Great Wall Motors X240 SUV Approved For Sale In Australia

Tony O'Kane | Oct 21, 2009

CHINESE MANUFACTURER Great Wall Motors has received approval from the Australian Federal Government to bring its X240 SUV to the local market later this year.

The X240 is a rebadged right-hand-drive version of the Chinese-market Hover crossover, and will join the carmaker's V240 and SA220 medium-duty commercial utes.

Based on the Toyota 4Runner's chassis and with a body borrowed from the Isuzu Axiom, the X240 isn't a particularly fresh design.

The engine - Mitsubishi's 4G64 2.4 litre petrol inline-four - isn't terribly new either, but Great Wall importer Ateco Automotive will be banking on keen pricing and respectable base equipment levels to sell the X240.

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According to documents submitted by Great Wall to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the X240 will be sold in just one mechanical configuration.

The documents show that while a specific price has not been set, the X240 is expected to sell for under $30,000.

A precise launch date is still unknown, but expect the X240 to land in dealer showrooms before the end of 2009.

A five-speed manual gearbox will be standard, mated to the only engine on offer, the 90kW 2.4 litre petrol four.

Disc brakes will feature at all four corners, behind 17x7.0-inch wheels shod with 235/65 R17 tyres.

For safety, the X240 will offer two front airbags and ABS brakes, making it a somewhat bare-bones package by today's standards.

Air-conditioning, power windows and mirrors, remote central locking and front and rear foglights will figure among the SUV's features, and a sunroof will be offered as an option.

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The X240 will spearhead the arrival of more Great Wall passenger cars, with the SUV set to be joined by a version of the Chinese-market Florid five-door small car by the end of this year.

Single-cab variants of the already-launched V240 and SA220 dual-cab utes will also make their way to Australia soon.

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  • Buddy says,
    5 years ago
    1 like
    wow... i can't wait
  • auto says,
    5 years ago
    it might make the other car makers sharpen their pencils
  • Mick says,
    5 years ago
    Based on the Toyota 4Runner’s chassis and with a body borrowed from the Isuzu Axiom. The engine - Mitsubishi’s 4G64 2.4 litre petrol inline-four.

    A veritable Buffet smile
    From personal experience I don't trust Mitsubishi engines.
  • paddy says,
    5 years ago
    LOL I thought the 4runner was bad enough..
  • Greg says,
    5 years ago
    Is that body borrowed or stolen from Isuzu? I guess they actually pay for the rights for the engine and chassis though...
  • Keepleft says,
    5 years ago
    Good luck to them, awaits Indian makes toosmile
  • Tony D says,
    5 years ago
    "the Chinese-market Hover crossover"

    Hover, as in that's what it feels like right before it rolls over going around a slight bend...?
  • Andrew says,
    5 years ago
    No worries about this generation Mitsubishi engine. Cousin has the same 4G64 2.4L (albeit with 105kW) in his 1996 TE Magna. 400,000km on the original engine, and I can't say the first half of it's life was serviced regularly...
  • Luke Skywalker says,
    5 years ago
    90kW and a weight of 2300kg? lol, that'll be a complete shocker.

    $30,000 isn't exactly a bargin either. You'd have to be completely mad to buy one in my view!
  • rajman says,
    5 years ago
    1 like
    And a 1-star ANCAP rating like the other crap that they have produced? Anyone who buys one, come see me, I'll personally punch some sense into you wink
  • Frontman says,
    5 years ago
    Hmmm If I had a dog that had that many different breeds I'd call it a mongrel........
  • jeffske says,
    5 years ago
    wonder what the safety rating will be
  • sund00bien says,
    5 years ago
    Id prob take this over a Holden Captiva or Ford Escape :P
  • Blinga says,
    5 years ago
    Hahahaha, its a joke this car. 90kw engine on a SUV?
    People who buy this car, Ssangyong, Mahindra pik-up are mad and has no idea about cars.
  • me says,
    5 years ago
    Usual negative comments from people who dont one a ute of want one look at your cars and see how much is made in china and your clothes tvs ect ect get real thats where it all comes from
  • AXG says,
    5 years ago
    People should give them a fair go, isn't that what Aussies are proud of? Don't jump to any conclusions before you have seen and tested them out. Have a look at the "how safe is your car" website, Mitsubishi Express Van is only one star in safety rating, holden rodeo 05 model is just two stars, at least GWM offer full 3 years warranty, and 24hr road side assist, plus the price you pay and the equipment level it has? Think about it, this car would offer a wonderful opportunity for many people with limited budget to buy a brand new SUV, not someone else's leftover.
  • xxx says,
    5 years ago
    is a $30000 second hand SUV better than this? safty? equiptment?

    and the engine is 100kw not 90, 200Nm,

    KW is not everything about a engine
  • jordan says,
    5 years ago
    yea holden captiva rulz
  • Jason says,
    5 years ago
    The price is actually $23990 0n road and an extra $440 for metalic paint. For that price I bought one smile get it this week.
    • Dave says,
      2 years ago
      we just bought one have you had any problems a lot of negative comments around. thanks
  • Keepleft, MotAdvNSW says,
    5 years ago
    Jason,

    Which model GW?
  • Tenka says,
    5 years ago
    Jason

    It is unbearably funny that you seem to be excited about getting this wheeled disaster. In 5 years when your Hover is worth less than a bicycle you'll be thinking "wow, I'm sure glad I saved a few grand on purchase compared to cars which retain value and are superior in every way"

    XXX,

    >and the engine is 100kw not 90, 200Nm,
    >KW is not everything about a engine

    200Nm is not much in cars 1/2 as big as this. There is a very good reason why every other car in this segment has much more engine than this Chinese rubbish, even Kia's and Honda's.

    In China, where this SUV was designed in and for, cars spend 90% of their driving life crawling through road traffic jams at 3km/h, this engine is fine for that sort of thing, and nothing more.
  • JOE says,
    5 years ago
    HEY JASON good on you....
    Im doing the same thing on Saturday. But I'm getting the sunroof too.
    The other people on here that are bagging it really have no idea. Its new Its affordable Its guaranteed like any other NEW car Most new cars are currently overpriced and this one has an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg all other new vehicles under $34k only have 550-600kg thats crap... most trailers that are used for work not moving house are over 600kg fully loaded. Im happy to be buying one of these sure it has some basic features but hey its about how you drive and what you need it for and what you can afford what is the point of borrowing $120 - $190k for a NEW SUV only to be in debt for a long time and to pay a huge amount of interest. new practical vehicles under $30k are fine we just need to take all the drunk drivers off the road and all the L & P plate hoons that really should not have cars in my opinion. Oh if I had that power the roads would be a better place for all. GO GREAT WALL everyone was complaining about Hyundai and Mazda when they came out with cheap new cars in 1993 and don't forget growing up with FORD they had the catch cry from everyone (F.O.R.D)Found On Rubbish Dumps & Fuc### On Rainy Days. BUT NOW ford is the number 2 popular car to Holden on the RACV website. So give them a chance they will only get better.
  • xxx says,
    5 years ago
    TO Tenka:
    How can you know how much a car worth in 5 years time? are you god? at leat Great Wall available in 120 countries. I do not think all these people are stupid to drive a rubbish.

    To the 200 NM, I think you area snob, which engine don't you think is a rubbish? Number is not every thing.
    Toyota Rav4 2.4L petrol:
    Maximum Power 125 kW 6000 rpm
    Maximum Torque 224 Nm 4000 rpm, but

    Great wall X240
    Power 100kw @5250rpm
    Torque 200Nm @2500-3000rpm
    Yout get 224 Nm on Toyota but at 4000rpm, but you get 200Nm on X240 at 2500-3000rpm(which i think most people will drive at on lots of the road time), on these speed these two engines are quite similar.

    How many times in your driving you get 4000rpm, how long does it last at this rpm? for my car, probably 95% of the time I drive under 3500 rpm. on 100km/h, it is only 2600 rpm.

    And you think Honda is rubbish too? They make F1 engines mate and their 2.0 L natural inspirate engine can get about 179kw.

    For this suv, they can get 160km/h or more, would you think that 160 is not enough for drivers? how many times in your life you get 160km/h?

    **************In China, where this SUV was designed in and for, cars spend 90% of their driving life crawling through road traffic jams at 3km/h***********
    I think you have never been to other countries like China and Japan, and you think your country is the best and know only TURBO. I saw Chinese did 170km/h on motor way and they can do 50km/h in the town center although sometimes only 3km/h but very rare.

    To conclude:
    You are a total snob.
  • xxx says,
    5 years ago
    To add
    The market will decide how much it worth in a number of years time.

    if this is really a rubbish RTA will let it go
  • Jason says,
    5 years ago
    Keepleft, it is the x240 in black with black leather interior.

    Joe, thanks m8, and good for you tosmile

    Tenka I am excited smile I am getting a new 4wd to tow my boat and also to tow my work trailer. And when they bring out the 4x4 Single Cab Diesel Turbo ute I will probably get one of them and give the SUV to the missus.
    In one weekend at this particular dealer 15 X240 sold and are on order. I think these cars are under estimated and even caught the Dealerships by surprise on how good they are they also sell these in Europe. Dont think I would like to be selling Xtrails, Rav4 or Kluegers at the moment smile

    GWC sell more cars than any other car manufacturer worldwide. If you havent seen X240 yet in the flesh go have a look because they are a bit different to the pictures of the Hover they have here, got to your nearest Holden dealer who sell them. You cant miss them, just look for the best looking SUV in the yard and it will be the X240 :P

    As for resale value in 5 years, well I have already saved $10 000 to $12 000 + interest compared to the others. And will I dare say, save a bit more on insurance as well.
  • Al Mandeville says,
    5 years ago
    At last a family car for the lower paid people, one with room for the kids and the dog. Hurrah for China. Time for other manufacturers to take a long hard look at what they are dong to themselves.Do we need all this costly garbage they want you to pay for ,like it or not. I think not. Wake up Australia. Be warned.
  • Keepleft says,
    5 years ago
    The Great Wall V240 has the safety of rear fog lamps, great for torrential daylight rainfalls on the motorway, when in bushfire smoke conditions, dustorms, when in heavy fog et al.

    It also has as standard a European/UN Spec "hazard-warning triangle", for use at breakdowns and crash scenes. In the V240 its located behind the rear seat backrest, see the yellow label.

    In the V220, its located UNDER the rear seat.

    V220 also has rear fogs, but has no activating switch for them! The rear fogs on the V220 are in the lower red portion of the taillamps, complete with 12v/P21w bulb and are combined with the reflex reflector function. Top red portion are the normal Tai and STOP lamp functions.

    I saw a V240 on the F3 northbound today, looks okay.
  • Bec says,
    5 years ago
    Jason,

    I am looking at purchasing an X240 tomorrow, just wondering how happy you are with it after a week or so, any little issues? Is it heavy on fuel?
  • Jason says,
    5 years ago
    I would like to give feedback but, I haven't received it yet. The sales man said a week but that has turned into early December :S
    Not happy Jan.
    I am tossing up whether to wait till January for the 2010 compliance.
  • Tas Dave says,
    5 years ago
    Hey All,
    Hmm, they sound interesting, $23,990 D/A Thats Cheap, Cheap Cheap.
    One problem I HATE MITSUBISHI engines (Australian One's at Least)
    May just wait a bit before trading my aging CR-V.

    And for those who say the CR-V is a rubbish 4x4! last week I was able to get my CR-V up a grassed hill and we couldn't get a 4x4 Hilux up the same slope. Its all about what you do with em.
  • wazza says,
    5 years ago
    i own a toyota fourrunner and a 1981 landcruiser ute im a toyota man they are based on a fourrunner chassis from what ive been told there just as good as a rav 4 with a pajero motor my boy owns a pajero 2000mdl 2.4l petrol engine that goes were my fourrunner can go im that happy about the test drive i did with the demo model of road im buying two one for my work and one for my wife cannot wait to get them
  • alan says,
    5 years ago
    I try to buy Aussie grear. But can't afford to keep Aussie biult Holden or Ford on the road. One look up my street and 8 out of 10 cars are Asian biult. Government cars included. Shame Australia. The x240 is good value I have decided to get one. It will be delivered in 3 weeks. I will still keep my Asian biult Toyota. Happy about the 4runner chassis. had a 1991model it was a great car. Unless you know of a Aussie biult SUV that can match an Asian biult vehicles. ( New price and maintenance costs. ) Aussies have been biulding cars since 1948 and still don't know what we want and how to make them reliable and at the right price..
  • Keepleft says,
    5 years ago
    You'll be fine Alan, like any new vehicle, run it in properly.

    If you get the opportunity, see also the Mahindra Pik-Ups (Ute range). Same safety gear (warning triangle & rear fog) and similar pricing.

    Quality far improved over past efforts, solid too, shape kinda boxy, but they are a workhorse - not pretty street. Might be an option for some.
  • Bill says,
    5 years ago
    I am thinking of buying a V240 4 x 4. Has anyone any comments on their performance in sand, i.e. on the beach?
  • HIRTY says,
    5 years ago
    Test drove one around Darwin last week. No Prado, but no Prado price tag either. A very honest SUV for the money. Missus is rapt, and trading her Kia (which everyone said was cheap crap, had not one problem with!!) in on her new X240 SUV.
  • chris says,
    5 years ago
    Has anybody actually driven this SUV, not just speculating as to it’s performance. We test drove one last week and was happy with it’s road performance. Would love to hear from anyone who has actually taken it off road i.e on the beach.
    thanks
  • PJR says,
    5 years ago
    Hurraah for GWM
    I am looking for reviews on the X240SUV and am seeing some good written stuff
    I am going to see one tomorrow and will hopefully get one in Jan
    I pity the fools who shell out vastly overinflated prices for cars
    I thought the UK was bad but a lot of Aussies are Toyota, Holden Ford or Mitsubishi blindfolded unless its badged like one they are unable to understand that other manufacturers don't want you to see cars like the X240 as they are a real threat in the current financial climate
  • Keepleft says,
    5 years ago
    Took a look at the X240SUV;-

    Leather and quality at that.
    Paint and finish better than expected.
    Per the V220 and V240 ute's, the X240SUV 4WD also has as part of its 'standard equipment'; a Euro/UN Spec "hazard-warning triangle".

    In the X240SUV, its located under the driver-side rear seat, which lifts-up when you pull on the strap at that seats start-of-backrest area.

    Unit also has the safety of rear fog lamps (think for use in bushfire smoke, torrential rain, heavy fog etc), front too.

    Didn't have the chance to drive it though, so reserving final judgement. Its just 'neat', noted heavy duty (guage) wiring in engine bay, per sister utes.

    Not available in automatic, so many a women might miss outbiggrin Not sure if GW-AUS intend an auto for this market??
  • cb says,
    5 years ago
    I will certainly be taking one for a test drive. Do you really need a 40-50K vehicle if your never going to cross Australia in it? You could buy 2 of these for the same money. Would love to hear how the poeple above have been going with their purchase..

    Kia and Hyundai used to get canned all the time but I have seen more Ford & Holdens on the side of the road than Kia and Hyundai put together.

    I would much prefer a safe brand new car with a warranty than someone else's problem wagon with high klms for the same money.
  • cb says,
    5 years ago
    The engines appear to be based heavily on Mitsubishi and Toyota designs from the late 1980's to early 1990s. Whilst not overly complex or powerful, they are not exactly designed in a back yard shed either
  • Dale says,
    5 years ago
    Come on guys, Lets get serious. You get what you pay for. You pay bugger all and you get less. Check out the ANCAP safety rating. If you buy this and put your kids and loved ones in it, you deserve to go to jail. Chinese junk. It shouldn't be allowed in this country. Those that have passed this piece of rubbish should be ashamed of themselves. Every owner of one of these on the street I will pay out on. Fools.
  • Keepleft says,
    5 years ago
    Can't wait for school year to start.
  • Christine says,
    5 years ago
    My comment is the DALE.
    You sound like you are a very prejudiced person.
    The ANCAP rating is fine....if it didn't meet australia standards it wouldn't be here. What makes you an authority on what is junk and what is not. It makes me wonder if a company can produce a vehicle which is as safe as any other with the features is has which compare to other vehicles, why do the other car companies have o charge so much.....it seems to me the the Name Brand cars charge the money they do because of their name. I think you need to get a life and stop criticizing something you don't seem to know very much about.
  • Fisherman says,
    5 years ago
    Have taken the V240 for a test drive and was quite impressed with its performance for a 4 cylinder vehicle, but it had a few Ks on the clock. Also took a X240 for a test drive (with only 300ks on the clock) and it was tight and down in performance, as expected. You guys who have one of the Great Walls, what grade of petrol do you use? The brochures don't say, and does anyone know if you can use Ethanol added petrol, or what will be the outcome when only ethanol added fuel is available? Still doing my homework before committing.,
    Cheers, Fisherman.
  • Gazza says,
    5 years ago
    Sorry to say but I have owned an X240 since late November 2009.
    It has been back for warranty repairs at least 8 times already, and goes in again next week.
    Just as a rundown; the indicator trunk fell off whilst driving a week after delivery. Now it jams all the time and makes a terrible squeeking noise.
    The back door didn't lock closed when I got home on day 1.
    The car autolocked my 4 month old child in the car due to a central locking issue (I had to break the window to get him out). Great Wall refused to replace the window under warranty. It cost $375 excluding tint, and 1 Month to arrive from China, as parts are not readily available yet.
    Some of backlights on the car stereo have stopped working.
    The car rattles and vibrates in fourth gear, btw road noise is pretty bad too.
    The power steering is now clunking and grabbing.
    Surface of leather seats is wearing off already in some spots.
    and finally....the door handle on the front passenger side interior fell off two days ago.
    Basically...i feel like an idiot for buying one, and am now stuck with it. The customer service has been a disgrace, and Great Wall seem to try and avoid warranty repair as much as possible.
    Unfortunately, these cars are a cheap vehicle, and to be honest I think they are actually over priced for the quality. I havent even reached 3500 kms yet.
    Also, if you think of buying one, they are the only brand of car that you actually have to pay for your 1000km service, and fuel consumption is pretty bad.
  • Keepleft says,
    5 years ago
    Your a lucky fella Gazza,

    Scrape some $ and buy a lottery ticket. Your tale is not dissimilar to my Moozda B4000.

    Iron em out one by one - never give insmile
  • Herc says,
    5 years ago
    This comment is for Jason;

    G'day Jason... just wondering if you've actually purchased & taken delivery of the X240 as yet. If so, are you able to give an honest opinion on it's overall performance & so on.

    Thanks,

    HERC
  • dhj says,
    5 years ago
    So you have given away your Toaster, Kettle, Microwave, TV, DVD player, kids toys, clothes and shoes on their feet all because they are made in china? You couldn't stay away from everything made in china if you tried.

    China is competing heavily with other car manufacturers and has decided to do so based on price, they believe this will equal more sales and it probably will. I just hope they haven't cut too much out of the vehicles in terms of R&D and build quality to compete.
  • spaceace0370 says,
    5 years ago
    1 like
    For everyones benefit. I have just had an X240 overnight and was initially fairly impressed. Really, what's not to like. It looks good, goes OK and the panel lines are straight, unlike some more expensive cars on the road.
    Fuel economy for what it's worth is not too bad. I did however not like how you pu it in 4WD. As soon as I took off (letting the clutch out REALLY slowly), it gave a big shudder or clunk. Made me worry about that.
    I'm in the market for a new car and will consider this one, but the jury is out until next generation for me.
  • Peter B says,
    5 years ago
    Typical chinese junk - at least for their own cars.

    Re the safety aspect, I thought 4x4's dont need to pass ncap to be sold here - hence why its here - and all those other cars (Geely, etc) aren't.

    Also doing a quick search on all the articles on Chinese cars trying to get into Australia, seems to be too many misses. I wonder whats keeping them out.

    Made in China is one thing. Designed in China - now thats totally different.

    They should have learnt by now from all the foreign manufacturers in their country how to do it (hey VW is there making cars - not a bad company to learn from). But having been there several times on buisiness, I can totally understand why they haven't.

    And why they had to borrow technology - and design from other car manufacturers - and old stuff at that?

    Just as a comparison from a historical poiint of view - think Japan in the late 50's auto industry - however minus the build quality.
  • zahid says,
    5 years ago
    1 like
    Sir,
    please send to me Toyota hilux 2009 complete ac remove and install the picture.
  • zahid says,
    5 years ago
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  • says,
    5 years ago
    Sorry to say but I have owned an X240 since late December 2009.
    It has been back for warranty repairs at least 6 times already, and goes in again when they get the rest of my parts..
    The boot is really hard to shut you have to slam it really hard
    I had my window smashed by a lawn mower and it took 3 months to get it replaced
    Drivers side door handle mechanism broke and feels like it is about to brake again
    I have had rust in my car since I recieved it I suggest that everyone checks around their tail gate on the inside
    Surface of leather seats is wearing off already in some spots.
    Rubbers around the back right door are coming off and I am still waiting for them to arrive
    I would not recommend anyone buying one of these cars. Yeh they look great but that is as far as it goes. It is impossible to get parts and great wall says my rust is due to stone chips which I find it very hard for stone chips to get in some of these spots where we have found rust. Especially when I have paid for rust protection. And to top it of The Thursday before Easter we were suppose to go up the beach and my car decided not to start at the shopping centre. Needed to get towed and have a new ignition put in. So all my Easter plans were scrapped.
    I have spent more time chasing up problems with my car then driving the bloody thing.
    • says,
      5 years ago
      Hi Colin C
      Thanks on your positive points on your X240. I'm very interested in your towing comment. We're looking at upgrading and the X240 is looking good, for lots of reasons, and as you point out, price is good and at the end of the day, your X240 is measuring up well against other SUV's. Anyway, we'd be looking to tow a Jayco Poptop, agg 1250 - do you think the X240 is up to it? You've towed 900kg...and it performed OK. I can't seem to get some good stats on the towing capabilities. And as for fuel. Is it true you can only use Premium unleaded? To summarise, I reckon same as you, give TGW and the X240 a go. I've had mitsi before and have had no trouble. My only concern really is we're going to be doing a lot of travel, towing a van, so just want some assurance that the X240 will cope with the 1250 agg weight. Appreciate your comments.

      And to anyone else with the X240 who've towed a van - input would be great. Cheers Denise C-J
  • Colin C says,
    5 years ago
    Hi Denise, max towing capacity for the X240 is rated at 1800kgs, but I wouldn't consider towing something of that size with any 2.4 litre motor of any make. It should cope with towing 1250 kgs, but hills may have a significant impact on performance with 1250kgs, but that's not just with a GW, A 2.4 litre motors in any make are not really a very big, and I think the X240 would cope well under most situations, but dont expect it to peform effortlessly, take it easy and it should be OK.

    One thing II did notice with my X240 was it did require a run in period, for the first 3000klms or more it was a bit stiff and sluggish noticaebly. After around that mileage, and now at 10,000klm is really quite quick off the mark and not much slower than other 2.4litre motors, seems to be getting better as the mileage builds up, I'm really very pleased.

    Only problem I have had with my X240 was the tow bar installation, no fault of the vehicle itself but the Australian car service centre didn't quite install it properly so it rattled constantly, a small over sight on their behalf and has now been rectifies. The GWM company seems OK in itself, but I think some of our Australian service and sales centres need their backsides kicking sometimes.....good luck
    • Ryan says,
      5 years ago

      Hi Colin, Just a quick simple Question. I dont know if you are familiar with fraiser island? Would the x240 handle it?

      Ryan
  • Ryan says,
    5 years ago
    Hi Colin, Just a uick simple Question. I dont know if you are familiar with fraiser island? Woul the x240 handle it?

    Ryan
  • says,
    5 years ago
    All the negative responses, all I can say is start throwing everything out your house that says 'Made in China,' you may soon realise after, all those things are not so bad is you make them out to be. These cars are actually build by technologic advanced robots and at an acceptable standard one made the comment build by under paid staff - what a laugh your uniformed. Gone are the days where you get bad motors, the answer is simple, they will not sell and not last in the market, the Chinese would not waste their time exporting vehicles to Australia if they were not tested and succeeded. The GWM's are available in over 120 countries and they are taking over the world. Apart from Hyundai and Kia, this is one of the motor companies that was growing under the GFC, GM (Holden) had to close plenty of factories and even stop manufacturing some of their brands and had to be bailed out in the US! Bought one for my wife the other day, must admit no problems for what we use it for. We paid a bit extra, about $28,000 and included an antirust devise (Ozzie installed), paint and trim protection and tinted all windows. This is an under $30,000 SUV, please compare it with under $30,000 cars...
  • says,
    5 years ago
    Hi all all i can say for the x240 is if you realy want one dont waste your time i have had 1 for just on 4 months now with10000 ks on the clock and it has spent more time at the mechanics getting warrenty repairs then i have had it. It wont start sometimes the motoer locks up. the rear seat has bent unable to put my child seat in it the back left side took 3 months to get a rear numberplate light got the wrong 3 times . the lumber support broke same thing wrong part again , the washer bottle motor was faulty since new took 3 months to get the right part.The cars clutch when you change gears anything over 4000 rpm makes a shattering noise. I have an issue to which is waiting to be addressed is the build date says its a 2010 car but the other plates say 2009 due to this im having issues with insurance.As for the so called kw rating i have questione it as in the brochure it says clearly 100 kw but on the build plate its 90 kw this is also fulse advertisement and im looking into. Parts for these cars are rare and yes i know its new but like anything need to be able to support it and they so far have not shown this at all. The chasis on the x240 is also a holden colorado.i have paid extra for the protection of the seats windows paint and rust and i think at this rate it will out last the car i would not take the car on the beach as i have also been told by the mechanic who has fixed my car several time the crank angle sensor gets chewed out as it gets sand in it go figure i have taken it in some realy slopy mud and it was like trying to flog a dead horse save your money and buy good second hand car and maby in a few years great wall will get there act together. As for other people commenting on all our stuff comming from china yes its true but they have the spares to back it up. Im in the process of putting mine on the market and it its only worth $18500 .Make sure you take photos to backup your issues as i have and record any abnormal noise. Good luck .
  • 288gto
    288gto says,
    5 years ago
    No doubt these cars will keep the scrap yards full for years to come!!!

    What a waste of money and horribly unsafe!!!
  • admah says,
    4 years ago
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    23,990 on road - plus sunroof and metallic still made it more than exceptional value for money. Service costs are low. No warranty issues. For this money and level of trim I dont expect range rover quality - just simple reliable motoring. It suceeds. Not great - but good. off on a 2000km trip over the summer will let you know how it performs.

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