Archive for August, 2006

proton in a 2nd round of discussion with VW!

August 26, 2006

after the failed 1st negotiation, proton and VW are back on the table again. this time its about proton EON becoming a distributor for VW cars in Malaysia. some VW models may even be assembled locally, sources revealed. could we finally lay our hands on a hot VW jetta or passat?


Proton suggest Malaysian goverment to “scrap” cars more than 10 years old..

August 24, 2006

proton suggested to the government to scrap cars that are more than 10 years old… return the government will give a “voucher” of rm5,000 but only to purchase “national” read: proton cars..

Thailand and other ASEAN countries unhappy with Malaysian”excise duties”

August 24, 2006

thailand express their unhappiness over malaysia’s insistence in imposing “excises duties” and “AP” on made-in-tahiland cars. so did the indonesian and phillipines. however rafidah has denied this, and insist that thailand lowered its “imprt tax” on malaysian-made cars to 5% AFTA from current 20%. however, she didnt mention about the “65-120%” excise duty charges imposed on ASEAN-sourced cars. a toyota vios cost only about rm45,000 in thailand but after excise duty, about rm85,000 locally!

August 21, 2006

Why there is NO PERFORMANCE figures of 0-100km/h for Poroton Perdana V6?

August 21, 2006

i had tried to find this 0-100km/h figure for the proton perdana V6, but to no avail.

can somebody help?

Withdraw EPF money to purchase Proton cars?

August 21, 2006

proton perdana V6

a report in the Star paper today claimed that proton is suggesting to the government to let the RAKYAT withdraw their money from EPF  to buy proton cars.

 what do u think?

 proton V6 pic from