1991 Proton Mpi 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland
Steering too light, with at times very little feel at all.
Handling awful. Seen more robust jelly.
Gearbox slick, but if you graunch it, boy does it let you know about it!
As cars go, I wasn't expecting much from this old banger, good job I wasn't!
To be honest, it has a great Mitsubishi engine, slick gearbox, and light steering.
Which to me, makes it only suitable for town use, I needed a cheap runaround quick, so saw this in the local paper and had a test drive round town in it, showing no major defects.
However, take this thing on the open road and it shows its true colours.
In a word, dangerous. It pulls well, and drives well, but the power steering is way too vague and over powered.
And as for handling: Oh my god, I've had loads of cars, bikes and vans over the years and this is the worst of the lot. I've had mopeds that have handled better. I read another review where someone said they lost the back end on a roundabout at 10mph, I can well believe that...
It dives, it pulls, it flopsteers.
It's a mobile coffin, and the worst car I've ever owned.
As soon as the V5 comes back in my name, it's going... Other than that, I'm going to put some bags of sand in it to weigh it down.
One good point though (seriously!) you get a quality blaupunkt stereo with them, if you can still find one with it as a original fitment.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th September, 2009