Chinese automobiles in DR - Run away or good alternative?

JD Jones

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what does it cost?
I've only seen one here and it is used by the head of the police.

I searched for them online and apparently, they're around 65K new. 1/4 of what the real McCoy costs.
 

Auryn

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Someone I know bought a beautiful brand new Changan SUV. Got hit by a moto and has been waiting for 5 months to get it back. It’s in Santo Domingo.
 

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Someone I know bought a beautiful brand new Changan SUV. Got hit by a moto and has been waiting for 5 months to get it back. It’s in Santo Domingo.
That's also one of the doubts I have. Better a good (US) brand with sufficient knowledge and parts.
Thx for the info.
 

JD Jones

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Nothing wrong with a Lexus. Remember it's a Prado when you search for parts. I just bought a windshield wiper motor for my Prado. It was $65 dollars. The same motor for a Lexus is $229 ;)
 
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JD Jones

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The Beijing Auto BJ80 (Chinese: 北京BJ80) is a mid-size four-wheel drive luxury SUV manufactured by BAIC Motor starting in November 2016 under Beijing Auto Works (BAW), a subsidiary of Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC).[2]

The vehicle is currently being marketed with a price from 288,000 yuan to 298,000 yuan ($42,600-44,000).[
Old Info.

On June 18, 2020, BAIC unveiled the 2020 model with a new 3.0 V6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission.[35] It retails at 350,000 yuan.
I'll take mine with the Cummins diesel, thank you.

And not to be undone, but Innoson (Nigeria) also makes a G Wagon clone called the G80
 
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JD Jones

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By the way, here's a new G-wagon for sale here:
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"Only" an eye-watering $430,000.00 dollars.
 

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By the way, here's a new G-wagon for sale here:
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"Only" an eye-watering $430,000.00 dollars.
So more than double than it would sell in the US for?
 

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By the way, here's a new G-wagon for sale here:
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"Only" an eye-watering $430,000.00 dollars.
I will have this one, half the price, more elegant.

 
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JD Jones

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So more than double than it would sell in the US for?

Yep. Crazy expensive. There's nothing special about them so I think it's just a pure profit center for MB, and then add taxes here and that's what you get. This one is an AMG which is more expensive than the standard model.
If you go for standard, they're much less but still stupid expensive.
 

chico bill

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I will have this one, half the price, more elegant.

Anyone who would pay $430,000 dollars for any vehicle must have won the lottery and has no sense of value of money.
That same vehicle will dent and crumple like the rest of them. And it still only gets you to point A & B like the Lexus for example but with less comfort.
Buy a nice villa instead - it will still be there when the Mercedes is in the scrap yard