Love this vehicle
I bought this predominantly on value for money. I deliberately chose the leaf spring version. I am loving it. It tows great and has plenty power. The big tub loads a lot. All the bells and whistles of vehicles twice the price. This is a ute that will compete with any of the big brands. Finding accessories remains a problem. Hope someone sees the gap in the market soon.
Purchased in February 2020 for A$40,000.00.
Most underrated ute ever made.
Bought a Musso Ultimate on a novated lease early March 2020. So far it has been a great ute, really quiet and refined, and absolutely lovely to drive. You cannot get a better ute for the money.
I was in the market for a new ute, and the LDV T60 and the SsangYong Musso were in my shortlist. Test drove the T60, and I thought it was awful, seats were not comfy, the performance was lacklustre and it felt like driving a truck. I then test drove a Musso, and just fell in love. It was like night and day.
20,000 km later, it has still been great and ...heated/cooled seats and a heated steering wheel are a massive plus during the freezing cold winters. Cooled seats are just BRILLIANT during stinking hot summers. It really feels like a premium product and I really think SsangYong has what it takes to take on the big boys, and have an excellent product, especially for the price. SsangYong, if you are listening, please advertise more on TV/radio. The cons (nothing is perfect): - Like European cars, the indicator stalk is on the left side, so for some people, it will take some getting used to.
Great value and drive
Is very quiet compared to other utes and has so many more options. The blind spot monitors and rear cross traffic are very good.for such a small engine 2.2 litre has great performance smooth auto.
Purchased in August 2020 at Pmg moonah for A$36,000.00.
The Perfect ute
Compared buying this with the option of a Triton, I’m really happy with my purchase and it has so many extras.
The drive is smooth, the engine is beyond doubt the quietest I’ve been in. The colour screen in the middle of the instrument cluster is great to use and the touchscreen has Apple car play which is easy to set up.
360 camera really helps getting into smaller spaces and the cameras can be activated individually to help with parking.
Heated and cooled seats work a breeze. Leather finished are really good quality and the electric adjustments are great to use.
This is at the moment the most fully specd ute you can buy in Australia. Absolutely NO regrets.
Purchased in July 2020.
Better than expected
I brought a musso called rhino in nz, I tow a new jayco outback approximately 3.2ton in short as a road going ute it's more like a large 4x4 station wagon. Build for tarmac, its road manners are very good. Handles well loaded or unloaded.
My only issue is I want more power, if only ssangyong fitted it with a min 500nm 6 cylinder diesel, it would then be unstoppable.
I have towed a trailer up hill drag racing a standard dmax and it was head to head all the way which was a surprise to me.
Dont get me wrong the engine is very good and great lowdown power it just loses puff when you are at 120kph .
Would I buy another one? Depends if there is a engine upgrade more power please ssangyong.
Musso ELX - the best car that I have ever owned!
I have only had the Musso 2020 ELX ute for a few weeks now but it is just so impressive. Engine is completely silent in the cab, smart acceleration, very strong brakes and filled with luxury and technological features. I find some new feature every day, even after reading the owners manual a couple of times. So comfortable, really attractive to look at, handles very well and is very light on diesel. This cost me $15-$20k less than all the competition, and it is way better. I drove them all to compare. This ute will be a big seller in Australia as people get to know the brand. Just love it.
Rolls Royce of duel cab utes
Traded in 2012 Colorado LTZ for I XLV ssangYong Musso I call it my Rolls-Royce the best ute I have ever owned and I’ve owned quite a few Toyotas Holdens Mitsubishis and by far this is the best utility for quietness for safety for value for money I can’t speak highly enough of this vehicle
Purchased in June 2019 at Autostrada luxury autos for A$49,000.00.
I got the musso ultimate xlv great on the highway cruise control keeps the set speed easily.Android auto works flawlessly and assistant recognises voice commands.
Engine is very quiet and ride handling and braking performed great.Im very impressed with this ute and I found it far more practicable and comfortable than triton.
The build quality of this south Korean ute is great and I got the ute for a amazing price.If your looking for a lot of steel and tech for your money check out the ssangyong no reason to settle for a poorly made Chinese ute when you can get a high quality Korean ute for the same price.
By fat the Most Under rated Ute on the Market
I bought a demo Musso 2018 Model. Although it was demo it only had 20km on it.
I previously owned a Navara and Ranger.
when it comes to city driving Musso is like a luxury car compare to the other utes.
I cant comment on off road capabilities since I havent taken it out into the country yet.
I paid $30000 + GST which means it is eligible for instant asset write-off.
For 30K i got 8'screen, apple play, heated front seats, reverse and back sensors, reversing camera, dual cab, turbo diesel engine, auto, push button start, 7 year UNLIMITED kms warranty, 7 year capped price servicing, 7 year road side assist etc etc. and i am very happy with the built quality.
Anyone who is looking for a ute must look at Musso before they decide.
Ssangyong Musso 2019 Towing
1400km Musso towing experience.
Our wildflower tour was a great opportunity to test the towing behaviour of our new Musso. One third of the trip went through a montaineuos topography with many steep climbs and descents. The same section also had many sharp turns and bends.
The second section included driving in town streets, small country and also gravel roads and the last section was a stretch of approximately 200 km freeway.
1. Low speed maneuvering and suburban driving. *****
This category of driving is where the Musso performs at it's bes...
Purchased in September 2019 for A$36,000.00.
Very average ute
Bought it 7 months ago with all view to having it short term until I could manage to scrape together enough money for a better vehicle. Primarily purchased it due to the Mercedes connection. Parts....my god, parts are a problem. If you're lucky enough to find a wrecker that stocks Ssangyong parts, at least you can get back to work. But prepare to be slugged an absolute motza for the luxury. Driving is hairy as 100k plus, it's quite unstable, every now and then I could hear the roof flex with that wobbling metal sound. So I imagine that the stru...cture of the cabin is pretty flimsy and probably without supports. Poor pulling power, just ordinary all over. To top it off, with 235k on the clock my timing chain went and broke the cam into 4 pieces and totalled everything'sng else when traveling at only around 20km/h. So it's off to the gold coast wreckers now. For anyone out there that needs parts, feel free to call them. I'm sure they'd love to hear from you. Overall, I sure got to use it short term. A very costly exercise that I regret going ahead with. A massive mistake. A real piece of junk.
Most Under rated car on the Market
I have purchased a 2nd Musso , 2006 4x4 fully optioned, canopy, cruise control, tow bar, fog lights, larger fuel tank, alarm ( not really needed) car comes with immobiliser. Fully integrated pioneer sound system, have a good mechanic and a source for parts.
The ABS light issue is a computer logic error No. 41. needs to have diagnostic probes input into the car and this clears the error message.
Min problem is that car locking system gets a signal to lock the vehicle when the engine is running and keys in the ignition..
Cars market value...is extremely low, thus this means you can go and buy another one if parts become an issue. Not an issues in Australia. SsangYong dealers are not that helpful. Best to find a good mechanic who can source parts world wide. I sometimes have to wait 2-3 months, but this is rare as car runs well all the time and no real parts issues at this point in time. If car is serviced every 5000km then it will run forever. currently 2007 model is at 240,000km and the 2nd car (just purchased) has 117,000 km. Both vehicles run the same and appear to have same minor issues which are tolerable. Barring vehicle collision or theft the car will outlive me. Currently both vehicles do 20,000 km per annum.
Problems with the ABS light
My ABS light stays on,the brake pads not worn, the brake oil resevoir is at its normal level. What else could it be. I,ve now retired but find it good to drive, its ecomony is great for this size car. It has done many country runs, it does suffer from wInd noise at a higher speed
Really Love My Musso Sports Ute.
Hi I was looking for a cheap DualCab ute to replace my Hilux and after some research I thought I would get a good quality ute at an undervalued price with a Ssangyong Musso. I do quite a bit of mechanical work so I wasn't shy when I found a one owner that had a problem clutch/flywheel at a bargain price. I took it home shopped for a clutch and new flywheel as the dual mass flywheel had separated and making a horrible racket. Price was about $900 on ebay so shopped a bit more and found a secondhand engine with good clutch pressure plate and a so...lid flywheel for $300 (so now I have a spare motor as well). Dropped out the gearbox. (Heavy job). Changed the flywheel clutch and pressure plate over. Now it runs beautifully. I am really impressed with the ride, build quality and fuel economy etc of this vehicle. It has heaps of space. Everything functions well. I couldn't resist dressing it up with a set of Nissan Patrol mags. A Landcruiser polished Ali Tie on roll bar. Nudge bar Landcruiser sheepskins etc. So now it not only is a very good vehicle it looks the part as well! I like its looks far more than the next model Actyon sports ute although they got better looking with the 2013 model
Not an ok car for Ecuador!
Perhaps it is an Ok car , but in Ecuador it became a disaster, no parts , no experienced mechanics...
Now I urgently need a parts manual for the motor, and there is absolutely no place where to buy one, also in most of the case sI need to do repairing with adapted parts and finally it became impossible to sell, as it has an extremely low cost in the market.
What a wonderful surprise
My old car gave up the ghost in Carnarvon, WA. I was towing an 18' Caravan, fully loaded. I decided not to fix the old car and I spotted this 2006 SsangYong Musso in a car yard, a bit over the top price wise but I had a good feeling about it so I bought it, Diesel/Gas with 160000 ks on it. Hitched up the 18' caravan behind the Musso and headed south. The Musso did not even hiccup, it cruised at 100kph with the caravan on the back and used half the fuel the old car did. I am over the moon with it and will keep it for a long long time. Only minor problem was the hills and I had to change down a gear or so, but overall it is a fantastic 4by, totally underated
Bought an 06 with 160000kms
I find it a very comfortable ute, drives brilliant more like a car then ute, very cold air con, brilliant on diesel, very reliable, only negative was the factory tape deck which I quickly replaced with cd. Was worried when no bought as I haven't really seen many around but very pleasantly surprised.
Like Hyundai,40 years ago, nobody wants them,look at them now
I bought this car at auction,with 49 K, on the clock, is 2009 Actyon Sport top model ,it goes like brand new, no turbo lag,quiet and most of all economic 9.92lits x 100klm in the city only, you"ll be surprise the engine power. Very happy with purchase. go for it
The car is nice to drive and the econamy is good and looks nice,when I was in Western Australia l meet a young man who is working in the mines in the state l afraid him money for the car he was happy with it, I got it in my name after that.
Cheap and Cheerful
I have a 2006 Musso Sports 2.9L Diesel manual with LPG injection. I'm the 3rd owner it has 160ks on the clock and is in very good condition. It has a performance exhaust system and with the LPG this car really gives great fuel economy. I have to keep looking to check to see if the 2 tonne trailer is still there as the Musso pulls very well.
It is quiet inside compared to our old Hilux. I have owned the Actyon Sports and it was very good all round traded on a SPR Rexton. The Musso is a bit "Old School" but off road feels more sure of itself. Th...
Questions & Answers
I have fitted om662 2.9 turbo diesel in my musso 2002 suv jeep. Previously it have 3.2 petrol engine with manual gear. I have change it with 2.9 turbo diesel but use 3.2 om104 manual gearbox with it.
I am facing problem that my musso move very slowly and by pressing accelerator its maximum speed is 50 km per hour.
Plz help what can I do?
i have a 2000 musso with MB om602 diesel, sometimes i lose power, bust it is mostly on hills sometimes on flat ground, i can see air bubbles in the clear fuel lines and fuel filter, any ideas?
Musso 2.9 5 cylinder sports, how do I change the engine mounts. Advice welcome please.
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