i think mas reliable ang jac compared sa foton in terms of chinese brands. mas madami nagsasabing mekaniko na mas madali masira foton e. that's just what i've heard. talo lang talaga jac sa design and they are not advertising as much as foton. macho tignan thunder e
Believe it or not we gambled for a unit of foton blizzard 4x2 to be used as a workhorse for our construction business and after a year it still reliably serves us almost 24/7. Probably you are pertaining to the early released models which are problematic due to their inadequacy for our local conditions but the later models like the ones we have are a lot better.
I'm not really familiar with the thunder since it is relatively new to our market, however based on our experience with the blizzard, foton proved to be a good workhorse that is able to handle plenty of abuse you won't do to more expensive pick up trucks.
Like every other vehicle it is not perfect though, here are some negatives for the blizzard
- uber noisy diesel engine
-super stiff unladen ride
-interior light is dim and has short service life
-interior plastics are brittle especially the aircon vents
- inaccurate interior and exterior temperature readout on the rearview mirror
Mechanically the blizzard is good overall and parts are easy to source since it is based on the isuzu fuego also did i mention that the airconditioning is cold?