I have heard that Proton Saga is a good car.
My friend bought Saga three months ago and he is still very happy his car and has never complained it any problem. He explained me some advantages with comparing local cars of 1300cc as the following below:
Suspension: better than Baleno and Honda city model 1999 to 2002
Brake: Saga has very good brake and works very work. Saga does good grip on the road but the car runs smoothly.
Distance on CNG: Saga give much better kilometer per gas than Baleno and Honda City(1999 to 2002)
Engine: Saga's engine is well-built and stronger. It is same engine of Lancer 85 to 88. This engine is very successful in Pakistan and still run better on CNG.
I also agree with autobanda what he has epxlained about lancer's engine in this topic.
Features: Keyless entry, Anti-Theif system, CD-player, Pakring sensor, rear spoiler, rear crystal lights and many others.
If you are interested on CNG, you can go for SAGA as you like. If you interested to use on Petrol, go for any local or imported cars