As enjoyable as going through divorce
Clutch died at 50,000 miles.
Water pump went, needed replacement.
Power steering pump pulley fell apart.
Air con needed re gassing.
Cam belt hydraulic tension fell apart, got replaced with an aftermarket mechanical unit.
Exhaust rusted away.
Heater matrix leaked coolant into the car.
Crankshaft sensor died.
Coolant sensor died.
The car is a genuine joy to drive short distances. Power and grunt from low down is truly superb, and the v6 engine is truely a gem. I cannot fault the engine, however all the ancillaries just seem to fail on a regular basis which costs an awful to to fix! I cannot see how much enjoyment there is when the car is off the road in the garage for most of the time. The interior is not of great quality, and there is so little room in the engine bay, any work there (which is frequent) is simply awful!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st April, 2004