2007 Proton Gen-2 from Malaysia - Comments

8th May 2007, 02:54

I look at major and global compared to minor subject like unwelcome feeling by proton staff.

I was in other car manufacturer showroom with the same problem.

This is Human Resource problem. The head of HR should be better.

Then, quality is a problem. But look at Savvy, accredited by TUV Germany. A first step in overcome the quality.

19th May 2007, 10:53

But what does this has to do with the review of a Gen-2? Take your gripes to the right thread/forum.

22nd May 2007, 17:50

This is a Gen 2 review. The first review wasn't related especially museum issue. I guess the second review is trying to tell the first one to focus more on Gen 2 car.

That is why the second review ended with a comment about the quality.

3rd Jun 2007, 23:54

I am using a gen 2 auto for nearly 2 years. It has advance gear box (1,2,3 and D). The 3 rd gear is an overdrive and it can accelerate fast living other cars behind. The gear box is more advance than other imported or locally assemble cars. The ride and handling is superb. The rear headroom is as good as the new civic. Is the best looking 4 door coupe around. Has no problem with it since day one.

26th Mar 2009, 04:02

For those who are always on the dark side of Proton cars, did they try to drive cars from other makers by using similar driving/maintenance manner? Some of the issues are related to the Proton quality control/after sales frankly speaking, but quite a number of them are contributed by driving manner/usage and bad maintenance practice.

I worked in Toyota and Hyundai aftersales department before, similar problems were encountered by end users from time to time. Little frustration was made by them, compared to Proton drivers. Having a problematic oversea cars, they will accept the fact quietly. Yet driving a problematic national cars, they will make loud noise. From my personal and engineering perspective view, this is only matter of human mind set.

As compared to most oversea car makers, Proton is still considered a new born baby. There are still lots of things, experience and improvement to be done through customers' feedback. It is just the Proton management and aftersales department need to take up the initiative for progress and not avoid it.

18th May 2011, 11:51

You must lead a very sheltered life when it comes to actually driving cars. I have owned and rented a lot (75 plus) of cars in Australia, Europe and US over 35 years of work related travel, and can sincerely say my 2005 Gen2 1.6 Auto one of the worst cars I have had the displeasure of driving.

It feels as poor quality a vehicle as a 1990 Hyundai Sonata I was provided with in the early 90s. Well, at least the Gen2 has power steering, and a good ride/handling compromise.

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