Lots of luxury at a bottom-basement price
Gas-struts for trunk needed replacement.
Rear shocks have blown.
Headliner starting to sag.
Cigarette lighters failed and were repaired.
Fuel pump replacement at 240,000KMS.
It's a big, heavy car, and it feels like one. Handling is still superior to most large sedans. Incredibly slow unless you put it in sport mode.
It's got the "legendary" BMW M30 engine.. which is ancient technology, but very reliable as far as Euro engines go. Very reliable with regular service.
There's plenty of interior space. This is the long wheelbase model, after all. Rear passengers sit comfortable. Car is very well equipped, especially for a car of its vintage. All electronics still work, minus the rear cigarette lighter.
As an enthusiast's car, the engine is easy to work on. It's a car that's aging quite well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th September, 2010