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Chinese Chery J1, J11, J3 review

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Paul Gover road tests and reviews the Chery J1, J11, J3 that are due to arrive here later this year.

The first Chinese passenger cars headed for Australia are surprisingly normal.  Three models from the Chery brand do not look or drive like third-world clunkers and, with a value-added approach, they promise a better deal than the Koreans that currently dominate in the bargain basement.

Chery is partnered with Ateco Automotive, Australia's largest independent importer with a portfolio from Great Wall of China to Ferrari of Italy, and the two companies are aiming to have cars on the road by the third quarter of this year.

The J1 baby hatch will come first in partnership with the J11 front-drive SUV, which looks a lot like the Toyota RAV4, with the Corolla-sized J3 to come in 2011.  No-one at Ateco or Chery is talking prices, but the J1 should be less than $13,000 driveaway - it is pitched against the Hyundai Getz in Australia - with the J11 at less than $20,000.

The cars have been created by China's largest local maker, as opposed to joint-venture brands, and the company with the biggest exports. Chery is aiming for production of one million cars this year and intends to send 100,000 overseas.  "Chery car, in terms of the quality and after sales service and all this, will be no different to our competitiros, This is our target," says Biren Zhou, vice-president of Chery Automobile.

Chery is mostly state-owned by the government in WuHu and the local province, and has been in the car business since 1997. It's cumulative production is more than two million vehicles and it has a range of more than 20 models, from 800cc microcars to HiAce-sized vans.

The big hurdle for Australia is safety - Chery trumpets the first four-star car in China NCAP tests - and acceptance of cars from China.  But the J1 and J11 look good, they drive fairly well, and Ateco chiefs have experience with all three Korean brands - Hyundai, Daewoo and Kia - to fast-track acceptance and sales.

"In our perfect world we will come in below the Koreans, but with a meaningful value advantage," says Dinesh Chinnappa, special projects manager for Ateco, during a press preview in WuHu, China.

Driving

The J1 is tiny, but it looks good and gets along reasonably well with a 1.3-litre engine. It also has a funky looking dashboard design that will be good for youthful first-car buyers.  The J11 is better again, with more space and a reasonable 2-litre engine. There are quality glitches, but the cabin is way better than the first Korean cars that reached Australia.

The J3 looks the most impressive, but rear vision is crimped, performance is nothing special, and there is a power-steering whine in one car and clunky steering in two cars.  These first impressions are formed during a severely limited drive at the Chery factory, but they are a positive pointer.

Of course, it all comes down to prices and equipment and the crucial dealer network - Ateco is planning 40-50 agents at the start of sales - as well as the vital ANCAP crash test results.  Great Wall utes have been selling strongly despite a two-star ANCAP result but Chery must do far better to create the right first impression for Australia.

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  • Bought a CheryJ3 6 months ago.About 5 weeks ago,the drivers door wouldnt open.Took to Dealers,and waited 2 hours for them to say it was broken,and a new handle would be 10 working days.Over 3 weeks later,it arrived.I had to go to Paintshop for them to do a colour match.I said it was Agean Blue.They have hundreds of variations.They took off my Petrol cap to do a match.That was 2 weeks ago.I am still waiting to be contacted,to have door fixed,and petrol cap returned.Not good service for the Gold Coast Dealers,Bruce Lynton.

    BRIAN VENDT of Australia Posted on 21 April 2014 2:37pm
  • I have a 2014 Chery J 3 I have a problem reversing out of shopping areas as the vision is so bad because of where the back door handles are where there should be a window. I have to be about a metre into the line of traffic to see another car aproaching. As once you are in reverse gear you are in the wrong .i have asked Chery to help with putting a reverse camera into the left hand back wheel guard so as to see on comming cars to no answer from them BAD SAFTY DESIGN

    Mrs Lesley Napier of Inverloch 3996 Posted on 23 March 2014 11:03pm
  • A friend of mine in shanghai said that the chinese have a word for chery cars, and it isnt a nice word, infact he said even the chinese dont like them

    Luke pembroke of Melbourne Posted on 10 November 2013 6:28pm
  • I have had my Chery J1 for year and have had two hassles. The first was the air sensors were reversed and the second was the radio went crazy and turned itself on and off. Both of these problems were fixed with no problems. My only complaint is that there is now NO Chery dealers in SA and I have to go to Great Wall dealers.

    Paul Smith of Adelaides Northern Suburbs Posted on 05 June 2013 9:48am
  • bought my j11 a little over a year ago .great car for the price.loves a long trip but build quality is a bit of a concern.but i am more than happy.

    keith fagan of bargo nsw Posted on 15 December 2012 2:21pm
  • I bought a Chery J1 a month ago so far so good !!!!!  It is great for dashing around town/ for the price it is fantastic .........

    Liz Cole of Sydney Australia Posted on 26 November 2012 7:47pm
  • Now you can play the Lemon Chery Game for free!

    Gayle's Lemon Chery of Australia Posted on 28 October 2012 5:27pm
  • I bought a 2011 Chery J3 with 3k on the clock second hand. I have read they have issues with going up hill, I’ve been up steep hills at 100ks without any problems. Yes the initial set off in 1st and 2nd gears aren’t fast but I don’t care for a car that only cost $8k. The car will sit on the highway quite happily at 110kms and fuel economy is good. I find the ride smooth over rough roads but pot holes send the front suspension into knocking mode. I can see that the finishings on the dash and interior probably won’t last a long time but then again they’re comparrible with a Nissan. All in all not a bad car for the money, no it’s not a porche or hyper fast ca, just a reasonable round town car for the price.

    Andy of Brisbane Posted on 15 October 2012 2:17pm
  • i have a chery j11 have had so many hassles with it from mssing paint to rear shock absorbers needing replacing to brakes glazing to blue tooth shorting out speedo and fule gauge to product recall on real of seats to more screaching brakes then after second service car wouldn’t start apparently was a fuse, and had to get roadside assistance to come and replace, this happened two more times taken back to dealership still not fixed not to mention the fact that my car starts all by itself without a key in ignition and the car is locked up and now the head gasket has been replaced because of asbestos my car is a nightmare it is now at dealership i don’t have a car and am six months pregnant no way of getting to work

    hope king of penrith nsw Posted on 24 September 2012 5:58pm
  • I purchased a new J11 in March of this year, 3 days later the drivers side rear door trim began falling off, after 3 times back to the dealer its sort of staying on, squeely brakes are another issue the dealer said he cant do much about. BUT the biggest issue is the drivers side sun-visor fell down, losing all its tension while I was driving it, the dealer emailed numerous photo’s to Chery for a “what they gonna do about it” answer 3 weeks ago and to date no answer!!!! I rang the dealer who heard nothing yet, so I called up Chery Customer assistance 3 times only to be given 3 very pathetic excuses….so now….you guessed it I’m off to Department of Fair Trade…this is bulls..t. not a happy customer!!

    Kae Smith of Riverina NSW Posted on 17 September 2012 12:59pm
  • i have a cherry j11 , rides beautiful on the road doesnt havent have the roll feeling as some , the interior is lovely , i use as a driving school its 12months old , without a problem , body feels solid not a rattle, rides smooth has good power , to climb hills for a 2 cylnder , ive had expensive cars , they had lots of problems, the toyota , the mazda , so what the have to start somewhere, as for being chinese , i eat chinese food, where chinese cloths my children race chinese bikes and win too, so eat your hats , its only predjudice , against chineese thank julia for selling us out, i love my j11 with no problems,

    michael brown of nsw Posted on 05 August 2012 7:46am
  • Chery and Great Wall have highlighted that we pay too much for cars in Australia. Most Australians have been branded when it comes to cars, meaning that they will stick to only certain brands no matter what. We are told that expensive cars such as BMW are great cars, talk to any ex BMW owner and they will tell you they are ex owners because of all the gremlins and designed faults that are always difficult to find and expensive to fix. Go back through the history of Commodores with head linings always falling down or Falcons with autos that failed in different models for years and were expensive to fix. These cars have got by on good marketing. Looking at Chinese cars rivals I don’t think they have to worry when it comes to build quality. I think it is the marketing they have to most concern themselves with and they can learn a lot from the likes of Toyota, GM and BMW.

    Peter c Posted on 06 June 2012 3:06am
  • I bought a j3 my airbag light has come on twice now in 2 wks,also i am wondering if anyone else has only 1 reverse light.

     

    Tania Hill of Ningi Qld Posted on 28 April 2012 4:56pm
  • hey, my mate just bought a chery J3 from Townsville’s Magnetic Chery dealership. I had a test drive myself. It has got to be the most un powered car I have ever driven. Being a twin cam I expected something with a bit more to its acceleration. It was a huge disappoinment taking off at the light from stop, all other traffic including diesel 4wd;s left me for dead. Also looking around the car I found his Left hand exhaust tip sitting remarkably lower than of the right. Also the badge saying ‘Chery’ the chrome paint was already coming off. With 500kms on the clock, I know for a fact the engine will no improve in performance and niether will the difficult clutch that refuses to disengage from 1st to 2nd. I have already slapped my mate for buying it. Hopefully no-one else will jump in to buying one without doing the research first.

    Matt Jobson of Townsville Queensland Posted on 29 February 2012 10:33pm
  • If that is the real weight of the car as mentioned above, then there are serious poblems. The weight is way to much for the engine size. You will look forward to engine wear and premature failure, enjoy!!!!

    Alan Knowls of Syd Posted on 02 February 2012 7:06pm
  • Bought Chery J3 in late September, 2011. Drove it on flat road without much problem. However, when I reversed into my garage which has an upward incline, it made loud crunching noise. When I drove up a slope (without racing) it hardly made it to the top. When I did a “hill start” it just crawled along on first gear; it dies when changed to second.
    The dealer relocated the exhaust pipe from the Y but has no appropriate answer to the problem that the car can’t climb up hills except telling me to continue running-in the car so as to loosen up the engine. It had done 700Km and still climb hills so I can’t use the car for trips wherever there is hills, unless I have the opportunity to race up.
    I would like to know if any other J3 owners have similar problem/s.

    Peng of Townsville, Queensland Posted on 11 January 2012 12:39pm
  • I have done 16,000k in my Chery J11 and I have had no trouble at all. We towed our camper trailer out to Birdsville and back from the Gold Coast and all went well apart from a broken shackle on the safety chain. We are very pleased with the car. Thanks.

    john lynch of gold coast Posted on 03 January 2012 4:36pm
  • We have a J3 and really love it, the car we have is built exceedingly well, drives well, handles well and the interior is first class, only downside is the power to weight ratio but as I’m not going to race it at Bathhurst I can live with it. It certainly feels like a lot of car weight wise,(1350kgs)  it sticks nicely to the road and as I’m no “HOON”, ESC is something I dont need. Overall a very nice car at a very affordable price and one I’ve had no problems with it. So all you detracters out there that are knocking this car should get off your pushbikes get a licence and get some experience driving any make of cars, because you are all blowing hot air out of butt holes you call your mouths. Happy Motoring and well done Chery!!!!

    Dave of Gold Coast of Gold Coast Posted on 05 December 2011 5:42pm
  • I own a Chery J11 as well. Since I’ve had the vehicle it’s spent more time back at the dealer’s having to have at last count 10 things fixed and I’m still counting. I bought the car on the Friday, went in to hospital on Monday and had a total knee replacement so the car sat in my garage for 6 to 8 weeks as I couldn’t drive it and my partner doesn’t drive - I bought it 5th July 2011.

    Harry Inall of Ipswich qld Posted on 13 November 2011 3:31pm
  • I have brought this years Chery J11 SUV… Never again. In the 4 months I have owned it, it has been back in for repair for mechanical faults 10 times now… 4 tow trucks later, am not happy at all!

    angry customer of newcastle, nsw, australia Posted on 21 October 2011 7:33pm
  • We own a Chery J11 and we are totally happy with our car. So all of you who just assume or just climbing on the bandwagon (without owning one), we don’t need your negative comments.  Check all your clothing labels, are you happy with it? (yes, it’s Chinese made).

    Chan Moodley of Australia Posted on 01 October 2011 9:22pm
  • I did an inspection of one today, it’s an average vehicle. The fit and finish of the interior is average, similar to Proton when they first hit the Australian market. I think in another 4 or 5 years the Chery will be a good vehicle providing the factory reviews its internal processes and quality control and that they rectify issues bought to their attention. Would I buy one? No, because only a small amount more and you can have a Toyota or Mazda etc, which is a much better vehicle quality wise, has more features and a much better ANCAP rating. Also, remember that when buying a Mazda or Toyota etc, build quality will survive ten years, I don’t see Chery lasting with the current build quality.

    Trevor, BA Mech Eng of Australia Posted on 19 September 2011 6:11pm
  • The website for the Chery is a great recommendation for the car!!!

    MAVIS NEUENDORF of QLD Posted on 08 August 2011 8:04pm
  • Apart from Alan in Perth, does anyone who bought one have any comments on the J11.For all the pessimists out there we have been importing some lemons long before china started exporting cars. Remember the Indian made ta-ta Ute. Was working for P&O as a wharfie and unloaded the first shipment for Brisbane 14/15 yrs ago. Now they were NASTY AND CHEAP. Had to drive some off in reverse as no forward gears.

    Allan Wilkinson of Brisbane Posted on 23 July 2011 11:08pm
  • I own A J11 and I?ve had endless issues with it since I bought it ... The power steering went, the brakes were stuffed, the radio is annoying cause it keeps turning up by its self when I start the car. Not saying it?s a terrible SUV to own but I don?t recommend it to people that are after a problem-less car.

    Anthony Jaws of Central Coast Area Posted on 22 July 2011 10:36pm
  • i have a j11 and up to now have found it to be very reliable and after having a 2003 ba fairmont , except for size and side air bags this as the same features and is just as comfortable.
    the radio is the worst part of this car up to now

    alan jenkins of perth wa Posted on 04 July 2011 10:42pm
  • Amazing the comments on here and not one person actually owns one….

    Peter Greystanes of Sydney Posted on 12 June 2011 3:38pm
  • Hay…to Anger of Mayfair of Bundaberg, your right lets go back to the good old days (1992) paying $600 for a 51 cm TV made in Australia & crap to boot…wake up man it’s 2011 not 1950

    JM williams of Sydney Posted on 26 May 2011 8:40pm
  • Prospective buyers please note that Chery only received a 3 Star safety rating when tested by ANCAP (Australiasian New Car Assessment Program).  This was the first time they (Chery) have been tested by any consumer crash test program in the world! (Source:  Media release from ANCAP 10 May 2011)

    Doreen Spillman of Brisbane, Australia Posted on 21 May 2011 8:31pm
  • Let’s try to sell an Australian vehicle in China BELOW their lowest priced car & see how we go, shall we? The last thing we need are more slave-built death traps here attempting to sabotage our manufacturers. Don’t try to cite the Koreans and Japanese as previous examples either - they are NOT sourced from a repressive Communist regime. All I can say is this: Do they come standard with a Death Certificate?

    Angry_of_Mayfair of Bundaberg Posted on 10 May 2011 7:01pm
  • I am interested in buying the 2l Tiggo Automatic. Owners or drivers I need your comments about this vehicle. thx.

    Chris of South Africa Posted on 28 April 2011 6:41pm
  • So it appears these cars will not be ready for the mainstream for at least another 10yrs. 
    Being a Chinese Australian I do feel slightly embarrassed however we really need to get them involved in the global trade to improve the general relations of China with its own people (and thus their rights) and the rest of the world. China will just have to take every criticism seriously until they have a genuine quality product. I drive VW Golf and absolutely love it.  They really should use these cars as a benchmark as they are historically the people’s car…an affordable quality car for everyone.

    Jerry Posted on 27 April 2011 9:57pm
  • I live in China, and Cherry is not the car of choice for the rapidly growing middle class. The Chinese love German & GM cars, (yes the Holden caprice is sold here as a Buick) and when you consider that VW has a factory in Shanghai they are well priced. So Cherry is the poor mans car in both China and Australia.

    Shanghai Azza of Shanghai Posted on 06 April 2011 11:34pm
  • No one is seriously going to buy one of these when they can pay $12490 driveaway for a GETZ with much more features, 5 year warranty and a proven track record. I am looking for ward to the KIA Picanto 1 litre to hit the streets and the Hyundai i10. Both with 5 year warranty and higher specs then this. Chery will need to lift their game if they want to be competitive. I am not financially associated with Hyundai or Kia but I have owned them both and have had trouble free motoring for the last 15 years.

    Mr Bean of Brisbane Posted on 03 April 2011 8:25am
  • Japanese cars came to the UK in the early 1960’s with all the extra’s under the sun.I know as a 18year old driving a Ford Cortina MK1.Mazda had heaps of extra’s.By the 1980’s the placewas flooded with them.Everybody knows what happened to the British bike industry.Imagine Royal Enfields being imported back to Britain from India better than they left no more leaking gaskets because we did’nt bother putting them in.If you are aragant because foreign imports you think at times are not as good.You will get caught out.The public want a bargin for less.Most of the cars and bikes I grew up with are nearly all gone.I’ve had 3 new cars here Mazda,Kia and Nissan.Kia Carnival being the best one.Other two issues for new in the first 2 weeks.

    Mr.Ian Croft of Australia Posted on 02 April 2011 12:24am
  • Nowadays almost everything is made in China. China can produce all kinds of products, good quality ones and poor ones.  It all depends on how much you want to pay for them. An Iphone, for instance, is quality built in China although designed in USA. But if any local retailer wants to squeeze money from us by importing junk product from anywhere and selling us for appalling prices, it is up to us to ensure we don’t buy anything like that. However, the increasing cost of living makes it difficult to buy expensive stuff.  In terms of cars, they are not like simple products as a wrench, one has to be thoughtful to decide what he/she can afford with a well-controlled budget, taking all those factors in mind: quality, affordability, and safety. Time will tell how Chinese made cars are.

    Rockstar of Melbourne Posted on 01 April 2011 10:16am
  • What’s the point in comparing these cars to “the first Korean cars”? These cars today are probably safer and more powerful than most other cars in 1987! Compare the J1 to the Getz or Alto, very slight price difference - Getz has got a magnificent warranty, more features and Alto has way more safety than the J1. People need to keep an open mind with this stuff, the smaller cars - people expect more for less now, the Chinese are going to have a very hard time bringing inferior products in to a very crowded and busy marketplace. On the other hand, utes and SUV’s - not so crowded, the J11 and Great wall utes will improve this space and this is a good thing long term. Keep the good news in perspective people.

    some guy Posted on 31 March 2011 5:59pm
  • No need to be racist saying its Chinese, Indian or whatever, but its a crappy car with no value. Im sick of this marketing stuff trying to say nice things about product as they get paid. Theres many complaints about this car in Malaysia. Some even said that the car made them look less attractive amongst women.

    Mohamad Nazah Afif of Malaysia Posted on 29 March 2011 4:55pm
  • No need to be racist saying its Chinese, Indian or whatever, but its a crappy car with no value. Im sick of this marketing stuff trying to say nice things about product as they get paid. Theres many complaints about this car in Malaysia. Some even said that the car made them look less attractive amongst women.

    Mohamad Nazah Afif of Malaysia Posted on 29 March 2011 2:53pm
  • I’ve recently had a look at the Chery range and came away totally unimpressed with this brand.

    These vehicles are shocking, suffering from poor build quality,awful dynamics, thirsty gutless engines, and ride and steering that is way below average.

    The fact that they lack ESC/TC and other basic safety items is woeful.

    No vehicle imported or locally manufactured should be given ADR/ECE compliance, until they have a minimum 4star ANCAP rating,

    Its easy to see where corners are cut, because these vehicles were never intended for or suited to RHD production.

    ADR regulations need a complete revamp taking into consideration new ECE regulations also coming into force in regards to safety,quality and reliability.

    Unfortunately, these cars should not be recommended let alone bought.

    Steve Atkin of Port Macquarie Posted on 27 March 2011 12:00am
  • Which vehicle does not have a problem?

    If a vehicle has a problem, then we fix it.

    Timba of Qld Posted on 18 March 2011 10:39pm
  • Having driven a J1 today (16/3/11) I would certainly consider buying one. Same yet as Suzuki Swift/Alto and new Micra. People need to be open to new things not one eyed. Drive before opening your mouth.

    ross herrmann of qld Posted on 16 March 2011 8:41pm
  • Why are you all so obsessed with ancap safety ratings. If people spent less time using their phones, drinking thick shakes or generally driving with their brains in neutral we wouldnt need half the crap modern cars come with.

    tonka of timbuktu Posted on 14 March 2011 8:04pm
  • Not more cheap imported crap, not to mention they are sure to be a death trap. Mention of a 4 star Chinese NCAP safety rating from a country renowned for poor human rights means absolutely nothing and probably equates to 1 star here in Australia. Better still save Australia and turn the Chinese ships back around before they have a chance to offload the crap!

    Mike of Perth WA Posted on 14 March 2011 1:13am
  • Before I consider buying any Chery I need to see a crash test video of the current model. Until I see that, it’s off my shopping list. If Chery won’t provide such videos or if Ateco says it isn’t necessary then I’ll just assume the worst.

    David of Cairns Posted on 12 March 2011 1:08pm
  • The cars look good but I think the comparing the strong sales of the Great Wall Ute (despite terrible safety rating) is not really an indicator of success here. The Great Wall offers an alternative purchasing option to the more expensive (and often high mileage) 2nd hand 4x4 market. If the price discussed in the text is the case then these cars really need to be as good as or better (in terms of performance & safety) because our current established brands are either comparable or not much more in price.

    Matthew of Brisbane Posted on 11 March 2011 8:46am
  • Wait and see! The general public said that korean cars would not sell when they first arrived in the 1980’s, but now they are the biggest sellers in the small car market,especially in Western Australia.I am willing to bet that at the price the Chinese will have a winner.

    Alec Penberthy of Kingsley. WA. Posted on 06 March 2011 2:25pm
  • Notice from pics gallery that the SUV has a Euro spec warning triangle, as do all GW models. No surprise as they are mandatory in China, so good for us too. I will guess that these will have a rear fog function as standard too. SK will need to up spec it’s standard safety items.

    Keepleft of NSW Posted on 27 February 2011 10:04am
  • Can’t wait to see the resale value (or the lack of). $13,000 today and $2,000 tomorrow, quick way to do alot of dough me thinks!

    Victor Jarrett of Brisbane Posted on 13 February 2011 9:04pm
  • Will these cars be like the “thumpster” motos? Ride them once and tighten all the bolts? We all know of the quality issues coming from the worlds biggest factoy. Less than acceptable for Aussies.

    bigwayne Posted on 15 January 2011 8:18am
  • I would not be surprised if a lot of the components of all cars brands are made in china already, so I am not worried about these new cars, if they are unsafe shouldn?t our regulators be doing something?

    Tim of Penrith NSW Posted on 09 August 2010 11:03am
  • I would have thought the idea of selling unsafe cars at bargain prices went out the window with the 20th century. I remember looking at the very first Hyundai Ponies in 1986 or so in Sydney and being horrified. Yeah, they were cheap but they did a lot of damage. No thanks.

    Dave Innes of Cairns Posted on 23 July 2010 9:39am
  • I see hints of RAV4 in the bumper, but looks more like a Kia to me…

    Josh Clark Posted on 01 May 2010 5:36pm
  • 3 words… Made In China… Enough said…

    Andrew of Sydney Posted on 30 April 2010 6:07pm
  • If these cars are put together with the same rubbish screws and bolts that come from China, these cars will fall apart quickly, and God knows how they will stand up if you are in an accident.

    Clem marion of Melbourne Australia Posted on 29 April 2010 12:34am
  • The only way Chery and any other chinese drive away vehicles will work in Australia, is by undercutting the price compared to their Korean counterparts. Otherwise its good night.

    Mack of Perth, WA Posted on 28 April 2010 11:25pm
  • Junk, don’t bother.

    Andrew Posted on 28 April 2010 8:21pm
  • Australia needs poor quality cars with poor crash ratings but cheap prices? I don’t think so. We already have enough brands and models of reputable brands available in a broad spectrum of pricing. More imports, worse trade deficit = higher interest rates too. Competition is a good thing but in a developed mature (technology wise) country like Australia, where we produce excellent quality cars the thought of ships dumping dangerous shopping trolleys sounds scary. Sure, 20 years ago Hyundai was probably just than and now it is a very reputable brand but for a population of c23,000,000 and a sales pool of c1,000,000 why do we need cheap poor quality imports?

    Wayne Maxwell of Mt Gambier, SA Posted on 28 April 2010 7:30pm
  • She got the way to move me, Cherry Baby!

    Nick of Sydney Posted on 28 April 2010 7:24pm
  • This sounds like a piece of P.R. fluff.  It doesn’t talk about the car really at all.  Sentences like “gets along reasonably well with a 1.3-litre engine” with no power or torque stats, or perhaps “looks a lot like the Toyota RAV4”.  Are they trying to sell it to us?  Get your nose out of Chery’s behind, or rather stop taking backhanders from Chery to promote their dodgy cars on this website.

    potedude of Aus Posted on 28 April 2010 6:17pm
  • I got this car for two year now. Last week I had a problem with the engine. How can a car have an engine problem with 25,000 miles. I took it to the dealer in my country they said they don’t have the part, and it needs two months to come from china. When I tried to email chery i got no answer. Please stay away from chery, it is Chinese.

    Mohamed Amir of Morocco Posted on 26 April 2010 11:06am
  • I’ve been reading about the soon-to-be China car invasion of the Australian market since the mid 1990’s. Still hasn’t happened.

    Angus of Sydney Posted on 23 April 2010 9:37am
  • Welcome to Australia, Chery!

    Stanley of Sydney Posted on 22 April 2010 8:44pm
  • Chery’s getting outsold by Hyundai in China, so how do you expect Chery to beat Hyundai here? These Chinese cars are truly Chinese cars, designed for Chinese domestic market where price is everything and cost and safety is not a priority. Just take a hint from Chinese drivers; they prefer Hyundai to Chery in China.

    Driver Posted on 22 April 2010 3:54am
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