Update: I sent back the Suprima to Proton this afternoon, after 3 days and 847.8 km of Lekas highway, city driving and jalan kampung. And while I was wondering if this was Proton's best car yet, some moron had sent in a comment to say that a "a Mitsubishi will always be a Mitsubishi reject whatever name you want to call it..". Didn't know whether to laugh or to cry. Too many Malaysians offer their comments based on ignorance and idiocy. Fortunately, several other readers of this blog came in to put things in the right perspective.
LIKE:The airconditioning; Proton makes simply the best car aircon in the world.GPS. Better than Garmin or Wave. She even tells you how much you need to pay at the next toll, no kidding!Engine and handlingPower windows :-)
... And the price tag
NO LIKE:No power seat. The lux edition should have, at least for the driver's seatNoisy turboAwkward remote function for opening the boot
... Dodgy glove compartment and side pockets!
MY VERDICT: This is probably the best car yet from Proton. And the Suprima is not a Mitsubishi or Toyota or Merc rebadge. It is Malaysian from the word go. Which makes me wonder: If Proton can make a car this good, with a powerful enough engine and Lotus handling, why does it need to rebadge the Honda Accord for the proposed Perdana replacement? Where's the pride in that?