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What do you all think about the new suv DFSK 580 which was brought to SL by Unit#d Mot#rs. It is priced at 6.15 mil is it worth to that amount ?

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Is there anyone that can comment on glory580 ?

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Does this look like a Vezel copy to anyone else?

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I went and checked the vehicle. I guess its more of a copy of Honda CRV.  

Im interested in this vehicle, but there isnt much information available apart from what the company says regarding this so im waiting till someone who is knowledgeable on this comments..

 One notable thing  i saw was that there is no engine guard and that worry's me a alot cz knowing our local roads you will never know what will go and knock on the engine compartment and its parts.

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2 hours ago, NFC said:

I went and checked the vehicle. I guess its more of a copy of Honda CRV.  

Im interested in this vehicle, but there isnt much information available apart from what the company says regarding this so im waiting till someone who is knowledgeable on this comments..

 One notable thing  i saw was that there is no engine guard and that worry's me a alot cz knowing our local roads you will never know what will go and knock on the engine compartment and its parts.

I would be worried about something more than the engine guard in this vehicle. Especially when paying more than 6 mil. 

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13 hours ago, TheFlyingFox said:

I would be worried about something more than the engine guard in this vehicle. Especially when paying more than 6 mil. 

No engine guards , less weight , less CC, Less price Tag.  Check the CC of this vehicle Engine.

No price differences in European, Japanese & Chinese vehicles.

Manufactures should adapt new sales strategies , if CC duties are there.    Tie Rods in pure Aluminum ???.

Our clever legislators are in the safe house on the lake.

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This vehicle is one of the best vehicles China has designed ever.Looks Volkswagen Tiguan from the front ,Honda CRV from the side and Kia Sorento from the back. It is a seven seater SUV which is quite specious inside with a feeling of full blown SUV when driving.It is rarely seen in the roads yet , however its road presence is elegant .Its 200mm road clearance is very safe for Sri Lankan roads . It has a 1500 cc turbocharged engine with a Punch Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission which is made in Belgium . This  engine / transmission combination is very economical comparing  what  same range vehicles has .However you should know how to use this CVT to get the maximum benefit of it since it is not just a regular Automatic Transmission. 

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Do not buy these, expect major repairs after 50,000km ,  the importer thereafter charges premiums to source and import the parts, only a minor quantity will make it to the country anyhow and will be worth like 2 mil 4 to 5 years and you ll have to sell your soul to find a buyer

The above statements are based on a first hand experience on a Glory 7 seater van which my in laws purchased brand new from the same importer, home used for about 60000km

So far ep steering faults, replaced ac compressor, wheel bearings, ball joints, gearbox shuddering badly, diesel engine at about 50% compression, 3 of 5 doors central locks shot, power mirrors not working, fiberglass bits in the bumper cracking and peeling off, seats peeled off and recovered, the entertainment system packed up in days, and was replaced. It was purchased for 4.5mil brand new in 2016 june, current value is 2.3 mil and moving at 2 mil whereas people advertise higher prices.

Also the CR mentions as "Made in Sri lanka" making it a nightmare to sell it off if a potential buyer wants a lease, and valuations will be quite entertaining as well,

If its cvt as well, god bless u 

There are first gen hiaces that have done about 500,000 km and with fewer repairs than above. 

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12 hours ago, Car Doctor said:

This vehicle is one of the best vehicles China has designed ever.Looks Volkswagen Tiguan from the front ,Honda CRV from the side and Kia Sorento from the back. It is a seven seater SUV which is quite specious inside with a feeling of full blown SUV when driving.It is rarely seen in the roads yet , however its road presence is elegant .Its 200mm road clearance is very safe for Sri Lankan roads . It has a 1500 cc turbocharged engine with a Punch Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission which is made in Belgium . This  engine / transmission combination is very economical comparing  what  same range vehicles has .However you should know how to use this CVT to get the maximum benefit of it since it is not just a regular Automatic Transmission. 

Are you even serious!!!😂

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17 hours ago, Car Doctor said:

.However you should know how to use this CVT to get the maximum benefit of it since it is not just a regular Automatic Transmission. 

Dear doctor, can you please elaborate on this? 

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On 8/16/2019 at 8:21 PM, Car Doctor said:

This vehicle is one of the best vehicles China has designed ever.Looks Volkswagen Tiguan from the front ,Honda CRV from the side and Kia Sorento from the back. It is a seven seater SUV which is quite specious inside with a feeling of full blown SUV when driving.It is rarely seen in the roads yet , however its road presence is elegant .Its 200mm road clearance is very safe for Sri Lankan roads . It has a 1500 cc turbocharged engine with a Punch Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission which is made in Belgium . This  engine / transmission combination is very economical comparing  what  same range vehicles has .However you should know how to use this CVT to get the maximum benefit of it since it is not just a regular Automatic Transmission. 

Yeah, all the facts are very attractive. I remember how the Baic X25 was introduced by micro saying that it has a Saab engine, Aisin gearbox etc etc... But “avuruddak dekak giyama thamai baba hambenne machan”:hah:

Also about the CVT, I’m really curious about getting to know how to use it. Please enlighten me Doctor.

They have a horrible build quality and when you do around 50,000km, shows the signs of a 200,000+kms done japanese car. A relation of mine owns a Baic X25 from the first batch and you have to use all your strength to close the driver’s door, and the car is still around 15,000km. That’s the skill of chinese people. Their quality is depended on the price you pay. There are some high end domestic brands like HongQi, which carry price tags closer to Bentlys and Rolls. Hope you remember the chinese phone craze in SL back in 2007-2009? Those brick sized phones with TV antennas, and huge displays with cameras saying 8megapixels? Best example. Most of them died or started giving problems after few months of usage. On the other hand mobiles like Huawei P30 pro, One Plus and Xiaomi gives a real competition to Apples and Samsungs.

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Every once in a while some obscure vehicle comes up on SL market. Dealers doesn't really have to do any marketing because of the "brand new car" syndrome here. Seems they have moved up in budget range for this one. 

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On ‎8‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 8:21 PM, Car Doctor said:

This vehicle is one of the best vehicles China has designed ever.Looks Volkswagen Tiguan from the front ,Honda CRV from the side and Kia Sorento from the back. It is a seven seater SUV which is quite specious inside with a feeling of full blown SUV when driving.It is rarely seen in the roads yet , however its road presence is elegant .Its 200mm road clearance is very safe for Sri Lankan roads . It has a 1500 cc turbocharged engine with a Punch Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission which is made in Belgium . This  engine / transmission combination is very economical comparing  what  same range vehicles has .However you should know how to use this CVT to get the maximum benefit of it since it is not just a regular Automatic Transmission. 

Do I smell a doctor from UML doing some guerilla marketing

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On 8/16/2019 at 8:21 PM, Car Doctor said:

This vehicle is one of the best vehicles China has designed ever.Looks Volkswagen Tiguan from the front ,Honda CRV from the side and Kia Sorento from the back. It is a seven seater SUV which is quite specious inside with a feeling of full blown SUV when driving.It is rarely seen in the roads yet , however its road presence is elegant .Its 200mm road clearance is very safe for Sri Lankan roads . It has a 1500 cc turbocharged engine with a Punch Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission which is made in Belgium . This  engine / transmission combination is very economical comparing  what  same range vehicles has .However you should know how to use this CVT to get the maximum benefit of it since it is not just a regular Automatic Transmission. 

Oh shit...🤭

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On 8/22/2019 at 4:33 PM, Jason Bourne said:
On 8/22/2019 at 3:05 PM, Quiet said:
Do I smell a doctor from UML doing some guerilla marketing

Or a new owner

It's a new owner indeed, I saw a youtube review on a new DFSK 580 from the "Doctor"

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It's a new owner indeed, I saw a youtube review on a new DFSK 580 from the "Doctor"
Can I have the link, for educational purposes ofc :D

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Here you go 🙂

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LOL

4 hours ago, alds said:

Here you go 🙂

the CarDostara even has a mighty dostara badge on his ride, which makes it double kool. So the  not-dostara laymen should all believe him now and buy DFSK vehicles now.😂 

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On 8/22/2019 at 4:33 PM, Jason Bourne said:
On 8/22/2019 at 3:05 PM, Quiet said:
Do I smell a doctor from UML doing some guerilla marketing

Or a new owner

 

8 hours ago, alds said:

It's a new owner indeed, I saw a youtube review on a new DFSK 580 from the "Doctor"

 

3 hours ago, ajm said:

LOL

the CarDostara even has a mighty dostara badge on his ride, which makes it double kool. So the  not-dostara laymen should all believe him now and buy DFSK vehicles now.😂 

Let him be, mateys. He's obviously in love with his car, you wouldn't say bad things about your waifu in public even if she is a "Wadhaka Bhari", would you? :D

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Of course. Wasn't trying to hurt anybody's feelings. It's actually great that he's a real owner of the vehicle and happy with it, rather than a marketing agent from UML trying to persuade people. 

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Comments made during the honeymoon period tend to change after 2-3 years of marriage with a Chinese.

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Hi All, 

First of all please note that im not from UML or a owner of this vehicle. But after seen the review from Elakiri , 

I got some interest for this vehicle and did some research. So thought of sharing it with our friends. First I have search about the company name DFSK, then got to know that they are the largest truck manufacture for the Asia during past years. And China government hold most of shares in this company. Recently their the one who did largest investment for Car manufacturing plant in Asia , it was in Indonesia, fully robotic automated large scale car plant. They have started to make SUVs in 2015 and this 580 is one of it, they have manufactured Electric model and one model integrated with voice command which not available in Sri Lanka. DFSK 580 SUV fully designed for China , Korea and Europe market, later they have moved out to Indonesia and Pakistan India Asian market. Since they selling this model in Europe market it has fully aligned with European standards, it has Euro 5 engine made in Belgium and Gearbox as well. They got NCAP 5 start rating for safe testing (Crash test, hope you know India Maruti has 0 stars)  

which same to new Honda CRV. Currently its selling successfully in Peru, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and UK. Please refer review done in Spanish and you can find other reviews done in Peru , Germany , Italy,  Indonesia, Korea, etc

Ok now we talk about the price , it is selling in Sri Lanka for RS 6,175,000 . According to Government tax regulation if imported vehicle need to do 30 % of value in Sri Lanka (Labor and material) to get import tax reduction. So they are import Vehicle Body and Engine , Gearbox and Suspension separately and Install in Sri Lanka, DFSK company Engineers came to Sri Lanka to inspect this installation work and after their certification only DFSK allow UML to do installation here. All parts are originally import from DFSK apart from front and Rear Buffer and Second Third seat seats cushioning done in Sri Lanka. Even Seat Frame also direct imported from DFSK. All inspected by DFSK and after they make sure all out put are same as Brand new make in DFSK for European market, then  they given their authorization to UML to proceed. If this not done like that and if this Vehicle import directly then according to today tax schema this vehicle will be cost nearly 10 Mil Rupees in Sri Lanka.

What are the negative points, Obviously second hand market. If you think about the time we start to import Japanese vehicle around 70s how people criticize Japanese cars by comparing European vehicles.  Then When start to import  Korean cars (KIA, etc ) how we criticize those by comparing Japanese vehicle. To my understanding whatever happened in future China will take over Vehicle market as well. So Second hand market may change in future.

Other main point is we need to think about the values for the money , We have to spend 6 Mil for this Vehicle for all Latest features with safety and also for 7 seater. If we want to get same feature from Honda , option is CRV new model, then Price? 11.5 Mil in Company , so you can Buy 2 DFSK 580s, then Mitsubishi Outlander, Nisan Xtrail  what is the Price ?. If you compare this Vehicle with Toyota , Mitsubishi, Honda or BMW SUV then it will be totally unfair comparison. There are huge cost  gap between two vehicle, obviously that because this 30% of Sri Lanka values addition, otherwise this Vehicle also will come to 10 Mil range.As same as mentioned in Elakiri review this is values for the Money, This is  what I got to know about this vehicle.

 

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19 hours ago, Roshan321 said:

First of all please note that im not from UML or a owner of this vehicle. But after seen the review from Elakiri

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