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Sunday, March 27, 2016

950th post: Toyota WOW Tour Roadshow feat. New Hilux

In this blog entry, I'm covering the Disappointing Toyota WOW Tour Roadshow at Setia City Convention Center Car Park (SCCC).  This happened to be my 950th post so please congratulate me...

Why Disappointing?

RM135k. Top spec 2.8 only can get 7 airbags and LED Headlights.  Only top 2 specs of 2.4 (RM125,000) and 2.8 gets VSA, push start, DRL.  It comes with Proton Wira lookalike Air Cond switches (no auto air Cond), no Elec adj driver seat... Very 3rd world.  Below photo is what I'm talking about:

Above is AUSTRALIAN SPEC Hi-spec.  Single Zone Digital Air cond.  Photo source: Paultan.

Toyota, Moving Backwards...  UMW Toyota KNEW it's Moving backwards hence they came up with new tagline.  They changed to "All about the Drive".  Similar to Toyota Japan's "Fun to Drive Again" tagline.

Anyway, enough rantings already...  Without further ado, let's proceed to Photo Gallery as a picture's worth 1000 words:

Above: Old school Leaf springs rear suspension mounted on Proven Ladder frame chassis.  Claimed to be reinforced and re-tuned for better Driving Experience.
Below is the Price lists of the Upcoming New Hilux sourced from

Before I go, here's a parting video featuring Toyota 86:
That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.  This is 90% my Original work.  Other than the Price list and 1 Australian spec photo sourced from

Sunday, March 20, 2016


I am saddened that my favourite car magazine, AUTOCAR ASEAN's soon gone. Proto decided to end it. Last issue June 2016. Saving grace is they will refund my outstanding issues...

I remembered clearly it's seems like Yesterday I bought a copy of Autocar ASEAN, December 2000 issue.  "FIRST ISSUE" at KL International Motor Show.  I actually Collected ALMOST EVERY ISSUE of Autocar ASEAN, only missing 5 issues between 2014-2015 because I was disappointed by the Drastic DROP in Contents, Article quality and Many Errors in the magazine...  

Goodbye, Autocar ASEAN, I shall miss you...

I shall upload the LEGENDARY 1st issue Autocar ASEAN photo when I reach home later...

Photos updated as at 10pm...

Lastly, the Pioneering Team:

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