Glad SsangYong is back in Australia. I think they are Great Cars !
Over the years I have owned quite a few SsangYong Vehicles, including 4 Rexton's, 1 Musso, 2 Kyron's, 1 Korando and even 2 Chairman Limousines. I have always been impressed with the build quality, comfort and reliability of these vehicles. I even enjoy the styling somewhat. I currently drive a 2009 Rexton 2.7L Diesel, which has the US Tremec Manual 5 speed gearbox and 7 seats. The finish and quality is very nice and performance and economy are great. A lot of people think they are made in China and confuse them with Great Wall's, but these are ...premium made Korean Vehicles. Shop around for a good mechanic and servicing can be cost effective. One guy quoted me $3000 to change the fuel pump when vehicle would occasionally stall after driving for 15 minutes. Turned out to be a Crank Sensor and I replaced it myself in 5 minutes for $40. Another time I was quoted $4500 for a new Turbo, when it was only the DPF needed cleaning. I did it myself for $20. Don't get suckered in to paying huge money for repairs. I later found out a friend got his Turbo changed and it only cost $600, yes $600 all up, fitted, and then found out it was only the DPF was blocked. So I haven't had to spend much on any of my SsangYong's, except for a couple of faulty door handles.
Purchased in July 2019 for A$5,300.00.
- Rexton Y200 II / Y285 II RX270 XVT SPR (2008-2012)
- Verified purchase
Hello Mr Ssangyong (Double Dragon)
After many Rexton's, I have now designed the best Rexton for you!! SPR with the independent rear end with a Dobbinson lift kit, the Mistsi Turbo 2700cc 5 cylinder and with 5/6 speed manual or with the new 8 speed Merc Auto transmission. Yes and do a dual cab with a 1000 kg back end. You will sell a shed load, all very reliable and great fuel economy. The biggest problem with SsangYong Australia was you did not believe in your own product. Dirt poor after sales service!!
Showed early promise BUT,
Purchased in aug 2016 with only 49000 klm and was very happy with it for first 6 months just pottering around rural victoria BUT when i hooked on the caravan it failed within 4 days and became a nightmare. Rated to tow 2300kg and i had a pop top van way less than that but it boiled 4 times before we reached albury and took a month to be repaired in sydney and cost nearly $2000. Next the turbo died which put it off the road for 3 months waiting for parts from overseas and cost nearly $5000. Car was fully maintained and serviced at ssangyong deal...ers but just wasnt up to any real use as a tow vehicle, all show no go. Bit like a European woman really, looks great has everything you could want and very well presented but plays up all the time and is expensive to keep and highly tempramental.
Just an underdog that is a real gem inside
Hello, I am from Bosnia in Europe and I drive a used 2007 5cyl Diesel XVT automatic AWD with magnificent 187 hp. I bought the car 4 years ago and have done almost 250.000 km in it. The car gave me the trouble of losing the front wheel which is because of poor or lack of a real Ssangyong mechanic here in Bosnia, and so I had to learn the hard way that the lower front ball joints had to be replaced every 50.000km or so in order to keep your car on the road. This is a typical "Merc" issue where the ball joints give no sign or sound of fatigue unti...l they pop out. Now I replace them every third service (every 30.000km) just to be safe but since it is a cheap fix it is no problem for my peace of mind. I recommend a transmission fluid and filter change every third service for silky smooth gear change. No mechanical issues so far. Engine is silky rough as I like to describe it. Tons of torque and lots of mileage. Mine does with aggressive driving approx 12 - 14 l/100km. I like the AWD no fuss (no separate drive select on my trim) capabilities and for its construction (separate chassis), very good handling (8 point link in the back) Only flaw I think is the sensitive wheel geometry, so I do a checkup or repair twice a year (every seasonal tyre change) Lots of room for the dog and the kids. Very reliable car and because every car has its downs, I will not mention mine because they are my individual views of what a car should and should not have or do and I will not mention them because there are so few things wrong with this car for the money. Yes its Korean hard plastic interior, but very well equipped and I just have not met his rival for the money. Yes it is a Mercedes in disguise and I love it. Should mention that I do on average 60 - 70k km a year and my service is every 10k Every service I replace all the filters including the AC filter along with the air intake filter. I try to use good quality diesel and I drive it hard (highway) in higher revs ( no higher than 4200rpm ) as much as I can.
We love this car i was very diasappointed in the reviews I read for this car i think they must of had it in for the rexton before their bum had hit the seat we drove all other vehicles eg pajero and prado and the rexton leaves them behind in engine quietness and car like ride. I'm a car enthusiast own a mercedes c class and this rexton deserves better.
Powerful and very quiet mercedes diesel engine and geabox, solid build.We bought a 2009 SPR, love the ride and feels very car like. Has everything that opens and shuts.
Space Saver spare, no trip computer
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