2019 Proton Persona 1.6 Premium CVT User Reviews

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Fuel Economy
Quality & Features
Price & Cost

-good ride and handling -paid Rm55k so cheap for B segment -12km per litre with mix highway and town driving -good size booth
- just one year and 3 months after buying the car, the driver side window failed and no warranty so must pay from my own pocket. This made me questions the long term quality of the car and proton in general. -Space is okay for 4 people but because the back headrest is fixed and very small if people above 5'6 sat at the back there is no head support and is uncomfortable for very long journey. Overall space is smaller than myvi.


Suffering a window failure, slightly after one year after owning the car has given me a very bad aftertaste, there smaller plastic part which comes out (near the seat railing) and a very shaky plastic ( the coin storage at the front passenger side door panel) has made me question the proton long term reliability. The service center also seems more interested in overlooking the complain for example when complain about the shaky plastic they said its normal defect for proton and all the cars are like that. Plus side is excellent ride and easily the most comfortable sedan in it's price.

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1. Smooth handling. I tried driving vios and city. So far, proton’s handling is the best. 2. Large trunk. I can fit many things in the trunk including my bicycle. 3. Modern design. I think this is the first modern design that Proton introduce to public. I was amazed when I saw the Fazura and zul ariffin ads driving persona. Memang mempersonakan! 4. The driver’s seat fit my body the best. So I don’t experience stiff neck for a long drive. 5. Of course affordable maintenance! The major service was just RM700! 6. The dashboard meter. I love the combination of analog and digital. It gives an urban feel when you drive the car. 7. Complete safety feature! Equipped with EBD, ABS, BA, Hill Hold Assist and Traction Control for all variants. Hill Hold Assist is a real deal here. You don't have to worry driving in a jam at Cameron highlands!
1. Small leg room. If you are large, you have to push your seat backwards and it will jeopardise the passengers at the back leg room. Major disappointment! 2. Small rim. Well the overall design of persona is amazing! But it became odd when you equipped it with small 15 inch rim. Major turn off. 3. Not so economically fuel save. My city use up to 7.1L/100KM or 14KM/1L. I think proton can do better in terms of fuel consumption to make it competitive with perodua. 4. The performance is not consistent. Sometimes when I hit the pedal it perfomed very well especially during morning and night. At times, it is underpowered especially when you drive it under hot scorching sun. Well, i think the weather temperature plays important roles in driving performance. 5. The rear door design. I find it difficult to exit the car if I seat at the back. Because my leg will stuck at the below side of the door mcm ada penghadang and it quite high. I have to angkat my kaki kalau nak keluar. Maybe sebab I gemuk mungkin? Hahaha 6. No arm rest. Like really? I think arm rest is very vital to ensure comfortable drive. I bought cheap OEM arm rest and fit perfectly my cik sona. But I have to sacrifice 1 of the cupholder la.
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