Car reviews - Proton - Satria - GTi 3-dr hatch
7 Feb 2001
By P TIBBLES
THE climate switchgear looks old and tired. Rotary dials are provided for air distribution and temperature selection, with horizontal levers for the blower and air circulation. The stereo is difficult to reach and even harder to use - the plethora of fiddly, almost incomprehensible buttons makes channel surfing a nightmare. A comfortable driving position is made easy with a tilt-adjustable steering column and seat height adjustment. The gearshift is nicely positioned within easy reach of the driver. Levers next to the driver seat allow the rear hatch and fuel filler flap to be opened while seated in the car. Front windows are operated from switches on the door armrest. External mirrors are powered.
The rear side windows are fixed, making the cramped conditions for adults more stifling.
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Did you know?The Satria was known as the National Car Project when it was being developed, and was nurtured by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad
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