1995 Proton Persona Reviews

1995 Proton Persona SEi 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carFord Fiesta

Summary:

A lot of car for little money

Faults:

Speedo not accurate, but I use GPS when near gatsos.

Hot air blowers work great, all except for the windscreen demist. Hopefully its just a pipe come adrift.

General Comments:

The car is much faster than I imagined, especially with its age. Pick up from 15 to 45 is very good.

Have had two instances of front end skips, which were alarming. Not a car I would push too far on a bend.

Interior is functional, but a bit boring, but all the toys are there - power steering, electric windows all round, powered wing mirrors - not bad for 750.

I brought the car as a daily drive, and to tow my little caravan. I chose it mainly as it was the only one in the dealers with a twin electric tow bar fitted, which saved me 150 quid, but now I would buy another.

My real love is my 73 VW Campe. This car was just meant to be a workhorse, but it has now become a friend.

Also all the gadgets are welcome change from my 16 valve camper (8 are in the radio).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2006

1995 Proton Persona Sei 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

May have a nice budget car 10 years ago

Faults:

Alternator bracket snapped.

Various trim screws, both interior and exterior, just seem to loosen themselves and fall out.

General Comments:

Interior is dated, and build quality is the worst I have ever had in a car.

Switchgear very plastic and cheap.

Seats are uncomfortable and material is very poor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th October, 2005

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews