Friday, January 2, 2015

Perodua Axia 1.0G review after 2 months usage

I have sold my 13 years old Proton Wira 1.3 Aeroback last October as I don't use it so often. Back then the decision was made partly because I'm using company car, Nissan Navara for daily commute. Then as my daughter will be going into Standard 1 in 2016, the need for small car for my wife comes up.
At first I'm going to settle for Perodua Viva as the main requirement is small, easy for my wife to drive around, low maintenance and low profile but as I'm ready to place my booking, the news of Perodua to launch new model comes out.
So when Perodua announce and launched the new Perodua Axia, Malaysia first EEV, I was one of the earliest to place booking. More on the car detail you can read from Paultan review at Paultan Perodua Axia.

After 2 months usage, I must say that i'm impressed with the car. Not because its relatively "cheap" (FACT: There are no cheap car in Malaysia based on per capita income, only because the facility allow for longer loan tenure) but mainly because this small car has perfectly filled up my expectation.

The main objective for my purchase of this Axia is for it to be a city car. For this it excel tremendously. Easy to park, easy to drive around, fuel saving, big boot (compare with its overall size) and yes, its cute and i manage to get THE color which my wife loves.

Parking in between tight area in The Mines

Nice design but it can be mistaken for a Myvi 

Yes you can achieve it as per its advertisement but its not easy for the Auto version. Easier with Manual version, though

All in all as long as you can manage your expectation, I think this car is good enough for:
1. Second car for daily commute from home to work and vice versa.
2. University/ College Students.
3. Housewife sending their kids to school.
4. Running errands in the city.
5. First time car buyer/ college grad looking for their first car.

Not recommended for
1. Only car for 2+2 families (2 adults + 2 kids)
2. Long distance travels
3. People with heavy foot on the gas pedal.

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