Archive for the ‘Cars’ Category

Auto Engine that runs on air

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Now wouldn’t this be neat! A car using an auto engine that runs on air! This would speak volumes about saving the enviroment! A green car. I first heard about a car that runs on air when it was first shown in the History channel. The prototype looked pretty ugly and the piston movement look rather awkward. But with this new improvement to the design and of course a better, lighter shell, this street machine really rocks! (more…)

GoldPlus’ Tata Nano Gold Jewellery Car

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Here’s one mean street machine if it ever gets on the road. The GoldPlus Tata Nano model decorated with 80 kgs of 22 Karat gold, 15 kgs of silver, gem stones. It took 30 artisans and 14 kinds of jewellery technique to make this dream car come true!

GoldPlus' Tata Nano Gold Jewellery Car

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BMW Mini Countryman driving adventure

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Any roadie trip would always be exciting especially planned with a large group of friends. What’s more, when you could also try out a new car like the BMW Mini Countryman! This was a simple roadie trip from Klang Valley to Penang, Pearl of the Orient. The drive wasn’t so difficult as being on sales I need to drive about just about anywhere. So the journalist here was probably not a season outstation driver.

Nowadays with the superb PLUS highway the drive would be rather straight forward, unlike the days when I started driving from KL to Penang using trunk road and having to overtake lumbering big brother trucks and lorries, and sometimes there could be a stretch of them in a row making overtaking extremely difficult and dangerous!

Now with the highway, you only need to worry about feeling drowsy and falling asleep at your wheel. The long easy drive really dull your senses, so take breaks often to clear your head and freshen up as much as possible before continuing with your journey.


Big Mini adventure
Stories by Louisa Lim
Saturday May 21, 2011

Stylish hotel, check. Fantastic shopping, check. Cool ride, check. The perfect getaway is closer than you think.

“How many adults can you fit in a Mini?” I was kicking back with a glass of Chardonnay when a portly holidaymaker leaned in to ask me this. [editor: answer at end of article if you can’t wait to know! Cheers!]

It was a sweltering evening, and the models had just concluded their parade across the ultra-hip lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel. All eyes followed as they disappeared behind a wall decorated with candy-coloured Coach bags from the Summer 2011 collection.

On the move: The writers drove in six Minis, for 547km, from Kuala Lumpur to Penang.


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Correct Way of Mounting New Tires

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Here’s a short video by Michelin on the correct way of mounting new tires. Normally we should rotate our tires regularly to wear out your tires evenly. In case you have not been doing that, you would find your front tires wearing out quickly instead of all four tires. So what most people do is that they replace the just one pair of tires and put the new tires in the front because our logic tells us that’s where the heaviest wear and tear occurs. (more…)

Toyota AE86 Specifications

Monday, November 15th, 2010

North American AE86 specifications

There are three types of Corolla Sport RWD for the US market: DX, SR5, and GT-S, though the DX was generally an internal Toyota designation, as brochures, and advertising do not include the DX designation; it consisted of a lower trim level, lighter duty suspension parts and the like.

Since my brother had this car for awhile before he moved on to his Nissan 180SX, would be interesting to list out the Toyota Corolla AE86 specification for general interest. I even had a neighbor who actually still remembered my brother’s old AE86 and that was something like 10 years ago! Anyway, the specs here should give those car enthusiast buff a look-see at the specs. (more…)

Nissan 180SX Specifications

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Technical specification of Nissan 180SX.

These are the tech specs of Nissan 180SX Blue Lightning. Enjoy! Got the info from Wiki, so I’m sure it is as accurate as it could be! (more…)

Nissan 180SX – Blue Lightning

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Here’s one cool street machine, the Nissan 180SX. Restored and rebuilt with a 205HP SR20DET blacktop when the redtop blew from poor maintenance by its previous owner.

Nissan 180SX Front View


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Toyota Wish review and specifications

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Toyota Wish is a multi-purpose urban sporty vehicle. Having owned it and driven it around, I would consider it very easy to drive. It is an MPV that handles more like a car than a bulky MPV. Due to the longer length, side parking may be problematic though the rear sensors helped with the parking. The width is much like a normal car width making it easy to negotiate through heavy traffic. (more…)

A Toyota Wish comes true

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

A Toyota Wish comes true! Well, not exactly but close enough. My wife, Lena has been thinking of buying a bigger car to ferry the whole family clan for outing. She had been rather dissatisfied with the Toyota Vios as it could not ferry her parents, her sister and various aunties and uncles. (more…)

Old tire condition of my Toyota Altiss

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Look at the nail inside the tire!While collecting my car from the workshop, I went and inspect my old car tires. It was a very scary experience because I was not aware how bad my tire condition was. Although I knew my tires were wearing out at the side to warrant changing, the inspection really open my eyes to the deteriorating condition of the tires. (more…)