Proton Gen-2 Reviews from Egypt - Page 2 of 2

2007 Proton Gen-2 1.6 Cam Pro

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Cam Pro Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance4500 kilometres
Previous carAudi 80


A really powerful car


The air condition is not really working well.. I hear the compressor go on for 5 seconds only, and then go off, and then on for 5 seconds only and so on.... is it normal? Does anyone have the the same problem ?

This is only a problem with my car? .. Please, I need the help of someone who has a Gen 2.

General Comments:

Everything is nice. It has a really good engine and I don't feel it is so loud. I like driving it!

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

Review Date: 13th April, 2007

28th May 2007, 23:38

Hi there... Of course its not normal for your compressor to behave that way, sorry if you like this car you will hate it because of the service center, always no spare parts, not enough engineers and workers, they don't listen to your problem and they just do the routine check up only.

I am from Egypt and I hated this car for two reasons, because its very problematic and because of the service center...

I have a friend who has a Hyundai Matrix and deals with Ghabbour service center, he is very happy with his non - problematic car and he is happy also with a wonderful service center...

2006 Proton Gen-2 1.6 gasoline

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired15 kilometres
Most recent distance30000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 504


Buy yourself a bicycle instead!!!


What didn't go wrong?!!!

1 - The two front side windows fell off their place.

2 - The power window electronic board is not working.

3 - The parking brake broke loose two times.

4 - There was a huge problems in the front suspensions and they had to change the front shock absorbers in the service center.

5 - Engine check light went on several times and I had to change the oxygen sensor.

6 - The brakes though ABS, are very very bad and of very low performance.

And many many other problems, the list would go on very long.

General Comments:

At first I was impressed of its sporty appearance, In other words, FOOLED by its appearance, a lot of problems in no time, the engine performance is very low and it is very sluggish, and it produces a lot of noise. I don't believe it is 110 HP as the company says.

The suspension is really a pain.

The service center has no spare parts and always postpone any repairs due to the lack of spare parts.

The interior quality is very poor and the cabin is not comfortable at all. For heavens sake don't throw away your money buying a piece of junk!!!

Sure the resale of this car would be a disaster... (A good advice : try a HYUNDAI MATRIX)!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th February, 2007

5th Aug 2007, 19:21

Regarding the lack of power... this is due to the characteristic of campro engine (similar to Alfa's) which is high-rev. Max torque and bhp are at 4000 rpm. So if you want to have fun with this car... you should go full throttle... then you'll feel the engine coming to life. However, be prepared to refill you tanks after some time.

2007 Proton Gen-2 1.6

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 kilometres
Previous carDaewoo Lanos


I adore this car, please improve QC to be excellent


No essential problems.

All problems were minor like centre lock, check light appear twice.

General Comments:

It's a good car compared with its price,and if they improved the quality, it will be perfect car.

Really I love this car very much because of the excellent shape, red lights interior, more options, nice body, perfect handling and riding; you can take any corner at any speed. I always drive it at 170 km/h. Perfect stability with straight roads or not.

And if I had any problems, I didn't hate this car, because I bought a cheap car with more options, and it's Malaysian made, and I respect Malaysian made because they want to improve their products year after year.


Oh, I forgot the fuel consumption is too high, especially in automatic cars 1.6 L (like me) :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2007

9th Apr 2007, 08:59

HI ya shabab.

I got mine among the 1st patch of Gen2's arrived to Egypt, its very nice with many gr8 options, but I need to cool it more, do you know someone has its accessories other than the service center.

12th Apr 2007, 01:30

Hello All.

These days Iam thinking to buy a new car, I considered Gen-2 (1.6/FO/AT) in my list. But some have told me it has problems in the resell as it is not too popular in Egypt. Also I have no info of how well its automatic transmission is operating; and I know nothing about the availability and price of its spare parts in Cairo, Egypt. So if you own this car let me know about its running costs which include, but not limited to: fuel consumption, fixing and repairing costs, and spare parts availability and costs.

Best regards,

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 5 reviews