See the car below? That’s my dear car which I bought with my hard earned money. It was worth RM43,000 when I bought it.
I got it because it was a sedan, and it was cheap. I gave Proton the benefit of the doubt, and still purchased them despite of their ‘poor record’ when it comes to their cars.
After four years, here’s what I have done to ensure the car moves with grace on the road:
- Replaced the aircond dial
- Replaced the head gasket
- General servicing every 5,000 km
- Replaced the rear brakes
- Changed one tyre
- Replaced the power windows
The fact is my SAGA has gone quite a distance with Mukah being the furthest. It also moves out daily and takes me around town with ease. Fuel consumption is at RM200 monthly with a drive around Kuching, and a trip down to Mukah will require twice refuelling with some extra fuel to move around Mukah and Kuching. There was little problems when driving my SAGA around.
All the repairs I have made seem necessary and is part of owning a car. In fact, the car did save my life a few times, thanks to it’s amazing handling system.
Unfortunately, when the incident below happened, I was really annoyed.
Of all the incidents, this is one which I felt shouldn’t happen simply because I felt a car handle should last a little over 10 years, and not four years as what my car is experiencing.
As for Proton, well… I’m sure the Preve is a good car, but there’s no way I’m buying an original Proton again. The only Proton I’d buy is a re-badged proton, such as the Inspira, which is actually a Lancer in disguise.
I know right? huu…
Well on the bright side, Proton is a reliable car so far, engine-wise. It brought you all the way to Mukah and back and no harm done, right? Maybe next time you cud test it on a longer journey, say… KK? Next stop… singgah di HONDA! :p
I think I probably will..
but a HONDA has always been on my mind. Just that, I like the price of a Proton =)
Inspira? Cool…there might be another re-badge car bro. Bayar habis dulu your Saga. I’m enjoying 2 year loan free for my Myvi (habis bayar). I am thinking of a new car. What car should i buy bro?
My SAGA is all paid already bro. I took a short loan so that the bank don’t untung ( i literally said that to the bank).
Inspira may not be there anymore when I want to be a car, but yes, if it’s a proton, im going for a re-badge car.
As for your car options, I fancy a Toyota Camry, Honda Civic and Honda City =)
If that’s not it, I’d like the Perodua Alza. Heard they are better in terms of quality.
thinking of this car, but now need to rethink!