No warranty claims on Perdana since October 2004

No warranty claims on Perdana since October 2004

PETALING JAYA: No warranty claims have been made since October 2004 on the Proton Perdana V6 that the Terengganu Government claimed to have spent more than RM100,000 to repair.

In a statement issued yesterday, Protons corporate communications division said the car was purchased in May 2004 and that Proton would seriously look into the matter to find out details of the service history record.

It added that this was so Proton could provide the necessary assistance on the matter.

The statement was to clarify recent media reports about the state government buying 14 Mercedes E200 Kompressors to replace its fleet of Proton Perdana, claiming that it was too expensive to maintain the cars.

The statement also said that changing the gearbox of the Proton Perdana V6 could be avoided if the car was sent for regular and scheduled servicing at authorised centres and fitted with original parts.

Cars would generally perform up to expectations and be less susceptible to problems if they are properly cared for and handled with good driving habits.

link:http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/24/nation/21909009&sec=nation

i bet they send it to their frens workshop n charged veli high to get some “tips”

anyone here has any doubt which is the better car between the merc and proton, in terms of:

  • safety - built quality - reliability - comfort - fuel economy
  • maintenance frequency - handling - total cost of ownership
    ?