Cheap comfortable barge
Engine light came on randomly with no apparent impact on anything. Ignition cartridge replaced with second hand one, and no issues since.
Some pixels on SID come and go.
10 years old, 140K but still very nice to drive. Very comfortable and large useful load space (estate).
Went into this well aware of the potential sludging issues, and found one that had been well looked after using fully synthetic oil and regular changes plus sump drop. Previous owner also put the latest PCV kit on, had a reconditioned turbo and changed the pulley (liable to fail). Should be good for a few years now.
Goes pretty well for a big heavy car, but do pay for it in fuel usage.
Like most cars, they have their issues; just look for one that has been looked after.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th September, 2010