2001 Proton Waja 1.6 from Malaysia
You get what you pay for
I feel the seat cushion is a little too stiff.
The front suspension gave squeaking sound when cornering (never fixed).
Poor design, if you wear long sleeve shirt, your cuff can easily pull off the audio control located on the driving wheel. Had it happened to both the controls, but replaced at no cost under warranty.
And MOST IMPORTANT of all: the engine can stall especially if the car is still warming up when driven. I had this problem several times, brought back to dealer and they just rev up the idling RPM, but problem still comes back after a few weeks. This is a major safety issue, and is the one of the main reasons I sold the car.
I understand quite a few of Waja on the road have these two problems:
1. Suspension squeaking.
2. Engine stalling.
There seem to be some problems with the engine, and Proton almost always just rev up the engine idle RPM, thus wasting more fuel for you. Mechanics' explanations ranged from failed computer chip, electric circuit board, fuel injection, to simply engine need tuning.
And what is the deal with the dealer technicians now being able to decide how much to charge?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th August, 2003