2005 Proton Gen-2 Hatchback 1.6 campro from Malaysia
The best Proton car ever!!
Rust on the exhaust muffler tip.
Door handle is too tight and easily broken if you are a hard type of person.
Reversing is dangerous, because you have to be careful, because it's hard to see the oncoming obstacles.
Power windows problem (rear left) after three month of purchase, solved by the sales and service centre (warranty claim).
Alarm problem after three years.
Beware of speed bumps because the gear box oil is quite low and the gearbox did leak once.
Hello. I am the user of Proton Gen2 2005, bought it brand new, the colour is purple...
Love it very much, although the acceleration is quite low, it will drive you crazy when it is at high speed.
But beware, you better choose MT, because the AT usually has problems.
One problem I encountered when I received the Gen2 is the back power window.
For the exhaust problems, I changed to another sporty muffler, which is very attractive.
For the door handle, it takes some time to wait for the spare parts, but I don't mind because waiting for a Toyota Rav4 (2003 model) did take more than one month and was expensive.
For the alarm problem, I changed to an aftermarket alarm, which is more secure (it will beep if the car receives vibration). Now no more problems thank God.
The car must be well maintained, serviced at every 5km, and if you feel something is wrong, please go to your mechanic ASAP. Because problems must be rectified ASAP before it's too late...
If you are going to buy one, pray first. Hehehe
because I got the best Gen2 with minor problems.
Although I owned a Toyota Rav4 (haven't sold it yet) I still prefer using the Gen2 because the fuel consumption is lower than the Rav4, and it's more stable thanks to Lotus. Also, the speaker sound is nice (changed the boring Blaupunkt audio system to Sony DVD player), however it will be more attractive if it's equipped with a sunroof like my Rav4 hehehe.
Best of luck...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd December, 2008