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Thursday, March 31, 2011

LONGTERMER #1: Update 33, Mar 2011: Ford Telstar 2.0i4 Ghia Auto

LONGTERMER #1: Update 33, March 2011: Ford Telstar 2.0i4 Ghia Auto

In this blog entry, I'm updating my ride. The Ford Telstar 2.0i4 Ghia Auto. This is the 33rd Update. What happened in the month of March?

Firstly, my Telstar spent 10 days in a place in Kg Kayu Ara.  The car was given a NEW 2k ICI Autocolor paint worth a total of RM2010.  See pictures for Before/After photos:




ONE MORE THING, My Telstar is UP FOR SALE!  It's in Current (issue 526) and Next issue (issue 527) of Motortrader.  

Any takers? 

Without further ado, let's proceed to logbook:
Mileage last month: 162,662km
Mileage used last month: 957km

Mileage now: 163,588km
Mileage used in February 2011: 1190km
Mileage used in March 2011: 926km

Fuel consumption so far:

Best 10.2km/L (8 June 2010) (80% Highway Driving)
Worst: 5.9km/L (September 14,2009) 90% City driving

This month:

Best: 8.8km/L (Ron 95, EssoMobil) 25/3/2011 (80% highway driving, 20% City)
Worst: 6.25km/L (Ron 95, Shell) 10/3/2011 (100% City driving)

0-100km/h: 10.2 seconds (19/2/2011)

Today, as at 31 Mar 2011,

Expenses this month:
1) Fuel: RM250
2) Parking: RM100
3) New 2k paint RM1900
4) Right rear door Side Bumper Moulding RM110

 TOTAL: RM2360

Before I go, here's some parting shots:

  That's all folks!  Thanks for having the time and patience to read this Blog entry of mine...  See you on April 29 for the 34th update...  It'll be the FINAL UPDATE IF I MANAGE TO SELL MY TELSTAR BY THEN.  AN ORIGINAL JEFF LIM'S PRODUCTION.  My original work...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Porsche Centre opens in KL

Porsche Centre opens in KL

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur welcomed its first Porsche Centre in the shopping district of Bukit Bintang over the weekend.

The opening of the outlet was marked by the launch of the 911 Carrera GTS. It is the second centre after the one in Glenmarie, Shah Alam, under current Porsche franchise holder Sime Darby Auto Performance.

The showroom, just down the road from the JW Marriott hotel and the Pavilion shopping centre, comprises 545 square metres of floor space for new cars on the ground floor and 456 square metres for used cars on the upper floor.
The spanking new Porsche Centre in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, has separate levels for new cars and used aka pre-owned cars.

Sime Darby Auto Performance has also started its used Porsche car operation in the country with trade-in programmes for customers to make their purchase of the next Porsche more convenient.

All pre-owned Porsche cars sold pass rigorous quality control checks, some of which include the stringent 111-point check. Any faults found during this check require rectification before the cars can qualify for a two-year Porsche Pre-Owned Car Warranty.

The centre will include an aftersales diagnostic centre, to be opened within three months, which will offer diagnostic and detailing services.


The 911 Carrera GTS is a natural crowd puller.

The Porsche Club Malaysia has also been allocated some office space  and facilities in the Porsche Centre for them to hold functions and events.

According to Sime Darby Auto Performance chief executive officer Arnt Bayer, a Porche Centre will be set up in Penang within two to three years, to be followed by another one in Johor Baru. It is also looking at Sabah and Sarawak as potential markets at a later stage.

Some new models to be introduced in the coming weeks and months are the Boxster S Black Edition, the Cayman R and Panamera S Hybrid.


The RM900,000 Carrera GTS showcased at the Porsche Centre Bukit Bintang has a 3.8-litre engine producing 408hp and 420Nm of torque.

The increased output is not at the expense of fuel consumption, as Porsche claims it consumes about the same mount of fuel as the Carrera S.

The Carrera GTS has a six-speed manual transmission, and a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) is optional.

In comparison with the Carrera S, top speed of the model with manual transmission rises by four km/h to 306 km/h. In general, acceleration from zero to 100 km/h improves by 0.1 seconds, and is 4.2 seconds for a GTS Coupé with PDK and a Sport Chrono Package Plus in Sport Plus mode.

Sime Darby took over the Porsche franchise from Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir's Jaseri Automotive Group Sdn Bhd in April last year.

World's biggest Rolls-Royce showroom opens

World's biggest Rolls-Royce showroom opens

ABU DHABI: The largest Rolls-Royce showroom in the world has opened in the Umm Al Nar area of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The new 900 square metre showroom provides space for displaying five Rolls-Royce motor cars, a coffee bar and a customer configuration lounge including colour and trim samples. The showroom is also directly linked to a Rolls-Royce service facility.

“The showroom opening in Abu Dhabi represents one of a line of new and expanded Rolls‑Royce showrooms which have been unveiled throughout the Gulf region in the last 18 months," said Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös.

“The Middle East continues to be an important driver in the global growth of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Last year the region contributed over 15% of our global sales."

The occasion was marked by the unveiling of a Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary Collection Phantom Drophead Coupé.

One of a collection of 100 customised Phantom models, the cars were built to mark the Centenary of the Spirit of Ecstasy, 100 years since the world’s most instantly recognisable bonnet figurine was first fitted to Rolls-Royce cars.


That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry...

Monday, March 28, 2011

VIDEOS++ Reviews: Ford Fiesta

In this blog entry, I'm posting about Ford Fiesta... I already did a Close up review earlier.  It can be found here:


I now present a series of Videos review.  Enjoy!

Video 1: Whatcar?

Video 2:  TopGear Ford Fiesta Road Test Part 1

BBC Top Gear Ford Fiesta road test Part 2:

Video 3: iMotor Ford Fiesta Test Drive

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Asian Auto Fuel Efficiency Awards 2010 Winners announced

Asian Auto Fuel Efficiency Awards 2010 Winners announced

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Our friends over at Asian Auto has recently announced the results of their annual Fuel Efficiency Awards. Read on see if your car is ranked among Malaysia’s most fuel efficient. Where available, we have also included links to our test drive reports of the winning cars.

1. Compact City Cars
Hyundai i10 (5.0 l/100km)
Suzuki Alto (5.05 l/100km)
Perodua Myvi (6.2 l/100km)

2. Compact Premium City Cars
mini7 mito2
Volkswagen Polo 1.2 TSI (5.8 l/100km)
Mini Cooper R56 (5.9 l/100km)
Alfa Romeo Mito (6.1 l/100km)

3. Family Cars
inspira15 latio
Honda City (6.1 l/100km)
Proton Inspira 1.8E M/T (6.3 l/100km)
Nissan Latio Sedan 1.6 (7.1 l/100km)

4. Premium Family Cars
tdci1 tsi3
Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 (5.5 l/100km)
Ford Focus TDCI (5.8 l/100km)
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI (6.3 l/100km)

5. Luxury Family Cars
sonata s40
Mazda6 2.0 (7.4 l/100km)
Hyundai Sonata 2.0 (7.5 l/100km)
Volvo S40 2.0 Powershift (7.7 l/100km)

6. Executive Cars
c 200 cgi

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Mercedes-Benz C 200 CGI (7.2 l/100km)
Audi A4 1.8T (7.4 l/100km)
Volkswagen Passat CC 2.0TSi (7.9 l/100km)

7. Premium Executive Cars

e 200 cgi
a6 523i-1
Mercedes-Benz E 200 CGI (5.6 l/100km)
Audi A6 2.0 TFSi (7.7 l/100km)
BMW 523i (7.8 l/100km)

8. Super Saloons
s 300
a8b panamera
Mercedes-Benz S300 L (9.4 l/100km)
Audi A8 3.2 (9.9 l/100km)
Porsche Panamera 3.6 (10.9 l/100km)

9. Sport Coupes/Cabriolets
A5 308 cc
Volkswagen Scirocco 1.4 TSI (6.3 l/100km)
Audi A5 2.0 TFSI (7.5 l/100km)
Peugeot 308 CC (8.1 l/100km)

10. Performance Cars
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Volkswagen Golf GTi (7.4 l/100km)
Audi TT TFSI (7.7 l/100km)
Lotus Elise S (8.2 l/100km)

11. Pickup Trucks 4X4
D-Max 2 5L 4x4 Super Commonrail
actyon sports navara
Isuzu D-Max 2.5 (7.6 l/100km)
Ssangyong Actyon Sports 2.0 (8.0 l/100km)
Nissan Navara (8.2 l/100km)

12. Compact MPV
avanza2_1280 STREAM
Honda Freed (6.1 l/100km)
Toyota Avanza (7.1 l/100km)
Honda Stream RSZ (7.2 l/100km)

13. Luxury MPV
Hyundai Grand Starex Royale (9.6 l/100km)
Mitsubishi Grandis 2.4 (9.7 l/100km)
Mazda8 (9.8 l/100km)

14. SUV
santa fe
asx1 3008
Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi (7.2 l/100km)
Mitsubishi ASX (7.6 l/100km)
Peugeot 3008 (7.8 l/100km)

15. Compact Luxury SUV
xc 60 2.0t audi q5
Mazda CX-7 (7.7 l/100km)
Volvo XC60 2.0T (8.5 l/100km)
Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI (8.6 l/100km)

16. Luxury SUV
xc90 d5
cayenne rx270-3
Volvo XC90 D5 (8.5 l/100km)
Porsche Cayenne Diesel (9.3 l/100km)
Lexus RX270 (9.5 l/100km)

17. Supercars
sls amg
911 carrera s 911 gt2
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (9.3 l/100km)
Porsche 911 Carrera PDK (9.8 l/100km)
Porsche 911 GT2 (12.5 l/100km)

18. Family Hybrids
insight1 hybrid1
Toyota Prius (3.9 l/100km)
Honda Insight (4.6 l/100km)
Honda Civic Hybrid (4.6 l/100km)

19. Luxury Hybrids
lexus hybrid cayenne2
Lexus RX 450h (6.3 l/100km)
Porsche Cayenne Hybrid (8.3 l/100km)
Lexus LS 600h L (9.3 l/100km)


Pictures: Autoworld archive and official manufacturer release.


That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.