2005 SsangYong Stavic Rear wheel drive 2.7 turbo diesel


Very solid car, when you know how to drive it


. Engine de-rates intermittently when under pressure.

. It may lock you out. Always carry a spare key on you.

. Very poor rear main seal... needs replacing too often.

General Comments:

I have used the car as a taxi since buying it new in 2005. Despite those things that have gone wrong, I will be replacing it with another. It beats its competition on price, engine reliability, interior seven seater layout, and 'luggage' space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2011

4th May 2011, 00:05

I think I've only seen one of these that wasn't a taxi (in Brisbane). Despite it having a face that only a mother could love, you seem to have had a good run with yours!

6th Apr 2013, 09:55

Hey sir, have you really done 870.000 km with that vehicle? If so, I'm buying one right now. I'm currently looking for a comfy, reliable and spacious vehicle to carry people all through Europe...