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.

1st Mar 2015, 17:21

Sorry to hear your bad experience with the Chery QQ3, since I found it the other way around.

I replaced my high-tension wires when I reached >60.000 km (>4 years), my alternator blew-out when I hit the flood last year, replaced the water-pump 2 years ago and some other parts. The battery was replaced after >4 years (2013 and maybe next year), timing belt at 60.000 km, clutch disk at 70.000 km, and many more. But mostly those are wear and tear items, and they happen to practically any car including a Rolls or Audi.

Got overheated twice (leaked water pump and damaged hose on a gravel road), broken timing belt once, but virtually no damage to the cylinder head or any engine performance so far. I am now reaching >100.000 km, and it still works fine.

I admit it, it's not a great car, but for its extremely low price, it's worth every penny.

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.


2009 Chery QQ 1100 TXE 1.1 from South Africa


Has it all without leather seats


Airbag light came on and stayed on. Dealer fixed it pronto.

General Comments:

I live in South Africa, my model is the 1100 auto-semi TXE, drive 44kms daily, we are 3 in our little pool car club.

This performs well, uphill it battles, and it traffic less than 10km/h, the computer battles to decide let go or grip the clutch. Above 10km/h no problems.

AC makes COLD, radio good, USB no issues -- yet.

Fuel consumption is good. The 35 liter tank gets me 520kms.

At 120km/h the car feels safe, and the ABS works WELL!

Interior looks nice, love it, feels solid, but a rattle from the passenger cab irritates the living daylights out of me, I never get to sit that side to have someone drive it for me...!

Seats are OK, with seat covers you may slide off a bit. Interior is spacious. Very surprised.

The boot is small, your chocolate slabs will fall through the little openings down where the spare wheel is, only for you to find them 2 weeks later melted.

Steering; soft and powerful.

Dash display - good.

Semi automatic shift close, easy to handle. Automatic switch auto on off in front of the handbrake at arm's length.

I feel a bit intimidated, because of the small Chery's looks from outside, you will get people chasing your rear because you are MUCH smaller, hence the big spacious interior, but this car (1100) can keep up with others without putting the fuel pedal down all the time, but personally, this car does as best with road rage as any other bigger car!!.

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

Review Date: 18th May, 2010