1997 Proton Putra EXi 1.8 DOHC from Malaysia
Good performance coupe with cheap price
Whistling sound from the engine bay at 150,000 Km
Leaking head gasket at 120,000 Km
Steering strange sound when do some cornering
Aircond Compressor give problem at 80,000 Km
Recaro seats started to wear badly.
This is good in terms of speeding. No other seems faster than this comparing with the price.
Simple and nice looks, but again better if touch-up with nice body-kit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th June, 2002
31st Dec 2006, 23:46
What is your price on that's putra??? is it less than 20k?? My h/p 0176282970.
8th Feb 2007, 02:26
The Putra/Wira 1.8 (M) uses the Mitsubishi famed 4G93 engine. It's a reliable & POWERFUL engine for a normal 1.8 BUT sadly, owners often abuse it and come back to say it's a lousy engine! Believe me, this is the best model from Proton esp; the Wira 1.8 95-97. Its like buying a 4 door GTi, but pity Proton produced only 2,500 units. It's economical for a 1.8 provided you do not exceed 120 km/h, but damn, THIS car is tempting & that's why you "overuse" it. In standard form, it can reach 200km/h without struggling, but how often can you do that. PLEASE Don't! It does 0-100km in 9 seconds if that is NOT fast for street application, then you must be in a TERRIBLE hurry. Please don't, PLEASE! Enjoy your drive, consider others, if you think you are fast, someone will be faster... faster to the grave!! Thank for reading this. I own a WIRA 1.8EXi (M) DOHC LAST batch bought in Nov-2001.