A perfect towing vehicle
I bought the vehicle to replace an elderly Jeep. I use it almost exclusively for towing my 1300 kg caravan around the State and it really is the perfect choice. It is the first diesel I have ever owned and I still find the smoothness, comfort and quietness when travelling at 100 km/hour very impressive. So far nothing has misbehaved and it pulls the caravan without effort.
The cost was a fraction of what I would have paid for the competition and I was able to find a 2007 manual example! With only 135,000 km currently on the clock, I hope to keep it for a long while.
I hav e the rx270xdi desiel have travelled across the Nullabor twice once towing a 2 ton trailer wi
Driving experience is good.
When it's working it,s quite good BUT if you have a problem one comment was But it,s not a Mercedes (only the charges are)It is such a great car the service costs and lack of back up service really makes the car something to avoid.had a tempreture problemI woul have driven 30 km and all of a sudden it would skyrocket. The next day it didn't play up . Same road sameday tempreture
Pretty good car, awful resale
The Rexton is a good touring car, with reasonable handling for a 4WD, although the damping control from the shock absorbers is below standard. The lack of a trip computer on a car costing over $40,000 is unforgivable when they are common on sub-$20,000 cars (it is found on the next model up, the XVT, which is another $8-9,000 more expensive). The 7-seater arrangement is terrible, is usable only for small children and takes up valuable luggage space. I have removed mine, which gives an uneven floor with no tie-down points. The 5-seater had been ...discontinued from 2007, and would have sufficed for me although the rear air conditioning is useful. The interior is wall-to-wall black which is very hot in summer. It's also boring- even the trim is "carbon fibre". There are few places for oddments, and the glovebox and centre console are very small. The "carbon fibre" extends to the steering wheel which is fussy and annoying, as well as sweaty. A plain leather wheel would have been appreciated. The engine/gearbox combination is superb, but the Tipronic function is available both from the gearshift (which is rather "cheap and nasty") and with steering wheel buttons. I rarely use either. I live in the outback and see quite a few Rextons towing caravans so they must be good for that. Their tow limit is, however, low for the mass and power of the car. I have the factory towbar and this easily drags on suburban driveways- it would be hopeless offroad with a large effect on departure angle. While my car hasn't spent much time offroad it has done some beach work and was fine- once the tyre pressures were lowered. I've heard of issues with the Torque-on-Demand from a noise and reliability viewpoint but have had no issues with that on my car which has done 33,000km. There are some annoying issues with the TOD though- the car can only be towed with four wheels off the road, and all four tyres have to be replaced if sizes are to be altered from standard. As mentioned earlier the spare wheel is a pathetic "limited use" job yet all review I read prior to purchase clearly stated "full-sized spare". Full size it is- useful when crossing the Nullabor, NOT! Ssangyong ask nearly $1000 for an 18" alloy wheel like the rest, plus tyre cost!
Purchased in July 2007 for A$44,000.00.
Bought a new one
Have had my 2005 Rexton Ltd about 6 weeks,resale value obviously not real good as I paid $32700 with 25000 kms and bought from a dealer. Good for the 2nd buyer. We are really pleased with the vehicle, gives excellent fuel consumption 9.5 - 10 Litres/100Km and seems to be well finished and performs well both on and off road and also looks good. Vehicle needs more promotion because most comments are " Who makes Rexton" or similar.
Would recommend anyone looking for a good quality 4X4 at an affordable price to take one for a test drive, dont be p...
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