Proton Wira Diesel 2.0
Posted 03 October 2003 - 05:32 PM
i have been driving a petrol engine car all this while and do not have any
knowledge in diesel engines. recently, my company wanted to purchase a
diesel engine car for frequent long distance travels. my colleague
suggested proton wira diesel 2.0. is proton still manufacturing new cars
of this type of engine? i noticed in the 2nd car for sale section in the
paper ... most of this car are manufactured during 1995-1998. will it be
worth buying? thanks.
Posted 03 October 2003 - 10:23 PM
should advise you regarding its worth. Good luck.
Posted 04 October 2003 - 03:56 AM
You know what? I happened to be thinking of selling mine, a Wira Diesel
2.0, search for a Wira 2.0D in the "sell" section. I no longer need to do
the distance daily as I used too and thinking of moving on to smaller
petrol version. The road tax for a diesel is definately higher than a
petrols but for those travelling long distances daily the savings from
fuel consumption can very quickly offset the roadtax. In my case it no
longer does, I travel much less these days. Check out the add, and email
me if interested to consider.
Posted 04 October 2003 - 07:40 AM
is the teh tarik session on ?
i am keep tn meetup with other diesel kakis to exchange ideas....
pls let me know if TT on....
i work in kelana jaya and can meet during day time too!
i have emailed to you too.
Posted 06 October 2003 - 12:38 AM
i will propose the car to the company. and lets see whats their decision.
Posted 06 October 2003 - 09:24 AM
could not compete. Same thing with the Waja Diesel which had its program
cancelled because the business case was not good enough.
Posted 06 October 2003 - 01:40 PM
have purchased the Peugeot diesel engine instead.
With the Waja, it is another case - the standard 1.6 petrol Waja has lousy
engine mountings - this makes it a poor basis for a diesel. Already, with
the petrol engine, NVH is bad. Imagine what a rattling diesel will do
inside a Waja body!
Posted 06 October 2003 - 02:57 PM
rattles and squeaks. Now with the new generation HDI diesel engines, these
problems should be put to rest but Malaysia is not ready for these hi tech
Posted 06 October 2003 - 03:09 PM
european market. diesel has been the way to go for sometime in europe.
Posted 06 October 2003 - 05:24 PM
not that good in Europe. Furthermore, it has two Wira diesels - one was
the non-turbo for Malaysia and the other was the turbo for Europe. At
that time in mid-1990s, Proton did not sell the turbodiesel in Malaysia
due to cost reasons.
With the Waja, the initial product plan was to have a diesel but about 6
months or so after the launch, it was cancelled because they felt there
would not be enough demand.
Now that Proton is buddy2 with Renault, maybe they have access to a good
diesel engine which they would need to improve their appeal in Europe. I
suppose it would also be good for African markets where diesel is widely
used. Petrol quality is not so good in places like Morocco (I remember
testing a 307 there and the engine ran into problems because of fuel
quality being so bad).