Free CBD Parking, 10 Tricks When Driving To Malaysia & 2022 Skoda Octavia RS mReview | This Week In Cars #25

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This week, we look at where to park in the CBD for free, 10 tips and tricks for those driving to Malaysia and review the Skoda Octavia RS!

In short, if you're looking for a condensed list of our weekly round-up, we have:

  1. Where Can I Park For Free In And Around The CBD?
  2. mReview: 2022 Skoda Octavia RS - Czech It Out
  3. 10 Tips And Tricks When Driving To Malaysia
  4. Driving Assists And How They Work: Part I
  5. The MERCEDES-BENZ EQA is more aerodynamic! | mReview
  6. Motorist Vehicle Price Predictor Launched!

Continue scrolling to read a condensed version of the articles! Otherwise, you can click on the links above to bring you to the respective article or video!

Where Can I Park For Free In And Around The CBD?

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Hopping across the causeway for a cheeky fill up isn’t the only way to save a few extra dollars - you can save even more if you know where to park!

In the land-scarce country we call home, space is, understandably, of a premium. This then has a knock-on effect of making whatever area that we have expensive to use. High lease prices mean building operators, especially those based in the Central Business District (CBD), partially rely on revenue raised from car park fares to cover part of their monthly expenditure.

As part of their bid to vie for precious consumer dollars, several building managements have opted to offer free lunchtime parking, so if you know where to head to for your mid-day meal, you can actually reduce your overall monthly parking expenditure (versus having to pay for lunchtime parking elsewhere!)!

Want to know more? Click here to read on!

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Built on Volkswagen-Audi Group's (VAG) MQB Evo platform, the Octavia RS comes from a storied lineage. It shares many traits with its stablemates, though there are cues that set this car apart.

And no, we didn't make a mistake - this car is simply called the Skoda Octavia RS, and not the 'vRS' as we've been led to believe. The moniker is reserved only for the UK market - everywhere else, it’s just RS...even though the ‘v’ is still there on the badge.

But we’ll gloss over that. Confusing naming aside, that (v)RS badge has become almost a byword for value-for-money performance. Bearing that in mind, just how does the new Skoda Octavia RS stack up against its cousins? (Here's a tl;dr, this car is much of the same.)

Interested in the Skoda Octavia RS? Proceed here!

10 Tips And Tricks When Driving To Malaysia

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Finally! With the land borders now open, you might be itching for a chance to drive into Malaysia in the near future.

Whether it’s to visit friends and family or to explore sights you can’t find in Singapore, it's no secret that travelling to Malaysia was a norm until COVID-19 happened. 

Once the borders are fully open and you can are able to cross into Malaysian soil, there are a few things that you should look out for before exploring. Here are 10 tips and tricks for driving up North.

Want to know more about driving to Malaysia? Read on here!

Driving Assists And How They Work: Part I

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Have you ever wondered what those dashboard or console-mounted buttons labelled ESP or TCS represent? Or perhaps you’re confused by the various icons on said buttons? Fret not, as Motorist is here to explain exactly what they mean!

Cars of today are usually equipped with a plethora of driving assists, regardless of their performance figures or price points. It is safe to say that such technologies are designed with safety (no pun intended) in mind, for both motorists and pedestrians. In our new multi-part series, we’ll go through some of the most commonly-seen driving assist functions.

Proceed here to find out more about driving assists!

The MERCEDES-BENZ EQA is more aerodynamic! | mReview

Introducing the first ever EV from Mercedes-Benz, the EQA. The EQA offers style and practicality with plenty of features to enhance your driving experience. So if you're looking for an EV that has a lot of cool features and one that can make you look cool, give the EQA a try! 

Click here to watch the video!

Motorist Vehicle Price Predictor Launched!

Editors%2 Fimages%2 F1648188849898 1648188849898Have you ever wondered just how much your current vehicle is actually worth? Track its value with Motorist’s Vehicle Price Predictor!

Our aim at Motorist is to simplify vehicle ownership and selling your vehicle is very much part of the ownership process. Used vehicle prices can greatly fluctuate with demand as well as with the current COE prices. As such, it can be difficult to ascertain the best time to actually sell your vehicle.

Proceed here for more information!

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