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    Ssangyong 4x4 ute

    G'day.
    Anyone know anything about these utes ?
    For example, are they reasonably well built, robust, reliable, capable of some outback runabouting,
    worth the money ?
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    From what I have read they have a Borg Warner Albury auto transmission and are orphans so if anything goes wrong it is horrendously expensive to fix.
    The motor is an older Mercedes design, and again I understand that they build them for all Mercedes 2 litre vans worldwide. The older ones have a 5cylinder Mercedes diesel.

    Regards Philip A

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    My older brother has one over the Ditch. He reckons it's the best work vehicle he's ever had - comfy, reliable, all the grunt he needs, and handles really well on dirt roads (he's an ex speedway racer). The biggest caveat, IMO, would be the same as anything with that sort of pedigree, the service history is everything!
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    mate has one and reckons it is a comfy series landy
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipA View Post
    From what I have read they have a Borg Warner Albury auto transmission and are orphans so if anything goes wrong it is horrendously expensive to fix.
    The motor is an older Mercedes design, and again I understand that they build them for all Mercedes 2 litre vans worldwide. The older ones have a 5cylinder Mercedes diesel.

    Regards Philip A

    Depends a a bit on what year it is as to what it’s got. They were very nice to drive and very comfortable, at least the test vehicles we had were. All leather interiors made them good for long hauls etc.
    They shouldn’t really be an expensive fix, at least not the old units, but I have no idea on the new ones now.
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    They shouldn’t really be an expensive fix, at least not the old units, but I have no idea on the new ones now.
    I am referring to the new ones which have a six speed trans. I read a report from an owner whose died and he had an horrendous time getting it fixed.
    Only one owner of course but a cautionary tale.

    Regards Philip A

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    They might have a zf6hp in them.
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