Friday, December 22, 2006

Somebody got a new car...

After almost 3 weeks of waiting, the new car is finally ready for collection. Not my new car, silly, i just bought one a few months ago, remember? It's Joshua's new baby, a Proton Gen-2 1.6 CamPro Hi-line (or whatever order the name is la) which costs about RM52K i think. And I have the honour to be the first person to ride in the car (because I sent him to the collection centre!!)...

Well, the Gen-2 looks pretty good from outside, and the interior is also not too bad. At least it looks more 'expensive' than my iswara. But a proton is still a proton, and some parts still look very localised (meaning: cheap plastic and not so classily built). The gear was one, the honk seems flimsy, the steering wheel is very 'plastic' and the seat frame was... also plastic. In a nutshell, the Proton Gen-2 is like a Mat Salleh mix with Malay- having features from both worlds and you cant tell if its more Malay or more European.

But the up side of it is, its got a good engine (1.6 Cam Pro and very much improved from the first generation of proton's adopted lotus cam-pro) and safety features. I wouldnt mind buying one if not for the price tag because it comes with this captor system- a system that will capture any 'forced' movement of the car (as in the case of being broken into or towed away involuntarily) and notify the owner (and other authorised person) of such activity on the vehicle.

For more reliable information on the specification and features of the Gen-2, click here.

Back to Joshua's car (not Gen-2 in general), well, it's Vigor Red in color (a type of red which looks somewhere between maroon and orange) and has leather seats. It's nice now but I kinda have the feeling that it will not remain neat and tidy for long...

Will put up a photo of it soon. Im sure this Christmas is going to be a great one for him. And for all of us too coz, we'll have free rides in a brand new Gen-2!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gen 2..so pity to the person who brought it..bcoz it is not a safe car..not believe?!?!? is being tested before..so, remember Gen 2 is s**ks..i will give more info soon..