I'm happy with my new Saga, but at the start point the pick up is quite slow, and the engine gear auto change is slow in response as well.
This car is not intended for young exec. It's meant for those in lower income bracket with family. A young exec can definitely afford a better car.
I just acquired a 1.6 liter manual version. Must say it is definitely value for money. Only complaint is that the horn cover vibrates.
Car is about 3 months old, many issues here and there.
1. Rattling sound at doors/windows, dashboard. Cannot fix all until now.
2. Rear left door when fully closed not fully aligned. Workmanship issue?
3. High pitch jet sound from somewhere, and can be heard clearly especially when driving above 80 km/h. Very annoying. Now solution from service dealer and authorized workshop.
4. Power steering oil leaking. Replaced under warranty.
Problem#3 above is very irritating. Considering selling the car if it can't be fixed.
Have used it for 2 trouble free years. Very comfortable on long journeys, and soaks up undulating roads well.
Been using it almost 2 years now. Clock has almost 20,000km on it. Still trouble free, good road holding, quite spacious, long distance driving not tiring, good mileage.
Recently I made a reverse and banged into the wall, quite hard. I thought my bumper had gone, but it had suffered a small scratch, no dented surface.
A good car, indeed value for money. I'm not campaigning for Proton, but I feel Proton need some praise for producing a good and decent car. They manage to produce the right car for the Malaysian people. Thanks Proton, keep it up.
I have been using the car (1.3 SE Manual) for half a year now. Overall the car is OK, but nothing is perfect. The rear door did have some sound when moving over rough road. The fuel consumption is OK around 10-14km/l considering it is a bigger car.
I bought a Proton Saga 1.3 auto M-Line in February 2009. Overall it's good and spacious, but the main drawback is that its fuel consumption is very high at RM0.20 plus per km, and it's very under powered.
I bought new Proton Saga 1.3 (A) M-line for my son for him to use to commute to his university in West Malaysia from his hostel. He has been using it for almost 4 months (less than 2000km, still warranty) & left the car at his cousin's house since he needs to return to East Malaysia for semester break.
When the semester begins (after 1 month), he came back & found out that the car could not start. He got help to jump-start the car, suspecting that the battery was weak, but it was not. Feedback from few mechanics there, they mentioned that, most customers who sent the car of such model to them faced a clogged fuel system. The same problem happened to my son's friend's car, the same model he bought last year. So how come a brand new car, driven less than 2000km already runs into such problem?. Indeed, this is the 1st problem of the bigger problems to come, before the squeaking, cranking sounds, problem switches, power windows, electrical wiring failures, etc & worse if caught fire, who knows.
Wooo.. a brand new car with a clogged fuel system. If it's true, PROTON better rectify the technology failure. This is indeed a technology failure from PROTON. If you plan to buy Proton Saga, think twice, better buy another brand. Forget about PROTON being National Car. It's all nonsense slogan. They have been given the chance many years already, but fail to live up to the good image.
"You Deserve Better"... even Proton have ambassadors for that.
So the better choice is definitely not this brand.