A pity they stopped making them
Sunroof failure under warranty, repaired without any quibble and remains satisfactory.
Timing belt failure at 91k, changed at originally changed at 62k by main dealer. Tensioner changed at the same time as the belt; new one was faulty and failed at 91k. Entire repair covered by main dealer.
OSF wheel bearing at about 116k, cost approx €200.
No other parts replaced other than routine service and maintenance items.
Glow plugs replaced once at 96k, injectors never touched, water pump is replaced when timing belt is replaced, still on original clutch, CV joints, CV boots.
Replaced all suspension bushes and ball joints in 2006 at 104k, at my choice although not called up by main dealer inspection or MOT/NCT. This made the car feel like new.
Interior remains perfect.
While performance is not mind blowing, it is however very well balanced with the chassis, and is a pleasure to drive on long journeys, and is an exceptionally comfortable motorway cruiser, all day at 80mph.
Economical and home maintenance very easy. A full fluid and filter change can be done by DIY, very easily.
Has done many motorway and long distance trips.
The interior is grey and is so much brighter than black, sunroof is an excellent feature. The car came with CD changer, sunroof, front armrest and is very smooth.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th June, 2011