An average car
Engine thirsty for oil. Needed regular topping up, but at 7 squid from the stealer, not a major problem.
Friends car also used oil; from a V6 engine to be expected I guess.
Did 40000 miles without incident before I sold it.
Car is very comfortable and strikes a good compromise between a cruiser and sports saloon.
The engine is very smooth, but not as quick as I expected. It needs to be above 3500rpm before it goes.
It has a top speed of 140mph. I never went that fast, and to be honest it felt like it would take a while to get there. Low end torque is poor.
You do get a lot of toys for the cost of the car at current used prices. The interior is very nice with half leather all round. The handling is OK, better than my previous LX Mondeo, but it's a heavy car and will lose out to more nimble cars.
MPG is around 30 if driving sensibly, but drops to low 20s when caning it.
The RSAP bodykit still looks good today against more modern cars. A nice car to have owned, but you won't miss it when it's gone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st March, 2008