Would you buy a Chinese car/ ute?

I already own one
0
No votes
For that price, hell yes!
0
No votes
I'd consider it but probably sell it before it's warranty expired
3
9%
I'll give them 2 years
1
3%
I'll give them 5 years
2
6%
I'll give them 10 years
2
6%
I'll give them 15 years
2
6%
I'll give them 20 years
0
No votes
I'll think about buying one when they are shown to be reliable as a Toyota, Subaru or Mazda
11
34%
I'll think about buying them when they hit the second hand market as they'll be dirt cheap
1
3%
I'll never buy a Chinese car for political reasons
3
9%
I'll never buy a Chinese car because I'm too cool
5
16%
I bought a Lada so will never need another car
2
6%
 
Total voters : 32

Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby Tama on Mon 31/Aug/09 7:36pm

Joshguy01 wrote:I've figured out what that ute is, its a Holden Rodeo which has rear ended a Daewoo Matiz, hence the imbecilic nose

I've found myself trawling through their model lists guessing the base models.

Here's a couple more the "Safe" and the "Florid" ...
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Safe
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Florid
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby JohnnyC on Mon 31/Aug/09 7:37pm

Florid=Toyota Echo + Suzuki swift??
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby Wobbler on Mon 31/Aug/09 7:41pm

JohnnyC wrote:Florid=Toyota Echo + Suzuki swift??


Certainly looks like it!
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby Spokes on Mon 31/Aug/09 7:43pm

Safe=old Hilux?
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby Colin on Mon 31/Aug/09 7:46pm

Safety of Chinese cars are signifcantly behind the Japanese, Koreans and even US manufacturers.

Not as bad as the used to be but http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dimg2n2Azwg

And this is scary. Might be old but :crazy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D827IxEJVS4&feature=fvw
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby Slim on Mon 31/Aug/09 7:49pm

Spokes wrote:Safe=old Hilux?



Why becasue you can't go fast enough to cause any damage??

Safe = something with airbags and ABS minimum.


I'd never go for an chinese ute, I got a new STX last year (2wd) and it was the most expensive of the ones I tried. The Hilux and Ranger in were less than $30k, and the STX less than $40k.

As a 4wd that ute would be about as good as a 4x4 station wagon
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby SlackBoy on Mon 31/Aug/09 7:52pm

Slim wrote:
Spokes wrote:Safe=old Hilux?



Why becasue you can't go fast enough to cause any damage??

Safe = something with airbags and ABS minimum.


I'd never go for an chinese ute, I got a new STX last year (2wd) and it was the most expensive of the ones I tried. The Hilux and Ranger in were less than $30k, and the STX less than $40k.

As a 4wd that ute would be about as good as a 4x4 station wagon
Safe was the model name above num nuts
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby Joshguy01 on Mon 31/Aug/09 7:53pm

The Florid is a Scion ripoff. With a bit of Echo and Swift thrown in for good measure too by the looks of it
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby XCrider on Mon 31/Aug/09 7:54pm

If i was in the market and able to update my new car every few years. Id be driving either a Subaru, Nissan or VW. Although Hyundia do make a world class car these days they just dont appeal to me. As for these GWM id say they will be a good seller in 5 years or so. But i wouldnt put it on my purchase list.
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby Slim on Mon 31/Aug/09 8:01pm

SlackBoy wrote:
Slim wrote:
Spokes wrote:Safe=old Hilux?



Why becasue you can't go fast enough to cause any damage??

Safe = something with airbags and ABS minimum.


I'd never go for an chinese ute, I got a new STX last year (2wd) and it was the most expensive of the ones I tried. The Hilux and Ranger in were less than $30k, and the STX less than $40k.

As a 4wd that ute would be about as good as a 4x4 station wagon
Safe was the model name above num nuts


I don't normally read anything Tama writes :lol:
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby Slim on Mon 31/Aug/09 8:03pm

XCrider wrote: As for these GWM id say they will be a good seller in 5 years or so.



That will work the same way as Hyundai, by the time they can make a good car it'll be the same price as any of the other good cars.
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby porschenut on Mon 31/Aug/09 8:06pm

I'm irrational enough to like euro cars. I have a VW and would certainly buy a new one if I had the money. But then again, I would never buy a new car! :p

I don't think I would ever buy a chinese car. I've never been interested in korean cars either. I like some jap cars... I like cars which have a bit of character... chinese and korean cars currently don't, they look more like appliances.

Maybe if they made a supercar it would help with their marketing.
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby danose on Mon 31/Aug/09 8:22pm

porschenut wrote:I'm irrational enough to like euro cars. I have a VW and would certainly buy a new one if I had the money. But then again, I would never buy a new car! :p


germans don't make 'proper' european cars - they're far too reliable and sensibly designed! you need to buy a REAL european car and experience life on the edge (will it go? will it leak? will the trim randomly fall off one hot summers day?). Ideally something trully eccentric like a citroen (an old bx16gt perhaps? that should be fun) or an older fiat (131 supermirafiori ftw! :thumbsup: )
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby phantasim on Mon 31/Aug/09 8:27pm

porschenut wrote:I'm irrational enough to like euro cars. I have a VW and would certainly buy a new one if I had the money. But then again, I would never buy a new car! :p

I don't think I would ever buy a chinese car. I've never been interested in korean cars either. I like some jap cars... I like cars which have a bit of character... chinese and korean cars currently don't, they look more like appliances.

Maybe if they made a supercar it would help with their marketing.


What about a roll royce lookalike then
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Re: Would You Buy A Chinese Car/ Ute?

Postby Oli on Mon 31/Aug/09 8:47pm

Not a car guy in the least, but surely the Chinese haven't just started making cars - isn't this just their first real push into the export market?

My only experience of Chinese cars are their VW Passat taxis - not super impressed with those, I have to say. :huh:
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