1995 Proton Iswara Sedan 1.3 from Malaysia
Good car, slow pick up, but reliable
Air conditioner failed on the very first drive day.
Had to replace the entire air con system (under warranty - free)
The Power Windows on both sides a bit sluggish all the time, but continued to work.
MY Radiator hoses blew at 50,000.
My Head gasket blew at 63,000.
MY Timing Belt snapped at 66,000.
My seats are comfortable and wearing all right.
MY headlamps failed after two years.
MY back lamps leak and are full of water from first year.
MY door locks stuck.
MY automatic lock sticks.
MY door unlocked warning light is ON all the time irregardless whether doors are locked or open.
The car is giving 100 km to 10 litres.
Car pick up is sluggish.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd August, 2005
16th Jan 2006, 19:30
I had one for 7 years, had no problems. Wife had one for 5 years... trouble free.
16th May 2006, 03:28
Proton saga iswara... no problems and good condition.
17th Jan 2007, 23:56
I bought my Proton Iswara Sedan 1.5 Red color from Proton Edar in Year 2005 Feb. It has been giving me a good time, less headache and good driving moment. I think I made a good choice choosing her (My Red Iswara) I named her Tun Teja. Oil consumption... saved a lot!!!
I am happy with my Iswara.
22nd Feb 2007, 07:58
The Iswara is cheap to maintain. Just change the engine oil and filter.
10th May 2007, 22:50
I drive one and I don't think it has a slow pickup although it has low top speed.
31st Dec 2007, 23:32
I owned a 95 Proton Iswara.. It has been good all the while.. Fuel consumption is not bad (350km for RM60 petrol) It never breakdown before and it is easy to maintain.. The only disadvantage is the low top speed and the cabin is not so quiet as it gets older..
3rd Apr 2008, 04:41
I have Proton Saga year 1992 and I'm using until now.. there maybe have some or even more problem with this national car but what ever it's takes I'm proud to have this car..
13th Nov 2008, 00:59
I have 1 Iswara 1999 (A) and 1 Japanese make car (B) year 2003. Just a simple maths calculation will do, as shown below,
Normal service for (A) (every 5,000km) cost me about RM85.00
Normal service for (B) (every 10,000km) cost me about RM106.00
Meaning when I service (A) twice is equivalent to service (B) once. In another word, I have to spent RM170.00 servicing (A) but only RM106.00 servicing (B). Which is more cost effective?
6th Feb 2013, 23:09
Bought an Iswara 1.3S for RM40k, and still reluctant to sell it off after 15 years with >300,000 km. I think the earlier batches of the Iswara are good except for the interior.