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Malaysia Most Unreliable Car Ever Built


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Posted 20 August 2011 - 09:40 PM

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who gets to prize?

I vote for Proton SAGA/ iswara.. cancerous rust due to shoddy paint and rust proofing job
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:24 PM

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QUOTE (mych @ Aug 20 2011, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
who gets to prize?

I vote for Proton SAGA/ iswara.. cancerous rust due to shoddy paint and rust proofing job


I heard tiara and juara even worst...

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:30 PM

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ok here we go again for the 10th time.....!

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:34 PM

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QUOTE (mosh @ Aug 20 2011, 11:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ok here we go again for the 10th time.....!

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 09:58 PM

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QUOTE (Nokia6280 @ Aug 20 2011, 11:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I heard tiara and juara even worst...


a joke on juara - meant Jual-lah before you buy it!!! But if cheap cheap can buy for neighbour hood drive for pensioner to send and pick grand children to school, coffee shop for a drink and etc... why not? hahaha - if you still like the boxy look

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:50 AM

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QUOTE (br1 @ Aug 21 2011, 09:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a joke on juara - meant Jual-lah before you buy it!!! But if cheap cheap can buy for neighbour hood drive for pensioner to send and pick grand children to school, coffee shop for a drink and etc... why not? hahaha - if you still like the boxy look


Provided spare parts are still available.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:03 AM

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QUOTE (Nokia6280 @ Aug 22 2011, 09:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Provided spare parts are still available.


ya, that what I said - prepare to sell it scrap metal if is cheap and money bought is enough to recover from scrap.hehehe, but it is ugly!

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:52 AM

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I still keeping my 21 year-old Proton SAGA 1.3s, Manual Transmission, although I've other cars as well.

I can testify that this Proton SAGA has a very reliable Mitsubishi engine, never broke down on me, not even once.

I still remember driving it through-out the WHOLE NIGHT from Kota Baru Kelantan (4.30pm) all the way to State of Perak via East-West Highway : Jeli (8.30pm) --> Tasik Banding (Midnight@1.00am) --> Grik (2-3am) --> Kuala Kangsar --> Ipoh (5.00am) --> Tg. Malim (7.00am) without any single problem.

Been driven to many parts of Malaysia as well, like Johore, Malacca, Pahang (Kuantan, Fraser Hills, & Cameron Highlands (many times), Perak, Kedah, & Perlis (Wang Kelian & Padang Besar). Not a single problem too.

IMHO, it all depends on routine check-ups, repairs, & maintenance. Spare parts are plenty & cheap. You can also DIY.

Yes, I've to admit that Proton SAGA common problem is rusty doors & power windows. Well, it does not prevent the car from running anyway.

Power window problem ?: I changed power windows to manual units from breaker yard & it cost me about RM30.00. It will last forever.

Door skin rusty ?: I replaced the door skin & it cost me about RM60.00/pc x 4. Then get them sprayed; now it looks good. It will last for few years, at least.


Yes, my SAGA is getting old, but very faithful & good companion; no matter day-time or night-time drives. Just turn-on the ignition & it runs. Never brakedown & seemed to better than my 4x4 (which let me stranded in the middle of the night at remote area) produced by the so-called global manufacturer boosting for reliability & costing me close to RM100K for its vehicle.





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Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:47 PM

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I think we have to define the word 'unreliable' before going any further. DEWI is right, although the body is rusting, the mechanical still runs well...

To me, unreliable is like an old Lancia... you can't even drive it to work with a peace of mind coz it can die on you any time...

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:06 PM

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QUOTE (andy111172 @ Aug 23 2011, 01:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think we have to define the word 'unreliable' before going any further. DEWI is right, although the body is rusting, the mechanical still runs well...

To me, unreliable is like an old Lancia... you can't even drive it to work with a peace of mind coz it can die on you any time...


Where is the post creator "mych" hit and run again?