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Why you must not buy a used Ssangyong Rexton

He knows the person selling the car and the car has been well maintained and has a 100% good service record in the company.

Jattitude recently shared this with other BHPians.

My cousin was in the market for an SUV (new or pre-owned) and he has been offered a February 2013 Ssyanong RX7 4x4, approximately 1,27,000 km driven with 2 new tyres and 2 in ok condition. He knows the person selling the car and the car has been well maintained and has a 100% good service record in the company. The asking price is INR 6 lakhs.

My questions are as below:

1) Are there any known issues with RX7 or is it a car that can munch a lot more miles?

2) What is the kind of service/parts related support available for owners in case of issues?

3) Will it be worth a buy or are there better options in a similar price range?

GTO's reply was as below:

Avoid at any & all costs, even if the seller gives it to you for 2 lakhs. You are basically paying him to take over his headache.

  • The Rexton was a very mediocre SUV
  • Mahindra workshops had no clue on how to service it
  • The reliability was patchy
  • Spare part availability is impossible

The car damaged the "Ssangyong" & "Rexton" brands so severely that Mahindra entirely ditched them when they launched the 2nd-gen car here, instead calling it the Mahindra Alturas G4.

As if the above wasn't enough, I would NEVER recommend anyone to buy a used car with 1.25 lakh km on the odo. A BHPian recently ignored this advice and ended up with a full engine rebuild bill within a month of buying a car.

Thanks to Jattitude once again! Check out BHPian comments for more insights & information.

 
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