Winner of the Minger of the Year Award…
The Rodius was hideous, crap to drive and terrifyingly flimsy when it was launched five years ago. But 2008, we were told, was the start of a bright new dawn for Ssangyong, with a complete relaunch of its model range.
Were we hopeful? Not really. But we drove them all anyhow.
Nothing had changed. The Rodius was every bit as hideous, crap to drive and terrifyingly flimsy as it was five years ago. But worse. Worse because, while most manufacturers have made at least a token effort to move their game on in the last half-decade, Ssangyong still presides happily over this ineffable mess of a people carrier, a van-thing so out-of-date and creaky that it was actually shunned by the Norfolk Horse and Cart Society for ‘being a bit old-school’.
Cars don’t have to look like the result of a hideous genetic experiment by a blind, fingerless, sadistic scientist, but the Rodius manages it. Still.
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