Proton Persona


Picture from PaulTan

Yup, today our very new addition of proton family has finally made official, so as the name – Proton Persona. Actually is Sedan version of Gen2 as said correctly by Jason and Aeres. For more information of this car, you can visit PaulTan.org, and what I am gonna tell is not about how nice is the car, but rather is something very funny and interesting that I read online (thanks to my colleague whom send me this link).

This website is actually from a famous online business news Forbes. This particular press just released not long ago today, the link is here. No need to read much first, just the first paragraph is enough.

Malaysia’s money-losing car maker Proton launched a new stylish sedan Wednesday that it hopes will lift its sagging sales and return the company to profit.

Frankly I don’t have any idea on whether this car is good or bad, as I really won’t get a proton/perodua car for sure. Not to say I am not patriotic or what, just that I don’t have much confident towards these cars and saw too many bad things on it.

P/S: the counter above the page is not countdown of Merdeka Day 😉

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Gallivanter said during August 15th, 2007 at 11:37 pm

Saw this car at the Curve. Looks trendy. I like it.

lukxiufung said during August 15th, 2007 at 11:49 pm

well, with 44k can get this kind of car is good dy. but inside the car really look familiar…like myvi…

Jason said during August 16th, 2007 at 9:15 am

Heard this somewhere : ” A Proton that does not handle well but is better in many other ways – this will sell! ”

Still remember when their MD says dat Alex yoong tested dis Persona and claimed that this is the best handling car of its class. I guess Alex didn’t test drive Gen2 unlike Paul! Hahaha 😛

Let’s wait for first batch buyers’ possible list of problem be it minor/major.

Till then fingers crossed…

Jason said during August 16th, 2007 at 9:30 am

As for my opinion..the new sedan improves quite alot in terms of the most popular defects by Proton, such as power window,cheapskate interior,door handle..etc! But there is only about a RM1K differece between 1.6AT medium line and 1.6AT Highline..WTH?!

Frankly speaking, If Proton had come out with a
decent sedan 3 years ago instead of the Gen 2, they may not be in the deepsh1t hole they’re in now. That’s what you get for not giving the market what it wants!!

boon said during August 17th, 2007 at 1:19 am

@Gallivanter: hahhaha, u have gen2 in the first place, so surely u will like this too coz it’s more or less the same as it.

@lukxiufung: i nvr really look into it seriously, so not much comment on the interior

@Jason: dude, we always know that our great G ppl do things never plan ahead. Not say about proton lah, mykad also is another example which u can see…Alex Yoong, ciu~

seraphangel said during August 17th, 2007 at 3:10 pm

alex yoong was probably paid to say good things about the car, don’t really have confidence in proton cars, especially the new batches.

boon said during August 17th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

aih~ who would say real things when there are $$$ involved? not to say new batches, is every batch also i don’t really have confident. Not rim problem and is engine problem, if not then will be the car skeleton problem, etc..

iCalvyn said during August 24th, 2007 at 11:37 am

yup, i agree with seraph, new batch also problem…at least need wait few year only dare to think…

cva said during September 26th, 2007 at 10:35 am

will be getting one,,,,,guess it’s worth the price. whatever

pro73 said during January 1st, 2008 at 1:32 am

persona has a good looking

badawi said during February 13th, 2008 at 12:08 am

Belilah proton, patriotisma dan kenegaraan
In the mean time, g n elite drive mercedes n bmw
Brainwash peasant think they got a bargain for a peanut car

johnny said during November 23rd, 2008 at 6:31 pm

Persona has a good looking and also it’s design. It’s price also reasonable, not quite expensive.

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