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Road Test - Chery T11 2.0 (A)
01 Dec 2009  |  Chery Reviews
Looking for an affordable SUV that does more than just look the part? The badge adorning the hood might turn some away but a test drive will definitely make a T11 fan out of you. Read More
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   Consumer Reviews of Chery T11
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OVERALL RATING
 
17 Reviewers
3 out of 5
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Comfort
3/5 Reliability
2.5/5
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Handling
3/5 Features
3/5
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Exterior Styling
3/5 Interior Design
2/5
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Value for money
3.5/5 Engine Performance
2.5/5
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12 out of 17 (70.6%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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Value for money if you take good care of the car
Premium Uservu_tek 
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 17 Feb 2014
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 3/5
Handling 4/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 3/5

Review
I own a second hand T11 2.0 manual. I would say the car is surprising, very fuel economical and has a nice looking exterior and the best part, it is cheap. If you intend to transport goods, this may even be better off than getting a commercial van since COE is sky high nowadays and there is at least still some scrap value for this car.

For better power, definitely advisable to get the 2.0 instead of 1.6 version. But you have to take into consideration that with a higher cc, your road tax and insurance will be more expensive as well.

Interior: As always, what you pay is what you get. You cant expect posh interior for such a cheap car and use it to compared with other SUV brands. Interior is definitely more plastic looking with rougher workmanships as compared to other car bands. All interiors are standard gray in colour so you can't choose. But at least, the seats are comfortable and they are semi leather made. There are child lock system (good for family with small kids), side mirrors controller switch, alarm system, cool sun roof and a 6 CD exchanger at the bottom of the driver seat. Spacious foldable back seats and large compartment boot.

Engine Performance: Despite owning a 1971 cc engine, the pick up for gear one and two is rather slow. At higher gears, it goes smoother and better. I can still bear with this as long as it can ferry me from point A to B safely. Nevertheless, for T11, owners must check the clutch from time to time as the seal pump may leak due to wear and tear. Do send for regular servicing and change the seal when advised to. This ensures a safe drive in the long term. Quite noisy engine but you can resolve this noise by doing aftermarket sound proofing wraps.

Exterior: I love the exterior. There are front fog lamps and even rear fog lamps! There is a spare tire at the rear. It looks like a facelift Rav4 and Vitara from the back. Paint coating may be a little thin but nevertheless, if you drive and park carefully, wash/polish regularly , the paint work shouldn't be a problem.

Handling: You have to change the tires as the stock tires are not very good. A good brand tires make the driving and handling experience a whole lot better and safer. Cornering is good. However, for this model, you have to press the break pedal harder if you wish to break on time.

Overall, I am happy with this T11 and for the price I paid.

What I like
Definitely scored in terms of fuel efficiency, about 12km/L
Very cheap!
The nice exterior (I removed the logos though.. avoid unnecessary stereotype of china cars)
Good handling
Features are ample considering the price I paid
Fog lamps
Spacious and comfortable seats
Air-con is powerful
Soft clutch
Sound and speakers are acceptable
Customer service in Vertex has improved tremendously as compared to the past. I can usually get back my car within the same day for servicing. Again you cant expect business class kind of service and attitude. After all, this is a low end brand. We paid so cheap for the car, what can we expect right? Usually served by a very good and helpful mechanic by the name of Ah Huat. He even educated me what to look out for in terms of personal maintenance check for the car.

If you wish to repair at outside mechanic shops, you can go to level 2 to purchase the spare parts yourself. But I will still prefer to give business to the dealer even though it is more expensive, because they know Chery cars much better than outside workshops and we should also show some support and give them some business to avoid company losses. By then, we probably cant buy ready parts. Isn't that worst? If you get what I mean. (Just a presumption not a fact).

For buyers who wish to buy a second hand T11, advisable to send for mechanic or STA checks beforehand. Get the necessary problems rectified before committing the buy.

What I do not like
Cheap car means higher chance of wear and tear. So quality of parts cannot last as long as compared to other Japanese or Continental brands. Will need to send for regular 6 months maintenance and checks to avoid possible break downs.

Engine pick up is slow at low gears and is quite noisy but it is due to the poor sound proofing of the interior.

The gear knob is not so comfortable to hold.

Overall Rating  
Budget copycat car with limitations.....
 |  2nd Gear |
 30 Oct 2011
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
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Comfort 2/5 Reliability 3/5
Handling 3/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 1/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 2/5

Review
For those who wish to own a vehicle and yet can afford the monthly installment, one can look into the Chery models offered in Vetex. The J3 and the T11 are currently the more affordable choices. The rest of the chery models, except for the MPV.....not really wish to have it.
Despite models coming with manual (except 2.0A), the reliability of the T11 is never a major problem. Not for those who expect much, the FWD SUV provides just above the minimum of all specs.
This review aims at the model of Chery 1.6M. Exterior - As stated in the main review, all 3 models of T11 are of similar dimension of body, wheels, etc. A major copycat of the RAV4, a little front of the terios, a little side of Grand Vitara and......Volia, we have the T11.
Performance, engine - Really slow pick up, coupled with the need to change gears, a typical Nissian Cabstar can easily out sprint the T11. One must consider the purpose of purchasing such vehicle......its not for speed. Now to gears, 1st gear no issue, (till 20km/hr), 2nd gear poses a slight issue. The ratio is a bit high to the 3rd gear thus one must depress the half-clutch position a bit longer than usual. Upon slight depression of accelerator on 2nd gear while moving, the T11 will jerk massively...until you depress the clutch slightly...Interestingly, this car handles well at 100km/hr and above. Personally top speed travel is 120km/hr...no vibration..no loose control
Noise - OMG on this part. It is especially loud in the cabin as well as outside. One had to do soundproofing to reduce the noise. The tires are not of good qualities.... preferably get it change before 20000km.
Interior - Plastic, plastic and more plastic. Though expectation is not high....the sound of plastic crackling while travelling is annoying. One must not forget that the plastic can crack easily...leather seats and steering wheel but the colour of the entire interior is really disappointing and posed a negative aura.....
Agent - Vertex charges high for its servicing and unfortunately, the work qualities does not match the high prices. Little communication occurs among the customers and the service staff. One had to be spontaneous to ask questions about the servicing periods.
Overall - Think twice before you get a MIC car. Think twice on the expectations you expect.....if you are not a fussy car owner, the T11 might bit a good choice for you..........

What I like
Couple of things that i like over my previous Subaru 1.6Ts

- Sunroof (though there is a ee ee sound)
- Good handling at high speed
- Comfy seats
- Good sound system
- Large amount of space for barang barang
- Soft clutch (My preference)
- Affordability
- Good petrol consumption (even better when i did something to it)
- Front and rear fog lamps
- 1000 dollars workshop credit
- Quite a number of RAV4 parts can fit into T11
- Provide a sense owning a rare car...not much of T11 is on the road....i think there is only 15 or less T11 registered..

There should be more if i am not wrong

What I do not like
The things i hate (not dislike) about this vehicle

- Dull and cemetery like interior
- The head unit is difficult to use and it looks ugly
- Too many plastic within the vehicle and static sound is prominent (install protable humidifier to solve it)
- MIC tires (GT radial Campiro). It produces loud noise when travelling.
- Poor engine performance (slow pick up, sluggish 2nd gear performance)
- No sound insulation at all.....
- Headlight design a bit too retro (personal)
- Low quality of steel used in the vehicle (wonder they pass any safety test)
- Low quality of shock absorbers
- Screws and nuts in engine compartment get rusted very fast (applied WD40 or anti-rust coat to prevent rust from happening)
- Somehow psychological though, there is a sickening vision of a Ah tiong sitting in my car during production...
- Poor service from Vertex, lousy quality works

I believe that there are more things that i do not like but yet to discover....

Overall Rating  
If you can, pls don't buy MIC cars
 |  Neutral Newbie |
 24 Jan 2011
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
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Comfort 2/5 Reliability 1/5
Handling 2/5 Features 1/5
Exterior Styling 1/5 Interior Design 1/5
Value for money 2/5 Engine Performance 1/5

Review
Had the car for almost 2 and half yrs. The more i drove it, the more i regret it. Tons of defects... rusty spark plugs on the first day of collect, exhaust bracket crack (a few times), rear door can't closed properly, rear lights constantly breaks down, air-con flap defective (those "good' ppls from vertex used masking tape to hold it!!), noises of loose gears when driving. Sluggish power from moved off. The servicing at Vertex is super long & slow & expensive.
Recently got into a 'light' bang with another small car and i got problem engaged my gears!!, and I'm driving a SUV!!! Lol

What I like
1. Spaces
2. Cheap and Big
3. lots of servicing center in JB

What I do not like
Almost everything!!!

Overall Rating  
AHH!!!
 |  2nd Gear |
 09 Sep 2010
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
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Comfort 1/5 Reliability 1/5
Handling 1/5 Features 1/5
Exterior Styling 2/5 Interior Design 1/5
Value for money 2/5 Engine Performance 1/5

Review
YUCK!
Okay, I was wrong. The worst car I've ever owned.
That junk's now worth $80k++!!! You should have a death wish if you're buying the car now. Please get your insurance if you still insist... Even a baby's kick can make a dent on the body!

What I like
Nothing

What I do not like
Everything

Overall Rating  
Affordable SUV to own.
 |  1st Gear |
 09 Jul 2010
Would you recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
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Comfort 3/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 4/5

Review
I went to Chery Centre @ Ubi yesterday and tested 2 models, A3 Sedan-Manual + T11 1.6Manual + T11 2.0Manual and T11 2.0 Auto.
I very much like the T11 2.0 Auto as it felt much more reliable than the 1.6Manual.
But lots of improvement needed for Chery on the SUV segment.

What I like
Cheap.
Nice exterior shape.

What I do not like
Quality and material used for the internal (Cabin), felt cheap.
No 4wd only FWD.

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