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Proton Saga BLM

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by pahlawi, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. pahlawi

    pahlawi Senior Member
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    hai,, i want to know about Proton Saga BLM?
    what u all think, any problem right now?
     
  2. papagoines

    papagoines Orang Tua
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    i dun have one but I have the opportunity to drive one for 1 week when my car masuk bengkel....its my sis car (SAGA B line auto) btw

    What I like abt it
    1. Very comfortable
    2. Very snappy gearbox....after 1-2 days learning curve la....
    3. Nicely weighted power steering - might considered heavy by some during low speed.... but I like it that way
    4. the aircon is very cold... set the temp to quarter....oledy cold
    5. nice FC - I filled rm30 worth ( fuel gauge level raised 2 bar) of petrol at home (Kajang) and go to office (USJ), then to customer site at TTDI, than go to another site at Kelana Jaya, then to Sunway for lunch, then back to TTDI, picked my sis at PJ sec 16 then back home again... all in all it sip only 1 bar off the fuel gauge

    What I don't like
    1. The throttle response - can't seem to modulate right because of light pedal feel...maybe it's the drive by wire. SC sez that the ECU is learning my style... so I guess if i use it more than a week, it should be ok
    2. poor sound insulation - when rained, it feels like u boxed inside a tin can :banghead:
    3. aircon blower speed - at setting number 1 is a bit slow... but at setting number 2...waaaay fast...wonder what the other 2 settings are for? :confused:
    4. auto gear knob button - easy to be stuck...so if u're in D and u accidently knocked the knob forward... it easy to knocked into neutral (fixed oledy at SC)
    5. petrol smell at the back - checked at the SC, they say that a valve/neck that supposed to prevent the fuel from evaporating does not work......SC says it a common problem for SAGA..oledy fixed


    But stil.. for a car less than 40k...it's a good car...in my opinion anyway
     
  3. GT_AUTO

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    i second ur opinion.been driving around 1 for a while now.the sound insulation is
    very poor.the power(acceleration) is also the same.if u drive a manual,u can feel
    the steering vibrate when u floor the throttle.quite disappointed.but hey,for a car
    below rm35k,i still recommend blm.and about the a/c...hehehe,middle setting and
    u feel like ur in a refrigerator.
     
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  4. pahlawi

    pahlawi Senior Member
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    thanks that info bro...
     
  5. ExODus

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    Good info... Thanks for sharing... Any other BLM owners? Care to share...?
     
  6. SkYwAlKeR

    SkYwAlKeR Senior Member
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    overall a "not bad" car for rm40k.... but what i hate most is the throttle response....
     
  7. GT_AUTO

    GT_AUTO Senior Member
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    yup sky....the throttle response is sluggish.
     
  8. nemu-iii

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    Driving the auto version.

    What I liked about the car

    Cheap, relatively for a car that is quite spacious.
    Doesn't look as cheap on the outside. (like the rear lights)
    Interior is ok, except for the steering, feels very plasticky.. Something from Waja would be nice though. Other than that, its great!
    Seats are nice and comfy.
    Got quite some pick up. Feels effortless even though it weighs at least 1.1 ton (net weight).
    Wide and spacious even at the rear.


    What I didn't really like about the car

    Well, the little things that may annoy you is that if you are used to the driver side's power window that automatically goes up and/down, in the New Saga, it doesn't... Have to press all the way.


    The rear seats don't fold down, either that or the guys at Proton hid the handle really well till I can't find a sensible way to fold it down.


    Throttle response is at least 0.5sec slow to react, when it does, you suddenly rev up to 5000 rpm from 2000. Maybe I'm not used to it yet or the ECU is still wondering how I wanna trash the engine.

    ABS and EBD would be nice. And a 1.6 IAFM version would be great!!!

    The seating position is a little tall, but the car is tall so... Well, its great that you can't see the bonnet when you drive, but kinda a pain if you need to make some precision parking.


    Overall, its great! (for a Malaysian car..)
     
  9. eric_ho20

    eric_ho20 Senior Member
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    hey ... well , as for me . dis car is good for city use n also for travelling . although da sound of da engine made me dunwan to press any further . juz my 2cents . :biggrin::biggrin:
     
  10. K_Takuya

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    Sound insulation maybe bad...can fix it from our fellow merchants here selling insulation products and it really make a big difference!
     
  11. eric_ho20

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    oic , thanks alot bro takuya . how's life ?? how's ur ride ??
     
  12. EvolutionZ

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    overall experience about this car is good. value for money, mine saga B-line manual....drives well, insulation so so, seats yea...very high and cant adjust height...only m-line can adjust.
    mine no reverse sensor, no fog lamp, no electric side mirror, no alloy rims....bit regret, should have bought the m-line with additional rm2k only.

    consumption wise..ok coz i travel highway mostly. pick up bit sluggish, but for a 1.3 its acceptable, outlook, nice and stylish for a 35k car. interior - dashboard plastic lor and steering also plastic lor but overall i would say its a best buy for a town use car.....cheerz
     
  13. K_Takuya

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    Hi Eric,

    My life fine..but my car not fine...hehe
     
  14. eric_ho20

    eric_ho20 Senior Member
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    K_Takuya :
    haha ... ur ride not fine ahh ?? sure hunger for more power dy one ur hero . legendary ride ... hahaha ... :driver::driver::driver:
     
  15. EvolutionZ

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    saga still selling old price....1st january onward..new price will increase rm1500.00
     
  16. mivec_mivec

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    dunno why all said that the throttle response is low..i'm not the BLM owner,but I've seen,up to 400m battle BLM with IAFM standard,against WISE high cam mod+exhaust..the result is BLM last with quarter car only.
    for IAFM owner,u may try push ur gas up to 7Krpm and see how..try up to gear 4..i think the performance oso seems good.:listen:
     
  17. klcs_422

    klcs_422 5 Year | Silver

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    Throttle problem for me....:banghead:... Very hard to control especially 1st gear & 2nd gear.... i don't like the sound when v switch 1st gear to 2nd... any suggestion?:confused:
     
  18. PocketRocket

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    BLM-Boleh Letak Mivec...
    someone did alredi:adore:
     
  19. pahlawi

    pahlawi Senior Member
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    The price increase with additional accessories applied to B-LINE and M-LINE only:
    a) Trunk Lid Cover
    b) Tinted Window
    c) Immobilizer
    d) 1st Aid Kit
    e) Safety Triangle
    f) Luggage Tray
    g) Door Visor

    (The actual delivery on this update version of new SAGA to customer will only take effect once we fullfiled all current outstanding booking (as 31st July 2008) or tentatively in January 2009. However effective 1st August 2008, all new bookings foe SAGA will be based on the updated specification i.e additional item list above.

    With all additional items installed, the OTR for B-LINE and M-LINE SAGA have also been revised as appended below. GRAB FROM MARKETING DEPARTMENT)
     
  20. afmarsyal

    afmarsyal 5 Year | Silver

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    anyone have seen a silver BLM no plate wrv 149? i think it did more than 190km/h on hiway heading to kuantan on 18 jan 2009.. :P never catch up with it..even a merc 190E having a bad day trying to keep up with it
     

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