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 $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...
A Musso most amazing!
I bought my 2004 Musso Sports 2.9l turbo Diesel Manual Sports 18 months ago with 160,000 klms on the clock secondhand to pull a small caravan...Had no idea that it would totally surpass all of my expectations in such a short time!!! Firstly, it was crushingly cheap (as a secondhand 4wd for this year and mileage it was awesome...I had been looking at Landcruisers and Pajeros... all much older and with 300,000 klms plus for similar money...budget was around $6K.).. my Musso was fully appointed and accessorized , beautifully built, simple and st...raight forward to service for those who want to DIY maintenance,very spacious and comfortable, and great on fuel to boot! For a "Woolies McBenz" as someone else dubbed it here on Product review I have to agree..this vehicle is so totally underrated and is a totally hidden gem for those lucky to know them... Points for....cheap and easy to fix,.....getting parts for totally easy!(unfortunate history equals plus plus!!!.... Musso was was a lovechild for many marques (it's a very unique vehicle in this respect!!)...Mercedes/Daewoo/GMH/Ssangyong...so great parts support!...even better still on-line and cheap too!!!)Same as MB140/Sprinter mechanically so very common!...strong and powerful (though not overly quick!) Mercedes tech and engineering... Cheap on fuel...nothing else this size gets 9l/100 klms ! Reliable! Well engineered and put together...doesn't rust! Ride!...soft.smooth and controlled! (almost French!)(most Jap 4WDs ride firm as!)...Musso is luxurious and yet well controlled...feels safe,,,easy to work on and with lots of on-line DIY support (lots were sold to non 1st world markets where bush servicing and mods are the standard.... Pros...Not quick acceleration wise! Limited 4wd ability...not a huge ground clearance as standard without mods..(but plenty of grunt!)..very poor resale (bonus for me...will NEVER sell this gem! Not loved for it's looks..( I actually really like it's shape, but then I own Citroen s too..Ssangyong here in Perth is sold through the same dealer...lots of Ssangyong owners here in W.A also own Citroen! (go figure!!) Not the best for towing a caravan (I make this comment tongue in cheek since there are many times I FORGOT I was towing the van!!! ,,,,poor van! Nearly had it all messed up a few times! Lol!) Conclusion! I love this beast! Sad that they stopped making them! The Ssangyong Musso Sports Ute and Musso SUV would have to be the most underrated, unknown and unloved 4wd ever to grace our planet! Lucky for me! I have one!
Like my musso, so far have found great economy and reasonable reliability.148000km and the diff gave up for some reason at 120000, cost $2000.00 for 2nd hand fitted . This has been the only major repair so far! Changed gearbox oil as it seemed a bit crunchy getting into third gear, the oil I replaced was incorrect, the gearbox takes automatic transmission fluid not gear oil!! The right stuff( dexron111) solved the problem. I now prefer to service myself as of no confidence in service dealers. Wonder if the diff had correct oil replacement ,? If...any? The vehicle seems quite good, comfortable and I've used it towing vans on holidays and as a work/everyday vehicle.overall happy, it is the first new car I ever bought and will consider another ssanyong in a year or two.
A Hidden Gem in the Auto World
Bought ours new in 05 We have been right around Australia towing a light caravan (did 30.000 Klm that trip) after that we took it and punished it up the Old Telegraph Track to the top, it went where all the so called "big boys" went with ease.
It is looked after well (by me, a retired deisel engineer) with an opened out exhaust, street legal, sounds beautiful! and it has raised the power by at least fifteen "GGs'
Last week we did a trip from Bribie Island to Coffs Harbour without anything behind it and sat on around 100-105 and returned hei...
de-valued too fast
north east dealer in adelaide are very poor service people and will duck rather than except to repair things quickly , first 6 month's of owning the car , the dealer had it more than i did . they have put grease marks on carpet and sun visor , paint on driver seat and dash which they denied until i seen the same paint on their workshop floor . they left oil filter cap loose causing a mess after service . always forgetting to order parts to do warranty repairs causing several trips to get things done , they seem to cause more damage to cars than...fixing them , they have scratched paint work . overall i think i got what i paid for , would never tell anyone to go through the same dealer price and rear seat size , can actually seat adults had to replce total clutch at 10,000kms , had 5 tough lids , they all warped out of shape and not installed properly ,rust in tub from excessive re-installs still stuffed , wiring to towing was wired incorrectly . interior light has never worked correctly . door lock fell out , gear box noisey . paint peeling off . some control valve to the turbo keeps being faulty . a rear door was twisted causing air noise
Great multi-purpose ute - economical & spacious and I love this vehicle! Would buy one again anytime. May raise it for beach
The car is the best vehicle I have ever purchased
Purchased in May 2007 I own a Ssanyong Musso Sports, automatic pickup. 2.9 litre. no problems for 138,000km .
Tires (made in Korea last 110,000km and still have old ones as they have another 10,ooo km in them.. spares.
fuel effieiency as per manual. never put air in tires myself. serviced every 5000km and change all oils filters. Runs well and smooth. Never had a need to lift the bonnet. this is done during servicing only. Well alignment is perfect and never had issue with it . rotate as per manual. Interior engine still looks as new. No wea...
Trippin'on my Musso Black Ute ;)
Hi yo all..my name is Flash..my Truck is Midnight Flash..what an awesime Ute..bought her Brand New..picked her up from the Holding Yard..glory all the way..had her a longtime now..only problem it uph7ll losers power somewhat and whenever i wash her my light globe blows..in headlight..but yo know she rocks! :) heads up! Should b put up with Merc'as a great one as she is..a KeepeR!
Everything style badges etc comfort and Econmy
Headlights blow Intermitently after washing..slow on uphill..thats all ;)
SAD TO SEE HER GO!!!
2006 Ssangyong musso sports 4x4 black auto... bought the car 2nd hand from a dealer back in 2007 with 35000km on the clock. recently i decided to upgrade to a toyota hilux sr 4x4 and will pick up the vehicle mid next week. The Musso had recently done 215,000km and apart from some minor issues, it was one awesome vehicle, all my friends had the normal hilux, triton etc and all were not impressed when i rolled up in the Musso...the car was simply great... reliable and a work horse... most undervalued vehicle on the market.. and this is coming fro...m someone who has previously owned a navara. Anyone considering buying one 2nd hand go for it. The only downsides I found were the resale value and finding a proper diesel mechanic which i recommend. all my friends hold the Musso in high regards after seeing what the car went through. Towing a 4.2m boat, cherrypickers and trailers were no hassle at all... the more KMs i clocked the more fuel efficient the car was... overtaking power and anything above 110km was a stuggle... fishing trips and minor 4x4 was very doable Most under-rated vehicle.. hope this helps someone... Value, reliable, just kept going overtaking, resale value, finding a proper diesel mechanic
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Questions & Answers
My Sanyong Musso drive shaft came off and broke the transfer case , so CE the new one has been fitted there is a problem with the gearbox not chaing gear, but I notice there is a brown wire Ben cut off or broken off on the back of the transfer box. Does any one have any ideas, thanks
Not knowing what model (year) your Musso is makes it challenging to respond to the inquiry. It might be a good idea to place such questions into the the following forum where is get far more exposure: https://www.mycarforum.com/forums/topic/2677849-ssangyong-musso-double-cab/
Daewoo Musso 2001 auto gear and filter was filthy, changed filter and oil and it won't change out of first gear, any idea what it could be, thanks
How easy to replace glow plugs on 2005 2.9 turbo musso sports
Am sorry but I am not really sure I am not a mechanical professional. In addition my SsangYong Musso is only a couple of month old hens has not required any spark plugs. I did have spark plugs changed on the SsangYong Korando but I took it into the workshop as it was too complex to remove peripherals to get the spark plugs out. It was not too expensive and I think I paid about $280 all up.
Sorry I couldn't be of any further assistance.
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||20" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||10.9 L/100km||10.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||75 L||75 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.2L||4 Cylinder 2.2L|
|Max Power||133kW @ 4000rpm||133kW @ 4000rpm|
|Max Torque||420Nm @ 1400-2800rpm||420Nm @ 1400-2800rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Korea||Korea|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg||3,500 kg|
|Ground Clearance||215 mm||215 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||7 year(s)||7 year(s)|
|Release date||Apr 2019||Apr 2019||Mar 2004|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2006|
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