2000 Proton Perdana V6 from Malaysia - Comments

21st Sep 2004, 20:43

Sold my Perdana V6 after 4+ years (see my comment 18th May 2003) and downgraded to smaller a 1.8 litre Toyota Altis. No regrets. My Toyota can acceleration from static position much faster than the 2.0 V6. Much responsive engine and very happy with the transmission (no thud or jerk). The suspension is soft and great for our typical badly surfaced road and ride is very comfortable. Sat in one old Altis taxi in Bangkok and the feeling still better than my old V6.

Conclusion: Perdana is an old machine with new outlook. Performance is not comparable with a many Japanese (smaller) cars. If you have a choice, think twice. Test drive other cars and you will see the difference.

30th Dec 2004, 03:03

Inevitably, gear box is PV6 biggest production flaw. It is basically due to excessive heat generated from V6 engine. Try to fix transmission oil cooler (that of Mitsubishi). You will feel the difference it makes. Happy driving!

18th Feb 2005, 10:37

I have bought the second hand V6 recently. I'm very happy because that is my dream car. But unfortunately the gear box always jerking. I got wira auto before, but it's OK. I have changed twice the gear box oil before, but the prob still same. Please those out there help me.

24th Apr 2005, 20:43

I bought a 2nd. hand PV6, 2001 recently. Mileage was about 68,000km.

The only main problem I had so far is the jerky feeling of the 'gear-change'.

Recently, I bought the X1R additive package (Oil, Gear and Fuel) and use it.

Acceleration is better, engine sound is smoother, and gear-change felt less 'jerky'.

Ride is quite comfortable compared to my previous Waja.

There might be a bit 'rattling' here and there, and on my point of view it's normal because it's the Malaysian road conditions that causes it (potholes, bumps, manholes, under construction roads etc.)

Spare-parts and maintenance is quite expensive, and since most of the parts are 'electronically orientated', I service my car only at "Proton Service Centres'

I'm happy with my PV6 so far, and hope will enjoy it for more years too come.

3rd May 2006, 08:32

I just bought PV6 (2000 year). I have install a MAGIC AIR, Super power air intake & ground cable from Japan, with this three item, my PV6 is more powerful compare to last time. Now this the top speed is 225km/h. 0-100km/h around 8.5 to 9 second. Anyone need to know more about it. please email to me (tansl5513@yahoo.com)

15th Jun 2006, 04:45

Well, I have read a lot of complaints with the Perdana v6 gearbox, and for my suggestion is change your gearbox oil every 10,000km, install a oil cooler in front of the radiator. I own a Perdana V6 (year 2003) and Honda Accord 2.0 I-Vtec, but I found that even my Perdana V6 gives me more driving fun than my Honda, I have try it before at Sepang circuit, my V6 even can over take BMW 328I, RX8, Honda Civic 2.0 I-Vtec and its because of my V6 handling.

18th Sep 2006, 04:49

I have bought a second hand V6 which is 4 years old. My problem is with my gear box. It jerks badly when it changes gear. I have sent my car to workshop and they have rebuilt my gearbox, which cost me RM3000, but the problem still arises. Anyone out there with similar problems, please advise.

21st Sep 2006, 21:35

It is difficult when referring to Perdana Gearbox status. Here are my advise.

FOR NEW CAR:

-If repair using outside service center, change gear oil every 10,000 km and flush it every 50,000km.

-If repair using Proton service center, change according maintenance schedule and request for gear oil flush as well.

FOR USED CAR:

Buy the one with service record history.

5th Oct 2006, 23:25

I own a Perdana V6 2003, I've had similar problem with the gear-box. I've been complaining about it to Proton Edar servicer centre ever since I bought the car, problem continued till after warranty and rejected my claims to rectify the problem. Well guess what, I brought the mater to the Consumer's Court and won the war. They had to replace to a new gear box. You may reach me at raoaxis@yahoo.com to get the details.

I might publish it on the media once my gear box is fixed in couple of days.

Cheers,

Rao.

23rd Oct 2006, 04:57

Is RM40K for a PPV6 year 2001 a good buy? Is the gear-box a pre-dominant problem for this car model? What should I be careful about this car beside gear-box problems?

Hope any 'SiFu' can assist on these queries. TQ.

25th Oct 2006, 20:32

To get second hand car based on luck. However I used to owned Perdana and it is actually a reasonable car if maintained properly.

Get a car with full service history from a proper workshop. A correct Automatic Gearbox fluid is very important.

Secondly, check out multiple front lower arms bushes especially the one with a ball joint. I suggest to replace it.

Others are just fine.

Earlier the Manufacturer do recall Perdana model to change the suspension parts.

21st Feb 2007, 23:41

I am in the process of buying a new Perdana V6 which is offering a huge discount and which I feel at 83K is value for money.. need feedback on this and any porblems with the enhanced model...tq.

19th Sep 2008, 13:26

For PV6 owners, go for manual if you want aggressive drive, change to bigger rims and tyre plus lowering your car by replacing the absorber and spring... Then you will realize the power of PV6.

29th Sep 2008, 20:08

Agreed with the earlier comment, you will feel the actual V6 power once you change to manual gear box. Max speed can touch up to 220Km/h without any other modification.

13th Nov 2008, 02:42

I have a 2007 Perdana V6. The car is superb, I can do 180kmh. The car is very quiet and smooth. It's a super saloon car 24 valve 2.0 V6. I love my car!!!

16th Dec 2008, 20:02

I owned a PV6 Oct 2008, and has my gear box change in June 2006. Now, there is leakage at the engine oil and auto transmission oil tanks. Sent to mechanic to overhaul the engine and gear box replaced the oil-seal and gasket. But leaking still exist.

And the car timing belt change recently cause the car engine dead, and the mechanic said the oil pump supply has block the fuel supply. Change the oil pump, and the problem never occur but the engine making a lot of noise. And most of the time you can feel the car is about to stall, and the engine vibration can feel when the car is at still.

According to some mechanic, the timing belt was not installed properly.

Now I'm in dilemma, whether to send back to the same mechanic or send back to EON service center to inspect the problem.

Any advise base on my car situation?

Regards,

Worry PV6 owner.

27th Apr 2009, 13:38

Yo to all the dudes with PV6.

Stop complaining about the auto transmission and GO FOR MANUAL! And your PV6 will never fail you..

Trust me.. the PV6 is a monster in a sheep's clothing.

After the modification (without any engine changes, only the transmission to manual) go drag with a BMW.

17th Jun 2009, 03:49

To all.

I'm first time to share my experience with the PV6 with you all.

Mine PV6 was year 2000 & I bought it on 2005 (rm65k), now was 2009 already... so far only 1 time experience to change my gearbox on year end 2007 (cost me rm2,800... still acceptable la...)

Mine PV6 already 9 years old lo.. next week will send my car for overhaul.. because knew that engine sick already.. (exhaust pipe come out white smoke-not every time, but not engine oil leaking)... I also don't know... so better send to workshop early...

Regarding the car interior & external looks, I got no comment, because it's consider a medium or high standard to everyone.

I just want to share with you all, take a good care (maintains regularly.. quickly check yr PV6 when you heard any strange sound.. or when you feel something is not right..) of yr PV6 then it will make the life last longer...

Cheers to all PV6 owner... KK.