2000 Proton Persona Coupe 1.8 from UK and Ireland


Let down by zero quality control


Rusted in places not covered by warranty, for example round windscreen.

Drivers seatbelt anchorage disintegrated.

Top of rear seats became bleached by the sun (in england!) & rotted away.

Drivers electric window frequently stuck.

Sound system stopped working intermittently - a wire had become detached from behind the unit.

General Comments:

Made from poor quality soft metal, dented very easily.

One of the tappets would sometimes make a loud tapping! noise, hot or cold.

On the plus side, it handled very well & was fun to drive, but the rubbish quality spoiled it for me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th October, 2004