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stromrider
15-01-2013, 10:52 AM
The Chery J1

J1 - Exterior 360 - Chery Motors, Australia (http://www.cherymotors.com.au/default.asp?action=article&ID=21560)

At sub 10k, quality is clearly affected here.

Personally, I can't see why anyone would buy this new over a second hand late model Jap/Korean car.

It can't even be sold in Victoria since it doesn't meet ANCAP safety ratings.

Thoughts?

thro
15-01-2013, 10:55 AM
Hmm... this, or a BMW E30 318i (and change). Hell, could probably step it up to an E36.


I'll take the E30 thanks.

devolved
15-01-2013, 10:59 AM
3 yr / 100,000k warranty for under $10k - pretty attractive offer for parents buying their daughter her first car.

ABS - Dual front airbags - More than what was around when I was getting my first car.

Personally I have seen inside of these and they look terribly cheap & nasty - but I could see why someone in that might might consider it an option.

1983 Holden Gemini Diesel Sedan | Cars, Vans & Utes | Gumtree Australia Western Australia - Perth Region (http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/perth-region/cars-vans-utes/1983-holden-gemini-diesel-sedan/1010395622)

thro
15-01-2013, 11:03 AM
3 yr / 100,000k warranty for under $10k - pretty attractive offer for parents buying their daughter her first car.




Fuck that for a joke.

I don't have kids, but there's no way in hell i'd ever put mine in a 9k chinese shitbox that won't even meet minimum safety regs interstate.

As with much chinese stuff, the feature tickboxes might be there (airbags), but whether or not they actually do anything productive is another matter.


For 9k you can buy something (albeit secondhand) that is better made, safer, and will hold its value better for when he/she decides to sell.


And i'm not just singling out the BMW E30 for that etiher.

stromrider
15-01-2013, 11:07 AM
I mean, I might consider buying one of these in 15 years time when they've ironed out all the bugs or the car has been disbanded after the wheels fall off while someone is driving along.

Feel free to threadshit with pics of other substandard cars.

Roger Explosion
15-01-2013, 11:08 AM
Depreciation will be epic as well.
You want safe, simple and reliable transport for your kids? Buy a second hand Corolla/Tida/etc.

stromrider
15-01-2013, 11:10 AM
Depreciation will be epic as well.
You want safe, simple and reliable transport for your kids? Buy a second hand Corolla/Tida/etc.

Didn't these retail for $7000 in 1990?

1990 FSM NIKI - carsales.com.au (http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/fsm-niki-1990-10949101)

Nine
15-01-2013, 11:19 AM
Lower it, Chrome 18's, mirror tint and hang some beads off the rearview and you have yourself a Thailand taxi right there

thro
15-01-2013, 12:02 PM
Didn't these retail for $7000 in 1990?

1990 FSM NIKI - carsales.com.au (http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/fsm-niki-1990-10949101)

Sure. there were better options back then on the second hand market too.

edit:

7000 in 1990 dollars is about $12k in todays money, allegedly.

RBA: Inflation Calculator (http://www.rba.gov.au/calculator/annualDecimal.html)

edmands_3
15-01-2013, 12:18 PM
It can't even be sold in Victoria since it doesn't meet ANCAP safety ratings.

Thoughts?

While this is true, it is pretty misleading. The reason it can't be sold in Victoria is that it doesn't have traction control (which is now compulsory). AFAIK it passes all other tests so isn't really that unsafe.

Having said that, there is no way I would ever consider buying one.

peter600
15-01-2013, 01:33 PM
Shits all over anything I had before 1990!!!

My first car was a Morris Minor- no airbags, no traction control, no disc brakes, no laminated wind screen, seatbelts, radials, abs, crumpling front end, collapsible steering wheel [it did have a steering wheel tho], no syncro on first gear and no power!

Chery sounds sweet to me.... 5 years motoring will cost you 2k a year, if you give the car away at the end of it.

stromrider
15-01-2013, 01:44 PM
Chery sounds sweet to me.... 5 years motoring will cost you 2k a year, if you give the car away at the end of it.

I've owned a ford falcon that has given me 8 years of motoring at $1250 a year, and it's a good car.
$2k a year to me is not good value in a shit car.

Scoundrel
15-01-2013, 01:56 PM
Fuck that for a joke, the issue with Chinese cars especially anything from Geely or Chery is its all reverse engineered, they haven't done the R&D (nor appreciated the reasons why R&D is invested in certain areas) to make it safe and reliable.