2004 Proton Gen-2 Reviews

2004 Proton Gen-2 1.6 Campro from Malaysia

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 Campro Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance21054 kilometres
Previous carPerodua Kenari

Summary:

Aliff Aizat

Faults:

The engine was very loud.

The engine was very weak before 4000 rpm after that here it comes..

Door is quite hard to open and its always broke.

Suspension was very bad.

Power window broke at day I bought that car and its been 4th time I repaired it.

Remote control lock not far and its already broke now.

Meter panel is good, but at night I can't see the red zone because the colour of the light.

The body of that car is very low in quality.

The brake is not good.

The turning radius very short and its hard for me to park this car.

The Blind Spot is very bad.

The tire was very very bad and yoou need to change it for safety.

General Comments:

Even there's a lot of bad thing of this car, I still like it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2005

5th Sep 2005, 11:15

I just bought a GEN-2 (Highline model) recently. My comments after driving it for more than a month:

Good Points

1. Excellent ride & handling

2. Generally good sound insulation in the cabin

3. Boot may look small, but can definitely fit in a lot of things.

4. The high-line model with ABS+EBD, Dual air-bags & Leather seats is definitely worth the money. For a start, the brakes work wonderfully well.

5. Petrol consumption is reasonable

6. The audio system is great

7. Long distance travel with this car is a pleasure.

Bad Points

1. Proton Edar's slowness caused the delivery of my car to be delayed by a week.

2. Paintwork on the bonnet was stained with black marks that can't be removed. Anyway, I was able to claim warranty for it.

3. The front left door sensor switch was not functioning. Didn't notice it when I took delivery of the car, but it was the first thing I noticed after I brought the car home. This was fixed when I sent the car for the first 1000km service. It was loose contact problem.

4. The back seat (on the right) could not be lifted. When I applied some force, it tore the stitching on the leather seat. I was promised replacement in the next service. We'll have to see when the promise is kept.

5. The left center air-cond duct was stuck. This was rectified during the first 1000km service.

6.The front right door was rattling slightly. When I drove on uneven road.

7. I can't understand why Proton decided that lighting around the key hole is unnecessary. I find that to be useful and went to a car accessory to check whether I can install it, but was told by the shop owner that he does not dare do it as it was cause a lot of problems with the car circuitry which has a centralized control. I'm still stuck with the little inconvenience.

8. If only there is more headroom at the back seat, it would make the Gen-2 an even better buy

9. I had hope that Proton did not do away with the glove box.

Because of the issues, I would say that the GEN-2 is a good car. If Proton could really ensure that there are no quality issues from the start, I would consider this as a great car.

Would I buy another Proton? I might, but I'll pay extra attention to the quality!

Cornelius.

2004 Proton Gen-2 1.6 petrol from Malaysia

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired16 kilometres
Most recent distance6523 kilometres

Summary:

Gen-2 is fairly a good car, but don't expect too much of it

Faults:

Co-driver's electric window replaced after 3 month.

Dashboard was making a lot of sound 4 month after purchase.

Passenger doors hard to open.

General Comments:

Gen 2 is good at handling as claimed.

Performance is not as good as what proton's claimed.

Interior quality is the most disappointment.

After purchase, just realized that the boot is not excess-able from outside.

Other aspects of the car seem to be fine for the moment.

Generally, gen-2 is fairly a good car. Don't expect to much out of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th June, 2005

9th Oct 2005, 05:34

Hmmmm.

I wonder whether I should change to a gen 2 from proton waja?

5th Dec 2005, 06:27

NO you should not change from WAJA to Gen 2 as waja is much better than Gen 2.

17th May 2006, 11:48

Hi.

Can anyone comment on 2005 /2006 Gen-2 car? Is it reliable? Asked a friend who bought this car for only 2 months- still OK, but I wonder what happens in a long run. Contemplating wo buy MyVi, but shape is not nice.

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 9 reviews