Sunday, August 26, 2012

Myvi And Saga FLX

Perodua or Proton?

As what the tittle about, today we going to discuss about Perodua & Proton where is the most typical car from Malaysian will consider especially for those who just started their career life & for those who need a vehicle but unable to allocate so much RM into their transportation.

Perodua & Proton's, our national car's producer will be their first consideration for those who are born from middle to low income family because these 2 brands are manufacturer locally and owned by Malaysia which mean are much cheaper compared to other cars's brands that within the same specification.

In this page, we will talk about Myvi from Perodua & Saga FLX from Proton as statistic showed that this 2 vehicles are the most popular!

Myvi & Saga FLX


A place where melt the heart on first sight.

Myvi Extreme 1.5

Myvi Extreme 1.5 Roaring with Fierce Bodykit (Hatchback)

Saga FLX SE 1.6

Saga FLX SE 1.6 with Sleek bodykit (Sedan)

Hatchback or sedan? You decide!

Both of these cars are awesome with their new outlook! Myvi front lamp come with projector headlamp which this feature usually only come on luxury car. While Saga FLX come with distinctive headlamp & clear rear lamp that give the sexy style to this car.

Both of these cars have side lamp indicator to enhance the visibility & safety of the car. Myvi come with 14' sport rims while Saga FLX come with 15' sport rims that make the car look more elegance. Both of them come with stylish body kit to enhance their look. Saga FLX's body kit is in sporty grey colour which is far more rarely we can see on the road and this make the car more sporty.


A place where entertainment start!

Myvi Extreme 1.5

A luxury & sleek dashboard with new gear knob position on the dashboard!

Pamper yourself with this sporty leather seats & spacious cabin

Combination of analog & digital multi information panel meter with amazing ambient color

The interior of the Myvi are definitely impressed me and most of us with for the car price that around RM60K. Seats and steering are wrapped with leathers that provide elegance feel and gear knob on the dashboard that make you like driving an high end SUV such as CRV. 
Not the forget this Myvi Extreme 1.5 come with navigation control system which mean you will never get lost with this car!

Saga FLX SE 1.6

Sporty yet simple interior

Leather seats again! Yes, not only Myvi but also Saga FLX!

Sporty Outlook Panel Meter with Digital Display too!

413L boot space! Obviously this space is much more than Myvi 208L space.

Undeniable, I prefer Myvi's Interior outlook as it provide sportier outlook, special gear knob location & cooler panel meter.

While for Saga FLX, the interior looks plain & plastic feel especially on the audio player location. Yet, Saga FLX is not too far away from it competitive as well. It have leather seats too & 2x bigger boot space compared to Myvi! Those who want space from their vehicle, do consider Saga FLX.

Not to forget Power Window from Saga, now it come with life time warranty. Thanks to previous generation of Proton vehicles, Proton has decided the rectified and eliminated the Power Window once and forever.

Now, let's go to their performance to see which one that offer powerful ride!


Engine - Heart of every vehicle. 

Myvi Extreme 1.5

 Myvi 1.5 Extreme Engine

The long-stroke all-aluminium DVVT engine is the 3SZ-VE, similar to that in the Alza but tuned a bit differently to suit the lighter Myvi. Compared to the1.3-litre engine, power output is up 13% to 103 PS at 6000rpm while there’s 16% more torque at 136 Nm.
Myvi 1.5 Extreme come in 5 speed manual transmission and CVT auto transmission. 

The fuel consumption of the New Myvi 1.5-litre manual transmission is tested to deliver 15.9km/litre. While the New Myvi 1.5-litre automatic is tested to deliver 13.1km/litre. This result is tested under speed 90km/h.

Tested Myvi Extreme 1.5 and Myvi 1.3 SE, obviously Myvi Extreme 1.5 have much power but 1.3 SE may not lack behind. Myvi 1.3 SE is good enough to provide strong acceleration with light foot on pedal even though the car loaded with 3 pax. I am so much satisfied with the Myvi's performance.

Thanks to it's light body weight and smaller tyres profile too.

Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Saga FLX SE 1.6 Engine CamPro IAFM, 4 Cylinder DOHC 16V

Maximum power output is 94 PS at 6000rpm while the maximum torque is 120 Nm.
Saga FLX SE 1.6 come in 5 speed manual transmission & 4 speed auto transmission as well. 
The fuel consumption of the Saga FLX SE 1.6 manual transmission is tested to deliver 16.67km/litre. While the New Myvi 1.5-litre automatic is tested to deliver 15.87km/litre. This result is tested under speed 90km/h.

Based on the above data, Myvi Extreme 1.5 outperform in Saga FLX SE 1.6 in Power but Saga FLX SE 1.6's fuel consumption is lower than Myvi Extreme 1.5. Proton have imply CVT transmission (auto) which greatly helps on the fuel consumption because  of no lose power and this also reduces the jerk during gear changing and provide you the smooth drive experience.


Myvi Extreme 1.5

The suspension settings are different for the Myvi 1.5, with additional stiffness to accommodate the increase in weight which influences weight distribution to a small extent. Stiffness suspension will improve stability during turning at high speed & breaking.
But there is an drawback from stiff suspension where you will be a bumpy ride. 

Steering - Myvi Extreme 1.5 come with Electrical Steering. Electric steering will only use power from the alternator system when needed. This will help to reduce on the fuel consumption.

Stabilizer bar -It even come with stabilizer bar (front only) which improve the car stability and cornering. Seriously, this Myvi Extreme 1.5 was build for fun drive.

ABS with EBD & BA - As usual, nowadays car come with this safety features in standard package.

Saga FLX 1.6 SE

Proton Ride & Handling

Saga FLX 1.6 SE equipped with Proton Ride & Handling that will ensure your ride comfortable yet in full control of your vehicle. Watch below video for the details.
Enjoy :)
Drawback of Saga: While Myvi may already using electric power steering, Saga still using the convention Hydraulic Power Steering

Maintenance Charge

A section where every car buyer shall consider before buying a vehicle.

Myvi Extreme 1.5 

Maintenance ScheduleWest Malaysia (RM)East Malaysia (RM)
30, 50, 70, 90 ( x 1'000 km )MTATMTAT
Engine Oil (Semi Syn API SM 4L)86.0086.0090.0090.00
Element S/A (Oil Filter)12.9512.9514.2014.20
Spark Plug D55D (4 pcs)52.0052.0057.2057.20
Battery Water2.702.703.103.10
Gasket Drain Plug4.804.805.305.30
Labour Charges42.0042.0042.0042.00
Tax 6%2.522.522.522.52
20, 40, 60, 80, 100 ( x 1'000 km )MTATMTAT
Engine Oil (Semi Syn API SM 4L)86.0086.0090.0090.00
Element S/A (Oil Filter)12.9512.9514.2014.20
Air Filter38.0038.0041.8041.80
Transmission Oil GL-4 80W (2.25L)29.8734.62
P2-ATF D3 - SP (2.20L)46.2048.22
Spark Plug D55D (4 pcs)52.0052.0057.2057.20
Brake Fluid (2 bottles)20.0020.0021.6021.60
Battery Water2.702.703.103.10
Gasket Drain Plug4.804.805.305.30
Radiator Coolant (2 bottles)25.0025.0027.8027.80
Labour Charges61.0061.0061.0061.00
Labour for Replacing Radiator Coolant11.0011.0011.0011.00
Labour for Brake Bleeding System28.0028.0028.0028.00
Tax 6%
*Myvi's maintenance charge is same for 1.3 & 1.5 version.

Saga FLX SE 1.6

From the 2 tables above, both of these close rivals have similar maintenance charge. 

Overall, Myvi and Saga is a great car to choose for those who have budget around RM40K-RM60K for their vehicle.  Myvi more to performance/fun drive and specification/accessories but you will have a bumpy ride while Saga more to the space and comfortable but lack of power even though Saga has higher CC engine. 

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  1. more to come... please stay tune...

  2. fail review. saga flx 1.6 SE produces 108bhp and 150nm torque

    Please do your homework properly.

  3. Please correct your review "4 speed auto transmission",its actually 6 speed with CVT Auto Transmission

  4. This is for the SAGA FLX

  5. y u compared myvi auto to saga manual?

  6. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

  7. Sorry to say Perodua are not national car. They still using engine from Daihatsu, just change the facelift and rear bumper.....