SSangyong Acton

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 11:58
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I came across one yesterday. Seemed impressive for the money. I can't find any reviews on them. I'm not interested in the 4wd version for my offroad travel but as a runabout that can carry gear around the city? Anyone had any experience with these?
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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 12:33

Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 12:33
Met a bloke sitting outside Spotlight waiting for our respective wives the other day.

He has one,Diesel, and loves it. Very economical, heaps of get up and go according to him. Great seats. His son is a Mechanic and recommended it to him?
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Follow Up By: Member - A J- Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 13:10

Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 13:10
Mfewster ( SA) - My brother-in-law who is a mechanic has one for his work ute - said he compared all the diesel utes on the market and it kept coming out on top. Sais that he realises that the depreciation may be great - but if he keeps it a number of years it will not matter.

He purchased the diesel auto - said he goes well - does everything he wants.

A J
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Reply By: Maîneÿ . . .- Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 14:25

Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 14:25
I drove a demo SSangyong Rexton 5 cylinder diesel, auto early this year, went like the wind, quiet and very comfortable with terrific fuel economy to boot.

Was very very impressed, but lost interest when I asked about spares and service availability etc :((
The sales rep 'claimed' it was a Mercedes Benz engine, when questioned further admitted engine was not made in Germany and as Mercs are not made in Asia I suddenly lost interest altogether.

Maîneÿ . . .
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Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 15:24

Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 15:24
My understanding is that it is a Mercedes designed engine made uner licence in Korea, which kind of blurs the definition of what constitutes a "Mercedes" engine.
It is the Acton that caught my eye adn I think that has a different engine to the Musso, just seems incredibly cheap for what it offers.
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 15:57

Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 15:57
yes, your correct about the 'design' being Mercedes, the bore liners, pistons etc are not the same specifications as used by mercedes and are not interchangable I was advised.
They were well finished and have very good road performance.

Maîneÿ . . .
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Reply By: woodie3 - Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 15:10

Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 15:10
Hi, I have been running a Ssangyong Musso with the 5cyl diesel for 3-1/2 years , have driven 90,000 kls with a fair percentage towing a caravan, I have not had a problem in that time, if you want more info on them check out www.ssangyong4wdclubofaustralia.org ,IMO they are a much under-rated vehicle, cheers Bill
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Reply By: petengail - Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 16:10

Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 16:10
bloke over the road has one - he is a boilermaker - rekons its terriffic - have read a few reviews though where they have said the after sales service is not terriffic.
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Reply By: D200Dug- Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 22:01

Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 at 22:01
I borrowed a mates ( he is a very smart and practical engineer ) and it was great to drive. I only went from the Sunny Coast to brisbane and back but it was comfortable and power to spare.

He had spent a few days ripping out all the warning beeping and buzzing gadgets that drove him mad but they were his only complaint.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 20:05

Sunday, Mar 14, 2010 at 20:05
Followed one for a while the other day and I was dumbfounded with the amount of vibration the tub was showing.

It looked like the chassis was broken. (maybe it was)

Looked to be a poor looking copy of the Triton.


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Reply By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 20:15

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 20:15
Thanks to all who added something here. I think I will, in time, check these out a bit more closely, I'd still like to find a review of the Actyon in any local report
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 20:27

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 20:27
Mike,

I can't comment on the vehicle other than to say it has a very small tub compared with other utes. This may or may not be a consideration for you.

The only other observation I made, purely from crawling all over one, is that they seem to be well appointed and finished, and are outstanding value.

Regards,

Jim.



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Reply By: Member - Wayne B (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 20:45

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2010 at 20:45
Dont know much about the ute.
The Musso with the Merc Copy engine have had a few issues. Not with the engine so much but with the rear diff and chassis rusting if exposed to severe elements.
Trade in value is poor otherwise appears ok for the money
Cheers
Wayne B
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