Very cool, but high running costs
An ABS sensor is faulty.
The air conditioning is leaking: the gas contains CFCs, can't be refilled in Germany.
A coolant hose is leaking.
This car is really as comfortable as its reputation. And it's design is outstanding. Everywhere you look it has a special intelligent twist to it that's beautiful, handy and comfortable at the same time.
Somehow it seems the electric sensors everywhere cause more problems by themselves than they actually help avoid, and the flashing lights don't create a sense of reliability even though everything seems to run fine.
The fuel efficiency of this engine (2.0 turbo) is not too good either: 8-9 l / 100 km of Super (91) gas. (28 Miles/Gallon) in mixed traffic. It's much worse if you go chasing BMWs in the left lane, which you could.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st August, 2001