Most overrated and most disappointing car I ever experienced
The gearbox broke 6 times in only 1 year!
The front right shock absorber broke on smooth road, taking drive shaft and steering link with it.
The cam-belt broke.
The clutch went.
The brakes faded regularly and brake disks never lasted long.
The power steering went.
The radiator and oil cooler needed replacing.
Fuses for indicators and power windows went regularly.
A seal on the turbo went twice and to replace it needed removing of many parts.
All that happened in little over one year! The customer service did the rest (warranties etc.). I would never ever buy a car of that make again.
The engine was the sweet bit. In relation to the BHP it was supposed to have the torque seemed amazing.
However the 4x4 was disappointing. Traction was good, but the grip in the curves was no better than on many FWD cars, if not even worse.
When you got near the limit, you never knew what the car was about to do.
The car had a few nice and unique gadgets, but generally a good engine was wasted in a package that was disappointing alround.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th December, 2003