SsangYong Musso Reviews from Iran

2004 SsangYong Musso 2.3 petrol

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Shogun

Summary:

A frugal delight!

Faults:

Nothing what so ever has gone wrong with my car.

General Comments:

I initially could not decide between the 3200 or 2300 petrol models, but I opted for the smaller engine for economic reasons. In reality I found out that I had nothing to worry about with the 2300 version. Comparing to my 1999 model year Shogun 3000 GLS (it

's called a Pajero over here!) I can hardly feel any lack of power!

Meanwhile it is much more comfortable to drive and came with a few more options.

I love the car; I know its no G-wagon or Land Cruiser, but it costs a fraction of those prices as well. When I opted for Musso I thought I would miss my Pajero, not at all!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st October, 2004

5th Apr 2006, 17:37

I think this review fits the smiley face.

2003 SsangYong Musso 3.2

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

An absolute disaster

Faults:

The break system is extremely poor.

Fuel consumption is very high.

Acceleration is poor.

Slightly noisy.

General Comments:

The break system is so poor it is dangerous to drive the car very fast and must keep more than a minimum distance from the vehicle in front.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th July, 2004

14th Jul 2004, 23:55

I totally agree with the writer of this comment.

15th Jul 2004, 14:34

I have owned a Musso for three years. It is 7 years old, and I would buy another. It's comfortable, no brake problems, thirsty yes (but it is a heavy vehicle), and it's very reliable.

30th Aug 2004, 04:30

A very strange comment about the brakes. How do you pass the annual test? (I guess you have such tests in Iran)

I suggest that a competent mechanic will have a good look. Did you bleed air / change fluid / adjust calipers / replace pads / check disks for uneven services? I know tens of Musso owners in another Middle Eastern location and none ever reported poor braking.

3rd Nov 2005, 08:18

I was considering buying a Musso 2003 in Iran. A zero kilometre (brand new) one, assembled in Iran, costs in excess of 35 Million Iranian Toumans in Iran, which is equivalent to about $39000! while the same car manufactured in Korea with much better quality and specifications, costs less than $21000 in UAE! But you are not allowed to import this or many other foreign cars from abroad into Iran, even from its close neighbour UAE. If you are lucky to be able to import it, your final cost will be more than double after customs etc.. So I decided not to be forced into paying nearly twice the price, for much lower quality, just because imports are barred for the unfair benefit of influential internal entrepreneurs. I am using public transport at the moment.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews