1995 Proton Persona SEi 1.6 from UK and Ireland


A lot of car for little money


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


May have a nice budget car 10 years ago


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