1996 Asia Motors Rocsta Reviews

1996 Asia Motors Rocsta DX 1.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carAsia Motors Rocsta

Summary:

Good all round car

Faults:

Well I've had a few problems.

I had to put a new alternator on it, so I just modified an old Subaru wagon to fit it.

At the moment I'm trying to get brake cylinders and shoes, but no one seems to have them.

General Comments:

My engine is also worked, but I need new suspension cause it doesn't handle that well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th October, 2007

1996 Asia Motors Rocsta DX Deluxe 1.8L petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8L petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres

Summary:

Just get one and surprise your friends

Faults:

Clutch master cylinder needed replacing.

Petrol tank sprang a leak after a hit on the ground.

General Comments:

This truck is a surprise performer off road.

With 31/10.5/15 Centipede mud tires and a 32mm body lift this 4wd can do most others can't without serious modifications.

I have also removed the front sway bar for more travel and flex off road.

This mod has made no difference to road handling due to big tires.

The 1.8l petrol is sumewhat underpowered.

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

Review Date: 3rd December, 2003

27th Apr 2006, 14:56

Hi, interesting comments, very useful. Where do I get a body lift kit? I have 35 inch wheels to fit mine...can anyone help... Mark

1996 Asia Motors Rocsta DX 2.2 diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 2.2 diesel Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

A beast, and a posing machine

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The Asia Rocsta is the best car I have driven. I took it off-road for the first time yesterday and it handled like a dream.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2000

10th Jan 2001, 22:15

I recently got a hold of battered little Rocsta R1. And I still love it despite its shedding skin.

It's a marvel offroad. And I plan to compete it offroad, after some very needed modifications, like high lifts... do you know of any after market soft ride suspensions?

Gemelson Cadiz,

Cebu, Philippines

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 3 reviews