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Proton Impian Saloon review

2001 - 2007 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 2 out of 52.0

At a glance

Price new £10,430 - £13,440
Used prices £299 - £1,865
Road tax cost £255 - £415
Insurance group 18 - 19
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 409 - 554 miles
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Available fuel types

Petrol

Pros & cons

PROS

Cheap to buy, decent rear passenger room

CONS

Poor build quality, unrefined, coarse engines, slow performance, dated cabin design

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

Overview

Proton’s largest model is also the first to be designed and built in-house by the Malaysian firm. Even so, Lotus (part-owned by Proton) has given them more than a helping hand with the ride and handling, which are very good. The 1.6 engine is frugal but unrefined, so needs to be worked to get the most from it.