2005 Chevrolet Tacuma CDX 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Underrated quality and versatility
Lots - power steering pipe fractured - took weeks to get the replacement part.
Clutch failed - slave cylinder seal failed after 200 miles.
Front suspension top mount knocking - repaired twice, but still at it when the car went back.
Fake silver metal coating on door pulls cracked and cut fingers when the doors were opened.
Despite all that I loved this car. Light weight made it fast for what it was and frugal - 35 MPG overall, which was the same as a 52 Zafira 2.0L DTI I had before - basically a Scenic MK1 clone, so never going to be bad if it was a rip off of the original (and best) small MPV.
Roomy - well equipped - good stereo and air con - oh so comfortable - those front seats are the best ever - full of storage places, and to my eyes at least, a good looking car. It handled well enough and was cheap overall.
The best company car I have had by a country mile, and I have to say my current Ford C-Max is much more expensive, better equipped and not fit to polish the alloys of my old Tacuma - gone but not forgotten by me or the family.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th August, 2013