2009 Chery Tiggo 1.6 from China
Cheaply built for cheap motoring - there are better cars, but you pay far more
Battery, exhaust, power steering pipe have all been replaced.
Gearbox is clunky and can be hard to shift between 1st and 2nd when the weather is cold.
Air con is not great but passable - just.
The 1.6L engine is under-powered for the weight of the car, but still routinely gets 450km from a tank of petrol.
You get what you pay for. In this instance, you pay relatively cheaply for an average Chinese car, which performs averagely and looks average. That being said, we have been pleased with the car since we bought it 3 years ago 2nd hand. It has done 30,000 km in just under 3 years, so it has been used but not thrashed by us, and apart from small niggles occasionally, it has been excellent.
Parts and tyres are cheap, although I do live in the country of manufacture (China) so I would expect that.
Space is excellent in the front, back and boot area. Teenage kids are happy enough to sit in the back on long journeys and feel they have enough space not to kill each other!
Great ground clearance, but the suspension is a bit hard. Never bothered to swap out springs etc though as this is a cheap car to get us around China while we are here.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th March, 2017