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.