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    New Proton Model

    Just got a call from a little bird that Proton will be launching a new model to replace the Saga.... currently its referred as Proton BLM... according to this little bird, the tentative launch date is 8th Jan 2008 with the Auto priced as RM34799

    ....did a search and this turned up...

    http://www.skycrewz.net/blog/proton-...nt-proton-blm/
    http://paultan.org/archives/2007/06/...ew-proton-blm/
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2294/...4b215e0bbe.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2233/...85628a00d6.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2314/...21ce7a750b.jpg

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    The size seems a bit small for my taste, like City or Vios.

    Anyway, I am interested to see the Proton's new MPV and the Perdana replacement model, which was already mentioned in the papers a few days back.

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    BLM? Bacon, Lettuce, Mayonnaise?

    Unless they seriously buck up on quality, they're doomed to failure.

    I don't think anyone believed them when they said they did not need VW. Their share prices did the loudest talking. It's more like the other way round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monster
    Just got a call from a little bird that Proton will be launching a new model to replace the Saga.... currently its referred as Proton BLM... according to this little bird, the tentative launch date is 8th Jan 2008 with the Auto priced as RM34799
    Little bird???
    I only know little bird learn how to fly and never know
    little bird make calls as well.
    This must be a first that i have ever heard of.

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    What is replacing what



    First they had the Saga (1985) followed by the Aeroback version (1987) then Iswara (1992) which is supposed to replace the Saga. In 1993 came the Wira which is supposed to replace the Iswara. The Iswara was stopped for a while, then they realised lots of people could not afford the Wira so the Iswara made a "comeback". Waja came in 2000 I think - not sure what it is replacing. Then to complete the whole circus, the Saga Aeroback also came back from the dead. At one point, all the above were being sold at the same time, making Proton showrooms the only car showroom that also doubles as a museum.

    In order not to bore everyone I did not include the history of the Perdana and Putra (rebadged Mitsubishis only authorised to be sold here) and junks like Tiara and Juara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlkok
    BLM? Bacon, Lettuce, Mayonnaise?...
    ...er.... BLM..... Belum Lagi Mati?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monster
    ...er.... BLM..... Belum Lagi Mati?

    ROTFLMAO! That the darnest description ever....

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    the styling is kinda outdated. at 30+K, those buyers of recent firesale proton iswara will find that their cars depreciated even more............

    that's the scary part abt buying proton..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtl
    the styling is kinda outdated. at 30+K, those buyers of recent firesale proton iswara will find that their cars depreciated even more............

    that's the scary part abt buying proton..........
    honda , toyota , protons can expect about 50% depreciation at year 5.
    buy a honda for 120k in 2002, today it will be around 60k..
    buy an Altis in 2002 for 120k,..today it will be around 50k +/- ...
    buy a satria at about 40k in 2002, today it will b around 20k..

    my point: if a person consider honda n toyota depreciation rate as benchmark.. protons depreciation rate is considered competitive it should not be "thats the scary part abt buying proton."

    some other manufacturer's model hits worst..I saw this Merc s class year 2000..only 100k... the owner bought it for 500k... thats scarier...lose 400,000 in 7 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by compounding
    honda , toyota , protons can expect about 50% depreciation at year 5.
    buy a honda for 120k in 2002, today it will be around 60k..
    buy an Altis in 2002 for 120k,..today it will be around 50k +/- ...
    buy a satria at about 40k in 2002, today it will b around 20k..

    my point: if a person consider honda n toyota depreciation rate as benchmark.. protons depreciation rate is considered competitive it should not be "thats the scary part abt buying proton."

    some other manufacturer's model hits worst..I saw this Merc s class year 2000..only 100k... the owner bought it for 500k... thats scarier...lose 400,000 in 7 years
    Those who got the money to buy expensive cars like the Merc or BMW,
    don't worry about depreciation as they will get a new one in 5 or 7 yrs time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monster
    Just got a call from a little bird that Proton will be launching a new model to replace the Saga.... currently its referred as Proton BLM... according to this little bird, the tentative launch date is 8th Jan 2008 with the Auto priced as RM34799
    RM34799 for an auto that is super cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compounding
    honda , toyota , protons can expect about 50% depreciation at year 5.
    buy a honda for 120k in 2002, today it will be around 60k..
    buy an Altis in 2002 for 120k,..today it will be around 50k +/- ...
    buy a satria at about 40k in 2002, today it will b around 20k..

    my point: if a person consider honda n toyota depreciation rate as benchmark.. protons depreciation rate is considered competitive it should not be "thats the scary part abt buying proton."

    some other manufacturer's model hits worst..I saw this Merc s class year 2000..only 100k... the owner bought it for 500k... thats scarier...lose 400,000 in 7 years
    compounding, hold on, if one buys a satria in 2002 at 40K and now it is worth 20K?? but a new proton is only 30+K, who wants to buy a 5 year old satria at 20+K when i can get a new proton for 30+K?? with lower interest and long repayment period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtl
    compounding, hold on, if one buys a satria in 2002 at 40K and now it is worth 20K?? but a new proton is only 30+K, who wants to buy a 5 year old satria at 20+K when i can get a new proton for 30+K?? with lower interest and long repayment period.
    You got a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by online12793
    RM34799 for an auto that is super cheap.
    I just realised, yes, this is very cheap indeed. Perodua's new Viva auto is 40k, and viva is a very small car. This new proton would probably be attractive to students, housewives, lower income group and those getting a second car. Perodua better watch out, I bet their sales would be greatly effected by this new model.

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    If it is as good as what it said Myvi should
    lose a lot of sales to this new model.

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