Vios, City or Waja ?
I HAVE been advised to buy a Japanese sedan, such as a Vios or City, rather
than the Waja CPS because Proton parts
Quality is also a question and resale
value is lower.
You do not seem to have a question
and instead just made a statement.
If you have been advised that Proton
parts are expensive and I am assuming
that the alternative purchase has lower
priced parts, then I advise you to visit a
spare parts shop that sells most brands
and find out for yourself if the statement
is true or not.
On the question of quality, you must
understand that you are comparing the
price of cars that has a difference of almost
RM23,000 at showroom level. This is a lot
of money and of course when you pay
more for a product in the same segment,
you end up paying for better quality.
The mindset of the general car buyer
must be put to the test here.
If you buy a pencil for 50 sen, you
get 50 sen worth of pencil. If the pencil
costs 80 sen, then you would assume and
expect the 80 sen pencil to may be last
longer and even write a little bit better.
In terms of resale value, the best is to
take a three-year old car from each brand
and see what are their values after three
years, assuming similar condition and
You will notice that percentage wise,
the Proton Waja may have lost more but in
terms of money value, all cars would have
lost about the same amount of money.
This means that paying more means
also losing more in the first few years of
Do your own research and never just trust completely the
words of others. This is because many car owners get cheated by
some mechanics and straightway assume that a certain product is bad.