Proton Exora Reviews

2009 Proton Exora H LINE 1.6 DOHC from Malaysia

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres

Summary:

Reasonably priced, stylish, well equipped MPV people mover

Faults:

The only thing that comes to my attention is the front spotlights are broken, both within a month of getting the car, no major contact with any hard objects or stones, probably poor quality of plastic covering material.

There is a slight vibration/wind noise?, don't know the location of this problem, intermittently when driving on the highway.

General Comments:

This is my first MPV, always driving saloon cars; got it because my children are grown, and have cousins of theirs staying with us during school holidays.

This is a real people mover; 7-8 people can be comfortably transported. The seats can be folded to suit your needs, not a bench seat suitable for small children only, like in other MPVs and SUVs.

The accessory gadgets are numerous, equivalent to those available in high end vehicles.

Fuel consumption is extremely good, monitored via the on board computer. Recent travel of 1000km with 70% highway driven gives 9.3L/100km.

A five year warranty is very reassuring.

The power of the engine comes in at 3000rpm; a high revving vehicle with adequate power. Am sure you do not want to speed around with 6-7 kids in the MPV!

Stylish and modern looking, sitting high is a bonus. So comfortable are the leather seats, that I tend to get sleepy on long distance drives, compared to if I am driving my saloon car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2010

9th Dec 2010, 19:19

At last, got comments from the Exora auto version.. thanks for the honest thoughts.. so people won't hesitate to purchase an Exora... I am really interested in this machine, so after reading your comments, many people will be more interested as well.. how about the pick up and ride?

12th Dec 2010, 11:23

Before I bought the Exora, went checking out the other MPVs, (Livinia, Chitra, uUser, Innova,)... nothing in the price range, range, with the spec of accessories and 5 year warranty, and of course the looks. Of course the other high end MPVs are not in the below 100K price. Did not check Citroen, Renault, Chevrolet.

25th Oct 2013, 04:17

Can this MPV travel to Genting Highlands Resort with 7 passengers in it?

19th Jan 2014, 06:19

Took it to Cameron Highlands with the crazy weekend jam (2 hours) going all the way up. No overheating and no problem.

2010 Proton Exora Basic 1.6 CPS from Malaysia

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6 CPS Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres

Summary:

MPV for the masses

Faults:

Back wiper not syncing.

Front right absorber noisy.

Uncontrollable air conditioning.

Smell-leak from petrol & fumes.

General Comments:

As a whole, this is an MPV perfect for a 6-7 person family to travel in comfort. Space, length, wideness.

My model is a basic with only one airbag. No ABS, EBD, DVDs, 2nd row air conditioning, sport-rims. But the Body Control Module (BCM) is STILL superb.

In many POV, this is still better than the Livina and Citra, especially engine wise. It is not UNDERPOWERED as many have claimed, as going up hill at 90kmh is still achievable with the correct driving skills.

It is economically drivable as long as you don't expect to get a low efficient engine driving 140kmh 70% on the wheel. 100-120kmh drive for 2 hours gave me 12km/L count. 1.6 with 120hp, that should be considerably efficient.

Accessories wise, too bad Proton vendors are still quality-starved! Many smaller items will wear out faster than you can count to 10.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2010

11th Apr 2010, 13:34

Looking for Exora comments on the auto version..

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews