An automobile to look forward to driving, time after time
Nothing has gone wrong yet.
The front ashtray seems to have trouble staying shut, so I can't really use it as a viable storage compartment. Fortunately, there are many other storage areas throughout the interior.
The car was delivered with some smudges on the leather trim on the front passenger's door.
I find that if I slam the tailgate too hard, the rear sun-blind is dislodged and retracts.
The university campus in which I work has many speed bumps and regulating strips of varying heights and sizes. in addition, the car-parks are cobbled. I find that I am able to drive over these calming measures with impunity.
Specifically, when the front axle hits the first bump, it hits stiffly because the suspension setting I guess is at a fairly stiff setting since I am at speed. But the system reacts so brilliantly quickly that in the milliseconds of time interval between the front axle hitting that first bump and the rear axle hitting the same bump, I do not feel the rear axle going over that same bump.
By this time, the suspension is set at a more supple setting, so subsequent bumps, regardless of size, are just taken as if they literally aren't there.
I have been so pleased with the way the suspension works in its default mode that I have not tried the 'Sport' setting yet.
The air-conditioner is extremely efficient at cooling the car, even on a hot day.
I am not sure if there is another way to release the fuel filler cap, without having to use my ignition key to unlock it.
I also wish that there was a way to regulate the radio's volume using the steering-wheel-mounted remote. If there is, I haven't found a way yet. It would also be good for the buttons on the remote to be lit at night.
I find the squab on the front seats a little too short for my six-foot frame. On the whole the seats are very comfortable and are set at a suitable height for egressing.
I find that I still need to get used to the eagerness of the gearbox to change down on a trailing throttle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th December, 2003