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Goodbye Proton, Hello Mazda 6!

After driving a Proton car for 15 years, I finally said goodbye to this brand. My 5 years old Proton Saga was traded in for Mazda 6 2.0. It certainly cost a lot more but as a businessman now, I would need to drive a nicer car. Furthermore, my Proton Saga was falling apart thus it was the right time to change it.

It was also a business decision. As the car is purchased for the use of my law firm, I am entitled to claim capital allowance. This would mean less tax!

No doubt the car was a good buy. It comes with fuel saving Skyactive technology and various electronic features. Very spacious, the drive is smooth and fuel consumption is great. I think all I have for this car is praises. I guess any car seems better after driving a Proton for 15 years!

My father had always discouraged me to buy an expensive car. That is why I have been driving a Proton all these years.

My Proton Saga was purchased by my car salesman for his sister’s use. It was difficult to get a good price. I bought it for RM45,000. 5 years later, I could only sell it for RM16,000. The offers I got were around RM12, 000 to RM14, 000. I am told that the low price is due to Proton offering discounted prices for their new Saga cars.

The only complaint I have of my Mazda 6 is that it doesn’t have some very basic features.

There is no spare tyre and no auto lock (when the car is moving). There’s no button at the driver’s seat to open to boot!

Since the car quite long, I also can’t park my car in my porch as the road infront of my house is very narrow. If someone parks infront of my gate, I won’t be able to drive my car out. When I had my Proton Saga, I usually bump into such car to get out. Now I have to park my car outside the house. Hope it doesn’t get stolen!

I showed my new car to my client and he said, “Finally, you look like a lawyer!”

Myvi, Proton Saga SE or Suzuki Swift?

My Proton Satria turned 10 years old lately. Its best for me to change my car before it dies on me. I am thinking of 3 cars namely Myvi, the new Proton Sage SE and Suzuki Swift. My down payment = RM16000

Perodua Myvi EZi Premium -1300cc Automatic – RM49,700 (metallic) (Interest rate: @3.6% for 7 years) = ~RM500 installment per month – Total Interest Paid: RM8000

Why Myvi?
Lower price
Dad advised to get local cars as they are cheaper
Higher trade in value

Proton Sage SE – RM45,500 (Interest rate: Not known but presumably 3.6% for 7 years) = ~RM440 installment per month
Total Interest Paid: RM7500

Why Proton Saga SE?
Low price – cheaper than Myvi
Dad advised to get local cars as they are cheaper
Higher trade in value

Suzuki Swift – RM73,788.00 (OTR with insurance) (@ 2.88% for 7 years) = ~RM830 installment per month
Total Interest Paid: RM11650

Why Suzuki Swift?
CAUSE I LIKE!!

ARGHHH I CANT DECIDE!!!!!!!!

[Edit: I’ve decided what car to get! read here!]