Hello there mister, I appreciate your comments on the 'lousy Kancil' but please be practical and rasional. The point here is, if you can't afford to buy a more expensive car, please shut up and drive your faithful kancil or you can take our public transport or you can even walk.
Everybody is entitled to their opinion. I believe he has a very true insight. We are paying a fortune for cars in Malaysia, while at the same time getting poor quality products. RM$ 28,000 for a low end car is a tremendous fortune especially for an average income earner. If nobody voice out about this we all might be driving kancils one day or utilising the public transport.
There is no way to get a local made car with RM15000 - 17000 since they dun have their own engine. So, the cost per car already increase, if they invent their own engine and produce in Malaysia then our low cost car can be made within RM15000 - RM25000 else it is impossible to get such low price. Anyway, local made car should focus on their quality to increase local people's confidence against local made car otherwise it is no blame we support imported car. They should rethink whats the problems and whats our needs and wants.
I suggest fitting the Kancil with a Yamaha or Honda motorbike engine in order to reduce the price, so most of the low income groups of people will be able to own one. Compared to a motorbike, it is much safer.
When it is pouring with rain, petrol prices sky rocketing and I have my week's shopping to take home, not forgetting the kids got to be picked up from school.
All these on my husband's meagre labourer's salary. Give me a Kancil and you can keep your motorbikes and buses.
In the UK the Kancil was called the Nippa (Kancil is too similar to the English word cancel) and only came with the 850cc engine. Our Nippa 850EX was fabulously reliable and well made-maybe not the most expensive materials were used, but it appeared to be well put together and it never failed us. We were so impressed, we then bought a Kelisa GXi, and now a Myvi SXi (see both reports from 4th May, and comments since).
Are we the only people in the UK to have owned three Peroduas?!
I'm not here to comment anything.i;m thinking of buying a car. Proton Kancil is the first one I think of. As many people mention, the fuel is increasing, this increase many people interest in buying it. Now got even NGV can be fixed to our car in order to lower down our burden. i hope to get some comment whether it is suitable to fix it to proton kancil 850EX.
Hello everyone! It's my first time to leave a comment here. I have read a lot of comments and I have seen comments of people trying to show off. Well here we go with the commentaries.
The Perodua Kancil is a rebadged Daihatsu Mira for Malaysian production. The Daihatsu Mira has been proven and tested to be one of the toughest KEI cars in japan. I said "TOUGH" not comfortable. Tough would mean it can survive rough use, rough roads and besides the engine is Japanese made. Japanese people are known to be very strict regarding the durability of their engines. So I think it's a good car but of course its really designed and made to be cheap so you can't really expect it to be better than a RENAULT. Only a moron will compare this car to a more expensive car. Of course you have to take into consideration the size of the car, leg room is really small, so tall people should avoid buying this car... driving ergonomics is really not that good if you compare it with bigger cars especially the expensive ones. It has a very small engine, speed freaks and racing aficionados would die of boredome if they drive this small car. Its interior is basically cheap that is where the price cut off is based so don't compare the interiors with a BMW, Benz, Renault etc etc.
But if you want a cheap and practical car that is very reliable and very economical, well the Perodua Kancil (Daihatsu Mira) is the car for you.
It's reasonably good car! Low Fuel consumption & low maintenance! Just drive carefully...!! No regret. I have 3 cars.. kancil is one of them!
I have been using the car for 3 years now. I am the second buyer, the first one used it for about a year and the meter read 45090 km the first time I drove it. Yes there are parts I replaced during the time I used it, but it's mainly due to worn out parts, not defective parts.
The main thing that can be said about this car is the engine is very very reliable and economical, both in servicing and fuel consumption.
This car is mainly for budget concerned people only, a luxurious car this is not.
The Perodua Kancil, generally is a car with low fuel consumption. Of course, low fuel consumption means low speed as well.
If you are looking for "transport" and not a "sports car", then it's worth buying.
However, I strongly suggest that you wear a helmet when you're driving in it. Serious accidents which involve the Perodua Kancil always relate to - Death.