I would have kept the 1999 model
One sliding door locating device broke at under 2000 miles.
Intermittently, the engine sounds like it is running without oil and loses power. (No warning lights are activated.) Other people have experienced this symptom with this model.
The nearside sliding door is not aligned correctly.
These newer models have some electronic control of the diesel injection system.
The steering and clutch have been "over-lightened" on the latest models.
Throttle response is terrible. The engine reaches full power at about half throttle. In my view this is dangerous as I have attempted (and had to abandon) overtaking maneuvers because the vehicle has not accelerated as I have put my foot down.
Fuel economy seems slightly better than the 1999 model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 6th September, 2002