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LIFE IN THE FAST LANE (SIR JACKIE STEWART INTERVIEW)

        FEW WOULD have the audacity to accuse Sir Jackie Stewart of having lived an ordinary life. Few, with the exception of Sir Jackie himself. “I’d never done an autobiography because I didn’t think I’d done enough in my life to write an autobiography,” he says in […]

DARK MATTERS

DARK MATTERS

THE CLOCKS have changed once again, not only depressing everyone with the prospect of six gloomy months of winter to follow the six gloomy months of summer, but also plunging drivers and school-kids into a hellish rush-hour accident frenzy death-run. Every year during the last week of October a press […]

C&C Bintang to cease doing Peugeot business

C&C Bintang to cease doing Peugeot business

Cycle & Carriage Bintang Bhd will be parting company with Automobiles Peugeot. In a recent notification to Bursa Malaysia, C&C Bintang said that it will not renew its contract as Peugeot franchise holder when it expires this December 31. The original contract was signed on January 24 2002 so it […]

New vehicle sales dipped in September

New vehicle sales dipped in September

In earlier years, the period prior to a major festival would see car companies getting a surge in sales as people wanted to have a new car to celebrate the new year. However, this is no longer the case, say many marketing people, and thus it was not surprising that […]

THE PERFECT MIX

THE PERFECT MIX

The modern holidaymaker is becoming increasingly fussy. A bucket and spade on a beach in Devon used to be the norm, and then came the possibility of cheap flights to global destinations, making it possible to find the sun all year round. More recently holidaymakers, no longer content with sitting […]

ROBBER CEMENTS HIS FATE

ROBBER CEMENTS HIS FATE

A thief caught shoplifting a packet of cheese from a supermarket in Germany tried to make his getaway in a cement mixer, but he was quickly nabbed by police. ‘He was out on the job and suddenly got hungry, as honest workers sometimes do,’ said police spokesman in the eastern […]

JD Power & Associates Sales Satisfaction Index 2007

JD Power & Associates Sales Satisfaction Index 2007

    Toyota, represented by UMW Toyota Motor in Malaysia, ranked highest in satisfying buyers with the new-vehicle sales and delivery process for a second consecutive year, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2007 Malaysia Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study released this morning.   The study, now in its […]

VIEW FROM THE EAST (TOKYO MOTOR SHOW)

                THERE’S enough nonsense flying about when it comes to national stereotypes, but it is fair to say that the cars that a nation produces usually represent that country’s qualities in a remarkably accurate way. A mere 24 hours in Japan including a […]

Volkswagen Maxi’s up

Volkswagen Maxi’s up

THE new Caddy Maxi has made its world debut at the European Road Transport Show in Amsterdam. The new Caddy Maxi is capable of carrying a load weighing up to 800 kg in a cargo bay measuring 4.2 cubic metres. The load floor measures 2,250 mm in length and can […]

L200 just the job 4Work

L200 just the job 4Work

NATIONAL builders merchant chain Buildbase has recently purchased 14 new Mitsubishi L200 4Work single-cab pick-ups as part of an upgrade programme to replace all its existing fleet of previous model L200s. The vehicles are used by Hirebase, Buildbase’s tool hire division, to provide a delivery and collection service to construction […]