Lots of fun, but..
I have owned this car for 3 years, have replaced 3 tie-rod ends, front brakes at 35000k, rear at 40000. I do know it is a heavy car, however this does not seem normal to me.
From a cold start, the traction control comes on and the car loses all power and needs to be restarted. If there is snow on the intake vents, even after cleaning them off, the heater fan will only run at half speed for about the first five minutes of driving.
The major issue is that 30-40 seconds after starting, the car it sounds like there are ball bearings rattling around under the hood (valves), it is more noticeable upon deceleration, even after the car is warm it has a noticeable tick. None of these issues have been resolved by the dealer. I was told the ball bearing sound was an harmless quirk of the 3.5l engines.
Love the car, hate the issues. I am more disappointed with the dealer service.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th October, 2010