JAC Yue Yue gets 68bhp 1.0-litre motor
17 June 2010

This is the JAC Yue Yue, the latest sub-£3000 car in China.

Cheap city cars are big business in China, with local manufacturers Chery, BYD and Chang’an all selling cars in the sector.

Geely's £1500 Nano rival

The Yue Yue is only available with a 68bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine, which meets Chinese 5 emissions standards (equivalent to Euro 4). Unusually, as well as a five-speed manual gearbox it is also available with an automatic. It also comes with disc brakes all round.

The city car is 540mm longer, 40mm narrower and 25mm higher than a Toyota iQ. Its wheelbase is 2390mm - 390mm longer than the iQ's.

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17 June 2010

looks so much nicer than the murray t25, and half the price aswell.

bring it here china.

17 June 2010

Ever heard of all those Chines import motorbikes? They rattle to pieces in no time. It looks like a C1, but probably falls apart like an Austin Maxi. When do J D Power let us know the truth?

17 June 2010

its the same width and length as a vw lupo! but taller, and that only had 50/60bhp from a 1.0.

for under £3k it doesnt matter if you have to drive the new car home and spend the rest of the day fixing all the interior back on with sticky tape. who cares?

17 June 2010

Nowt wrong with this. I'd buy one at £3k, or maybe even £4k, as long as the dealer network was proper, ie not some one-horse outfit operating out of a Welsh prefab.

17 June 2010

with these type of cars you buy them brand new and then buy another when the warranty runs out. its sensible cheap motoring, nothing can beat it for that.

17 June 2010

[quote beachland2]with these type of cars you buy them brand new and then buy another when the warranty runs out.[/quote] That's the sort of thing people used to do with 2CVs - and £3,000 for this looks like a bargain to me. Clearly has a few Peugeot 107/Citroen C1 parts here and there (bonnet, bottom half of rear bumper) but those rear lights look slightly too big. Otherwise though, looks more like a proper car than the T25 or Tata Nano...

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

17 June 2010

[quote beachland2] with these type of cars you buy them brand new and then buy another when the warranty runs out. its sensible cheap motoring, nothing can beat it for that.[/quote] The throw away culture we have is terrible! Why go through all the production of a car, for it only to last 3 years or so? What a waste of resources. cars should last a lot longer to get the most out of the energy used to make them in the first place.

17 June 2010

[quote superstevie]The throw away culture we have is terrible! Why go through all the production of a car, for it only to last 3 years or so? What a waste of resources. cars should last a lot longer to get the most out of the energy used to make them in the first place.[/quote] I think it's just how some people prefer to work it. Older people don't want the hassle of MOTs and lack of warranty etc, and they like to keep on top of their car money-wise. I think it's quite understandable. And it's not really throwing away if it gets passed to somebody else. Besides, three-year old used cars are very desirable to a lot of people. What I really didn't agree with, though, is the scrappage scheme, because that really was throwing away.

"The creative adult is the child who survived."

17 June 2010

Fair point, but a car shouldn't be designed to last 3 or 4 years, they should last longer. Thats what I meant really [quote Mini1] What I really didn't agree with, though, is the scrappage scheme, because that really was throwing away.[/quote] Me either

18 June 2010

[quote superstevie]Fair point, but a car shouldn't be designed to last 3 or 4 years, they should last longer.[/quote]

thats only logical if they cost the same as the car that lasts 3 years. otherwise its more sensible (cheaper) to buy the one that breaks after 3 and just buy another. the fact thats its wasteful is irrelevant to customers.

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