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LONGTERMER #3, Vol 6: Proton Waja 1.6 4G18P (A)

LONGTERMER #3, Vol 6: Proton Waja 1.6 4G18 (A)


In this blog entry, I'm updating my ride, Proton Waja 1.6 4G18(A). This is the 6th update.







There's nothing much to blog apart from 1 MAJOR Upgrade. I finally ditched the OEM Clarion 2-din Cassette+6 Disc CD-changer for "Alpine CDE-121" CD/MP3/WMA/AAC/IPod/USB and Aux player.


For more details of this player, visit:

http://www.alpine.com.au/showItem.php?item_id=204


Why I choose this player?


Look at this photo above. As you can see the Most of Alpine backlit is RED. Same colour as the "Dash meters". At first, I wanted to buy the Pioneer DEH-4350UB with "ALL RED" Backlights and costs the same (different shop). Unfortunately, the Pioneer needs "Specific" USB Cable to connect to IPOD. This Alpine CDE-121 on the other hand NOT ONLY supports Any Ipod/Iphone cable, it Charges them too.





Here are more photos:












Other than the NEW Alpine CDE-121 Head Unit, the rest of the Speakers (4 speakers+2 tweeters) were ALL STOCK CLARION components. The result? Sounds Not bad, quite decent in fact.


How's the Sound Quality? See my Youtube video below:














Without further ado, let's proceed to logbook:

Mileage as at 11/11/11: 132,646km
Mileage last month: 990km


Mileage today (11/12/11): 133,355km
Mileage this month: 709km
(Why so Low mileage? It's because I spent 4 days in Kuching and I parked my car in Paramount LRT and took LRT to work the WHOLE MONTH).

FUEL CONSUMPTION:

ALL TIME:
Best: 12.8km/L (RM14 cents) - 100% Highway. (NKVE)
Worst: 7.1km/L (RM25 cents) - 100% City. Stuck in KL traffic for 50mins to and up to 2 hours fro for a 15 km journey. Shell RON95

This month (3 fill ups. RM100, RM50 and RM30):
Best: 8.6km/l (RM0.22/km) 70% highway, 30% city. Esso RON95, RM100 good for 445km(Npvember 22)
Worst: 7.39km/l (RM0.257/km) 100% city driving (Shell RON95) RM50 good for 195km (2 December 2011)

EXPENDITURE:

1) Petrol: RM180 (Average 24 cents/km)
2) Parking: RM50
3) Reload touch and go RM30
4) Car Wash: RM6
5) New Alpine CDE-121 HU + Labour, Casing + Fr left side mirror
= RM490+20+40+20)= RM570
6) MBPJ Summon: RM30 (This one really UNFAIR. Why? See next post)

TOTAL: RM866.

Before I go, here's a parting shot:


The Waja parked at its Previous Home (My Uncle's house).

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

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