• Mar 29, 2011
A man in Shenyang, China was reportedly so frustrated with his 2010 Land Rover Range Rover breaking down that he towed it back to the dealer and asked for a full refund. To add a little insult to his heady request, the spurned owner towed the stricken SUV with a pair of donkeys.

Apparently the guy paid ¥2 million (about $304,000) for the English SUV in 2010. Since the purchase, the car reportedly broke down six times and eventually needed a new engine. When it died a seventh time, the owner was apparently at wit's end. The stunt managed to hammer the point home in a much less destructive manner than a certain Lamborghini owner recently chose. According to Asian auto news outlet TheTycho, the doubtlessly dumbfounded dealer refused to give the customer a refund.

[Source: TheTycho]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      i bet a hyundai wouldnt break down 7 times in one year haha. btw nice donkeys :)
        • 3 Years Ago
        Why Hyundai? Hyundai is not chinese automaker...Dumb...
        • 3 Years Ago
        I like this a lot better than the Lambo-smashing.


        Now I don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but could this be a govt campaign against foreign imports??? I mean the Roller is unreliable, but a 2010 model breaking down 7 times and needing a new motor??? kmon.
        • 3 Years Ago
        If Hyundais break down 7 times a year, I'm afraid of what my 2010 Kia Forte EX might do! I've had it for eight months now and no problems - it must be waiting to have a massive, huge problem all at once!!!11111

        Sigh.
        • 3 Years Ago
        JOHN H.

        hahaha yep i had a family friend who bought one and the engine literally exploded within a year.

        That being said a lot of people still trash Hyundai even though they make one hell of a car now and theyre affordable for most families.

        RRs are the worst my cousin had one and he refused to get rid of it even though it never worked. He even missed the birth of his daughter because it broke down en route to the hospital.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jaazani: You are aware that the original Hyundai Excel didn't excel at all in build quality or reliability, right?

        Or, as they used to put it: Hope You Understand Nothing's Driveable And Inexpensive.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Nice asses.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm enjoying these demonstrations of poor automotive quality by the Chinese.

      There was that Ferrari (or was it a Lambo) that was getting trashed the other week. Now this Range Rover. What's next?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Indeed. These Chinese displays are *far* more creative than the typical American or European rant.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Haz It was Lambo, So they complain about Italian and British Craftsmanship I bet they already used to German and American made cars cuz VW and Buick already established a solid brand name there.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Lamborghini is not Italian. It lost its soul when the Germans bought the company. It's now just a cold machine. Teutonic efficiency and reliability? My as...donkey! Ha!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like China needs lemon laws. $304K is a hell of a lot of money for a donkey cart.

      Admittedly, 304K is a lot for a Range, but you have to remember that the taxes are probably a big percentage of that price. The total tax burden for foreign goods in China can be extremely high (VAT of 17% , a vehicle tax of 34.2%, a consumption tax of up to 10% AND 35% duty for imports). On the other hand, these taxes allow the Chinese government to have the money to purchase US debt instruments. We have to remember that wealthy Americans are very lucky compared with their colleagues in the rest of the world. Because taxes are so low (or in some cases, non-existent), they get to purchase their luxury products at some of the lowest prices in the world. No wonder the US has budget issues.
      • 3 Years Ago
      what an indian brand!
      d. haskell
      • 3 Years Ago
      The "Rover" is probably another Chinese knock-off! (They steal and copy everything else!!)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Buy a domestic Chinese car, dude.. i bet they are more reliable, lol
      • 3 Years Ago
      Two donkey power. 2DP
        • 3 Years Ago
        I think it is brake donkey power... bdp ... not to the wheels.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can relate.... My Rover spent more time in the shop than on the road...A real piece of S$^#. Never again. New engine...Head Gaskets....Air pump..... one thing after another...A real headache....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe high end automakers like RR and Lambo are exacting revenge upon Chinese cars that try to rip off their cars and are horrible in every way by being @$$holes and selling rich Chinese people their factory rejects with no customer service. Unfortunately, this might result in more Chinese businessmen getting mad and making their own knockoff versions to swindle people of their money in exchange for carbon copy looks of a real car and 10% of the safety and engineering, for 90% the cost.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ralph Nader has already booked a flight over there.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry, meant to type pull.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Donkey wins!
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