2005 Perodua Kelisa GXi 850 c.c.
Still, the best value for money
Well, I had some funny sounds with the car when I drove it at above 120 km/h and also when I turned the car left or right when I first start driving. I took it to Perodua Balakong and they replaced the drive shafts and wheel bearing ~ no questions asked.
The car is a very affordable budget car ~ well, Perodua is a budget manufacturer. Perodua didn't give me the option to pay extra and have a spoiler; or pay extra and have a CD player with a radio; or pay extra and get power windows or pay extra and get a rear windscreen wiper.
So I had to get the spoiler, power window (driver's side only) and rear windscreen wiper installed outside. Perodua should really allow customers to have more choice with accessories.
Instead, they decided what accessories we need by building their Limited Editions, Special Editions and Imago models. You should really allow your customers to have more freedom to customise their cars.
I had to get an airhorn as the tiny beep that came with the car isn't very audible on the highways.
As for performance, my 850 c.c. Kelisa can go 152 km/h when I put Shell V-Power and fuel additive. Now I use Petronas Primax 3 as it consistently gives me 10 km/RM; with Esso Synergy I used to get between 8.9 km/RM and 9.9 km/RM.
I really wish Perodua would make a two-door cabriolet version of the Kelisa; then I needn't get the Brabus Smartcar for two or BMW Mini Cooper...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th August, 2006