2004 Proton Saga Reviews

2004 Proton Saga LMST 1.3 Magma from Malaysia

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.3 Magma Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance67098 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Charade

Summary:

Economically priced car for the average driver

Faults:

Windscreen wipers are noisy. My mechanic diagnose the problem as a faulty wiper arm. Unfortunately the situation has yet to be remedied. It presses the wipers at a weird angle (seriously, just visually observing them you'll notice that both aren't following the same angle) thus wearing out replacement wipers in a short time.

My left rear door doesn't appear to be properly installed. Most of my passengers sitting on that particular side often thought that the door is stuck.

General Comments:

Decent power for its class.

It's a 4 seater though it's a bit snug, but I'm 6" 2, so that may be the reason.

Fuel consumption is comparable to the Japanese marques.

No frills design makes for a minimalistic driving experience.

Ample boot space and the back seat is collapsible.

Spare parts readily available. In Malaysia, at least.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2008

2004 Proton Saga 1.3 from Malaysia

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.2 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres

Summary:

Horrible

Faults:

The front lower arm of the car was replaced when I sent it for the 1000km service (Proton claimed it was manufacturer's default).

Battery was not functioning by 6000km.

Air-con need to be serviced after 1 month of purchase because the vehicle smoke could enter into passanger cabin.

Seats making noise after 2 months.

Spare tyre is not the same spec as the other 4 tyres. Proton claimed this was standard procedure.

General Comments:

Please consider buying other cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th October, 2005

Average review marks: 3.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews