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Outstanding Haval and GWM warranty claim rate

By Graeme Lund - Apr 16, 2019
Outstanding Haval and GWM warranty claim rate

Haval and GWM bakkies offer quality and reliability

Port Elizabeth - Great Wall Motors (GWM) and their premium range, Haval, are relative new comers to the motor industry in South Africa. Despite their youth, they have received outstanding reviews by almost all motoring journalists and by consumers.

I have test driven each of the Havals on offer in South Africa and I can report that they are superior to almost every competitor in their class. Not only do they produce fantastic vehicles but the retail price of the Havals is significantly lower than those of its competitors.

GWM bakkies are the least expensive single and double cab bakkies in the country. They have proven reliability and are solidly built.

Frikkie Venter, Dealer Principle at GWM and Haval in Port Elizabeth, says that their sales have steadily increased since their opening over 18 months ago to the point where they are now selling as many vehicles a month as the more well know dealerships in town.

Frikkie was previously the dealer principle at another dealership selling well known and trusted vehicle brands.

If you are in the market for a new vehicle then I challenge you to test drive a Haval and do an objective comparison with any other vehicle in your price range.

Haval and GWM Port Elizabeth offer excellent service

I have no doubt that you will find the Haval superior. There are perhaps only two considerations that you will now have. Trade in value and warranty claims.

Both are a very good indication of the quality and reliability of the GWM bakkies and Haval construction – quality that may not at first be noticeable.

I thus asked Frikkie about both of these.

“In the past 18 months the number of warranty claims that we have had for these vehicles has been incredibly low. In fact they are the lowest that I have ever experienced for any make of motor vehicle that I have worked with,” says Frikkie.

“We haven’t had too many Haval trade-ins. Part of the reason is that we have only been selling the vehicles for a year and a half. However this does tell us that customers enjoy their Haval and have not wanted to change. The few previously owned cars that we have traded have sold as fast as the new vehicles at a price close to the value of the new vehicle."

To test drive a Haval or a GWM call 041 402 9000 or visit the dealership at 770 Govan Mbeki Ave, North End, Port Elizabeth. You can also follow them on Facebook HERE.

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