2007 Proton Satria Neo GXR 1.6


No dealer support, crap and cheap


Where do I start...

Fuel pump changed twice.

Fuel injector rail failed.

Airbag clock spring gone.

Water pump seal.

Front suspension too low, noises as well.

Reverse sensor failed twice. Still doesn't work properly.

Alarm doesn't work sometimes, have to use the key to lock it (not the battery).

MP3 player skips.

Overheated twice, radiator hose blew off.

All four speakers failed.

General Comments:

Well I have really taken care of this car since new, but a lot of things did go wrong with the fuel delivery system, even though we always used 95-98 octane.

I have changed the oil every 3000km or 3 months since new. The engine appears in good nick and very clean. Doesn't lose any oil.

Gearbox serviced every two years, and timing belt + idler + water pump changed at the 5 year mark.

The problem with this car in Australia is dealer support and finding parts. Proton does not belong in Australia. Maybe they're good for Asia or something; it's ridiculous. It took 2 years to get a recall fixed in Sydney Australia, and only Dale Ford was able to do it for Proton. They keep closing and opening dealerships, but nothing is certain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th February, 2014