2005 Proton Savvy from Malaysia - Comments

10th Apr 2006, 02:28

Just bought a Savvy AMT with Zero body-kit. Great handling, no problem. Intend to get a rear sports muffler for better back pressure. An upgrade to 16 inch tyres (195/45/16) is still in the planning, because I am not sure whether it requires a wheel spacer for wide tires.

19th Apr 2006, 00:48

Very nice car,fuel economy renault engine.

2nd May 2006, 02:58

So how economic is the fuel consumption?

7th May 2006, 18:50

According to manufacturer figures 5.4ltr/100 km at constant speed of 90km/h. I believe the figure is based 'on wheel' reading because I have tested it.

On the other hand, the fuel consumption figure will be different if using wider tyres and big rims (unless lightweight). Plus unnecessary other factors such as reving engine, overload, low octane fuel etc. Reading the manual book is a must for me.

AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) or 'robotics' is very useful. But need to get used to it in few days especially going uphill, slope parking or stopping on a hilly road.

I enjoy the car with AMT because of my willingness to learn by changing from manual, auto to AMT.

8th May 2006, 00:20

Surprisingly a very minimum wind noise. Barely can hear it.

11th May 2006, 21:23

I own one n I think it's a good fun car to drive.

Only thing the interior is tooo simple... too little imagination.. mush cheap plastics..

Love the front headlamps with the position lamp on.. the illumination surrounds the headlamps nicely...

Its style is very modern..different...

28th May 2006, 01:58

Had the car for 3 weeks and so far is frugal with fuel (even when shod with 195/50 15 tyres!) and has excellent road holding for such a small car. Overall, the Savvy is an entertaining car that easily allow you to overlook the hard interior plastics (not that they are a big problem to start with). Certainly value for money.

2nd Jul 2006, 09:41

Lovely. Took a test drive and compared it with Satria NEO. NEO looks better externally, but Savvy provides comfort. Now until end of July ProtonEdar is giving 6 pieces Zero bodykit and zero kit alloy wheel fro MYR42.050.07. I'll be buying it.

12th Jul 2006, 09:36

Yeah, I bought a brand new Savvy R3 4 month ago and I can say the handling is very good for a small car. I already tested the Renault Clio (very lazy car) which uses the same engine as the Savvy. The engine works better on the proton's chassis, better acceleration and top speed. I really satisfied the car and I'm thinking to change the muffler!!!

To proton holdings:

Keep it up, you are on the right track

26th Aug 2006, 20:35

I collected my Savvy in July 2006. The car is only 1.5 months old and has done just over 2600km. The car has been on the back of a tow truck three times now due to electrical faults. The car keeps blowing a fuse and appears to be wired up wrong. I don't know if anyone else has had this problem? The car just shuts down in the middle of the road and seems to pick the worst time to do it eg. peak hour traffic. I have lost all confidence in the car. Not happy with my first Proton : (

28th Aug 2006, 04:19

Already Installed R3 Rear Muffler. Quite impressive with slightly deep grumbling noise. Normal Rear muffler box is visible just under the rear bumper, but R3 Muffler is smaller and lighter. You cannot see the R3 rear muffler box, only tailpipe.

The best fuel consumption I have ever tested and achieved is 515km for 28 litres. Using RON98 unleaded fuel.

Seeing previous comment, I have been advised to get 2006 model.2005 model do have headlamp and fuses blow up. The 2006 model wiring has been revamped. So far no problem.

I suggest the owner ask Car Manufacturer to look into it and repair it if it is under warranty.

15th Nov 2006, 20:04

Savvy record for fuel consumption is MYR 0.08cents/litre (OR USD 0.021/litre).Officially recorded by Proton.

14th Jan 2007, 06:37

Hello,

I've been driving savvy for 1 yr plus. Lately we have problem with the km/h meter. The meter automatically turns down to 0km/h once it reach quite a higher land/road. Could somebody pls explain to me why this happened? It happened many times, but since there was no problem with the engine so we thought it still 'OK ' that way until we going to service it for the 30000km service.

6th Mar 2007, 19:27

I've been driving the AMT for over a year and I have facing a problem of jerking in the gear 2, changing into automatic it's still the same. Do anyone can tell me why?So far i've no problem with the engine. I like it a lot, now my savvy can reach to 185 km/h when I change my engine oil to more lighter (Sae5w 30) Fully Synthetic.

7th Mar 2007, 01:01

I'm having the same problem, I bought my Proton Savvy in May 2006, which is less than a Year. Recently, everytime when I start off the engine, the car will have a little bit of shaking sensation, when it is in Gear 2, the shaking sensation become more serious. Is either I will need to stop the engine and restart or accelerate until it reaches Gear3. The changes of Gear can be heard obviously and it is very problematic. I wonder if anyone can help to solve besides sending the Car to Proton Edar. This is my first time buying Protons car, and their service is not to the Satisfaction, really disappointing and is unfair for the buyers.

11th May 2007, 11:15

I bought a savvy last Jan 07, manual car. Good handling, easy to park and overall can be said worth for the price. But I facing with the air-cond temperature, although the temp is increased to cold, but it's quite slow to feel cold if compared if Proton Wira. Is it normal for black savvy? Already checked, but the proton mechanic said OK. Please advice.

23rd Jul 2007, 22:11

I will own a Savvy in 3 weeks time. Need to know how to differentiate between a Savvy 2005 and 2006. What to look for on the day of car collection? Please advise. Thanks.

First timer.

5th Oct 2007, 23:03

Guys, check this out.These are the only 02 things need to be taken care off for savvy owner.

1) If engine Shaking : Change the coil.

2) If gear jerking during interchange : Change the sensor.

3) Make sure tune the car if change the spark plug. Otherwise it will jerk temporarily.

One thing about the Renault engine is that the sensor located under the engine.Thus, dust or dirt can be easily accumulate under the engine bay.

22nd Oct 2007, 01:05

Hi-

I love my Savvy most of the time... but I have a few on-going problems-

* Fuel gage inconsistent (sometimes on 2 bars, then flashes at one, then back to two)

* A jerking reverse...

* A slight burning smell (despite servicing)

Anyone else have these problems? What to do?

19th Jan 2008, 18:37

The Proton Savvy has already certified in Europe and Malaysia of petrol consumption efficiency (Mean Savvy is Green Car).

No other car in Malaysia can comparable with Savvy in term of Petrol consumption and body hardness.

Pls choose AMT transmission (latest technologies), IT really BRINGS YOU MORE meaningful. I got a lot friends using AMT.

24th Sep 2008, 04:09

I want to change my Savvy's 14' rims to 15', but it seem all the tyre shops I visit have a problem finding one that fits the Savvy.

Anyone using 15' rims please share your rim size (15 x??) offset, and tyre size.

Thanks a lot man.

(if I change back to a new 14 x 6 rims offset 38. can it fit??)

Thanks guys for the trouble.