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2017 Great Wall Steed 4×4 Diesel review | CarAdvice



The Great Wall brand has always had two key attributes associated with it – that it’s cheap, and that it’s Chinese.

Now there’s a new pick-up from the brand, the Great Wall Steed – it’s still cheap, it’s still Chinese – but we want to know if it’s any good, this time around. So we got our hands on the most expensive Great Wall Steed you can buy, the 4×4 diesel, which is still very much affordable by dual-cab standards, priced at just $29,990 drive-away. That places it cheaper than the cheapest name-brand utes – if you shop around you can get dual-cab diesel versions of the Mitsubishi Triton, Volkswagen Amarok and Nissan Navara, for example, for less than $40,000.

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  1. hhhmmm i own a v240, and swore i would never by another great wall, mainly coz ppl would take the piss outta me for owning one, but 4 yrs later iv spent 20 k buyin the car and nothing else, seriously not 1 cent has gone towards a garage coz somethin has crapped out. so now im looking to buy a 4×4 and iv looked at everything you can buy in aussie, bar the great wall, then just 10 minutes ago it occured to me that i could buy a "crappy omg fuck no" great wall and then use the extra 30 grand iv saved on not buying a "omg its a mainstream" 4×4 and mod the fuck out of it saving myself, prob still 30 grand. thoughts on this idea??

  2. maybe the Foton is a better buy with a better engine but Foton aren't advertising at all.Are they the same Distibutor?
    How does Caradvise compare the two? Foton with Cummins or Great Wall Steed?

  3. The last time i bought chinese truck..i get fuck big time..at that time, they say their product are different than the previous one and the after sales service was much improve..it turn out it was a fuck!..so for those who think that this time they are better..don't act surprise when you get fuck..like me..
    His list comment is what you have to listen..pay 10.000 more but you get something that really give you a peace of mind.

  4. Everytime there's a review on chinese or asian cars, there's alway gonna be a group of xenophobes who needs to write their overgeneralised + hubristic hatefilled comments cowardly fully behind their computer.

  5. ????????? I can't believe people are stupid enough to spend money on this chinese shit. Look at how well their previous "Steeds" held up… they didn't

  6. Lol at all the Chinese militants in all the Chinese car videos telling us western scum to fornicate with our mothers. Its gotta hurt when the whole world thinks your cars and all your goods are steaming piles of shit??‍♂️

    Now, since china doesn't have access to youtube or western media without a proxy, and vpn, i am gonna assume you communist retards are in the west. So should we notify your local governments of how anti west you are? I mean honestly, you can go back to your communist regime, its waiting with open arms. What are you doing here???

  7. I lived in Australia for 18 years and I can tell you that if you buy this ute, you're going to get heckled and verbally abused every time you stop at a red light. And your friends are going to hang shit on you (as they say there) every chance they get.

  8. I bought a Cheap Chinese Piece of Crap V200 Great Wall second hand nice n cheap.. I use it everyday for work.. tow my caravan with it.. It's been a really good ute.. last few years all i've done is put fuel in it and change the oil and filters…yes it's not as good as some more expensive dual cab 4×4's… but if it blows up 2moro who cares! I've had my moneys worth out of it 🙂

  9. I have one of these & just upgraded form my 2011 V240 single cab 4×4!!! And i must say i LOVE IT!! It was my second pic overall on interiors with Hilux being the first!!! but this car has everything & im finding new things about it everyday!! Best thing is i still have 25g to spend how i like!!!

  10. I don’t think there is xenophobia against asian cars. This is still bad. It’s getting better, but still no good. Japanese cars are today more trustable than German cars, which are not bad but they have a non justifiable price compared to the failures they show and they are chosen by people who are either show boats or speeders. The American are now at the 3rd place. I think Chinese cars will be growing in credibility for the next decades and who knows in 30 more years we’ll be buying them as we buy Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi or Nissan.

  11. I have a 2009 Great Wall 240V I bought new. It's been OK with just a few issues. 1, It broke a clutch spring once and it was a slow limp home trying to change gears and 2, it blew a head gasket and it cost almost what it's worth to get the head reconditioned. It struggles to pull a loaded 8×5 trailer up hills. But it has served me well for what I needed it for.
    These new ones look ok and if I wanted more of the same for use I'd consider but I need better towing ability so I'll be looking to a Ford 3.2 Ranger, a Mazda BT50 or a Toyota Hi-Lux SR.

  12. It is a mega classic brand in China becuause of its increcibly durable enginnering design compare to its price, I think the same principle aplies to the inernational version, by which I mean :
    For such aan affrotable price, it is really incredible to get such level of durability and engineering excellency!!!
    If you planned on spending only so much on a pickup and you want the BEST OF THE BEST quality in the world, choose Great Wall, it is really the quality king in the lower price range of a pickup, worldwide!

  13. we brought a Holden Captiva for 47 K leaked dust fit and Finnish problems leather seats are not leather at all. should avoid Korean made cars before Chinese brands in my book

  14. I bought mine brand new in 2013 x200 tdi
    Always serviced on time never spend more than $100 dólars in it I mean I only put fuel in it umm it’s very responsible and won’t to let you down driving in sands

  15. Work was chuffed when they found a Great Wall Turbo Diesel Ute for $4500, not even a year later and literally nobody wants to drive the POS, the thing has been bogged in sand so many times because the Turbo has to think for 5 seconds before it realizes you're mashing your foot on the accelerator. I feel bad for anyone that would take these offroading. Literally the old flogged crapped out 90's 2WD Holden Rodeos and Ford Courier Utes we have are far more capable at offroading than that hunk of junk. People have good reason to hate this crap.

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