wow if your proffessor said that id listen to himbedhead said:Thanks for your imformative response. I took the university's Automotive engineering department head with me to look at the Spark,QQ, QQ06, Suzuki 1.4 and the Xiali N3 1.3 with toyota motor. He seemed to like the Xiali best because of the Motor and told me on all levels the toyota motor should out perform and last the other cars.
I have no heavy usage planned for my car. I dont want to end up broke down on the side of the road. I will be driving in between Foshan and Kaiping 2 times a month and in city traffic around Guangzhou and Foshan. My experience with cars/Trucks has been that Toyota 22R motor has been one of the most reliable motors I have ever owned. How does it compare to the 8A in the Xiali?
It seems so tricky buying mix matched cars here in the price range I am looking.
bedhead said:He is not my Professor. He works at the same university I do. I am listening to him. He sure knows a lot more about chinese cars than I do. I think most of the forum members here know more than I do as well which is why I have asked for your opinions.