Proton Persona
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9 Owner Reviews
Date Reviewed
26 November 2017
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Amarzaman
1.6 Premium CVT (2015)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 12.0 km/litre (8.3 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 1,600 km/month
    - Safety is top notch for the price offered (6 airbags, ABS, EBD & VSC for premium variants).
    - Significant quality improvements compared to Proton's previous models.
    - Cabin noise has been significantly reduced compared to Proton's previous models.
    - Better handling & suspension compared to Proton's previous models (except for preve or suprima s).
    - Improved Fuel Consumption compared to the previous iteration of campro engine.
    - No rear aircond vents.
    - No centre armrest for front passengers.
    - Fuel consumption is good, however still lower than competitors in the dame segment.
    - Stock tyre too noisy & wet grip not very good.
    - Plasticky aircond control knobs.
    - No DRLs like its sister model, IRIZ.
    - No cruise control like its predecessor.
    - No door visors, floor mats, trunk tray offered for premium variants like what has been offered in previous models.
    - Need extra effort for braking.
To Improve
- Provide rear aircond vents, centre armrest, DRL, cruise control, door visors, floor mats & trunk trays on the next facelift of this model.
- Change the stock tyre to a better performance tyre.
- Dual tone alloy rims for premium variants.
- Change to a better material for the aircond control knobs.
- Improve Fuel Consumption, maybe new engine & transmission on the facelift model.
- Improve braking mechanism so that less effort is required to step on the brake pedal.
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
26 November 2017
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Hui Wun
1.6 Executive CVT (2015)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 14.7 km/litre (6.8 L/100 km), RON97, Mileage: 300 km/month
    -superb handling and amazingly small turning radius
    -aggressively looking front grille
    -soft and comfortable suspension
    -responsive and powerful acceleration. press the fuel pedal down more to unleash its 1.6 engine power, useful especially during taking over.
    -light steering wheel that is able to give confident during driving
    -nice looking rims
    -spacious boot, can fit in many stuffs
    -fuel economy. got around 500km on 80% highway and 20% city drive for rm60 ron97
    -worth the price. u get abs, esc, 2 airbags, front parking sensor, welcoming light,adjustable wiper speed and more with only rm53k
    -rear window is a little too small to look through using back view mirror
    -blindspot around the back of the car due to above reason, need to be extra careful when reversing
    -acceleration from stationary slightly delayed but is acceptable
    -some jerk when moving at low speed during traffic jams (<10km/h)
    -small rear legroom when driver seat is adjusted to my position (I'm 1.78m)
    -seats fabric material collects dusts easily (can be fixed by purchasing premium model or seat cover)
    -rear lamps look a bit too tiny
To Improve
-tune the CVT to reduce lag and jerk straight from factory so that customers do not have to bring it to service center to update it
-make the rear lamp look wider horizontally and use led instead of normal halogen bulb
-change car seat fabric
-add a cup holder at driver side aircond vent like how myvi and vios did
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
12 September 2017
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Heng
1.6 Premium CVT (2015)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 12.0 km/litre (8.3 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 1,500 km/month
    - great safety features that at below / at most 60k pricetag
    -1.6L engine
    -light and smooth handling
    -comfortable seat and roomy
    -stable when drive in highway
    -poor fuel efficiency especially drive in city
    -dashboard rattling sound (after fixed at service centre still same)
    -jerking during low speed especially when trap in traffic jam
    -tyre noise is terrible (silverstone)
    -CVT delay in response when start to move from stationery (feel like manual gear-slow in release the clutch)
    -air cond water drops at driver legroom
    -slow response/hang Proton info system
    -small tyre/rim compare to previous persona
To Improve
-improve CVT
-improve fuel efficiency
-improve NVH
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
16 August 2017
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MOHD HUSNY
1.6 Executive CVT (2015)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 14.0 km/litre (7.1 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 500 km/month
    - Feul efficiency is acceptable which can get around 16km-17km per liter if in highway
    - Tip top safety features that we can get at price below 60k
    - sporty design especially front grill.. A lot of my friend said it is Honda-like design
    - Big Boot space which can carry a lot of bags especially for "balik kampung"
    - Dashboard Rattling sound (which can be fixed at service centre)
    - The lack of quality plastic for interior (it is acceptable for this kind of price tag, it is bad if u buy toyota / honda brand but use similar plastic material)
    - got a few gap in between front bumper and body
    - No rear aircond vent
To Improve
- instead of using VVT why should proton add VVT-i or Dual VVT-i function to this persona, VVT is an old version of VVT system
- i prefer the enjine to be 1.5L to get more fuel efficiency. Honda city & Vios both are using 1.5L why cant persona?
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
18 June 2017
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Kam Chiew
1.6 Standard CVT (2015)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 0.7 km/litre (142.9 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 5 km/month
    Stable and fun to drive
    Powerful engine
    Light and amooth power steering
    NVH level is much better
    Comfortable seat for both front and back
    Noisy engine during pickup
    Cold start engine sound, need to replace valvetrain according to SC Mutiara Damansara (was heard the noise but after 1k km service, the noise still there)
    Got dilema on whether to open the engine as if will cause lots of engine problem in future
    Boot lid sound when you press the button to open it
    Tyre noise is loud (Silverstone Kruizer 1)
    Obvious body roll on uneven road
    Aircond sound (like snoring)
To Improve
Refine the engine to have more response during pickup
Change to more llw noise tyre
Check every engine before deliver the car to customer for cold start engine noise
Front seat adjustment too tight, maybe some grease need to be applied
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
21 March 2017
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Yong Poh
1.6 Premium CVT (2015)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 13.0 km/litre (7.7 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 1,500 km/month
    - Very comfortable and roomy. Easily to fit in 5 adults.
    - powerful. Even it is fully loaded, it is still able to move off uphill.
    - stable/superb handling (i own a myvi. As comparison, this persona is much more stable than myvi when cornering or speeding)
    - reasonable fuel efficiency . 7L+/100km for combine cycle.
    - full safety spec. 6 airbags plus ESC.
    - the after service provided is good (3s centre at Mutiara Damansara)
    - CVT not 100% smooth. Quite jerky when driving < 20 km/h. Beyond the speed, it is quite smooth.
    - Some rattling sound from dashboard (intermittent).
To Improve
- to refine/re-tune the CVT. Improve the smoothness for slow drive.
- to provide headrest for rear seat passengers
- to provide optional kits (like door visor, luggage tray etc)
- room for improvement -- to improve further the fuel efficiency & reduce carbon emission to obtain EEV status
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
8 December 2016
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CHEE KIAT
1.6 Standard CVT (2015)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 13.0 km/litre (7.7 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 2,000 km/month
    -Nice to drive around city, taller, better turning radius, fuel effiency than the predecessor.
    -The driver seat are big and comfortable for taller people, back seat are quite comfortable too.
    -Handling is good, stable cornering and powerful enough to easily go up to 140kph. Safety features are there, ESC, ABS, EBD.
    -Great engine refinement improves from the iriz, engine are smooth and silent like japanese car.
    -The car are comfortable and silent cruising around the city. Big boot spaces to put luggage for balik kampung.
    -Super value for the price, some nice features even better than the more expensive japanese car.
    -Some rattling sound from the passenger side dashboard when go through uneven road.
    -Wind noise quite loud after 100kph.
    -Tyre profile should be bigger as it feels quite bumpy when go though uneven road or yellow line.
    -CVT quite jerky if driving under 20kph when traffic jam.
To Improve
-More insulation foam in the dashboard to prevent rattling sound. More rubber strip at the outside edge of the car door.
-Front seat trailer should have stopper to prevent back passenger getting wounded by the sharp metal edge if wearing slipper.
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
8 December 2016
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SYAMIL
1.6 Premium CVT (2015)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 15.7 km/litre (6.4 L/100 km), RON97, Mileage: 1,750 km/month
    - very nice looking
    - NVH very superb than older version.
    - good handling
    - price very affordable
    - comfort
    - fuel efficiciency better than 1.3 VVT model.
    - very suitable for city driving.
    - before this persona only 2 years waranty but this model proton give 5 years..wow
    - tyre look like no matching with the body
    - not too powerful but its ok.
    - not too comfortable in highway driving
    - please produce manual trans in premium variant.hmmm
To Improve
- get more powerful engine
- dont copy iriz.
Yes, I would recommend this car
Date Reviewed
8 December 2016
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Tank
1.6 Standard CVT (2015)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 13.0 km/litre (7.7 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 1,300 km/month
    -Good fuel efficiency compare to previous persona
    -Quite tall for a sedan, fun to drive in the city
    -Good NVH level quiet ride when drive below 80km/hr
    -Fantastic value for the pricing
    -Electric power steering and VSC, ABS, EBD even with the standard variant.
    -Stable handling and powerful enough to easy go up to 140 km/hr
    -Nice wide front semi bucket seat
    -Well improved car system intellegence, improved to be more to a daily city car.
    -CVT quite jerky when driving slow comparing to normal AT gearbox
    -Should have thicker profile tyre 185/60 r15
    -Half a seconds hesitations to pickup from a completely stop.
    -The car will not move forward like a torque convertor AT car when u engage to the gear. Must at least -press the fuel pedal, require some practice to drive in a jamming situations or else u will feel the car very jerky.
    -Should put a rubber stopper to the sharp front seat trailer, behind passenger tend to get their feet torn injured if they r wearing slipper.
To Improve
- More CVT refinement tuning on the slow drive or u may choose the manual variant better.
- I would choose the highest specs if there are rear disc brake.
- Standardise the coil mat, door visor, boot tray as a gift to buyer for them to need to find it aftermarket.
Yes, I would recommend this car

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