1999 Asia Motors Rocsta GT 1.8 petrol


Rugged, tough and reliable


I started to use a lot of oil and then I had the engine overall-ed at 154000 km - Mazda F8 1.8l spares used.

Seats are not very strong as I had them repaired frequently. The Speedometer is very incorrect against my GPS about 15 km/h slower!

General Comments:

I love this vehicle for its purpose- off-road and SUV. it is not designed to be a family vehicle.

I found a new mechanic who tuned this car to give top performance- what a difference it made on economy and performance. Spares are hard to come by- maybe someone can let us know who to find it in South Africa. This Rocsta of mine is very reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th September, 2006

20th Jan 2008, 13:10

This Rocsta has now done 197,000 km! I had to replace the alternator and used a universal "Lucas" model. The fuel pump has been replaced twice as the quality thereof is not good (pirate part). Polyurethane shackle bushes used.

6th Sep 2008, 03:45

Just keep going right and now has 209 000km on the clock. who has done more mileage? Very reliable and the critics can eat their words!

1977 Asia Motors Rocsta swb 2.2 diesel


A real eye catcher


The engine has an oil leek.

General Comments:

I love this little 4x4.

It is costly to fix the engine, but I think it's worth it!

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

Review Date: 10th July, 2003

1995 Asia Motors Rocsta Soft Top 2.2 diesel


The interior plastic trim is starting to show signs of wear and tear. The variable viscouse fan packed up early in its life otherwise nothing until recently, when the waterpump gave up the ghost. I got over 85,000 kms out of the first set of Hangkook tyres and over 123,000 kms out of the clutch!

General Comments:

A great little vehicle. I have really used it, with an emphasis on used! Unfortunately the agency is no longer in South Africa otherwise I would get another!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2000

9th Oct 2002, 14:30

The best 4x4.

15th Nov 2004, 05:16

This 4X4 is one of the best. I have one problem that I need to be helped with. I need spares for the Asia Rocsta and do not know of any company in South Africa that can help me. Please help!!!

5th Jul 2007, 15:28

Just posted on another chat, but here goes... anyone in South Africa have problems with their Rocsta's handbreak? Mine hasn't held for a year despite setting and resetting 15 times the drums, getting new cable inners and outers made up.

Also having problems with cold starting after the relay switch was broken by a mechanic (and replaced twice)

Have the same issue with the viscous fan, switched mine to a simple old solid ford fan.

Any help would be great!