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The new GM. I mean GW breed.

Postby petefj40 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:17 pm

Anyone know much about the new brand of ute / truck around called, "Great Wall"?

http://www.simonlucasgwm.co.nz/

They seem pretty good bang for your buck. :shock:
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Postby chevrolux » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:56 pm

Yea they seem good value aye. But everything is cheap for a reason....
http://www.consumer.org.nz/news/view/un ... rash-tests :lol:
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Postby petefj40 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:08 pm

chevrolux wrote:Yea they seem good value aye. But everything is cheap for a reason....
http://www.consumer.org.nz/news/view/un ... rash-tests :lol:


Old story I guess. You get what you pay for.
I just wonder how long it is before these things actually become good, for the money you pay.

I recon China will take over the world in our life time. :shock:
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Postby gimmemud » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:09 pm

chevrolux wrote:Yea they seem good value aye. But everything is cheap for a reason....
http://www.consumer.org.nz/news/view/un ... rash-tests :lol:


Let's be honest though what percentage of cars in NZ would get a better rating? Maybe in countries with heaps of new cars it would be different but in NZ where there are so many old imports it would still be one of the safest cars on the road.
All they have done is buy old moulds off other car companies and made them slightly better with a couple of improvements.
I'm very tempted to get myself a new X240 which to me looks a hell of a lot like the old challengers which i like the look of and get new car warranty and all the other good bits that come with a new car.
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Postby petefj40 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:12 pm

gimmemud wrote:
chevrolux wrote:Yea they seem good value aye. But everything is cheap for a reason....
http://www.consumer.org.nz/news/view/un ... rash-tests :lol:


Let's be honest though what percentage of cars in NZ would get a better rating? Maybe in countries with heaps of new cars it would be different but in NZ where there are so many old imports it would still be one of the safest cars on the road.
All they have done is buy old moulds off other car companies and made them slightly better with a couple of improvements.
I'm very tempted to get myself a new X240 which to me looks a hell of a lot like the old challengers which i like the look of and get new car warranty and all the other good bits that come with a new car.


Here here!!!
I think for the coin. They ARE bloody good!!!!
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Postby Heath » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:17 pm

I see a shite load of them being bought for work wagons. I guess for the coin you lay out you get a good wagon. Beats paying 60G's for a lux or other marque. It's good financial sense I guess. I see lots of swifts being run a s company cars so maybe this is the working fleet version of that.

I agree with their safety ratings being low but probably half of the cars on the road are worse. Just wait till next year as these canny buggeres will watch, learn and improve their model. Look at what Kia and hyundai are doing now, not quite the dogs they started out as. :mrgreen:
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Postby petefj40 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:24 pm

Heath wrote:not quite the dogs they started out as. :mrgreen:


My point to the letter. :wink:
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Postby badnuz » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:28 am

they will have to improve 10-fold, look at ssangyong having the NZ importer going under...... and they were a better shitter!
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Postby rokhound » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:20 pm

They may appear to be good value now, but what will resale be like? Sure at $20k the max you can loose is $20k which stacks up good, but from a company point of view, if you are looking at the new car range it is because it is because it is good way to use up pre taxed earnings and there are very good tax write downs to be had. These are worked out as percentages of the capital expenditure (price of ute), and the more you spend, the more write downs you achieve, and then continue to achieve in depreciation every year. And with the depreciating cost, it doesn't take long before book value is less than market value.

But from a private buyers point of view, they probably represent good buying, although waiting a year or 2 would be better in my opinion. Then buy a 2 year old one, that will be very good value.
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Postby petefj40 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:26 pm

rokhound wrote:Then buy a 2 year old one, that will be very good value.


That's what I was thinking.
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Postby benorange » Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:59 pm

how many other parts on them are mitzi. the motor is (4g69)
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