8th Dec 2001, 02:52

I realised in the morning that the car engine is quite noisy, especially during cold in the morning and on rainy days.

Further more, the mileage is very high and for a full tank the car can go up to a maximum of 300-350km.

29th Nov 2003, 06:56


I got my Proton satria XLI for the last 6 months and its been great driving it.

Its quick and very economical. 8ltr per 100km in the city!

Great little car!


Happy driver.

23rd Oct 2004, 01:42

I purchased a 1998 Proton Satria recently, and have never been happier. No problems addressed by other reviews (steering fluid, leaky boot). Easy clutch, smooth and very easy to drive (great for learners). while it is only a 1.5, it has plenty of go - what a fantastic little car.

25th Sep 2005, 11:45

Gd, another Satria 1.5 user from Malaysia that already been driving the car for more than 7 years. (1996 model).

As a salesperson, my Satria has travelled more than 240,00km within 7 years with zero road accident so far. (touch wood..).

From my experience, the average annual maintenance for my Satria approx at RM 2,500 (or USD 700~800).

At this price range, you simply can't expect too much out of it. And so far the only drawbacks are >> rattling steering at 150 km/hr and relatively short life for rear suspension (change once per year)

5th Feb 2006, 14:15

I drive a Satria Automatic 1.6 and my mileage is also about 350-380 depending, of course long distance driving (highway, it can stretch to 500 km, but city driving is about 300++) but most common is 320-350km. I can stretch it to 380km, but the fuel tank would be nearly empty by then.

27th Mar 2007, 19:22

Well, Hi all,

I've had my Proton Satria since new, when I bought it back in 2002. And it has been quite reliable, only had to replace clutch and exhaust a couple of years ago. But lately I've had these minor problems, such as my brake warning light on my dash will not go off, even though the brakes are fine and there's plenty of brake fluid. Also, my petrol guage is lucky to work two or three times a year...

Anyone else had these problems???

10th Aug 2007, 06:36

I just get satria model 1995 (1.3L)..wow such a beautiful car. even I'm the 6 owner of this car, the car perfomance just like a new. so economic..

19th Sep 2007, 08:49

I just bought a 2003 2nd hand 1.5 auto.

I'm not really happy with the brakes, funny gear stick, lighters not functioning, and rough window (sound).

But I'm really happy with the pickup and stability.

A beautiful and powerful car!

3rd Jan 2008, 00:26

Have a 98 Satria. Is a little rough, but am doing it up slowly. Drove recently from Taree NSW to Kyogle NSW 490km. Car ran well, good steering and handling, but new door rubbers will quieten noises. Economy out of the 1.6l motor, better sit down. 5.7litres per 100km travelling at speed limit. Ian Brisbane.

19th Aug 2009, 10:05

I'm a Satria 1.3 (M) owner. My car is close to 10 years old, UK spec, bought it as 2nd owner almost a year back. It has been a reliable car for daily commuting.

Other than common power windows problem, rattling sound on dashboard, it has been serving me good without much major problems. One thing I found about this car is that it's sluggish and underpowered, particularly in 2nd gear and 3rd gear. It could not deliver satisfying pick up power at 2nd and 3rd gear unless revving it high to 3.5k rpm or higher. When the car is moving smoothly above 60 kmph, the car starts to deliver the power and it urges for more acceleration.

Overall it's a reliable and good car for easy touring and going to work.. Nothing much to complain about for its price range. A happy owner :)

25th Oct 2009, 00:32

Great little car. Picked up a 1998 GLI model in March 2008 for $3000 and it has been near faultless since. I live in Brisbane, and have driven it to Sydney and Melbourne without a hiccup. Luckily, I have a mate who is a mechanic, and he did preempt a dying battery and sparkplugs. All standard wear and tear items really.

9th Nov 2010, 01:04

I just recently got my Satria 1.6l second hand for a very cheap price. There were just a few things that did not work in the car (right front light, simple radio with broken cassette and CD slot, broken AC adjusters, and faulty gear lights).

Overall, the condition of the car was due to the previous owner. Other than that, it is a great ride, and I enjoy how compact and yet spacious it is. My feet always have room (mind the people sitting in the back).

I can get around 350 miles on a full tank. It is a little tug on the wallet since fuel prices have gone up, nevertheless it cannot be compared to cars like the Kancil and Mira, which have a smaller tank.

Overall I just had to pay little amounts to touch up the car, but engine-wise the Mitsubishi technology is fantastic! Cosmetics are the only problem.

12th Jan 2016, 14:01

My Satria is a 1.5(A) 2003 , So far it has been a very good car for me. I'm always traveling to Penang & the mainland. The engine got a top overhaul, I changed new Iridium spark plugs, 10mm plug cable, semi synthetic oil, also gear box oil etc.. besides that I got a Hotinazma voltage stabilizer & Firestorm fitted as well. Exhaust is standard; thinking to change so I can target better fuel consumption. The car is running at very satisfying fuel consumption. I'm pumping RM70 @ RM1.95/L and I got 450km on a combination of highway & town area. So I calculate on 1 liter of fuel, I get 12.4km.

Eddy Tang.