2007 Perodua Myvi Reviews from Malaysia

2007 Perodua Myvi SXi 1.3 DVVT

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.3 DVVT Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired18 kilometres
Most recent distance43600 kilometres
Previous carMazda Astina

Summary:

Highly recommended car

Faults:

Nothing major:

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.

General Comments:

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.

2007 Perodua Myvi SE 1.3

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles

Summary:

Moderate

Faults:

The moment it rolled out of the dealer, the tyre ball bearing gave issues; had to be replaced with a hefty cost.

However poor service from dealer led me to look elsewhere.

General Comments:

This is car is not all that bad, interior space is good, ride comfort is good, cruising speed is good, and it's a Daihatsu / Toyota engine, so it's reliable too.

Bad-poor build quality, cheap plastics, no solid reassurance, engine mounted to a horrible gear system, speed pick up is lame.

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

Review Date: 25th August, 2010

30th Aug 2010, 17:42

Safety is very, very poor on the Malaysian made Myvi/Kelisa.

31st Aug 2010, 10:40

Kelisa, maybe - it is a very old Daihatsu design, before crash protection was of prime importance.

The more contemporary Myvi, however shares the same body as the Daihatsu Sirion, with a 4*NCAP rating.

2007 Perodua Myvi EZi 1.3 petrol

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres
Previous carProton Wira

Summary:

Great fun in driving

Faults:

So far everything is fine.. I would recommend this car to anyone who is planning to buy this car. In fact, the top selling car in Malaysia is MYVI (in year 2008 & 2009).

Disadvantage with MYVI:

1. Bouncy on uneven roads - due to short wheel base car.

2. Small boot space - not advisable even for a small family, but can be a good second car for the family.

My comment;

Other than that, it is far much better from my previous car (Proton Wira 1.3 manual). I could feel a huge difference in engine performance and fuel consumption.

Really worth it for the price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2009

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews