Possibly the fact they have not been made for umpteen years and Ssangyong no longer, so no back up, makes them a good buy?
The problem of DVLA not giving correct tow weights is not restricted to these. My X3 log book went back twice.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.
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.
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!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 :- 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.