A perfect combination of performance, economy and longevity
Nothing other than general wear and tear items (Tyres, Brakes, Exhaust) up until the 100,000 mile mark.
Since then, the electrics have started playing up.
Constantly changing headlight/sidelight bulbs.
All but 1 of the dashboard bulbs have blown.
Remote Central locking system doesn't seem to like damp conditions - it unlocks and then immediately locks up again. I have to bypass the remote and open it using the key - a little annoying but I'm getting used to it.
Mechanically, this car has not given me any problems whatsoever. It has the original clutch and it feels like there's quite a few thousand miles left in it still.
The Turbo Diesel engine must be one of the best, being a perfect combination of performance, economy and longevity.
The car handles better than any other I've owned and I just know I'm going to have a problem finding a replacement when the time eventually comes to change - not something I'm considering for a long time yet mind! I'll put up with the electrical problems which pale into insignificance when I consider what the rest of the car has to offer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th January, 2002