Good design with very poor engineering
Anti-roll bar bushes required replacement every 20k.
Rear near side wheel bearing disintegrated at 30k.
Driver side rear quarter panel rusted through, replaced under warranty.
38k cam-belt pully disintegrated.
Water leaked into boot & passenger wheel well.
Driver's electric window motor packed up, remote central locking failed on passenger door.
Probably more I've forgotten about.
Nearly always fails MOT due to very high emmissions.
Badly put together car.
Fast & pulls well for a diesel motor.
Comfy ride & practical for a family of 4.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th July, 2000