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10 Owner Reviews
Date Reviewed
2 June 2023
Ride & Handling
Alex lim
1.5 Advance AT (2017)
Bought new, Owned for 5 Years
Fuel Economy: 14.0 km/litre (7.1 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 1,200 km/month
    Excellent AEB tech for a sub 53k car. Excellent interior space for a small hatchback. Thoughtful touches unique to Malaysia like the built in smartag. fuel economy is good. Sufficient power. LED lamps are great inclusion for the price point. Handling is surprisingly very good. Much improved from the previous generation. Relatively handsome looking hatchback.
    The ride isn�t great. The seat-backs are way too short offering poor shoulder support. Theres no suitable flat surface on the dashboard that makes a suitable mounting point for suction cup type phone mounts. The silly chrome garnish on the aircon vents causes so much glare in the midday sun.
To Improve
Offering better ride quality. Perhaps a little bit more suspension travel with stiffer bound and rebound. Improve the front seats and offer better shoulder and thigh support.
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
30 May 2023
Ride & Handling
1.3 Standard G AT (2017)
Bought new, Owned for 10 Years
Fuel Economy: 10.0 km/litre (10.0 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 800 km/month
    Durability the best no major repair
    Very noisy sound inside cabin when driving
    Hard to attract girl attention
To Improve
Suspension and cabin noise reduction
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
18 December 2020
Ride & Handling
1.5 High AT (2017)
Bought new, Owned for 2 Years
Fuel Economy: 12.0 km/litre (8.3 L/100 km), RON97, Mileage: 1,200 km/month
    5. ACCEPTABLE FUEL CONSUMPTION (average 12 KM/L 100% KL city driving)
    1. POOR NVH (front tires noise / front absorber damping noise / engine noise / water splashing noise frm rear wheel)
    2. BAD BUILD QUALITY (loose cable caused noise inside the doors / loose plastic parts at the bottom of windscreen / unstable spoiler)
    3. ANNOYING AUTO START/STOP (great features but terrible computer logic, have to stop and start engine again before parking)
    4. VERY BAD SEAT SUPPORT (back support of the seat is bad, feel tired even a short commute to work)
    5. STEERING WHEEL (lack of telescopic adjustment, could solve the problem no.4 if this exist)
    6. UNCONFIDENT BRAKING SYSTEM (too weak for 1st quarter, too strong if press harder)
    7. NON-ERGONOMIC A/C AIR VENT (a/c air vent at the center & driver side is too high, make driver's eyes uncomfortable)
To Improve
1. Improve NVH !!!
2. Improve built quality
3. Redesign the front seat with better body support
4. Improve braking system
5. Redesign the A/C air vent
6. Replace a harder rear suspension
7. Add an option like 3~5 sec to AUTO START/STOP before engine stop
No, I would not recommend this car
Date Reviewed
14 April 2020
Ride & Handling
Z Aiman
1.5 High AT (2020)
Bought new, Owned for 2 Years
Fuel Economy: 17.0 km/litre (5.9 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 2,400 km/month
    Very good fuel efficiency for the size, I routinely get an average of 16-17km/l without trying hard at all, through KL rush hour some more.
    Keyless entry and go is a huge convenience, once you go keyless, you'll never go back.
    Exterior design isn't boring, so as the interior design.
    Bright adjustable LED head lights <3
    Very good interior room, 5 people over long distances are no problems, but better supports for the seats will be better.
    Boring to drive, like very boring, to the point were I routinely get sleepy behind the wheel.
    It's noisy, road noise, tyre noise, wind noise, engine noise, especially above 90 km/h.
    Not enough interior storage and cubby.
    It doesn't like to go at all, even tho it can. Acceleration & speed are hard earned, and the engine drones as it gets up to speed, understandable trade off for fuel economy.
    Bluetooth disconnects randomly.
    Hard plastics galore, like, it probably uses more oil for the interior plastics production than it's weekly fuel consumption.
    The seats have poor support, especially over long commute and distance. Poor lower back support, poor thigh support.
    Small side mirror surface, it's a city car, not a sports car.
To Improve
Better NVH, especially sound insulation.
Optimized interior storage solutions. We want the return of cup holder in front of the air con vent like the previous Myvi.
More eager acceleration from 0-40 km/h.
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
7 August 2019
Ride & Handling
Ek Thai
1.5 Advance AT (2018)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 15.0 km/litre (6.7 L/100 km), RON97, Mileage: 1 km/month
    - Compact size
    - Spaciousness for rear passengers
    - Decent leg room for rear passengers and small families,
    - Bigger boot space vs the previous generations
    - Sportier appearance
    - LED headlamps [very bright]
    - ASA safety features for a car in this price range is virtually unheard of
    - Smart Tag reader is a god-send!
    - Decent fuel efficiency
    - Airbag count and passive safety features are a plus point
    - Bluetooth connectivity which makes answering calls whilst on the move very convenient
    - Auto-folding side mirrors
    - Decent availability of cup holders
    - Decent # of USB charging points in the car
    - Aircon is cold and provides reasonable coolness in spite of our humid weather
    - Reasonable performance if pedal depressed harder when in need of power to overtake
    - Could do with a mirror for driver's sun visor
    - More adjustability for driver's seat would be welcome - I'm struggling to find ample support for my thighs during drives and I'm not a particularly tall person
    - Built-in GPS could be improved
    - Smart Link doesn't work for phones running anything higher than Android 8.0 [makes me tempted to buy external plug & play alternatives]
    - Rattling sounds can be heard occasionally, either from passenger door and boot
    - Additional gear(s) is a welcome addition - current 4 spd auto is just decent but not a wow factor when other cars in this price range have more modern gearboxes
    - Bluetooth audio player volume can be too soft even when volume is set to maximum
    - Car can be quite unstable when taking bends at speeds slightly higher than the speed limit [spirited driving]
    - Gear Up package for rear [Chrome Bits] not to everyone's taste
To Improve
- Better built-in touch screen and GPS software would be a welcome fix for future models
- Android 9.0 compatibility for Smart Link to work well
- Noise insulation for doors could be improved
- More colour options is more than welcome
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
17 July 2019
Ride & Handling
1.5 Advance AT (2018)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 13.5 km/litre (7.4 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 1,000 km/month
    - Sporty design compared to the previous models
    - Decent engine, power comes higher up the rev range.
    - Good looking leather seats
    - Very nimble car to get around town without sacrificing features.
    - Very spacious for a B-segment Car
    - Sport rims are pretty good looking
    - Sexy lines throughout the car
    - Extremely Well equipped for the price
    - Light steering, suitable for average drivers
    - Build in smart tag reader
    - Dashboard design better than some premium cars. Screen molded into the dashboard which is a plus.
    - Pretty stable at higher speeds, compared to previous models. It is even better than the Almera.
    - Visibility is amazing
    - The reverse camera is a plus for new drivers
    - AC is amazing, suitable for our weather
    - Insulation could be better, soundproofing shouldn't be sold as an upgrade,
    - Steering completely lacking feel
    - Suspension jerky over bumps and floaty at high speeds
    - Seats are not as comfortable as it looks. Feels like seating "on" than "in"
    - Seats don't get low enough, feels like sitting in a MPV
    - The rear undercarriage is poorly insulated, water splashes get extremely loud during rain.
    - ECO mode makes no difference. However, the engine does feel slightly quieter during ECO mode.
    - 4 Gearbox needs refining. Downshifts too soon at times, shifting speeds are quite slow, shifts can be smoother too. Perodua should have gone with Aisin Gearboxes rather than Akashi.
    - FC can be better.
    - Brakes are very poor. As for this segment, it would be great to have better calipers and pads. There's no need for 4 disc brakes.
    - Only the driver side door as a lock and unlock button. Wouldnt cost much to add another one at the passenger side door.
    - Keyless Key feels pretty cheap
To Improve
- 4 speed gearbox is fine but it really needs improvement. It's better to have a refined 4 speeder than to have a bad 6 speeder.
- Enhance Soundproofing
- The suspension really needs a lot of improvement
- Warranty is misleading. 5 Years/ 150k KM for Engine & Gearbox. 3 Years/ 100k KM warranty for other parts.
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
17 July 2019
Ride & Handling
1.5 Advance AT (2018)
Bought new, Owned for 2 Years
Fuel Economy: 12.3 km/litre (8.1 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 700 km/month
    - Pickup is good and strong, does not feel underpowered most of the time.
    - Fuel consumption is excellent, I can go up to 580km on one tank on 50% city 50%highway driving.
    - Space for rear passengers is surprising, I can sit behind myself with a lot of space and I'm 1.86m tall. Headroom and legroom are excellent.
    - Car is very silent at idle.
    - The car looks handsome. Way way way better than the old Myvi.
    - Driving position is much lower, and the steering wheel is no longer tilted at an awkward angle like the older Myvi.
    - The handling is very good, car does not roll in corners nearly as much as the old car, and is eager to change direction.
    - The ASA system is a blessing. Very useful especially the pedal misoperation control and front departure alert.
    - Touchscreen head unit very easy to use and the speakers are very good. Head unit and speakers I feel are better than the Jazz.
    - Built-in smart TAG feature very convenient and has never failed me.
    - LED headlights look good and can light up the road clearly and over a long distance.
    - Value for money is excellent. Some cars over 4x the price do not have the features that the 1.5AV Myvi offer.
    - Tyre roar is very loud, especially at speed. Could be due to the Goodyear tyres factory fitted.
    - Fit and finish. My lock/unlock button in the car is loose and is going to fall off, and the left side LED front light vibrates when the car is stationary.
    - Paintwork. I find the paintwork very thin, small rocks can chip off the paint very easily.
    - Throttle response. The throttle to me is not linear. When I initially step, the car lurches forward but then the gearbox shifts up and I have no throttle response. I have to step harder and cause the car to kickdown if I want to increase acceleration.This is annoying, especially on slopes.
    - Lacks some very important features, like automatic lights and wipers which should be standard, since the Myvi does come with auto-off headlights...
    - Navigation system confusing to use(but who uses it when you got Waze).
    - Still uses rear drum brakes. Even my 15 year old Proton Wira comes standard with disc brakes...
To Improve
The 4-Speed E-AT. Maybe introduce a manual mode for the driver.
Add a central armrest and storage compartment.
Make certain convenience features standard.

Overall, I love my Myvi and I enjoy using it. These drawbacks I highlighted are very small and can be easily forgiven. Props to Perodua for making a car with fantastic value for money!
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
17 July 2019
Ride & Handling
1.3 Premium X AT (2017)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 21.8 km/litre (4.6 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 4,000 km/month
    - Overall looks good inside and out.
    - Optitron illuminated meter dials are neat and less cluttered compared to previous model.
    - Even the window control buttons on driver's side are illuminated during the day. Useful when in low light condition. Ie: mall car parks.
    - The theater dimming lights are elegant too.
    - Manual adjust headlamp leveling is great. Default position at zero seems to straight up and can be discomfort for vehicles/pedestrians ahead and opposite direction. I found the best level for the headlamp is at Level 2 which is sufficient for me to see in the dark. (Take note 3rd gen Myvi owners. I noticed still many 3rd gen Myvis are using level zero. Very bright and distracting.)
    - Very fuel efficient if you're light footed on the accelerator. My lowest and best fuel consumption approximately 8 sen/km (RM 2.20/liter RON 95, traveled 542 km using RM 45 of petrol) during weekdays driving to and from work (80% highway:20% city). The average fuel consumption calculated and displayed on the trip meter is 21.5 km/liter.
    - The digital display and button controls on the air-conditioner is very modern just like you're in a C or D-segment car (though the temperature in °C is not displayed but bars to indicate the level of coolness).
    - Black coloured dashboard and seats are very elegant and also tend to absorb dirt without being seen compared to other makes with beige/light coloured theme interior.
    - Very roomy and spacious interior. I'm 178 cm (5' 11") tall and with my seat adjusted comfortably, there's still plenty of legroom for the passenger behind me. Received lots of compliments from friends and colleagues on the back space.
    - Car is rather bouncy when driving on uneven roads or over speed bumps. Honestly, my 17 year old Iswara absorbs uneven roads better than this Myvi (no hard feelings ya).
    - No temperature gauge for the water tank is a big no-no. By the time the red indicator lights up, I guess it's too late and you need to stop by the road side immediately. My old Iswara had the water pipe leaked and I managed to drive-and-stop several times until I'm able to reach my foreman's workshop with the help of the temperature gauge.
    - Stock car radio/media player and speakers are too plain. Can we have a better player and higher quality speaker since we're in the car quite some time?
    - Also on the car radio/media player, there are no direct buttons to select the source. If you want to listen to the songs from your USB drive while on FM1, you need to press SOURCE to go to FM2, then FM3, then AM and finally USB.
    - To have an "OFF" button for the fan to switch off the air-conditioner at once rather than lower your fan speed multiple times until it switches off.
    - A soft creaking sound can be heard somewhere on the front passenger's dashboard area every time when your speed touches 50 km/h. Though no harm or defect so far but wondering why and where the sound came from.
    - Engine idle off is a good feature but can be quite annoying. Sometimes you just brake like not even a second to let pedestrian crossing the road or you arrive at the parking spot and to further reverse to park properly, the engine just shuts down and starts again. I'm sure the battery will wear off sooner than a year.
    - NVH is poor. Road/tyre noise intrudes into the cabin. Will change to Michelin tyres after the current Bridgestone wears off to hear the difference. Also when crossing on water puddle, water splash can be heard very clearly.
    - The boot button is quite flimsy. Sometimes I feel like I may break the plastic button sooner or later when opening the boot.
    - No toll/Smartag reader for the 1.3 model. Can Perodua include upgrades for this toll/Smartag reader to those without this feature? Come on, it's 2018 already!
To Improve
- Improve the car shock absorbers.
- To include the temperature display. Maybe Perodua engineers can include into the trip meter. When the trip button is pressed, the temperature bar can be seen just like the brightness of the Optitron lights.
- Improve the car radio and speakers. We don't want to upgrade by spending more money and also causing the warranty to void for modifications done on the wirings and electrical parts.
- To have input source buttons for [USB], [FM1/2/3] and [AM].
- Include an "OFF" button for the air-conditioner.
- Improve the NVH or sound insulation on the car.
- To have toll/Smartag reader for all Myvi models.
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
10 July 2018
Ride & Handling
1.5 Advance AT (2018)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 14.5 km/litre (6.9 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 1,000 km/month
    1. Good looking and sporty design
    2. clean ergonomic mature dashboard design. You wont feel like you're in a cheap car material and design wise especially with leather seats. The interior lights in front and middle are adequate and I like that they turn on gradually when you open the door.
    3. Decent quality speakers.
    4. LED headlights are bright and thorough, follow me home lights are amazing when you want to open the door on your house at night
    5. sport grip on steering wheel is comfortable
    6. Crazy spacious leg room at the back
    7. Steering is light and maneuverable in tight city spaces
    8. Body design is small on the outside, huge on the inside. Rear seat can be folded almost flat. There's also a light at the boot which is not there on the 1st gen Myvi
    9. plenty of USB for modern gadgets for all occupants
    10. Key fob is simple and light in your pocket unlike heavy Honda key fob
    11. Excellent value for money especially safety, all around airbag, TRC, and auto brake emergency break camera system, Hill hold assist, unheard of for a car that costs RM55k.
    12. When you have the main wipers on and you hit gear in reverse, it will automatically turn on the rear wiper. Little conveniences that make me smile. Just like HRV
    13. Keyless entry when you press the driver side button once, it only opens the driver side. I think this makes me feel safe that no one can jump in my car when I am entering my car alone at night at a seedy location
    14. Boot space is much better than old myvi. Perfect for commuter car or small family of 1 kid.
    1. Not enough cup holders! There's only 2 for the middle rear. So if I buy take away coffee for front passengers, where am I going to place it?
    2. Engine I feel has adequate power, but the gearbox & engine is programmed to be at the lowest possible RPM at all times makes you feel the car is under powered. If you floor it, the car can sprint and pickup is very good and may surprise other more expensive cars, but it does feel like it's out of it;'s element. This is not designed to be a fast car. It is a convenient run about car to run errands & commute.
    3. Keyless entry switch is only available for driver side. So if you want to enter any other door, you have to use the remote
    4. The car doesn't auto lock like my 1st generation myvi. You have to manually lock the door using the button on the dashboard.
    5. Advanced trim infotainment is really bad. doesn't lag, but the GPS is as good as useless and not compatible with all Android. Also when you have the GPS running, you can't have music on at the same time..
    6. Reverse camera clear but the lines of travel does not move with steering input when reversing like in Honda cars
    7. The start stop is arguably not really making any difference with fuel economy. It is also not the best system as it doesn't know when you are only stopping for like 1 second, it doesn't justify to stop and restart. So if you are crawling traffic jam during rush hour, you have to manually turn off the auto start stop every time. This system is only useful at the traffic light. Even that, with the AC running, the battery doesn't have enough power to run the AC compressor, so the AC will not run cold. In really hot days, the car will only stop the engine for a few seconds before it kicks it on again just so it can power the AC compressor.
    8. The rear breaks are still drums and feel spongy and not confident inspiring.
    9. I am the kind of guy that turns off my AC before I turn off the car. AC buttons are weird, you can set 2 sets of memories but when I park and want to turn of the AC, I have to manually press the fan down button all the way to 'Off' I find this annoying.
    10. Sound insulating is not so good especially at the rear wheel arches. You can clearly hear water splashing at the tires when driving in rain. It is so bad when I first got the car driving in the rain that I thought I had the rear window open.
    11. With 4 adults, the car clearance is reduces and you have to take extra care when running over bumpers at speeds.
    12. With all the technology, the 1.5L liter engine has about the same fuel economy as my 2010 1.3L Myvi.
    13. Ride comfort is better than old myvi, but it still jerks about and doesn't go over bumpy roads well. Honda is still better at this. The tossing and turning of your body will make you feel tired in a long commute. Expensive cars glide over road imperfections which makes you not feel tired after a long journey.
To Improve
1.Wheel Arch insulation is cheap but this is where they decide to cut corners.
2. Get better gearbox. At least a CVT. This 4 Speed Auto is seriously dinosaur age.
3. All disc breaks to make the car feel more confident
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
6 March 2018
Ride & Handling
1.5 Advance AT (2017)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 16.0 km/litre (6.3 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 3,000 km/month
    -very nice dashboard interior for the price
    -smooth steering wheel
    -comfort and stable under 110km/h
    -quiet and refine engine
    -very smart and useful feature such as smart tag reader, eco idle, advance safety assist & so fort...
    -very ergonomic seating position for both front & rear seat, and rear seat get a big leg room
    -NVH for front seat is nice as it come with acoustic windshield for front glass
    -high score in ASEAN NCAP rating & come with 6 airbags
    -high fuel efficiency
    -very beautiful and sport exterior look
    -rear seat NVH is terrible when raining as the water splash on the arch wheels, can be hear it very obvious
    -might have a little bit under power when u start to move your car
    -seat might too low if you are tall than 185cm
    -handling is moderate if compare to proton
    -road and wind noise quite intrusive when u driving >110/kmh
    -car is not that stable when u driving >110/kmh especially passing by big vehicles
    -4AT transmission is a big pull down for the fuel efficiency and better driving experience
To Improve
-improve the NVH of the car
-improve the stability and handling of the car
-upgrade to 6 transmission gear box please
after all, it is still a value car for what you have pay
Yes, I would recommend this car

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