Decent, fairly reliable and comfortable
Radiator leaked coolant; needed replacement.
Rear passenger side suspension spring needed to be replaced.
Lambda sensor was faulty, replaced with genuine part.
Suspension strut replaced.
Rust appeared on rear wheel arches.
Dent on rear boot, my fault.
Front passenger side headlight washers ripped off by a vandal.
Not the most economical car, but the mileage is decent.
Bodywork repairs can be expensive.
Very comfortable seats, especially on long journeys.
Electronic A/C and climate control system was very good at keeping the chill Scots winter out.
These cars didn't sell overly well, so it's easy to pick one up cheap due to steep depreciation. You get a car in the size class of an E Class Merc. for far cheaper prices, though it does not have the prestige value of a Merc. badge.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st October, 2012