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“Terrible cars ”

Written on: 06/08/2012

This is my 2nd ssang yong,had the radius first and come 1st mot needed a lot spent on it so decided to trade in for Rexton top of the range diesel with all mod cons, had nothing but problems since purchase brand new in 2009, car had 2 recalls but parts weren't available for several months then I was involved in a non fault accident and this proved very costly as ssang yong claimed the factory had gone on strike and were unable to provide parts for our car ,with a disabled child couldn't be… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Hello from South Africa. We have a Ssangyong Rexton 2...”

Written on: 18/01/2011

Hello from South Africa. We have a Ssangyong Rexton 2 and it is the BEST car we've ever owned. Very reliable and really good value for money. It has ALL the bells and whistles - more than you get in any other SUV in it's category(like Kia or Hyundai). It ranks up there with the likes of MERC and BMW SUV's. Really comfortable, tows very well and with 4x4 low range is a dream off road. We've even taken 7 people in it and gone up Sani Pass! I love it and will buy another one in a heart beat… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“It is an excellent car, have owned two previous...”

Written on: 13/06/2010

It is an excellent car, have owned two previous Ssangyongs and very reliable cars. I think people who critisize it are snobs and have actually never driven one. I have owned Mercedes and other European cars and the Rexton has a similar feel. Most engine parts are European . Very happy with it, only drawback is the lack or poor marketing to improve the branding… Read Full Review

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“This is our second Ssangyong Rexton, the first Rexton...”

Written on: 21/05/2009 by Caravanner who uses muddy fields (1 review written)

This is our second Ssangyong Rexton, the first Rexton purchased Sept 2004 the 'new' manual 270 SE, 29 mpg towing our twin axle caravan(1750kgs) to Scotland, my Husband thought he bought a different vehicle to the Rexton that was reviewed that month and 'slated' so badly by the Caravan Club Tow Car of the Year. Then after I had broken my left ankle he changed it for a 2007 Rexton automatic 2. this tows the caravan equally as well.
Can't see the point of a vehicle in permanent four wheel drive… Read Full Review

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“Message from Holland: own a chip-tuned Rexton for 1,5...”

Written on: 28/02/2009 by docentmas (1 review written)

Message from Holland: own a chip-tuned Rexton for 1,5 years, no big problems. Tow a horst-trailer, cruise the autobahn, vacation in mountains.

The Mercedes-designed engine is reliable. Follow instructions on oil-change for engine and automatic gearbox. And wait for the engine and turbo to warm up (about 10 min/10 km) before rev it up.

Story from the guy who blew his Rexton twice seems strange to me, especially because he does not tell us the causes of the blow-ups… Read Full Review

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“Over all fantastic vehicle for the price giving...”

Written on: 10/12/2007 by mac41 (1 review written)

Over all fantastic vehicle for the price giving excellent value for money… Read Full Review

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“We purchased two Ssangyong Rexton II SX in April 2006...”

Written on: 26/10/2007 by Rexton Nightmare (1 review written)

We purchased two Ssangyong Rexton II SX in April 2006 - each engine in both cars has blown up - each vehicle has been serviced every six months at an average cost of £450 - The first car was fixed within warranty by NMG motors Norfolk, but was off the road for six weeks whilst waiting for spare parts - NMG and SSangyoung did not provide a loan vehicle so we hire a vehicle which cost us over £1500. The second vehicles engine has now blown up and SSyangyoung and NMG refuse to fix it landing us… Read Full Review

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Chrish's Response to 320062_Rexton Nightmare's Review

Written on: 21/11/2007

I found this review helpful because, It has removed the car from my list of possible buys !

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Zduff's Response to 320062_Rexton Nightmare's Review

Written on: 26/10/2011

I am having the same problem! My engine failed whilst driving on the motorway. I had my Rexton serviced at 9784 miles and again at 14392 miles. After only 29 months and 24000 miles the engine has failed. Ssangyong are wanting all sorts of proof from the 1st service done in Dec 2009 not the 2nd done Nov 2010. They want to know what oil was used and where the oil filter was perchaced as well as the model number, why? these were all replaced at the 2nd service. I feel Ssangyong just don't want to honnor waranties esp when it is a major problem. Be aware of the Ssangyong after service!!!!

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Rextonhub's Response to 320062_Rexton Nightmare's Review

Written on: 20/02/2011

Your owner service manual do stated clearly on the Engine Oil change interval and the driving condition that may reduced the interval. It is rather surprising for one who drive 6,000 miles in 7 week (850 miles per week) not knowing the change interval and to rely on a Salesman word entirely. Having driven 40k miles (6.5X more than the recommended interval), I would be surprised the engine did not blow up earlier.
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<br/>If NMG is representing the dealer, it won't helps anyone by just repeating that it is not wholly truth but not sharing the other side of the story.

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Recycled's Response to 320062_Rexton Nightmare's Review

Written on: 20/12/2008

I think you have had a runaway diesel engine, when the turbo seals go and the engine combusts on its own oil

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Dieseldawg's Response to 320062_Rexton Nightmare's Review

Written on: 08/05/2008

Diesel engines produce more soot than petrol engines and this contaminates the oil and thickens it up. If this contaminated oil is not changed then the soot either sludges out of suspension or the oil gets thicker.<br/>Sludging out of suspension and sitting in the bottom of the sump may make the oil level appear adequate on a dipstick check.<br/>Thickening of the oil can cause other severe problems.<br/>Turbo diesels generate extremely high combustion temperatures, addressed by oil sprays to cool the pistons. Oil contaminated and thickened with soot has a greatly diminished effectiveness in doing the necessary cooling, leading to piston seizure.<br/>The need to change the oil on modern diesels regularly is more important with petrol engines.<br/>Long distance trucks with more sophisticated filtering systems use longer oil drains.

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346290_Hoanguyen's Response to 320062_Rexton Nightmare's Review

Written on: 20/02/2008

I ordered a Rexton II with XDI 270 diesel engine and await for delivery early March 2008. Your review intimidate me very much. Please kindly advise the exact problem of the blown up enigne that you had. We had quite a few Rexton here but owners are quite happy about the quality, parts supply, even though we are paying high import tax that brings the invoice of US$ 60,000 and without any warranty and service from Ssangyong JV in Vietnam (who is selling solely Musso, a very tough SUV that I used for 4 years in my half-year 0,2-0,5 meter flooded roads in the Mekong delta and am still quite happy about its engine, except for the turbo that broke down at 125k km mileage).

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Recycled's Response to 320062_Rexton Nightmare's Review

Written on: 15/01/2008

Can you tell us exactly what happened? i mean mercedes engines do noy just blow up twice, even if they are made in asia and cars do not just blow up twice for no reason.
<br/>A relative has the same engine in a rodius and it is still going strong after a year?
<br/>did the chain snap, did the valves explode, did the pistons break off, did it run out of oil?

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Nmg's Response to 320062_Rexton Nightmare's Review

Written on: 28/11/2007

Once again not wholly true, parts supply has nothing to do with production shutdown, that is in direct response to a slow down in the domestic and overseas markets of 4x4 and SUV sales, it is a worldwide issue not merely for SYUK and SsangYong Motors Korea but most manufacturers of 4x4 and SUV's, it is about green issues, taxation and other points.
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<br/>The Chinese in the form of SAIC have invested heavily into SsangYong Korea and they are expanding into more worldwide markets than ever before, they are investing in the future, hardly the actions of a purchaser who wishes to see their franchise and world markets decline.
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<br/>There are other aspects of this case which are not being reported and will not be reviewed here as so many third parties are now alledgedly involved, the outcome may well be decided in a more formal arena.

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320062_Rexton Nightmare's Response to 320062_Rexton Nightmare's Review

Written on: 28/11/2007

This vehicle was serviced every six months as was the instruction by the sales staff - in between services we added oil to the thirsty engine - We have all the petrol station receipts to prove it.
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<br/>Tail gate - I now have the vehicle back as of last Friday - however, the job is not complete - ssyangyong uk have told my repair center that it will be another 7 weeks until the part arrives - this is on top of the 2 1/2 months that I have just waited. So in the meantime I have accepted a bodge.
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<br/>Meanwhile SSyangyong in Korea are mulling over shutting down production of Rextons and other SUVs which probably explains the inability to get spare parts right now. http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jYyMefa6GPrdW-woRjYmFBZTe3Iw
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<br/>As one commentator remarked on one of my postings "it serves you right for ordering cars that sound like a dish on a chinese take away"
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<br/>I think they are probably right!
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<br/>We have now written to consumer direct, citizens advice bureau, trading standards and hope they can help us.
<br/>Unless NMG and SSyanyong come clean and accept that no modern cars should fail after little more than 1 year and fix the car - it is effectively a right off

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Nmg's Response to 320062_Rexton Nightmare's Review

Written on: 27/11/2007

This is not wholly the truth is it?
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<br/>there is two sides to any story and sadly this review does not tell the true story
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<br/>if readers are considering buying a SsangYong this is not indicative of the facts, naturally a disgruntled customer who has run their vehicles dry of oil and has not followed written procedures for cars with flip glass tailgates, i.e. do not use car washes

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