Nothing has gone "wrong" yet, but a very annoying rattle has developed from where the sun blind attaches to the roof, and another even more annoying rattle coming from the boot.
The driver seat has started to squeak at an embarrassing level, and it's only covered 25000 miles.
Absolute junk. For a car that gets 4 out of 5 in every review I read, the build quality is horrendous. This isn't the Japanese build that I remember. It's below a French car for build quality. It feels like a really cheap Ford.
Performance... what can I say? This is supposed to be 138BHP, but it feels more like 90, and is sluggish. Torque does not exist anywhere through the rev range, and the engine sounds exactly like a Ford. Very disappointing.
The driving position is a disaster. The seat doesn't go low enough, and no matter what you do, you'll get a pain in your lower back as the seat is too cheap and spongy. The lumbar adjust is also cheap, and doesn't ease the pain in your back. The problem is the seat itself, as it needed to be harder.
Handling is OK, but nothing to write home about, like all the car media would lead you to believe.
Listening to the provided stereo was a shock to the system. They are like iPhone speakers, and have zero bass. They distort as soon as they play any form of bass, and are nowhere near loud enough. The sound quality is awful.
And finally, as a final nail in the coffin, I'm not heavy footed and I get absolutely nowhere near 50MPG. More like 39. My old W reg Passat still managed 46MPG, and it had 130,000 miles on it.
If you are upgrading your car, and your old car was German, do not touch this. You will be in for a shock.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st April, 2012