SsangYong Musso Review from Iceland

1998 SsangYong Musso Grand Luxe 2.9 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance111000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

You always get what you pay for

Faults:

Both door lock motors in the back needed replacement. A known problem

Door lock plastic pins brake frequently when it is below 0°c outside

Manual transmission is damaged, reverse doesn't hold. A known problem and very expensive

Blown head gasket at 100k km. Know to happen.

4x4 computer exchanged

4x4 motor exchanged, known to happen.

Door lock button in dashboard broke off

ABS 12V wire suffered corrosion so the ABS system didn't work. Had to be rewired from Battery.

General Comments:

It's is wise to shop around for Mercedes parts for the engine.

Nice power when modified with turbo inter cooler and a larger diesel feed (155hp)

Too bad you can't rely on the car, it is very nice and seemed like a good value. Very comfortable and dust free.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th May, 2004

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 1 review