8th Sep 2007, 21:59

Proton Waja rocks.. 1st day of the brand new car.. 3rd time opening.. the door handle drop off.. UNBELIEVABLE!

29th Sep 2007, 14:35

I owned a WAJA 1.6AT 2004. So far I experienced the door handle and absorber problems. Other than that is OK. I love this car even its performance is below average (for me, therefore I made some modification to improve it). But it is stable when you tackling a corner and driving in long distance. I enjoyed it. Don't complaint on the car since this car price is RM6++++. You can't expect too much in price range like this. If you really don't know how to appreciate this car, please get another option. If not you will be headache. For those who wanna buy Waja, I advised you service your car in other private service center after your car warranty period is expired. The way how the Proton service center treat their customer will make you spend more on the car and frustrated.

Do enjoy and appreciate this car.

28th Jul 2008, 01:56

I owned Waja 2002,the only stupid repeated problem are:

1) Power window bracket break

2) Handle break.

Do not buy Proton car as a great advice.

I have to keep the car until rotten,if I sell it big lost.

28th Nov 2008, 15:08

I'm driving a 2005 Impian (UK version of the Waja). My father-in-law got the car new, used it until he got a company car, then handed it to my brother-in-law, who in turn passed it on to my wife. I've ended up using it as a runaround.

I hated it when I first got it; it's badly built, parts are hard to get, but I must admit it's not a bad car. I don't treat it well, I don't clean it often, I don't check the oil much, I drive it hard, but it never complains, it always starts first time in all weathers, it's never broken down.

It burns a little oil with 67 thousand miles under its belt.

The exhaust snaps regularly (badly designed), the central locking doesn't always work, the alarm packed in years ago, and the heater knob keeps jamming on cold, but apart from that, I can't complain, I don't think they're bad cars, I just think the build quality is really bad.

I'd say if you want a cheap car you don't care about, but you still want something that will get you from A to B, get a Proton.

9th Dec 2008, 03:35

I am been driving my proton Waja 1.6 Auto for 4 years. A lot of things require to change and fix for this car. Every 3 months surely you will visit the SC. These arwe the things I have repaired.

1.) Broken door handle all 4 -door

2.) Broken windscreen wiper bar

3.) Broken stabilize bar

4.) Cannot switch Gear! "N" kept blinking. Have to change speed sensor, gear switch sensor and ATF.

5.) Timing belt broken damage my engine. Have to top overhaul. Worst it is original say. How come it can break after running for 50K KM

6.) Radiator problem! Engine kept over heating!

7.) Power windows

8.) Inaccurate fuel gauge

9.) "Chit chit" sound coming from the rear cabin, most likely from the door or the absorber.

All problems came out one by one. The parts quality is so poor. Never ever buy Proton cars. Thought I am the one that got the problems. Other Proton cars also have common problems. Nowadays they're very hard to sell off. Nowadays the market value for Waja goes south. No value at all! Really sucks all the pocket money. No need to plan to go vacation! Please think twice before buying Proton!


26th May 2009, 00:07

I own a Proton Waja 1.6 MT. Don't really have any big problems.

The few problems I face are the power steering. The pump is not really good in terms of quality. Power window at the driver seat. Wind comes in when you close the window, means leaving a gap. Power is still OK.

I am not really into speed actually. I tried speeding it in the highway for 190km/h, very stable. The electronic board cuts at 200km/h. and I realised I got 12 summons on speeding which I don't pay. haha!!

The plastic interior parts are not so strong. Very feeble. If you are planning to buy a Proton car, I say you better buy a MT one. Not the AT one. because the AT model always gives a lot of problems. MT one are easy to maintain and cheaper to maintain. I drove up to Cameron, Genting and I use it for outstation use. No much problems.

The problems only started when I drove my car into a flooded area, which actually jammed my engines. I think it will apply to all cars after you drive it into a flooded area.

You can't compare Proton to other cars like Mercedes or Toyota. I own a Mercedes Benz E class, 2007 model, Toyota Camry 2005 & 2009, Proton Waja and a Toyota Latio (for my wife's birthday last year). It is so different in terms of quality. But you must also consider the price. It's cheap. And believe me, nobody will rob you in a Proton. Because people like me travel around in our car more than at home are usually prone to robbers. And when I go outstation, the Proton Waja will be a better choice for fuel consumption.

OH... I forgot my Perodua Kelisa. My first car when I started my career. Took me to many places. I still keep it till today. Frankly speaking, I think Perodua Kelisa is actually better in terms of quality compared to Proton Waja. But IF those of you who wants to buy a nice looking car, but with low budget, I recommend you Proton Waja 1.6 MT not AT. Take note.

22nd Jul 2009, 13:03

I bought a 2002 Waja auto... my God... niggles and constant irritating maintenance I have to put up with. Proton needs to scarp this rotten design and sack all their suppliers except the Mitsubishi engine. Poor fuel consumption, high maintenance cost, etc and the list goes on. Just kick it into the Gombak river and I bet ya its gonna be another Kia Spectra story!!

21st Aug 2009, 08:52

I bought Proton Waja 1.6 MT in July 2005. The car has no problem except power window on the driver side. I have changed the power window in 2008 after 3 years of owning that car.

21st Aug 2009, 13:09

I want to buy waja 1.6 auto 2005, any comment?

21st Aug 2009, 21:21

Better buy Proton Waja 2006 and above... Defects have been rectified.

25th Sep 2009, 23:59

Anyone can provide some pro & con info on the Waja CPS engine? Does the Waja beyond 2008 still 'carry' those frequent breakdown problems like door handles, power steering, gearbox? Thanks.

24th Nov 2009, 07:12

To all the Wajarians... Proton Waja is not bad enough, it depends on your driving pattern... yet, I'm also having problem with my autobox that cost me almost 1k in two months. After it was fixed, I let it go and say NEVER to Proton cars.. now I am comfort with my new ride.. HONDA..

29th Dec 2009, 09:15

Got a Waja 1.8. (2002) Now it's sitting in the service center due to a faulty gearbox. I ask service center what's the problem? They only know it's a code 048. What it means, they also don't. What's the solution?... "you change new gearbox and computer la, we also don't know" I am like what the F***. You don't know?.. and how much? "my boss says don't know, but about 10 to 15k" then I go what the F***. Who do I sue? Anyone wanna join? Is this what I get for supporting PROTON?