Change from Proton Wira Aeroback to Perodua Alza
A Strange Choice? Some would say so. However I think the Alza as a Sedan with a large “open” luggage compartment, ie a Station Wagon but with extra 2 seat in it, as with Perodua sales pitch, a Car that also a MPV. MPV being a key Selling word now a days.
Well, changing over to the Alza will not be easy, In terms of “Driving”, firstly there the automatic gear, (being so use to manual) Once when using the Company Car even after 2years, I was still “Changing” gear and reaching for the clutch, now I will have to experiment to get the most economical way of driving an auto gear car.
There is also the Foot Parking Brake, as well as Central mounted instrument which are different from the Proton. Also the Driver position is much higher, not as high as a van though, but this different is good.
Surprisingly there is not much difference in size, between this two vehicles, The Alza is 155mm shorter, 15 mm wider, with the same kerb weight as the Proton Wira Aeroback 1.3lt manual. So that should mean that I should have more power & pick up as The Alza engine is 1.5lt vs Proton 1.3lt, however will the automatic gear be a factor? In my test drive I still find the pick up better.
Been 11years, purchasing a new car, and this is my 1st time with Perodua. Lot of thing to learn especially on the engine, new tech, and new service methods from Perodua, to help thing there is this web site myalza.com that is helpful.