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Shame! Shame! Cheapo Honda Fit driver gets confronted for trying to tailgate out of a carpark

The driver of a yellow Honda fit attempted to evade carpark payment but ended up failing and was confronted by the driver of the white Skoda Octavia he was tailgating instead. Here's the video   This incident took place at the carpark of Takashimaya.    In the video, the yellow Honda Fit tries to evade parking fees by tailgating a white Skoda Octavia. But the driver of the Octavia was having none of it and intentionally blocked the Honda Fit. Leaving it awkwardly stuck under the gantry arm.  The Skoda driver then exits his car in agitation while walking towards the Honda Fit to confront the driver.   Noteworthy: There is an ongoing promotion for 2 hours of free parking at Ngee Ann City, with no minimum spend.    Is it worth committing a parking offence over that few dollars?  If guilty of tailgating at an EPS exit gantry to avoid payment, the Honda Fit driver could face a $70 fine. Repeat offenders may be charged in court.   Netizens' comments The conclusion seems to be clear-cut 🤐  Undoubtedly, there has been an increased occurrence of payment evasion offences, with these offences being committed by tailgating the front vehicle.    Here are some recent cases of payment evasion:  Mitsubishi Lancer tailgating camcar out of carpark Hyundai Avante tailgating and got confronted by camcar Toyota Sienta tailgating camcar out of SuperBowl Jurong carpark However, the most unusual occurrence of payment evasion belongs to this purple Volkswagen Scirocco.  TBH, I am damn puzzled as to why the driver damaged his Scirocco to evade paying his carpark fees. The math just does not add up.   ---  Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Former Mediacorp actor sentenced to 5 weeks of jail for drink driving

Former Mediacorp celebrity actor Shane Pow recently pleaded guilty and was sentenced for his second drink driving conviction. On Wednesday (July 14), the 30-year-old actor pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence. According to Channel News Asia (CNA), Pow drove a motor van towards Nicoll Highway last September when a traffic police officer stopped him. The celebrity had two glasses of beer that night at 8:30 p.m, according to his lawyer. He stopped drinking after that and only had water before driving his friends back at 10:30 p.m., thinking that the alcohol level in his blood would have subsided already. It was reported that he had at least 49 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of his breath, which exceeded the legal limit (35 microgrammes per 100ml). Pow was sentenced to five weeks in jail, a $6,000 fine and a driving ban of five years. Before this incident, the celebrity was charged and convicted in July 2014 for drink driving as well. For his first offence, he was fined $1,500 and banned from driving for a year. He also paid an $800 fine for inconsiderate driving. Frequently starring in local Channel 8 dramas, the actor was well-known for his roles in the C.L.I.F. series, Three Wishes, Jalan Jalan and Super Dad. He was named one of the ‘Eight Dukes of Caldecott Hill’ in 2014 alongside Romeo Tan, Desmond Tan, Xu Bin, Aloysius Pang, Jeffrey Xu, Ian Fang and Zhang Zhen Huan. On April 26, Mediacorp released a statement regarding the termination of Pow’s contract after completing his outstanding work. Netizens’ reactions Having watched his shows while growing up, it is heartbreaking to see this happen to him. Hopefully, this time he learns his lesson and stops driving so recklessly.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Ang Moh cyclist spits at car for not stopping before the stop line

Update: According to Stomp, the police are currently investigating this incident after the camcar driver lodged a report on that same day. The cyclist was also speculated to be a tennis coach, according to a friend of the passenger in the vehicle. A cam car was on the receiving end of dirty looks and something 'extra' when it stopped after the stop line at a traffic junction.  The incident occurred last Thursday morning (8 July) along River Valley Road, just as most Singaporeans were on their way to work. The short video shows a lady shooting weird looks at the cam car. As to why the footage paused on her, I'm not too sure. She's kind of pretty I guess? As the video continues, it shows a frustrated Ang Moh cyclist expunging his human slobber from his mouth onto the car. Similar to the lady before, this was also pretty........ pretty disgusting! According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), spitting in public is an offence and carries a hefty fine of $1,000. On top of that, it is extremely inconsiderate and insensitive, given the fact that we are in the middle of a pandemic. Netizens' reactions Although the cam car was in the wrong for not stopping in time, it was absolutely unnecessary for the cyclist to take such unhygienic measures.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

It is that time of the year again for Singapore's infamous flooding

A video of a flooded stretch of road made its way around social media this morning (13 June).  In the short clip, vehicles are seen moving at a very slow pace due to the high water level and the inability to see lane markings on the road.    The flood location is identified to be on the main road towards Punggol Road and TPE (PIE).  This is how the 3-lane road looks like during normal conditions.   After yesterday’s heavy rain (12 July), PUB issued a risk of flash floods occurring in several areas in Singapore. With thundery showers expected till mid-July, be prepared for any sightings of a flood.  Netizens’ comments  Full of sarcastic humour.  IMO, this is one of those rare moments for SUVs to demonstrate their capability in Singapore.    The optimism that we all wish to have. 😎  Not gonna lie, this person is asking the REAL QUESTION here.  If you ever encounter a flood, here are some advice to note: Drive slowly and defensively. Do not speed or accelerate suddenly. Pump your brakes and monitor your engine performance after driving through the flood.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Camcar and P-plate BMW driver engage in a heated exchange

Here's footage of a camcar unleashing his fury onto a probationary BMW driver after he was recklessly cut off while making a left turn. According to the video, the incident occurred on Saturday night (July 10) at Bugis (Middle Road) in the wee hours of the morning. The video starts with both vehicles turning left, with the camcar being in the middle lane and the BMW being on the extreme left road. As the camcar turned, I noticed that his vehicle had eaten into the left lane, which elicited a honk from the BMW driver. After the camcar had adjusted back to his lane, the BMW suddenly switched into the middle lane recklessly, which angered the driver and led him to hit the horn. The bulk of the video comprised the haughty exchange between both drivers. The camcar driver was verbally bashing the BMW driver for his turning technique, and the BMW driver defending his actions. Even though it was wrong for the BMW driver to perform that reckless lane change in a fit of rage, the camcar driver was not entirely in the clear as he did not correctly turn into his lane at the start. Netizens’ reactions The internet was divided on this issue, with a majority asking for the camcar driver to share more footage from the incident. A few bashed the BMW driver for his recklessness. . . while a small minority focused on the cyclist on the right, who appeared not to be wearing a helmet and was on the wrong side of the road. TBH, all of this could have been avoided if both drivers would chill and talk things through properly. Also, with a P-plate, the BMW driver should have known better than purposely creating trouble on the road.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

McLaren 720S crash on ECP: Here's the video footage

Earlier this week (Jul 7), a white McLaren 720S was spotted crashed into a row of plants along East Coast Parkway (ECP). Here's new video footage of the crash that just surfaced, via the perspective of a cam car witness: Driver lost control while trying to overtake The video footage here shows the white sports car which skidded from lane 3 to lane 1 while trying to overtake from the left side of the cam car.  Close shave with Cam Car The cam car was fortunate enough to drive away unscathed, as the cam car driver was just a few meters behind when the McLaren skidded and crashed. The million-dollar sports car was visibly damaged after it crashed into the potted plants alongside the road divider. Driver has been taken to hospital The driver has been reportedly been taken to Raffles Hospital after the crash. We're still awaiting updates about the status of the driver. We strongly advise all drivers to drive within the speed limit, and to take extra care when navigating turns, especially during the recent wet weather conditions. --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

lonlonlon

lonlonlon

Renault Megane RS tries to outrun a Mercedes-Benz GLA45 and fails

TL;DR – A Megane RS shows us how its 6-speed manual transmission can't outshift the GLA45s' 7-speed DCT transmission   A user-uploaded video on Complaint Singapore features a Megane RS and a GLA45s drag racing from one traffic light to the next. Here's the video for reference:     Where? The 22-second video takes place in the CBD area of Singapore, along Central Blvd. It's not a Hyundai The caption of the video states that the car racing the Mercedes is a Hyundai, but it's not. It's a Renault Megane RS Manual vs DCT Towards the end of the video, you'll notice that the GLA overtakes the Megane RS before the video cuts off. So, does that mean that a dual-clutch transmission is better than a manual one? Let's see how Google answered this question. Online chatter   Whoa. Why so angry? LOL BlueSG car also faster\   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Frustrations from a full bladder cost this limousine driver $8000

A limousine driver was fined $4,500 in court on Thursday (8 July) for punching and kicking another car that was blocking his way at a yellow-box junction. According to Channel News Asia, the incident occurred in May 2019 near Ion Orchard, when the freelance limousine driver urgently needed to go to the toilet while being stuck in a traffic jam. Due to his tight schedule, the driver needed to be at Beach Road in less than half an hour for another job. Wanting to exit from Orchard Turn into Orchard Boulevard, the driver found himself caught in a slow-moving peak hour traffic. There was no way for him to move out as vehicles were stopping inside the yellow-box junction. As the light turned green in his favour, the limousine driver tried to move out but was blocked by the victim, who stopped his vehicle in the yellow-box junction. With the frustration of a full bladder on a packed schedule, the driver got upset at the victim for being ungracious. This led to him throwing a temper tantrum as he alighted his limousine, kicked the front bumper and pounded on the windows and doors of the victim’s vehicle. The victim subsequently sent his car into a workshop and received a full quotation of $7,074.84. However, he only opted for partial repairs, which costs $550. The limousine driver pleaded guilty to one count of mischief, with a secondary charge of intentionally causing alarm. As compensation for the damages he had inflicted, he repaid the victim a total of $3,500. Along with the fine, the total amount that he had to pay resulted in $8,000. While I understand the pent-up stress that one experiences from holding his bladder for 11 hours straight, what the driver did to the victim was in bad taste. Also, wouldn’t raging at someone else take up more time, especially since he desperately needed a toilet then? Netizens’ reactions While the limousine driver got lucky and did not have to serve any time in jail, $8,000 is still a lot to pay for a moment of road rage.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Lambo lady calls out Honda driver for poor finances and bad parking, but wait, there’s a plot twist

The driver of a purple Lamborghini Gallardo purportedly shamed a Honda Civic driver for his/her social status and his/her parking skills. 

 A purple Lamborghini Gallardo can be seen parked outside the demarcation of a parking lot. Despite her poor parking, Lambo lady took to her Instagram story to shame the Honda Civic driver.  Lambo lady cited that jealousy was the Honda Civic driver’s reason for parking extremely close to her Lambo. Puzzled by her logic? ME TOO.   Thereafter, she allegedly threatens the unknown Honda Civic driver by indicating her intention of “creating trouble for him/her”.  The Plot Twist Now comes the interesting part...the plot twist. Despite Lambo lady’s success and wealth, she apparently did not pay for her road tax since 27th June 2021.   Furthermore, netizens have apparently found her personal information, including her name, social media accounts, occupation and the company she works at. With all this information made public, things certainly do not look good for the Lambo lady.   Under the Road Traffic Act, offenders that keep or use a vehicle without a valid road tax will face a maximum fine of $2,000.   Netizens' comments Highly doubt 1 tub of aloe vera is sufficient for the amount of burn Lambo lady receives. Tired of reading burn comments on the Lambo lady? Here are some burn comments on her Lamborghini Gallardo.  If there is anything to learn from this, it is “money can’t solve every problem” especially if you (LAMBO LADY) ARE THE PROBLEM.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

Driving School 101: Always check them blindspots before changing lanes

A grey Honda Stream driver almost caused an unnecessary accident, by abruptly changing lanes without checking its blindspots. A Honda Stream driver that did a last-minute lane change, resulted in a near-miss with a motorcyclist.  Luckily for that ignorant driver, the motorcyclist’s defensive reaction kicked in, and he managed to perform an impressive evasive manoeuvre to avoid the Honda Stream.   Subsequently, the enraged motorcyclist rode alongside the Honda Stream to confront the driver but was shrugged off. Our road community could certainly do without entitled drivers who show blatant disregard for road safety.  #Respectforbikers  According to Singapore’s traffic rules, offenders will face a composition fine of $100 for their failure to signal. While offenders who drive without due care or reasonable consideration for other road users will face 9 demerit points and a composition fine of $300.  Netizens' Reaction Facts, facts, facts. Lesson learnt: Change starts from within. Let’s start inculcating a safer road culture for our fellow road users.    --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

thatJDMahboy

thatJDMahboy

An unlucky day for the owner of this Toyota Prius

A Toyota Prius was seen parked in an open-air carpark with a bamboo pole sticking out of its windshield. It looks like the bamboo pole, used for hanging wet laundry, fell from an apartment located in the block behind the parked vehicle. This led to the pole 'impaling' the car's windshield, resulting in a rather large (and heartbreaking) crack.  While the identity of the pole's owner is still unknown, many have speculated that it must have fallen from a unit located on a high level. The definition of 'killer litter' refers to articles or things that are thrown from high-rise buildings that may cause death.  According to the Housing Development Board (HDB), if found guilty of killer litter, there's a maximum jail term of 5 years or a fine, or both.  Netizens' reactions Appalled by this peculiar incident, netizens tried to stay positive and console the owner of the Toyota Prius. Some even called for the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to start implementing shelters for open-air carparks in HDB estates. All I can say is that the owner of the Prius is just 'sibei suay' and chose the wrong parking lot at the wrong time. With any luck, hopefully, his car insurance is able to cover this unforeseen damage!    --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

The world of Audi RS is now in Singapore

There’s nothing quite like the exhilarating performance abilities that Audi’s RS range offers, and they’re now all here in Singapore – take your pick.   There’s a lot to love about the RS range from Audi. They all offer tremendous performance credentials, every day practicality and usability, along with a dynamic driving experience unlike any other.   They’re all great cars. But the best part? All the new RS models available as of today are now available in Singapore. All of them. That’s quite a big deal.   Each Audi RS model has its own set of special qualities that make them great. And this run down will tell you why all of us love them so much.   RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback   There is nothing quite like the RS Q3. You can have it in your preferred bodystyle – as an SUV or Sportback - but in its heart lies an engine unlike any other.   The 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine is one that harks back to Audi’s rally days. Both the RS Q3 and RS Q3 Sportback make 394bhp and 480Nm of torque.   It is no slouch. Those numbers are fast car numbers. As thrilling as speed is, what charms the most about the RS Q3 is the way it doles all that power down. There is nothing like the sonorous soundtrack from a five-cylinder.   And if you’re looking for a silhouette that’s a little more sensual, there’s the RS Q3 Sportback, too.   And to put that either in calm and understated SUV body, or in a striking and sensous silhouette like the Sportback – whatever your choice, there really is nothing quite as thrilling like it in its class.   RS 4 Avant   The thing about Audis is how approachable they are. They fit in almost any lifestyle, with more practical options, like an Avant if you need more loading space.   Avant is Audi speak for a station wagon. And you can only get the new RS 4 exclusively as one.   In its performance too it is approachable. A 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 sends 444bhp and 600Nm of torque to all four wheels.   You are guaranteed to win traffic light races, but it is a car that won’t bite you in sticky situations when you’re at your own personal limits of fast road driving.   And not to forget the surprise on every other driver’s face when they see an Audi station wagon moving away at rapid speed.   RS 5 Sportback and RS 5 Coupe   But not everyone wants a station wagon. The sedan is the traditional choice. But what’s the point of being traditional if you have 444bhp and 600Nm of mind numbing torque?   The RS 5 Sportback, then, will be your best bet. You get the same firepower, but in a suit that’s a little more tailored. In this case, a sloping, coupe-like four-door.   Just like the RS 4 it has been updated with a stronger looking front, along with various infotainment and feature updates that add to the RS driving experience, such as two definable performance driving modes, along with an optional sports exhaust.   And of course, if you prefer, you can go for the full two-door lifestyle with the RS 5 Coupe, too.   RS 6 Avant   Who can forget the RS 6 Avant? This writer for sure has not. It is a powerhouse of speed. And everyone gets to enjoy it, with luggage in tow, too.   That’s right, this is another fast station wagon from the Audi RS stable. You can get the RS 6 in this generation only as an Avant. And that makes it a little more special.   And power is immense. So are the numbers. 591bhp. 800Nm. If that doesn’t surprise you, this is a four-wheel drive station wagon that’ll hit 100km/h in 3.6 seconds, and top out at 305km/h without its speed governor, or if you have no government to catch you doing it.   In every gear, and at any speed, the RS 6 always pulls strongly. But of course, you still can turn down the fun and it becomes your regular A6 if you ever need it.   RS 7 Sportback   Again, there’s only so much you can do with almost 600bhp and 800Nm if you can’t flaunt it just a little bit, right? For the first time ever in Singapore, the RS 7 Sportback is here.   This is no sensuous and soft four-door coupe. This is a muscular and aggressive one – wider by some 40mm than the regular A7. And putting that firepower together with these good looks certainly sounds like a good idea.   There’s some RS-specific bits that the RS 7 Sportback benefits from, such as its dynamic OLED taillights that offer a distinct RS light show whenever you lock or unlock the doors.   Yes, the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 heart lies in the RS 7 Sportback as it does in the RS6. So expect the same brutal abilities of it, and then some.   RS Q8   Audi RS isn’t backing down with its offerings, though. Everyone loves an SUV today. What about a fast, and I mean very, very fast SUV? Even better.   You cannot deny the Audi Q8’s good looks. It is tremendous, and offers a lot of road presence without being too over the top.   And that tremendous, twin-turbo V8 powerplant powering the RS 6 and RS 7 Sportback? You’ll find it in the RS Q8, too.   This is an SUV that only takes 0.2-seconds lesser than the RS 7 Sportback to complete the century sprint. But a clumbersone SUV it is not around corners. It is as sharp a tool as the RS Q3.   It is no surprise, then, that the RS Q8 is the current lap record holder for a production SUV around the Nurburgring Nordschleife.   R8 Spyder and R8 Coupe   Here is a sports car that you never lose any practicality for. It is the Audi R8, and it is all updated for 2021. Once available with a quattro all-wheel drive system, you can now have the R8 in rear-wheel drive.   You see, this is a car that still appeals to the true car enthusiast. And yet, offers the flamboyance of a low slung two-door coupe that most would lust over.   Sitting mid-way in the car is a 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 that sings, making 532bhp to the rear wheels.   But the familiarity of the R8, just like all Audis, offers it that ability for many to drive a super car every day, for work and leisure, without compromise.   Be it the R8 Spyder or the Coupe that you choose, this is one car that lets yourself and others around you experience the best when it comes to motoring excellence.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

Deeq

Deeq

Honda Fit turned into a meme after unnecessarily reversing on busy Braddell Road

A driver was caught reversing dangerously along Braddell Road with a moderate amount of traffic. It's insane! I know!  The incident took place yesterday (July 6) at 3pm (which is around the time when traffic starts to pick up at that area).  A red Honda Fit having missed the initial exit leading towards Lorong Chuan/CTE(SLE) along Braddell Road (see map to see where we think this happened), stops in the middle of the road with total disregard of the motorist behind it. As the video progresses, you realise that it's slowly reversing and stopping every few seconds to avoid crashing into other drivers. Even heavy vehicles had to stop and switch lanes when they noticed what the driver was doing. Who is this mad driver? According to eyewitnesses, the driver was a lady who appeared to be in a rush towards her destination.  This was incredibly hard to watch and it's a miracle that she managed to get away with it. Netizens’ reactions According to the Driver Improvement Points System (DIPS), reversing unnecessarily on roadways is a serious offence. If caught, the driver will be issued 6 demerit points and a composition fine of $200.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Cyclists in two separate videos disregard the red light and experience instant ragret

Within the past 24 hours, two unrelated cases of vehicles knocking over cyclists have surfaced on Facebook. The only thing constant in the equation? Both cyclists disregarded the red man and cycled across the road anyway. Both incidents took place yesterday (July 5), with the first one being at Choa Chu Kang and the second one at Sembawang. In the first video, a female driver was driving straight ahead across a road junction along Choa Chu Kang Dr after noticing that the light had turned green. However, she noticed that a cyclist had dashed out as she was accelerating, which led to her hitting the cyclist.   Take note: there is loud screaming and graphic content in the following videos.  In the second video, a taxi was seen performing a right turn at a road junction in between Sembawang and Mandai Road when it hits a cyclist that was crossing the road at a red light.  Despite the roads being busy in both videos, the cyclists thought that they were able to beat the red light and just YOLO-ed their way through. Honestly, if I were them, I would be in constant "ragret" over this one stupid decision.  Netizens' reactions It didn't take long for netizens to express their sentiments with regard to both incidents. As for the taxi driver (in the second video), many netizens shared their frustrations with the cyclist for not following the rules. We hope that all parties involved in both accidents are okay and will post any further updates if necessary.    --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Multiple cars involved in a bizarre accident along Lornie Road

TL;DR – A Honda Vezel, Mazda 5 and Nissan Note get involved in an accident with multiple public properties damaged   A video of an accident uploaded on Instagram caught my attention today. In it, we find a white Honda Vezel, a brown Mazda 5 and a white Nissan Note involved in an accident. Here’s the video 22-second video for your viewing pleasure. Here’s more footage of the accident (at a different angle)   Disclaimer The white Vezel might or might not be involved in this accident, or the driver might be a good Samaritan who parked at the side to help the occupants of the front two cars. Damage to public property I count a signboard, a lamppost, a tree and a section of the railings. It looks like it’s going to be an expensive affair for whoever was at fault. That’s weird The biggest question after watching the video – “How did the Note end up on the railings?” Online chatter   I legit think this is funny Spread my wings and fly away   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

jameskarlchan

jameskarlchan

Six reasons why you should now make the choice to go electric

With growing capabilities, improving charging and expanding choices, the decision to go electric is becoming easier by the day.   Electric Vehicles (EVs) are the future. That's a given. More and more brands are increasingly electrifying their portfolios, and new incentives from the Government are also further encouraging the use of EVs. However, it's perfectly understandable that not every driver is ready to go electric right now. Even as EV technology continues to advance, existing anxiety and questions about EV usage and ownership persevere. Here are six common concerns about EVs, and how they continue to be addressed.
1. Limited battery range and life Range is of course a continuing concern when it comes to EVs. Great strides have been taken in this regard - compared to the limited range of earlier EVs, modern EVs like the new rear-wheel drive Porsche Taycan have a range of 434km. Based on the latest data.gov.sg statistics, cars travel an average of 48km a day in Singapore. As such, a Taycan could easily be used for a whole week with some charge still to spare. Battery life should also be a diminishing concern. Porsche offers an 8-year battery warranty, but EV batteries are estimated to be able to last more than 10 years before a replacement is required. Of course, battery capacity will degrade over time, but proper use and care will help extend battery life. And moving forward, battery capacity and affordability will continue to improve. Since 2010, the price of an average Lithium-ion battery pack has dropped by over 80%. So, replacing the battery won't be as intimidating as it may seem.
2. Lack of charging infrastructure The availability of charging can be a limiting factor for the use of EVs in Singapore. Right now, there are around 1,600 charging points available, and the Government has announced that 60,000 charging points will be installed by 2030. Porsche and Shell have also partnered to have six charging stations along Malaysia's North-South Highway equipped with 180kW DC chargers, offering the highest charging capacity across Singapore and Malaysia. Charging your Taycan from 5 to 80% will take just 30 minutes. This will offer seamless travel from Singapore all the way to Penang. For Taycan customers, Porsche Centre Singapore will also appoint a certified electrical specialist to conduct a full electrical and spatial check of parking facilities at a residence or workplace, and to install the included Porsche Charging equipment if possible. The installation is subsequently assessed and approved in accordance with Singapore regulations.
3. Slow charging time Charging times also continue to tumble as charging technology and battery capability improve. The Taycan's 800V architecture allows the battery to be charged at a maximum capacity of 270kW, which can add 100km of range in 5 minutes, and charge from 5 to 80% in 22.5 minutes. Using a standard 11kW AC charger, the Taycan can be fully charged from 0 to 100% in 9 hours or under, depending on the model variant and battery size. Even with the bigger Performance Battery Plus, charging from 5 to 80% at a 50kW DC charger takes about 90 minutes - a good amount of time to do your weekly supermarket run or catch up with friends over brunch. And, adding up to 100km of range takes about 30 minutes.
4. Safety concerns about the battery While exploding e-scooter batteries may make for an attention-grabbing gif, batteries in EVs are much better protected. And they should be - it is effectively the heart of the car. The Taycan's battery is housed in the underbody of the car, with the waterproof housing forming a load-bearing component of the body structure, and secured by means of a steel protective plate. The complex cooling system also ensures that the battery is operating at specific temperatures regardless of the outside temperature. 5. Unknown maintenance costs Maintenance is an inevitable and recurring cost of owning a car. With EVs still relatively new to our market, long-term maintenance costs may still be slightly unknown. However, compared to a typical internal combustion engine car, an EV has significantly fewer moving parts, which would generally reduce maintenance costs. The components that would require regular maintenance are the brakes, wheel alignment, air-con and battery optimisation. For ease of mind, Porsche offers a complimentary 5-year maintenance and warranty programme that covers all maintenance and repair including of wear and tear. This is on top of the 8-year battery warranty. Customer who wants absolute peace of mind can also opt for the extended warranty for up to 15 years. 6. Lack of choice 10 years ago, drivers keen on electric cars had fairly limited options. Now, there are at least 15 brands that offer fully electric models, which really shows how far things have come since. Even within the Porsche Taycan lineup, you have plenty of choice. Four model variants are available, ranging from the base rear-wheel drive Taycan to the monstrously powerful 751bhp Taycan Turbo S. And of course, as with any Porsche, extensive personalisation options are available via Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur means that you can create a truly unique car of your own.
And let's face it, EVs aren't just the way forward, they are also here to stay. Thankfully, with growing battery and powertrain capabilities, improving charging facilities and expanding choices, EVs are increasingly practical to live with and use daily. As a result, you would be wise to consider making the switch today.     --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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Check out Punggol's new carpark R&R corner

A small part of a HDB multi-storey carpark in Punggol has been transformed into a comfortable "relax corner". Posted on Saturday (July 3), a fellow Singaporean submitted photographs of a HDB multi-storey carpark located in Punggol Central. In the photographs, a couple of motorcycle lots were transformed into a resting area completely furnished with couches, drawers, and multiple helmets on a ledge. It was speculated that the area could be for food delivery riders who live in the area or riders waiting in the vicinity for more orders. While it was unsure if the space belonged to a single user or open to the public, the amount of effort that it took to transform the area was certainly impressive. According to the Housing Development Board (HDB) regulations, no tables, tents, or chairs are allowed in the facility and any ongoing activity must not affect the parking needs of residents. Failure to heed these guidelines will result in negative feedback and the parties involved will have their permits revoked.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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This could be the perfect advertisement for "Examples on the road you should not follow"

We have a highly intense video to talk about today. We counted five infractions in just 20-seconds! Mistake no. 1 Pedestrian A uses his phone while crossing the zebra crossing. Mistake no. 2 The driver of Toyota Estima didn't give away to the PMD rider crossing the zebra crossing. 🙅‍♂️ Mistake no. 3 Boy boy in white riding a PMD so recklessly! Mistake no.4 Young mother (I assume ah) riding with her kid without any safety equipment and looking at her phone while riding PMD. 🤦‍♂️ MIstake No. 5 The boy boy in white just weaving left and right on the road like it is his grandfather road. Mistake No. 6 The boy boy in white just turns at a junction leading to a road that goes against traffic flow. Let us know if you spotted more! Here's the video for you reference.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

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3 guys, 3 different BMWs – how do they make their pick?

Three very different men of different ages decide on their favourite BMWs to suit their backgrounds and lifestyles. What are the BMWs that they’ve picked   BMW’s ‘Power of Choice’ strategy offers customers the opportunity to choose the powertrain of their choice, from petrol-powered BMWs to plug-in hybrid or fully electric ones.   For those who still prefer internal combustion engines, BMW’s wide range of models means that we get to pick the best car to suit our needs.   While the more traditional choices include the 3 Series, 5 Series and 7 Series, you now have BMWs in all shapes and sizes. These include hatchbacks, coupes, MPVs and SUVs.   But what would be a great start to the BMW range? I took my two colleagues to find out. And as cliché as it sounds, it was as easy as one, two, and three. The 1 Series – Young and professional   In the working world, image is almost everything. And in my late 20s, there are many around me who want an identifiable badge, and they look at the BMW 1 Series for such inspiration.   After all, being the 1 Series, it is the introduction to the world of BMW. It’s a hatchback, so it’ll appeal to those looking for an easier car to move around town.   But for me, it isn’t about the badge. It is about having a car that’s pretty complete in features and driving quality. And the 1 Series delivers. It has safety assistance features such as Lane Keeping Assistant and Blind Spot Detection, and even added connectivity features such as wireless charging and wireless Apple CarPlay.   And with its turbocharged 1.5-litre engine offering ample power along with a well-tuned chassis, it is a joyous drive when you throw some bendy bits of road at it.   Mind you, this is the 116i variant of the BMW 1 Series, making it a Category A COE car. That means more savings, and yet, it still delivers a complete package.     The 2 Series – Style and substance   But hatchbacks aren’t for everyone. In Singapore, at least, sedans are still the traditional choice.   And Desmond, now in his early 30s, is a stylish sort of man. But in a professional setting, having a car that’s a little too quirky isn’t exactly what he needs.   What fits his needs, then? It is the 2 Series Gran Coupe. It is a practical four-door car, with a sloping, coupe-like silhouette. There’s style, substance, and big boot(y) practicality to the mix. What’s not to like? And talking about that boot, it is 430 litres big - more than enough hauling capacity for a family. That is of course if Desmond ever plans to build a family.   But the 2 Series Gran Coupe effectively offers what’s available with the 1 Series and more. You get the good road manners and plenty of safety and infotainment features to justify its price tag. And in this 218i trim, you also get a higher dose of power, at 138hp and 220Nm of torque from its 1.5-litre turbo lump.   And not to forget the generous dose of style the 2 Series Gran Coupe offers on the road. For a stylish man like Desmond, it is the perfect fit.   The 3 Series – Family professional   The 3 Series has been the staple in the BMW range for over seven generations, making it the oldest name amongst the other two. And currently, it is one of the best executive sedans out there.   The 3 Series is not all about suits and ties. We’ll all look good in a 3 Series, but it does offer that stately age after being in the business for so long.   Thus, for someone like Julian, a family man of two kids, you just cannot go wrong with the 3 Series. When the family is involved, comfort tends to be one of the priorities. As for ticking the right boxes, the 3 Series is now bigger, so there’s plenty of room to spare. While all three cars have air-con vents at the back, the one in the 3 Series has climate control. This allows Julian’s passengers to adjust the temperature to their liking.   Which is quite a big deal, because this is the 318i – the introductory variant to the 3 Series here in Singapore.   And with it comes a slew of standard features for Julian to enjoy. From BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant, which recognises voice commands, and a Reversing Assistant that takes control of the steering to trace the last 50 metres travelled, to the Digital Key, enabling Julian to set up his car key on a compatible iPhone and share it with up to five friends. Not to forget wireless features comprising charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - the whole nine yards.   And when you want to have some fun behind the wheel, that taut and agile chassis we’ve all known the 3 Series offers is still there. Does the complete package exist? Julian sure thinks so!   Easy as One, Two, Three   As you can see, the 1 Series, 2 Series and 3 Series are perfect choices for us in the Editorial team. All three cars are comprehensively packed with the latest features and equipment, comfortable to ride in and practical for couples or families.   But more importantly, when it comes to dynamic driving abilities, you can bet these BMWs will put a smile on your face, every single time. What more can you ask for in a car that can proficiently serve as a means of transport and deliver spirited driving in spades?   Choosing your first BMW? It is easier than you think.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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Deeq

Entitled pedestrian forces cars to stop for him while he jaywalks

An entitled jaywalker was caught "using the Force" to make cars stop for him as he crossed a traffic junction while the traffic lights were red.    The short video showed a camcar driver attempting to turn right at Wellington Circle when the light was green, only to suddenly stop short when the driver noticed a man jaywalking across the road. As if stopping the car was not enough for him, the man had his arm stretched out to signal for other vehicles to stop for him as well. Very similar to using the Force (Star Wars reference). According to the driver, he felt that it was not wise of the jaywalker to risk his life as not all drivers might be paying attention while making a turn. Jaywalking is a chargeable offence. First-time offenders will be issued a fine of $50 while repeat offenders will be issued a fine of up to $1,000- and 3-months jail!  Netizens' reactions Some of the comments make for very good captions. Pedestrians should be considerate and avoid jaywalking to prevent accidents from happening. Saving a few seconds of your time is not worth risking your life.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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Suspected drunkard kicks driver's vehicle for nothing 🤷🏼‍♂️🤨

The driver was driving along Geylang Lorong 17 on Saturday night (June 26). He stopped at a crossing to let pedestrians cross the road when a middle-aged man suddenly walked up to his vehicle and gave it a hard kick. In the video, the man can be heard engaging in a confrontation with the driver after kicking the vehicle. The driver even reverses the car to ask the man 'what the problem was'. According to the driver, he had no relations with the man and that there was nothing before the incident that could have explained the unprovoked attack. Drunk or Drugs? Suspecting that he was either drunk or on drugs, the driver wanted to call the police on the spot, but he was faced with taunts from the man, who claimed that the police knew 'who he was'. Towards the end of the video, as the driver can be heard angrily complaining to his passenger about the incident.  Although he could not find the culprit afterwards, the driver stated that he has already made a police report regarding the incident and alerted other drivers who frequent the area as well. Netizens' reactions Many netizens managed to joke about the situation, with some encouraging the driver to leave the 'crazy' or 'drunk' man alone to prevent a bigger accident in the future.  This is a pretty bizarre incident.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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Reckless Audi A4 driver hits FoodPanda rider

An Audi A4 was seen recklessly cutting 2 lanes along Upper Bukit Timah Road on Wednesday (June 23), which resulted in the vehicle hitting a FoodPanda rider.  According to the video, the black Audi A4 was cruising on the right of the camcar when it suddenly swerved towards the left, almost hitting a white Toyota van in the middle of the road.  Upon collision, the FoodPanda rider and his motorcycle flew for a short distance before landing in front of a petrol station.  It has been speculated by the video's description that the driver of the Audi A4 might have wanted to turn left but failed to form up in time, which resulted in the sudden swerve towards the left.  Netizens' reactions Many netizens were upset with the reckless driving behaviour of the Audi A4, which could have prevented the accident if the driver had properly planned his route and was more aware of his surroundings. While we are unsure of the FoodPanda rider's condition at the moment, we wish him a speedy recovery and hope that all drivers will pay more attention when they're on the roads.    --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

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Good Samaritan saves petrol attendant from a scheming S.O.B customer 👿👿👿

Ladies & Gentleman, I would like to have your attention for a minute. As I was surfing the net to look out for newsworthy content (actually, I am looking out for goondu blueSG drivers) to share with everyone, I happened to chance upon the 'crook of the century' bullying a petrol attendant by insisting that he only asked to pump $15 worth of petrol instead of a full tank. Fortunately, Kelvin the Samaritan, who shared this piece of news on social media after, decided to help the petrol uncle attendant out. Here's the recap of the post. Kelvin the Samaritan paid for the petrol. I do not have much information about what had happened, but here's what I think went down:   Be gracious toward others. We don't really have a lot of information about the driver of the Toyota Altis, but what I have always been taught is to be gracious toward others. Your car will use the petrol inside the tank at the end of the day, so even if the petrol attendant pumped wrongly, you will still get to use it. If you think of it in another way, the petrol attendant also helped you to save more time going to the petrol kiosk later!  $15 petrol I just went to fuelkaki to check on our fuel price, Ron 95 is priced at $2.41 the cheapest. At max he can only have 6.5L of petrol, Let's say the Toyota Altis can have a fuel economy of 12km/L. So roughly after travelling 74km, he will go back and "full-teen" another petrol already. Please arh. Stop arh. Beat your backside then you know. Kudos to Kelvin And a huge shoutout to Kelvin who helped the petrol attendant in such a situation. You deserve a cup of coffee from us! If you see this, look for Uncle Koba.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!  

kobayashiGT

kobayashiGT

Honda Civic collides into Hyundai Tucson after performing discretionary right turn at Yishun

A discretionary right turn goes wrong and ends up in a collision at Yishun Avenue 2. The incident occurred yesterday (June 22) when a white Honda Civic attempted to perform a discretionary right turn at a junction and collided with a black Hyundai Tucson. The video also showed another van swerving around the Honda Civic after the crash to avoid hitting it again. A pedestrian was also seen lying on the ground at the end of the video. However, it was not specified if the black Hyundai Tucson had hit the pedestrian. A discretionary right turn refers to a junction allowing for motorists to make a right turn as long as there is a suitable gap in oncoming traffic. The driver is allowed to decide when to turn right when he or she feels that it is safe to do so without the need for a green arrow. This is not the first time that a vehicle performing a discretionary right turn ends up in a serious traffic accident. In 2018, two high-profile traffic incidents involving vehicles attempting to perform discretionary right turns resulted in the deaths of two people. According to Channel News Asia, the Land Transport Authority announced plans to phase out discretionary right turns in Singapore following the two fatal accidents. By 2023, more than 1,200 junctions will have red-amber-green turning arrows. While the importance of discretionary right turns has been a popular debate topic, it goes without saying that drivers should take extra precaution when performing such manoeuvers.   --- Thinking of selling your car? sgCarMart Quotz guarantees the highest selling price for your car. We’ll even give you $100 cash if you find a better offer elsewhere! Get a free quote to find out how much your car is worth today!

unicornfloof

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Injured cyclist's ghostly cries wakes up neighbourhood at 4 in the morning

On Saturday (June 19), at around 4:17 a.m., a cyclist had gotten into an accident at Yio Chu Kang Link. His high-pitched wails could be heard throughout the entire neighbourhood. According to the person who had recorded the incident, the cyclist was first seen wailing by the roadside and clutching his leg in pain. A few minutes later, the wailing stopped and the cyclist was seen scolding the driver of a white car. Thinking that the cyclist had lost his leg or broke a bone, the man called for an ambulance while filming. When the paramedics arrived, he was relieved to see that the cyclist was able to stand on his own.  However, this led to more confusion as he was unsure of what the cyclist was crying over.  Netizens' reactions Once the video was posted, netizens quickly commented on the cyclist's ghostly cries, with some speculating that he could have been crying over the damage done to his bicycle.  TBH, it would be pretty scary to hear those cries at 4 in the morning. While the extent of the cyclist's injuries is still unknown, we hope that everything is alright and we wish him a speedy recovery!

unicornfloof

unicornfloof

Female cyclist hits uncle and leaves him lying in a pool of his own blood

A heartbreaking post was posted on Facebook about an incident that had happened yesterday (June 16) along Yuan Ching Road.  According to the post, a female cyclist had hit a 68-year-old uncle as he was walking to his hawker stall and left him lying in a pool of his own blood. Passers-by noted that the cyclist was using her handphone prior to the incident and did not have proper lights on her bicycle. The man's daughter wrote a statement regarding the incident, stating that her father had hit his head and fainted upon the impact. He was then promptly sent to the hospital, where his injuries had shown that the impact was huge due to the fast speed of the bicycle.  Continuing her statement, she urged all cyclists to ride at a safe speed along pedestrian walkways and to install lights to alert senior citizens and other pedestrians of their presence.  She ended her statement with a plea for more cycling paths around the area as there are many senior citizens living in the estate. Netizens' reactions Many netizens expressed their well wishes for the uncle in the comments, with some reprimanding the cyclist for not helping an injured senior citizen.  We wish the uncle a speedy recovery too and hope that the cyclist would be brought to justice soon. 

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unicornfloof

Tyres are crucial to your safety, get them replaced by the professionals you trust

Think you need a new set of tyres? Just leave it to the professionals at Borneo Motors and Champion Motors to sort it out - you deserve to drive with peace of mind. Text and photos by Goh Zhi Xuan You’ve probably heard and read about this a dozen times, but I’ll reiterate, tyres are the most important part on any wheeled vehicle. Think about it, they are the only point of contact between your car and the road. The tyres are the ones doing the heavy lifting to keep you safe and sound while driving down the roads, and that’s why you would want the best when it comes to them.   If you are driving a Lexus, Toyota or Suzuki, here’s some great news. You won’t have much to worry about the tyres on your cars, Borneo Motors (BMS) and Champion Motors (CMS) now offer the most comprehensive tyre protection programme in the industry - Total Tyre Shield. Strict quality control that you can trust There are no better people than the skilled technicians at your Authorised Distributor (AD) to entrust the important job of maintaining your car. Needless to say, when it comes to something as important as tyres, you’ll do well with the same trusted bunch. Trained and certified by the respective manufacturers, experts at your AD would have the intrinsic knowledge on every nook and cranny, and knows just how to keep your car running perfectly and safely. When you entrust your car to the AD you can be sure that only the adequate size and type of tyre for your car will be recommended, ensuring a safe and fuss-free driving experience. With the strict quality control in place as well as the knowledge on proper storage of tyres, you wouldn’t have to worry about the condition of the tyres that you are getting – with BMS and CMS, quality is assured. Exceptional value It’s not just quality that you’ll get, Borneo Motors and Champion Motors are determined to offer the best value to its customers as well. There’s really no need to shop around for tyres when you can get such a great deal with the AD. If you have a preferred brand, you’ll be glad to know that there are several brands of tyres for you to choose from. BMS and CMS works directly with the distributors of the tyre brands, not only does this open up a range of tyres to best fit your needs, it also enables them to minimise your tyre costs.  And the cost savings is clear to see - tyres for Toyota and Suzuki cars begin at just $96 per piece. Meanwhile, drivers of Lexus cars can get their new tyres from as low as $160. The best part of getting your new tyres from BMS or CMS, is the Total Tyre Shield programme that you’ll automatically get to enjoy when you purchase a fresh set of tyre from them. Total Tyre Shield allows you to drive with peace of mind What is Total Tyre Shield? Well, think of it as an insurance plan for your tyres. Total Tyre Shield offers unlimited coverage on three important services to ensure the longevity of a set of tyres - puncture repair, rotation and wheel balancing, when you purchase a fresh set of tyres. Encountering punctures on your tyres can be a frustrating experience. If you were to leave it be, and drive on low tyre pressure unknowingly, you will risk damaging your tyres and may even endanger your own life should the tyre fail catastrophically. That is why you should get punctures repaired as soon as possible. While tyres are expected to last between 40,000km and 50,000km, or an average lifetime of three years in normal circumstances, this is only achievable with routine tyre rotation, each time you service your car, to ensure even tyre wear. Do not slight the importance of wheel balancing. An unbalanced wheel can result in many problems, it can result in steering vibration, affecting the handling of your car, it can also cause uneven tyre wear, once again shortening the lifespan of your tyres. When you purchase a fresh set of tyres for your Lexus, Toyota or Suzuki from Borneo Motors or Champion Motors, you won’t have to worry about paying for the maintenance of your car’s tyres - everything you need to stay safe on the road is included with your tyre purchase.   Tyres are important, don’t wait any longer. Contact BMS or CMS today to make an appointment for a set of fresh tyres!      

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