By far the most reliable car I have owned
2005 2.7 ltr diesel owned since new and had for 15 years is by far the the most reliable car I ever owned .only let down is the lack of service /dealers knowledge & back up. Hence why have done services and all repairs myself .
Towed duel axle 19 foot caravan & off-road 4wding including doing the skytrek with ease.
Will be sad to let it go but only replacing as decided after 15 years of Trouble free motoring was time to upgrade to a new rexton ultimate
Would highly recommend to anybody. And a very under rated car.
Purchased in August 2005.
The bargain family SUV
My wife and i set about searching for a second car, she was after 7 seats and i was looking for a future tow tug. Her heart was set on a Ford Territory but reading some reviews here and test driving revealed it to be a clunky falcon on stilts with even poorer fuel economy. Then i descovered the Ssangyong Rexton. After reading plenty reviews and weighing up its quirks there was no doutb id found the right family car. We bought an 07 xdi with 82k on the dial for $3k cash which is outstanding considering what else with similar specs are selling fo...r... When you overlook brand snobbery the Rexton just stacks up for value. New car reviews focus on the negatives, the new car driveway price vs what you could buy with similar coin but now on the used car market they totally exceed. Like any diesel you must check the cars history, Rexton must be serviced every 15k and any workshop will carry this out. Parts are available or can be found online.
Purchased in March 2019 for A$3,000.00.
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Well it's been 2 years of family usage my daughter withe my new grandson have adopted the car ...it has hardly faulted ...only throwing up a limp home fault which was actually due to lack of routine engagement of the low range gearbox option. It was sticking and failing to engage. A number of continued selections exercising the solenoid cured the problem.. 3 years of brilliant motoring. So happy.
December 6th 2018 Update: Still running fine
Update on my silver Rexton 2.7 automatic. It's now about three years since I bought it , lent it t...o my daughter and it's now driven by my son in law . It has done 307,000 KMs without skipping a beat other than a complete screw up by the servicing garage who damaged the vaccine tube to the turbo and had to fix it under warranty. !!! It's been a great vehicle comfortable economic and such good value. If you need a spacious 4wd without the huge bank account the try a Rexton. You will not be disappointed.
Bought 2005 270 Diesel with 246Kms on the clock from the Perth Auctions paid an enormous $3400. I have run it for the last 2 months long trips short trips.. I enjoy putting fuel in it.. It's that good.
Stereo is very easy to use.
Aircon is freezing cold.
Back seats are better that Range Rover 2007 Supercharger.
I bought it for my daughter but I am keeping it cos its brilliant. ...very underrated. Cruises all day at 110. Everything works. Headlamps great for country trips. No oil leaks no water leaks. Doors slam shut like a Merc. It is a Merc apart from the badges. Massive towbar and capacity. I was driving a classy and expensive Range Rover 2007 with 120kkms on the clock and the Rexton is better! Go have a look. These are bargains.
Rexton RX 320
I purchased the Rx 320 Ssangyong Rexton, What a car, a huge difference, compared to my previous cars I had before, old used cars like Mazda and Nissan Patrol the Rexton RX 320 mode has an S Class Mercedes benze engine, it's two years now not any problems yet driving on and off road
I have owned this vehicle for over two years and have had no problems as yet, the power is great and the gearbox (auto) is smooth. I have installed airbag suspension as I tow a pop top camper van and the ride and economy is excellent. After driving a Nissan Patrol for several years, this vehicle is like driving a limo. Now in its tenth year and still going strong with no problems at all. If Ssangyong put sat nav and reverse cameras in as standard I would even consider upgrading to a new one.
Overall features and power of engine
Limited knowledge of vehicle from dealers and parts suppliers
Great car. Purchased new in 2006. Was 2005 badged. RX270XDi
Vehicle has done 150000km. Has been used as a comuter vehicle as well as beach work. Has not failed in any way. Very good on fuel. Purchase fuel filters from DELPHI distributor. Much cheaper than from SSangyong Dealer. Oil filter over the counter from parts specialist. My mate purchased 1 after my recommendation.
Powerful, fuel efficient real goer. Everything works.
Tyre size hard to find. Shocks leave a lot to be desired.
300k update 9 years
I bought this car at a charity auction as there were no bids for it, initially there was a clutch and fuel gauge issue that was repaired promptly. Since then it has been a farm runabout with a lot of city work, hit 3 kangaroos and been momentarily under sea water, (big wave on the beach). The engine (2.9l diesel) has chugged along tirelessly. Fuel economy has been 8l/100km on long runs (95-100km/hr best economy) and tows 100km/h easily. Service every 20000km. Has been very reliable but as there is no resale or trade in value, I will try for 400k then take the $50 scrap value and try a Great Wall ute
Mercedes diesel engine
Light globes need continual replacement
I am worried about resale value when i come to get rid of it next year. I would look at a new model but it would depend on what I was offered as a trade in.
I have liked owning and driving it.
The fuel gauge does not go back to full when you fill the tank(diesel). they tell me it is a common problem but don,t have a fix for it.
I have bad luck with cars
The car had done me good for 6 years i must admit but the design of the small features is utterly disgraceful, recently i have had both my keys break on me due to the weak plastic and huge plastic key (open/close button), i now am in the process of praying that the local mechanic up in regional WA will fix it other wise i have to get it trucked down south.
On calling customer service in sydney to offer some advice, the guy on the phone stated "You might as well get rid of your car" without giving me any options, i must say after i get these k...
If the parts were available locally and dealers had parts in stock the pain wouldn't have been so great. However, once one thing went wrong, it was down hill from there. Initially I was extremly happy with the prestige car on a peasants wage, but now it has cost more than that!
I appreciate greatly all the features that they advertise.
I have done 66000 klm's and have noted some minor issues which became major all over issues.Once one thing went other things followed suit. Add to this poor service from the dealer, Ian Parker.There was an 8 week turn around in waiting for parts from overseas and dealer error.
Very happy with this car and very styleish, attracts many looks as there dosen't seem to be many around
Have had the car for over a year it's a 05 model 270XDi luxury thing, have done around 7000km since. Gets a good fuel consumption on a high way around 7.8L/100km and around town is in the 11L/100km mark. Nice car to drive and a nice price I disagree that it is only a so called ''rich persons'' car, new it will cost something like $45K-$50k.
Had a problem with an anirbag sensor but was a warranty thing. interior squeeks a bit but I suspose tha...
Bought my car last year a 2005 320 for AUD29000.00 i am getting 12l/100 and are very happy , change of circumstances has meant i need a seven seater so thought i would trade. Dealers are offering me AUD13000.00 that is crap. Ssangyong need to do more to market this vehicle and to make it attractive to buyers new and used. They should have some obligation to protect their customers. I will be interested in what a ssangyoong dealer will offer me
love it great car to drive and has lots of features
re sale value
I had racked up about 30,000k in my Rexton without fault apart from some minor issues of no great importance. HOWEVER, (AND LET THIS BE A WARNING TO ANYONE CONTEMPLATING BUYING ONE), my wife was hit from the side by a taxi 4 MONTHS AGO and I still dont have my car back because the repairer cannot get the parts from overseas. Korea called about a week ago and said they did not have the parts available (after the order having been placed for 3 1/2 months) and that they will have to repair the car dodgy brothers style. The dealerships around me (B...risbane) that did sell these cars are drying up left right and centre. I would warn anyone NOT to buy one of these cars as the after sales service is obviously non existant. Sad because it is a decent car. decent car, destroyed by service service
Very comfortable, stylish, excellent on and off road driving, make sure the Dealership servicing the car knows what they are doing. Ssangyong Aust. Head Office (Sydney) did'nt want to know about it cause the warranty had run out..??
Value for New 4X4 vehicle, comfortable on and off road, spacious.
had the car for nearly 3 1/2 years 150000 km. when the lack of knowledge from Dealership stripped the threading of all 5 glow plugs, I was told $6500 to replace cylinder head, and would have to wait 6 weeks for delivery. I sent the head to local Mercedes workshop, and was repaired for $2100. So if ya want spares for any of Ssangyong vehicles be prepared to pay big bucks and have the car OFF the road for long period of time.
Apparently parent company in receivership in Korea. Future looking very shaky. Explains lack of resale I suppose. It's not pretty so a lot of people wont look past that.
Seemed like good value
Heavy on Fuel. Went to trade it in and other dealers who dint want to know about it. Ssangyong dealer wouldn't buy it back at any price.
Reasonably priced medium 4wd. Very happy
Have had 2.7l Diesel Rexton auto 5 seater since July 2005. Used regularly for towing double horse float 1/2 horses. Auto doesn't like towing up very steep hills with lots of bends so must change to manual pref. before getting to steep parts. Had manuf reps check this and claim unable to be fixed. Too many components to be reprogrammed. Have managed fine since knowing what to do but may have bought manual rather than auto. All features of more expensive cars & very economical. Done 83,000km June 2011. Buy filters etc online & service at home. Ty...res expensive as limited range avail but if fitted well last a long time. Plenty of luggage space but would prefer back seats to fold down flat to make long enough to sleep in. luxurious, economical, reasonable purchase price auto tranmission problem with towing up steep hills particularly with tight corners.
SSANGYONG Australia has introduced independent rear suspension and permanent 4WD to its Ssangyong Rexton Limited as part of a mild facelift.
The premium model variant of the South Korean brand’s mid-sized SUV range has also been given a boost with an upgraded turbo-diesel engine.
The existing 2.7-litre common-rail diesel has been fitted with a new variable geometry turbocharger which increases power by 15kW to 137kW, while torque moves up by an impressive 62Nm to 390Nm.
Despite the extra urge, the flagship Rexton’s combined fuel consu...mption figure remains at 9.2L/100km, according to the ADR 81/01 standard. The Rexton Limited has also been given a mild exterior tweak, but the changes are hard to pick with the naked eye. Fuel economic, quiet engine and elegant design. for this vehicle is very elevated price.
its all you need
i brought my late 2003 RX320 limited , in 2005 , we drove it straight to Ayers rock , then to the Victorian alps , all in the same month, never missed a beat , it goes well in sand , sleet snow n rocks , never been stuck anywhere , i dive it too work everyday as a tradie , we had a lot of trouble with the dealers , but did eventually get results from head office in Sydney . i have now done , 183000 kms , the only trouble we have found living in the Adelaide hills is front discs , and now cv joints are making a bit of noise , and they are very o...verpriced at about , $3000.00 , other than this , has been a fantastic car , comfortable and enjoyable , we have been to the Victorian alps every year since , no troubles , and a lot of country driving to boot, so if ya thinking of getting one , we would recommend it luxury at a realistic price . heated seats price of spare parts
Updated review.Have had Rexton for 2 years and have towed a 17ft caravan around Oz in that time albeit all on major roads. Found it an excellent tug, fuel economy av around 15lt per 100km whilst towing,around 10lt per 100km normal use. No problem towing in top gear even with cruise control (used properly,not in hills)found best towing speed 90 - 95km/hr.Quite happy with off road performance, however, we are not dedicated off roaders. To date with 50000km completed have had no reason to visit a workshop except for normal services.Have no hesita...tion in recommending the vehicle to the grey nomads and the casual off roader. Price,fuel economy, engine power,smooth auto transmission,climate control. Interior looks cheap.Company does not advertise enough resulting in bad trade in prices.
Questions & Answers
I have a Ssangyong Rexton 2.7 xdi 2006. The auto transmission seems as if it cant decide what gear to go in. Sometimes when I stop I have no gears at all and have to turn the ignition off and on then I get gears but it lacks power.
Any ideas on the problem?
Hello, I have a 2004 270XDI THE CAR HAS an erratic temp gauge when it will hear right up every now and then but car not hot
Anyway I've noticed I dont have any Parker lights on both sides front, not do I have tail lights on the passenger rear, all bulbs are good however 1 tail light bulb is missing,
What I do find strange is all the bulbs on the rear passenger will light up when the left indicator is on with the headlights and brake pedal, with all of the above on the left Indicator flashes fast like it is missing the rear bulb but is on solid with 1 other bulb on very dim and the rest working properly,
Anyone have any ideas on what may cause this, I find it very odd, could this have something to do with the temp gauge (read on a forum broken tail light can affect this also)
I am having problems with my Diesel Rexton 2.7 when I turn left or right sharply there a loud clunking noise which seems to be from the the transfer box area. But other times it appears to be from the front of the vehicle. I have had the front of the diff removed to make sure everything is okay in there. The CV joints have been serviced and are okay. I have just had the transfer box fully serviced and the transmission. As soon as I take the front tail shaft there is no problem turning no clunking at all. So I am and so is my mechanic at loss as to where the problem lies. I am wondering if it could be a problem with computer because I have a spare to replace it.
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