Great reliable car; minimal maintenance
Radiator replaced in 2011 - my fault, never changed the antifreeze.
Rear shocks replaced in 2012 - worn out.
Paint fade from mostly being parked outside - started about 2005.
Thermostat is a bugger to replace.
Very reliable and versatile. With better care it would be still worth $4-$5000 NZ dollars. Sadly I had to say goodbye to it when someone ran into me and the repair cost was more than its market value.
Diesel motor needed its jets cleaned after 150000k.
Clutch was never replaced. The 2.0L diesel motor gave it good torque for towing heavy loads.
The aircon was still working, but only had 2 temp modes, so not full climate control. The heater was good.
Interior is boring, but that was common for the year it was made.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2013