It’s the most significant car launch of the year, but one that no one knew was happening for sure until recently. Expertly kept under wraps till the final lap before today’s unveiling, we now have the all-new 2018 Perodua Myvi. You’ve read our launch report; now find out more about the third-generation Myvi, including our first impressions of it as a static object and in dynamic terms. The Perodua Myvi has been Malaysia’s most popular car for the best part of the last decade. Launched in May 2005, the Myvi (My Vehicle, My Vision) shot straight to the top and was the top selling car in the country for nine consecutive years, before passing the volume baton to the Perodua Axia in 2015. The rise of the Myvi also propelled Perodua to the top of the Malaysian sales charts ahead of incumbent and “big brother” Proton, a position that it has not relinquished since. Clearly, this car means a lot not just to its many owners, but to its maker as well. A … [Read more...] about New 2018 Perodua Myvi
Thanks guys. I will share my experience in details. On June 6th afternoon I had posted an ad on Olx and sold my Unicorn Dazzler in half a day. I wanted to buy a White RTR and I went to the showroom (Ashwa TVS Bangalore) with my family on Tuesday. There were 3 White RTR 200, I did a brief inspection and selected the bike. Noted down the Engine, Frame numbers and I booked it. (Apache RTR 200, Carburetor, TVS tyres.) Paid full amount INR 1,09,875/- on Wednesday. Delivery date was Thursday and I was all excited. The excitement wasn't too much though, as I was sad that I had to sell my 5 year old love. Fast forward to Thursday, I am at office, checking the time every now and then. It was 4:30 PM, took permission from office and ran to the showroom. I reached the showroom and my bike was not ready yet. They took the bike to basement and started the procedure. They mishandled slightly but that's expected everywhere. They cleaned the bike, applied teflon coating, filled 1 liter fuel in … [Read more...] about [Ownership Thread]: TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Ownership Experience
I stopped counting at 11, any significance to the number a happy coincidence. I always record my conversations with Randy Pobst, held in the doorway of whatever car he’s just lapped. It’s best to get him while everything’s fresh, before anyone says anything that might color his impressions. Today, his impressions were things of beauty.“There’s very little to complain about,” he said. “It behaves so beautifully. The balance is so beautiful. You still have to be a little bit careful not going to power too soon. You still have to remember you’re in a 911 in situations like that.”Beauty, being subjective, is of course in the eye of the beholder, and it was all Randy could get a hold of.“It was a beautiful experience, like there was a light from heaven shining down on the car going around the track,” he said. “It was that kind of … otherworldly kind of perfection. Incredibly enjoyable. Not much to complain … [Read more...] about 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 First Test: Beauty Beheld
TTAC Commentator Arthur Dailey writes: Sajeev, As I look outside a the terrible weather, I felt it was opportune to ask you (and the B&B) a relatively simple yet timely question about preventing car door freezing: door handles, windows, etc, during the freeze and thaw cycles that we are increasingly experiencing.On Sunday our temperature reached a record low of – 22C but on Thursday we had driving rain and a record high of + 10C melting all the snow. Friday we are dropping to – 13C with high winds and freezing rain/sleet/snow. All of these freeze thaw cycles play havoc with our autos. The high temperatures combined with the salt used to keep the roads less icy results in rusting. Perhaps less serious but just as frustrating are the freezing of windows, doors, door locks and door handles.Historically I have used a number of different types of lubricants and sprays to combat this.For frozen door locks, lock de-icer, powdered graphite, silicone … [Read more...] about Piston Slap: Portal Protection for an Erratic Winter?
Ford’s 289 High Performance V-8 introduced in 1963 and first available as a Mustang option in 1964 is a high-revving, peppy Ford V-8 with a factory rating of 271 horsepower. What makes the Hi-Po different from your basic bread-and-butter 289-2V (200 horsepower) or 4V (210 and 225 horsepower) engine are durability items that make this high-revving engine more rugged and able to withstand high-rpm use. It is true you can take a 289 and turn it into a Hi-Po without the special heads and beefy underpinnings? What if you’d like to build the real thing using Ford parts and castings?Last month, we visited with Scott McMullen, a known and respected Mustang historian and technician, to discuss the idiosyncrasies of 289 High Performance engines produced between 1963 and 1967. This month, we’re going to address good engine building technique you should be using when building a 289 Hi-Po small-block.Exceptional engine building technique begins with good castings and hard parts. … [Read more...] about Building Ford’s classic 289 High Performance V8