Ssangyong musso

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by d-wales, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. d-wales

    d-wales Member

    Has anyone got/used a Musso as a farm vehicle? A lot cheeper than any other pickup , but is there a real reason for this? Especially interested in how they tow a full stock box
  2. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Bury St Edmunds
    Possibly the fact they have not been made for umpteen years and Ssangyong no longer, so no back up, makes them a good buy?
  3. Smudge

    Smudge Member

    Pretty sure my neighbour has a new one, he seems to quite like it and does a fair few miles towing machinery.

    EDIT: link to them here:
  4. d-wales

    d-wales Member

    No back up??
  5. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    North of York
    B i l has bought one, the log book came with 2700kg towing weight. The log book has gone back with a warning that the pickup will follow it if the new weight isn't 3500kg.
    There are a lot of log books going back.
  6. Poorbuthappy

    Poorbuthappy Member

    Are they advertised as 3500kg?
  7. Nearly

    Nearly Member

    North of York
    Bil wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't.

    I'll stick to Disco 2.
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  8. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Bury St Edmunds
    Apparently the rights were bought after Ssangyong went bust in1995 by An Iranian company but lately they are made in Russia.
    No idea if they have any connection to the original Korean Mercedes tie up.
    I think I would not want to have a warranty claim on one
  9. Exfarmer

    Exfarmer Member

    Bury St Edmunds
    The problem of DVLA not giving correct tow weights is not restricted to these. My X3 log book went back twice.
  10. joe soapy

    joe soapy Member

    Ground clearance was a problem when i looked
  11. HDAV

    HDAV Member

    Are you looking at the old musso car/4x4 or the new double cab?

    Ssangyong were bought by daewoo and sold as daewoo in Europe until daewoo folded daewoo liscenced a lot of tech and designs for manufacture in Korea the current range are still Korean built a subsidiary of Mahindra I think
  12. Smiffy101

    Smiffy101 Member

    The load bed is ridiculously small i thought when looking and as said above the ground clearance is to low
    Qyite a ssangyongs on the road now though and seem popular as taxis which i always think is a good sighn

    If after cheap pickup the new ldv is sue over here soon and looks a little more pickup like
  13. The new SS Musso are totally different to the original.

    Next door neighbour has a 16 plate one and likes it but more a match for a Dacia Duster.
  14. RagnarHairybreeks

    I have no real-world experience whatsoever, apart from having my eyes melt when I see one on the road. SsangYong, purveyors of the fuggliest vehicles of the 21st century.
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  15. Cheap ain't cheap if the wife refuses to drive it and will no longer accept your advances.

    Buy a second hand Landcruiser or something.
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  16. Although I dislike the new Musso pickup... I do somewhat disagree with you

    I think that looks pretty good (the new Rexton - 2.2 diesel with Merc auto 'box and 3,500kg tow capacity).
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  17. pycoed

    pycoed Member

    Pontarddulais, UK
    I ran a Korando & Musso (both early Sprinter engines)for eight years & literally the only trouble I had with the Korean bits was the handbrake which would never work well when pointing uphill, (but was fine downhill!).
    The Mercedes bits however :banghead::- two head gaskets, broken variator on the injection pump, resulting in a snapped timing chain & terminal engine damage. Then with the replacement engine, on which I had rebuilt the head with a reskim & shimmed pre chambers etc etc, repaid me a year later by pushing no3 rod through the side of the block.
  18. Fossil

    Fossil Member

    I would change my wife rather than the car if she had an attitude like that!
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  19. Ley253

    Ley253 Member

    The merc bits were only licence built copies!We had many through the garage I worked in, and head problems were common, we had to take the head off before ordering any parts, so we knew which type we had, engine numbers meant nothing. Had a Kango sieze its low mileage engine in Exeter, and then put a rod out of the (dealer fitted) replacement on the way back!
  20. smcapstick

    smcapstick Member

    Kirkby Lonsdale
    There are a few of the pickups around here.

    It doesn’t really make me want one, though.
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