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Good torque and acceleration
Nice exterior design
Flat -fold back seat.. easy to move big things..
Cheap and tacky interior plastics
Claim leather seat by proton , but actually semi-leather only
Cheap and easy to broke part such ABS sensor and radiator.... and more
No ISOFIX for baby/children seat to attach... BIG shame for family MPV
No three point seat belt for centre middle row passenger
2 airbags only for local market... but proton give 4 airbags for export market...
Standardise both local and export model to get same specification. Make a recall to rectify defected and sub standard part.
Rates a STAR as it LORDs over any other vehicle in its price range in terms of leg space and head room.
Though not a powerful as a ROCKET it is nimble as a RACCOON for its size.
It has a certain appeal being sleek like GAMORA
The seats are comfortable enough for one to grow and keep root in like GROOT
So far it has been as reliable as GROOT saying "I AM GROOT" every time you see him.
The lack of power (Non-turbo) is like DRAX the DESTROYER trying to run up Genting after eating 15 pizzas!
On the flip side the lack of soundproofing makes hearing GROOT constantly repeating "I AM GROOT" irritating
Similarly though with looks like GAMORA one can't help wonder the dangers that she might keep due to lack of safety measures. This is especially with the middle row middle seatbelt's quality.
Additional power and strength of structure will allow it to destroy the opposition
NVH could be improved so THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY can go about their mission with better stealth (and make ROCKET RACCOON less irritated)
- Responsive Turbo Engine
- Comforting Seat (Front & Second Row Only Though)
- Wind Noise is acceptable
- Large Windscreen makes better Visibility
- Sharp Brake with ABS
- Easy to Modified the Body
- Really Cold Aircond
- Comfortable Leather Wrap Steering
- Reverse Camera
- CVT Noise and Engine Braking When Going Downhill
- Need to Install Better Quality ABS Sensor
- Need To Upgrade the Plastic Head Clip From Radiator to Steel Type (Has been done to the newer batch of Exora)
- Need to change the tyre to a more branded and quality. Stock tyre is quite noisy
- Cheap Hard Plastic Trim get easily scrath
- Better QC for Interior
- Replace Hard Plastic with Soft Touch Plastic
- Sliding Second Row Seat
- Better Stock Tyre
- the CFE engine does it jobs. Adequate power when needed. Even with loads.
- spacious. Easily move 7 adults.
- has important features (for me at least!). Bluetooth connectivity, DVD player, auto-cruise, folding wing-mirror, reverse camera.
- FC actually comparable with my previous 2005 Waja (not proven though, it just personal feeling).
- engine sound
- too many hard plastic
- better engine, more quite, better FC
- better interior material, (PLEASE!)
- more airbags (PLEASE!)
- Great balance of handling / ride
- Good acceleration despite weight (300kg more than a Perodua Alza) - better than its immediate rivals
- Smooth acceleration (CVT)
- Stable at highway speeds
- Bluetooth integration with sound system with steering wheel controls
- Spacious interior (great for IKEA runs)
- Good air-con with multiple vents
- Cruise control
- High petrol consumption (14L/100km) with mainly city driving dropping to 10L/100km with mixed highway driving
- CVT whine at low speeds (<50km/h)
- Loud engine cooling fan at idle
- Slight jerkiness in stop-start conditions - due to the CVT single electronic clutch
- DVD / USB player for passengers has very limited codec compatibility
- Poor QC on initial batch of Exora Bold CFE (multiple visits to the service centre to fix)
- Lacks stability control and side airbags
- Improve fuel consumption
- Update to a better CVT (Nissan's latest CVTs are much better)
- Quieter fan to cool the engine at idle
- Safety features: ISOFIX points, stability control and side airbags
- 6 airbags really is the minimum these days
- Day-time running lights
- Better build quality materials for interior (e.g. dashboard)
- Sliding 2nd row seats would improve versatility and comfort of occupants
- superb cabin space
- Large boot space and leg room
- High petrol consumption 11km per liter
- Poor after sales service
- Parts/Mechanical failure with the year of purchase ( Thermostat, Lower Arm, Mounting, Spark plug cables, Lighting..) Manufacture defects exist but still release for consumer use
- Poor Quality Control
- Under powered on a steep climb
- noisy Engine and belting system
- Flimsy and cheap plastic fittings
- Air condition system was good for the first 6 month, that had issues with blowers and thermostat
- Car jack was meant for kancil, small and clumsy
- expensive parts
- Heavy body, bigger suspension and better mounting
- recommended with a 1.8 and above type engine
- Better gear box system
- More airbag
- Better body strength
- wheel size of 18 will be recommended
- on board entertainment can be improved drastically
- Flimsy seat adjustment mechanism falls apart easily
No, I would not recommend this car
Date Reviewed 21 May 2014
Ride & Handling
Exora Bold 1.6 Premium CVT (2013)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Bigger internal space than livina, especially third row. About the same as Innova.
Definitely value for money
A lot of extras for comfort
Third row seats can split to put down seat
Third row seats not as comfortable as Innova
Confusing radio system
Internal light switches sometimes give problems
Fuel lid could not open on the third time pumping petrol Easily repaired but would expect it to give problems again in the future
Driver and co-drivers windows fog up easily in wet weather
Horrible service. The car break down more than the 7 years old citra that it replace. Service Centre didn't bother to return call even after you leave message for 2 weeks. Report to Proton Facebook, promise to call but it is still an empty promise after like 1 month. Gearbox noisy.
Seriously, after getting my first proton, it will be my last too. If you value your family live, get other car.
No, I would not recommend this car
Date Reviewed 21 May 2014
Ride & Handling
Exora Bold 1.6 Premium CVT (2012)
Bought new, Owned for 2 Years
Fuel Economy: 11.0 km/litre (9.1 L/100 km), RON95
-Great Pick Up Performance with Turbo Charge
-Smooth Gear Changing
-Great Quality of Sound System
-Convenience with Reverse Camera
-Good Sound Proofing
-Strong Petrol Usage
-Hard Plastic Material for Interior Dashboard
-No USB Function for Media Player
-Small Space for Third Row Seats
-Reduce Engine Sound
-Improve Petrol Usage Performance
-Add on Front LED Light for Further New Edition
-Install 6/8 Speakers instead of 4 Speakers
-Add more Airbags for safety purpose
- Great mid-range torque from the CFE engine
- Handles well for an MPV
- Power delivery is good
- Spacious interior compared to price point rivals
- Comfortable leather seats
- Every occupant gets their own air-conditioning vents
- Versatile seat layout (seats folds flat, creates a large cargo space)
- List of useful features (Reverse camera, Bluetooth connection for mobile phone, roof mounted DVD player etc.)
- Decent 3rd row occupant space compared to price point rivals
- Cheap interior materials (hard plastics)
- CVT gearbox isn't the smoothest
- CVT gearbox whine is considerably louder in 3rd row seats
- Forward-backward sliding adjustments for 2nd row seats (to create more legroom for 3rd row occupants)
- CVT gearbox needs to refinement
- Interior build materials need improvement
- Telescopic steering adjustment
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