I was with my best friend at a Proton showroom not far from her house yesterday.
She wanted to buy an Iriz to replace her old Produa Kelisa.
Actually, she had wanted to do so last year but had a bad experience with a salesman there.
The man was "not very friendly", she said.
Knowing my friend, I'm more inclined to think that the salesman had actually been rude to her.
My friend is simply the nice type.
We were greeted at the entrance of the place by this new Perdana,
I think I don't mind having one myself, but it's quite a bit over my budget.
The price is about the same as a Honda Civic.
Anyway, I'm okay with the car I'm driving now.
No one attended to us at first as we checked out the cars on display.
I noticed this thank you message to Proton customers by the former Proton chairman still hanging on the wall,
Guess they forgot to take it down.
I read the message and can't help feeling a bit sad.
I think you all know why.
Soon after, a salesman came to attend to our inquiries.
He's a Chinese man in his 50s.
The guy was nice and helpful.
My friend seemed okay with him and after a long discussion agreed to buy the car.
It's a red 1.3 Executive,
I think it's a good car.
I had test driven it and was impressed by its very good handling and safety features.
Nice to look at too.
Hopefully Proton will continue to improve after this and more Malaysians will support the national car maker.