Back From Thailand – Airtrek Club Roadtrip To Hat Yai

Just a quick update, still pretty tired from the drive there and the drive back. Was a great weekend though, plenty of awesome food, did some shopping and got to test out the car properly.

Will do more updates on Project Airtrek soon, my only observation right now though is my car HATES RON95 petrol…I had to pump it once because we were in a rural area and there was no choice..and wow does it complain.

Anyway seem to have solved most of the problems the 1000km trip over the weekend was sweet! More on that later.

Couple of pics to get things started. There was 8 cars in total, we met at 12.30am Friday night at Sg. Buloh rest stop, this pic is when we reached the duty free shops just before the Thai border.

Mitsubishi Airtrek Club - Malaysia

This was the hotel we stayed in, B.P Grand Tower Hotel. Good job it was nice as most of us slept until dinner time after driving all night.

B.P Grand Tower Hotel

A picture from the trip back before we left Thailand, on the way from Hat Yai back to the Malaysian border.

Convoy Back

There were only 5 cars on the way back as 3 stayed another day and left on Monday afternoon. Could have used another day there for more shopping and some massages!

Will post a full report soon.

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11 Responses to Back From Thailand – Airtrek Club Roadtrip To Hat Yai

  1. KY November 3, 2009 at 11:35 am #

    i think it might be wise to keep a bottle or octane booster for those long trips

  2. ShaolinTiger November 3, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    KY: Yah or if it’s a really long trip (we’re thinking of Koh Samui next year) I can tune the car down to RON95 before we leave. I’ll lose some performance but at least it won’t knock.

  3. Mark Leo November 3, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    Wah so fast join club and adding in 1000km. I didn’t know that RON95 will have that much of an effect. No wonder my friend who drives the Lancer says that he also doesn’t fill with Ron 95.

  4. Bryan Lim November 4, 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    Driving 2009 Honda City and this car HATES Ron 95 too. Ron 97 makes a really big difference on performance man.

  5. John November 5, 2009 at 6:33 am #

    I have been also a graet enthusiast of this line of mitsubishis. The moment you step on the pedal you feel fantastic:)

  6. Huai Bin November 5, 2009 at 11:28 am #

    1,000 km is quite a hardcore drive. I’ll like to try that over here, the highways are a bit better. 1k is tough on Sarawak roads. Hat Yai sounds pretty close eh? 🙂

  7. ShaolinTiger November 6, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    Mark Leo: Yah what to do, need to test it out mah haha. Yah RON95 gave some very undesirable results.

    Bryan Lim: Yah can really feel the effect in some cars.

    John: Haha yah, nothing like pure torque to get the blood flowing.

    Huai Bin: It’s not that bad, especially if you’re there for 3-4 days. Ours was a bit too hardcore, Friday night drive there Sunday afternoon drive back. Not enough time to chill and have some massage.

  8. CraSH November 7, 2009 at 6:12 am #

    1000km in 2-3 days isn’t bad, but it depends on road conditions and where you are at. i belief driving in thailand would be tougher since you need to be alert because you are not familiar with the surroundings.
    i driven over 700 miles in 2 days, but the highways are smooth and easy so it makes it much easier.

  9. ShaolinTiger November 10, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    CraSH: Yah the roads are pretty decent, it was ok in Thailand actually as we weren’t going that far in – only to Hat Yai and there wasn’t that much traffic. The only downside was it rained almost all the way there and all the way back.

  10. Ninie Ahmad December 25, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    Looks like you guys had sooo much fun! I’m very interested to join the next one, mine never got past Singapore (although all the 8 eight driving there took me only 2-hours, I love Airtrek)

    My first step should be, errr, start commenting on I guess.

    Keep me posted?

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