Proton Iswara Review from UK and Ireland

1993 Proton Iswara GLS 1.3 multi point injection

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.3 multi point injection Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired42567 miles
Most recent distance61456 miles
Previous carFiat Punto


Cheap, reliable, and surprisingly fast


Nothing just a yearly oil change and a few spark plugs.

General Comments:

The car was quicker than first thought; 120mph on the motorway.

The car inside was a bit dated, but Proton were just making it into the UK market.

The spec was OK; electric front windows, sunroof, cassette player, alloy wheels, and the boot space was good too.

The looks were a great improvement on the previous Saga.

Our local dealer was fantastic.

A great used car bargain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2008

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review