I drive this lovely car, the Proton Savvy 1.2l car for just over 3 years. Unfortunately, the gears had always been a little clunky - it jerks each time the car changes gears. After awhile, I gotten used to it. Probably due to my aggressive driving, the gearbox is giving way. The speedometer shuts down and comes back to life intermittently when I drive and the gear shifts to neutral (by itself) when I am at the traffic lights.
When I sent the car for repairs and Proton told me that it is going to cost me because they need to change the entire gearbox. I shrugged my shoulders and said ok. Then, they told me it is going to cost me RM12k! I jumped and when I butt landed on the seat again, they told me, "Don't worry! We will get you a discounts and will let me know when the part arrives."
Well, the part has arrived and I got to pay through my nose - a nose-bleeding 29 percent and that means RM3.5k! Sigh! They said that the lower discount is due to the fact that I didn't really stick to service schedule (So this is a lesson for all car-owners to always stick to service schedule). Another sigh! Thank Buddha my credit card just upped my spending limit. (Time to ask mummy for help!) However, I would still have to slave through payments. I delayed fixing the car forawhile but the gear condition deteriorated. Now, the car occasionally stalls and I have to struggle to restart the car.
I sent the car in 2 days ago and they promised it would be ready yesterday. They called me in the yesterday evening and told me to wait another day. I hope I get it today! I need my car! I feel really handicapped as I have to rely on others for transport.
Moral of the story: Don't buy Proton Savvy! I heard this model is the only one in the lineup that gives this problem.