Used Car purchase: Inspira 2.0P vs Suprima S

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Hi all sifu sifu ZTH, im looking for an used car budget around RM 45k and both model seem like fit the budget nicely.

Just wonder if anyone drive either car before and what is your opinion if i want an used unit.

What i like:

Inspira
MIVEC engine, Nappa seat, Auto headlight, Auto climate, space..

Suprima S
Design, Leather seat, Auto climate, Reverse Cam, Andriod multimedia player, projector headlamp (potential to convert HID), auto fold side mirror.

What i dislike:

Inspira
No Auto fold side mirror (in such a "big" car), low center arm rest, Clarion player (although can replace after market DVD), Design is a bit outdated (or conservative), Reflector head lamp. No use of LED at rear lamp.

Suprima S
CPS turbo engine (not sure its reliability), rear door opening, semi-smart push start.


In summary, i like inspira engine (as its MIVEC by Mitshubishi) but accessories wise, seem like suprima win hands down.

Its hard to decide...

By the way, my work require travel quite a lot, out station as well as city drive, fuel comsumption will also my concern.

Hope all sifu sifu here can help me.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Have you test driven the cars? I think best you try them out first. Probably may help with your decision.....
 

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I'll go for Inspira because of I trust more on Mitsubishi technology and design more than Proton. Furthermore, I heard that quality control of Inspira is checked by personnel from Mitsubishi.

Aftermarket support for Inspira is also larger since it is technically a Lancer.
 

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You can get a used Suprima S for less than RM45k nowadays. I'm a Suprima S owner since October 2013. Ironically, I also faced the same dilemma when deciding between Suprima S and Inspira 1.8 (M) a few years back. :cool:
 

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You can get a used Suprima S for less than RM45k nowadays. I'm a Suprima S owner since October 2013. Ironically, I also faced the same dilemma when deciding between Suprima S and Inspira 1.8 (M) a few years back. :cool:
You should have taken the Inspira manual. Another fun car to drive for you instead of CVT. :biggrin:
 

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I agree with uncle vr2turbo. Test drive both cars first. It's the best way to decide.
 

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I got plan to buy suprima at first. Duno what hit me, buy wira n swap engine. Maybe economy quite bad.
 

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I've already got a fun car. Suprima is more for relaxed driving and safer for the family too. I'm getting older lah, haha...
I really like the Inspira 1.8 manual. For that segment, we can't find any manual offerings in our market. Corolla Altis, Civic, Mazda 3, Lancer, Sylphy are not available in manual over here.

I got plan to buy suprima at first. Duno what hit me, buy wira n swap engine. Maybe economy quite bad.
138hp turbo is not enough to tempt you because the swap you got produces like 200hp. :biggrin:
 

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I agree with uncle vr2turbo. Test drive both cars first. It's the best way to decide.
If don't test drive, how would he know whether he likes the how the car drives. Once bought will keep for sometime, that is why even new cars got test drive units......lol:biggrin:

Even my wife's before she bought her new SUV, tested from N, then M before she bought S.....lol:rofl:
 

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Tested both... both also not a bad car.
Thats why having the dilemma to choose between these two.
Both also have pro and con.
During test drive, it just a short while. Definitely both are better than my current 1.6 10yrs old car.
Because the car im going to use for few years, so just want to have some sifu advise, and it will be good if owner of both can advise me.
 

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You can get a used Suprima S for less than RM45k nowadays. I'm a Suprima S owner since October 2013. Ironically, I also faced the same dilemma when deciding between Suprima S and Inspira 1.8 (M) a few years back. :cool:
Manual, not a fans of Manual nowadays... use to drive manual car... a bit tired especially during jammed.
I want auto, with paddle shift, shifttronic or what ever name they call... can simulate manual drive also =)
 

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Inspira can transplant later.......lol
Transplant...
Im not good in electronic stuff and engine stuf..
And i dont have much time to spend modify and upgrade parts by parts.
So dont think i will go for that option.
Since i have less knowledge, i better stick to OEM... thats why i rather get an used unit...
 

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You can get a used Suprima S for less than RM45k nowadays. I'm a Suprima S owner since October 2013. Ironically, I also faced the same dilemma when deciding between Suprima S and Inspira 1.8 (M) a few years back. :cool:
How is your Suprima ride after so many years? Any issue with it? How about fuel consumption?
 

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If you just want it as a people mover A to B, no mods, comfortable and boring/slow driving. Inspira 2L with the continuously very tired transmission.

Have one at home. Suprima S doesn't come close in it's boringness in a lazy sleepy comfortable kind of way. That whine on the punch transmission, the lack of punch and stupid rpm matching between the CFE and the transmission is not what I call a comfortable ride. And frankly not that much faster than the Inspira. Neither is fast with that "Turbo" badge.
 

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If don't test drive, how would he know whether he likes the how the car drives. Once bought will keep for sometime, that is why even new cars got test drive units......lol:biggrin:

Even my wife's before she bought her new SUV, tested from N, then M before she bought S.....lol:rofl:
N should be Nissan X-Trail, M should be Mitsubishi ASX? S is your current new car.
 

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If you just want it as a people mover A to B, no mods, comfortable and boring/slow driving. Inspira 2L with the continuously very tired transmission.

Have one at home. Suprima S doesn't come close in it's boringness in a lazy sleepy comfortable kind of way. That whine on the punch transmission, the lack of punch and stupid rpm matching between the CFE and the transmission is not what I call a comfortable ride. And frankly not that much faster than the Inspira. Neither is fast with that "Turbo" badge.
This "new" car will be my own use, work and travelling outstation. Have another MPV for balik kampung use.
I'm looking for a reliable car with less repair. As I know buying used car, there is no warranty, so any repair will be from own pocket. Just don't want to buy a car that end up spending $$$ and time at workshop.
 

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This "new" car will be my own use, work and travelling outstation. Have another MPV for balik kampung use.
I'm looking for a reliable car with less repair. As I know buying used car, there is no warranty, so any repair will be from own pocket. Just don't want to buy a car that end up spending $$$ and time at workshop.
I suggest go for Inspira as a safer option. The 4B11 engine used in Inspira is a good engine. The CPS engine in Surprima S is Proton's first turbocharged engine. Whether can it last for long remains to be seen.

I guess N for Nissan XTrail, M for Mazda CX5 and S for Subaru XV..
I forgot Mazda. :biggrin: Since Sifu VR2 drives a Galant, I thought of Mitsubishi instead.
 

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This "new" car will be my own use, work and travelling outstation. Have another MPV for balik kampung use.
I'm looking for a reliable car with less repair. As I know buying used car, there is no warranty, so any repair will be from own pocket. Just don't want to buy a car that end up spending $$$ and time at workshop.
Absolutely no issues since 2012 ownership of the Inspira. Haven't heard major issues/defects from the LYN Inspira owners either. Wear and tear is normal.

Only issue is the head unit. That's nothing to do with the car.
 

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i think u will appreciate larger boot from inspira over hatcback design of suprima....


but if it was me...

IF the car served purpose of town use mainly...shorter ass of suprima becomes the factor of my choice
 

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i think u will appreciate larger boot from inspira over hatcback design of suprima....


but if it was me...

IF the car served purpose of town use mainly...shorter ass of suprima becomes the factor of my choice
Good point.
Rear view visibility is rather poor on Inspira. I would still choose Inspira.
 

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I suggest go for Inspira as a safer option. The 4B11 engine used in Inspira is a good engine. The CPS engine in Surprima S is Proton's first turbocharged engine. Whether can it last for long remains to be seen.



I forgot Mazda. :biggrin: Since Sifu VR2 drives a Galant, I thought of Mitsubishi instead.
M's CX-5 more popular, and so far my car brand ownership did not double up........lol:rofl:
 

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Since used for travel, cari makan. Choose the car that pratical, is ur workhorse not showhorse. How deep ur pocket can go too.

U already have mpv for family.
 

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I will go for inspira.
Its cumbersome in some tight area but much more enjoyable than the suprima.
The Suprima is riding a tad firmer than inspira,blame it on the low profile tires.

leather quality in suprima is like pvc...dont expect much.
i must say fit and finish is good.no rattle or squeak whatsoever.