2011 Chery Tiggo TXE 2.0 from South Africa
For the price I paid for this SUV car, not too bad, but the cost of spares is a huge discouragement
5 months after purchasing the vehicle, the car switched itself off at a traffic light. Could not start it and had to tow it to a Chery dealer for repairs. First dealership fixed it and it lasted a week. Without warning, in the middle of the busiest freeway in South Africa, it lost power and stopped. Took it to another dealership who managed to fix it until today.
I also had an issue with the dashboard which suddenly lost colour. Fortunately my car was still under warranty and on both these occasions I did not pay anything for the car to be fixed.
Every 5000km a light comes on (spanner sign). I only managed to have it removed only once. I eventually gave up trying to have it removed as it stayed permanently on on the dash.
No one could get the clock right as the time was always wrong.
Automatic central locking was never automatic; I always have to manually lock the car when driving.
Air con blew cold air when the car was fairly new, but later it became useless. Took it to air con people who could not get it back to what it should be (fortunately I do not use the air con at all).
The car is very comfortable and can do long distances without one feeling exhausted from driving. Space in the car is great including the boot. Sunscreen adds to the "beauty" of the car and is helpful when driving at night or cloudy days.
Maintenance of the car is VERY high. Car parts are expensive and are not readily available from all dealership places.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd January, 2019