So far i have no problem with Proton, the parts replacement is pretty good, got one time my radiator broke, and water sipped into my ECU, they replace a new ECU and radiator without charging any cost as the car still under warranty. Well it is the problem with the top management to cut corner or certain components as a result it is sub standard.
My quarrel with Proton, is not entirely about its quality or business direction. I'll gladly give my blessings for them for every success. BUT!... when protection is like over 2 decades now, even the 2nd P2 also rely on gahmen protection for ensured advantage, AND THE PRICE OF THE CAR is OVERVALUED and WAY TOO HIGH relative to an average Malaysian's income, THIS IS BAD, VERY BAD!. In UK the Myvi is like 8000 UK pounds, similarly to if a Malaysian pays RM8000 (ok lah I give RM10,000) for a Myvi... but NO!..its a freaking Rm40k car and a BIG burden price to pay for car ownership.
Price of car have jumped SO MUCH since 1980's and its expected the rakyat to bear the burden.
Look! Remember Walls ice cream?, remember Magnolia? These companies shut their operations because it didn't make economical sense to produce it here. These items are now IMPORTED in!. Local made JAM is MORE expensive than imported all the way from UK and Scotland..how leh? This is REDICULOUS! There's numerous products once produced here, now imported in and the price isn't far off, perhaps even cheaper to import in. Things have gone wrong in this country and THE RAKYAT CHOOSE TO IGNORE ALL THIS. They still choose this regime as best administration of this land. Either we're all IDIOTS or just plainly IGNORANT!
I'm cocksure there ARE decent cars than can be sold for around RM20k but it can't be sold at that price because Proton cars are priced way above it all. Malaysian rakyat are VERY UNFORTUNATE on this issue. SAD!..VERY SAD!.
To add to insult, EVERYONE KNOWS Klang valley public transport woes... all adds up to a miserable prospect living here in Malaysia. End of the day, the average Malaysian have little savings and EPF ain't really much help. Go figure carefully.