1994 Proton Persona Review

1994 Proton Persona GLi 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance103000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica


Bargain basement but very reliable


Nothing has ever gone wrong with this car, I just fuel it, service it and it keeps going.

General Comments:

I have driven 33000 miles in this car in less than a year, it is comfortable in that after driving 500 miles in one stint I feel OK. The only problem with one of these is lack of resale value, but it was cheap to begin with. Mine is quite quick, considering it's only a 1.5, but it is a four door, a fair bit lighter than the hatch.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2000

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review