Enamoured with Rexton
I'm looking for a vehicle that has the
tenets of a seven-seater SUV (sports
I am glad to hear that we can now
find non-fuel guzzlers such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevy Captiva
which are within my budget.
Looking at the current market price
of a second-hand Rexton 270xdi, it's almost half the price of the two and still
looks dashing !
What are the pros and cons of buying
a new SW compared with a second-
hand one ?
Is there any problem with Rexton
maintenance and spare parts availability, especially in the East Coast.
What is your recommendation ?
I see that you are quite taken by the Rexton's looks.
You need to make sure that the used
SUV you are buying comes from a reliable owner. You need to completely check
service records and have a trustworthy
and competent mechanic to check the
I am a big advocate of used vehicles as
I believe it is better to let the first owner
pay for the three years of depreciation before I come along and get a relative good
No matter how much good news I get
from my mechanic, I will set aside 5 per
cent of the purchase value of the used vehicle for possible wear and tear repairs.
This means that if I buy a used SW for RM80,000, I will add
another RM4,000 (5 per cent) to my bill for possible replacement parts and repairs. Then I will never
feel cheated and been given a bad deal.
For East Coast maintenance, I do believe that Ssangyong has a good 3S centre
in most states and there should be little
issue in after sales with a Rexton.
The best is to visit Ssangyong's website
and check with the nearest dealers when
buying the used Rexton.
Make sure that the first owner has detailed service records. You can check the
records to see where the Rexton has been
maintained and call the 3S centre to see if
the car is worth its asking value.