2007 Perodua Myvi SXi 1.3 DVVT
Highly recommended car
Cigarette lighter/12V outlet not working since 2008.
Power window's (other than the driver's) motors are weak. Can go down, but struggled to go up. Replacement of power windows motor costs RM350++. My sister "SEALED" 3 power windows as a result.
Wiper changed once.
Battery changed once.
Tyres changed once. Goodyear NCT5.
Alignment balancing needs to be done every 9 months.
This is generally a good car. No other gremlins, other than the above. Engine and gearbox; no issue at all (touch wood). Very fuel economical: 35l of fuel good for 550km max (15.7km/L) and averaged 430km 70% City/30% highway. (12.3km/L).
Car's 100% stock standard as it's a girl owner (my sister). We serviced outside when the 2 year warranty was up, as Perodua authorized service centres are a ripoff (poor after sales service).
GREAT resale value. Retained value: 64% 5 years/ 75% 3 years. Losing out only to Toyota Vios and Mini Cooper S.
OVERALL: Highly recommended car. Headroom and rear legroom are better than the latest 2nd generation Myvi "Lagi Best". Though engine and boot space are almost identical.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st August, 2011
5th Oct 2011, 05:48
As per my 2010 Myvi review, our power windows were slow as the glass sticks to the side rubber guides after a while (may be even more relevant in your hotter climate) ; as stated, spray in/wipe off some furniture polish into the guides occasionally, and this will make the windows work effectively.
It may be wise to also carefully clean your glass and use a rain repellant solution such as Rain-X, which makes the glass more slippery against the horizontal felt rain seal too.
Hope this helps - it worked for us in the UK.