1998 Perodua Kembara Review

1998 Perodua Kembara EZ 1.3 EFI from Malaysia

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 EFI Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 kilometres
Most recent distance86000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 240


Good value Malaysian price performance


Shuddering when brakes are applied hard.

Noisy and squeaky and sounds heavy from the rear transmission.

Battery failed.

General Comments:

It is obviously underpowered, but is sufficient for short runs.

The car is very comfortable and spacious for 2 passengers.

Fun and easy to drive.

Road handling is good and is suitable to handle the regular bumps and floods encountered daily.

Comparatively economical to run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2002

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review