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Old 01-26-2003, 04:12 PM   #1
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Proton GTI

Just wonderin what happened to the Proton GTi?
I think it might be called Satria nowadays, or Satria GTi

It was released a couple years ago and got pretty good reviews as it had decent go and Lotus-tuned suspension... didnt look too dreadful either:



i guess it was too expensive at about £13k, which is a lot for a Proton
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Old 01-26-2003, 11:46 PM   #2
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I've heard of this car, but, if it is anything like the rest of Proton, the lotus tuned suspension will be so great, the rest of the car will fall apart from jealousy. Of course, Proton now owns Lotus, so, I now hope Proton starts to make good cars on their own.
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Old 01-27-2003, 01:17 PM   #3
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From what ive seen / read the rest of their cars are ugly and average to drive
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There is a proton dealer near me, and they do not supply very nice cars, but was surprised that there was no forum on here for it. I always thought they were quite a large company.
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Proton...
Don't really like their design and power..
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Old 01-28-2003, 12:21 PM   #6
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Proton is the largest auto maker in Malaysia. That's not saying much since Malaysia is a protected market giving Proton almost no competition.

On a global scale, Proton ranks around 23rd in vehicle production; just ahead of Navistar (the maker of International trucks) and just behind TELCO (and Indian maker).

Proton bought Lotus a number of years (about 6) ago, so I would figure their engineering influence would have shown up by now.
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Just as Hudson says, theyre a small company.. what he didnt mention is that theyre damn ugly! :hehe:
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their cars wasn't very attractive... This GTi looks like a Mitsubishi Colt !
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Old 01-28-2003, 10:57 PM   #9
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their cars wasn't very attractive... This GTi looks like a Mitsubishi Colt !
Bingo! Proton was assisted by Mitsubishi in producing its products. I think they have ONE original model now, but I think their engines are still Mitsubishi based.

I don't find Proton products to be ugly. They're plain, not ugly.
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now I get it.. no wonder I find Proton cars resemble like mitsubishi cars..

Like the Wira.. look like the 3rd gen lancer.. ( Correct me if I am wrong )

I guess their own original model is the Waja?
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Youre right, the GTi is more bland than ugly... The Impian, on the other hand, and i wont post a picture as some of you might faint with horror, is a very ugly thing indeed :apuke:
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oh well, they are very afoordable. (it is snowing here... what is wrong with this place!!!!!!??????)
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Old 01-30-2003, 06:42 AM   #13
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It's going to snow here too
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Old 01-30-2003, 12:53 PM   #14
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looking out my window, its a blizzard out there... glad to be home after a long day at work
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Funny : the snow were making us dreaming when we were younger and now it's boring as hell
I've to go in Paris tomorrow : the train is in strike (again !!!), my car is at the garage and it's snowing.... .... not fun !
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