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Proton Savvy (2006 - 2016)


1.2 Style 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by tommyturbo on 23 October 2010
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Refined ride with most comfortable seats in the class

Who writes this stuff?

I really dont know how this site can even start to provide a rating at all, what with the 4 year out of date info, and that obviously no one from this site has actually driven the car.

"Good: Low prices and said to handle and ride quite well. Readers report that is reliable"

"Bad: The sheetmetal feels very flimsy. More feedback welcome."


It's like something thats been overheard in a pub!

Tsk - very poor.

Anyway I own a Savvy, and I bought one only after exhaustively trying the rest.


Its a very comfortable car to drive, the most comfortable seats in the class IMO. Very capable handling and soaks up bumps far better than the Aygo/C1/107 + i10. Performance is surprisingly good as it has a variable intake system that provides cheeky vtec-esque performance past 4000 rpm, great fun down B roads. Only insurance group 3 and my kids love the styling, centre exit exhaust Lotus involvement etc. Strongest chassis/safety cell in class -13000nm strength much sturdier compared to C1/i10. 15in wheels with Goodyear tyres! - by far the most competent motorway car in the class. Very high standard spec comes with everything!
60ish MPG attainable via very light cruising but still very good considering 4cyl engine not 3. Price got it for £6995 in top spec with 3yrs free servicing and A 6 YEAR WARRANTY!!! not 3.


Next tax band up from i10/C1, above 80mph engine noise slightly higher than rivals, Plainer looking interior but not lower quality than rivals. Im not a fan of the rear spoiler and would have had it without but came with it, does keep rear screen clear though!

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MPG41.3–49.6 mpg
Real MPG80.8%

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