The Geely LC hatch as pre owned cars for salePosted by Eduan Van Rooyen on Feb 7, 2013 in Used cars for sale | Comments Off
Super cute and very affordable as new or pre owned cars for sale. The motto: life is cool in a Geely. By the looks of it, the gutsy little LC hatch might just be a breeze to own.
Available trims: the GS, GL and GT.
This vehicle is an ideal student or first car, or for anyone who wants to zip around town looking positively fly. You will be surprised at how much bang you will get for your buck – the standard features won’t leave you wanting.
Vehicletraders.co.za says that the Geely LC stands for “quality and dynamic ingenuity”.
The Chinese brand might make South African buyers a little skittish as Geely isn’t really a household name yet. But that is no excuse for not giving this huggable automobile a chance to prove itself.
Specifications for the Geely LC hatch as pre owned cars for sale:
Displacement (cc): 1.3L
Max. Output (kW/rpm): 63/6000
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm): 110/5200
Type: L4, DOHC, 16V
Vehicle Dimensions (L*W*H) (mm): 3598*1630*1465
Wheel Base (mm): 2340
Fuel Tank Capacity (L): 35L
Steering System: Rack & Pinion
Gearbox: 5 Speed M/T
Tyres: 165/60 R14
Brake System: Front disc/Rear drum
Wheel Drive Method: FF
Suspension System: Front Macpherson/Rear Hybrid Link
Adjustable Steering Wheel
Electric Front/Rear Windows
Remote Central Locking
Electric Side Mirrors
Safety ABS + EBD
Third Brake Light
Rear Door Childlocks
Top Speed: 140 km/h
Rideanddrive.co.za gave the LC a thumbs up for excellent pricing, loads of interior equipment, and safety. But they disliked the fact that the engine lacks grunt and they felt the gearshift was sloppy.
How cool is the Geely LC hatch as pre owned cars for sale?
According to carmag.co.za, its five-speed manual gearbox offers surprisingly secure throws, which is a relief because the cogs need to be swopped often in conjunction with an eager throttle pedal application to keep up momentum or execute overtaking manoeuvres.
They tested the speed factor and concluded a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in just under 15 seconds and average stopping time of 3.18 seconds from 100 to 0 km/h.
Some reviewers felt that the seats could do with more padding and said that the steering wheel, although height adjustable, was placed quite low for taller drivers.
Should you consider the Geely LC hatch as pre owned cars for sale?
I leave you with this remark from autoindustriya.com: “By far, the Geely LC has to be the best car I have driven to come out of China.”