1992 Proton Mpi 12 Valve 1.5 12 Valve from UK and Ireland
Safe, reliable motoring that would go on for decades
The carburettor float or jet had become faulty, so fuel economy was compromised.
Rust had invaded the sills, but were welded.
The interior was starting to fall apart.
Gearbox had become crunchy.
Exhaust middle section collapsed (though it had been on the car for 13 years!)
One of the long line of eastern cheap cars, there certainly wasn't anything wrong with the engine. I can honestly say, I have never known an engine to sound, drive and pull like a new one. It was -incredible-.
The speed in a straight line was pretty good as well. On corners though, you had to be careful, as I lost the back end going 10 mph round a roundabout!!
The interior didn't last as well as the engine though. The seats crumpled up, the door cards where thin and the dashboard compartments were like cheap children's toys.
AS much as the body liked to flex, and the interior was a bit shabby, this is one solid car, reliable on every cold winter morning!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th September, 2005