2019 Proton Saga Launched! - RM33K onwards

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  1. parakey

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    Full keyless makes them more vulnerable. Then again, anyone without those scanning equipment will be more likely to steal cruiseliners.
     
  2. ixeo

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    You can put lipstick on a pig... but at the end of the day it is still a pig.
     
  3. parakey

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    Such harsh words on a budget car
     
  4. ixeo

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    Is it really?

    1.The current generation Saga launched in 2016, and this facelift is 3 years later, 2019, BUT, that's utter bullshit. The current generation platform IS the 2008 Saga, which, was itself based on the extended wheelbase version of the 2005 Savvy. That makes this current generation's platform effectively 14 years old.

    2.The previous Saga platform was used continuously for 23 years.

    I think people are forgetful. And I am sick and tired of Proton ripping off Malaysians with obsolete and sub par products. Who are stuck with these products? The rakyat. The masses.

    Why is traction control not compulsory ? Because Proton exists, and then Perodua.
    https://paultan.org/2016/11/29/stability-control-mandatory-in-malaysia-by-june-2018/

    Do you see it being compulsory? LOL, NO.

    Abolish the protection for Proton & Perodua, let other makers compete on a fair market, and who ultimately benefits? The rakyat. Because other makers will then be able to offer better products at Proton & Perodua price points.

    So yes, it's a pig. It's not a budget car, it's expensive. It appears "cheap" in Malaysia because other cars are expensive because of tax and duties imposed by the government to protect this "budget" car.

    In actual fact, this is a piece of shit of car for the price. I guarantee you that without the tax and duties, other makers can offer better cars with better safety at this price or less.
     
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    Being an Iriz owner for almost 4 years, I am in one accord with ixeo with regards to the conundrum of national cars. One especially that pisses me off it is the push button adaptor wiper (Conti style wiper type) in a national car, what!! Besides, after a decade or more, what has campro engine become today?

    National cars are supposed to be affordable as a whole to the general masses of Malaysia.
     
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  6. vr2turbo

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    Nowadays they are still the only one cheapest, just because the others are more expensive.......lol
     
  7. gunnerzz

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    So, i went to see the car yesterday but too bad there is no test drive unit.

    Overall i can see they either spank the current vendor to supply better parts or appoint new vendor from China based from the different quality of material and chinese wordings on some plastic wrapping.
    Their paint is almost certain comes from different supplier as the clear coat shine is very2 different in shade.

    I also notice that the B pillar is thicker compared to my BLM or is it since FL era...

    What i dont like;
    1.space saver spare tire when the compartment is still the same.
    2.lousy designed door lock above the opening handle from the inside. Imagine it as a super cheap version of the waja lock.
    3.rear seat 'neck' rest. Useless just like tge one in the new Persona.

    What i like;
    1.body hugging front seats
    2.fold down rear seats
    3.better built quality
    4.bigger front brakes...BLM and FL braking is kinda bad esp with OE pads aka dust pads.
     
  8. tonyops

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    Nice... The new Saga is definitely a looker. Quality wise most likely have improved as well
     

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