1997 Proton Wira Reviews from Malaysia

1997 Proton Wira GL 1.5

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance30000 kilometres

Summary:

An average car, will only worth with taxes for imported cars

Faults:

1. both power windows broke down after 2 years.

2. front passager, centre and driver's air-cond vent broke off.

3. rubber of the back seat door fell off in the first year.

4. front right side signal light fell off recently.

5. a lot of wind noise when driving above 100km/h.

General Comments:

The Wira is a reliable car, not for the one who seek for fun or performance, it is a good car for everyday use.

Maintainace is cheap, fuel consumption is average.

The main problem for Wira is quality, there is no problem for the engine since it is from Mitsubishi.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th December, 2005

1997 Proton Wira 1.5A 1.5

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres

Summary:

This manufacturer will die in an open market

Faults:

Window had to be repaired.

Dealers / service centres are a rip-off.

Uneven suspension.

Strange noises.

Very poor acceleration.

General Comments:

With high tariffs imposed on foreign cars, we have to make do with expensive substandard cars.

Plus point: Easy and cheap spare parts. Probably sourced from stolen cars!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th June, 2003

Average review marks: 5.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews