2000 Proton Waja 1.6 from Malaysia


Head lamp intermittent (frequently)

Rear door handle broke after 2 years (common problem)

General Comments:

No major problem, just some minor problems due to use of low quality materials, especially in the cabin where cheap plastics are used everywhere, though Proton make an effort to use leathered dashboard.

Very stable on highway, I managed to cruise comfortably at 170kmph and still feel safe.

It will be a better car if Proton looks into its quality problems more seriously.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th December, 2005

2000 Proton Waja 1.6 MT from Malaysia


Good car, design still look new after 5 years


Rear shock absorbers were changed after 2 years on the road and Front shock absorbers on the 3rd year.

Front main lamps and fog lamps easily blown and replaced twice.

Rear left Power windows assembly broken and replaced.

All door levers do not last and replaced.

Side mirrors control faulty.

General Comments:

The car is still very good if not for those minor problems.

Very reliable with regular servicing at 10,000km intervals.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th June, 2005

2000 Proton Waja 1.6 from Malaysia


The car need to be develop further for future competition


Rear suspension always squeaking.

A snap sound from steering rod when accelerate uphill.

Wheel structure is 'soft'.

General Comments:

This car has good handling especially when it fitted with anti roll bar front and back.

However the absorbers were unable to cope up with the chassis. The absorbers need to be reworked.

The low seats position will help the car handling. However the seats are too small and uncomfortable for long distance driving. Like sitting on a wooden chair.

Enhance engine performance with variable valve management.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th September, 2004

16th May 2005, 06:53

I would just like to say that I have owned a proton 1.6 since new, and have covered over 80,000km. to be honest there are small problems with it. but overall I think it's a great car. so stop being so critical of it!

2000 Proton Waja Base 1.6 gasoline from Malaysia


This is the worst car in the world and malaysian who bought it have to pay more to support a malaysian company. After afta is Proton still produce a bad car like this, I suggest we won't by this car again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th March, 2003

8th Jun 2003, 10:31

The Proton Waja is a good car.

15th Mar 2005, 22:28

No overall it is not a good car. Bits and pieces maybe. The overall finishing and customer support, after sales service leaves a lot to be desired. Those claiming it to be a good car are usually previous proton owners or such inferior cars. It's like going from extremely bad to a-tad-bit-better than-extremely-bad.