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The SsangYong Rexton is a big, budget off-roader which feels cheap and crude by modern standards
I think this proves not all Korean cars are now bad value, but i hate to think what this would cost with a Kia or Hyundai badge on it.
Sure, it's ugly and dated, but it's good value and sure to be reliable. I drove an old Rexton as a hire car once, and whilst it felt like it was from the '80s, its rugged simplicity and charm won me over.
So, its "it just 143mm shorter than a Transit van". Its also 187mm shorter than a 5 series, but I rarely see that car considered colossal.
Also, the article mentions a "suspicious-looking nipple" but doesn't show any photos. You tease, Autocar...
This car has been on sale for some time now, what prompted a road test now?
I have to agree though, Korean cars are on the up; I recently persuaded my mum to buy a year old Kia Rio. She loves it!
"Will accept donation of a Carrera GT, EB110 SS or McLaren F1...oh yeah or a Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder"
So there's a suspicious looking nipple on the gearstick, which the author then discovered can be stirred in a circular motion... Were labels peeled off bottles when writing this review too? I second the call for a photo of this suspicious nipple, so we can judge for ourselves.
You can get MB three-pointed stars on Ebay. Buy one, stick it on the front, make it look like 50,000!
A 'does exactly what it says on the tin' type of vehicle and none the worse for that.
Who'da thunk it - a Ssangyong Rexton that's more handsome than a Bentley (EXP 9 F)!
[quote 6th.replicant]Who'da thunk it - a Ssangyong Rexton that's more handsome than a Bentley (EXP 9 F)![/quote]
If QV was still around, she would argue. But since the lunatic is no longer with us, we can all agree with you!