Liana is probably one of the ugliest cars out there. The Pakistani version (atleast) handles like shit. Build quality is pathetic, BUT what a gem of an engine! It is actually more rev happy than the honda 1.6 vtech! As far as acceleration is concerned, it's def faster than all of the 1.3 sedans here (I havent driven the proton, so count that out). We compared it to a 2006 civic exi. The civic was only slightly faster. Mind you Liana is not very pleasant to drive around town, low end torque is pathetic, but if you have the luxury of being able to redline in every gear, all the time, it surely is a sweet little engine.