Proton Persona Review from Indonesia

2008 Proton Persona A/T H-line 1.6 gasoline

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 kilometres
Most recent distance24500 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Getz

Summary:

Affordable sedan with a bunch of features

Faults:

Very low rattling noise from somewhere on the dashboard (sometimes).

Suspension (?) is squeaking when braking, maybe something under the car need to be tightened.

Front brake pads has to be replaced at relatively low mileage (20.000 kilos).

General Comments:

I just bought this previously owned set of wheels last month as my family got bigger. I need a car with boot spacious enough to carry the baby stroller and other things (my previous car was a city car with no boot).

For its second hand price (or even the fresh and new price), this car is hard to beat. Four-door sedan, 1.6, DOHC, auto transmission, disc brakes on all wheels, ABS and EBD, dual airbags, immobilizer, etc., lots of features.

Performance is OK, similar (if not better) with my previous car. Superb handling. More affordable spare parts.

Actually, I don't travel a lot. But, for my daily driver, I'm very satisfied with my decision to purchase this gem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2010

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review