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Proton GEN-2 Hatchback (04 - 07) review

(2004 - 2007)
Proton GEN-2 Hatchback (04 - 07)
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What used Proton GEN-2 hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Proton GEN-2 hatchback?

When it was new, the Gen-2 could be bought for very little money and in the time it has taken to reach the used market it has got an awful lot cheaper - chronic depreciation means low prices.

Servicing costs are not particularly cheap, though. This is due in part to the Gen-2's relatively short maintenance intervals. It needs a major service every year, or 9000 miles, whichever comes first, whereas rivals like the Chevrolet Lacetti can run to 10,000 miles and the Ford Focus 12,500. So, over three years, the Gen-2 will work out more expensive to service than the Ford or the Chevrolet.

Fuel economy, at 40.4mpg for the 1.3 and 39.3mpg for the 1.6 is reasonable.