2000 Proton Persona Review

2000 Proton Persona Coupe 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carProton Persona


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

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review