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Thats great if they install the spacers, and at no extra charge too. Goes to show good customer service.
Do keep in mind that the cars were designed for a different country and here in Pakistan, well, you know how it works. Still, the numbers you gave for adequate ground clearance is very interesting as I didnt know its that low.
Hope you enjoy the Saga and welcome to the club that breaks out of the mould of our desi mindsets by buying "no-resale" cars.
guyz welcome to the proton club......trust me, you people have made the right choice.....enjoy your ride........supernt
seems like I was too optimistic about the free spacer installer got charged Rs1400/ After a few days with the car and overcoming the idiosyncrasies of Proton
- Nice big car
- Get nice stares
- Decent boot space
- Decent front legroom. (did not sit in the rear)
- Seats are nicely adjustable
- Engine very responsive above 1.8K RPM
- Gears are smooth (except for reverse)
- Going to 100Km/Hr is a breeze even with loaded car
- Effortless overtaking
- Decent handling
- Many goodies for which you otherwise end up paying with accompanying aftermarket installation problems like a) Front Power Windows, b) internally adjustable mirrors, c) Power locks, d) security alarm, e) Reverse parking sensor
Cons: (some are just observations valid for any car)
- Manual recommends 97RON petrol, I doubt if anyone would put that one here.
- Steering is smooth but without road feel (feedback)
- Rear visibility (while reversing) is low. I guess that would be the case for the new Corolla with the high rear seats and trunk as well
- A/C controls and vents seem like they are broken but actually they are providing too little feedback
- Should provide rear cargo mat and/or full covering board in trunk, instead of the partial board
- The lightly shaded mirrors and glasses make it easy not to notice traffic on the sides.
- As is usually the case with reverse parking sensors they have a mind of their own
- Lousy sound system
- Printing on the instrument cluster dials is not sharp nor attractive.
- Reverse gear can sometimes be rather hard to engage
- There is some hesitation and pinging which the Service Centre says would be taken care of at 1000Km tune up.
- With all other new high seated vehicles around, you would feeel hmmmmmm peculiar (hehe)
- The black colour is a big dust magnet. Can't keep it clean for more then a few hours. True for all black cars. looks sleek though
Verdict: I am satisfied as in a small amount this car provides quite a lot. If it works trouble free for 3 years then that would be great, and then I may get the Proton Persona when it is launched here. I expected flimsy controls, plasticky interior etc, so I am not disappointed. Don't compare it to a City/ Liana and you would feel satisfied too. The only car to compare with is any car which is about 700,000Rs.
My reasons for buying included.
3 years warranty
Cultus has stupidly designed boot
Cultus handling is dismal
Cultus driver seats are BAD
Nice goodies mentioned above
Above all the sales person Mr. Sohail was nice and knowledgeable.
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iszit a second generation saga that was launched in 2008. or is it the one which resembles lancer of 1980s.
The new Saga has not been launched yet, this is the older one.
Considering that the Cultus with EFI (Suzuki Swift Gen II / MK II) was launched in 1990 in USA this did not come into consideration.
Although it is true that it looks a bit dated,. the redesigned back make it look different then the Lancer.
The pics that I took turned out bad, so posting some screenshots of the brochure instead.
By the way Royal Automobiles managed to get the worst angle shot in their brochures
(Sorry I could not get the formatting right)
Forgot to mention the above pics are not from Royal Automobiles brochure, they are from some brochure on the Proton website
i strongly agree with badshahs comments on Saga; and since I am an avid proton user; I'll only say that dude go 4 it; no need to think over and over again...u'll make the right choice...........supernt
Heres what the company says. I hope its not a repost
Malaysian Car - Engineered to EXHILARATE.
Royal Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd., feel proud to have the sole distributorship of Proton products for Pakistan. Proton is Malayasian company which holds 70% market share in Malaysia and has come a long way since its inception in 1983. Proton has transformed itself being a mere assembler with its first car rolling out in 1985, into a full fledged car manufacturer that is today.
In term of markets, Proton has also progressed, it commenced export in 1986 and actively persuing markets accross four regions.
Lotus, a world famous Europian sports car manufacturer (Since 1952) was acquired by PROTON in 1996.
In order to provide quality products with a strong after sales service and parts backup (Nation wide), We are offering four(4) different models with 3 years or 60,000 km warranty (which ever occur first).
1. SAGA (1.3 Ltr)
2. WIRA (1.5 Ltr)
3. GEN-2 (Both in 1.3 Ltr & 1.6 Ltr)
4. IMPIAN (1.6 Ltr)
Following are the details of our Nation wide 3S (SALES, SERVICE & SPARE PARTS) Dealerships.
1- M/s. Proton Royal Automobiles (Pvt.) Ltd. (PLATINUM)
Korangi Industrial Area, Karachi.
Phone: 021-111-776-866, 021-5113667 / 68 / 69
2- M/s. Proton Royal Automobiles (Pvt.) Ltd. (CLASSIC)
Khalid Bin Waleed Road, Karachi.
Phone: 021-4300981-3 Fax: 021-4300984
3- M/s. Proton Islamabad Motors.
Plot # 89 Street - 10, 1-9 Industrial Area, Islamabad.
Phone: 051-4431111 Fax: 051-4444655
4- M/s. Proton Rawalpindi Motors.
Chinar Plaza, Pir Wadhai Road near Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi
Phone: 051-5471871, 5462570 Fax: 051-5468661
5- M/s. Proton Faisalabad Motors.
Garanwala Road, Faisalabad.
Phone: 041-8557501-4 Fax: 041-8557506
6- M/s. Proton Multan Motors.
Old Chungi No. 8, L.M.Q. Road, Multan.
Phone: 061-4570539, 6521192 Fax: 061-4540147
God gives and forgives, man gets and forgets.
good to see u r satisfied with ur new car..
I hope more ppl buy these protons, cherrys and chevrolets to break the monopoly of 3 brands
some pictures (slightly enhanced)
it looks good in black. mashallah. enjoy ur ride.
this is supernt; and if u r in KHI, I can help you out with your saga & it would not touch any road breakers......I can be contacted at my e-mail "firstname.lastname@example.org".....feel free to contact me any time....regards....supernt99
Thanks supernt, so far it is fine. Would drop you an email if anything comes up.
supernt99 agur apkay pass koi effective tareeqa hai tu ap idar share karain takkah sub ko faida hoo.,
MashaAllah nice car. could u please tell us which engine it has? some mitsubishi lancer or some other?
How to Modify Your car: Put some fiberglass crappy looking bumpers, spoilers are essential for your daily driver, and don't forget the TypeR.
Borris Bhai! umeed hai key app khariyat sey hongai.....baat darasal ya hai key jab may ney apni Proton gen-2 le ti, tu wo karachi key road key liyaz sey nechey te, aur allah ka shukar hai key who zamin sey nahi lagee; all bata main ney us ke allow rims ko change kar waya....aur league key 15' our 65 profile key tire daley jis see ghari arnd 7 cm uth gayi, phir since ghari mey cng bhi lagi thi, meray personal mechanic ney meray ghar pey he us mein 1.5 inch key special spacers lagaye.....aur ghari key handling performance pey zara be effect nahi aya...ab ghari aram sey speed breakers ko cross karti hai, aur speed mey kerb / turn negotiating main koi masla nai........aur doosri bath jab tek ke aapki saga nechey hai; sab sey bathreen tarika ghari bachaney ki ye hai key aap spead breakers ko angle sey approach karain; matlad ke 1 wheel ko turn pey breaker sey lekher jain......aap ki ghari nahi lagay gi.....
I just manged to see your new ride.....its good & u have made the right decision; if you need any help you can call me as well......at 021-4301099, 0333-3558425
supernt99 is my call sign, let me have your contact # so that we can meet...........regards....supernt99
hello IBD! how have u been......i trust you must have bought your very own proton now; and if not whats the delay........share your thoughts, may be u might get persuaded in getting one..........badshah is quite happy with his new ride,,,, regards....supernt