Did its duty, but nothing was ever simple
Starter motor went every 6 months.
The engine cut out when I turned the head lights on.
The engine stopped when I went down hills.
The clutch disk wore out twice in 3 years.
Differential over heated and clutch slipped when carrying around 300 kg up a hill in a forest.
Diesel filter pump broke (replaced it with an old tractor pump).
I bought this jeep as a disposable car for GP 1000.
To be honest it did its duty, and I gave it some tough challenges, but parts are expensive. It's a hard engine to fix, as things are very tucked away and hard to get to.
It's one of those vehicles where you just never know if you'll make it home. It's the cheapest jeep of its class; if you can afford something better, get something better because you'll pay the difference in parts and repairs. I recommend a older Toyota over a new Vauxhall.
I work in the forest, I use jeeps for work, and the Frontera 2.5 TDS engine is a good engine, made by Alfa Romeo and BMW, and will run forever, but the rest of its parts are made by different companies, and are of a lower standard of quality, so there was always something wrong with it. I replaced lots of parts with parts from old tractors; in the end it was like the car of Frankenstein, but it still runs to this day.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st October, 2011