1999 Asia Motors Rocsta Review

1999 Asia Motors Rocsta GT 1.8 petrol from South Africa

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired113000 kilometres
Most recent distance177234 kilometres

Summary:

Rugged, tough and reliable

Faults:

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!

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