Proton Putra Review from Australia and New Zealand

1997 Proton Putra

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired0 miles

Summary:

A complete waste of time

Faults:

This car is a joke. It is weaker than the Perdana, but more expensive than the Waja. The Waja will take its place in the market.

It is meant to be a sport car, but it looks like two different Mitsubishi models sandwiched into one.

The 2 door design is meant to give it a sporty look, but its engine is lack of power.

No airbag too.

General Comments:

This car was designed to be a sport coupe, but it looks just like the Wira except the rear looks like a Lancer.

A complete waste of time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th September, 2002

23rd Dec 2002, 04:41

For your info, the proton putra is actually known as the Mitsubishi Mirage Asti. Only the front portion of the car had been changed i. e Front fenders, bonnet, bumper, head light and signal lamp.

3rd Jan 2003, 12:34

Little do you critics know the Proton Putra/M21 coupe has got the same engine as seen in the Proton Satria GTI. The coupe has the lancer rear end and lancer front quarter panels. Proton only came up with the design of the grille and bonnet, let that be food for thought. Its not a complete waste of time for the extras of rear 4 wheel discs equiped with ABS. drivers airbag, recaros, and electric mirrors and windows not to mention central locking makes it worth while to own. Its better than its previous form of the cc lancer stock! Really the GTI is a waste of time your paying double the amount and your getting the same car, but hatch, big deal! The GTI lotus handling is bull for if measured the suspension is just lowered with hardened springs part numbers on shocks are the same as the Putra.