For For the extra £1000 over the standard car, the Sport model has a leather interior and twin sports stripes in a choice of colours.

Against The engine isn't as quick as some competitors' - which hardly suits the sporty looks - and you have to work it hard. This makes it even noisier and will take its toll on the already mediocre fuel economy figures.

Proton Satria Neo Hatchback

What Car? says

1 out of 5 stars

You're presuambly looking at a Proton because you want to save some money, so it makes little sense to look at this, the most expensive version. If you must buy a Satria Neo, buy the GSX - but test drive its (better) rivals first.

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Key facts

11.5 secs
Top speed
118 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
424 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

As a piece of engineering, the Proton Satria Neo can't really cut it against its direct supermini rivals. If you're tempted by one, only sign on the dotted line after you have thoroughly tested the car's rivals.

Ultimately, this is a purchase you justify solely on value for money, something Proton is renowned for. However, it doesn’t stop at the list price. There's a prominent section on the company's website detailing the latest special offers, and these have included things like free leather upholstery and discounts of as much as £2500 on certain models.

To save you the bother of constantly logging on, you can also supply your email address via the website, which will allow the company to keep you up-to-date with all the latest offers.

Reader test team says:

Proton Satria Neo Hatchback 1.6 GSX 3dr

I have the 1.3 satria neo, after learning in the 1.6 version I cannot really tell the difference, car looks nice and sporty, interior is basic but…

dan william

4 out of 5 stars

Proton Satria Neo Hatchback 1.6 GSX 3dr

The Proton Satria Neo is a good looking car and i think that this is one of the best proton models been tuned for driving.This car really impresses me…

Iker Keegan

4 out of 5 stars

Proton Satria Neo Hatchback 1.3 GSX 3dr

I have had my Satria Neo since Easter 2007 and I must say it is the best car I have ever owned. It still catches the eye of other drivers and gets…

Simon Lowe

5 out of 5 stars

Proton Satria Neo Hatchback 1.3 GSX 3dr

I've had my Satria Neo (1.3 GSX) more or less since launch and it is by far the best handling hatchback I have ever driven... It really does handle so…

Liam Kelly

5 out of 5 stars
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