I feel totally misled in this car buying experience.
The sunroof has been replaced.
Three of the four window regulators have been replaced and constantly need attention as they make excessive noise.
Brakes and rotors needed by 30,000 highway miles.
Heater core has been replaced.
Downhill descent control was not working from factory. Was replaced before I took possession.
Dash cup holder and armrest mechanisms have been replaced.
Most recently, a recurring antifreeze smell in the cabin when the air conditioning is running. Has been diagnosed as thermostat and manifold issues.
I purchased this car based on the fact that it was the number one selling 4x4 in Europe. Now, I am being told that there are reliability problems because the Americans insisted on V6 engines, power windows, etc., as if these were new technology in 2006.
Thankfully, I had the presence of mind to purchase the extended warranty and I use it quite often at a $100 deductible per visit. This upsets me as often these visits are a result of continued issues for which I feel I have already "paid."
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd August, 2006