Rear brakes started to exhibit a unusual groaning (not a squeal) sound when applied at slow speed. This one week after purchase. Returned to dealer, their fix - remove glazing on pads and discs!! The car had 40km!! Covered 350km and noise is back and much worse. Returned to dealer, who attempted to tell me it was caused by feathering the brakes, which is totally incorrect,and other excuses, they have no idea. I thought was a handbrake problem. Problem rectified by taking the edge off the pads and deglazing discs - No glaze on them. Glueing the pads in place to the calipers!! Also had to have the handbrake adjusted as was too tight!! Was told by service staff that what they did the second time should have been done the first time, ie a little bit more effort taken to do the job correctly in the first place
Sound has returned. Not happy!!! Has anybody had any problems with brake noise from the rear?
Other than above problems the car great to drive, and comfortable. Good value compared to VW and Peuoget which I looked at. Can see why they are so popular. Although I have had these frustrating problems, I do recommend the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th March, 2002