2017 Chery QQ TE 0.8L from South Africa


It is the cutest, smallest, cheapest car in SA!!


Nothing has gone wrong with the car so far. I know I had not driven it for long - but I can tell you that once you realize that the engine is VERY small, you should apply this car only for short distances and at a decent speed too (like 60 or 80 km/hr). It should treat you well, and keep your wallet rather full.

It is like a "student car". It is at least a nice car to look at and you can get where you want from A to B without having to walk.

General Comments:

It is a lovely car to park. It stays within the speed limits on our roads. Try to avoid highways where you want to be cool and drive 120 km/hr, if for short distance it should be fine - otherwise you will get rattles/faults etc. Remember it is built for local driving.

The car is noisy, but again - for the price and for the application, it is far better than to walk!!!

I love my QQ and will drive it with TLC and it will treat me well too ;-)

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

Review Date: 9th February, 2017

2013 Chery QQ 1.0 l3 petrol from Romania


An affordable car with lots of style


Had to replace the air condintioner after ~1200 km of use.

Clunky and confusing pedal placement makes the car more difficult to drive.

Immobilizer got stuck after ~4830 km of use. Couldn't start it up, had to remove it.

General Comments:

The QQ is a good car that comes at a really cheap price, considering the comfort and style.

The performance is not great for its class, with cars such as the Demio which beat it by 10 km/h, but the handling is just perfect. It handles just like an old Mini, which also had handling better than better. It even comes with ABS, child protection, MP3 player and air conditioning as standard, which is amazing.

The seats are very comfortable and the legroom is very good considering the price; in fact I'm writing this while sitting in one. The cargo room is great for its class, and the car is roomy enough to fit even seven people (if you consider putting someone in the trunk).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2016

2008 Chery QQ GX petrol from Indonesia


This car deserve more applause than its price


Power windows jammed at 10.000.

Gearshift cable, replaced at 38.000.

Alternator blown out at 41.000.

Headlight bulb out (RH side) at 42.000.

Power steering oil pipe leaks at 44.000.

Reverse light switch does not work at 45.000.

General Comments:

Simple, easy to drive, easy on the pocket, fair performance and fairly equipped (A/C, disc player, power windows, power steering etc).

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

Review Date: 19th September, 2012

5th Dec 2014, 10:39

The Chery QQ3 has been the worst driving experience of my life.

In 100 000km the car was off the road three months of every year.

The alternator was replaced three times. The battery twice.

The HT leads are going for a third round now.

The heads had to be skimmed, and the water pump replaced etc etc etc.

The car was bought at a retail price of R63 000, and has cost over R40 000 in maintenance over 100 000 km.

I will not recommend this brand to anyone, and will never invest in the Chery brand myself again.

This is the most disappointing brand of vehicles I have ever had the misfortune of driving.

2007 Chery QQ TXE 1.1 from South Africa




My alternator malfunctioned after 10000 km, and the dealer refused to replace it free of charge.

Airbag light stays on. The dealership can't find the problem. I gave up asking to repair it after four years. I doubt the airbag even works now.

The seats broke twice. The dealer replaced it. I had to wait twelve months per chair, and on top of that the chair was the wrong size.

The air conditioner control unit malfunctioned after 6 months of purchase.

I have a book of the list of problems that I got within the first year of ownership, amounting to over 30 000 Rand. The car is definitely not worth what I paid for it. I can't even sell it, as the resale value of the car is less than 25% of what I still owe on the car.

This is the worst car ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th June, 2012

21st Oct 2014, 12:36

I agree with you 100%. My fiancé has one and it's the biggest piece of crap.

Spark plug leads just break out of nowhere.

Dashboard caved in and crumpled up.

Interior plastics crack and fall off. Everything rattles.

Shifting gears is harsh and clunky.

Shocks are shot. Handling is terrible.

Front headlights fog up.

Yesterday the alternator packed up.

All of this and more, and the car's got a full service history with Chery. We are trying to sell the car, but it's worth 25% less than what we owe on it.


19th Sep 2015, 11:41

I'm sorry you have had such a bad experience. Mine is completely the opposite. I've had my car since 2009. She has 98000 km on her and I had the brake switch replaced within the first year. The front brakes were done at 75000km. Still have not had to replace the back brakes.

The battery packed up after four years and had that replaced.

The dash does not do well in the sun and did crumble, but the dealer replaced it at no cost to me, and it happened after my warranty was over after three years.

I will definitely buy another.