2005 Proton Waja 1.6 from Malaysia




Nothing went wrong with the car.

General Comments:

Love the handling. Lotus did a good job in tuning the suspension. Stiffest chassis in its class also did the trick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2006

13th Apr 2006, 01:01

After read few comments from 2005 to 2006 model, I have found out Waja has improved. My 2003 model may not be as good as recent model, but I guess problem rectification has been improved. I heard other proton models was rectified it's problem in less than a year.

Good engine, but need to keep up with the quality.

1st May 2006, 20:23

Proton Waja has improved. The car is reliable. Persistence schedule maintenance will make the car longer last. I have encountered no problem in the engine and transmission. A correct fluid type will protect these parts.

9th Jun 2006, 10:43

I fully agree with u.

11th Jun 2006, 06:02

My 2005 WAJA has been a very good car for my family and I. It has enough acceleration to merge well with traffic. The seating accommodations are comfortable for all five of us. This is a good looking car. The Goodyear Eagle tires are a good fit for the handling and performance of this car. I've enjoyed the vehicle. It has served me well.

8th Nov 2006, 20:18

Of course there are big differences between Toyota Vios 1.5G and Proton Waja AT 1.6 (with airbag and ABS). In comparison of prices between these two types of car, you will notice that the different is over RM 20 K. That is a lot of money. No wonder Proton Waja used cheap materials for the interior.

14th Nov 2006, 00:31

I bought Waja because of it's specifications and handling suits my needs.

For me, although it is a cheap plastics, as long as it is safe enough to protect driver and passengers is sufficient enough.

I have a friend who upgrade the plastic not by covering it with leather, but spray it. I was surprised it looks upmarket.

20th Jul 2007, 14:47

I'm Fathy Fikry from Alexandria, EGYPT, I got my new Auto-WAJA one month later and I'm really proud of it.

Good price, Excellent Technologically advanced & smooth handling, please do not believe any lies about WAJA unless you test it.

You can compare its tech. with many famous cars, but you cannot compare its good price, well it was the best price for me.


2005 Proton Waja Sedan 1.6 from Malaysia


Still good, but can be better


Just after a few miles driving I found that my rear left and front right absorber already started to make noise especially when cornering at slow speed and driving on bumpier area.

General Comments:

Just went to service center and got this problem fixed up. But since it is a new car so this such problem shouldn't occur. Hope Proton will make sure that they delivered a car that can satisfy its buyer in future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2005

2005 Proton Waja 1.6MT 1.6MT from Malaysia




Sometimes it is hard to shift gear especially from 4 to 2 and 3 to 2. It feels like jammed and every time I have to use a little force to make the shift.

General Comments:

I have heard far too many bad comments about Waja. But the one I owned seems to be working fine (at least for the first year) except the problem with the gear. I guess buying a car depends on both the manufacturer and luck sometimes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th October, 2005

2005 Proton Waja from Malaysia


Spacious, but need to look at the quality


My 4 month old WAJA with auto transmission had the problem of blinking light at 'N' while in motion. The car jerks when the gear is pushed through N or R. It is a new car and is only driven around 40 km per day. Why is this happening and its not the first time I've heard about similar problem.

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

Review Date: 19th August, 2005

31st Jul 2006, 08:02

What quality are you talking about? There is no such word called "quality" in the proton dictionary! The complains starts since day 1 when Proton established. Have you ever heard that they are responding to quality issue???

In fact, car industry already is a very tough industry. If any of the car industry are not taking quality seriously, they are digging their own graveyard.

I am just waiting and watching how Proton dispose off their 800,000 stocks now. Assuming 1 car (average) cost RM45,000, 800,000 stocks is equivalent to RM 36,000,000,000. Just imagine how huge is this $$$!! Tell me how this company can survive???