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Almost broken stereotypes: buy Chery Tiggo

Personally, I do not have a special love for products from the Middle Kingdom. And in this respect, not alone. Steady stereotypes about Chinese cars can be found in automotive publications, on forums and on serious blogs: tin cans, foil stuff, suicide carts … Yes, the titanic efforts of Chinese manufacturers have not yet led, in my opinion, to an acceptable result. But the “Koreans” in their time were not taken seriously …
Therefore, I propose to look at one of the most commercially successful attempts to “do it right” after several years of operation. And understand what came of it.

What, how and how are we looking?
Unfortunately, like all other Chinese cars, the Tiggo can rust quickly. Not as fast as one of our readers described in the comments on the article about the Lifan X60, but it is capable of hitting a particularly impressionable motorist. Therefore, when choosing a Tiggo first look at the body. Well, most likely, on the gearbox.

The fact is that very rare automatic gearboxes (exactly classic automats) are French DP0 (they are also AL4), known for many budget and not very Renault, Citroens and even Nissans. The box is ambiguous, albeit inexpensive to repair. We talked about it many times already, we will not repeat.

A striking example of the degradation of the brand is the Mitsubishi Lancer X. This generation disappointed fans of the ninth Lancer. The car has become more difficult, it does not have the reliability of the previous generation, the “nine” charisma, which even …

Well, the bulk of the “two-pedal” cars are restyled cars with a CVT. There is no objective statistics on them, but any variator on a machine that was serviced by the devil knows how is an unpredictable thing.

So it turns out that the good old manual transmission will be the best choice for the transmission. Moreover, it is really kind here: if something wears out quickly in it, then it is only synchronizers. But if during the test drive there are no difficulties when changing gears, then the box is fine, and in the near future it will not require money.

With motors at Tiggo, too, everything is fine. There may be several of them: with a volume of 2.0 and 2.4 liters from Mitsubishi and AVL (1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 liters), also built on Mitsubishi blocks. Our assessment service says that the conditional 400 thousand rubles is more than enough to keep an eye on a decent car of 2012-2013 with one of these engines.

You should not expect anything bad from them, especially if the previous owner followed them at least a little. Motors AVL – chain, so when viewed as standard for such motors listen to ringing. And when choosing cars with Mitsubishi 2.0 and 2.4 l engines, ask the seller if he changed the timing belt drive belt with the timing belt: they often do not change it, and then wonder why it is there that the pistons collide with the valves.

Well, the last thing you can pay attention to is how the car was serviced. Unfortunately, many Tiggo owners are very economical people. Here’s how to get drunk on it completely in the dirt – they can, and how to change the oil or put high-quality consumables – so sorry for the money. Especially considering inadequately expensive
original parts.

Classics of the genre
Let’s start with the strong “middling”. There is nothing wrong with this car. But good, to be honest, a little.
Here, even by the emblem, it is clear that this car was assembled in Taganrog: there it is known as Vortex Tingo. But essentially this does not change. For this car in 2012 with a mileage of 70 thousand kilometers asking 330 thousand rubles. Front-wheel drive, 2 liters, mechanics. So where is the classic?

Classic is everywhere. First of all – in the paint. The car before the sale was simply “doused”, and not very high quality. You can, of course, check it with a thickness gauge.

By the way, 802 µm on the front right wing is also a putty. But God be with her. Here and without devices it is clear that the front bumper was removed, and painted so-so.

The quality of painting produces not only unhealthy shagreen. Here, even the shades of color on the panels are different, and in color with plastic parts (for example, handles) did not fall at all.

Coupled with the Tiggo assembly feature – in the sense of very diverse gaps – the picture is somewhat repulsive.

Taganrog cars are generally painted worse than Chinese, so they repaint them more often. True, and it does not always help, what will be discussed in the history of the next car.

For fun, look at the car inside. Plastic here, frankly, disgusting quality, but even the wear of the rim of the steering wheel is almost imperceptible. So in the race you should not doubt: we still see the car with high mileage. It’s all fair.

But paying 330 thousand for a repainted Chinese car is too royal. We will not do this, look at this car further – as well, so let it stand and rust further. The drives seem to be doing well.

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