4 Best Malaysia Cars for First-Time Buyers

You have endured those grueling years of university, and now you have gotten your first job. What comes next? The next step is usually searching for a car to complete your transition to your new phase as a working adult. First-time buyers often search for a car with a budget and with that Malaysia cars are your best bet.

While buying your first car can be a scary process, you can let out a sigh of relief when you have something to guide you to decide.

If you clicked this article to find help, you have found the right place.

We understand how confusing the process can be, so we compiled a comprehensive list of 4 best Malaysia cars for first-time buyers for you. By the end of this article, we guarantee that you already made your decision on which car to buy!

4 Best Malaysia Cars for First-Time Buyers

Perodua Axia as one of the perfect Malaysia Cars for First-Time Buyer
Credit by https://www.perodua.com.my/

1. Perodua Axia (2023)

It’s one of the most affordable and ever-popular choices for first-time buyers, especially for the ones who are looking for a simple, compact car for everyday use.

And we are sure, you have heard all about the new 2023 Axia that was recently launched!

The 2023 version of Perodua Axia comes with new stylish, modern design and additional safety features, as well as new price point that is slightly higher than its previous predecessors.

With its additional safety features and bigger luggage space, Perodua Axia is the perfect choice for first-time car buyers, especially the ones who travel a lot!

It’s no secret that the Axia is one of the most-fuel saving cars that ever existed. The previous Perodua Axia 1.0 comes with a 1KR=VE engine that consumes 4.63litre for every 100km.

Basically, a winner if you ask us! Caught your attention? Here are some options available for the new 2023 Perodua Axia

Types Details
Available variants G (D-CVT)
Available colors Ivory White (Solid)
Glittering Silver
Lava Red
Granite Grey
Coral Blue
Price 1.0 G (D-CVT):  RM38,600
1.0 X (D-CVT):  RM40,000
1.0 SE (D-CVT):  RM44,000
1.0 AV (D-CVT):  RM49,500

Specs (based on the AV variant only):

Specs Details
Mechanical – 1KR-VE DOHC, 12V, Electronic Fuel Injection engine with VVT-i
– 998 cc
– 27.4 Km/l with ‘ECO Idle’ System Fuel
– 50kW at 6,000rpm
– 91Nm at 4,400rpm
– Fuel tank capacity 36l
Safety – Six SRS airbags in total (Front, side, curtain) 
– ABS with EBD and BA
– Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
– Traction Control (TRC)
– Emergency Stop Signal
– Hill-Start Assist
– Wireless door lock and alarm
– Equipped with Perodua Smart Assist
(Functions include Pre-Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, Pedal Misoperation Control, Front Departure Alert, Lane Departure Warning etc.)
Exterior – Key-Free entry
– Chrome Front Grill with front skirt
– Side skirtings
– Electric and auto folding side mirrors with LED turn signals
– LED headlamps with Auto ON-OFF with follow-me-home and leaving home functions
Interior – Leather Shift Lever Finishing with chrome inside door handle
– Semi-bucket, semi-leather and stitching seat type with detachable headrest
– Multimedia system with 7′ TFT multi-info display and 9″ display audio with reverse camera
– Push start/stop button and central lock system
– Electric Power Steering (EPS)
– 265L luggage space capacity
– Anti-snatch hooks and shopping hooks
Proton Saga as one of the perfect Malaysia Cars for First-Time Buyer
Credit by https://www.proton.com/

2. Proton Saga

If you’re not a fan of compact cars and is looking for a more sedan-type of design, Proton Saga is the car you should consider choosing as your first car.

For those of you who LOVES speed, the 1.3L engine is perfect for you if you want to look for something that’s affordable yet powerful!

Besides the engine, the 2022 Proton Saga also boasts a wide range of technological and safety features to ensure safety for every driver.

Types Details
Available variants 1.3L Standard MT1.3L
Standard Lite AT1.3L
Standard AT1.3L
Premium AT1.3L
Premium S AT
Available colors Armour Silver
Jet Grey
Snow White (not available for 1.3L Premium S AT)
Rosewood Maroon (not available for 1.3L Premium S AT)
Ruby Red (1.3L Premium AT and 1.3L Premium S AT only)
Price 1.3L Standard MT: RM34,800
1.3L Standard Lite AT: RM38,300
1.3L Standard AT: RM38,800
1.3L Premium AT: RM41,800
1.3L Premium S AT: RM44,800

Specs (based on the Premium S AT variant only):

Specs Details
Mechanical – 40 liter fuel tank capacity
– 5-speed manual transmission
– 4 cylinders in-line, 16 value DOHC, VVT
– 1332 cc
– 95 ps at 5750 rpm
– 120 Nm at 4000 rpm
Safety – Dual SRS airbags
– ABS with EBD
– Electronic stability control (ESC)
– Hill Hold Assist (HHA)
– Front and rear corner sensors
Exterior – Halogen headlamps, LED daytime running lamps
– Electric door mirrors with auto fold and turn signal lamps
– Front and side skirtings
– Trunk spoiler, remote trunk release
Interior – Steering switches for audio & hands-free telephone
– LCD segmented multi-info display
– Eco drive assist
– Key-free entry, push start button, 12V power socket
– Semi-leatherette with fabric seats
– Bench-type rear seat fold

Additionally, with an RM30,000 budget, you can get a secondhand Proton Saga. Check out THIS LISTING now!

Perodua Bezza as one of the perfect Malaysia Cars for First-Time Buyer
Credit by https://www.perodua.com.my/

3. Perodua Bezza

Looking for a car with spacious cabin room and boot space? Look no further, Perodua Bezza is the car for you!

Similarly, to its sibling Perodua Axia, Perodua Bezza is known for its fuel efficiency with average fuel consumption of around 21km/L, which means you’ll save more money on gas.

However, one thing that differentiates these two budget-friendly Perodua cars is the fact that Perodua Bezza has a bigger cabin room and boot space than Perodua Axia, which makes it perfect for family outings!

Types Details
Available variants 1.0 G Manual
1.0 G Automatic
1.3 X Automatic
1.3 AV Automatic
Available colors Ivory White
Garnet Red
Glittering Silver
Granite Grey
Ocean Blue
Sugar Brown
Price 1.0 G Manual: RM34,580
1.0 G Automatic: RM36,580
1.3 X Automatic: RM43,980
1.3 AV Automatic: RM49,980

Specs (based on the 1.3 AV Automatic variant only):

Specs Details
Mechanical – 1NR-VE, DOHC with DUAL VVT-I and Eco-Idle
– 1,329 cc
– 22.0 Km/l fuel consumption
– 70 ps at 6,000 rpm
– 121 Nm at 4,000 rpm
Safety – Dual SRS airbags and ABS with EBD
– Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Hill-Start Assist (HSA), and – Advanced Safety Assist (A.S.A) 2.0
– Traction Control (TRC)
– Brake Assist (BA)
– Solar and security window film
– Anti-theft device with alarm, immobiliser, and panic button
– Seat belt reminder and central lock button
Exterior – Standard front and rear bumper
– Two-tone colour with side skirtings
– Two-tone back door garnish
– Front grille with glossy black and chrome finish
– LED headlamps and front fog lamps
– Retractable electric side mirrors with turn signals
– Outer door handles with chrome finish
Interior – Monotone (black) with silver painted garnish
– Painted black centre cluster
– Semi-bucket type with detachable headrest
– Leather seat cover
– Seat back pockets
– Multi-purpose compartment
– Under-luggage compartment
– 12V power socket

2017 Secondhand Bezza up for only RM38,000. Interested? Click HERE to get a closer look!

Perodua Myvi as one of the perfect Malaysia Cars for First-Time Buyer
Credit by https://www.perodua.com.my/

4. Perodua Myvi

Surely, this list is not going to be complete if we do not include the ever-popular, ‘Malaysian King of the Road’ Perodua Myvi!

As one of the best-selling cars in Malaysia since its first launch 13 years ago, Perodua Myvi has been the popular choice for first-time car buyers due to its proven reliability.

Let’s take a look at their specifications below!

Types Details
Available variants 1.3L G (without PSDA)
1.3L G
1.5L X
1.5L H
1.5L AV
Available colors Electric Blue
Glittering Silver
Ivory White (solid)
Granite Grey (not available for 1.3 G)
Lava Red (not available for 1.5L AV)
Cranberry Red (1.5L AV only)
Price (without insurance) 1.3L G (without PSDA): RM46,500
1.3L G: RM48,500
1.5L X: RM50,900
1.5L H: RM54,900
1.5L AV: RM59,900

Specs (based on the AV variant only):

Specs Details
Mechanical – EEV Engine with D-CVT transmission
– 2NR-VE, DOHC with DUAL VVT-I and Eco-Idle
– 1,496 cc
– 21.1 Km/l fuel consumption
– 76kW at 6,000 rpm
– 137 Nm at 4,200 rpm
Safety – Lane Departure Warning and Prevention (LDW & LDP)
– Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
– Pre-collision warning and braking
– Pedal misoperation control
– Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
– Front and rear corner sensors
Exterior – Auto ON-OFF LED headlamps with Follow-me-home and Leaving home functions
– Side mirrors with LED turn signals – electric, retractable & auto-folding
– Front & side skirting, two-tone rear bumper, and spoiler
– Laminated green with acoustic glass windshield
Interior – TFT-display meter combination
– Power mode drive
– Multimedia system with ‘Smart Link’ & HDMI
– Built-in toll reader
– Leather seats with red finishing
– 60:40 fold rear seats with detachable headrest

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a secondhand Myvi? We got you! Click HERE to check out our listing on Motor Trader.

Malaysia Cars for First-Time Buyers, Yay Or Nay?

And… that’s the end of this guide on the best Malaysia cars for first-time buyers! Have you decided on which national car would be your choice for your first car?

Regardless of your choice, make sure that it’s within your budget and won’t hurt your wallet in the long run!

Secondhand cars are a great option these days. You just have to look for the right one! Start your search here at Motor Traders. We have up to 13,824 Used Cars for sale in Malaysia.

Head to www.motortrader.com.my now!