Best value for money
Mostly regular wear and tear stuff. disks last 60k. Drive boots last about 80k. Dash lights last about 80k then all small bulbs have to be replaced. I changed cam chain tensioner and water pump as a precaution at 140k when belts being changed. One big problem Main flywheel started terrible rattle, the rubber vibration buffer started to disintegrate, I had to take it to a main dealer, big labor bill cost me £1300.
Overall for the great torque 210lbs and 45mpg average I get, its the best value for money. BMW 530D a better car, but cost so much depreciates so much and the car will not do 180,000 without serious money being spent on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st December, 2002