sent 7th June 2008
I got my new Proton Saga around 3 weeks ago and am not happy with the fuel consumption. The reason I purchased the new Proton because it was claimed that the the car only consumed 6.3 litres of fuel per 100 KM.
When I was driving my WAJA, my monthly consumption was RM600 per month. But to my surprised, through my detailed calculation the new Proton would cost me RM750 per month. If I knew earlier, I would have just settled for MyV or Savvy. Well, I didn't. Having lost my WAJA to car theft in Feb this year, I was willing to rent a MyV for an extra month just to wait for the shipment of Proton BML (which was delayed twice). We ordered our unit, but the salesperson told us Proton Edar did not send enough units as per requested by Kuching/Sarawak. Still, me & my family was willing wait, thinking it was WORTH WAITING FOR.
I am a mother of 4, struggling with budgets. When I lost my WAJA, I thought it was a blessing in disguise. Thinking this is my way to readjust my budget learning the new Proton is cheaper (it definitely is) and much much much MORE ECONOMICAL as claimed. I'm very frustrated with this situation. How can Proton claim the said 'Economical Fuel Consumption' as stated in the manual and web-site (I notice the fuel claim on your web-site isn't there anymore).
I'm just appalled that the Proton BML's fuel consumption is more than WAJA. To proof this, below is the detailed calculation on few protons :-
RM 12.03 , 6.3 L , setiap 100 KM (PROTON claim)
Tapi saya dah drive sampai 'running', this is what I get :-
RM 12.03 , 6.3 L , hanya boleh jalan 54.7 KM !! (actual usage)
Dulu cakap economical, tapi sekarang fuel consumption the new Proton Saga lebih tinggi dari Proton Waja. Dulu saya drive Proton Waja (dah hilang kena curi dalan Feb 2008, itu sebabnya saya beli Proton Saga, minyak murah kononnya....) , fuel consumptionnya WAJA :-
RM 12.03 , 6.3 L , boleh jalan 60 KM
Saya fikir boleh lah 'readjust budget' . Tapi lain dah pulak jadi. Ya, saya tahu saya dah beli tapi kalau nak claim fuel consumption tu, jangan sedap claim. Saya beli sebab fikir minyak betul-betul economi. Dah happy & excited, sanggup saya tunggu 2 shipment delay, tak cukup unit untuk dihantar ke Sarawak . Kalau saya tahu, saya dah settle nak beli MyV atau Savvy. Maklum anak saya 4, belanja harian bukannya sikit.
Don't know what Proton can do for me, of course saya dah terlanjur beli the new Proton Saga. Nak menyesal pun tak guna. TAPI MEMANG RASA TERTIPU. Bukan just rasa, tapi memang tertipu.
Thank you very much for your attention.
Kuching , Sarawak .
Dear Pn Ida,
First of all, we regret to learn the inconvenience that you might be facing with your Saga. This is certainly unexpected. We hope to get further details from your good self as below;
Vehicle Owner Name:
Vehicle Registration No:
For your info, the fuel consumption is an average based on a constant driving of 90km/h. Fuel consumption is a subjective issue, where other factors do come into play e.g. road condition, driving methods, load etc.
We look forward to your reply. Thank you.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Love my Proton
I've just realized, there's no signal light indicator on the side of my car. Was it done on purpose?
By the way, this is not my car (got this foto on the web). Mine is dark colored. And I wouldn't call it My Proton, because I am not a proud owner of the car. I'll just call it my car. Don't get me wrong, I 'like' Proton cars, they've been loyal to my family for years.
Even the humble little Kancil got the signal light indicator at the side. Where's mine? I dare ask because there are new batches of Proton BLM's on the road and I noticed they have this little lights on each side. I think maybe Proton has forgotten to put a pair on my car, ya kah? Bummer !!
Even the old Proton Iswara got its lights. Proton oh Proton, what happen? The story doesn't end there. I lost My Waja (yes, I was a 'proud' owner, love that car) last year in February to car theft. So, had to buy a new car. Proton was coming up with the new Proton BLM, claiming economical fuel consumption bla bla bla ... You can't fool my husband, he's been keeping track of our fuel consumption purchased ever since our first car in 1996, the was the Kancil. Notebook complete with dates, distances travelled, amounts purchased, litres filled, all that. It was an easy decision, calculated from A-Z. Lower monthly payment (I don't deny it) and claimed economical fuel consumption. Hah, before I forget, after I emailed them, thier 'economical' claim that popped up on the web site then disappeared.
We got our new car in May last year. I have to say, the handling of the car is good, overall, ok lah. After driving the car and realizing the fuel consumption was a bit ridiculous (from my calculation), naturally, I was furious and felt cheated. So, I emailed them ... And the reply? Fuel Consumption is a subjective issue they said. Maybe I was wrong, maybe. Again, correct me if I am. BTW, I never replied back to the email.
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