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1,700km in the Ignis Sport (Part 3)

By Faiming_low on 25 May 2014

Attached Image Day 3 of the trip. Woke up around 9:00am to great weather. (You can check out Part 1 and Part 2 for previous entries on this trip)
 
Attached Image Before setting off, I took one last stroll around the hotel's vicinity and the beach. One thing I learnt from this trip was time was way too tight. Even though I had a nice pool and a beach at my disposal, I never found time to go for a dip. 
 
Attached Image Upon reaching the car after checking out, I was flabbergasted to find some dog poo on my windscreen. Great start to the morning I guess...
 
Attached Image Decided to go pass the dam and back on Jalan Teluk Bahang for one last blast of the B-roads as I wanted to try out the newly built second bridge that starts from Batu Maung which will then lead us back to the main land.
 
Attached Image Saw some gravel and did some unnecessary stuff while no one was looking...
 
Attached Image Doesn't the road look inviting?
 
Attached Image Note the drop on the right side of the road!
 
Attached Image More scenic views while descending from the hills..
 
Attached Image Alas, bad luck struck again. Seems like the bridge was closed for some last minute maintenance upon arrival. Back to using the old bridge then.
 
Attached Image From then on, it was the long drive home. It rained at times, making the driving a bit dreary as visibility dropped and so did the speed.
 
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Attached Image At least the occasional supercar and a good lunch brightened things up.
 
Attached Image Overall, the trip was a success and I would recommend everyone to try going up at least once.
 
However there are a couple of things I would like to highlight to all readers. Firstly, it is a pretty long drive. Eight hours to be exact for a one way trip. Having another driver or stopping over at Kuala Lumpur would be a better idea. Secondly, a 3D2N stay at Penang is too short! I missed out on quite a few other attractions like museums and temples that were said to be worth visiting. Lastly, do a full check up on your car first before you do a trip. Unfortunately, I forgot and halfway through, I was out of gas for the air-con. Needless to say, it got pretty warm at times.

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Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Caravan May 25 2014 09:03 AM

You could have repaired your aircon or at least topped up the gas in Penang. Driving without aircon in the rain risks fogging up the interior of the windshield (which opening the window may not be enough).

Pocus May 26 2014 09:48 AM
Any part 4?

Glad you enjoyed your car to the fullest before it suffers the premature sleep..
tanbk May 26 2014 10:08 AM

How did dog poo end up on your windscreen?

 

The last time I did a long drive up north in my chevrolet aveo, the air-con also died on me on the way back. But it was not the gas problem. The mechanic said that the compressor needs to be replaced as I should have added lubricating oil to the compressor bearings before my long trip.

 

Till now, I still dunnoe add what oil, and add it where. 

Dtitan May 26 2014 07:29 PM
Great trip report n pics! Thanks
Faiming_low May 27 2014 06:20 PM

You could have repaired your aircon or at least topped up the gas in Penang. Driving without aircon in the rain risks fogging up the interior of the windshield (which opening the window may not be enough).

 

Good point there. Lucky for me, the aircon was only down on the way up. My trip back home it was perfectly fine.

 

 

Any part 4?

Glad you enjoyed your car to the fullest before it suffers the premature sleep..

 

I am afraid not. 

 

How did dog poo end up on your windscreen?

 

The last time I did a long drive up north in my chevrolet aveo, the air-con also died on me on the way back. But it was not the gas problem. The mechanic said that the compressor needs to be replaced as I should have added lubricating oil to the compressor bearings before my long trip.

 

Till now, I still dunnoe add what oil, and add it where. 

 

I have no idea how it was there!
 

 

Great trip report n pics! Thanks

 

Thanks for the compliment! 

jianlun Jul 13 2014 05:10 PM
Nice article on the Ignis man. I bought an Ignis for my wife 2 years back, was driving a civic. Recently sold the civic. Now living with the Ignis as our only car. Brought it to sepang a month back. Looovvveeee it. Now planning on extending the coe (expires in sept this yr). I know, lots of people say i stupid. But I have driven a few car and none is this chuckable and no FF car will ever be this light. Just had a new paint job and re-upholstered the seats and trims with leather, a new momo wheel, Schroth ASM belts for track and akan datang dixel replacement rotors and rubber/trim pieces to replace the aging ones! When i saw this article a month back, i just came from Penang by air. Flew there to visit relatives and rented a Saga at the airport. Was driving the mountain roads eating durains and trust me, i wondered what it would be like to have driven up instead with our ignis. You made that dream come true virtually. Swee!
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