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Proton Iriz Facelift 2021 Dilancarkan – Dari RM40,300
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Proton Iriz Facelift 2021 Dilancarkan – Dari RM40,300

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Proton Iriz facelift 2021 dengan harga bermula dari RM40,300 kini dilancarkan di pasaran negara ini secara rasminya oleh Proton melalui pelancaran secara maya di media sosial mereka, pagi ini.


Bagi anda yang sering terbaca artikel ataupun melihat gambar-gambar intipan hatchback terbaru Proton ini, kali ini ianya bukan lagi mimpi dan anda dah boleh tempah kereta ini! Sebelum itu, jom kita tengok apa yang baru pada Proton Iriz 2021 ini.

  • Harga: RM40,300 - RM50,000
  • Varian: Standard 1.3L, Executive 1.6L dan Active 1.6L
  • Kapasiti Enjin: 1.3L dan 1.6L
  • Jenis enjin: 4 silinder In-Line 16 valve DOHC, VVT
  • Kuasa: 1.3L (95 PS, 12 Nm tork), 1.6L (109 PS, 150 Nm tork)
  • Transmisi: CVT

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Dalam artikel ini, kami hanya akan fokus pada varian 1.3L Standard dan 1.6L Executive sahaja. Untuk lebih info mengenai varian crossover Iriz Active 1.6L, sila tekan di sini.

Apa yang baru?

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Exterior:

Perubahan luaran bermula dengan bampar reka bentuk baru dan gril corak ‘Infinite Weave’ dan “Ethereal Bow’ yang telah dikemaskan. Bahagian bampar depan Proton Iriz 2021 kelihatan sama sahaja seperti Proton Persona 2021. Ia hadir dengan rekaan lampu utama halogen yang baharu serta kemasan lampu bekalang yang dikemaskini. Lampu LED hanya terdapat pada varian Active sahaja.

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Interior:

Iriz 2021 kini dilengkapi dengan port USB khas untuk dashcam kereta anda. Untuk varian 1.6 Executive, ia turut menerima kemasan tempat duduk balutan kulit serta butang Push Start. Unit infotainment 8 inci jenis terapung dipadankan dengan lubang udara yang baru yang dilengkapi penapis udara N95. 

Ciri kebolehgunaan pula dipertingkatkan dengan konsol tengah baru yang menyediakan perehat lengan serta ruang penyimpanan yang kini lebih senang diguna.

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Rim:

Varian Executive serta Active akan menerima rim bersaiz 16-inci yang lebih kemas dan sporty. Manakala, varian Standard akan menerima rim 15-inci rekaan baharu yang lebih kecil.

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Sistem kawalan penghawa dingin digital:

Sistem kawalan penghawa dingin model ini turut telah dimodenkan menjadi digital sambil ditemani skrin paparan kecil pada bahagian kawalan tersebut. Tak disangkal lagi, pendingin hawa Proton memang sejuk-sejuk, jadi penukaran sistem ini kearah digital dilihat sebagai satu langkah menarik kearah kemodenan reka bentuk kereta mampu milik segmen-B.

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Infotainment:

Bahagian tengah papan pemuka kereta ini dicantikkan lagi dengan skrin paparan infotainment terapung yang bersaiz 8-inci pada varian Executive dan Active. Model Standard 1.3L pula hanya akan menerima skrin sentuh infotainment bersaiz 7-inci seperti sebelum ini. Malangnya, fungsi kawalan suara Hi Proton yang mampu mengawal tingkap dan penghawa dingin hanya hadir pada varian Active.

Enjin dan Prestasi:

Iriz 2021 akan ditawarkan dalam dua kapasiti enjin yang berbeza iaitu 1.3L dan 1.6L. Barisan Proton Iriz MC2 ini akan hadir dalam 3 varian iaitu 1.3L Standard CVT, 1.6L Executive CVT dan 1.6 Active CVT sahaja. Varian manual serta 1.3L Executive CVT telah digugurkan daripada barisan variannya. Ia juga masih menggunakan transmisi CVT dengan fungsi SAT (Stepped Auto transmission), sekaligus menidakkan khabar angin bahawa CVT bakal digantikan dengan 4 kelajuan auto seperti pada Proton Saga. Pendek kata, tiada perubahan dari segi mekanikal pada model facelift ini. Enjin 1.3 masih lagi menghasilkan 95 PS dan 120 Nm tork manakala enjin 1.6 menghasilkan 109 PS dan 150 Nm tork.

Ciri-Ciri Lain

  • 6 slot USB
  • Kamera dan sensor parkir
  • Mod ECO
  • 5 Bintang ASEAN NCAP
  • Struktur badan yang diperkuat menggunakan keluli Hot Press Formed (HPF) steel,
  • Kawalan Stabiliti Elektronik (ESC)
  • Sistem Kawalan Traksi (TCS)
  • Bantuan Pegun Bukit (HHA).

Harga:

  • Proton Iriz 1.3L Standard CVT: RM40,300
  • Proton Iriz 1.6L Executive CVT: RM47,100
  • Proton Iriz 1.6L Active CVT: RM54,000

Semua harga di atas ialah dengan pengeculian cukai SST, OTR dan tanpa insuran. Proton Iriz ini tiba dengan pakej waranti selama 5 tahun atau 150,000KM (mana-mana yang tiba dahulu). Selain itu, kadar tenaga kerja yang perlu dibayar ketika 3 kali servis terawal juga percuma. Hanya Iriz Active yang menerima pakej data 1GB sebulan selama 5 tahun.PROTON iriz,iriz facelift,iriz 2021

Sekiranya anda berminat dengan Proton Iriz 2021 ini, anda boleh meninggalkan maklumat anda di laman web rasmi Proton dan penasihat jualan mereka akan menghubungi anda untuk tindakan selanjutnya. 

All Licenses And Road Tax Must Be Renewed By September 30
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All Licenses And Road Tax Must Be Renewed By September 30

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The moratorium period for the renewal of all licenses and road tax will end on September 30.


The moratorium period for the renewal of Competent Driving Licences (CDL), Motor Vehicle Licences (MVL or Road Tax), Goods Driving Licence (GDL) and the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) license will not be extended after September 30 according to the Road Transport Department (JPJ).

In this regard, the Road Transport Department (JPJ) said, compliance monitoring and enforcement activities by the department's enforcement body and the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will commence starting from October 1.

JPJ no extension on moratorium"Vehicle owners whose road taxes have expired have to ensure they have valid insurance coverage and can produce their e-cover note upon request by authorities when called upon.

"The moratorium period or extension of the deadline for renewals will stop on September 30.

"Checks on compliance and enforcement by JPJ enforcers will start from October 1 onwards," it said in a statement on Wednesday (August 4), as reported by The Star.

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JPJ said, the public is advised to make renewals and transactions online through the public mySIKAP portal (https://public.jpj.gov.my/public/login.zul) or JPJ's partner, myEG.

JPJ also said that Pos Malaysia branches and offices is expected to start JPJ transactions at more than 650 branches throughout Malaysia starting from August 9.

"We will make sure stocks and supplies of licenses and road tax documents are sufficient in anticipation of a surge in renewals later," it added according to The Star.

Lengkap 2 Dos Bagi Kebenaran Bagi Pelancongan Domestik
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Lengkap 2 Dos Bagi Kebenaran Bagi Pelancongan Domestik

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Persatuan Agensi Pelancongan Malaysia (MATA) menyeru kerajaan memberikan kebenaran rentas negeri kepada individu yang telah melengkapkan dua dos suntikan vaksin bagi tujuan pelancongan domestik.


Permintaan ini dibuat setelah industri pelancongan negara ini terkesan teruk semenjak tahun lalu ekoran wabak COVID-19. Sekiranya kebenaran tersebut diberikan, ia sedikit sebanyak mampu merancakkan semula industri pelancongan domestik.

Presiden MATA, Datuk Mohd Khalid Harun berpendapat bahawa pembukaan industri pelancongan ini amat penting untuk mengimbangi kerugian yang dialami serta meningkatkan semula pendapatan masyarakat tempatan dalam bidang terbabit.

Tetapi sebelum itu, beliau meminta Kementerian Pelancongan, Seni dan Budaya (MOTAC) agar memastikan imuniti kelompok dapat dicapai di beberapa lokasi pelancongan terkenal di Malaysia untuk membuka semula industri pelancongan di kawasan tersebut.

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Selain daripada kawasan bandar, MATA menyarankan kerajaan supaya meluaskan lagi program vaksinasi ke pulau peranginan lain supaya lebih banyak pihak yang terlibat dalam industri pelancongan dapat menerima vaksin secara besar-besaran sekaligus dapat mencapai imuniti kelompok.

Menurut MATA, program vaksinasi ini amat penting kepada barisan hadapan industri pelancongan seperti pekerja hotel, sektor penerbangan, dan sub pelancongan seperti pekerja spa dan pemuzik.

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Berdasarkan laporan kumulatif vaksinasi di Malaysia setakat 4 Ogos 2021, seramai 7,704,996 telah pun menerima dua dos vaksin manakali 14,941,585 lagi telah menerima dos pertama. Sekiranya momentum ini berterusan, imuniti kelompok dapat dicapai dengan lebih pantas.

10 Things You Need To Know About The Proton X80!
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10 Things You Need To Know About The Proton X80!

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10 things you need to know about the Proton X80 or Geely XingYue! 


When Geely unveiled the XingYue coupe looking SUV back in 2019, it got Malaysians hopeful that one day, it will magically transform into a Proton production vehicle. They were so excited about it, they even gave it a local name, the Proton X80. 

Proton X80Since then, pretty much nothing has happened, which has killed the vehicle's hype here in Malaysia, but the recent unveiling of a new XingYue variant called the XingYue S has rekindled Malaysia's interest in the car.

With that being said, we thought we would explore some of the reasons why Malaysians would love the sleek SUV, but before that, let's take a look at what the new S variant brings to the table.

The new Xingyue S is not a facelift model but rather a slightly tweaked vehicle that presents a more aggressive look. The grille now features a mesh design instead of the Expanding Cosmos ring, and the lower front side intake, which was blanked off before now features three vertically standing DRLs in lime green colourway. There are also lime green accents at the side of the vehicle as well as in the interior.

Now that's out of the way, let's take a look at why many Malaysians would love it if the Xingyue S transforms into the Proton X80.

Proton X801. Design

Styled in the form first established by the BMW X4, the Geely XingYue is a handsome looking SUV. Except for the headlights, exterior wise, it really does look like an X4 from a distance.

Inside, the XingYue has its own personality, carrying the interior design language of Geely vehicles. As we know from the X70 and X50, the interior is excellent and well assembled. As you can see from the Proton makeover picture above, the car would definitely be a head turner.

Volvo CMA platform

2. Versatile Platform

Built on Volvo's CMA platform that also underpins the Volvo XC40, the XingYue can accept many different powertrains and drivetrains, which is good news for model versatility.  

Geely XingYue S

3. Driver-Oriented Model, Kinda

The XingYue is Geely's first driver-oriented model. Unlike other Geely models, the XingYue doesn't use a blue Geely logo. Instead, it uses an all-black colour badge, which Geely says will be used on all driver-oriented models. However, many reviewers have stated that the car is more comfort-oriented than anything, which bodes well for Malaysian roads.

Proton X80 engine

4. Good Performance

The XingYue can be had in a few different engine configurations, including a powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged unit, the same engine that powers the Volvo XC40. It goes from 0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, which Geely claims make the XingYue amongst the fastest in its class. 

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5. Four-Wheel-Drive

The XingYue pairs its powerful engine with an on-demand four-wheel-drive system. It uses BorgWarner's fifth-generation electro-hydraulic four-wheel-drive system that automatically switches between two- and four-wheel drive, with a maximum front-rear torque split of 50:50.

Proton X80 8 speed transmission

6. 8-speed Torque Converter Transmission

The 2.0-litre engine is mated to an 8-speed torque converted transmission, shifting to its highest gear above 80 km/h. What this means is that the XingYue or Proton X80 should be smoother than the juddery dual-clutch X50 and X70, and that extra gear will undoubtedly be beneficial when it comes to fuel economy.

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7. Possible PHEV Model?

The smaller 1.5-litre turbocharged engine can be paired with a plug-in-hybrid system which can push output to 255 hp and 415 Nm.

The plug-in hybrid system comes with two different options for the lithium-ion hybrid battery – 11.3 kWh and 15.2 kWh. The former offers an electric driving range of 56 km, while the latter offers 80 km of range.

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8. No need for 'Hello Proton', Instead, 'Look At Me Proton'

In keeping with Geely's typically feature-packed offerings, the XingYue adds on to its regular GKUI natural language voice command infotainment to now also offer a facial recognition feature.

Instead of the usual memory-seat and side mirrors adjustment function, the XingYue uses facial recognition to adjust the driver's seat, side mirrors, and infotainment (12.3-inch touch screen). The same feature also continuously monitors the driver for signs of fatigue and distraction.

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9. Like the X50, It Will Come With ADAS

In China, the XingYue also comes with a full suite of advanced driving assistance features – adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, traffic jam assist, 360-degree parking camera, self-parking function - all of it adding up to make the XingYue capable of Level 2 semi-autonomous driving.

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10. Multi-link Independent Rear Suspension 

Like the name suggests, a multi-link suspension consists of several links or arms connecting the tire hub to the vehicle chassis. These arms are usually comprised of three arms for holding the wheel from the side, one arm for holding from front and back, and one arm for camber or toe adjustment.

This arrangement provides good wheel control as the suspension moves up and down.The multi-link suspension can also be designed to improve dive and squat during braking and sudden acceleration. In other words, multi-link offers an ideal balance between handling and driving comfort.

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Do You Remember Your First Proton Or Perodua?
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Do You Remember Your First Proton Or Perodua?

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Do you remember your first Proton or Perodua? Did it leave an indelible mark on your motoring experience? Your first vehicle, most likely a Proton or Perodua - probably had more smiles-per-miles potential than we give them credit for.


Malaysians these days might not appreciate how much of a raw driving experience a basic car can give you, which was likely the vehicle a lot of us kicked off our ownership journey on. 

For a lot of us, in addition to gaining ultimate freedom and an embarrassing ‘P’ sticker, getting our driver’s license also meant that our earliest cars never quite measured up to the faster, more expensive ones we actually wanted.

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Ours were slow, sparsely equipped, somewhat underpowered, usually chosen for price, fuel economy, and were more often than not sourced from the used market. However, what some of us would soon learn is how much raw potential these ‘budget’ starter cars had behind their creaky doors and oxidised paint.

Malaysians are also a pretty creative bunch and paired with our limited budgets at that age, this forced us to ‘get good’ with these first cars we had. We might fit the odd upgrade, but the frequency depended on how much we were willing to starve.

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We all know cars like the Satria GTi, Neo R3, and the Proton Putra are coveted for their drive and fun factor, but raw driving thrills were always available to the majority of Malaysians, as we were often pleasantly surprised at how many smiles our less-renowned models had to offer up.

Listing down the cars that most of us equate with the pinnacle of driving fun from a local automaker is relatively easy and can probably comprise of a few select two-door models from Proton, proudly showing off its ‘Handling by Lotus’ badge.

For a relatively small country (or huge compared to Singapore), we have a rather expansive road network that totals more than 250,000km. Naturally, we drive a lot, and consequently have found ways to enjoy these roads - winding or straight - in any car we happen to be driving. It’s just lucky that so many of our ‘starter’ cars, though basic, were so much fun to drive.

It was a final golden age, of sorts.

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Things haven’t stayed this way, unfortunately. They can't. Manuals are close to extinction, there are stricter laws on emissions and modifications, cars are now bigger and more burdened with safety technology and nanny-state features, making even entry-level cars in 2021 quite well-stocked (and heavy) by comparison. Things were a little more lawless a decade or two ago, and consequently more fun.

Let’s run down some of the unsung and unexpected driver’s cars to come out from Malaysian automakers:

2000 Perodua Kancil 850EX

Perodua Kancil EX850

Until the Perodua Viva and Axia took over, this was probably what a good chunk of the Malaysian adult population used as a learner driver. This was a very good thing as the Kancil was a great little car to drive, and can take massive abuse.

Now that I have driven many other cars over the years, the Kancil stands out even more as a template of analogue control and the pleasures of basic motoring. During the driving tests, I would always seek out the oldest pre-facelift examples as I noticed their clutches were much nicer to actuate and had better weighted steering, making passing the road test a breeze.

2001 Perodua Kancil 850EX

About 6 months later, after my own car (more on that later) was spending extended stays in the workshop, I borrowed a friend’s hand-me-down Kancil 850EX for a week and fell in love. It was a two-tone 1999 pre-facelift model with the larger 3-cylinder Daihatsu engine mated to a manual gearbox. The shifter was notchy and the engine did shudder a little unnervingly at low revs, but pulled fairly hard everywhere else.

The puny hatch was such a delight to chuck into corners, it felt like a little go-kart with more gears to play with. Its past-due Silverstone tyres would shuffle in and out of adhesion, but that too felt so controllable with barely 650kg in flux and quick steering. I was probably doing a mere 60km/h with a crazy amount of body roll, no power steering, and barely any brake assist. Cheap thrills like that are the most exciting.

2002 Proton Satria 1.3GLi

Proton Satria 1.3GLi

Back in the day, while everyone raved about the ‘Lotus-tuned’ range-topper, the entry-level Satria might’ve felt a little left out. Budding enthusiast buyers of lower-tier variants might have gone the route of heavy modification, but might have missed out on a pretty great package from the showroom.

The 3-door hatch was still pretty good looking and even came with alloy wheels for such a bottom-barrel price. And with the smaller 4G13 engine from Mitsubishi mated to a closely spaced 5-speed manual, weight was kept even lower. Seriously, there was so much empty space in the Satria’s relatively large engine bay it was laughable.

1999 Proton Satria 1.3GLi

Great handling characteristics already permeated its Colt-derived underpinnings, so there wasn’t too much to complain about when it came to agility. But here the 1.3-litre engine proved so eager with bulletproof reliability, it almost cancels out its relatively limp on-paper outputs thanks to a rigid chassis.

2002 Proton Satria 1.3GLi

The suspension was a little soft but direction changes were snappy and confidence inspiring, making the humble Satria 1.3GLi a fun thing to drive - perhaps just a suspension upgrade or two away from perfection.

There was no tachometer on these base-spec versions either, so all the shifting would have to be done by listening to the engine, making each drive an education in itself, especially for a first-time car owner.

2005 Proton Gen.2 - Mid-Spec

Proton Gen 2 1.6 CamPro/CPS

After the Satria GTi, this is probably the best-to-drive Proton the company has ever produced. Yes, I’m including the Satria Neo and Neo CPS in that comparison too, which felt a little too twitchy and tightly wound by contrast.

It’s a close call, though I might never be able to prove its superiority or fully explain it, the Gen 2 was such a superb thing to steer and corner carve that it was hard to believe that Proton expected it to be a family car.

2006 Proton Gen.2 Campro - UK

The Gen 2’s driving magic is in its ability to balance being such an effortless thing to track through some twisty corners alongside its rather pliant ride, which is a very Lotus-like characteristic. If our local engineers learned any of that at Hethel, this is the car where that quality is most evident.

Its seating position probably helped too, with the entire dashboard being rather sunken relative to the driver’s H-point, meaning that you would have a pretty expansive view of the road ahead, adding to that sense of assuredness.

2009 Proton Gen.2 CPS

Things were a little undone by its powertrain package, though, as the first-generation CamPro petrol engines suffered from poor calibration, an infamous torque dip, lacklustre power delivery, and an odd-behaving 4-speed automatic option despite decent overall refinement. That said, even those early batches of engines have stood the test of time as surprisingly reliable units.

In its latter year, the updated Gen 2 CPS retained all the driving prowess but fixed most of the engine’s foibles and interior idiosyncrasies while adding a more contemporary exterior look. Definitely a bargain on the used market, even today.

2006 Proton Savvy 1.2 AMT

Proton Savvy

The Savvy was pitched as Proton’s answer to the Myvi, Perodua’s then-most recent runaway hit. It came with a punchy looking exterior and a marketing campaign painting it as “Built tougher than you think.” In 2021, hindsight tells us that it did nothing to slow the would-be King Myvi’s rise to the throne.

Like the Tiara it spiritually succeeded, the Savvy had French roots with a powertrain lifted from the Renault Clio at the time. The 1.2-litre SOHC four-cylinder engine was full of pep, and the car itself was a much better handler than the Perodua it was going up against.

2006 Proton Savvy 1.2 AMT

More than any other Proton, this felt like a real go-kart on the road, a notion reinforced by the tinny construction and thin panels that barely insulated the cabin from external disturbances. Vibrations and engine noise dominated the driving experience when going quickly, lending it a certain raw sports-car like feel that matched its sharp dynamics. But yes, it also felt cheap.

Bias disclaimer: The Savvy was my first car. As in, under my own name, so that’s a big-ish deal for me. Even when choosing it, mistakes were made. A manual example was hard to find and the AMT gearbox would allow my relatives to borrow it, should the need arise. The price was alright and cheaper than a used Myvi of the same year.

2006 Proton Savvy 1.2 AMT

At age 18, I had no objections as all I cared about was that this 2006 model year Proton Savvy (3 years old at the time) was bright green, came fitted with the R3 bodykit, and allowed me to go anywhere I wanted, whenever I wanted. I would later regret, yet also appreciate, these oversights. Mistakes were made.

The Penang-registered car drove back to KL without any drama but soon that luck would turn sour, leading to numerous towed trips to the workshop for issues related to that damned transmission, an Automated Manual or AMT, either due to hydraulic or electrical problems.

2006 Proton Savvy 1.2 AMT

In the end, with mounting repair bills, the happy compromise I found was to have a car that would require me to ‘manually’ engage the shift via the Tiptronic-style gear lever. If I left it in ‘automatic’ mode the shifts would be quite rough and will eventually seize the transmission up, dumping it in Neutral until I pulled over and restarted the car.

Making matters worse was a broken speed sensor that is inside the gearbox housing. An expensive item to rectify, so I made do without a working speedometer and used the crude velocity approximation from a cheap Blackberry app. It was 2009, after all.

2006 Proton Savvy 1.2 AMT

The result was a car that I had to really pay attention to just drive normally, way more than if I had a conventional three-pedal manual gearbox. I would have to plan my gearshifts in advance at stoplights, lifting off the throttle slightly while the gearshift took place but leaving just enough actuation to maintain torque for a smooth shift. Downshifts were even trickier but usually would just result in jerkiness over it giving up and dumping me in Neutral if I hadn’t balanced the throttle, engine speed, and brakes just right.

It was a car I had to spend time and brainpower to actively master, and I am convinced I came out a better driver for it, which is at least some consolation given all the frustration my first car ownership experience brought with it. Ironically, all these issues could be alleviated by driving aggressively, which I did most of the time.


Did We Miss Any?

Of course, we did.

There are plenty more examples of fun budget-friendly local (new) cars that are both older and newer than those featured here, but these four stand out as the most worthy of mention, in my opinion. They still remain fresh in memory as driving them seemed to be like getting away with some type of crime, like they were this fun behind the wheel through some happy accident, and that we were reaping the benefits.

They usually weren't very safe, either, which was a contributing factor. Danger is exciting. By comparison, cars today, even entry-level ones, are fitted with much more potentially life-saving features as standard since consumers now regard them deal-breaking inclusions. Additionally, they generally have softer suspensions, vague electronic steering, non-negotiable automatic transmissions, and are tuned to understeer at any aggressive input.

Are they better cars? Probably. Are they more fun? Rarely.