2004 Proton Wira Gli 1.5 from Malaysia
Utter rubbish and a continuation of bad joke
Respray left rear door within first week of delivery.
Odometere and speedometre disconnected before delivery. Mileage therefore dubious.
Uneven body panels.
Rear seat fastener broken from 1st day.
Optional tint had bubbles.
Factory standard brakes can barely slow car down.
Water pump failure. Had to replace.
Washers, near windscreen, is missing.
Proton endorsed anti-theft security system breaks side indicator light mountings causing them to fall off while driving.
Paint so thin even minor scratches cause damage.
Body so thin it dents easily.
Can smell vehicle exhaust through air con even when set to recirculate.
Brakes make scraping noises non-stop.
Very high petrol consumption.
Suspension can barely support cars weight. More than two people and this car scrapes even the lowest of speed bumps at crawling speed.
Build quality and fit appalling. My previous 12-year old car was quieter inside.
After-sales mainteinance and service is appalling. Generally indifferent and arrogantly so. No clear explanation given for anything.
This is not a car. It's either a bad practical joke or a headache on wheels. for the first year of ownership I sent it back to service centre so often they new me on a first name basis. And that's no mean trick coming from technicians who generally don't care about anything past what time their next 'teh tarik' break is. How does proton expect the public or any foreign investor to take it seriously? I personally would rather put myself in debt for a more expensive imported car or foreign make. I will never buy Malaysian again. I can't believe that Proton has the gall to say that it practices strict quality control. There wasn't any in the first place. I strongly believe they bought into their own PR spin.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th March, 2006
19th Jun 2006, 07:43
Hi Guys, have you ever check what does WIRA stands for?
W = WHY
I = I
R = REPAIR
A = AGAIN
China took merely 10 years to develop a very good a reliable car like Cherry and ZhongHua.
Many of you may not have such an opportunity to own one of these china made car, but I worked in China for years and have many friends owned these models, never heard any complains like this CRAPPY WIRA.
Wira has been launched at least 12 years ago and still selling now. We do not really understand what is Proton marketing strategy? The power window is the most notorious problem for over decade. Such a simple design flaws even cannot be remedial over a decade, what else can Proton ensure us in terms of quality control?
Also, why export version has a much stringent quality control as compare to local ones? Does that means our lives are not as important as the Europeans? Why are we treated differently ? Why government allow this happen ??? WHY WHY WHY ???????