Another poorly build car that can only sell under the government's protection
Boot lid shut with different gap on the left and right.
Reflector on the rear bumper fell off.
Aircond emit strange chemical smell.
Glove box rattling when going over rough road.
Pain peel off on the gear knob.
Fogged up left fog lamp.
Disc jammed in the CD player.
Driver side power window jammed, twice.
Inner B-Pillar trim loose.
I first thought this car will be the turning point for Proton, so I booked my car prior to the launch. But this car turned out to be a lemon!! The car seems to be fine when I drive home from the showroom, but the following weeks, problems began to emerged. The boot lid shut with gap on the left and right near the rear windscreen, I only notice this after a week. I took it to the Proton service center on the 1st service, but the peoples there said nothing can be done! After 4 days, I noticed that the reflector on the rear bumper had gone missing, but was replaced under warranty. Then, the aircond begin to emit strange smell especially on morning start. The glove box also rattle when going over painted yellow strips on the road and the inner trim on the driver side B-Pillar came off. after 2 months, the listed problems came on one by one and I was so frustrated that I don't care about it anymore!! This car still sell well in Malaysia because the government tax heavily on foreign cars. As a result, most Malaysian, including me, cannot afford Japanese makes. If you can afford, stay away with Persona!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd January, 2008