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2007 Proton Savvy Review
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25

The Pick-up — its Lutos design .. nice Handling .. its fast on highway,it doesn't seem to fly .. its stays balanced when on highspeed .. its small,therefore its easy to park anywhere,everywhere .. get it :) .. well its a great car to drive it also can reach up to 180kmh

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Fun

Cons: the Gear Box

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2007 Proton Savvy Review
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Proton Savvy — Likes: Appearance: The Savvy appear quite modern, and at least is not as "box shaped" as most other competing vehicle types in its class. Rims as well as colour coated bumpers and mirrors come in as standard, porviding a sporty look. The exhaust fitted in the middle of the rear bumper with oval shaped exhaust tip also add a little to it, although I'm not sure how a tow bar would be neatly fitted without compromising its looks, but since the Savvy is a small vehicle a tow bar is probably a bit unappropriate anyway. Interior Design: The quality of interior is good compared to other vehicles in its class. Sporty speed and rev. guages add to a sporty look. The indecators and all instruments are easy accessible, with a user friendly radio/cd player. Compared to other cars in its class in South Africa it is quite luxury, with air conditioning, power steering, electric windows, fog lights and hight adjustable head lights as standard. The seats are very comfortable with rear seats splitting halfway to provide more loading space. The small, but thicker steering wheel provides a solid feel when driving, and the vehicle is fitted with airbags for safety. Really good views in all directions make parking a walk in the park. Performance: The 1200 engine, based on a Renault Clio engine, is very willing and responsive, although its gear ratio is design so that it runs a bit high on revs to my liking. From start through 1st to 3rd gear it seems to be comparible with most other vehicles of its size, however the real treat comes in when hitting the highway. It's 5th and last gear is strong and passes other vehicles on anything between 100km/h to 130km/h with ease without the need to gear down to fourth, unless maybe on an uphill, which is pretty impressive for a 1200 cc and appreciated since I drive long distances quite regularly. On 120km/h, it would run on about 4000rpm, which like I said, is a bit high especially when it comes to fuel consumption. On the long road, it would give me about 400 km on a 35L tank, driving at about 120km/h. Reduce the speed to about 90-100km/h and it will give you about a 100km more........provided that you can manage to drive 90km/h for that long! The placement of the front and rear axles, provide really good handling, especially though curves and mountain passes, which is improved even a little more by the 15 inch rims. Steering is pretty direct, but not too much to cause discomfort at higher speeds. Dislikes: Tyres: The car comes out with Good Year 175x50 R15, which is a good tyre, except for the fact that the particular size of tyre is only made by Good Year alone and therefore is really expensive. The odd sized tyre costs about R1 200 each (this was in January 2009), of which I could only find it available at Tiger Wheel & Tyre, and certainly couldn't afford. Instead it now has 195x45 R 15 Velocity, which certainly looks a bit different, but I supose I'll get used to it eventually. Conclusion: Overall I find the little car very pleasant to drive. I haven't had much trouble so far, and I'm not too tyred when I reach my destination after about 4 hours of driving, which scores points in my books.

Pros: Good handling, easy parking, reliable little car.

Cons: Tyres are an odd size, and therefore expensive.

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First Car — First car i own. i rarely drive it but when i do, i noticed that the stock tyres do not grip wet roads well. Setting is continental, transmission - i have both. Even so, my fuel mileage is good. Then again, it's a 1.2cc hatchback with satisfactory pick-up and enough bootspace for perhaps shopping but not a baby stroller.

Pros: Good fuel mileage

Cons: Small bootspace

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