In-depth Reviews

Proton Gen-2 owner reviews

Carbuyer Rating

1.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

Reviews

Owner Reviews

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  • 1 out of 5
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Common Problems

  • Engine (2 cases)
  • Engine, Other (1 case)
  • Suspension (1 case)

Review 1 of 10

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

GSX

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

72
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's a great looking car and I had it for 2 years. Other than servicing, there were no faults and it was 100 per cent reliable. It was a bit thirsty on petrol - about 35 to the gallon - but LPG was great and worked out as being 50 per cent cheaper than petrol, but all good things come to an end as a driver of another car parked behind me on a steep hill and left his handbrake off and all I could do was look on as the car came down the hill at speed and ran into the side of my car. It was only a dent about 6 inches by 4 inches but because no one stores new body panels in the UK and it would take up to 2 months to ship from Malaysia or Australia, the insurance company pointed out a clause about parts so I had to accept a pittance for my car. I loved to drive it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6 persona 4 dr new post 2008 model ecologic auto

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

62
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very cheap to buy and to run. Tax not bad, fuel costs amazing i get equivalent cost of 62 mpg running on lpg, insurance cheap. Looks fairly good. Build quality is ok, feels a bit light weight but nothing has broken despite 3 vandal kids in it who destroyed a mercedes we owned prior. Engine is ok for size of car. Not quick, not slow, keeps up fine with normal traffic flow. Is noisy if driven hard, but handles quite well if you drive it hard. to get good performance needs to be revved, performance is top end, bit flat low down revs. Mpg is equivalent of 62mpg, as i use lpg getting about 32 mpg on that (lpg is half price of unleaded). Has never broken down or had any faults. Only things purchased have been service items that have been cheap. would definitely buy proton again.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Dual Fuel

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Tell us what you think about your car?
Bought for LPG and because it was cheap, it's a 1.6 auto with two tone leather seats (red & black). Looks good in its shiny red paintwork and is completed with a rear spoiler, I have had lots of positive comments of styling, it looks good. Cheap to service, petrol 35 mpg equivalent to 70 mpg LPG at 70 mph... Note at 70 mph it is a little noisey, slight whistling from bodywork. Being LPG I change oil regularly at 10,000 as it runs hotter than petrol. Loss of power not really noticable switching between petrol and LPG. I drive about 700 miles a week which makes a model with cruise control essential for me. Handling is ok, but not up to that of new cars, but it was one third of the price to buy! Comfortable but a little hard as mine is a sporty version. Boot space limited because of LPG tank and get you home spare wheel. I have driven 12,000 in heavy traffic, local bypasses and country lanes over the past four months and no problems so far...
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

ECOLOGICAL

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Nice looking car let down by silly things like parcel shelf clips breaking. Drives well and benifits from cheap Lpg running .Nice leather seats and steering wheel.For the price its great value for money car ..Problem will be resale value not good ...
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

1 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.3 petrol

Year

2007

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
Nice looking car, starts and stops well enough but try and get the most basic of spares, no chance. 3 months I have been waiting for a temp sensor and thermostat, avoid like the plague, walk as you will be doing if you buy one. NO SPARE PARTS, SO THEY WONT RUN. Bag of spanners, if you know what I really mean. Only left 1 star below as there wasn't any lower scores
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

gls, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Reliable,and gets me from a to b
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

gen 2 ecological

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great car, love the looks and handling. Bit sluggish on hills running on LPG. But other than that perfect for me. Commuting and long motorway trips are no problem. I had a warning light problem which Proton sorted out for me at great expense to them... I cant fault this car really running-wise very reliable. Plan to keep mine for a long time.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Ecological

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great car my name put to wrong review here. Looks suspension perfect no problems reliable. Had engine warning light problem fixed by Proton above average service from them. I would highly recommend this car and my last two cars were Honda. This is very good value for money.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.6 gsx

Year

2010

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
One of the best cars I have driven. 5 years and no problems.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Gen 2 insuperable

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

19
Tell us what you think about your car?
This car is delicious... I love the handling, and the engine is fluent. It's interior is beautiful with lines and curves complementing it. I love this car!!!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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