Proton Saga – The very first National car

This was my Dad’s first brand new car. Those days, people drove mostly second hand cars until Malaysia came out with her very own pride and joy – the Proton Saga.

Do you know that  the name “Saga” was chosen from the winner of the contest which was held to choose the first car’s name, Ismail Jaafar, a retired military soldier.

Dad immediately bought this beauty and took care of it so well. A decade later, its mileage was just 100,000km.  For nearly 22 years, the first-generation Saga is the longest surviving Proton model to date, ahead of its mid size car the Proton Perdana.

Then we got Dad an Iswara and took over his very first car. That was decades ago.

Today, Dad’s very first car is still with us. We rarely drive it anymore. It spent most of its time sitting idle in front of our house. Darling was thinking of selling it off but do you know that it will be worth more if sold to the scrapyard  as opposed to second hand car dealers?
Then I found out that there is such a thing as car donation charities. The car donation is aimed at helping veterans who have fought their lives for us to be where we are today. Now, it is our time to give back.
You may choose to donate a car, truck, van or anything that you find comfortable donating to Purple Heart car donation . All donations are tax deductable and the vehicle you donated will be able to help those who have selflessly given so much to others.

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    Oh…I really don't know got this car donation…new thing for me.

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    i like the old proton saga design… not liking the new one =P

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    I want to ride a proton saga too. :D

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    I have one exactly the same colour. Now my missus is using it… Real solid body, still going strong. And no worries about people stealing it! Very safe!

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    1st time noe bout car donation thing. gud thing though. :D

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    so, did you donate your car?

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    Never Proton for me,unless the price comes down or the quality improved….otherwise, no Proton, so sick of it already…..

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    Wow.. your father really took care of the car well! Still looking fine after so many years!! Good idea for car donation.. make sure it can still be driven first! LOL!

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    The only car which design is using a full metal bumper because colored plastic bumper is not possible that time unlike now. My lecturer's lecturer designed it…LOL

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    Got such thing as car donation??

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    This is new stuff!! Never knew got car donation nowadays

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    This Saga is so antique! My dad had one too, the newer version with MegaValve one. That also he drove for 10 years and sold more than 10 years ago!

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    Donate this car to me! Haha

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    mmm i am late for this. last time, i have one car more than 20 years too. but oledi sell as besi buruk around rm3k.wait for few years later ok…

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    Aiya…should sell it earlier. Your Dad took care of the car very well. Still looks good.

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    I borrowed a proton saga and drove it only once..I prefer Toyota..

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    I remember well everybody was going for this 'Proton Saga' when it was first introduced years ago.To donate your dad's car, that's a very selfless act :)

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    for donation?!

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    me too. never know there is car donation.

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