SsangYong Stavic Reviews

2005 SsangYong Stavic Rear wheel drive 2.7 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.7 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance870000 kilometres

Summary:

Very solid car, when you know how to drive it

Faults:

. Engine de-rates intermittently when under pressure.

. It may lock you out. Always carry a spare key on you.

. Very poor rear main seal... needs replacing too often.

General Comments:

I have used the car as a taxi since buying it new in 2005. Despite those things that have gone wrong, I will be replacing it with another. It beats its competition on price, engine reliability, interior seven seater layout, and 'luggage' space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2011

4th May 2011, 00:05

I think I've only seen one of these that wasn't a taxi (in Brisbane). Despite it having a face that only a mother could love, you seem to have had a good run with yours!

6th Apr 2013, 09:55

Hey sir, have you really done 870.000 km with that vehicle? If so, I'm buying one right now. I'm currently looking for a comfy, reliable and spacious vehicle to carry people all through Europe...

2005 SsangYong Stavic SV270 2.7L turbo diesel from Malaysia

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.7L turbo diesel Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 kilometres
Most recent distance135000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Getz

Summary:

Powerful yet very practical

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Very spacious and practical. Carrying 7 adults with luggage is not a problem.

Powerful and a lot of torque!

I get 9km per liter of diesel for mixed driving. I think I can improve the figure further!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2009

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews