Stay away from this car!
During the first two months of having the car, the electric windows would go up and down on their own.
Within six months of owning the car, a warning light came on advising the security system was not working.
Frequent hard starting.
Car died on us when we were 2,000km from home. Got it started and had to limp to a Mercedes garage for computer resetting.
Replace battery at 30,000 km.
A/C stopped working when picked up from dealer after a servicing.
Two headlights and one taillight burned out so far.
"Tailgate not closed" warning light stays on.
Something in the transmission went bang six weeks ago. The car was in the dealer for two weeks.
The car wouldn't accelerate above 50km/hr intermittently. Had to pull over and re-start the car.
Went out of country for two week holiday. Came home to a dead car. Had to call road side assistance to start it.
In 30 years of car ownership, this is hands down the most unreliable vehicle I have ever owned or driven. We will not take it on long trips. The car was in the dealer seven times in 2006. Not bad for a one year old car, isn't it?
The car is leased, and we now await their response to our request for a replacement vehicle. Very poorly made car.
The most recent adventure came just before Christmas 2006, when the transmission made a loud bang at a stop light. The vehicle was in for repairs for two weeks. Now, at least than five weeks after the return of the car, I need to take it back to the dealer to reset a warning light advising that the tailgate is open.
We are now considering making appointments every six weeks in the future in anticipation of this thing breaking down.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th February, 2007