A great car, but mine was unreliable at best
Within 2 days of picking the car up from the dealer it started overheating, the dealer mechanic had connected the electric thermo-fans backwards resulting in hot air from the engine being blown through the radiator. This took 4 trips to the mechanic to fix.
At 99,000 km the heater core outlet failed dumping to coolant all over the road, leaving me stranded. I was told the heater core would cost AUD$1000+ to replace so I by-passed it leaving the car drivable, but with no heating.
The following day the fuel pump failed, leaving me stranded (twice in two days not happy).
At 102,000 Km I took the car to a auto trans specialist for a service after I noticed the gear changes were getting a bit 'sloppy'. I was told that they had found plastic and clutch material in the filter. The mechanic advised me to sell the car before the auto gearbox failed leaving me with a AUD$3500-5000 bill.
The car is beautiful to drive, the steering is responsive and there is plenty of power.
The interior is a delight, if you turn the stereo down the only sound you hear is the creaking of the leather seats.
There is a slight lack of interior room particularly if the driver is over 6 foot.
The only thing that spoilt the driving pleasure of this vehicle was wondering what was going to break next and how much it was going to cost to fix. I think I must have been unlucky and bought a poor example. Sorry if you ended up buying it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th April, 2004