Used Proton GEN-2 Hatchback 2004 - 2007 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

Proton GEN-2 Hatchback (04 - 07)
  • Proton GEN-2 Hatchback (04 - 07)
  • Proton GEN-2 Hatchback (04 - 07)

Our recommendations

Which used Proton GEN-2 hatchback should I buy?

There's a choice of two engines and two trim levels, but we don't rate the 1.3-litre petrol unit much. It has 74bhp and 80lb ft of pulling power, which is okay when you're driving it on your own, but not great with a full load of passengers on board.

The 1.3-litre car is available in basic GLS trim only, but that comes with more equipment than you might think. Air-con, remote central locking, alloy wheels and a CD player are all standard fit, as are twin airbags and anti-lock brakes. On top of that, the 1.6 GSX adds side airbags.