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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 8:41 am

And... left my car the entire weekend in a parking lot in Mersing while spending time on Tioman island.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 9:11 am

Strong Eagle wrote:And... left my car the entire weekend in a parking lot in Mersing while spending time on Tioman island.


I bet it wasnt' a Wira or Saga or Gen 2 ? ;)

My relatives up there insist that Malaysian made cars get stolen more than Japanese / Continental cars ..

Apparently it is easier to dispose 'em off ..

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 9:26 am

ecureilx wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:And... left my car the entire weekend in a parking lot in Mersing while spending time on Tioman island.


I bet it wasnt' a Wira or Saga or Gen 2 ? ;)

My relatives up there insist that Malaysian made cars get stolen more than Japanese / Continental cars ..

Apparently it is easier to dispose 'em off ..


Or to be cannibalised for spare parts. Since most Malaysians drive Protons... (yay, support Malaysian products!) :roll:

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:56 am

the lynx wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:And... left my car the entire weekend in a parking lot in Mersing while spending time on Tioman island.


I bet it wasnt' a Wira or Saga or Gen 2 ? ;)

My relatives up there insist that Malaysian made cars get stolen more than Japanese / Continental cars ..

Apparently it is easier to dispose 'em off ..


Or to be cannibalised for spare parts. Since most Malaysians drive Protons... (yay, support Malaysian products!) :roll:


I'd buy this Proton:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:10 pm

Aiyoh, just because they own Lotus doesn't mean it's a Proton! At least not yet. :(

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:11 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I'd buy this Proton:
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And make regular trips to Proton service centre? :P

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Postby QRM » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 1:26 pm

Its the Singapore media trying to stop locals from spending sg cash over the river.

We live there half the time and drive a SG plated car no problems at all. I feel more threatened in the grimmer parts of London than KL.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 1:46 pm

QRM wrote:Its the Singapore media trying to stop locals from spending sg cash over the river.

We live there half the time and drive a SG plated car no problems at all. I feel more threatened in the grimmer parts of London than KL.


well, I was staying away from Malaysia for a couple of years, and the media here was making it look like Malaysia is a real cowboy town ..

Last year when I went in after the break, initially I was pretty worried ..

Well, after a day or so and meeting up my relatives, and friends, I realised that is is the same as before, and well, compared to many other neighbouring countries, Malaysia IS SAFE !!!

Of course, basic safety rules apply ..

A distant relative had his house broken into and the family held and the robbers had taken off with all the valuables .. and when the person was telling that, he saying he was blessed that it was in Malaysia

Well, his rationale ? The Malaysian Cops are super useless, the robbers don't bother to kill the victims, unlike other countries .. since the robbers know they will never be caught .. Take another Asean country - 99% of the time, even ransom kindapping ends in the victim dead ..

Malaysia Boleh lah ..

of course, maybe JB has worsened a bit .. if I am to believe the people who live there ..

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 20 Jun 2012 1:58 pm

Or maybe the authorities--because they're also locals--really think that Malaysia is a lawless wilderness because they're so accustomed to their cocoon we all know as Singapore.

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:12 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Fully agree. I've driven SG plate cars, vans, and motorcycles into Malaysia... all over the place. Never had a problem. Big cities... OK... one big city... KL... small towns... in the middle of the rain forest. Left my car parked all day to do a rafting trip... wow... it was still there when I got back. A lot of uncalled for paranoia. (Un)Common sense solves lots of problems.



I drive up to KL regularly, occassionally get pulled for speeding, but never had any problems in the 5-yrs driving a SG car in Malaysia.

I drive all over KL and the Klang Valley, Melacca and JB but not at 3-4am in the morning. If you look at many of the press stories it is guys out at literally stupid times and in stupid places.
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 1:03 am

the lynx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:I'd buy this Proton:
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And make regular trips to Proton service centre? :P



A-ha, there was one of those in metallic red concierged up outside the Fullerton when we were there.

Now I know why it had no name badge on it, Proton, phhhh!!!....

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 9:20 am

the lynx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:I'd buy this Proton:
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And make regular trips to Proton service centre? :P


It's a British vehicle, so nothing different except which service center.



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Postby QRM » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 10:33 am

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A-ha, there was one of those in metallic red concierged up outside the Fullerton when we were there.

Now I know why it had no name badge on it, Proton, phhhh!!!....[/quote

Might have been a Tesla they look the same http://www.caradvice.com.au/98652/2011- ... australia/

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 1:54 pm

QRM wrote:
JR8 wrote:

A-ha, there was one of those in metallic red concierged up outside the Fullerton when we were there.

Now I know why it had no name badge on it, Proton, phhhh!!!....[/quote

Might have been a Tesla they look the same http://www.caradvice.com.au/98652/2011- ... australia/


No way, Tesla is based on the Elise, not the Exige. Exige is so much better !

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 3:35 pm

Thanks QRM,
No I am sticking with the Proton. The air intakes etc were memorably OTT. It did remind me rather of that old Lotus at the time... small and rather unattractive.


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