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Just wanna ask anybody own a Proton Preve before and what is the biggest issue you have faced?

I am just consider to change my Old car for a New Preve 2018. Since my budget is only around that price range for a new car.
If you are asking why not choose the New myvi or Persona because I my old car is a myvi so skip that:laugh:.Persona I will consider also but since I have a oppotunity to change to a new car so I might choose a more powerful car:driver:
 
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Have you test driven it? Biggest issue is utter crap stock tires. Like really, most rubbish tires I’ve ever had the experience of driving with.
 

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Just wanna ask anybody own a Proton Preve before and what is the biggest issue you have faced?

I am just consider to change my Old car for a New Preve 2018. Since my budget is only around that price range for a new car.
If you are asking why not choose the New myvi or Persona because I my old car is a myvi so skip that:laugh:.Persona I will consider also but since I have a oppotunity to change to a new car so I might choose a more powerful car:driver:
1 friend of mine had one, it think its 4 or 5 years old with about 200k km on the odo.
Only problem so far is it jerk and die at crawling speed recently.after cleaning the throttle body and some tuning, its gone.

The center plastic dash tend to break near the button stack. but not rattling so far.

If u can afford the latest facelift Preve then go ahead.it has leather and proper headrest instead of neck rest on the Persona.
The facelift comes with 17inch so i am unsure how it will affect the ride.
 

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1 friend of mine had one, it think its 4 or 5 years old with about 200k km on the odo.
Only problem so far is it jerk and die at crawling speed recently.after cleaning the throttle body and some tuning, its gone.

The center plastic dash tend to break near the button stack. but not rattling so far.

If u can afford the latest facelift Preve then go ahead.it has leather and proper headrest instead of neck rest on the Persona.
The facelift comes with 17inch so i am unsure how it will affect the ride.
I was attract by the facelift model. They have alot of stuff inside it and also they say they have improved the nvh and the engine mount to reduce rattling. So I am very interested in it.
 

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2nd hand I just scared the engine mount issues face by a lot of people. So I might consider a new one since they have improved the engine mount issue and the NVH.
I dont have much NVH issues. Just get it sound proofed. With regards to engine mounts, it's only RM300 for a set of new ones. How often do you reckon you will replace it?

20K is a huge difference from 70K
 
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Just wanna ask anybody own a Proton Preve before and what is the biggest issue you have faced?

I am just consider to change my Old car for a New Preve 2018. Since my budget is only around that price range for a new car.
If you are asking why not choose the New myvi or Persona because I my old car is a myvi so skip that:laugh:.Persona I will consider also but since I have a oppotunity to change to a new car so I might choose a more powerful car:driver:
As long as you follow the recommended oil change intervals and change to proper oils and specifications you'll be fine. Most of the issues that was faced by the earlier batch Preves have been fixed. Like gearbox breather location that sucks up water when driving over flooded roads, TCU screwing up, oil catching and clogging the sensors around the intake area, popping out water hoses, popping out intercooler (?) hoses and constantly breaking power windows
 

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I own a first batch unit. 80K km now. Never had issues with breaking power windows. Misaligned yes. Broken no.Didnt have gearbox sucking up water despite our rainy weather. Last when I checked 2 days ago, also didnt have oil clogging up the turbo inlet. Intercooler hoses hasnt popped out. Nothing major thus far. Only time I got stuck was when the plastic bush in the gear selector broke.
 

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I own a first batch unit. 80K km now. Never had issues with breaking power windows. Misaligned yes. Broken no.Didnt have gearbox sucking up water despite our rainy weather. Last when I checked 2 days ago, also didnt have oil clogging up the turbo inlet. Intercooler hoses hasnt popped out. Nothing major thus far. Only time I got stuck was when the plastic bush in the gear selector broke.
I will look for it. But still a new car my 1st choice because family having some issue owning a 2nd hand car.
 

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i currently own a suprima. If you are as particular about a car's maintenance as i am then im afraid the used car lot has not much to offer. although i did buy a used one, it is only because it was very very well maintained by the previous owner and it only had 25k on the odometer. otherwise the lot that i saw was very dodgy and a ton of used cars have "freshened" the look to make it look decent. After driving it and careful scrutinizing these units it revealed otherwise. being in the Cfe group on fb also reveals that a large amount of owners dont spend enough on preventative maintenance and only care about the outlook of the car. They use cheapo oils, to delaying service and etc. The only problem about buying these cars new is, as soon as it is registered the value would have dropped a ton. Personally for the price bracket its a decent daily car and with the right tires you will have some decent fun on the twisties. However, the car is what people call manja. dont be cheap on maintenance you will be fine. owh on another note is the clutch type cvt box. learn to be patient when moving from standstill and not pedal to the metal. All the best bro.
 

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I own a first batch unit. 80K km now. Never had issues with breaking power windows. Misaligned yes. Broken no.Didnt have gearbox sucking up water despite our rainy weather. Last when I checked 2 days ago, also didnt have oil clogging up the turbo inlet. Intercooler hoses hasnt popped out. Nothing major thus far. Only time I got stuck was when the plastic bush in the gear selector broke.
I didn't mean all Preve la.. just those unlucky ones. And there was a lot of unlucky ones.

dont be cheap on maintenance you will be fine. owh on another note is the clutch type cvt box. learn to be patient when moving from standstill and not pedal to the metal. All the best bro.
Exactly! Be diligent and don't cheap out on maintenance
 

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I dont have much NVH issues. Just get it sound proofed. With regards to engine mounts, it's only RM300 for a set of new ones. How often do you reckon you will replace it?

20K is a huge difference from 70K
Best advice ever. The car is not worth 70k, but I don't want to always be seen shitting on people's parade.

RM50k savings can change many, many, many, engine mounts. Hell you can custom make fluid filled engine mountings. As for buying used, the usual caveat emptor. Look for one with Proton SC service history, and you need to look at the owner, buy the owner not the car. Before buying, get a mechanic experienced with Preve to check, he would know which seals to check for oil leakages and the common issues, as well as if the CVT is behaving as it should.

Set aside some money to change the usual wear and tear parts. Absorbers, brake pads, all oils and fluids, all filters, spark plugs, engine mounting (depending on mileage and age) and should be good to go. At 20k+5k maintenance, 25k its hard to beat.
 

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Yesterday I just go to a Proton Johor dealer.
Guess what?They told me that No showroom car to see no testdrive unit for johor. I was like WTF?!
I am buying a car or a Pandora box?
Btw thx 4 all the advice. Maybe I will look after other car within my price range. Maybe even 2nd car like Elantra 1.8 & K3 2.0
 

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I was very surprised to know that they dont have a test drive unit even a showroomncar
Oh,my I saw 1 facelift version otr few days ago all I can say he is brave.
Could be its the small showroom with target market for Saga,basic Iriz and Persona.

I drop by a major showroom in Seremban few month back and they have the facelift model.looked sportier with the 17inch and interior is uprated with the leather.
 

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Could be its the small showroom with target market for Saga,basic Iriz and Persona.

I drop by a major showroom in Seremban few month back and they have the facelift model.looked sportier with the 17inch and interior is uprated with the leather.
Many years back, wife went to test Exora M/T. Test Car is there, but no gear knob. SA say manager took out, need to wait for him come in first....:banghead:
 

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Yesterday I just go to a Proton Johor dealer.
Guess what?They told me that No showroom car to see no testdrive unit for johor. I was like WTF?!
I am buying a car or a Pandora box?
Btw thx 4 all the advice. Maybe I will look after other car within my price range. Maybe even 2nd car like Elantra 1.8 & K3 2.0
Got balls or not? Got balls buy a 2011 E90 320d.

Best purchase (or worst nightmare, ok maybe not worst, the bmw1jzparking is the worst nightmare) for the money.
 
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Got balls or not? Got balls buy a 2011 E90 320d.

Best purchase (or worst nightmare, ok maybe not worst, the bmw1jzparking is the worst nightmare) for the money.
I m juz a normal salaryman didn't thinking about getting a bmw
Tomorrow will go and check out a used Jazz V spec quite mint condition.
 

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I m juz a normal salaryman didn't thinking about getting a bmw
Tomorrow will go and check out a used Jazz V spec quite mint condition.
My friend is a normal salaryman as well who owns a used E90 320d. 70k budget confirm can afford with lots of change to spare. Despite the contrary, German cars are not that expensive to run. When people say Continental expensive to maintain they were really referring to the Peugeot and the Alfa Romeos.

Even the famous bmw1jzparking is owned by a normal salaryman.
 
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Bought a used Preve 3 years ago for 28k. Mileage was 100k when I bought it. In my opinion the Preve is the biggest bang for buck in the market. In terms of handling and performance, and even features, I don't think anything comes close to the now 20k+ asking price for a used Preve. So far in 3 years I think I spent about 3k in repairs and maintanence which I think is quite reasonable. Major service already 1.5k+ so broken stuff, like fan motor, lower arm, cracked hoses are all wear and tear.

Plus, you can spend Rm650 for the remap from Drex and the preve becomes a whole new beast. 160hp and 220nm for 20k with lotus handling, super awesome to drive on the road especially on highways. So stable up to 210km/h just make sure you have good tires.

Now I'm thinking of changing car also I don't know what to change to, every car in my budget range is slower than the preve
 
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