First 6000 miles were a nightmare with the car back to the garage for most of the first week due to heater coil solenoids sticking open and flattening battery. Three door locks were replaced; speedo and its replacement were reading 25% too high; at least 3 separate rain leaks into the car. I was about to demand a replacement.
The car has (touch wood and fingers crossed!) settled down. A 3000 mile continental trip freed the engine etc and, now at 17000 miles, it performs really well. Acceleration is very good, pulling power is phenomenal and we like the diesel sound and shudder. 4WD has been very useful at times. Comfort on 1000 mile jaunts is superb. No more piles and sore backs and the high view point is instructive in several ways! The dealer has been superb.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th August, 1999