2011 Proton Saga Review

2011 Proton Saga from Malaysia

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance14000 kilometres
Previous carPerodua Kelisa

Summary:

Bang for your buck

Faults:

1) Power window makes a loud metal clang sound sometimes. Still works, though.

2) One of the fog lights blew out.

3) Steering column makes a whirring noise when turning, and the Service Center offered to have it replaced for free.

General Comments:

The good:-

1) The car is cheap. Especially considering what you're getting.

2) Handles extremely well compared to other cars in the same price category.

3) Very spacious and practical.

4) Interior looks and feels good for its price. E.g. Plastics have nice textures, rather than cheap plain plastics.

5) Sound system is good compared to others in the same price category.

6) Air conditioner is very powerful.

The bad:-

1) Low end torque is somewhat lacking.

2) Fuel consumption is consequently higher. Around 9 - 10++km/l for the auto and 11 - 12++km/l for the manual. Depending on traffic conditions and driving habits.

3) Stock tires are horrible in the rain.

4) Sound insulation of the car is poor.

5) The usual hit and miss Proton QC.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2011

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review