Owner Review: The hidden gem for three pedal driving, My 2011 Proton Inspira 1.8 MT

Liang ┬Ě Jan 23, 2023 09:00 AM

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Basic information about my car:

2011 Proton Inspira 1.8 MT

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Reasons why I bought this car:

My previous car is a Wira Aeroback 1.3 MT. It is still doing ok, and I still keeping the car. I wanted to give a better riding experience for my passenger, hence the reason why I bought in an Inspira.

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Car selection process
- I had a budget of: RM 30k

- Models that I have considered include:I don't have much choice to be considered. Car model within 10 years, choices are very limited. Vios, Preve, or Inspira/Lancer.

Reasons why I chose this car:

I am targeting manual transmission car with adequate space and affordable pricing in used car market. There is not much option to begin with.Inspira have the good look, great potential for modification and upgrade as it is closely related to Lancer Evolution. Good power delivery, and it's NVH meet my expectations.

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User experience´╝Ü
- I have already done: 5,000km
- My average fuel consumption is 10km/l

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At the moment, I am very satisfied with my purchase. My family and my girlfriend are happy on the comfort of this car. When the car go through road with bad condition, it can filter out most of the rough noises. At the moment, I only performed oil changes with wear and tear item replacement, not much extra attention needed. I am grateful that I get unit with great condition. Inspira is not a nimble car, as it is a relatively big car, but it's power delivery is adequate. No issue for exiting junction or overtaking vehicles on highway at all. 138hp/177nm of power output, more than enough for daily driving.

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Clutch pedal weight is quite effortless, gear shifting gate is solid. Due to good low end torque, I can drive as low as 20km/h in 3rd gear without the need of downshifting. However, I am having issue on performing heel and toe due to the height differences of brake and throttle pedal. I solved this minor ergonomic issue by add on some padding on the throttle pedal.

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Best part of having an Inspira is option of swapping it to Evo look (Evo Celup). With Evo look, my Inspira have a more agressive exterior. I also custom made the fog lamp into DRL, wrapped my car with a colour wrap sticker, changed the shifting gear knob, 2 din In-car-entertainment, re-wrapped the steering. I also wrapped some interior parts with carbon fiber sticker.

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Pros of my car:

- High potential for modification/upgrade

- Good interior space

- Good NVH

- Comfy

- Adequate power delivery

- Less electronic gizmos, less headaches

- Plenty of choices for spare parts

- Easy to take care, durable

- Good looking exterior design

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Cons of my car:

- Interior is too plastic

- Steering column adjustment only have up and down, no telescopic

- Seat adjustment is not enough, slightly lack of thigh support

- Height difference between brake pedal and throttle pedal

- Lack of safety feature (only have 2 airbags, ABS and EBD)

- Suspension setup is too comfort orientated.

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Ratings: 

Total Score: 4

Performance: 4

Quality & Features: 3

Space: 4

Ride Comfort: 4

Fuel Economy: 3

Price & Cost: 4

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Summary

Undoubtedly, it is a good car. It kill two birds in one stone, having the practically of taking care the need of family members, yet having the potential to satisfy driver's want.

There are almost limitless parts to be choosen, let it be Lancer Evolution parts or other third party performance upgrade parts.

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Lastly:

Until today, there are rumors about Proton Inspira. Some claimed Inspura engine is Campro. Nope, the fact remain as is: All Inspira engine is Mitsubishi, 1.8L is 4B10 and 2.0L is 4B11!


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