It is aptly named
Shift Linkage Cable wore out at 110000Km.
Headlamp Lens material becomes opaque after 100000Km.
On battery number three after 130000Km and possibly five over the life of the vehicle to date.
Sounds and feels like a new throttle pedal cable is due.
Began to stall and not start in cold weather at 230000Km
Dropped and cleaned fuel tank, new pump and filter at 230000Km, changed battery and now I think that it is the choke.
I bought it for its curb appeal, but was suprised by its roominess and comfort at speed.
It is professionally maintained and I run synthetic oil which is changed every 12000Km or less, depending on the weather. Full engine flush every 36000Km plus transmission fluid/filter changes 48000Km.
Speed rated, wide track radial tires give it good looks and add to the rate at which you can corner. I regularly spend hours at a time at 140Km Hr and have become good friends with the governer set at 198. Above 130 you begin to feel the car hugging the road and this increases with speed, making for a very comfortable, sure-footed ride.
Above 2600 Rpm, up to its red line just below 7000, the engine pulls well and the automatic transmission shifting up is quick and will lay you back in your seat.
Car is dead quiet at idle, even standing at the hood, but winds out like my motorcycle with a couple of extra cylinders.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th March, 2008