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[Interview with the owner of YesAuto] Dongfeng Fengshen A60 is a compact car for the household market. After the 2.0L model was launched on the market in March 2012, the 1.6L model was launched again in September of the same year to enrich the product line. Relying on the “inseparable” relationship with the old Nissan Sylphy, the Fengshen A60 has a good reputation among the compact autonomous models. Today, we invited three owners of Fengshen A60 and let them chat with everyone about their own car experience.

● Mr. Zhang

Aeolus A60 2012 2.0L CVT Technology

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Manufacturer's guide price

12.88 million

The 31-year-old Mr. Zhang is engaged in the financial industry. With 7 years of driving experience, he is a loyal supporter of his own brand. I bought this Fengshen A60 2012 2.0L CVT technology in November 2012, and it has traveled nearly 10,000 kilometers so far. Let’s listen to how he evaluates the car. Welcome everyone and Mr. Zhang at the car home Fengshen A60. Forum for exchanges.

■ About buying a car

Mr. Zhang’s last car was a Chery A3. As the family plans to import the family after marriage, the family is becoming more and more dissatisfied with the performance of the Chery A3 space that has been driving for three years, so there is a plan to change the car. During the car selection process, Mr. Zhang's lover also considered many joint venture models, such as sedan models such as Langdong, Focus and Mazda 3, but they were rejected by Mr. Zhang because of the small space. In addition, the irrational car smashing incident in some cities last year also made family members worried about Japanese cars.

By coincidence, there is a Fengshen 4S store near Mr. Zhang's home. When visiting the store to see a car, the Dongfeng Fengshen A60 from Nissan's old Sylphy technology came into Mr. Zhang's sight. Appropriate price, mature engine technology and excellent performance also allowed Mr. Zhang to successfully convince his family. In the end, Mr. Zhang offered a cash discount of 6,000 yuan, and the 4S shop provided additional engine guards, chassis armor, and full-vehicle film to purchase the mid-range 2.0L CVT technology.

■ About car

What are you satisfied with?

The space and comfort of the Fengshen A60 inherited the advantages of Lao Xuan Yi, and the back row would not be too crowded even with three adult men. In terms of configuration, the 2.0L CVT technology model of the mid-range model has been equipped with keyless start, cruise control, and reversing imaging functions. The rearview mirror automatically tilts when reversing, and the power seat can record the different position settings of the two car keys. Such a user-friendly setting is also more considerate and practical, and Mr. Zhang expressed his satisfaction.

What are you dissatisfied with?

Similar to many Aeolus A60 owners’ evaluations of the average appearance, Mr. Zhang feels uncoordinated for the higher and narrower body size of the Aeolus A60, and the original Wanli tires are also noisy. In terms of after-sales service, Mr. Zhang complained. First of all, due to the limited number of Fengshen 4S stores, car owners who go to the store for maintenance on weekends or holidays are often overcrowded, and ordinary maintenance has to wait for several hours; in addition, 4S store service personnel often ” “Flicker” Mr. Zhang does additional maintenance items to clean the throttle, clean the oil circuit and even replace the spark plug. Such “enthusiastic service” makes Mr. Zhang who has more research on the car very annoyed. If you change to a car owner who does not understand the car, it may cost A lot of wronged money.

● Summary

Regarding the performance of the Aeolus A60, Mr. Zhang said that he can be quite satisfied. The Aeolus A60 has met expectations when buying a car in terms of power performance, fuel consumption, and space comfort. Mr. Zhang, who initially opposed the purchase of its own brand, also praised the Aeolus A60. Only in terms of after-sales service, Mr. Zhang was dissatisfied with the lack of service outlets and the unprofessional or even irresponsible performance of the staff. This still requires manufacturers to further expand channels and improve the management of 4S stores.

● Mr. Xiu

Fengshen A60 2012 1.6L automatic distinguished type

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Manufacturer's guide price

10.58 million

Mr. Xiu, 27 years old this year, runs his own fruit business. As he often needs to travel between Beijing (business)-Chengde (daughter-in-law's house)-Tangshan (own house), he bought Fengshen A60 2012 1.6L in October last year. The automatic distinguished model has traveled 23,000 kilometers.

■ About buying a car

Mr. Xiu’s car purchase process is quite special. This Fengshen A60 was the dowry of his wife’s family when she got married last year, so in the car selection process, the opinions of the wife’s family accounted for the dominant factor. The young Mr. Xiu himself prefers compact sports cars such as Carnival and POLO, but his family finally chose Fengshen A60 2012 1.6L automatic distinguished model from the practical and cost-effective considerations, with a cash discount of 6,000 yuan when buying the car.

■ About car

Since he runs a fruit business and often needs to deliver to customers, Mr. Xiu is satisfied with the trunk space of the Fengshen A60, but the rear seats of the Fengshen A60 cannot be put down, and there is almost no expansion capacity in the car. This is hoped for the follow-up products of Fengshen Can be improved. In terms of driving, Mr. Xiu, who has a gentle driving style, often feels that the 1.6L displacement power is weak, and the 4-speed automatic transmission has acceptable shifting smoothness. Mr. Xiu has no complaints about this.

● Summary

As the only 1.6L displacement model in this Fengshen A60 owner interview, Mr. Xiu is also satisfied with the overall score of the Fengshen A60. Although the car was not bought according to Mr. Xiu's ideas, the ride space, comfort and fuel consumption of the Fengshen A60 all gave Mr. Xiu a good impression during the past year of use.

● Mr. Chen

Aeolus A60 2012 2.0L CVT Premium Type

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Manufacturer's guide price

13.98 million

Engaged in the automotive service industry, this year 28-year-old Mr. Chen knows cars very well. With 2 years of driving experience, he bought the 2012 Fengshen A60 2.0L CVT premium model in May 2012, and has already driven more than 23,000 kilometers.

■ About buying a car

Mr. Chen's car purchase plan was initially aimed at the German Volkswagen Golf 6 and the new Sagitar. Unfortunately, in further inquiry, the dealers could not bear the price increase and finally gave up the choice. As an alternative, the Fengshen A60 was chosen to value his old Xuanyi's foundation. Coupled with the right price and sufficient quantity, Mr. Chen obviously has not little research on the Fengshen A60. In the end, through a 4S shop friend, at a discount of 11,000 yuan in cash, he bought this top-of-the-line Fengshen A60 2.0 CVT premium model.

■ About car

What are you satisfied with?

Everyone has different preferences for the appearance of the vehicle. Unlike Mr. Zhang's opinion, Mr. Chen expressed satisfaction with the appearance of the Fengshen A60. He believed that the front face design is magnificent, and the side lines and tail are also very beautiful. The performance of 2.0L CVT in terms of power and fuel consumption is also what Mr. Chen is more satisfied with. The power is sufficient for daily driving/overtaking, and the fuel consumption for high-speed cruising is about 7L/100km. The average speed of commuting during peak hours in Beijing is less than 20km/h, and fuel consumption per 100 kilometers. The average is about 10L.

What are you dissatisfied with?

As a top-fit model, Fengshen A60 is only equipped with 195/60 R16 Wanli tires. The tire size is relatively narrow and the tire noise is relatively high. It does not take good care of top-fitting owners. Moreover, the lack of air outlets in the rear row is also a pity for the Aeolus A60, which is known for its comfort. If improvements can be made in these two aspects, I believe that the sense of quality of the Aeolus A60 can be improved a lot.

● Summary

Mr. Chen's overall evaluation of the Fengshen A60 is the highest among the three owners. Except for the tire size and the lack of rear exhaust outlet wind, he is very satisfied with other performance. Regarding the maintenance problems encountered by Mr. Zhang, Mr. Chen said that he does the maintenance on working days, so there is no need to wait in line and the waiting time will not be too long. In terms of cost, each maintenance costs about 500 yuan, and the staff also recommends cleaning the oil circuit and throttle.

● Full text summary

The three car owners interviewed today are quite satisfied with the overall performance of the Aeolus A60. Although the appearance evaluation of the Aeolus A60 is still mixed, they have reached an agreement in terms of riding space, comfort and configuration, and inherited the old Xuanyi's cost-effective performance of the Aeolus A60. It is particularly prominent, and it is an economical choice for ordinary people to buy a car. However, Dongfeng Fengshen’s shortcomings in after-sales service are still very obvious. Fewer sales and service outlets will limit the car owner’s car purchase experience, and the management requirements for 4S service personnel continue to increase. Finally, we also hope that Dongfeng Fengshen can improve its own research and development capabilities. After all, it is not a long-term strategy for independent brand development to pin its product competitiveness on a retired model. (With the latest information we know, Dongfeng Fengshen will launch new products next year. New car planning interpretation: 5 products have their own characteristics. Dongfeng Fengshen new car planning interpretation)