2SsangYong Korando

SsangYong Korando

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2SsangYong Korando
4.0

65 reviews

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74% · 4811 · 17%

Build Quality
4.4
Value for Money
3.4
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.2
Noise Level
3.7
Braking
4.4
Acceleration / Power
4.1
Gear Shifting
4.1
Suspension
3.9
Fuel Efficiency
4.0
Handling
4.1
Interior Design
4.5
Boot Size
4.2
Comfort
4.6
Features
4.3

Reviews

65 reviews
Andrew M
Andrew M7 posts
  C200

Gearbox flaring

I have a 2014 SX auto Diesel AWD. Absolutely loved it until around 60k gear flare between 3rd and 4th appeared??? Out of warranty unfortunately so still stuck with it now at 109k. Dealership totally brain dead about what is causing it. All other gears are fine and still drives beautifully on the open highway. Has anyone else experienced this problem. I have replaced clutch plates and valve body to no avail Show details
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Brad
Brad5 posts
  Verified C300

An overlooked gem at a great price...get one before others realise it

A quality well made car at a great price. The Korando does everything pretty well, it has a premium feel and is amazingly appointed for the price. I'd say as good as a Japanese made car, except it actually feels better that some. Ssangyong has been making cars for 70 years, but while it's cheaper, I just don't see a 'catch'. Show details
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DLaw
DLaw20 posts
  C200

Versatile vehicle

Fantastic deign. Clever, sharp and goes anyway with ease. And comfortable. Roomy. A very good all round vehicle. Tows anything with ease. Show details
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Rahele
RaheleSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  C300
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April
AprilSydney, NSW4 posts
  C300

We love out korando ultimate deisel

We bought a new korando in july to replace our 10 year old MB b200cdi.
Our requirement was a new family car to occasionally carry tall adults and normal daily drive but occasional need as a tow car for a Swift Caravan.
Was nervous about the smaller motor but proved to be unnecessecary it pulls the van fine its comfortable and cruises happily and quietly at 100klm with 1400 kg behind.
The comfort is fantastic, it's not a sports car but the diesel has great fuel.economy. in fact I think ssangyang should plug the diesel more its so much cheaper to run better mpg more pulling power with fuel cheaper per litre. Show details
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Tiago C.
Tiago C.Richmond-Tweed, NSW7 posts
  Fair Incentive C200

The car is simply well build!

Amazing car with lots of extras that we seemed to find everyday.
Protection for the neck when crashing, automatic hazard lights when braking hard.
The noise of the engine might be a problem for some people, it really didn't bother us and we travelled from Western Australia with a big trailer on the back (5500km). Show details
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Andrew
AndrewVictoria8 posts
  C300
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Marcus777
Marcus777Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC75 posts
  C200
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Don
Don21 posts
  C200

It is a good honest car

On long trips we get 7 to8 lt per 100k. The acceleration for a small diesel is good the suspension is the only thing that needs some work as there are no after market shocks the two rextons that we had were fitted koni shocks and were very good vehicles to drive. Show details
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Bruce
BruceSydney, NSW5 posts
  C200
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Nelly33
Nelly33
  Korando

So many problems

First year car was great. Then timing belt had to be replaced, which was done in about 2 weeks. Then check engine light came on, was told I needed a new battery, cost $370. Next day check engine light on again took 4hrs to diagnose that i now need a sensor which is about $250 + labour. OMG when will it end. Show details
Sal
SalSouth East Queensland, QLD2 posts
  C200

Timing chain went and done the head

Engine light came on - timing chain stretched and done the head. Over 6 weeks and still haven't got parts. Had to pay for hire car as car can't be driven. Loved the car until now - Sangyong need to have parts available if selling these vehicles in Australia. Problem not with the local service department. Problem is Sangyong!!! Show details
Maria B
Maria BPenrith3 posts
  C200
Carolyn L
Carolyn LAU3 posts
  C200

Bad Ssangyong experience

I brought my Ssangyong in 2014 with 15000kms still holds new car warranty was running really great couldn't fault anything in late June2018 l hopped in my car to go to work and it wouldn't start my mechanic looked at the car which was parked in my driveway and said found the problem of slip timing chaining so then l took car to dealership they replaced timing chain and now saying my car might have blown head gasket but car had never over heated

Now I'm starting to think Ssangyong are trash car my advise never buy Korean car Ssangyong dealerships are fools and will try to get out of fixing there dodgie engine they built

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Bert
Bert
  C200

Great car

Korando S 2.0 petrol love the car I purchased 2 nd hand with26000km 2015 still under new car warranty it. Has been back to dealer for. Noise issues which were water pump making a grinding noise and noise in rear bearing of alternator both replaced and car runs brilliantly averages

8.5 l per 100 km

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Questions & Answers

mjparty91
mjparty91 · Korando C300 (2019-2024)

Hi I'm consider korando EX from 2023. I want to hear opinion about maintenance cost and any issue since you drive.
Is it high cost to keep maintenance ?
What is your experience since you drive?
Is it enough for family car?

Thanks!

Brad
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mjparty91
mjparty91  

Thanks Brad, is it same model 2023 EX or high model?
Where did you buy it? I'm in brisbane

Brad
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Werner P.
Werner P. · Korando C200 (2011-2016)

Good day.I have a ssangyong korando 2012 diesel awd 2.0l.After removing diesel pipes from the injectors to repair wire on no 1 injector and then reconnect all pipes.Start the car and idling for about 10 sec and then the car wend dead.Now it doesnt start at all.Battery 100% and air is removed from diesel line but still doesn't start

Dechen Thaiye D.
Dechen Thaiye D. · Korando C200 (2011-2016)

Can I have crankshaft for 2012 korando c 200and how can I get immediately

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CategorySmall / Compact SUVsSmall / Compact SUVsSmall / Compact SUVs
TransmissionAutomatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrol
Wheels19" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars
Doors 5
Seats 5
Fuel Consumption7.7 L/100km
Engine4 Cylinder 1.5L
Max Power120kW @ 5500rpm
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