Proton Saga Review from Australia and New Zealand

1992 Proton Saga GLX 1.5 petrol

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired39520 kilometres
Most recent distance40100 kilometres
Previous carHonda Concerto

Summary:

Good cheap car, but don't think would be too good at higher mileages

Faults:

Nothing, but replaced most things like spark plugs and full service, because it has had one previous owner, and had been sitting for most of its life.

General Comments:

Pretty good car. Am actually happy with it. You can tell it is an old Mitsy with the interior etc, and was built to a price, but quite comfy, not a handler, and not bad amount of power. I do miss my upper end power that my old Honda had.

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

Review Date: 10th March, 2011

11th Aug 2011, 22:07

I am the original reviewer, and have encountered some electrical problems since I purchased the car, such as central locking window jamming down and the other electric one falling down.

I seem to get less mileage per tank each week; the best I have had is 482km on a tank. My old Honda got 55 km plus.

The proton has given some starting issues every now and then. Great fun when I was stopped at a police breath test and failed to start again. Despite taking my car to my mechanic, they cannot find out why it is doing this. Have just had a full service and tune up, so hopefully this may fix it.

I have now accomplished 48200km in the Proton and am not enjoying it. If this vehicle continues to give problems, I will sell it and buy another Honda, cos they are brilliant.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review