The Terengganu state government will justify its recent purchase of 14 units of the Mercedes-Benz E200K for state exco use by providing a detailed breakdown of maintenance costs associated with the 4-year old Proton Perdana V6 Executive cars that the E200Ks replace.
Two of the Perdana V6s in particular seemed to need constant expensive repairs, racking up massive repair costs of RM175,229.97 and RM132,357.76 respectively since 2004. It’s not completely off target for them to assume the rest of the fleet are timebombs just waiting for everything to start breaking down. However, no information has been revealed so far as to which party has been maintaining the cars.
I don’t know about them and won’t assume anything but from my personal experience of owning a 2001 Proton Perdana V6 which I bought second hand, in the past 1.5 years of ownership I’ve spent not more than RM10,000 in repairs which included extensive repairs to the suspension and gearbox and minor repairs to the engine.
BTW I think its worth noting that the Perdana V6 Executive is the slightly longer (but not full limo length) Perdana you sometimes see on the road that has a rear door stretched 250mm longer. The conversion is done by Automotive Conversion Engineering Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of EON. ACE also builds the TD2000.
New Mercedes-Benz E200K cars for Terengganu exco