2003 SsangYong Musso Reviews

2003 SsangYong Musso 3.2 from Iran

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance10000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Galant

Summary:

An absolute disaster

Faults:

The break system is extremely poor.

Fuel consumption is very high.

Acceleration is poor.

Slightly noisy.

General Comments:

The break system is so poor it is dangerous to drive the car very fast and must keep more than a minimum distance from the vehicle in front.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th July, 2004

14th Jul 2004, 23:55

I totally agree with the writer of this comment.

15th Jul 2004, 14:34

I have owned a Musso for three years. It is 7 years old, and I would buy another. It's comfortable, no brake problems, thirsty yes (but it is a heavy vehicle), and it's very reliable.

30th Aug 2004, 04:30

A very strange comment about the brakes. How do you pass the annual test? (I guess you have such tests in Iran)

I suggest that a competent mechanic will have a good look. Did you bleed air / change fluid / adjust calipers / replace pads / check disks for uneven services? I know tens of Musso owners in another Middle Eastern location and none ever reported poor braking.

3rd Nov 2005, 08:18

I was considering buying a Musso 2003 in Iran. A zero kilometre (brand new) one, assembled in Iran, costs in excess of 35 Million Iranian Toumans in Iran, which is equivalent to about $39000! while the same car manufactured in Korea with much better quality and specifications, costs less than $21000 in UAE! But you are not allowed to import this or many other foreign cars from abroad into Iran, even from its close neighbour UAE. If you are lucky to be able to import it, your final cost will be more than double after customs etc.. So I decided not to be forced into paying nearly twice the price, for much lower quality, just because imports are barred for the unfair benefit of influential internal entrepreneurs. I am using public transport at the moment.

2003 SsangYong Musso 2.3 turbo diesel from Philippines

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.3 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance16000 kilometres
Previous carSsangYong MB 100

Summary:

Good value for money

Faults:

Very minor items like cracking of the seat recline handles. Mostly thru wear and tear. Can be improved using more hardy materials.

General Comments:

The car is just comfortable even when used in some rough terrain.

Legroom is adequate.

Baggage room is large.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2004

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews