Owner Review: Stand out or Get out? - FIRST Owner Story of 2020 Proton X50 1.5T Flagship

Owner Review · Nov 10, 2020 08:00 PM

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Basic Information

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Model: 2020 Proton X50 1.5T Flagship

Time of Booking: May 2020, way before the official announcement for booking

Dealer Name: Proton Cahaya Segambut

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: Rm 103,300 excluding insurance

The price I Paid: Rm 103,000 excluding insurance

Vehicle Delivery Time: 30th October 2020 

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Reasons why I bought this car

Was planning to get a comfortable Crossover / SUV for daily drive this May and my friend (sales advisor) keep persuading me to buy Proton X50, so I placed a booking and waited for the official launch and test drive.

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Veemann VFS-25 bore Wheels paired with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 235/40 R20

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Proton Full LED headlight

Car selection process

  • I had a budget of 200k
  • Models that I have considered include: ALOTTT from Sedan to Coupe to SUV
  • Reasons why I chose this car: I saw potential in modifying the Proton X50, the car look sooooooooo good! And yes I got no regrets! For whoever haven't test driven the X50 yet, please visit Proton Cahaya Segambut / your nearest Proton showroom to be amazed!     

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Full LED turn signal light

User experience

PROS: Comfortable, spacious for a B segment car, good fuel efficiency for its size.

CONS: Bad 360 camera quality, bad sound system, bad noise insulation, sluggish acceleration at high speed.

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Leather-wrapped steering wheel

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Electronic gear selector

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Modifications

Mod List

-Handling-

  • Veemann VFS-25 20x8.5 et43 73.1 bore Wheels
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S 235/40 R20
  • Front Genuine Brembo 6 pot front brake kit with 405mm Rotor
  • Rear Aftermarket oversized 355mm Rotor
  • DWD High Low Soft Hard Coilovers suspension

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Brembo 6 Pot front brake caliper with 405mm rotor

-Exterior-

  • Front Carbon design lip
  • Front Foglamp grille Daytime running light
  • Matte Carbon design side mirror cover
  • Rear Trunk LED Running light bar
  • Genuine Geely High Spec Sport Spoiler
  • Genuine Geely powerboot for high spec model

Above are from All In CROSS FIFTY Accessories Malaysia (Facebook)

  • Full Satin Yellow wrap and chrome delete + yellow lining
  • Proton ThunderCat sticker for the wheel caps

Above are done by Z-sticker (Facebook)

  • Relocated Blacked Proton and X50 rear badge

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LED taillight

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Matte black Proton emblem

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Full Satin Yellow wrap and chrome delete + yellow lining

-Interior-

  • Transparent Audio (TPR Audio) Sound dampening for all 4 doors
  • Transparent Audio (TPR Audio) Digital Sound Processor ( DSP )
  • Transparent Audio (TPR Audio) Full Range
  • Transparent Audio (TPR Audio) Mid speakers

Above are done and fine-tuned by Z City Concept Work (Facebook)

  • OTTOMAN Carmat and Boot tray by OTTOMAN HQ (Facebook)

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OTTOMAN Carmat

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Transparent Audio (TPR Audio) speaker

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Transparent Audio (TPR Audio) Digital Sound Processor ( DSP )

-Upcoming mods- ( Maybe )

  • Full Alcantara makeover with yellow stitching
  • Full Alcantara with yellow stitching steering
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Dashcam, any recommendation? Message me at All In Proton X50 Accessories Malaysia (Facebook)
  • Window tinting 3M maybe
  • Full PPF for the exterior
  • Air suspension.... Maybe?
  • Tuning ... Maybe?

Why did I decide to modify the car?

I told myself before I got the Proton X50, it's either be unique or don't mod it. So I chose the 'be unique' route. And also to prove Proton haters, the car can be nice if you have done up tastefully. MAKE PROTON GREAT AGAIN! And yeah, my ultimate target I wish Dato' Sri Syed Faisal Albar and Dr. Li Chun Rong can sign on my bonnet as an appreciation for my efforts.

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After the modifications, what aspects of the car have improved?

Eye-catching, (Is that an improvement ? LOL)

More aggressive and sportier outlook,

Much agile handling as tyres are much more grippy and have stiffer sidewall,

Less understeer as offset and widths are more superior,

Sound system quality has gone from HELL to HEAVEN, well maybe we can meet up and have an experience in the car.

Noise insulation is way better after sound dampening and the door closes much solid but will need to add additional rubber to make it EVEN better.

Stops better after brake upgrades and also much more stable in corners after replacing to coilovers.

If you ask me, IT IS COMFORTABLE TO DAILY DRIVE THE PROTON X50.

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Pros & Cons

PROS: Fuel efficiency, BIG POTENTIAL in modifying the appearance, Spacious for B segment car, no worries in heavy rain and flooding, affordable price with advanced tech.

 

CONS: BAD BAD BAD BAD FACTORY SOUND SYSTEM, BAD BAD BAD SOUND INSULATION, BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD tyre options that are given by Proton! SKINNY TYRESSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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Summary

My overall feelings toward the Proton X50:

Like the car 30% before its launch and book,

Love the car 60% when more and more photoshopped pics on the web

Love the car 80% when launched and test-driven

Love the car 30000000% after I have done all the modifications.

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Lastly, any interesting event?

The first day I got the Proton X50, a BMW X1 tailgated me on Kesas Highway just for his wife to take pictures/ video, after realising it I wind down the window, gave them (YEAH) gesture and the husband (Driver) giving a big thumb up.

The third day I got the car after done wrapping and all, a Range Rover Velar driving super slow just to wait me pass him and there goes the rear seat passenger recording video with her phone on my pass.

Everywhere I go, people are like WOW IS THAT REALLY A PROTON?

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