Proton Inspira launched – full details and photos

Proton Inspira launched – full details and photos

We are now back from the Proton Inspira launch this morning at Proton’s Centre of Excellence and are ready to share with you what we have digested (the info, not the lunch). Here it goes…..

At a glance, there’s almost zero difference between the Inspira and Lancer save for Proton’s unique front end design, which is of a V-shape as opposed to Mitsubishi’s trademark trapezoidal “jet fighter” grille. Besides the obvious fact that the change is needed to differentiate the cars, Proton deliberately wanted to move away from the Lancer “too aggressive” look, according to the engineers.

Proton Inspira launched – full details and photos

At the rear, you’ll find 2.0 P or 1.8 E to mark the variants, the latter available in both manual and CVT versions. As mentioned in our preview drive, P stands for Premium and E stands for Executive in Proton’s new naming scheme, P being the higher spec. There’s a chrome strip at the bottom edge of the boot, like on the Lancer EX. The Proton’s bumper is unique as it has a black painted “diffuser style” design, as opposed to the straightforward item on the Lancer. The reflectors sit within the black area.

Like the Lancer EX, the Inspira wears 16-inch wheels with 205/60 rubber. With the Proton, you get unique Continental Comfort Contact CC5 tyres with compounds that were specifically developed for the car. The rim design looks much better without the black disguise tape on the pre-production cars. Suspension tuning also differs from the Lancer, as detailed in two rounds of preview tests we did. Click here and here to read them.

Inside, the differences are minimal. The three-spoke steering design has a Proton badge of course, and the instruments look the same. However, we just noticed that the “left speedo, right tacho” layout of the Lancer has been reversed for the Inspira, which has its rev meter on the left side. The multi-info screen is the orange one as per the Lancer sedan, not the full colour version on the Lancer Sportback. The wood trim in the P spec Inspiras are dark brown coloured (Lancer EX has greyish wood) while the 1.8 E gets a matte silver trim that’s nice to touch. All else is identical to these eyes, including the grade of plastics.

The 4B10 1.8 litre pot found on the two Executive variants offers 140 hp at 6,000rpm and 177 Nm at 4,250rpm, while the 4B11 2.0 litre block in the Premium has 150 hp and 197 Nm at the same rpm as above. Performance-wise, the 1.8 manual has a claimed top speed of 202 kph and a 0-100 kph sprint time of 10.0 secs, while that of the 1.8 CVT is 191 kph and 11.4 secs. As for the 2.0 Premium, it gets to 198 kph and does the century sprint in 10.5 secs. As for kerb weight, the manual rolls in at 1,300 kg, while the 1.8 CVT and 2.0 P are 1,325 kg and 1,335 kg respectively.

Four colours are available for the Inspira, and these are Plum Red, Solid White, Genetic Silver and Tranquility Black. In terms of specifications and equipment levels, the Inspira gets a fair bit of kit, though the 2.0 Premium version does naturally get more in the way of added gear.

Nonetheless, all three variants come with dual SRS airbags, leather steering wheel, front pre-tensioner seatbelts, ABS with EBD, immobiliser and alarm system, central door locking, Isofix point, reverse sensor, solar and security tinted film and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

Proton Inspira launched – full details and photos

Other items on the features list across the board are trunk lid remote release, front fog lamps, welcome home light system, driver’s side anti-trap/auto up-down power window, height adjustable driver’s seat and a MP3/Bluetooth-enabled CD player audio system with Arkamys 3D DSP.

As befits its Premium suffix, the Inspira 2.0 gets a number of differentiation points and features compared to the two 1.8 Executive models, and these are:

  • Cruise control (with steering wheel-mounted switches)
  • Column-mounted paddle shift controls
  • Automatic climate control
  • Auto headlamp and rain sensors.
  • Body kit and rear spoiler.
  • Leather seats and door trim finishing (the 1.8 versions are in fabric)
  • A GPS navigation system.

Proton Inspira launched – full details and photos

Peninsular Malaysia Prices

  • Proton Inspira 1.8 M/T – RM78,999
  • Proton Inspira 1.8 CVT – RM84,999
  • Proton Inspira 2.0 CVT – RM91,999

East Malaysia Prices

  • Proton Inspira 1.8 M/T – RM80,999
  • Proton Inspira 1.8 CVT – RM86,999
  • Proton Inspira 2.0 CVT – RM93,999

Langkawi Prices

  • Proton Inspira 1.8 M/T – RM71,999
  • Proton Inspira 1.8 CVT – RM75,999
  • Proton Inspira 2.0 CVT – RM82,999

There are some videos as well as live and promo galleries available after the jump.

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Comments

  • Ash Menon on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:37 am

    w00t! live updates! (i hope you brought something to entertain yourself with, Paul, during those long speeches about new management and quality).

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    • tongkat on Nov 10, 2010 at 6:38 pm

      mitsubishi must be happy to do business with orang malaySIA la. hahahahahah

      after 25 years, still they wanna pay royalty.

      whahahahahahahah, pandai nya. hahahaha. if in K/C country, ppl already copy kao kao, and improve. Here, they cannot copy and improve. they copy, and make it worse, like proton saga .

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      • perodua on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm

        Wise & smart guy……straight to the point and see the clear picture….unfortunately no many people like that…they still think they are good…..proton is slowly ‘invaded’ and ‘possessed’ by Mitsubishi. You are the man. :)

        Dr M must know the consequences….but he can’t do anything

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        • ori_saga1 on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:24 am

          if they help mitsu make cars, rakyat ambik gaji= macam intel, sony.

          if they open proton, they give royalty to mitsu for free. wahhahahaahahaha.

          So called R&D + High Tech Machine = duit masuk longkang!!!!

          They sell expensive car to rakyat + Gaji besar for director + Royalti to Mitsubishi = Inspira (Kereta buatan malaysia, smart guys get it!! wahahahahaahaha )

          mitsu laughing :” i tot they open factory to fight with me, mana tau, they open factory, and buy all expensive equipment from me, and then pay me royalti some more, mmg smart guy la ni”

          What benefit they get?? oh, the thunder cat logo, dan siok sendiri la tu, kereta buatan sendiri ( low quality la tu )

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          • artworkz on Nov 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm

            i support ur comment!!

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          • manU supporter on Nov 11, 2010 at 5:44 pm

            I 2nd to ur comment !!!!!!! Cheap interior !!! Yuk !!!!!!!!!!!!

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          • Romero on Nov 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm

            Proton should CLOSE. What is the point of having a National Car if we have to pay more expensive than other countries. Politicans prefer to compare our fuel price to other but why they dont do to the National Car?? Without Proton, the RAKYAT will have better oppurtunity to own more quality car such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan bla bla at very cheaper and affordable price. What is your proud of being the only country to subsidize the national car??? Where is the Utamakan Rakyat???

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          • razak on Mar 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm

            u r not suitable commented like what u said. w/out proton many country dont know malaysia country. bcoz of proton every one can drive this is utamakan rakyat.

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          • Are these the OPENING comment I should read in this beloved Paul’s site after just arrive from Australia 1 hour ago?

            I don’t need these kinda comments.

            Personally I think THESE kinda comments come from:

            1. You who just can’t afford to pay monthly instalment to get even one 1.8M/T… especially YOU ash-menon & tongkat & ori_saga1, not forgetting artworkz, man-u, Romero… you speak out of frustration? Work harder.

            2. You who just how to know to complaint & complaint & complaint to others, other people always wrong, just you are right.

            3. You who don’t understand how the WORLD works. Always claiming cars in Msia expensive, do some googling, open your eyes. Do comparison then you’ll know why.

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          • hamdan ace on Nov 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm

            U people complaining is one of yr daily diet….Dont say tis not right ….not nice…Since I am also a MALAYSIAN what ever any product so called MALAYSIAN…Most of the people of MALAYSIA start BARKING. Malaysia punya tak ori SELVATO FERAGAMO BAGUS….CELL PHONE FRM EUROPe BAGUS. Eh u complainant keep your mouth shutttt. Do u know MALAYSIA is the best country u nak DUIT GOMEN BAGI. Tapi u kaki enjoy no money to buy even a smallest car…SET YOUR GOALS N WORK HARD. Then only u can acquire a your dream car…( in yr dreams huhuhu )

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          • mitshu: happy that got ppl collect their obsoleted machine and tahan their spare parts for their Mits Lancer, so that they can create new model. without worrying previous customers. good idea…somemore need to pay royalty tim…
            deep…y Malaysia always like to collect ppl’s shits keh??? very not understand y…

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          • you don’t understand car industry man, to make profit, each car has to sell millions of units. if you design each car from scratch, the cost of setting up the molds to produce each of the parts is enormous and will bankrupt the company. it is exactly what the american and european car-makers did, while the japanese car makers overtook them. now go check how many models of cars VW has then check how many different kinds of platforms they have?

            power of lancer + lotus platform.. at 90k? seems like a good deal to me

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          • hkkhoh on Nov 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm

            aiyo,kerja senang saja ambil moulding dari Mitsubishi,put a price tag n sell like hot cakes.smart guy mitsui japan lagi smarter Proton.Model ASX coming soon.sure heboh one.

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        • Arthur on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:56 am

          Invade and possessed? Seriously?

          Little that you knew, Mitsu has been whoring the Lancer GS platform all this while. And the list includes: Mitsubishi Outlander, Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Journey, Citroën C-Crosser, and Peugeot 4007.

          All proton do is taking the opportunity, and turn it into a sound business decision.

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          • Civic_RS on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:20 am

            WELL..MITSU IS NOT GOOD AS WAT YOU THINK..IT IS AMONG THE WORST BRAND IN JAPAN ESPECIALLY IN QUALITY..U CAN KNOCK THE DOOR OF THIS INSPIRA AND SURELY U CAN FEEL IT IS NOT GUD AS WAT U THINK RIGHT NOW..BUT FOR 79K, IT IS NOT BAD..PPL WHO LOVE MITSU WILL BUY IT..U GOT MONEY, U BUY, IF U DOUBT, WAIT FOR NEXT GEN LANCER..IF U GOT TOO MUCH MONEY, WAIT HONDA CIVIC 2011/12..IF U DONT HAVE MONEY, BUY SAGA..THATS ALL..

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          • alldisc on Nov 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm

            the best thing is – proton claimed to have started work with mitsubishi since 2007. dont they realise mitsubishi began ths project for this Lancer 3-4 years before it was launched in 2007? copycat is a copycat.

            not so clever a comment, i guess.

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        • topaz on Nov 11, 2010 at 9:05 am

          Arthur,
          agree with u.. these bashers always talk rubbish..complain this and that..u pay cheap, u get low quality product..pay more get better quality product..if proton make a good quality car, then sell it same price with BMW, basher complain.. who want to buy local car that expensive””…when sell cheap..complain again..copylah..low quality lah..invadelah…power window lah..i believe,proton can make a better quality car as good as other top car maker..but are they willing to pay the price???..

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          • I am totally agreed with you. I am fully satisfied with my proton car, no problem at all with the power window or whatsoever.

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          • perodua on Nov 11, 2010 at 9:56 am

            If proton can make a better quality car with a good sales & service performance…..I will buy it.

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          • Lappy on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm

            The price is not cheap at all friend. They jus raise up the price of other foreign car to make Inspira or Proton looks cheap. Friend get out of Malaysia sometime to see the world.

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          • The idea of having a national car is to ensure its affordable for everyone. Why on earth should we have to “pay more” for a “higher quality” car??

            You mean to say that after 25 years of having everything served up to them on silver, nay, a gold platter, Proton can only do so much??

            Enough on “Proton does not have this”, “Proton does not have that”. They’ve had enough opportunities and they have now outlived their initial purpose and morphed into an obstacle which prevents us from spending our very hard earned money on far superior cars thanks to the protectionism afforded to them.

            I would symphatise if Proton was couple of year old but 25 years old?? Come on man! As long as people keep making excuses for them and accepting Proton’s lame excuses, we will continue to get substandard products at superior prices.

            I own a 5 year old Proton Satria bought brand new – no breakdowns in 5 years, it starts, it goes but isn’t that what its supposed to do?? Isn’t that what I paid my very hard earned money for? If that’s the only criteria by which Proton must succeed, then no wonder it can’t get its act together.

            Based on the most of Proton’s supporters, a couple of cars with no power window issues is reason enough to jubilate and declare that Proton has indeed exceeded expectations. Expecting more like interiors that don’t rattle after 1 yr, good quality fittings, good after sales and service is to be frowned upon…..

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          • Driver on Nov 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm

            I do not agree with you topaz as i think with the amount of money that we pay for Proton Persona or other proton brand the quality must be there. As if other countries are selling cars cheaper than malaysia i believe our price could be lower i term of the lousy quality that we are given. but paying at that price proton selling i demand for a much better quality.

            My proton iswara was stolen 2 years ago, before it was stolen when i go to authorised service centre to repair, they let their supplier in and talk to us customer and try to convince us customer to change parts, like this thing would help to save petrol bla bla bla. I dunno whether they still are doing this to their customer but really bad as they also helping these supplier to cheat their customer. When i decline their mechanic also join the conversation.

            That is the reason if i have money i would not want to buy mitsubitshi also cause they are serviced by proton service centres as well.

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          • if Proton were to made a good car, they would hv exported to other country.
            sadly still juara kampung

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          • mamat puchong on Nov 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm

            your money, your call. If people want to buy Proton.. so let them buy.. don’t kacau people right. If you are so smart … go and build your own car..

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          • ProtongInsane on Nov 13, 2010 at 12:59 am

            Using the tax payer money to do an R&D for copy and paste technology for the last 25 years. For a business man, they so called it a win win deal. In actual fact, Lancer is not a sellable car. hence, two losers combined and worked together to produce the copy and paste car (proudly known as local made car) to inspire the nation.

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          • bmw sell expensive in msia becoz of the tax…why>? becoz of proton..why? becoz the gov wants to protect their baby car…why?becoz if bmw is cheaper then many ppl will buy bmw n proton will die!

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          • MoFat on Nov 15, 2010 at 10:29 pm

            We still have narrow minded people here who asking are we going to pay for higher price if Proton produce a better quality car with no power windows faulty….etc Those junk kid still think that our national car is cheap so they deserve to produce a car with low quality.

            Their mind is simple, more expensive = beter quality. They have never thaught of producing a quality car with lower cost of investment. I guess thats why these people and Proton never improve.

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          • MoFaz on Nov 16, 2010 at 12:44 am

            No MoFat, we have alot more narrow-minded people who always think that imported products are always better. that’s why they enjoyed our hospitalities here so much, because we treat them like a king.
            toyota sold Prius in US, Japan & UK for RM70,000 only. why after 10% sales tax the price jumped to RM140,000? now, praise and bow to your king Toyota as much as you like, i don’t care.

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          • Expensive doesn’t mean good. If proton can produce 100% quality car as per mitsubishi and selling at lower price why not? Why we want let other country to making our money instead we can do it?????
            Proton must appreciate and take good use of this opportunity. If they are selling at low price with lower quality and this will become joke later on.

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          • lancer in labuan is direct import from japan. the car quality is much better then proton and the car include the panel audio and DVD. the price is about 85k.
            Who want to purchase proton with the similar price and low spec

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        • Civic_RS on Nov 11, 2010 at 10:54 am

          sorry guys, i’m not understand why proton didn’t make a sporty version..they can make more money and lift abit p1 brand..as what Suzuki (swift), Latio (hatchback sport) Mazda, vios with TRD..who know p1 can deal with TRD and put in the Inspira, put 17/18 inch sport rim, higher spoiler, put carbon fiber a bit, brembo brake, evo seat..then sell it 90k for 1.8 manual..sure more ppl interest..cos better than trd..haha..then maybe this can beat Lancer GT in term of quality & performance…HAHAHAHaaaa

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          • budin on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:03 pm

            later on,,, Inspira R3 perhaps..

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          • HirumaKecil on Nov 11, 2010 at 3:35 pm

            Wait la.. Proton will make it soon.. Always like that.. BTW.. the price is rm2000 cheaper than expected.. nice…

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          • Yamani on Nov 13, 2010 at 9:35 am

            Cakap pandai lar korang nak itu ini…tau pasal keta jar..nak buat keta kena ada bahan..mana bahan2 tu..korang tau besi kat dunia seluruh negara berebut2 nakkan bijih besi…bukan setakat keta, bangguna , kapal semua..Company aku booking 3 kilang besi kat china dan lelain..satu punya kilang hasil besi buat bebrang kami..itu baru cerita bahan…cerita formula ketahanan nak jadikan enjin tahan panas, tak retak n pecah semua.. mana engjin Proton BOT sekejap pecah..ape beza kuality engjin VTEC Merah n hitam…itu formula ketahanan besi…Apa company pun takkan jual formula tu, lain ko leh tiru lar…
            Dullu org ckp tin milo first Saga kuar…Bro keta Saga 1st model tu masih jalan tau atas jalan raya kita..25 thn kira ok lar ketahanan body n engin dia…Gen2 aku leh lari 200km/j ok lar gitu..biarlar pick up lambat skit..penting laju dah lar…bg kami org malaysia, biar kualiti rendah dari org lain, janji duit kami bg kaya company malaysia..kalu korang nak puaskan nafsu ko n kaya sgt, beli keta org luar…org cadang nak buat kapal terbang semua camna..rakyat sendiri tak support…ko ingt tak da enginner ka dalam dunia ni leh reka keta 1 liter = 100mile…semua price fixing dah antara pengeluar keta semua…minyak semua bisnes maaa..napa keta electric tak cormercilize lg…bisnes maaa…

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          • manulovetohate on Nov 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm

            I think most of ppl buying inspira thinking the same thing…buy for 79k, modify to look like evo x, and for sure the thundercat logo have to go. CHEAPSKATE!!!

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          • Civic_suck on Nov 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm

            HAha beat Lancer, go far far away la Inspira ….. ha ha ha

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        • Satria191 on Nov 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm

          Honestly, Proton part is very lousy in the quality department. I have a Proton Satria Neo and it has been a hell of a mess. It cost around B$22,000 and I thought it was a good investment (cheap parts and all that). But to my surprise, after 3 years driving this car; major problem broke out. 3 years!! I always have a good maintained service record but the problem was just ridiculous.

          Fuel-pump failure, wiring problem, electronic parts burn out, overheating without no apparent reason, bumper out of place, steering problem and seatbelt malfunction. It maybe cheap in parts but when you invest almost every month in fixing the car; it turn out to be a very bad investment. A very very bad investment.

          I used to love this car. It is my first car but it turn to be one hell of a disaster. Now I really hated it for the problem and all that.

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          • InspiraBase on Nov 17, 2010 at 4:34 am

            Hmm.The lowest version at the moment is Exec 1.8 which means a Base version could be out by next year if the sales is not doing too well.Just like the Exora when it was first launch , the offering models were M-line and H-line but after a year,the base line was introduce. There’s a high chance that the Base line for this Inspira will be out by next year. Do you think so?

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          • syafizee_neo on Nov 18, 2010 at 3:26 am

            do some revision on the way u drove the car…

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          • Even M,B or V cars also got problems. Sometime we buy the car have to depend on luck also. Previously i am driving proton iswara for 7 years and there is totally no problem but only the engine with minor oil leaking (expected due to life time and over use).
            Right now i am using N car and it always give me a problems. Less than 1 year, i had change 4 bulbs (head light) and it is not cheap (healogan bulb). Further more, my braking system also have problem till now still can not resolve. It cause me high maintainance cost. Only the thing is i feel more comfortable to drive it.

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      • ali cafe on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:51 pm

        K/C:
        1. copy
        2. edit
        3. improve
        4. profit + proud (own car)

        MY:
        1. copy
        2. edit..edit..edit..
        3. haiya..ssh la… rebranding je lah
        4. profit – proud (belilah brnagn buatan msia)

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        • ali cafe on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:59 pm

          *edit*
          rebadge..sorry typo

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        • ali cafe on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm

          *edit*
          rebadge..

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          • 3008_bought on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:13 am

            this car made in japan, and those blind supporter here tells us, belilah inspira buatan malaysia.

            Apa buatan malaysia?-? logo? from C country i think.

            Congrats to engineers.—-If i’m those Rehat & Duduk engineer, i malu. Rebadge only woi! gaji buta ni.

            Suspension, tuning, come on, you pay lotus to do this la, wat so proud?

            and in langkawi, this chip pa lak waja-lancer = 10k lebih mahal than ori lancer.

            they ask, why not use the name, Saga, wira, waja??

            Saga- RM20000
            Wira — RM40000
            Waja– RM60000

            they wanna chop the price, so they need a new name. but they malu to use the name perdana(RM100k) , so they got inspirasi(RM80-90k).

            kereta semakin mahal wei. Duit semakin kecil.

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          • MoFaz on Nov 11, 2010 at 2:02 am

            3008, do u think price of nasi lemak now is still 50 cents like 20 years ago?

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          • Yamani on Nov 13, 2010 at 9:50 am

            Cakap mudah lar…ko buka kilang kicap udah…kicap ko ada tapi botol kaca nak isi kicap takda…nak buat apa..design ada, material kaca nak jadikan botol takda..kalu kaca tu mahal, takkan product kicap aku nak jual murah kot…korang paham skrg…material bijih besi yg buat keta Proton mahal…korang mesti ckp..eleh besi murah jar…ko pergi pusing seluruh dunia n kilang hasilkan besi minta beli tengok..20 th lagi baru dpt bsi korang order tu…macam ko nak tgk MU punya game…ko booking tgk berapa tahun ko kena tunggu…rakyat malaysia berapa juta bro, yg nak gi reka lain pada org..ko dah tau nak pecah pasaran luar agak payah, so marketing bijak lar skit…jgn salahkan R&D…gi masuk tgk design apa Proton ada…korang terkejut tengok drawing design2 keta untuk Proton..tp marketing tak mengizinkan nak buat kereta kaw2 cam tu..sebiji screw pun kira bro..fikir lar sendiri

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      • anjez on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:28 pm

        I totally agree with you tongkat.viva to your fantastic comments.keep it coming bro!!
        love it…Saga Maga 1985 Saga now even scrap metal also dont want…because the cheap material Proton use,

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        • joehunt on Nov 18, 2010 at 10:51 am

          beg your pardon? saga 1985 scrap metal also don’t want? as far as i know, the saga (orient model) year 1985 now days value at around RM8k to RM15k. just a few days ago, my neighbour rejected an offer from my colleague to buy his 1985 saga for RM10k cash. (still in mint condition of course!) hmm..?

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      • look like a copy cat from mitsu car??? anyway just the price is lower i think!

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        • This is great!!!!!!
          To buy M car is too expensive for us and most of the money is paying for tax…….now we can get same car but different brand with lower price…….its worth it…… Malaysia Boleh……
          Note: Brand is not important. Janji quality bagus!!!!!

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      • aliTongkat1M on Nov 13, 2010 at 1:09 am

        After 25 years of reserach and design, we are still talking about power windows problem. low quality dashboard,no hope service from service center. Some people may say, you pay cheap price for proton for what you get.!!. Friend, I bought a BMW 3 Series at the price of Proton in Australia. For those who think those junk car is cheap…u are totally wrong.

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        • MoFaz on Nov 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm

          do you buy brand new, or used?
          brand new 3-Series in Australia = AUSD60K, Saga in Australia = AUSD12K.
          or, are you saying `RM60k = AUSD60K?

          if you’re stupid, don’t simply assume we’re also stupid like you.

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          • MoFat on Nov 15, 2010 at 1:24 pm

            We have a junk kid who still support junk goods. A fresh graduate paid AUD 36k per year with BMW at AUD 60k/unit. Over here, it get pay RM24/year but BMW at RM 250K/unit
            Use your head to think. Is it cheap in Malaysia ?

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          • MoFaz on Nov 15, 2010 at 6:42 pm

            that’s because your head are skewed.. thinking only about car. try put other things into consideration. if BMW is soooo cheap, why i didn’t see many BMW on the roads there? BMW is still considered a luxury car.

            BMW Group Australia managing director Stavros Yallouridis said:
            “(In some other countries with higher taxes) BMW has a four and a half to five per cent market share – (but) in Australia we are struggling to get two per cent at the moment, so why can’t we have a similar trend in Australia to some of the other countries in the world? ”

            now, can you think why this is happening?

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          • MoFat on Nov 15, 2010 at 10:11 pm

            that’s because your head are narrow minded like proton made power window..thinking only the junk metal. There are plenty of kuxury cars at cheaper there and why do they need to drive BMW if they have given a choice. Who care what BMW Group MD is saying, they have to have a good strategy to sell their car at different country.

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          • MoFaz on Nov 16, 2010 at 1:32 am

            cheaper luxury cars? what the hell is that?.. is there such thing as cheap luxury? you don’t have a point, do you?

            australia has ‘cheap’ luxury cars (AUS$60K is cheap according to your standard). yet they only accounted for less than 6% of market share. BMW get only 1.7% of the pie.

            my point is, even though the car price there is low, there are many other things which are more expensive than here. house, petrol & food are among the other things. you could buy 2-storey semi-D for RM350k in Rawang / Bangi. it would be AUS$500k for single storey detached house in Perth for the same distance from city centre. it would cost more in Sydney or Melbourne.
            and, do you know that there’s excise duty of 38cent for every litre of petrol that you purchase there, + another 10% GST?

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        • encik padil on Nov 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm

          agreed… don’t convert the price with RM but convert it with our perkapita income. but unfortunately there is still a lot more stupid malaysians that still can’t see the difference…

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          • MoFaz on Nov 15, 2010 at 6:51 pm

            economy is not as easy as ABC or 123… every country has advantages / disadvantages. try think about this:
            Singapore GDP is much higher than Malaysia. But we pay the same amount in RM as Singaporean pay in SG dollars for McDonalds and cars.
            we buy McD with RM10, in Singapore it’s SGD10.
            we pay RM70k for Honda City, in Singapore it’s also SGD70k

            what’s our advantage?
            our condo in PJ is RM250k, but condo in Singapore is SGD400k+.

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          • Murusamy on Nov 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm

            Mengapa ambil SIngapore utk comparison? Ramai so call professional like to give statistic and big picture to show they are expert….in actual fact, their brain is kosong, they know only find the worse single item to make comparison. This sound so familiar in our country and you heard it every time. Jgn lah malu kan wisdom of malaysian. National car quality cannot improve with this bunch of supporter….murah so cheap neh fair right….what a shame.

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          • papantong on Nov 15, 2010 at 11:02 pm

            Ambillah negara lain…nak tengok perbezaan dan statistik. Semua orang tau yang Singapura ni apapun mahal.

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          • MoFaz on Nov 16, 2010 at 1:40 am

            okay, you do the comparison with whatever country you like, and let us see the result. remember, the comparison must be fair & square. if you count a condo rental here, you must count for condo rental there, not just a single room rental.

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          • Jacob Thomas on Nov 16, 2010 at 10:15 pm

            what a joke, taking property price into comparison. Adik, if you buy a condo at price X, after several years, price will inflate. You get X+earning. Dont compare with the investment in car. The fact is we are paying too much for local car with our earning here. The car will depreciate just like that. Why pay so much with our low income here compare to advance country.

            Dont act like a smart kid, boy. sigh..

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          • Guys, some correction…… If you don’t convert the currency, of course most of the things in their country is cheaper than Malaysia (1 to 1 comparison) because their money is higher value………same as Singapore.
            e.g. SGD1k can buy a lot of things in Singapore but RM1k just can buy little in Malaysia….. If you are the nation there and earning their money and spend there that’s good. But if you bringing RM to spend there…….totally out.
            Another e.g. Singapore fresh graduate engineer can get average SGD 2.2k per month and Malaysia fresh graduate engineer only can get average RM2k per month. Obviously, their life will be better compare to us but of course they have their limitation as well…….
            Fren, we have to feel happy to stay in Malaysia………because our country is free from natural disaster.

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          • Mofaz, you are out date………
            Now a day our Honda City where to get RM70k? Please get 1 for me if you have lubang (must be brand new). Further more, in Singapore, SGD70k you should driving Altis and not City………
            The expensive thing in SIngapore is only the house because they have limited land……….but don’t forget house in KL also not cheap.
            Our new generation will facing life tougher and tougher.

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    • ukenakonek on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm

      When will they launch the Mitsu ASX clone?

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      • hkkhoh on Nov 11, 2010 at 2:33 pm

        Dun worry bro/sis Proton will come out wif ASX model soon dat i can put my money down.Today Price,yesterday technology!

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      • manU supporter on Nov 11, 2010 at 5:50 pm

        call it proton Gen X hahaha,

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    • Inspira_is_the_BEST on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:14 pm

      Since so many people hate the car, I might just get one… just to see the look on their faces :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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      • agreed… well by the time you roll out inspira on the road people with look up at you… like u drive a ferrari.. nice huh? =p head up high!!

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    • syafizee_neo on Nov 18, 2010 at 3:34 am

      hahah… rilek rilek… after this we can actully see lots of evos’ and evo jadian on the road… majulah motorsport malaysia…

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    • Proton User on Apr 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm

      aku rasa nama inspira ni tak berape sesuai la ngn proton baru ni. memandangkan proton kebanyakkan nya menggunakan nama yg gagah… kegagahan… contoh saga, iswara, wira, waja, juara, satria, putra, … gen2 ngn persona je lain. kenapa tak bg nama Proton Sakti kat inspira ni… lg sesuai ooo… rupa dia yg masih agresif kit… nampak gagah… sakti… hehehe… ape komen korang?

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  • BadBET on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Paul, you making me stuck here. Really tak sabar want to met our new Proton Inspira.

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    • aloya on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:02 am

      Me too!!! update! update! pls! can’t wait :p

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    • micro site for inspira…
      .
      http://www.protoninspira.com/

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      • hooray! just back from showroom… not much impress me except the price… build quality just ok (especially dashboard).. material also nothing to proud with the price tag (National Car)..

        hope many people booking this.. then competition more tough from other car maker… by that i can booking their car with better deal…

        sorry proton for not putting deposit on this Car.. wish future owner happy with this Inspira.. yr money, u decide.. give positive comment are welcome.. dont bash!

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        • linear_system on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:41 pm

          i like your comment..bash can but not blindly bash :)

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        • vat69 on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:18 pm

          quality is the same as the lancer gt … just compare between mitsubishi lancer gt compare with proton Inspira … especially on the dashboard… sama saja ma… i just compare with my friend car…

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          • hkkhoh on Nov 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm

            all proton inspira customer after taking ur new car can go straight to Sunway for Front Bumper change to Mitsui one ya.

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          • timun on Nov 11, 2010 at 10:20 pm

            Rhys Millen..have u cut hair in japan?..u better do because from there u will know how much is costing in japan compared to malaysia,,,talk is easy man..

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          • Rhys Millen on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:04 pm

            Timun .. believe it or not it is up to you.. .When you compare prices in countries which have the same tax for both Proton and Mitsubishi you will find that even the Lancers cost less than the Proton Persona. It comes back to simple accounting in corporate worlds .. The tanjung malim plant isn’t exactly a small investment. It even made it onto National Geographic on how advanced the assembly plant is .. but only caters to mainly domestic consumption which isn’t exactly a large volume by global automotive manufacturing standards.

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          • joehunt on Nov 18, 2010 at 11:03 am

            vat69, totally agree with you. me and my friends did the comparison also. my friend even drove his lancer gt to the proton showroom. quality same, only few parts different, (placement of meter, panel lane colour etc..)

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        • perodua on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm

          Malaysian get rob again…….The inspira is even more expensive that the Lancer 2.0GT RM91,999 vs RM71,800 (Langkawi price). How come?

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          • keyhadi on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm

            Langkawi price no excise duty la, ngog

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          • Tiadaid on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:23 pm

            Because bashers are not smart enough to see that they’re comparing Lancer price without excise duty and Inspira price with excise duty! Think Proton don’t have to pay excise duty is it?

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          • perodua on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm

            New price langkawi is released. RM82999. How come more expensive than Lancer?

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          • ntah.. on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:10 pm

            because they need to share the profit with mitsubishi..

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          • libralcl on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:20 pm

            Is is because of middle man price from Proton. Mitsubishi is selling directly to the owner whereas Inspira is brought from Mitsubishi and then sell to the customer. (Of course there is some lotus tech payment inducted).

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          • Dean Winchester on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm

            yalor,Langkawi is Duty Free Zone larr,without excise duty,ngog ngog…

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          • its because of 60% imported content me think…

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          • Supporter on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:15 pm

            Totally with you on this Perodua… Maybe you should back-up your statement with some facts, or else they will think you are just another lame critics.

            I would like to share with you guys some of the facts that may caught your interest or maybe some food for your thoughts;

            Fact no. 1:

            OTR price with insurance in Langkawi;
            Proton Inspira 2.0 CVT – RM82,999.00
            Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0GT – RM71,800.00

            http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my/showroom-lancer-langkawi.php

            Verdict/Comment:
            May need someone from Proton to explain these. Just want to clarify that our Proton is only with 60% import from Japan parts while the Lancer is 100% CBU from Japan.

            Fact no. 2:

            OTR price with Insurance in Peninsular Malaysia;
            Proton Inspira 2.0 CVT – RM91,999.00
            Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0GT – RM123,980.00

            http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my/showroom-lancer-peninsular.php

            Hire Purchase Interest Rate for 9 years;
            Proton Inspira 2.0 CVT – 4.10% p.a.
            Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0GT – 3.85% p.a.

            http://paultan.org/2010/06/02/hire-purchase-interest-rates-are-up-by-about-0-25/

            With 10% down-payment, the monthly payment for 9 years tenure would be;
            Proton Inspira 2.0 CVT – RM1,049.56
            Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0GT – RM1,391.16

            Verdict/Comment:
            The 10% down-payment for the Lancer may be quite high but to think of the monthly payment with only a margin of RM341.60 for a 100% CBU car from Japan and those alluring 18″ wheels, you better think twice guys…

            Final verdict:
            The choice is yours. Make yourself happy and don’t listen to others. Smart guys get it.

            You can give me as many thumbs down as you want, but these are facts.

            I own a Proton Iswara by the way.

            Best regards,
            Supporter

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          • Rhys Millen on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm

            Simple .. it cost money to replace the bumpers, steering wheel cover so original cost of the vehicle before tax is higher .. So your inspira in tax free zone will definately cost more than a lancer.

            10k extra for the front and rear bumpers as well as suspension bushes etc.
            Also our assembly plant has lower volume and as such fixed cost is divded over less units. So overall assembly cost in Malaysia is more expensive than Japan.

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          • perodua1 on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:29 pm

            The only reasonable reason for more expensive is that proton has to pay loyalty to mitsubishi for every inspira they are selling. This is like earliest proton car where proton has to pay for royalty.

            The thing I found out in this blog is that many proton supporters is supporting for nothing. And they do not see the ‘danger’ behind all this practice of rebadging.

            But in our deepest heart we know that this inspira is not the genuine proton product. The Inspira is just a mirror and copy of the Lancer. How can our people so foolish that we treat it like our very own ‘creation’?

            They are good in the car spec, good in arguing, good in cursing, good in taxing but they are unable to see with a clearer picture and the important point in doing business is to do R&D and polish up the management, production, sales & service line. Take the opportunity while proton is still under the government protection to improve themselves. Government protection is a privilege and not a must.

            The winner in this games is definitely Mitsubishi because proton has to pay a long term loyalty for every Inspira that is sold in the country. For Mitsubishi, they are selling Lancer and ‘Inspira’ and proton is indirectly ‘controlled’ by them. Aren’t they see this picture? We get ‘muka’ but our ‘pocket’ & ‘brain’ is ’empty’

            You can argue that other car maker also practice rebadging but they also having their own car model. Rebadging would be beneficial in short term but it will make the proton R&D lazy and no progress. We have Proton Emas but when can we see it in the Malaysian road?

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          • Supporter on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:48 pm

            Thanks Rhys Millen… That makes sense.

            Finally found someone with a brilliant answer. :)

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          • well…at least proton did not rebadge every single one of their car..(exp perodua);)

            also the profit from selling inspira can be used to develop a better car in the future..for example the persona replacement..because developing a new car took a lot more cost than rebadging one…marketing strategy la bro

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          • e-tique on Nov 11, 2010 at 9:04 am

            some people says that its a no brainer job of rebadginglah, lazy rnd lah bla…bla…bla. but, how can we relate this brainless job with perodua that doesn’t have any single model that is designed & developed by themselves?? and yet still to be called as a national car…?

            whose brain is empty all this while??

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          • babyNeo on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:45 pm

            1k+++ utk monthly…xmampu la takuk gaji bwh 3k…

            kate target utk pengguna waja, pesona, satria…nie da lari 4-5rat sbulan….

            argggggh…

            dr segi marketing n teknologi…mmg cun la..ape lg..proton da leh godam la abis2 enjin mivec tu secara halal…masukan dlm CPS..kan cun..

            dr segi moral..meniru x bek!
            tp tu sala satu teknik belajar.

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        • squall_shinoda on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm

          I went to the showroom as well, and I must say that I’m quite impressed too. From the salesmen there, I found out that there are actually quite a number of hidden features not available in the original Lancer GT; you’ll only know after you own it. Features include the familiar features borrowed from the Exora’s Body Control Module such as Follow Me Headlights system, as well as other features such as auto off lights if you forgot to turn off the lights before taking out the key.

          The only thing that I dislike is basically the same as in the Lancer GT which is the paddle shifters. I prefer paddle shifters being permanently attached to the steering wheel as in the Civic and the City because we can change gears even on tight corners, but it is harder to be done with the paddle shifters of the Inspira and the Lancer GT.

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          • DontGetIt on Nov 13, 2010 at 2:51 am

            Proton have been fighting a hard battle for the last 25yrs. Even proud Malaysians are devided over it. But the rationale of Inspira is off. I don’t buy what the CEO said. (Probably to save his job). Why use everything Mitsu (except for suspension)? Why CPS engine cannot work ah? 1.6L + Turbo?? How hard is it strap a turbo and make reliable? Mods shops all over KL can do it. Proton R&D take such a long time. I hate to say this, but what are the guys doing in R&D?

            All the car companies are going for fuel efficient engine. 1.8L & 2.0L? Ermm.. did the Marketing guys sleep through the last Petrol prince increase?

            Smart guys get it? Sure. Smart guys think it’s car to stay away. What’s the last 2.0L engine Proton had? Maintenance cheap? Keke

            Old engine, old design. For the price, and considering 1Malaysia means price hikes, sure you guys want to put $$ on this? I being a practical Malaysia will take PM’s good offer for Hybrid’s lower taxes.

            PS: Seriously!! Hyundai’s Theta engine even more canghih on fuel efficiency. Damn malu Proton!!

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        • do you drive lancer?

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          • z4lei on Nov 11, 2010 at 10:08 pm

            i’ve rented mit lancer once, and drove few of my friend lancer mivec, GLS. i dun feel good (all r CBU japan) s’pore registered car. personally prefer honda, subaru, suzuki or least toyota/isuzu than mitsubishi, mazda, daihaitsu, nissan

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        • mamat puchong on Nov 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm

          well done my friend.
          love your comment.
          use kepala to think, use kepala lutut to simply bash

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    • me too

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  • Exited!! Haha..nevermind what bashers said, Proton will always be Proton..keep up the good work Proton!!

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    • I started survey the overall specs for Mit Lancer GT (inspira) vs. Civic, ALtic, Camry and Accord and Inspira looks longer, wider and taller than Civic and the price …almost 35k cheaper and now no worries about resale value since it will be under Proton and we bale get better value compared to Mitsui

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      • Civic_RS on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:43 am

        cmon bro..think wisely la…mit lancer gt not same with inspira…heard from tv3 last nite, they want increase local part to 60% (current is 40%)..it is weird, p1 keep changing their word, part from japan from 95% to 90%, then 80%, then for after 300 unit become 60%, now they said they will increase local part to 60% that mean original part from japan is only 40% in the future?they decrease the manufacturing cost, would they decrease selling price? i’m afraid they wont, but the will change the tail n front lamp, claim it as lifted model and increase the price..well done..

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    • bobdbilder on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:12 am

      Will they be on every dealers’ showroom today?

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    • mudahlupa on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:33 am

      Can they keep up the ‘good work’ not at my expense please?

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    • littlefire on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm

      Well said.. I caught the message in between.. ” Proton will always be Proton” Hahahaha….

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    • Armeng on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

      There are three type of person commented on this page,

      1. lancer owners who feel very sad and started to bash inspira
      2. proton hard core who praised this model
      3. unknown readers who just simply hantam or talk about car without knowledge
      4. very poor people who have no money even to buy a wheelbarrow but talk like they
      one of the richest man in Malaysia
      5. wise man who can think and talk wise, no prejudice, no skeptic and reasonable

      soo..who are you?

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      • E Bear on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm

        Lancer owners unlikely to be writing here, filled with sadness.

        Apalah Proton hardcore, most of us are below this budget.

        Rich man no time to write here, wise man say nothing.

        I am the below average person who can buy a wheelbarrow but not an Inspira. Pesona closest thing.

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        • anand on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:43 pm

          Inspira owners will be laughing now but after 2 years they will be crying and Lancer owners will be laughing….trust my words….wait for the real quality of the Proton

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          • Hayden on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:13 pm

            wow u can see the future..impressive! =D

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          • Anand is right. The good man is implying what was learned for the past 25 years (and present).

            After 25 years, Protong are the master of Rebadging Technique (Mitsubishi – abang besar) and excellent Salvaging Specialist (Lotus – a company even the UK people doesn’t want to keep).

            Nothing good will come from these guys. Looks like history gonna repeat itself once more. Anybody opt for another round of 25 years of lousy engineering?

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          • I am proton owner for 6 yrs and never crying and I can travel a lot because I just pay very little..:)

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          • if 70%/60% come from mitsu, shud owner lancer be laughing qt inspira owner???

            i’ve checki that even the front and rear windscreen come from mmc itself, not made in malaysia.

            so who will be laughing now???

            maybe me>>>and by the way, inspira expensive in langkawi becoz they have to pay royalty to mitsu, if mitsu sell lancer 72k, that is for mtsu profit only, now proton also want profit, so 10 k is proton profit/mitsu royalty.

            by the way, many features upgraded from original lancer from malaysia such as isofix(misu lancer euro spec), rain and light sensor,welcome home and coming home light, ride and handling…so all the gadgets is available for mitsubishi lancer euro spec, which is not sold in malaysia.

            so of course the price will be different. so actually we get lancer spec euro when we buy inspira compare to original lancer which use asian spec. so, smart guy get it.

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          • vendetta on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:04 am

            SY0H, I agree with you but I have to maintain that Lotus are geniuses. In the 25 years worth of crap Proton has come up with, buying Lotus is its greatest achievement. If Proton’s engineers can collaborate well with their counterparts from Lotus, maybe there still is a future for them.

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          • SushiburgerX on Apr 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm

            In case u haven’t read properly, Inspira ride and handling is done by “PROTON RIDE AND HANDLING’. Not Lotus. There was no LOTUS involvement. Our boys can do it well.

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      • eerr….are there 3 or 5 types??

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        • haha.. good one. there are 6 types i think.

          6. proton supporters who cant count.

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      • missy on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:41 pm

        thats why internet rocks..we cannot see all this comment /opinion in our mainstream media. everybody no 1-6 try to give their opinion and makes readers think black and white or grey. Finally it just between your money and proton.

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      • Boogie on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm

        Good one Bro…

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      • sowhat on Nov 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm

        I’, at no 6. Just read what people post… heheh

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      • mu koya on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:31 pm

        i at 7.. read n lough kaw2 after read all the post… good job proton.keep it up.

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      • Tok Embun on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:26 am

        i agree with YOU most of them here are (very poor people who have no money even to buy a wheelbarrow but talk like they one of the richest man in Malaysia) some of them maybe blacklist already and sakit hati because tak dpt beli then kutuk la kaw2 utk sedap kan hati , all basher here are fucking moron , why they talk moron thing because this Proton company not their father company . I hope all Proton staff and the Proton lover find all this basher or just find one of them strip all the clothes and put the Inspira Absorber into the ass , before that do some ‘Tarbiah’ or solid explanation to this moron . HIDUP PROTON .

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        • Ah…behold the wisdom of a hardcore Proton supporter. Wise words to live by…..

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      • joe cobra on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:00 pm

        aku rasa aku no. 5 ….. i’m the owner of Mit. Lancer GT but i’m not dissappointed due to INSPIRA …. nOW a days, the rebadge is command…. semua brand buat and Proton pun buat … apa nak dikecohkan …. yang penting sapa ada duit beli … berkenan nak pakai Lancer GT .. time nih lah beli … harga pun murah .. nak convert balik pun senang .. berlambak-lambak budak LGTC yang nak jual spare part depa, apa susah …. kepada owner LANCER GT, tak payah lah bersedih….. yang penting lepas nih mungkin spare part akan lebih murah …… dan kita dah lama dah jadi SMART GUY …… TO PROTON, WELL DONE …. aku bangga ngan perkembangan proton yang sudah pun maju dan mengikut perkembangan dunia permotoran sedunia…. aku pun pengguna proton jugak dari proton saga megavalve dan sekrang sudah pun tukar proton saga BLM …. pada pandangan aku selama aku pakai proton … TERBAIK DAN CEMERLANG …… TERIMA KASIH PROTON ..

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      • joe's jr on Nov 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm

        I’m a Lancer GT owner, bought it last Raya. And no, I’m not sad. I’m very happy, especially after I came back from Proton showroom yesterday =) Why?

        1. Salesman proton sound bila aku hulur tangan pegang absorber belakang tayar

        2. Dia sound lagi bila aku letak tangan bawah mudguard masa ada sorang minah kurus duduk kat seat belakang (try this yourselves guys, only need one thin lady. Then you’ll know)

        3. Dia sound lagi bila aku usik connector engine yang STILL MELEKIT coz’ of gam engine cincai tu

        4. Dia sound lagi bila aku check interior, as usual; gosok steering, dashboard, ketuk pintu, feel gear. clutch, etc.

        Then he asked “Abang ni dari Honda, Toyota ke? Usik-usik semua part ni?” Hahaha, salah ke aku buat semua tu? If I want to buy it, of course I want to check everything. Right? =) Belum dapat tengok deeply lagi, such as materials they use to make the lights, seats, rims, breaks, etc.
        Of course, performance-wise would be good, I think…coz’ guna enjin Mitsubishi kan?

        As a result, now I know why Inspira is cheaper, because it’s a localized Lancer GT a.k.a. “Normal Proton Waja made to look like Lancer GT” I said this coz’ I also own Waja 2003 model. The feelings are similar when I felt Inspira’s interior, so I know.
        I’m merely presenting facts here, after hands-on experience. So please correct me if I’m wrong, coz I have both Waja and Lancer GT side-by-side at home =)

        Proton banyak problem? OK je Waja aku, dah masuk 7 tahun. Last year, aku cat putih nak kasi sama ngan Lancer. Other than that, AKU TAK PENAH MODIFY WAJA AKU, MAYBE THAT’S WHY I DON’T HAVE PROBLEMS =D

        If Inspira is EXACTLY like my fully-imported Lancer GT, then I’d kill myself. OK? No hard feelings y’all, peace!!! Salam 1M!!! =)

        p/s: Inspira yang aku usik-usik tu kat Seksyen 8 Bangi, 1.8 Manual punye =)

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    • lalola on Nov 11, 2010 at 2:11 am

      proton is always proton..that why difficult for proton to succeed.

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  • please get the interior pics as much as you can..tq

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  • albag on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:00 am

    wooooooooot… Potong Lancer~!!!

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    • ukenakonek on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm

      Waaaah!!! I heard the bodykit shops already got Lancer conversion kits ready to install!!! Lancer buyers bang balls!

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  • anynomous on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:01 am

    hahahaaa…this momment is everyone berdebar…

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  • Mr.Bily on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:05 am

    when can we test drive the new Proton Lancer, really tak tahan want to try ah… please attach more photo !

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    • alldisc on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:37 am

      it is like lancer with a facelift, only add change to the name as well. and cheaper price!! good… can we have more mitsu models please, proton??

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  • Paul Tan on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Price list updated!

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    • Mr.Bily on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:19 am

      Proton Inspira 1.8 CVT to 2.0 CVT just RM6000 difference, how to chose ah! or chose Mitsubishi Lacer RM116000. just 20k Difference ah ah ahhhh , how to chose !

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      • If you choose Lancer for 116k over inspira 92k, then your resale will be great loss making as at entry level you already loose 24k with inspira…

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      • Mr.Bily@ Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 EX price RM120,980.00 OTR with insurance not RM116k

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      • MoFaz on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

        i think, the ‘ego’ of owning original lancer will be shortlived. why pay more when you can get almost similar car + better handling at 20k cheaper? 20k could buy petrol worth for several years, and means that u pay lower interest. 20k x 9 (loan tenure) x 3% (just assumption, anyone who have exact interest rate for mitsu cars please update) = RM5400 extra for bank interest.

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        • E Bear on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm

          Not exactly the same thing lah. Fully imported from Japan vs fully licenced from Japan with some compulsory local parts and different factory.

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          • MoFaz on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

            i said “almost”

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          • Faisal on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm

            20k is a big amount.. so i prefer Inspira..

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          • shahmetal on Nov 11, 2010 at 2:14 am

            failed. Mitsu GT in Malaysia came from Thailand. Now, compare Thailand to Malaysian products. Are they that much difference? LOL. So sad that some of Lancer GT owners also dont realize this.

            Oh, Im a Proton staff. Sorry for the biased comment, but at least I didnt lie. =P

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          • tustus on Nov 11, 2010 at 10:34 am

            apa kira. beli inspira and extra RM 20K kasi bikin la cun cun. modify kaw kaw la.

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          • Red Blazer on Nov 11, 2010 at 5:13 pm

            oooooo Lancer GT from Thailand……..Mitsubishi factory means Mitsubishi management, standards & equipment also.

            Wa lao comparing Mitsu plant with Proton plant…..maybe Proton staff can enlighten us if Proton equipment, system and labour superior or the same with Mitsu Thailand.

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          • Z Bear on Nov 20, 2010 at 10:28 am

            I tot Mitsu just said Lancer frm Japan? so from Japan ke atau Thailand plant.

            But never mind, Lancer is as good as finished in Malaysia until new model comes out.

            Won’t be surprised affect the Evo also.

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      • perodua on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm

        Lancer actual value is RM71,800 without the tax. So the inspira is consider expensive.

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        • MoFaz on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm

          you’re comparing lancer without tax vs inspira with tax.. is it fair?
          lancer without tax = RM72k, Inspira without tax = RM59k. Unless u don’t know mathematic, Inspira is alot cheaper!!!!

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          • Anthony Lim (Member) on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:46 pm

            The basic selling price for the Inspira in Langkawi is RM66,632.50 for the manual 1.8, RM70,528.50 for the 1.8 CVT and RM74,946.60 for the 2.0 CVT.

            And it’s RM71,999, RM75,999 and RM82,999 respectively, on-the-road with insurance .

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          • Vincent Ang on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:27 pm

            Very fair. Inspira just a short drive to Langkawi. To import CBU from anywhere always expensive. Easily add a few thousand to the price of the car.

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        • nazri on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:39 pm

          proton and perodua not tax meh?

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        • perodua on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm

          How come Inspira is not selling at 59k in langkawi instead of RM82999? Mofaz…So the new released inspira RM82999 cf RM71800..So Inspira still cheaper?

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          • MoFaz on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm

            i don’t really know what’s behind the price. maybe dealer asking for more profit in langkawi, or maybe tax in peninsular is lower that what it should be for Proton. well, i’m confused too.
            but if you compare waja selling price in saudi arabia is around RM40k (without tax), then the formula is actually correct that waja is being taxed 48% in peninsular. anybody know waja selling price in langkawi?

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          • MoFaz on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:06 pm

            Lancer 2.0 in Langkawi is RM72k?..
            Lancer 2.0 in Arab is 62k Dirhams or RM53k only!

            Lancer 2.0 CBU in peninsular have 130% tax. if Langkawi price is RM72k, then peninsular should be RM165k.. but that’s not the case.
            if we use arab price RM53k, then peninsular price is RM122k after tax, which is closer to current peninsular price. Which means that Mitsu is making RM20k more profit in Langkawi than Arab?

            Inspira 2.0 have 55% tax (excise and sales tax) in peninsular, RM92k minus the tax should be RM59k only in Langkawi. but Proton is selling it at RM83k, which means RM24k extra profit for Proton and distributors?

            Looks like, the car price without the taxes is sooo low and automakers / importers / distributors decided to increase the price for better profit margin. how many cars being sold in Langkawi anyway?

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          • MoFaz on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:55 pm

            guys… all this while, we got it all wrong…
            now i know, we shouldn’t use Langkawi price as the base of ‘tax-free’ price because the profit margin is huge compared to peninsular due to low sales volume there. we should refer to Arab price instead. it’s hard to find price of Prius and civic Hybrid in Arab… so i will use price in US for comparison (price of cars in both countries are quite close).
            Prius in US = USD22k = RM68k. toyota is selling it at RM110k in langkawi and we think the price should be 110% of that in peninsular but we are wrong, toyota already add RM40k as profit margin for the price in langkawi. with 10% sales tax it should be just RM75k here in peninsular, right?

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          • losantara on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:01 am

            MoFaz is just a dumbass, read this :

            http://paultan.org/2006/03/24/nap-tax-rates/

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          • MoFaz on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:28 am

            losantara, can you stop being such a loser? which year of tax structure are u refering to? 2006? that was almost 5 years old la.. u better stay bawah tempurung forever.

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          • losantara on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:41 am

            Go read The Star Bizweek last Saturday, 2010 NAP has no change in tax structure !!

            http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/11/6/business/7309918&sec=business

            you are really a DUMB-ASS

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          • MoFaz on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:37 am

            yes, 2010 has no change in tax structure compared to 2008. your previous post is referring to 2006, which have some changes in 2008. for example CBU from Asean no longer have 10% import tax (0% now).
            next time before u call other person dumb-ass, please check your ass first. just like katak bawak tempurung, no wonder people like u mati katak in the middle of the road…

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          • losantara..used this!!

            http://www.maa.org.my/info_duty.htm

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          • losantara on Nov 11, 2010 at 2:21 pm

            MoFaz oh MoFaz

            Wah MoFaz cannot sleep due to my post. He is still online at 1.37am hahahaha so sorry buddy. i wondered are you actually a jobless graduate who is online 24 hours :)

            The import tax is reduced than what about the excise duty ? Do not talk KOK la brader. Do you actually read what is published in my link or not IDIOT ? You tak tau kira-kira ke ? Atau you kira macam kura-kura

            Thanks KZM, tell IDIOT MoFaz what is his mistake in his Saudi Arabiaaaaa tax structure :)

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          • MoFaz on Nov 11, 2010 at 5:07 pm

            loser,
            i think you have no idea what you’re talking about. what KZM pointed there is asking you to use the most recent duty structure, not the dinosaur era like the one you post here. hurm.. maybe you can’t understand simple english, which means u really are dumb-ass…
            there’s no tax in Arab, so why should they have tax structure? are u really that stupid, loser?

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          • satria2000 on Nov 12, 2010 at 2:41 am

            apa kebende ckd ngan cbu…..

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    • Dennise Chee on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:19 am

      Paul, the price include insurance or without insurance?

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      • Paul Tan on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:23 am

        yup with insurance

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        • Dennise Chee on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:37 am

          Thanks Paul, interesting pricing indeed.

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        • Tekno on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:56 am

          your price list for manual is wrong i think. I see on photos, its RM79,888.

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          • skyLine4ever on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm

            that’s original price…
            not OTR price…

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          • someone on Nov 11, 2010 at 3:31 am

            Forte is still better even though both Inspira and Forte price are almost the same. Forte better looking on exterior, has better interior and has more features as well.

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          • uhoneys on Nov 11, 2010 at 4:05 pm

            RM79,888 is the Tentative Price release on the SoftLaunch , the official price is RM78,999 for 1.8MT Met

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  • klcc janitor on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:14 am

    congrats P3-90A team!
    [en ZB, en Tarmi, en Tarik Tali, en Um, en Lab, ms Maz, ms Balq, en hubby-penzoil, ms BJ]

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    • Thank you Mr Fa….

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      • congrat wat? rebadge only. the steering so ugly.

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      • barry allen on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm

        who are they??..they engineers??..well congrats engineers

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        • Dewata on Nov 11, 2010 at 7:29 am

          Pls read more bro, VW, Peugeot and others oso rebadge their non core product. Its not a SIN to rebadge. Pls open your eye la..

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    • barry allen on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm

      who r they?? the engineers???..well congrats engineers

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    • barry allen on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm

      who r they?? the engineers???..well congrats engineers..

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      • klcc janitor on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:49 pm

        they r d one who make this happen

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        • 308Turbo on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:06 am

          they bring this car at such a high price, and tell us they tuned the suspension ( actually lotus did it la, money only) and then this is a product of malaysia.

          I understand those engineers cannot make the call, but still, its nothing to congratulate to the engineer la. What actually did they do? Test drive? change bushing? Change bumper? Like that i think we need to thank from SA to the driver that drive the treler panjang, to the bank staff that apporve your car loan, to the rakyat that paid so much for everything.

          Stop been gratitude, this is a business world, if you are not making money you are out. Proton is using Rakyat’s money to live.

          So, no , engineers you should thank rakyat for hiring you. You know you always goyang kaki and go tea time.

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          • SukaTgkOrg on Nov 11, 2010 at 2:31 am

            and who are you to belittle other peoples work.? you think you alone workhard? other people around you all goyang kaki? .. if you think proton not making money ?go check their record for the past 25 years.. .. there are years when they are in red..but most of the time they are in black.. when they are in black they also contribute to the progress of our country, heck even when they are in Red..they still contribute from all the taxes when their call sold. CCB .. just because you pay tax.. you think you own everybody that work in the goverment sector and GLC ka? u think business and private sector will work well alone without good goverment ka? everybody have their own role lah.. so stop thinking like the country owe you or something…

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          • zoroGundam on Nov 11, 2010 at 5:54 pm

            i dont think all/most of the engr have the last words….

            ” please proceed , built it and make it happen ”
            or
            ” scrap it we want something more crappy than this’… ok.. next please…

            furthermore, they are goverment-link-companies….
            to them…. the gov interest is something not to be ignored.

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          • huraharu on Nov 12, 2010 at 3:29 pm

            bila plak proton guna duit rakyat???? stupid comment… x skolah… & another thing… lotus adalah anak syarikat proton… so aper problem proton ntuk gunakannya????

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        • barry allen on Nov 12, 2010 at 10:11 am

          oo..ok i get it….they r the boss or managmenet team right??…i only want to congratulate the engineers….congrats proton engineers…… keep up the good work….

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    • the_fighter on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm

      keep ur good work bros!!

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  • Malaysia Bulleh! on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Thanks Paul.

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  • umno juara tipu rakyat on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:17 am

    79K for 1.8 manual mivec looks very tempting!!

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  • michelin on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:24 am

    viva Proton.. shut the bashers up..

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    • mudahlupa on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:34 am

      As long as Proton is dependent on protection at the expense of the people there is nothing to be proud of.

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      • Tiadaid on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:43 am

        If that’s the case, then same goes for Perodua. But bashers don’t see things that way don’t they?

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      • the_fighter on Nov 10, 2010 at 6:13 pm

        i do believe this thing wont be forever dude…one day proton will stand on its own

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      • so.. go and get your viva basic then?

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    • benyap on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:42 am

      Yay! i can get my inspiralution soon.

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  • keretaburuk on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:29 am

    2.0… blom cukup duit …….

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  • naqib on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:32 am

    unlike all other “aspiring” local auto blogger, no1 can be close to PT’s coverage and professionalism
    bravo!

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  • Mesut Ozil on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:33 am

    luv the lower rear design…..

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  • Mr.Bily on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:33 am

    how about the interior ? any video or photo ?

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  • that MC guy is very cute <3 <3

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    • RadzLee on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:58 pm

      the cars pls…

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      • tokmoh on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:55 pm

        Jangan la sexist…

        Kite laki dengan muka tak malu asyik kata “oo… i dun want car, I want chicks oni!!”, “ooo… those chicks very nice”, blablabla.

        Bila pompuan kata ada laki hensem, baru nak kata tengok keter la ye? :)

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    • MaN|acZ on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:15 am

      @Sara ,
      That’s Naz, NTV7 Breakfast show hosts and also husband of SheahNee Iman Lee, ,newscaster of NTV7.

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  • Xperien on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Oh dear, someone please kill the rim’s designer….horrible rims to complement an elegant car…

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    • aiyo u.. rim sengaja like that one
      so that inspira owner can had a reason to change to evo rim maaaaa

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    • matkela on Nov 11, 2010 at 2:14 pm

      kill also the people that had agreed to the design

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  • to all proton fan, relax la bro, this is not even 50% proton car…

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    • are all Perodua models even 50% Perodua??

      Fully imported Perodua Nautica pula~if you happen to forget how the Nautica looks like, go to the street and take a peak at the Toyota Rush.

      go google the Daihatsu Move, Sirion, Mira n others and u’ll get suprised.

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      • agreed with you on perodua. that’s why I said.. “relax la bro”… it’s just a lancer at cheaper price… that’s all..

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  • Hari ini dalam sejarah malaysia… budak mitsu ditakluk budak proton.

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  • rejab on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Can U all pick the diffs between Inspira and lancer?

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  • Paul Tan on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Live gallery uploaded.

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  • proton_supporter on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

    i find that proton are clearly ripping everybody off.

    look at perodua. the price of a myvi is approx. the price a toyota passo of japan

    our inspira on the other hand is almost 20k more the the mitsubishi lancer of japan.

    something is really wrong here.

    no doubt its a good car. but why should ppl support proton when clearly they are ripping us off?

    be a smart person and not be cheated by Proton.

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    • Bbingbong on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

      why ?u wan inspira price rm50k like myvi price..hahahah

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      • proton_suppoter mean that, at japan mit lancer gt price at about less 20k from malaysia price. aiyya.. bbingbong that simple english u didnt understand..

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        • BadBET on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm

          so .. wise guy, how much is the cost to own a lancer gt at japan? I mean, total ownership cost ; road tax, insurance, park cost or any name of payment that you must pay the japanese G to own the lancer gt there. please dont just compare the car price please, if you want to compare, then compare everything. Include the cost of fuel at japan too. Dont tell people you want car price like japan but fuel and tax like the saudi.

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          • khusyairi on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:54 pm

            I want car price & tax like other country such as Brunei where both are cheap. Hehe..

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          • chap_de_x on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm

            agree with u on that….Malaysian love everything to be cheap but do not want to know the impact to others thing.

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          • the_fighter on Nov 10, 2010 at 6:22 pm

            hahahha good comment bro!

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          • Spot on bro! In Japan, way even before you decide to have a car, you must secure a spot to park the car. Once you’ve done that, with an annual fee of course, you must apply to the local authority for endorsement. An official will come and check that your ‘parking spot’ is truly yours before releasing a letter allowing you to purchase a car. Then only you can buy the car that you want. On top of that, you will need to send your car for mandatory checks for road worthiness at officially designated workshops every two to three years(if the car is new, then it is due in the third year) after which any faults found would have to be rectified, all costs borne by the owner of course, before a certificate of fitness is issued! And on top of that (I am not finished yet!) you will have to get rid of your car after a number of years(forgotten how many years) after it is deemed unfit for use, at the scrap yard and best of all you have to pay them to get rid of it for you!! Just imagine that happening in Malaysia!! So be thankful for what we have…

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    • lolwut on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:59 am

      cause proton are charge with tax to..

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    • inspirasi on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:13 am

      nothing bro bro..u hv to look at myvi vs passo spec?are they equal?surely we got downgraded version..thats why myvi cheap(but it’s still overprice for that crap of machine)

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    • farghmee on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:29 am

      yeah yeah

      be a smart guy & go buy ur perodua.

      P2 pricing is approx. as Jap. as claimed by u.
      but are u getting the same spec as Jap for the approx price?

      at least inspira have +value.

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      • JohnDeep on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:57 pm

        I hate people compare Myvi vs Inspira/Lancer. Myvi is aunties car to go to market for buying sundries.

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        • steam on Nov 10, 2010 at 6:30 pm

          then there are a lot of aunties buying cars to market, more than the macho man that drives a P1 to work ( since P2 outsell P1 for4 years ).

          oh, wait, P1 supporter mostly takes a motorbike to work. and they defend P1 becos its the only car they can afford to make them look macho.

          well, real man at least drives a EG6 or EK9. lol.

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          • deric on Nov 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm

            how you know P1 supporters mostly take bikes? you count them one by one on roads ah?

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          • hummy on Nov 11, 2010 at 9:13 pm

            ahahaha EG6 / EK9 takat bagi adik aku pakai bole la, dah takde value dah, nak buat kereta pegi pasar dan hantar anak sekolah bole la

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    • MoFaz on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:36 am

      please compare tax in Japan and Malaysia.
      tax for local cars is about 38% for 1.8 and below. which means Inspira 1.8 factory price is about RM52k. cheaper than Japan right?

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      • MoFaz on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:40 am

        sorry.. inspira ‘factory price before tax’ + dealer profits should be about RM57k.

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    • cheated by proton?

      then you must be robbed by perodua.

      explain how our myvi is 10k more expensive than the super high spec uk myvi.

      this is inspira forum…pls don’t compare with myvi.

      myvi can compare with saga oni…

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      • proton_supporter on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm

        clearly you are not very clever person are you?

        in the UK, you have to pay tons (sorry, in your english, a lot of) of taxes. where as us it is only road tax (for local cars, before you start barking).

        i was taking the price of a myvi and toyota passo as an example.

        you have to compare price of the lancer in Langkawi (after importing fees, handling fees and etc.) before coming to a snipe conclusion. (sorry idiotic conclusion, if you didnt understand my previous remark)

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        • MoFaz on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:53 pm

          u’re not so clever, so don’t be like “pot calling kettle black”
          local cars also being taxed (excise duty + sales tax). 47.5% for 1.8 and below, and 55% for 2.0. without these taxes, Waja is only RM40k, and Inspira is just RM53k (1.8) to RM59k (2.0).

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          • E Bear on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm

            Industry guys eh.

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          • tongkat on Nov 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm

            Mofaz is proton supporter, and tiadaid too.

            they support tongkat bearing idea. lol.

            tongkat selama lamanya

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          • wat mofaz said is fact

            http://www.maa.org.my/info_duty.htm

            if CBU/CKD import duty is 30% / 10% (0% ASEAN CEPT), multi-sourcing parts (MSP) 10% , excise tax 75%(<1800cc)/ 90%(2000-2499cc), n 10% sales tax n minus 50% excise tax for proton…

            proton(<1800)= 0%+37.5%+10% = 47.5% + 10%MSP(?) = 57.5%?
            CBU(<1800)= 30%+75%+10% = 115%
            CKD(<1800)=10%+75%+10% = 95%
            CBU/CKD(asean <1800) = 0%+75%+10% = 85%

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        • whateva on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:04 pm

          myvi and passo in japan not in the same spec bro. myvi is downgraded one. same goes to passo sette and alza. the alza is a downgraded one.

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    • The Loner on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:41 am

      Basically Inspira is Mitsubishi Lancer without the 30% import duty.

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    • Tiadaid on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:47 am

      You’re kidding right? Everybody knows that Myvi is a downgraded version of the Passo.

      Selling downgraded version of a car at a similar price to its superior siblings is not a rip-off?

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    • Kancil_Redbull on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:51 am

      Why don’t you compare the price of conti cars in Europe and conti cars in Malaysia as well? Are we being ripped off by conti companies too?

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    • Peterpj on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:03 pm

      I would agree with this comment.

      Why is the Lancer GT being sold at RM69,744.10 in Langkawi while the Proton equivalent is RM91,999? That’s a RM22,000 difference.

      I know that the Inspira would still have excise duties while the Lankawi Lancer has no excise duties, but do remember that Proton would (or should) be “saving” on costs for parts that are localised so that should result in almost similar price.

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      • naim jonn on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm

        22k for lotus handling.

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        • vuyur on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:45 pm

          very syok when corner
          even merc has to brake brake one
          no need with lotus handling
          wowowwwwow!!!!

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      • U are comparing Lancer GT in Langkawi and Inspira in mainland….that’s not even close to fair comparison…Do u know how much Inspira is sold for in Langkawi?

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        • Peterpj on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:45 pm

          Fair comment. I think Inspira’s Langkawi prices are not released yet right?

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          • Peterpj on Nov 10, 2010 at 6:57 pm

            Ok, so Langkawi prices are out.

            Lancer 2.0GT in Langkawi OTR is RM71,800
            Inspira 2.0P in Langkawi OTR is RM82,999

            That’s about RM11,800 pricier.

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          • Have u consider Royalty paid to MItsu? I am sure Proton would have to pay MItsu, right…?

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      • BadBET on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm

        Open your eyes, go search the VW price in german than compare to other europe / us market. Than ask your self why VW price in germany is higher. Weird right? Than continue to support proton until we had the number to make things cheaper.

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        • I’m in Germany and that is correct…the car price here is higher compare to other EU countries even with their own product= Audi, VW, Merc, Porsche etc….
          everything here is expensive…..you’re a graduate (Diplom, Bachelor etc) but you only afford to rent a room for euro 300 (not a house)

          Malaysia is more flexible and a lot of choices……here you only have Lidl,Aldi, Real while in Malaysia you can either go to Carrefour, Giant, Jusco, Tesco etc….just for an info

          So Proton keep it up

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          • JohnDeep on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm

            Yes, you are right. Get your father to send you RM5K per months for you to stay in any country in europe, I bet if you can afford to own a car there. RM5K here in Malaysia, can own 2 inspiras. Then only everybody knows how to appreciate our beloved country. Everything you want cheap. China cost of living is now as high as Malaysia, we here aren’t realising it.

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          • Kelvin on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:55 pm

            Lancer basic start from 15k euros new up to Lancer 2.0 Turbo Ralliart 36k euros. Road tax yearly for 2.0l petrol engine would not exceed 300 euros. Petrol 1.45 euros per liter. Apartment rent usually 10 euros per sqm. Insurance start from 120 euros per month to a low of less than 30 euros. Food per person 300 per month more than enough.

            Average income in Germany 1900 Euros nett after all deductions. Graduate should get at least 2.3k per month.

            Living cost high? It’s all relative dude. I think Malaysia has higher living costs than Germany (ratio wise not absolute price).

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      • MoFaz on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm

        excise duty for local cars 1800cc = 37.5%, for 2000cc = 45%. then add 10% sales tax. which means Inspira also being taxed for 47.5% – 55%. langkawi = 0% tax la bro, of course Inspira will be cheaper there! probably around RM53k (1.8) to RM59k (2.0).

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      • it must be cost per car produce…mitsu should have EOS for car they produce more car they produce the cheaper it get, proton don hav that ability yet

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    • lame comment. inspira ftw.

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    • naqib on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm

      Mitsubishi Lancer (Sport variant)
      1.8 CVT
      2153000 Y = RM 81643
      Proton Inspira
      1.8 CVT
      RM84,999 (+RM3K)
      ———————————-
      Toyota Passo
      1.3 CVT
      1261000 Y = RM 47818
      Perodua Myvi
      1.3 EZi (Auto)
      RM49,700 (+RM2K)

      dont make stupid statement ok!
      extra info, in Japan, 2.0 Lancer only available in Ralliart 4WD variant
      for Passo they have CVT, P2 dont even have that for Alza

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    • P2 sell cars which are downgraded from their Jap siblings.So Malaysian should get much lower prices for P2 than in Japan.Not that equal or just 1-5k in difference.Should be more than 5k per unit.

      Remember that.

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      • agree with you!

        UMW just want fatty profit only but in the same time build a downgrade MYVI!!

        UMW – United Making Wages for boss

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    • aiyo.. Proton da turun harga pun mau bash jugak.. kalau sama harga dengn lancer pun still mau bash.. stupid

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  • Timmy C. on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Just saw 1 inspra being trashed about. Location Puchong highway heading toward cyberjaya near Petronas & McD. Cant tell which version it was. Cant tell the diff between the Lancer and Inspria other than the big plate writen “Inspira”.

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  • mr jem on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:46 am

    my father in law will be amongst the 11 first owner today. and he already owned a lancer 2.0! very excited maaa!!! black lancer and white inspira in the family! hahaha…

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    • Inspira on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:01 am

      Can you comment later the differences between your father lancer and inspira in terms of performance and comfortability ?

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    • farghmee on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:34 am

      that’s great mr jem!

      u should ask ur father-in-law to review both cars, shouldn’t u?

      if he doesn’t want to, u should volunteer urself to do so ;)

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      • mr jem on Nov 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm

        hahaha… been married with her daughter (my luvly wife) juz 3 months ago lorrr… need more time to convince him to let me drive the inspira! a new one maaa… hehehe =)

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    • OHBULAN! on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:56 am

      oh, pliz upload some pictures of your father in law and inspira. share with us the link!

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    • Oh yes! I’m totally with Inspira. Can you comment about it later? This is soo exciting! :)

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    • white inspira can smoke black lancer anyday

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  • littlefire on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Look at Tun Dr.M face impression, i dont think he is quite happy… Maybe due to rebadge Mitsu car again… :P

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    • umno juara tipu rakyat on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:55 am

      hahahaha..ya he looks sad..maybe tired of launching new cars..b4 this he also launch pug 207 sedan

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    • no that his normal face

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    • scgtimk1 on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm

      I think he is unhappy coz his crony T.Mahalel was not as bright as DSZ.

      If not, DSZ sure got kicked out.

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    • tokmoh on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:53 pm

      Give him a break, he just recovered from stroke.

      Plus, later today, he went to KLCC to deliver a speech (which I attended =D ) to thousands of delegates from around the world. I gotta salute him for that spirit despite his age.

      If only you guys can see the admiration the Japanese, Pakistanis, Africans, etc have for him, it’s a bit shameful if we Malaysians can’t seem to appreciate him at all.

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      • Assad on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:11 am

        He has my utmost respect. :)

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      • mr jem on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:41 am

        me too! 110percent! there wont be any proton without him!!!

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        • Joseph on Nov 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm

          correction: Proton won’t get into such mess if he and his Shell boys did not run the place. Such an accomplishment team P30, team Re-badge. Try selling your Re-badge talent to other company.

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  • Jonathan Lim on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:52 am

    A sad day for Lancer owner… by comparing the selling price…. was told 08′ Lancer from MYR95k (nego) about 4 months ago, but until last week you could get around MYR 83k-85k…….Moreover, looking at the Inspira highest spec launching price, the used Lancer seems like going depreciate some-more again.

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  • Firdaus on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Holy! Lauched already, bought my Gen2 too early :'(

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  • bobdbilder on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Now what I need is the brochure with the stats. Proton Edar website not updated yet

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  • elite on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:59 am

    the only hope for proton is rebadging and outsourcing

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  • Stryker on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:01 am

    I wonder if the Inspira’s steering wheel feels the same as the Waja…

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  • wallstreet on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I can see everyone on the stage looked embarrassed and sad…….its like relaunching of new Lancer…

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  • jaguarXJ on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:04 am

    hey paul,does inspira have the same gps navigator(lokatoo) like in the persona?

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  • sapek on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:07 am

    for those who do not interested in INSPIRA, get yourselves original LANCER..
    do not basher up proton..
    stupid moron.
    haha

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  • Why is inspira 2.0 more expensive than a lancer 2.0 in Langkawi? car price in Langkawi is the car’s real price(minus tax etc) right?
    Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0GT – RM 71,800.00 Langkawi
    Basically same car, 1 imported from Japan, 1 assembled in Malaysia, the one from Malaysia is more expensive. I don’t understand.

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    • Cucukman on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm

      I think INSPIRA 2.0 in LANGKAWI CHEAPER THAN LANCER 2.0 in LANGKAWI..

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      • aduss on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm

        proton masih kena bayar tax gak… so mmg la langkawi murah… inspira masih lg 90% Mitsubishi.. japan ker malaysia ker sama jer…assbly line sama.. Qc pun org dari Mitsubishi…

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      • lolypop on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:48 pm

        what tax?? the truth is:
        Inspira price at Langkawi 2.0P> RM82,999 (refer to quotation at above photo)
        Lancer Langkawi price 2.0> RM71,800

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      • lolypop on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:48 pm

        what tax?? the truth is:
        Inspira price at Langkawi 2.0P> RM82,999 (refer to quotation at above photo)
        Lancer Langkawi price 2.0> RM71,800 http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my/showroom-lancer-langkawi.php

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    • Please understand this…Your comparison is not fair. You should compare prices for both cars in Langkawi. So, get the Inspira’s price in Langkawi and compare again.

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    • CoolG on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm

      Tax for patriots, perhaps?

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    • then proton spend RM 200 million in R&D for inspira for what?

      of course it is supposed to improve on the lancer. how to recover the cost if they sell same price as lancer in langkawi ?

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      • e-tique on Nov 11, 2010 at 9:57 am

        hehe…where states rm200 mil in rnd for inspira macha??
        pandai2 jer ko tambah ajinomoto…;)

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  • Test Drive review plssssssssssssssss!!!

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  • wallstreet on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Look at their faces!! As if they are attending a funeral plus their embarassing look. I m 100% sure Dr. M must be cursing inside his heart

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  • bobdbilder on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:25 am

    1.7 ton for a 2 liter? How bout the 1.8?

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    • arsenaleleven on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm

      1300 kg for 1.8 mt
      1325 kg for 1.8 cvt
      1335 kg for 2.0 cvt

      overall l x w x h…

      w = width…not weight

      so..ur 1.7 ton is actually refer to its width 1760mm or 176cm or 1.76 metre

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  • deli27 on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:32 am

    At least,org2 malaysia dpt merasa spec yang berada dikereta mahal…..kini di protonk.
    okla tu.

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    • hamiduden on Jun 25, 2011 at 11:49 pm

      klu nk merase keta murah tp high spec..beli jelah used conti unit..but make sure the condition is ok..

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  • Why is the logo on the steering wheel look embossed? These small details can make all the difference, right now it looks really cheap like low-spec car. I don’t think its that hard to put a logo on the steering wheel except that they might have to take into consideration what happens when the airbag comes out.

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  • magic on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooo…. all the best proton.

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  • the salesman said in a n event of accident , the inspira’s seat will move back automatically and the steering mechanism will be like cut off from the drive shaft to avoid serious injuries.. now that’s good news to complement the airbag system..talking about active and passive safety work hand in hand.

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    • MBX Boy on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:04 pm

      That’s good to hear. Just as long as those automatic things don’t spuriously activate during normal driving. Anyways, congrats Proton for the launch!

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    • Turnaround on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm

      “In n event of accident , the inspira’s seat will move back automatically ”
      Sorry my 4 2 cents Q.
      What will happen to back seat passengers?

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      • aiyoh.. not that much laa..just enough for the sake of minimizing the crash impact and of course the movement will take into account safety of the back passengers.. engineers are not lame person

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        • bro,

          i’m 1 of the supporter, but

          1. i don’t believe proton’s SA words. only 30% of what they say boleh pakai. don’t get me wrong, SA ok? not engineers. they’re engineers even the malay girl in tudung impressed me like hell with her knowledge, terms she used, answering questions from us… superb dude! 2000% earned my respect man (Open Day aug 2008, Shah Alam). but SA hancur. temberang banyak. facts masuk longkang.

          2. what is the name of that technology? never been heard of

          3. how on earth the driver/left pax seat wanna move behind abit… if not by some sort of motor or pyrotechnic launcher?

          4. will a sudden rear-moving movement of that seat (say by 1cm? 2cm? 3cm?) help the driver/occupant with less impact? doesn’t make sense la kawan. somemore that oppose the reaction of the airbag. then lengthening the distance from the airbag, to the face, which in result will cause neck lagi patah. doesn’t make sense la bro.

          5. may be something that i always miss from merce, volvo articles?

          6. tak masuk akai. SA mana yang bagitau ni?

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    • joe_public on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm

      wah…like jet fighter’s ejector seat kah? got auto emergency lights like the exora?

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    • It not the seat, but the seatbelt lah.

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    • A lot of cars have these safety features. Nothing new in the market.

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    • littlefire on Nov 10, 2010 at 6:19 pm

      If not mistaken P2 Myvi & Alza also have this function… Not only the steering will drop down, the whole engine bay & gearbox will also drop down to prevent the parts from flying into the driver cabin… It’s kinda normal for modern cars nowadays..

      People now are talking about air-bags, Electronic Stability control, ABS & the latest to pre-prevent front collision like Merc active safety or Volvo’s.. I hope that P1 & P2 can revice their safety standart like having ESC, ABS & Air-bags as standart. Fitted with all the local cars, i can gurantee that less accident & peoples life will gone. Car insurance may also go down if think for long gain… About the cost, if u all go do some research, actually all these technology are dirt cheap now and only the car manufacturer want to earn more from us.. Just google it and u will know..

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      • suraya on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:26 pm

        Proton will have ESC in their cars very soon..don’t worry

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        • Kancil_Redbull on Nov 11, 2010 at 3:30 am

          I really hope you are right. Judging by the number of accidents involving lost of control during high speed overtaking and swerving, having ESC might reduce fatalities considerably. Ask the guys from MIROS.

          I hope we don’t have to wait for too long.

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  • by next 2 weeks there will be a lot of accessory car dealer selling Mitsubishi bumperand emblems. when we see original Mitsubishi car , ppl will tell”nice modifications of your inspiration,where u done it?”

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  • Selamba on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Hmmm… Congratulation to Proton for new launch…

    Sincerely from my deep heart… welcome back to old history proton saga & now inspira.. re-badge model. Wondering why proton cannot stand by own … never change for proton n Malaysia… Consumer have a sweet dream… after this you can hear about same problem… QUALITY…

    Last word…WAKE UP PROTON & DON’T DREAM FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Boo Proton Boo on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:51 am

    teringat aku kat Kia Karens dan Kia Carnival yg harganya terbabas jatuh sgt2 bila Naza Ria dan Naza Citra launching.. kasihan nasib si Lancer.. tak dapek nak nolong eh

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  • drMpower on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:55 am

    the only constructive comment is about the rim design

    who is the mothafucka doing that? i mean, going about with the resources of proton these days, the rim MUST be better than that!

    but of course u can get it change onto some other aftermarket rims. but then why not design one that WILL be loved my most of the buyers? or like me, not buying people?

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    • mr_3m on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:52 pm

      if the Inspira’s rim design is already nice, then Proton is not supporting the local auto accessories/rims/tyre industries…. that would not be so nice, wouldn’t it?

      It’s a chain effect, so you should think of the bigger picture… and just appreciate the std rims for what it is laahhh…

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    • because it is ready to be changed
      5 lugs wheels can have many 3rd party wheel options

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  • I was among the few priviledged ones who got to sit in and see the inspira last week, before launch. I’ve driven the lancer before, and believe me if you pop the hood of both cars and compare, it’s a copy and paste job of everything under the hood, except for the proton badge. Performance of engine, expect it to be exactly like the lancer. The ‘feel’ inside the car though, believe it or not, I would pick the Inspira. Honestly, if both the Lancer and the Inspira were the same price, it would STILL be a tough decision to make!

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    • Mitsu didnt allow Proton to touch the engine & and the transmission. SO, no surprise if the cars’ performances are similar.

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    • Unforgiven on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:09 pm

      If you have driven a Proton and love a Proton, the ‘feel’ will be just like a Proton.
      I don’t think you’ll feel like driving a Jap/Korean/Conti, those are totally different feeling…

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      • curry on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:57 pm

        wait till proton cars smoke them especially at corners, lol

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        • Unforgiven on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:45 pm

          Agreed, even a Proton Saga/Gen2 can a smoke a lot of cars, and they are still a very proud Proton owner in M’sia, yes only in M’sia.

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          • learner on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:03 pm

            even savvy can smoke a lot of cars at corner.

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          • yeah..i used to smoke a lot of cars at corner..l use savvy =p

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  • ayamxxx on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    aiyooo!! rebadge car also need to do some official launch ar? waste of money

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    • for advertisement lorr….otherwise u also wouldnt know when the car is really ready for sale….

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  • Sean Lim on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I love the idea of the way they launch this car!

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  • Mozilla Chrome on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Cheaper than expected..n wow..it’s so tempting..

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  • Cucukman on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    ~PROTON RIDE & HANDLING~ what happen to LOTUS?

    HUH.. FIRST BATCH BUYER SURE LUCKY TO GET “CONTINENTAL CAR” WITH SUPERB HANDLING…

    LANCER OWNER & PDRM’s HELANG LEBUHRAYA can easily get cheaper spare parts!! GO! GO!

    ONE MORE THING.. Proton Persona is not “KING OF THE HIGHWAY” anymore.. heheh..

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    • Was persona the King ah? didnt knew that. lol

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    • since when lancer become conti car?

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    • same RIDE & HANDLING from lotus but just change name to PROTON. so now, proton step forward n own 100% of this technology… nice move proton..

      (aku dah beli alza, pasni blh beli inspira plak)

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    • xavier lert on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm

      persona?? king?….wat happen to all ferraris and lambos?

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      • potatomasala on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:14 pm

        whenever you see a supercar like ferrari’s,or nissan GTR,you can always see a “supercar wannabe” like proton wira,persona,gen 2 with big loud annoying exhaust and funny aircraft wings at the back tailgating them……

        thats why they “claim” that they are the king of the highway…….

        and now the “inspira”……whoa,can see more highway nuisance…..

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    • aiyah!! since when persona is the king of the highway?? never heard about it..

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  • yamseng on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    what a fugly design!!

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    • lolwut on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      then go and apply work with proton.. ask them to make you the lead designer..tell them you are the greatest designer of all time, tell them you can make the inspira look like Audi or Zonda, tell them you can make design that EVERYONE love… tell them also that they need to quit their job and you should rule proton and give it a new name.. like Yamseng cars with lotus handling!

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    • huraharu on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm

      just make ur own design la… & try tu jual pada sesaper… tengok… nak kena kutuk ker kena maki… stupid comment… macam pandai jer…

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    • It’s weird…on one hand people say Proton didnt do anything, and on the other, people say the design is ugly….

      If Proton didnt do anything, wouldnt that mean that the ugliness is actually inherited from Lancer…

      (sajer bakar , jgn marah)

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  • Paul, why is it heavy than mitsu GT 2.0? its 1730kgs for the inspira and 1385kgs for the 2.0 GT. Im sure it will effect the fuel consumption. Is proton having to many cheap plastics which are heavy?

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    • http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my/showroom-lancer-specifications.php

      for your reference

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      • u should use this reference

        http://www.protoninspira.com/brochure_21102010.pdf

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    • research on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      that weight we usually c on specs is KERB WEIGHT. this one on the chassis plate is the mass weight..

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    • arsenaleleven on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm

      1300 kg for 1.8 mt
      1325 kg for 1.8 cvt
      1335 kg for 2.0 cvt

      overall l x w x h…

      w = width…not weight

      ur 1730kgs supposely 1730mm or 173cm or 1.73metre of its overall external width from right to left door

      ur 1385kgs actually 1385mm or 138.5cm or 1.385metre of its overall internal width from right to left side of the car

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      • JohnDeep on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:37 pm

        1335 kg for 2.0 cvt, 0 ~ 100kmh = 10.5 sec. not impressive at all. I’ld love to see at least 9.5 sec. for 150bhp, 197nm and 1335kg.

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    • probably coz they use cheaper metal, maybe GT use good lightweight metal… what happened to the so called Lotus ride and handling? I think Lotus is all about light weight and good handling…

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      • h4dRi on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:57 pm

        or maybe because proton add more soundproffing, as most of us know lancer NVH isn’t exactly top notch

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      • h4dRi on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm

        or maybe because proton add more soundproofing…as most of us know lancer NVH isn’t exactly top notch

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    • khusyairi on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      Proton use Lotus technology chassis. Lighter & stronger than lancer. hehe.

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    • anak dato'k.k on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm

      no la. its kerb weight is between 1300kg to 1335kg. look at the brochure…

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    • alpha999 on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm

      1730 kgs for inspira ? hmmm…..where on earth u get such info?

      kerb weight for inspira 2.0 is 1335 kg la

      http://paultan.org/photo/zp-core/i.php?a=proton-inspira-launch&i=IMG_1086.jpg&s=thumb

      as compared to mitsu lancer, is 1385 kg (kerb weight )

      http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.my/showroom-lancer-specifications.php

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    • that’s not the kerb weight la. that’s the max permissible static weight that could be supported by the axle.

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    • eeeriz on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm

      Vnoz,
      I think there is a mistake there somewhere. That person in charge ought to get fired! 1.7 tonne car usually in the same segment like BMW 7 series, S Class, Audi A8. Even my PV6 only weigh 1.3 ton.

      How come Inspira 1.8CVT is heavier than normal 2.0 car. Ada banyak lesung batu ker? haha

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  • The proton is actually launching the Mitsubishi Lancer here today, only remove the Mitsubishi logo and put in Proton Tiger logo only, after that said: This is a car, Malaysia National Car, copy and paste again, after 25 years, Why not continue design a new car like Waja, Savvy, Exora, Satria, New Saga & Persona? especially the satria design is so impress, why need to copy and paste again, really disappointed. If the Mitsubishi not allowed proton to “Touch” the engine, gear box and ECU unit, will proton think is it acceptable? what is the advisor of proton reaction?

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    • There are other cars in development (by Proton). Funds are being channeled for their R&D. So, you can wait for them and buy.
      Inspira is for a small market only. They are not going to implement this rebadge thing 100% for all cars in the future. They are not going to transform into P2. They are only trying to make easy money for this one, so let them be.

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    • With the volume shown in http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll143/skcheng/septreport.jpg , Satria Neo is probably one of the money-losing models of Proton. To make the effort spent on the models worthwhile, Proton probably has to keep selling them for many years, which in turn is not good for the image of the company.

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      • h4dRi on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm

        as neo owner, i dont mind if 5 or 6 years from now, proton still producing neo LOL… bacause that would mean more spare part available as i plan to keep this baby for a LONG time…

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        • hmmmm, that wouldn’t matter much..i’ve noticed that some proton cars never seem to look old..take waja for example, its already 10 years now and the it still looks pretty descent on the eyes =)

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      • altecs on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:05 pm

        As a neo owner, please kill me before replacing my neo with a myvi. No offence to myvi owners, myvi is an excellent car and all but once you have driven a neo around the corner… 10 years stuck this also I don’t mind!

        1.6 manual cps owner.

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    • 4agze on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm

      dude we’re already past this argument…if you read paul’s post before you will understand..let me remember you the quote from some forum
      “Rebadging is also widely practiced by a number of large car manufacturers around the world. The Australian Holden is basically a rebadged Ford or Chevy, Chrysler, Skoda, Seat, and many other marque’s also share their badge with no repercussions whatsoever, no parliamentary debate, no public outcry, no such drama at all…, because the idea makes sense, any idea that saves money and time makes sense.”

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      • khusyairi on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm

        Few years ago, Proton said they are in 2nd generation when they launch Gen2 where they design & produced car from scratch. After 25 years, they back to square one, rebadge other car. How long rakyat have to protect them using AP & tax? They can even make their own car. Hm..

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      • khusyairi on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm

        Few years ago, Proton said they are in 2nd generation when they launch Gen2 where they design & produced car from scratch. They will move forward. Where their promised? After 25 years, they back to square one, rebadge other car. How long rakyat have to protect them using AP & tax? They cant even make their own car. Hm..

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        • Ultrazero on Nov 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm

          Proton knows with other car makers are offering their high end cars (such as cruze, forte) at a more competitively decent price and lower interest rate, they just can’t compete if they wish to sell a high end car developed by proton at similar high price of equal quality because no matter what proton says those people like you are not still not convinced and continue bashing.

          A very sad day for mitsubishi lancer owners. How much do you all think the secondhand price of mit lancer 2010 will be?

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      • sleme on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:20 pm

        Does Skoda, Holden and all the other car manufacturers that do rebadging get preferential tax treatment? The answer is NO. So do not give the cock and bull argument about OTHER manufacturers. Proton is doing what it is doing only to line its pocket and the pocket of its shareholders at the expense of the public.

        If Proton stands on its own two feet, then you can compare it with other manufacturers. Until then…

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      • Dude, in Australia, Holden is a private entity, meaning they use their own funds. In PROTON, we have public funds, the tax WE pay, used.

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        • Proton is also a private entity. The only help it gets from the G is tax structure and industry protection (which I believe we could be better off without). I don’t think they directly get funds from G.

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      • Oh for god’s sake. Holden rebadges cars from an associated car company. Skoda does it for the same reason. Skoda is part of the VW Group and Holden is part of GM. This is called platform and component sharing.

        Does Proton currently owned by Mitsubishi? No.

        So please stop using the crap excuse of other car manufacturers “rebadging” cars to justify what Proton is doing now.

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        • vee,

          holden is part of GM because holden almost bungkus la. u know what is bungkus? bankrupt. same goes to skoda. so in order to maintain their name (holden is the proud country brand of australia (useless white)) so they willingly turn themselves on their four and get ****ed at the rear end (read: bought) by GM & VW, and then whoring themselves again using Chevrolet cars rebadging and VW technologies into skoda.

          none of their cars ar theirs anymore, except for Commodores, which are already approaching 10 years. now holden are selling what? what we have Cruze around the world, and they call it Holden Cruze. Captiva… etc.

          but Proton not willing to be done that way. Almost. sheets by T.Mahaleel yes, Proton almost end up the same. I’m not totally Proton supporters. but it’s part of malaysia. i was so proud to see 1985 proton saga 1.3s or 1.5s with two side-mirrors (1.3s only had one) parked in front of my house then, was so jakun/batak to see proton with its first 1.5i in 1987 (first proton with auto-tranny). it was something u know.

          we’re not that patriotic la. but actually deep in our heart, we are. we love our country. but we don’t show it. we don’t fully love proton. but we’ll sad if so happen one day we see proton close down. we Asian la. we don’t show our love. i never showed my love to my late dad. he never showed his love to me. but why when he passed away i cried for three days non-stop? i was still crying for one month every night. but i never hug him when he was alive. why?

          because we’re just Asian. don’t u think we won’t get mad if Thailand sends 1 missile to KL, KLCC fall to the ground, 10,000 people die, do you think Malay, Chinese and Indian will just act cool after that?

          or even if Singapore suddenly fire one laser-photon beam to KL, even just to Batu Cave, start one small tension between two countries, don’t you think we wont get united and defend our city and country? i don’t think so.’

          so Proton is not owned by Mitsubishi. that is why these sort of collaboration takes place. latest they are taking Exora to be badged as Mitsu.

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    • Turnaround on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:25 pm

      If Im not mistaken Proton manage to convince Mitsu using their own ECU..

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    • too many repetitive similar comments and questions here
      had been commented and answered so many times
      boring!

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    • ericten on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm

      u first time read PaulTan ar?

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  • I got the privilege to view the Inspira 1.8 version and definitely slammed the door. Verdict pretty Japanese feeling for the front doors, not so for rear door. Original Lancer better than 1.8 interior/door panel BUT the 2.0 variant is the choice for those in Vios TRD/City E spec market.

    Unless you after manual tranny the 2.0 is best for my money.

    Paul, is 2.0 got similar roof lining like those found in 1.8? I’m not into that material (very similar found in Civic 1.8 whereas 2.0 Civic has better fabric roof lining).

    Even though Inspira sports smaller tires BUT it’s good for tire replacement later though Lancer GT has sportier rims.

    PAULTAN:

    Please give us R&H review. This is the BEST Proton car ever with Vios-City price tag. Kudos Proton.

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    • shiver on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm

      whats this with slamming the door? slamming door can tell how super a car is?
      have you seen in a car showroom people doing that all the time? it is really annoying.
      TEST DRIVE LA.

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      • JohnDeep on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:45 pm

        What a low IQ people, judging a car by slamming the door. My BMW doors are so lousy sound, so BMW car is as bad as proton. WTF!!!

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        • The way a car door closes tells a lot about the inherent quality of the materials used to make the door and the seals.

          Would you like to have an Inspira with doors that close like a Viva’s or one with doors that close like a VW Passat?

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          • no way inspira doors are as light as myvi, city or vios
            to compare it , old waja doors are much heavier than those cars
            no need to compare it with inspira

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          • hamiduden on Jun 26, 2011 at 12:53 am

            yeah..even Audi take years to do the research on it..

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  • Too many dumb and dumbers on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    WTFFF!!!! come on laa this car deserves better rim design than thiss……agree kill that designer…what a shame..Proton’s Rim always ugly, looks flat, nothing special…

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    • BOYRACER on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:03 pm

      Change the rims la..if u like it keep it.if u dont like it just buy new rims..nuff said..

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  • Jimbo on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Well I have to say well done Proton. I believe you took the right path in rebadging & perfecting the Lancer (all the good stuff about the Lancer plus an improvement in ride & handling). Fit & Finish of this model is by far Proton’s best. The biggest highlight for me is Proton’s first higher end sound system ever. Finally six speakers (four loudspeakers, two tweeters) and to top it all a Arakmys system that enhances sound, creates surround sound and gives you the impression of additional virtual/phantom speakers.

    Good Job, all the best

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  • Do not bash. have some dignity. Money can buy, choice is yours. If not just buy Mybeast or bibah.

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  • I dont know about others, but i feel that the floor mat looks a bit weird (ugly) with rough sponge like surface. There are other better looking options in the market.

    Paul, what type of finishing is that for the dashboard which looks like laminated ones? It looks a bit out of place (ugly)? I think it would look better if no patterns design are used or CF finishing (but this is too expensive i guess).

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    • aloya on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      Bro! then I think u BETTER replace the floor mat with the carpet from Gulatis’ in Jalan TAR…

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  • MBX Boy on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I looked at the launch video. The part where they showed the Inspira body parts taken out from the frame looks like those “tikam” plastic robots that I used to buy when I was a kid.

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  • AlvinTHV on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Nice car. But I hope all the manufactory fiber and PU shop will busy produce LAncer or EVO Bumper. Good Luck Proton.

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    • bobdbilder on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm

      No lah. Waiting for Powerzone to come out with exhaust header and new cams!

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      • VIGOSS on Nov 11, 2010 at 2:38 pm

        1.8 manual modifite sure very shock.. automatic 2.0 gearbox weak like shyt

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  • seancorr on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Guys….u have to remember…Mitsu Lancer will always be a Mitsu and Proton Inspira will always be a Proton….and Inspira is not a cheaper Lancer as it uses PROTON parts and not Mistu parts like what the Mitsu Lancer owners are using. I’m personally sick at seeing people comparing 2 very different cars.

    Come back to this forum after 3 years to see which car goes to the workshop more often then u will know the difference between the 2.

    And no I’m not a Mistu fanboy. Driving a Honda instead so I’m looking @ it from a neutral point of view.

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    • !!@@##!! on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm

      Exactly! It’s like the German came up with Adidas and we Malaysian are proud because we have Asadi. Just because it’s cheaper people think they are getting a lower price Lancer. These people are so excited not because Proton is capable to produce a quality car but because Inspira is a similar car to a quality Lancer. They seem to think supporting anything local is patriotic. Well, it’s not! This is rebadge / copy or call it whatever you want. Until one day Proton could come up with something quality by themselves, I cannot say I’m proud of Proton.

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      • bodohnya kau ni. Aduhhh. How can u compare that to Adidas and Asadi ? Oh my…

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        • Unforgiven on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:51 pm

          This is kinda funny and stupid…

          Adidas = Lancer
          Asadi = Inspira

          Panasonic = Lancer
          Pansonic = Inspira

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  • why??? on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    y no gal model???

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    • Xperien on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:35 pm

      all the money already finished spent in developing the car and paying Mitsu a whole lot copious amount of money……so they got to make do without any chicks….hiring chicks for car launch these days is like the cost of the 4 tyres….hahaha

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    • actually they replaced it with four dudes. hehe..

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  • Firza on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    today even the basher berdebar debar….hehehehe

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  • bobdbilder on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Oh yeah baby its a 10s on manual! Weighs 1.3 tonnes. 2 DIN Head Units will give upgrade possibilities to some good Pioneer kit. Downloaded from the microsite (it takes ages to download). Gotta go see it at a dealer

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  • Bronx on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Good for those who bought it. Better buy now before Proton shifts to more local content in the coming months. Good Buy!!

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    • joe_public on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm

      hahaha…many people feel this way…but why? local content is not good kah? the bumper is local content…the suspension is local content…the ride and handling is local content…take the local content out…you are left with…hmmm…the Lancer…hahaha…looks like some ppl like the proton price…but not proton parts…

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  • Kambing Gurun on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    This is the best picture of inspira so far -> http://assets6.paultan.org/zenphoto/cache/proton-inspira-launch/img_3337_770.jpg

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  • drop&roll on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Proton Inspira 2.0 CVT – RM91,999
    Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0GT – RM71,800.00 (duty free and excluding 10% sales tax)

    Why is the price for Inspira still so high???

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    • Tiadaid on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm

      Tax. You didn’t deduct excise tax from the Inspira price. Not exactly apple to apple comparison now is it?

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    • LikePickUp on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm

      cause proton need to earn more ma..

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    • skyLine4ever on Nov 10, 2010 at 4:19 pm

      local car also taxed….
      1.8 = 37.5%
      2.0 = 45 %

      sales tax 10%

      why dont u try and calculate now??
      inspira is cheaper….

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      • evoskylancer on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:38 pm

        of course la inspira is cheaper…it is assembled here…lancer is a cbu model imported from japan

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  • some ppl was telling me. 80k for a proton ? i replied. yes . i’m rich enough to pay 80k for a proton ! so?

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    • joe_public on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:40 pm

      being rich enuf is not the problem…u also have to be dumb enuf…hahaha…ur money…ur sukalah…

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    • steam on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm

      so you will regret 3 years later. wakakakakakka. just like perdana owner.

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      • the_fighter on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:09 am

        wahhh…u can predict the future aaa..then predict for me the nombor ramalan la hahahha

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      • ExPerdanaMan on Nov 17, 2010 at 10:29 pm

        My previoud PErdnana gear box totally spoiled at 90KKM, ask Eon, they said it need RM21K for a new part plus installation ( 2 days). What a joke…………

        It is more expensive than Merc and BMW. The car has a chasis design problem and keep shaking above 110 km/hr. Worse if it reach 140km/hr…. Car sold at RM 32K after 4 years.

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    • !!@@##!! on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:48 pm

      so, you got rob in broad day light, lor!!

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  • ex-Wa Lan admirer on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    when to see the 1.8 CVT model… very disappointing..

    quality like a saga especially the fabric seats too soft like not filling.

    in short not worth the price. Kia forte is better. look at how many awards it has achieved compared to ori lancer.

    try to imagine this proton lancer with lower quality. Decide wisely not smartly.

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    • theking on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:40 pm

      naza salesman perhaps!

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      • yes true!

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      • Huh? Tot all the Proton showroom is showing the 2.0 variant which is leather only??

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        • ex-Wa Lan admirer on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:55 am

          I view it at 2 different Ipoh showrooms. Both are having 1.8 E (CVT)

          one red and the other one is silver(Its looks so much better than the red)

          However, both car seats are really too soft. Long run, i think your seats will create a butt memory image on them :P

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      • ex-Wa Lan admirer on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:51 am

        I’m not a naza salesman. I’m just like you all who anticipated for value for money car…..

        Just comparing what’s on the market…..

        KIA forte is one example….

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    • raod on Nov 10, 2010 at