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I have asked this question on a number of Forums in my home country and most put the hover last. However I now hate Toyota after my wife's car gave so many problems I had to get rid of it and a second hand Fortunner is a no. I thought of a second hand X Trail but a friend had a lot of problems so now I am down to the Hover SUV or Scorpio Refresh.

Any ideas, I test drove both and actually liked both. The Hover was the first Chinese car I really liked the others (Cherry, Geely,Zotye) I hated like few other cars I have ever driven.
 

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You can get the Hover...for me very good car...I'm form Italy and i own a Hover from february 2009...i had 60000 km with my fantastic Hover and nevere had a problem.
 

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I tested the Scorpio Refresh again today and wasn't too happy second time around. I think I will try the hover again.

Enrico I too spend half the year in Italy, in Vicenza where I have a home. I lived over ten years there.
 

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very well...i'm in Vicenza once a week because of my job...if you are there i wiil show my Hover and let you try....
 

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i had scorpio before and i can compare these two cars, scorpio is hard worker car, especially with really good 4x4, you can drive it anywhere but main problem was big weight of vehicle, over 2t, also he is much smaller then hover, between 4,3, that diesel engine inside also like to spend fuel, if you drive it normaly under 100 km/h it spend between 10l, but all over...15l without problem, hover is always between 10-11 liters of gasoline fuel, but on some open roads you can very easy drive under 9 liters also, and on my car i have LPG sistem on it, you it's much chaper for drive, hover also have very good 4x4 sistem, almost the same like mahindra, but because of modern desing sometimes it's pitty to drive off road with such nice car


from inside, hover is much more comfortable, simply have more space and better seats, especially on rear seats, you can sleep there very easy :), also aerodinamics of hover and sterring sistem is much better, also my hover have abs and airbags, while mahindra didn't have nothing, i don't care about that so much, but sometimes it's good to have, in rear trunk you can put lot of goods in both car

interior of mahindra is very cheap with big buttons, while in hover plastic is little bit hard, i mean on touch, but it's good quality, didn't have any problem with is and nothing broke, also central console in hover is very easy to use, heating sistem, cd sistem and other...all is very easy to use, maybe it will be good that hover also have central computer display, i also drive new model of scorpio and still hover is much better to me, i will not say that mahindra is bad car, all depends what are your needs and expentation of car, if you need good family car with high off road skills and good performance on highway that you can use hover, if you need hard working car that you should pick mahindra
 

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Thank you for all your help and advice. Enrico I have just come back from Italy and won't be back for around six months. I need the car in my "other country" which is South Africa. I have followed all your advice and decided on the Hover. Micodelija your comparison was very helpful.

I have started blogging about the car on a blog I share with a friend but all I get are negative comments. It would be great if you guys could add something positive!! Please help to convince the South African's I am not mad:) To see what I am up against read this guys negative comments

I hope to add updates every three months or so on my experience much like you have done Micodelija.
 

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i just read some comments of this boy and simply can't agree with him, so many idiotic comments about vehicle, my car have over 130.000 km and work good, also he write such bad words about south african importer and by my expiriance they are quite good,one of the best importer of gwm in the world, 20000 km for this car is nothing, 100.000 km for this car is also nothing, i think that you can expect some bigger repairs only with much bigger miles

he write some craps about customer care and safety and many other issues which is really stupid, also i am wodering is he is owner of a car or just have a test ride and write his expiriance on that "what he hear of know or read on the internet"...firstly about safety, hover have very good results in c-ncap and euro-ncap, i got all certificates at home, but anyway...my customer have real expiriance in car where he fall in 50m dig without serius injuries, i also have 3 car accident with my hover and apsolutly never nothing happend to me, so when he will have expiriance in live with this car let then he write about it, hover is 100% safe car

also that gentelman write about spare parts, is he dumb of what? what kind of serius company don't offer spare parts??? i personaly didn't have any problems with spare parts, never, aposluty never

let he firstly buy a hover, drive it for 4-5 years and then write about car, because all of this what he write is his "personal thoughts" and we all know that we all have our personal opinion on every car, but things are quite different when you personaly own and drive a car, i will write good of bad for every car which i had at home

my advice for you...go to the dealerships, try a car, rent it for 7 days or more, pass 1000-2000 km with him and if you were satisfied buy it, if don't go to other showroom and buy other car, how simple is that? :D
 

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I agree with you.

My Hover as 2 years in very rough conditions: African fuel that blocks all vw tuareg in less than a year, salty environment, bad roads, dusty wind....

So far absolutely no problems to report, and the same is also true to the rest of hover, wingles and peris i also sold.

Of course is not the best car in the world, but lets keep in mind how much it cost and that is produced by a new company.

By the way the after sales tech department and spare parts from gwm in China give a 5 star service. I can only praise they're services.
 

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fuel also made so much problems on our market, all CDI or FSI engines have problems here, from April in 2010 all our gas station must offer EURO 5 quality of gasoline, but however this is not good for older cars

i will also now say that hover is best car on the world but when you compare price and quality with that what he offer, by my opinion he is one of the best buys on every market:thumb:
 

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Thank you all for your comments and on the blog. I too get tired of the experts who think they know everything and are so quick to condemn GWM without even driving one. So far GWM in South Africa have been very responsive, better than any company I have ever dealt with including Audi.
 

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BLUEOCEAN said:
Thank you all for your comments and on the blog. I too get tired of the experts who think they know everything and are so quick to condemn GWM without even driving one. So far GWM in South Africa have been very responsive, better than any company I have ever dealt with including Audi.

I'm happy for your choice. My hover now has 60.000 km and still zero problems...i had good off road and expecially the snow and ice never stopped me during this very cold winter. From february 2009, every day i can see the surprise in the face of people i meet along the road, the ammiration and positive judgements for the very good price/quality ratio.

For Mico...will you go to Beijin this year?

Up GWM
 

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hello enrico

yes, hover have really good skils against other suv's during winter, as you say...winter can't stop you, for bejing auto show, yes I have plan to visit the show, i already got invitation letter from GWM
 
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