What, where and how are we looking?
What is good about the X60 is the lack of the need to look for cars with successful engines and gearboxes: there is one box and one motor. True, after the restyling of 2015, cars with variators appeared, but they cost thousands from five hundred. We assume that such we can not afford. But dorestaylingovye cars 2013-2014 year – our option. Assessment service tells us to prepare 390-420 thousand rubles. We will look at those that are cheaper, and even raise the bar to the conditional 450 thousand, which should be enough for quite decent dorest.
In general, the engine Lifan LFB479Q, obtained by a small alteration of toyotovskogo 1ZZ-FE, is not so bad. Thousands to 150 kilometers, he behaves quite well, although with a mileage of 100 thousand kilometers you can already begin to listen to the circuit. At the same age (about 150 thousand km), oil consumption can slightly increase, which is “cured” by replacing piston rings and oil scraps. Continue reading
They say that if you see something that looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then this is a duck. But if something like the Mini flashes in the traffic, this does not mean that you actually saw the car of the famous British brand. It is possible that you caught a “Chinese” mimicking him by the name of Lifan Smily.
The Smily compact hatchback, belonging to the A segment, was first shown at the 2008 Beijing Motor Show. However, then he was called (and is still called) Lifan 320, and the name Smily was assigned to the model exclusively for the Russian market.
When someone says that Smily is a clone or a copy of Mini, this is at least not true. The car is really made with a big eye on the iconic minicar, but it is rather a “variation on the theme” than direct copying. Continue reading