This car can deliver anything one could reasonably expect from it
Alternator cooked the battery at 25,000 miles.
Superb road holding.
Notwithstanding the initial problem with the alternator no other problems whatsoever.
Gear change tends to be harsh under hard acceleration, but smooth as silk if taken gently.
For a prestigious vehicle the running costs are very low, (I have spent more on keeping my wife's Ford Scorpio on the road in the last six months than on my Mercedes in the last six years!)
Superb build quality (97,500 miles and not a squeak, whine or rattle)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th March, 2003