Glad I bought it!
Minor weep from the fuel pump; fixed at the first service.
Holden recall for a diesel fuel hose replacement.
Owned this car for over 3 years, & it has performed faultlessly.
The car starts first time every time, & has not given me any headaches.
It's proven to be economical around the suburbs, averaging low 7lts/100kms, while on country runs it drops into the low 6's.
The diesel is a pearler on country roads & freeways (we have FREEways in Perth, not motorways that you have to pay for!) & ticks over at 1800 RPM at around 110kph; it has hill-flattening power & is well matched to the 6-speed auto.
Handling & comfort is very good with plenty of space for 3 full-size passengers, and 4 in a pinch.
I no longer notice the turbo lag or super-light steering at low speeds (the power assistance drops off as speed increases).
The car is standing up very well, with no signs of wear on any of the cabin surfaces.
Thinking about the car, I've come to realise just how damn good it is; the motoring journalists were not impressed with the car, considering it "boring", but then they didn't have to consider running & service costs, long-term reliability & every-day driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th July, 2013