[YesAuto in-depth investigation] In a large sense, Arrizo 7 is actually a transformational work of Chery in recent years. I still remember that when I test-driven this car about two years ago, I was very impressed by its body design and vehicle assembly process. If it weren't for the weak power of the 1.6L engine at the time, I think I would give this car a high evaluation. Of course, what is the quality of this car? Will there be some minor problems after long-term use? Car owners must have the most say on these issues. Today we invited 3 owners of Arrizo 7 to listen to their experience of using the car.
Mr. Zhang is engaged in the education industry. In the past few years, the scooter was a Chery QQ. Now its car has changed from QQ to Arrizo 7. It can be seen that Mr. Zhang is very appreciative of Chery's quality. This Arrizo 7 was purchased in March 2014 and has traveled 28,235 kilometers so far, which is not a short distance.
Car selection experience
In fact, Mr. Zhang was really a little bit reluctant to sell QQ. After all, after several years of ups and downs, Mr. Zhang has established a very deep relationship with QQ, and he also recognizes Chery's quality very much. As life gets better and better, a miniature car like QQ can no longer meet the needs of a family, so Mr. Zhang is going to buy a compact car with a class of 100,000. In addition to Arrizo 7, Mr. Zhang also considered BYD Su Rui, but after seeing the real car in the 4S shop, Mr. Zhang felt that Su Rui was inferior to Arrizo 7 in terms of workmanship, and finally gave up Su Rui. Moreover, in the Chery store, his QQ can be exchanged for 12,000 yuan, plus Arrizo 7 has a certain discount, so the final price is very suitable.
Mr. Zhang is not a person who values the appearance of vehicles, so he didn't make much comment on the appearance of Arrizo 7, but he was very affirmed of Chery's progress in production technology over the years. The reason why I chose Arrizo 7 was mainly because of its space. Not only the trunk space is large, but the rear space is also very spacious, and the family is very satisfied. In terms of power, Mr. Zhang is not too demanding. He thinks that the power of Arrizo 7 is sufficient for daily mobility, but the power is a bit weak when climbing the mountain. In this case, the air conditioner must be turned off. Compared with the strength of the power, Mr. Zhang feels that the smoothness of the power output is more important, and the CVT can just meet his needs in this regard.
The configuration of this 1.6L CVT Zhixiang Edition is very high, in which fixed-speed cruising and reversing images are more practical. The acceleration and deceleration of this car are very gentle when it is turned on for cruise control. Mr. Zhang likes this feeling very much. In addition, the reversing image also has a trajectory, which is also very user-friendly.
This Arrizo 7 had some minor problems during its one and a half years of use. For example, the engine oxygen sensor was replaced twice. According to Mr. Zhang, when the engine malfunction light was on at first, it was not clear what the problem was. Then I drove to the 4S shop for an inspection and was told that there was a problem with the oxygen sensor. Fortunately, the after-sales staff of the 4S store had a good service attitude, and offered to replace it for free. Later, the hydraulic struts in the trunk of this car also had an oil leak, and the 4S shop also replaced them for free.
Mr. Zhang’s car is mainly used for commuting to and from get off work, and the traffic conditions are relatively congested. On weekends, he will take his family to travel by car around Beijing. The combined fuel consumption of the car is about 9L/100km. If there is no congestion, the fuel consumption will be about 8L/100km. Through nearly a year and a half of driving, Mr. Zhang found that the fuel consumption displayed by the Arrizo 7 trip computer was low. This statement was also agreed by the two car owners behind.
In the end, Mr. Zhang thought it was right to choose Arrizo 7. 90% of this car met his expectations. Mr. Zhang also said that he should face some minor problems with a tolerant attitude. Moreover, the 4S store’s services are in place. He dare to admit problems and actively help car owners solve problems. This attitude is very rare. Many joint venture brands may not be able to do it.
Mr. Jia is 34 years old this year. It has been almost two years since he bought this Arrizo 7 and he has driven a total of 42,637 kilometers. His car is the same as Mr. Zhang's, it is a 1.6L CVT Zhixiang version, and the configuration is relatively high. However, since Mr. Jia bought it earlier, the discount rate is relatively small. Mr. Jia later said that it would be better to wait two months for the purchase.
Car selection experience
At the time, Mr. Jia's alternative models include Fiat Feixiang, Kia K3 and so on. The main reason for the abandonment of Feixiang is that many people report that its brakes feel bad and non-linear. The new car smell of Kia K3 is too big, and finally gave up. In contrast to Arrizo 7, there is almost no peculiar smell in the car when picking up the car, which also won Mr. Jia's favor.
What Mr. Jia is most satisfied with is the chassis stability and body safety of Arrizo 7. Mr. Jia said that the car was very stable when running at high speeds, and the body did not feel fluttering. Regarding the safety of the car body, Mr. Jia also talked about some of his own experiences. Previously, Mr. Jia drove this Arrizo 7 in two rear-end collisions. One was a rear-end collision with Southeast Mitsubishi Wingshen, and the other was a rear-end collision with a Mercedes-Benz ML350. During these two collisions, Mr. Jia's vehicle was not seriously damaged, which was also very unexpected. But here we want to state that vehicle safety is a very complicated subject, and it is only convincing if it is verified by a professional organization. After all, in the process of severe collision, the most important thing is to ensure the safety of people.
Mr. Jia thinks Arrizo 7's automatic air-conditioning, reversing image and cruise control functions are more practical. In addition, tire pressure monitoring can also alert the car owner in time when the tire pressure is insufficient. Like Mr. Zhang, Mr. Jia also believes that the navigation function of the vehicle is not humane enough, and he prefers to use a mobile phone to navigate.
Since the Arrizo 7 purchased by Mr. Jia belongs to the first batch of cars produced by the manufacturer, there are still some shortcomings in some small details. For example, the control buttons on the car doors have no lights, and can only be operated blindly at night. I heard that the subsequent production of Arrizo 7 does not have this problem. In addition, Mr. Jia reported that many Arrizo 7 owners around him said that the engine had a slight abnormal noise when it was running, and Mr. Guo Kan encountered this problem. It is said to be caused by fixing the engine feet, just change the engine feet.
Mr. Jia and Mr. Zhang use cars in similar situations. They are mainly used for commuting to and from get off work, so the average fuel consumption is also very close. At the same time, Mr. Jia also said that the fuel consumption displayed by the Arrizo 7's trip computer is low, and the actual average fuel consumption is about 8L/100km.
If the full score is 10 points, Mr. Jia also gave a 9-point satisfaction. He is assured of the safety of this car and is very satisfied with the configuration. The only regret I am afraid is that the car was bought two months earlier, and the discounts were relatively small.
Mr. Guo Kan is a self-employed person, and he often drove around. In less than two years, this car has run nearly 60,000 kilometers. Mr. Guo Kan said that he thinks that the low-end car is the most cost-effective, and the manual transmission is more practical, so he finally chose this Arrizo 7 1.6L manual version.
Car selection experience
Mr. Guo Kan only considered Chinese brands when buying a car. He believes that the current level of car manufacturing in our country has made great progress. Compared with joint venture models at the same price, many Chinese brand models use more solid materials and are more cost-effective. In addition to Arrizo 7, Mr. Guo Kan also mainly considered Changan Yidong and Geely Emgrand. In fact, at that time, Mr. Guo Kan almost bought Yidong, but it was a pity that Yidong did not have a car at the time, so he had to wait for a long time, so he gave up. Emgrand was because the model was too old, and after the test drive, it was found that the gear shift of this car was jerky, so it also passed.
Mr. Guo Kan admires the workmanship of Arrizo 7 most, and the assembly process from the inside to the outside is excellent. In addition, the high-speed stability of this car is very good. Mr. Guo Kan said that he has driven many medium-sized cars at the same price or even higher prices. As far as the chassis is concerned, he believes that the performance of the Arrizo 7 has completely exceeded his expectations. However, Mr. Guo Kan also said that the power of this 1.6L engine is somewhat insufficient, and the engine has some abnormal noises when it is running recently. He is going to change a set of machine legs and spark plugs according to what Mr. Jia said to see the effect.
Mr. Guo Kan has relatively high requirements for the sound insulation of vehicles. He thinks that Arrizo 7 is too noisy when driving at high speeds, so he has installed sealing strips in the engine compartment and doors, and the tires have also been replaced with other brands. Has a certain effect. In addition, the problems encountered by Mr. Guo Kan and others are a little different. His vehicle headlights have failed. After inspection, the BCM electrical control module has a problem. Finally, the 4S shop also replaced the BCM for free. Once verified that Chery 4S store's after-sales service is very in place.
Mr. Guo Kan usually uses more cars, and less when encountering congestion, so his average fuel consumption is less than 7L/100km. Similarly, he also said that the fuel consumption of this car's trip computer was low.
Besides, I can hear that Mr. Guokan is very supportive of Chinese brands. He urged everyone to support Chinese brands more so that domestically-produced cars can become better and better. Mr. Guo Kan is very satisfied with his Arrizo 7, and the shortcomings of weak power are also within his expectations.
Full text summary:
Judging from the interviews with three car owners, the Arrizo 7 still has certain advantages in terms of workmanship, space and fuel consumption, and the weak 1.6L engine power is also a common problem. Fortunately, Chery has now launched a 1.5T model, and consumers finally have more choices. To be honest, through this owner interview, I have a new understanding of the Arrizo 7 and the Chery brand. Especially the three car owners were very satisfied with the after-sales service, which I had not thought of before. In fact, for every car manufacturer, your service should be as important as the product, but there are probably few that can do this.