SsangYong Rexton Review

2005 SsangYong Rexton RX320 3.2L unleaded from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.2L unleaded Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Mercedes Benz quality at a bargain price

Faults:

Had to replace 2 CV boots and a rear tailgate strut when I bought it. Nothing has gone wrong since.

General Comments:

Bought it after doing a fair bit of research. Wanted a good all rounder with decent 4WD ability. Originally looked for a diesel, but when this came up at a good price, I grabbed it.

Great cars, but don't hold their value, so makes for a bargain later on when buying used.

The only thing holding it back from being a fully blown 4WD is the ride height; quite low for any serious off road work, but couldn't ask for a better car for rough dirt roads and beach work.

Plenty of power under the bonnet, smooth 5 speed Merc auto, and cruise control that actually works well, unlike previous cars I've owned. This car is smart enough to change down a gear in order to pull the car up when descending.

It handles well, 7 seats that fold down and up all different ways depending on cargo requirements. No shortage of power outlets throughout the car.

It looks great, feels great, and drives great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2012

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review