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Proton Wira Hatchback running costs and reliability

2000 - 2004 (change model)
Running costs rating: 2 out of 52.0

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

Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.
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Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 28 - 39 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.
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Depreciation should be your biggest concern if you bought new – it will be worth just a fraction of what you originally paid for it. Used buyers will fare better an are likely to lose a lot less. Fuel economy is only average for class; some mechanical parts are expensive; servicing costs are quite reasonable.

Wira performs fairly badly on the eco front. With an average of 213 g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are a touch high for a medium-sized hatchback. It’s worth noting that the line-up does not feature any diesel models, which typically produce less carbon dioxide than petrol engines with similar power outputs. The range is not very frugal, averaging 32 mpg.

Mechanicals developed from old Mitsubishis and are quite tough. Interior trim is flimsy and can come loose. Plenty of interior rattles and squeaks. Needs regular minor servicing to maintain reliability.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax £200 - £395
Insurance group 17 - 27
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