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#26 of 33 Geely Panda surfaces in T.O.
Aug 09, 2009 (8:13 am)
I live in Toronto, Canada, and recently saw a yellow Geely Panda with badging from the Zenn motor company parked in a lot near yonge and eglinton (midtown). I don't know if this is genuinely Chinese-made, but it looks identical to the white panda usually seen in press photos, except for the ZENN badges, and I know that the ZENN motor co does not make anything like this. What is going on?
Mar 28, 2008 (4:02 am)
Maybe I am crazy, but the Geely Tiger coupe is really growing on me. It has some classic coupe lines, but yet some bold, new, and orginal stylings. I can't believe I am saying this, but I actually may have found the first Chinese car that I might be willing to consider buying.
P.S. When I here Tiger, I think GTO, and I wish the latest iteration had looked more like this tiger. It is cutting on the razor's edge.
#29 of 33 Re: Geely Tiger [jepontiac]
Mar 28, 2008 (5:11 am)
got a link?
#31 of 33 Re: Geely Tiger [paisan]
Sep 27, 2009 (6:43 am)
i am not sure, but maybe you can find some pics in gochinaauto
#33 of 33 Re: Give 'em a few years. [anythngbutgm]
Sep 18, 2010 (10:55 am)
Well, if you think that the US will allow a vehicle to be released into the US without meeting the safety standards, that won't happen.
As for people buying the panda, if it is released into the US, they will.
The $4,000-$6,000 price range that is to be expected will mean that these cars will flood high school and college parking lots, not to mention metro areas.
As for the looks, the Smart Car has proven that a large amount of people don't care about looks.
People have tried comparing the Geely to the Yugo, but the big difference is that the Geely is made by a country that knows how to manufacture. The Yugo wasn't.
There were those who declared that Hyundai and Kia were doomed to failure in the US too. Look at them now.
Believe what you want, but if the Panda hits the market at $4-$6k, then I see it selling well, regardless of what one believes.
From an economic standpoint, if the vehicle sold for for around $4800, on a 48 month loan with high interest (8-9%), the payments would be just over $100/month. That would make this vehicle very appealing in a lot of people's eyes.