Proton Perdana Reviews

2002 Proton Perdana from Malaysia

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 kilometres
Most recent distance87000 kilometres
Previous carProton Wira

Summary:

Excellent in its class

Faults:

There were some jerks when I slowed down at junction, but my foreman advised that I should turn off the overdrive when I am going to stop or going below 60km.

And it worked, no jerks!

General Comments:

The car is comfortable!

I drove from Pen to Kul with a full load with a average speed of 120-140km, and it only cost me 50myr; better mileage than my Wira 1.5A.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2007

1997 Proton Perdana 2.0 4 cylinder from Malaysia

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 164

Summary:

Obsolete model, but cheap to own in Malaysia

Faults:

Gearbox failed at 110,000km.

Seats coming apart.

Standard battery only lasts 1 year because of position at front, must use sealed battery.

General Comments:

Early models are better built than recent examples.

Very economical for a 2L, I get 11 km/l.

Poor safety features for a fast car.

No ABS, but brakes are actually very good.

Headlights are weak.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st June, 2007

1999 Proton Perdana 2.0 SEi 2.0 from Malaysia

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres

Summary:

Good

Faults:

Air conditioner compressor needed replacement after 85,000 km due to water entry.

General Comments:

A comfortable and capable long distance cruiser which is good for town use as well. Car was a well priced 2.0 litre executive vehicle. Looks were a little dated and boring however reliability was never questionable and handling was acceptable. Car can reach a maximum speed of 197 km/h but is a little floaty at high speeds. Handling on curves isn't a strong point but the car was not meant for high speed slaloms anyway. Comfort was good and interior was well kitted though a little plasticky. After 5 years and 110,000km, car only lost 18% of it's value on trading in. Overall, a very favourable impression of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th November, 2006

2001 Proton Perdana from Malaysia

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 kilometres
Most recent distance98000 kilometres
Previous carProton Wira

Summary:

An average car

Faults:

The gear " jerk " when you going from low to higher gear.

There is a air leak from the driver side window when you reach 100 kph. Done many including changing of the rubber, but it still remain the same.

General Comments:

The car is good (for its pricing) in general except the gear problem. The handling and pick up is better then the WAJA. However, looks like the WAJA is more stable when you are at 140kmh and above.

On the safety side, it is not acceptable when it not even have airbag, considering the tp speed can be above 200kmh.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th September, 2006

1995 Proton Perdana Sei 2.0 L4 from Malaysia

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 L4 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired300 kilometres
Most recent distance176832 kilometres
Previous carPerodua Kancil

Summary:

Price Cheaper

Faults:

Suspension cannot support high speed cornering.

Petrol usage not cost effective.

Over steer occurred.

General Comments:

I've test the max speed of this car can reach over 200km/h. (approx)

Starting pickup nor strong as expected.

Weight is high.

Plastic interior.

No CD changer at original.

Poor sound system.

Very powerful car after the speed reach over 70km/h.

Poor noice protection.

ABS provided give higher secure on user.

Cannot go too fast when cornering, over steer will occured.

When speeding up on a very straight road, such as highway, it is very stable.

No leather seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th February, 2005

2003 Proton Perdana V6 2.0i 2.0i V6 from Malaysia

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0i V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired30 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous carProton Wira

Summary:

Value for money if and only if problems inherent in transmission and suspension are rectified.

Faults:

Transmission is disappointing. On several occasions (at 11 months old), gear "D" and "2" didn't work. Had to go for the "L" to move the car, before could switch to the "2" and "D".

Transmission produces jerk when changing gear.

Vibration felt too early. Don't know what the cause is, but think that from engine mounting (it is possible?). At the speed 110 km/h and above, vibration felt coming from the front cigarette ashtray and right-hand air-condition hole.

Think that suspension has deteriorated so fast. Can feel significant difference driving off from showroom and present.

General Comments:

Power is acceptable.

Ergonomics.

Economical.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th November, 2004

17th Dec 2006, 21:09

Sounds like a batch problem. I have the same car minus the alleged problems. :-)

2000 Proton Perdana PV6 2.0 V6 from Malaysia

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance78000 kilometres
Previous carProton Wira

Summary:

Value for money for the price range

Faults:

No major overhauls.

General Comments:

Final comment for this PV6 is: For those who comment that the PV6 is old technology. You are lucky that your get the top of the line tech in the late 90s, not some reject tech from the 80s. If you still want fancy tech for your car, Yes go for the BMW where you get all the fancy tech. It good, not bad at all. But is just you are paying for R & D cost now. Thank you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th October, 2004

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 11 reviews