Used Proton Satria Hatchback 2000 - 2004 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

2000 - 2004 review
Proton Satria
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Our recommendations

Which used Proton Satria hatchback should I buy?

The 133bhp GTi is our pick. While it has many of the same limitations as the standard car, it's much, much better to drive. Alloy wheels, air-con, metallic paint and a CD player are all standard, too.

As for the rest of the range, the 1.3-litre petrol only has 74bhp, and doesn't quite feel up to the job. The 1.5 has a little more power, but there isn't much in it. Both need to be worked hard to make decent - if noisy - progress.

The base Li models have power steering and not much else, whereas the LXi adds a sunroof and, on later cars, electric front windows. Lux has air-con, alloy wheels and seat height adjustment, but the automatic transmission that also comes as standard with this trim makes the Satria's performance even more laboured.

Safety kit is woefully inadequate. All models get a driver's airbag only, and anti-lock brakes are only standard on the GTi.

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