Proton denies Perdana is a high maintenance model
National carmaker says the car that the Terengganu state Government complained about never even had a single warranty claim…
Yesterday, he also said that the state government had spent RM1.15 million to maintain its fleet of 16 Perdana since they were purchased in 2004.
Former menteri besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh himself had spent nearly RM131,600 in maintaining his Perdana this year, in the two months that he was head of the state government.
This is an excerpt from the New Straits Times quoting Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said
“Yesterday, he also said that the state government had spent RM1.15 million to maintain its fleet of 16 Perdana since they were purchased in 2004.
“Former Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh himself had spent nearly RM131,600 in maintaining his Perdana this year, in the two months that he was head of the state government.
That breaks down to RM17,968.75 worth of maintenance cost per year or RM71,875 over four years, that is a bit high. I think the company maintaining the cars needs to be thoroughly probed…. how can a Proton require Rm131,000 worth of maintenance in two months. That is just plain madness
Want to know exactly what Proton said about their Perdana?, follow the link to their Press Release
STATEMENT ON PROTON PERDANA V6
SHAH ALAM, 23 July 2008 – In light of recent reports on the maintenance cost of the Perdana, PROTON seeks to clarify that the maintenance cost and efficiency of the model is reasonable and moderate, based on its records.
While the cost of replacing the gearbox may be costly, such an occurrence can be avoided by sending the vehicle for recommended regular and scheduled services at authorized service centres and fitted with original parts. Each periodical service plus oil filter would generally cost around RM200, excluding other spare parts.
Cars in general will perform up to expectations and be less susceptible to problems if they are properly cared for and handled with good driving habits. For Perdana V6, frequency of service is recommended at 5,000 km intervals or after 3 months of usage, whichever comes first.
With reference to one of the cars which was purchased in May 2004 by the Terengganu State government, which claimed to have spent more than RM100,000 on its repair and maintenance, our record shows that there has not been any warranty claims made by them since October 2004 on that particular vehicle.
PROTON is seriously looking into this matter and will be contacting the Terengganu State government to find out details of the service history records on the affected cars in order for PROTON to provide necessary assistance on this matter.
PROTON, established in 1983, is Malaysia’s largest manufacturer of automobiles. With operations in key market centers from UK and Western Europe to the Middle East, and across South-East Asia and Australasia, PROTON produces cars to suit a range of consumer demands and preferences. The offerings include versatile and reliable four-door family vehicles, two-door hatchbacks for the young-at-heart, luxurious and stylish executive sedans, as well as the world-renowned sports cars from Lotus.
PROTON’s inception as a key driver of national development has seen the brand accelerate its learning curve through technology transfer with strategic partnerships and technical collaborations. PROTON cars are now steadily on track to achieving the mission for the future, gearing up to achieve the promise of a marquee which build cars with passion and soul; cars which are a delight to drive and a pleasure to own.
Eventhough i don’t own and i don’t intend to buy their car, but I believe that the maintenance of Perdana is definately not that high unless the menteri besar able to show the proof. Proton – I stand on your side.
Mmm.. something fishy.
And the rakyat start to take more instant noodles these days.
Me too, Proton – I stand on your side too
Malaysians are forced to buy protons become of NAP (a protectionist policy) and in the end Proton cars are definitely inferior of quality. Myself have exp on protons’ built quality and it sucks. Gimme a choice, i would rather go for a 2nd hand Japanese car.
If wasnt because of the gov’s protectionist policy…proton is a goner long time ago.