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Chinese Automobiles: Lifan - New Chinese Car Brand In Nigeria, How Safe?

Chinese Automobiles - beware of them, they may be ridiculously cheap, but safety and quality is not in the Chinese dictionary for now. they are looking for big ignorant market like Nigeria

Beware of Chinese brand new cars that are flooding our markets, They are death traps, check this picture. , can you imagine that the Air bags did not go off!

The road safety official who was part of the rescue team said it was amazing that with the impact of the accident and that the car somersaulted into the bush and the air bags did not go off.

This car was barely one month old, according to police report, the owner complained that the steering was swerving on its own accord just less than 2wks of purchase. The brand new car was returned and worked on, only for the car to had an accident as the old problem resurfaced.

According to eye witness - the occupants in the car, the car swerve on its own, on three occasion before the accident, the road was smooth, no collision with any car, it just swerve uncontrollably and crash into a big ditch, all the occupants sustaining various degrees of injuries. One of the occupant is currently receiving treatment at igbobi with fracture arms and legs.

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@Ivvie

You still have not answered the issues I raised. You just went on and on but at the end what?? I will have you know that the CHERY QQ is a clone of one of GM's best selling small cars (Daewoo Matiz) but I am sure you knew that already, and I can also dig out videos from youtube for the Smart and other small cars to show you how "fragile" they are.

Meanwhile, can you explain to me how a good car maker will build a car so inferior that a knock from a minivan will cause it to cut into two and even go so far as to actually remove the axle altogether.

Let the pictures speak for themselves. One thing I can tell you is that it is not a chinese car!!

Meanwhile, the last picture is of the boot section of the car, which was completely severed!

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With My general experience on Chinese products, I'll support Dimmeji, I consider most Chinese products to be inferior, Just check the issues of Chinese Generators, phones, computers, flash disks, etc, u can never enjoy them for up to a year. All they do is mass production without a particular attention to what they produce.

I rather spend more and get better quality!

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I met a man with a Lifan car on Saturday at Anthony village. (the lifan car not different from hydai accent in design even better). we got talking, you just got to hear him. He is a an ederly driver for a logistic company in that same vicinity. He was full of woes on this same lifan car. According to him, they have gotten 2 Lifan cars from one emel motors at ijora December last year. The 2 cars were full of problems, from kick starter to the cooling system. they had to return one and even the replacement HAD ALIGNMENT PROBLEM WHEN YOU APPROACH 100km!!!!

we got talking and he mentioned how they were approached by a man who bought a lifan car and warn them about speeding with the car above 100km. He hinted me that the man lifan case ( i guess the same shown above) is handled presently by Gani chambers as the owner has taken them to court. The owner he said has accosted them sometimes last march, came to their office to warn them about speeding with the car. he offer to take me to Gani chambers, though they gave no details but confirm that they have such brief.

So with this suit and the post by sultaan , a word is enough for the wise, AVOID CHINESE CAR FOR NOW UNTIL THEY FINISHED THEIR GUINEA PIG TESTING ON IGNORANT PEOPLE THAT BUYS CHEAP POOR QUALITY PRODUCTS, agree partially with fotodaddy to the extent of avoiding cheap n poor quality Chinese car

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Made in china!!!, most electronics and cars have chinese inputs,the chinese actually know what they are doin and they can come up with cars as good as the mercedes if they want to. What usually happens is that our fellow nigerians go there and assure them that if they manufacture this particular substandard car it is going to be accepted in nigeria, in my opinion, its our businessmen that convince them that if they drop the quality and price they'll hav thousand of sales in nigeria.

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even chinese phones are not completely properly made. rings like what has lost its tweeters. now, you expect a car from them to be top-knotch? remember, a nigerian man somewhere has bought land(s), built a house(s) and invested big time from the Lifan contract. so even if the seat itself has an airbag that doesn't come out when necessary, nobody is bothered because nigerians on the world map are seen with almost no choice/standard.

the patient at igbobi, i pray he comes out complete.

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at all who r angainst fotodaddy

u guys dont understand d angle he is coming from,

he said lifan has poor design, but that does not mean ALL CHINESE CARS ARE BAD,

hope u guys understand .

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From all accounts, not safe at all.

As deadly as generalized cancer.

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i want fotodaddy to be careful of his remarks. a lot of us have been following your posts and have regard for your indepth of cars. you should have done the simple search as suggested by deemeji.

i did it and was suprise the way information pass through our nose and we do not use it. you should champion what deemeji is doing. it is your trade and you have the moral justification to protect it. Lifan should be ban from Nigeria. go to the net and see what i mean. the lifan brand sold in Nigeria is not sold in china!!! in fact it is the same one that failed the crash and safety test in US and Germany that they are shiping here, they dismantle the plant and site it in ethopia where they know they do not have these sophisticated testing equipment

they site the plant in ethopia where they will be shipping these death cars to naija. if now anybody with it , just tell them not to do more than 100km per hr.

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na waoh! say person comes out of this wreckage alive? Lifan you say abi, typical of the chinese good design and packaging,

alex akinyele son was not that lucky. The jeep model from the same manufacturer. Serious factory defect was also the complaint. i think one should give deeji kudos for that info. i went to do a simple search as he said, the cars from this chinese manufacturer were rejected in america. do you know that they are not even sold in china, i mean the particular model they dump in nigeria!!

people are cruel! i met one of their reseler salesman from emel motors, run by indians. their conclusions and side of their story were terrible. their arguement, that was how toyota and even of recent kia were killing people b4 they became toast of the people, u can see how people are mean.

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I said it earlier or implied it in my title that one should avoid concept cheap and affordable at the expense of quality. i am not prejudiced against Lifan , just presentation of facts. i sent this also to china car forum so they that they will know we know and change their mentality towards us as ignorant people.

I am trying to get as many people enlightened of the need to seek and demand for quality. for instance i expect the road safety commission to have equipment to test brand new cars into this country. they are suppose to be agents SON will refer to in ascertaining the quality of these cars.

I became interested in this matter, weeks before i stumble on this accident car at Ogere, when a colleague told me that the brochure and manual that comes with the Lifan car is different from the physical features of the car. when we pointed this to the sales man, he told us that was why they are cheap! add one and one together, they must have been dumped here! only for me to see the same car without collision, or overspeeding 100km! and see the wreakage.

if we do not speak out, they will continue, any of our ignorant brothers and sisters who do not have the enlightenment tool like us could fall for this deadly decoy anytime.

do u also know that this steering problem do not manifest until you approch a speed of 100km! some people with the car including the driver of the dealer attested to this fact.

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fotodady

try and be objective! but is useless to preach objectivity to you, since you said you support lifan. let us presents facts and objective views. do a simple search on google and you tube videos with this search terms and report back to this forum. " lifan failed crash test'' you will see scores of failed chinese cars crash tests with lifan topping the list.

we should use this forum to promote objectivity.agree u may be selling chinese cars, but be objective. like i said i could not speak with them for their lawyer forbade them. it could be you or your relative tommorow.

did you know that lifan was rejected in america and germany because of failed crash test. it was november that it passed crash test in russia and it was another brand sedan lifan not the lifan 500 series scraps they send to nigeria. why did lifan went to site their plant in ethopia for producing these lifan 500 series? do they have crash tests facilities there?

visit www.chinacarforums.com for details.

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What is the name of the brand?

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take a look yourself whenever you are at ogere. From the police reports gathered, the owner has taken them to court and 4 Chinese engineers were arround the day i took this pictures. Gani chambers are involved in case. unfortunately i could not talk with them that day as the lawyer forbade them to speak to us. i was able to speak with one of the occupant- the accident victim who came to give their statement at the police station that day.

the driver of the dealer who was driving the GM or the sales manager who were there that day complain about the steering wheel of the car and that it was experience that he use in driving!

This is Nigeria, according to the road safety official, that was not the first, but this particular one is the most tragic they ve witness.

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wat they should incorporate also is side curtain impact airbags, it would have helped in this case, suppose d front aint bad

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