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MECHANICAL APPRAISAL

DESPITE the bad press, I find it hard not to feel sorry for small garage owners and the mechanics they employ. Somehow during the past half century they have been transformed in the public eye from salt of the earth tradesman earning an honest crust to thieving, corrupt pirates inhabiting […]

PICTURE PERFECT WITH PIRELLI

PICTURE PERFECT WITH PIRELLI

The beginning of a new year is approaching, so what better time than to acknowledge the advent of 2008 with the help of the infamous Pirelli calendar. The Pirelli Calendar, nicknamed “The Cal” is perhaps the world’s only prestigious and exclusive “girly” calendar, featuring pictures that are considered to be […]

RUFFLED FEATHERS IN GREECE

RUFFLED FEATHERS IN GREECE

A legal battle is under way in the western Greek city of Patras over a parrot that is facing a £320.00 parking ticket. The local council says his perch is illegally parked and is obstructing drivers because it partially blocks a metered parking space. Coco the parrot’s owner, Lambros Michalopoulos, […]

NEW METAL PREVIEW 2008

NEW METAL PREVIEW 2008

ANOTHER year brings with it another crop of bikes; and 2008 looks set to be a vintage. That’s right; it’s already that time of year when money burns holes in our pockets and we manage to convince ourselves that the perfectly capable bike we bought last Spring is now no […]

New CEO for Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia

New CEO for Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia

Keizo Ono has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM), taking over from Fumihiko Minami who has taken up a new posting in Italy after having set up and managed MMM for four years. Mr Ono brings more than 20 years of automotive experience […]

Nissan Grand Livina in Malaysia

Nissan Grand Livina in Malaysia

Grand Livina is assembled at new ETCM plant outside Rawang, Selangor The Nissan Grand Livina must be one of the most anticipated new models in Malaysia, its introduction having been mentioned as far back as April this year. Back then, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) revealed that they would launch […]

Recall for Proton Gen2/Satria Neo jacks

Recall for Proton Gen2/Satria Neo jacks

  Satria Neo   Gen2 Proton has announced a recall of wheel jacks supplied with the Gen2 and Satria Neo after routine tests conducted on a batch of jacks for the models revealed some inconsistencies in the quality of the item which is used to raise the car to replace […]

BLOW ME (ALCOSENSE POCKET BREATHALYSER REVIEW)

BLOW ME (ALCOSENSE POCKET BREATHALYSER REVIEW)

        WE ALL like to moan about health and safety legislation intruding on our lives and in some cases becoming a statutory replacement for the use of common sense. But one area of safety where no one can argue with increased legislation having a positive effect is […]

Diesel powers the Caddy forward

Diesel powers the Caddy forward

THE Volkswagen Caddy van has just got quicker thanks to a new, range-topping 140 bhp diesel engine. The new TDI PD engine is a 2.0-litre unit with 236 lbs ft of torque from 1,750 rpm and a performance of 0 to 62 mph in 10.6 seconds, while still returning excellent […]

VW reviews business strategy for Malaysia

VW reviews business strategy for Malaysia

Following the recent developments in the Proton-Volkswagen discussions, and the Malaysian Government?s announcement, Volkswagen AG is currently reviewing its business strategy for Malaysia. “The natural expected outcome of this review would be the possible remodeling of the Volkswagen wholesale operations over the next few months”, said VW Group Malaysia’s Director […]