Comfortable, but unreliable, ownership experience reduced confidence over time
Automatic gearbox failed at 36k - replaced under warranty.
From demist vents lifting - unfixable according to dealer.
Wiring harness shorted at 50k - causing car to completely stop - cost £250 to fix (not under warranty).
After this breakdown I sold the vehicle.
Ownership costs high - car was heavy on fuel (best 28 mpg), averaged 25 mpg, servicing costs higher than previous models (about 20% than Nissan)
Very comfortable ride over long distances - accomplished cruiser.
Gear box dropped two gears under kick down, requiring the use of the manual facility for overtaking.
Handling was good - 4 wheel drive came in useful in snow (once).
No complaints about major/minor controls though - all worked well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th May, 2005