The Ssangyong Istana 2002 is known for its responsive performance, comfortable interior and superior reliability. It has a good reputation for performance and rugged construction. On the plus side, the cabin design gives a relatively high seating position and, accommodating passenger cabin, the driver has a good all-round view. It is a rugged build, surprisingly good for accurate fuel economy and a proven reliability record. These attributes make it a good prospect as a second-hand buy. And despite the fact that relatively few were sold, prices are attractive on the used market. The vehicle offers a great deal of flexibility in terms of load space. It has the most popular body options covered in the shape of the dropside and tipper bodies, supplied from the factory.