Ssangyong Car - Advised


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Planning to buy either a Ssyangyong Stavic or a Rexton. Does anyone has any advised on the reliability, price of these 2 cars.
 

Golgotha

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Can't help it....but i think you are looking for "Advice" not "Advise" also "Advised" refers to the past.

Ok now I've got that off my system, here's my advice.......generally Korean cars lack the quality control compared to Japanese,European or US car makers.

Ssangyong Motors is the 4th largest car maker in Korea, it used to be owned by Daewoo but due to financial reasons it is now 51% owned by SAIC (Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation)

The cars are mostly 4WD, SUV types and 1 or 2 models of luxury sedans. You might notice some resemblance with Mercedes design as they share some technology together.

I'm not sure about prices of Ssangyong in Singapore but given the market sentiments of Singapore, resale value could be very low Do check on dealer support as well.

From reviews in OZ it seems a pretty sturdy and value for $ in particular the Rexton model.
 

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Horrible brand and ugly cars:thumbsd:
 

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These cars are tough but dam heavy. Be prepared to burn fuel like paper money.
 

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If you want safety rather than fuel economy, go for a European or Korean car. I have been driving a Korean car for the pass 4.5 years and still love it very much. Just dun floor the foot pedal and you can still save fuel.
 

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If you want safety rather than fuel economy, go for a European or Korean car. I have been driving a Korean car for the pass 4.5 years and still love it very much. Just dun floor the foot pedal and you can still save fuel.
so a Ssangyong isn't korean than is what..african car ah? :bsmilie::bsmilie:
 

zekai

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If you want safety rather than fuel economy, go for a European or Korean car. I have been driving a Korean car for the pass 4.5 years and still love it very much. Just dun floor the foot pedal and you can still save fuel.
ssangyong is a korean car.
 

Big Kahuna

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It's not true that Korean cars lack behind Japan or European counterpart...I am driving a Korean car (not Ssangyong) though, at same given price point, Korean are much better in term of quality and safety...also it is made by Kimchi rather than Tom Yam or Xiao Long Bao:D

The only let down is powerplant as their Engine are usually not the most advance because some use rebedge Japanese make...so it's usually the older model compared to those latest VVTI or Vtec from Jap, also the transmission especially automatic gear box is not as sophisticated and smooth as those Jap brand that I drove before :sweat:

In term of performance, due to more steel in the chasis, they are very stable in high speed.....if something unfortunate happen....chances of surviving will be higher....but the draw back of this heavy body is their handling might not be as sharp, pickup might not be as fast and sip more fuel :sweat:
 

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A few points from me.

i. SUV vs Saloon
SUV is among the highest petrol guzzers. Reason being the car is simply too heavy and that is the reason why most of them are usually in 2L. Comparing a Japanese and Korean SUV and with the same driving method, the Japanese will beat the Koreans hands down.

ii. Comfort Level
Korea manufactured vehicles are getting more and more popular and to reach out to the European market, they are doing more to their exterior as well as interior. Like the new Hyundai Avante, its interior does not lose out to any of the Japanese or even European make. As such, you can be certain that the comfort level is there.

iii. Reliability
Comparing to Japanese car, I've got to say it still has to struggle for a long way. I've got peers driving Korean cars, facing problems with engine mountings only after a year. Furthermore, I can assure you that spare parts will always be a problem if you are getting cars that are not commonly seen on the road. At times, even the Authorised Dealers do not keep stock and some parts are only on indent basis. This is especially frustrating when you have got to down the vehicle for up to 3 months for parts indent.

iv. Pricing
With the better built and quality, the pricing of the vehicle is also getting somewhat close to the Japanese make. One will probably not see the effect but only few years down the road when you decided to scrap the vehicle. Only then will you realise that you are actually losing probably more than a Japanese make of the same category as the latter is more sought for in the export market.

Hope it helps.
 

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