2009 Great Wall X240 2.4 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
I have only had the car for just over 6 months, nothing has gone wrong yet, and hopefully nothing will!
So I took a bit of a punt with this car. It's a new company in the market, so there isn't a lot of information available on them yet, and the long term prospects in relation to reliability and maintenance are up in the air.
This is the first new car I have owned. I wanted a 4wd wagon, and was looking at mostly second hand, car like offerings, but saw the ad, and went and checked it out. Generally I have been really pleased with it. The price is ridiculous when you consider what you get.
Bad points: The engine, whilst smooth and reasonably quiet, is nowhere near powerful enough for the size of the vehicle. This isn't really an issue for me, but if you wanted to tow and do a lot of travel with heavily laden car, this may become an issue. The car is slow. The manual transmission is O.K, not much feel, but smooth and easy shifts.
Good points: Well obviously, the size and equipment for the price is fantastic. The car is proving to be reliable so far (fingers crossed it stays that way). Pretty good on fuel, although nothing amazing, about 10.5l/100km. The interior is great, for the price its very comfortable, very spacious, and has everything you need. The car seems to be pretty well built, except for some scratchy plastics, but what do you expect for the price...
Overall I am really happy with my purchase, for the money it's a great car. It's not perfect, and not the best in class by a long way, but for 24 grand brand new with warranty on the road, you can't do better.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th March, 2010
Unless I'm mistaken, this car is a rebadged Isuzu Axiom?
You are mistaken.
It is a totally different vehicle that just happens to look like an Axiom.
It's got a Mitsubishi engine for a start, and the chassis is based on Toyota, so it's definitely not Isuzu.
A diesel version is on the way, which should be better.