prestasi yang dibekalkan.

Walau bagaimanapun, kereta ini juga terkenal dengan kos penjagaan serta baik pulih yang tinggi memandangkan kereta ini datang dari Eropah. Jika tersilap pilih, boleh merana poket.

Oleh itu, kami telah menyenaraikan beberapa pilihan kereta Conti mewah terpakai yang boleh dipercayai berdasarkan pencarian di laman web Menariknya, ada banyak kereta Conti mewah terpakai yang menarik boleh didapati di bawah harga RM80,000.

Kami telah menyenaraikan 5 kereta Conti mewah terpakai yang berumur tidak lebih daripada 10 tahun supaya anda boleh memohon pinjaman kereta terpakai. Berikut merupakan kereta Conti mewah terpakai yang boleh anda beli melalui

1. 2014 Audi A4 1.8L TFSI

Audi A4 lazimnya merupakan entry model pilihan untuk pembeli kali pertama jenama ini. Walaupun Bentuk sedan A3 lebih kecil dengan gaya yang lebih kemas, namun bagi kebanyakan orang, A4 adalah titik permulaan untuk kemewahan Jerman.


Tahun: 2014
Sedan 4 pintu, 5 tempat duduk
Enjin 1.8L, 4 Silinder: 173 HP, 320 Nm
8-Kelajuan Automatik CVT
Penggunaan petrol: 5.8L/100km/j
Kelajuan Maksimum: 225 km/j
0-100 km/j: 8.3 saat
NCAP: 5/5 bintang

Apa yang kami suka
Apa yang kami tak suka

Mod pemanduan seperti yang dilengkapi dengan tetapan suspensi, pedal minyak dan kotak gear yang berbeza-beza

Penggunaan suspensi elektronik yang mahal untuk dibaik pulih/dijaga

Sterengnya elektronik yang ringan, namun semakin memberat ketika kereta dipandu laju sekaligus memberi input secara langsung dan pantas

Spesifikasi bagi varian 1.8L agak kosong berbanding varian yang lebih atas

Kualiti rekaan yang mengagumkan, interior dan exterior 

Transmisi CVT yang kurang mengancam

2. 2019 Peugeot 308 1.6L Turbo

Peugeot 308 ialah kereta hatchback yang dikeluarkan oleh pembuat kereta Perancis, Peugeot. Ia telah dilancarkan pada Jun 2007, bagi menggantikan 307, dan diletakkan di bawah 508 dan di atas 208 terkecil.


Tahun: 2019
Hatchback 5 pintu, 5 tempat duduk
Enjin 1.6L turbo, 222 HP, 285 Nm
6-Kelajuan automatik
Penggunaan petrol: 6L/100km/j
Kelajuan Maksimum: 211 km/j
0-100 km/j: 9.4 saat
NCAP: 5/5 bintang

Apa yang kami suka
Apa yang kami tak suka

Rekaan hatchback luaran dalaman yang cantik, tidak lapuk ditelan zaman

Ruang kabin sedikit sempit sebagai kereta Conti yang mewah

Ruang but belakang yang luas (470 liter) mengatasi kebanyakan pencabar segmennya 

Stereng bersaiz kecil sepatutnya memberikan lebih rasa sporty, namun masih terasa pelik

Pengalaman pemanduan menyeronokkan

Kawalan penyaman udara sepenuhnya melalui skrin infotainment

3. 2014 Mercedes-Benz C200 1.8L Avantgarde Sedan

Mercedes-Benz C200 (W204) merupakan sedan empat pintu dengan pacuan roda belakang yang boleh dikategorikan sebagai kereta mewah. Model ini merupakan model generasi ketiga Mercedes-Benz C-Class.


Tahun: 2014
Sedan 4 pintu, 5 tempat duduk
Enjin 1.8L Turbo, 184 HP, 270 Nm
7 kelajuan automatik G-Tronic
Penggunaan petrol: 6.8L/100km/j
Kelajuan Maksimum: 235 km/j
0-100 km/j: 6.4 saat
NCAP: 5/5 bintang

Apa yang kami suka
Apa yang kami tak suka

Gaya yang menonjol di bahagian interior dan ekterior kereta

Tiada ciri keselamatan terkini seperti ADAS

Ruang kabin dan but belakang yang luas

Tiada paddle shifter

Enjin yang baik untuk kegunaan pemanduan di lebuh raya mahupun di dalam bandar

Rekaan rim yang kurang menarik

4. 2014 Volkwagen Scirocco 1.4L TSI

Volkswagen Scirocco ialah hatchback sport dengan pacuan roda hadapan yang dikeluarkan dan dipasarkan oleh Volkswagen dalam dua generasi dari 1974 hingga 1992 dan generasi ketiga dari 2008 hingga 2017. Pengeluaran kereta ini telah berakhir tanpa sebarang pengganti.


Tahun: 2014
Hatchback 3 pintu, 5 tempat duduk
Enjin 1.4L TSI, 158 HP, 240 Nm
7 kelajuan DSG
Penggunaan petrol: 6.3L/100km/j
Kelajuan Maksimum: 218 km/j
0-100 km/j: 8 saat
NCAP: 5/5 bintang

Apa yang kami suka
Apa yang kami tak suka

Scirocco dibina dengan tahap keteguhan dan kualiti tipikal Volkswagen

kawalan kereta agak berat dan lambat untuk bertindak balas

Tindak balas enjin yang agak ‘punchy

Rekaan interior yang agak ketinggalan

Kerusi sports yang selesa

Ruang kabin yang sempit, kurang dari segi praktikaliti

5. 2013 BMW 320i 2.0L M-Sport

BMW 320i ialah model 3 Series yang lebih murah untuk dimiliki, namun masih menawarkan pemanduan dinamik yang serupa dengan adik-beradiknya yang lebih berkuasa.


Tahun: 2013
Sedan 4 pintu, 5 tempat duduk
Enjin 2.0L DOHC, 184 HP, 270 Nm
8 kelajuan automatik
Penggunaan petrol: 6.1L/100km/j
Kelajuan Maksimum: 228 km/j
0-100 km/j: 7.3 saat
NCAP: 5/5 bintang

Apa yang kami suka
Apa yang kami tak suka

Kit badan M-Sport yang lebih garang

Suspensi yang lembut membuatkan penumpang membuai

Kawalan kenderaan yang mantap dengan kuasa enjin yang padu

Bunyi angin yang kuat masuk ke kabin ketika kereta bergerak pada kelajuan tinggi

Transmisi 8 kelajuan automatik yang lancar

Skrin Infotainmen yang kecil


Kesimpulannnya, banyak kereta Conti mewah terpakai yang boleh didapati pada tangga harga di bawah RM79,000. Bagi memudahkan pilihan anda, kami telah senaraikan 5 buah kenderaan Conti mewah terpakai yang berumur tidak lebih 10 tahun yang boleh anda dapati di 

Harga Purata Selepas 6 Tahun
Ujian Pelanggaran (NCAP)
Road Tax

2014 Audi A4 1.8L TFSI
5 bintang

2019 Peugeot 308 1.6L Turbo

5 bintang


2014 Mercedes-Benz C200 1.8L Avantgarde Sedan
5 bintang

2014 Volkwagen Scirocco 1.4L TSI
5 bintang

2015 BMW 320i 2.0L M-Sport
5 bintang

Waranti Kereta Terpakai Warranty Smart

Salah satu kelemahan membeli kereta terpakai adalah kebanyakannya tidak dilindungi di bawah waranti pengilang.

Warranty Smart merupakan perlindungan pilihan untuk sebarang pembelian kereta terpakai di bawah umur 10 tahun.

Perlindungan bermula dari RM848 setahun. Baca lebih lanjut mengenai Waranti Smart di sini.

Cara Beli Kereta Di Carlist

Berikut merupakan cara untuk anda cara mencari kereta terpakai idaman di bawah RM80,000.

Di bawah pula adalah cara menggunakan ciri carian terperinci Carlist untuk mencari kereta terpakai anda yang sempurna:

Pergi ke

Klik pada ‘Pencarian Lebih Lanjut’ di bawah kotak carian

Tapi carian mengikut kehendak anda seperti tahun, harga dan sebagainya
Selamat membeli!

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Five used sedans for less than RM80,000

Looking for a used sedan that won’t hurt the wallet but still has plenty to offer?

The Malaysian automotive market has a wide variety of sedans from virtually all automakers and manufacturers, but a used model should be highly considered for those who want to keep a closer eye on their monthly budget.

Perhaps another reason why you might want to get a sedan is practicality that trumps a hatchback and overall affordability when compared to an SUV. A sedan would make a good all-rounder that offers the same number of seating capacity but with a bigger boot space and of course, a more affordable annual road tax budget.

Here’s a list of five used but still very sensible sedans priced under RM80,000 that you can find on the used car listings. There are a lot of fine examples, but we’ll just kick things off with the first five. Let’s begin!

1) 2021 Honda City 1.5L E – RM79,400

This fine example of the 2021 Honda City 1.5L E is decently priced with very low mileage of just over 20,000km. Priced at RM85,600 brand new, an RM6,000 discount for a very popular sedan that has only gone through the first three service intervals is certainly a tempting offer.

Decently equipped with a bunch of usable extras compared to the base City S variant, this Honda City 1.5L E comes with a remote engine start with smart entry, paddle shifters, cruise control, eight-inch display audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a multi-angle reverse camera to name a few.

What we like
What we don’t like

Decent performance (121hp & 145Nm)
No automatic LED headlamps (compared to V-spec)

Good boot space (519L)
Smaller 15-inch alloy wheels (compared to 16-inches on the V-spec)

2) 2020 Toyota Vios 1.5 G – RM79,400

Another ‘bulletproof’ sedan that can definitely stand the test of time is the Toyota Vios. This 2020 model is the range-topping G variant and comes with a fairly low mileage of just over 40,000km. The asking price for this beauty is RM79,400 – an RM10,000 reduction compared to when it was new a couple of years back.

As the range-topping model in 2020, this Toyota Vios comes with LED headlights and DRLs, an Optitron meter panel with colour multi-info display, seven-inch centre touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, electrochromic rearview mirror, 506 litres of boot space, and more. A solid choice for a brand that’s known for its reliability.

What we like
What we don’t like

Slightly sportier-looking exterior
CVT is a bit sluggish off the line

Fully-kitted as the highest-spec variant
Slightly bland interior

3) 2021 Nissan Almera 1.0 VL – RM78,500

Another Japanese makes the list thanks to this 2021 Nissan Almera 1.0 VL. This base Almera variant is still covered under the manufacturer’s warranty until 2024 and has a mileage of just over 30,000km. Asking price? RM78,500.

Its 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine produces 100PS and 152Nm of torque, the Nissan Almera sends all the power down to the front wheels via an Xtronic CVT with D-Step Logic and Sport Mode. Standard equipment includes LED DRLs and rear combination lamps, Zero Gravity-inspired seats, 482 litres of boot space, and a host of safety features to boot.

What we like
What we don’t like

Clean exterior design
Smaller fuel tank capacity (35L)

Good fuel consumption (5.4L/100km)
Used price very close to new

4) 2017 Volkswagen Passat B8 – RM75,800

For this particular Volkswagen Passat, it might be a bit old coming from 2017 but there’s no denying the fact that its 1.8-litre TSI engine is quite exhilarating with 180PS and 250Nm of play paired to a seven-speed DSG dry twin-clutch automatic gearbox.

It’s a mini ‘sleeper’ encased in what most folks nowadays call an ‘uncle’s car’ but it does come with all the creature comforts that you would expect from the folks over at Volkswagen. The mileage might be on the high side, so do expect to fork out some cash for aftersales services (particularly related to the dry twin-clutch gearbox).

What we like
What we don’t like

Very decent performance for daily use
Exterior design is slightly outdated (even for an uncle’s car)

Nicely-kitted interior features
Higher budget for aftersales services

5) 2016 Mazda 6 2.0 – RM79,800

Last but not least, we have the Mazda 6. From what we can see, a budget of RM80,000 can get you this Mazda 6 – a sedan that looks great and can withstand the tests of time design-wise, has decent performance, and good levels of comfort.

It’s a bit more premium than the other models you’ll find in this list, but it certainly looks like it won’t be out of place even right now in 2022. The Mazda 6 from 2016 might not be as kitted as the Passat, but when travelling long distances with the family, you’ll most likely hear little to no complaints.

What we like
What we don’t like

Good exterior design (even from 2016)
Interior is a bit plasticky

Dynamic all-rounder for daily drives
Those rims? Sooo last summer…

Conclusion – any interested parties?

There are a lot more sedans worthy of mention in this list. The more you explore the Carlist used car listings, the more you’ll find good prospects like the Toyota Corolla Altis, Peugeot 508, Honda Civic, and more. But these five? The first three are regarded by many as ultra-reliable with little to no hassles in terms of ownership (and they’re still very new), and the other two are just a bit of a fun curveball.

At the end of the day, it falls down to what you want according to the budget you have. Now, you have a bit more info to steep on before taking that next step – going ahead with the purchase.

Sedan Model
Price Reduction Since New (±)
Boot Space (litres)
Worth a Mention

2021 Honda City
Good aftersales support

2020 Toyota Vios
Practically bulletproof

2021 Nissan Almera
Slightly more spacious interior

2017 Volkswagen Passat
Known issues with the dry twin-clutch

2016 Mazda 6
Slightly lacking in interior equipment

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No gimmicky vehicles allowed for election purposes said JPJ

JPJ will not be allowing any parties to modify vehicles beyond regulations for GE15 campaign purposes.

We’ve just entered the month of November, which means many parties will kick start their general election 15 circuses into gear.

Although there’s a certain amount of leeway for them to start posting banners,flags and posters in most places, the road transport department (JPJ) is unwilling to give them that much freedom, especially when it comes to campaign vehicles.

Usually, some parties will modify vehicles for campaign purposes, but (JPJ) has given an early warning that it will not compromise against any political parties that have modified vehicles beyond regulations.

According to Bernama, JPJ Director General Datuk Zailani Hashim has come out and said that if a vehicle is found to not meet the specifications set by the Land Public Service Agency as a commercial vehicle, it may be subjected to action under the Land Public Transport Act (Act 715), which is the misuse of permits and vehicle modifications.

“There is no ‘lesen besar’ for any party to modify their vehicles this GE season,” he said.

He also said that JPJ expects increased traffic around the main voting dates and has urged Malaysians to obey road regulations to avoid accidents or inconveniences.

The Election Commission (SPR) had set Nov 19 as the voting date for GE15, while the candidate nomination process will be done on Nov 5, followed by early voting on Nov 15.

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The Volvo EX90 will be ‘hardware-ready’ for unsupervised autonomous driving

Volvo has released yet another aspect of its upcoming Volvo EX90 EV flagship SUV, including the promise of autonomous driving.

What started out with Volvo explaining that their new electrified flagship SUV will offer effortless transitions between driving modes and a very smart centre screen, the press release ended with a very interesting point about the car’s capabilities of offering a much higher level of assisted driving.

Volvo EX90 can and will drive for you

We’ll get to the other bits and pieces but first, the interesting statement from Volvo.

The Volvo EX90 will be hardware-ready for unsupervised autonomous driving, meaning that in the future the car can ultimately be able to drive for you. Our contextual user interface is designed to make the transition between the different driving modes as predictable and smooth as possible.

This means that the Volvo EX90 will be smart enough to analyse the driving scenario from the inside and out, and follow up with proactive reactions like steering support, driving speed, and even changing lanes. Depending on the situation, the smarts of the car will switch between driving modes but it’ll always keep an eye on the road for safety.

A more focused and safe driving experience

More information regarding the Volvo EX90 focuses on offering more tech and functions but at the same time, won’t distract the driver with any extra or unnecessary things. And this will be done via its large centre screen.

Things like navigation, media, and phone can be quickly accessed and that includes other controls and functions. The Volvo EX90 will also feature a special contextual bar to suggest the most sensible actions for the driver to take depending on the situation.

A second smaller screen is located behind the steering wheel to offer information that is more driver-focused such as directions, speed, and range. The driver will also be informed about the car’s assisted driving mode status by ultimately “making sure you know what to expect from the car – and what the car expects from you”.

Stay tuned for its official launch on 9 November 2022.