Good value SUV for the price; time and KMs will tell all
The air bag light came on when the vehicle was about 18 months old. Problem turned out to be the ECU that controls the air bags; this was replaced under warranty by the dealer. No other problems since.
The 3.0L with the paddle shift and 6 speed auto works well. The 6 speed transmission compensates for a lack of torque, the transmission tends to change down without much acceleration given, using the paddle shift makes the acceleration a lot smoother.
The engine and transmission with suspension etc is common to all variants; it is only the interior refinements that differ from model to model.
Handling and drive is good.
The only real issues I have is the amount of plastic on the interior that marks easily, possibly more associated with the lower spec model??
The other issue is with the warning alarms; at times you can have up to 3 bells and alarms going off at the same time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th January, 2011