Proton Waja 1.6 – My Ride – Part 1 – Introduction

This is my current ride. I bought it back in November 2005. The reason i bought this car at that time was due to my Volvo 240 GL a.k.a. The Tanker having problems. The engine gave problems because water went into it, don’t ask me how, the mechanic guys told me so.

So i started hunting for a new car in October 2005. Budget was round RM 60K+.. I had a few options in mind that time,
either :

97′ Corolla SEG crystal lights (AT) @ 65K
New Proton Waja 1.6 (AT) @ 63K
New Perodua Myvi Premium (AT) @ 52K (6 months waiting List)

So since the Myvi need to wait for 6 months, so it was ruled out. Whats left is the Waja and SEG.

I decided to go for the Waja as it is a new car and it was still using the Mitsubishi Engine (4G18) and not the Campro. I am a fan of Mitsu hehe.  Additionally there is warranty for 2 years and free first 3 service.

The specifications will be Waja 1.6 Premium, with Mitsubishi (4G18) engine,  2 Airbags and 4-Speed Automatic Transmission.

I got the car within 1 week time if i remember correctly.

I took up a 7-year car loan so looks like i will have to stick with this car for quite some time.

Below is another picture of my car. The color is Gerimis Grey.

Since it is a 1.6 Litre engine, Road Tax was only RM 90.00 per year.

Another 3 months and my “wife” will be 3 years old. It has done about 38,000 KM to date today. I don’t travel outstation often, mostly is driving in Klang Valley area.

Do check back for Part 2 – First Impressions.

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The sound coming from an engine revving to its limits is really music to my ears !

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