1993 Proton Wira Review from Malaysia

1993 Proton Wira XLi 1.8 petrol

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired18 kilometres
Most recent distance52000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Avoid Proton

Faults:

The left-hand side (passenger front) power windows failed, had it repaired at the Proton Service Center. They gave me a warranty of 30 days. On the 40th day, it went on the blink again. They refused to replace it. I used the windows like 4 times only. Really shoddy quality motor. I sold it really cheap because there was a crack on the chassis where the engine was mounted. I had not lent the car to anyone or had it been involved in any accident. Just used it for driving the kids to and fro school, regular shopping runs. Took it to the factory and they told me it was going to be a very costly repair (had to remove engine, etc.) and they won't warranty it at all. The seat base is made on coconut husk fillings and "sank in" over the years. The tail lamps were constantly filled with water (from rain). The seals were bad.

General Comments:

Just bad quality car, made from bad quality source assembly components.

No choice because other car makes carried very high import duties.

The newer models are not any better, from what I hear. Always besieged with irritating minor problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th March, 2003

Average review marks: 4.3 / 10, based on 1 review