2008 Proton Savvy Lite 1.2

Summary:

Great ride and handling for the money

Faults:

Overall good.

Sometime difficult to start from the first crank, but on the next crank it started.

General Comments:

Great handling; can easily cover corners and bends faster than rival products, especially compared to the MYVi.

Comfortable and pliant ride. Not a single complain from any passenger so far. (A lot better ride than any MYVi will ever be).

Responsive engine, but out of breath after 5000 rpm.

Gearing ratio is good for enthusiastic driving.

Great fuel economy around town and driving at legal speeds.

However, fuel economy is just average if driving faster than 120kmh on highway.

Dashboard layout is practical to use and driving position is spot on. (I am 177cm tall).

Interior plastic need to be a lot better if Proton wants to compete with the big boys. (Hard edge plastic and not so good fit and finish.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2009

11th Feb 2011, 00:26

I agree with you about the driving and road holding quality.

I have used an AMT for 6 years now - love driving it.

But I can't say the same for the cost of maintaining it - like maintaining a luxury compact.

Transmission finally gave way two days ago after 2 years, showing the common symptoms of going neutral for no reason at all while driving. Cost of replacement - RM 5-figures - 10% of the cost of the car - CRAZY.

It's a great car - but Proton (previous leadership) were not ready for it - lack of expertise, spare-part availability.

The Savvy was supposed to be a lower income car - but maintaining it is luxury we cannot afford.

Good luck to you!

2007 Proton Savvy Lite 1.2

Summary:

Great handling car and best value

Faults:

Pedal light switch got off from its place. I sent it to the dealer and it's rectified immediately. The car is perfect, nothing gone wrong other than that so far.

General Comments:

The car handling is superb! I bought this car because I drove my friend's savvy and that's how I fell in love with this car. I straight away trade my old car with savvy. I never regret my decision buying this car. The fuel consumption is very economical. You could travel 450++km with only 26 litre.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2007

13th Jan 2008, 08:52

The Proton Savvy reliable and comfortable, petrol consumption much better than Perodua MyVi. Certify by (TUV) and (Sirim). The body hardness and interior material is very good grade.

24th Apr 2008, 11:10

Last week me and my Wife just doing test drive off Proton Savvy AMT. During the test drive we pass medium flood because no more choice, the water high is 1 tire of 14" rim.

Fantastic the car easy crossed the flood without any issue. The higher car's watching what we do, the Savvy pass through the flood, its said the Savvy is Street Opener, salute for Proton Savvy.

After arrived at Proton Showroom at Jakarta, Slipi; we directly book 1 Proton Savvy.

Andy, Indonesia (pprs_mpr@yahoo.com)

28th Apr 2008, 01:14

I am proud when heard a comment from Indonesia about Proton Savvy.

It is a good car. A complete with bodykit looks much aggressive.

5th Jul 2009, 04:55

My 2006 Savvy already done 45,000 kms.. No problem so far. Great little car with superb handling. It is really small car, but with continental (read Renault) driving experience.

I am sure it will give me more kms, hassle free.

2006 Proton Savvy AMT- R3 1.2

Summary:

Excellent small car

Faults:

No major problem.

AMT gearbox signal blink (odometer reading 250km). Sent for 1st 1000km free service. Proton has rectified by erasing the error code. Now no problem at all.

General Comments:

This car is equipped with an R3 Zero Body Kit. Looks much better. Spacious cabin. Good handling. Sensitive steering. Comfortable seats for me.

A Renault Clio, Twingo engine suits the 950kg+/- Savvy Body. Drive by wire gives better response. The engine is eager to rev up to 5000rpm.

When I started to buy this car, the sales man gave me a full explanation about the car. Assisted me from the moment I booked the car until now. Good after sales service. Until he made an appointment for me for the 1st service. Technical staff explained to me about any technical things, and how to take care of it

Heard about the all new 3 door Satria model, but now the 5 door is my choice for a small family. Save petrol for city driving.

Well done Proton. Hope it is a turning point for Proton.

I buy Proton because of the chassis, well known Renault Clio, Twingo engine, TUV approved, and the power to weight ratio is good enough for a small car.

(Comment from: Old Timer car enthusiast and former racer at Batu Tiga Racing Circuit).

PS: Heard the standard Savvy 1.2MT beats a fully modified Perodua Myvi with roll cage in the 1.3 category.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2006

4th Jun 2006, 19:55

Overseas specs has 2 airbags, ABS and back up braking system.

Agree, with the reasonable price, the feeling of cheap interior plastic quality should be overcome easily.Anyway, to make it look good, install full interior leather will do some tricks.

30th Jul 2006, 21:54

Does the AMT justify the extra money spent over the manual?

2005 Proton Savvy 1.2

Summary:

Economical car

Faults:

Not at the moment. Still new. Awaiting other comments about this car.

General Comments:

Semi Automatic transmission is really fun for this car.

TUV approved. Savvy is the only Malaysian car with this approval.

Lotus handling.

R3 concept is really nice. With engine power up to 100bhp for a 1.2 litre small car.

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

Review Date: 16th December, 2005

16th Feb 2006, 00:24

For a small car, it has good ride and handling, soak all bumps. Love it.

29th Mar 2006, 22:55

Savvy is scrutinized by TUV to maintained it's quality. Savvy will be my last model to buy if Proton cars still giving problems.

Paddle shift should be more fun apart from gear stick.R3 body-kit with performance part makes Savvy a hot hatch. Rear muffler up 4hp.