The car is a fantastic concept that is badly let down by the sort of atrocious build quality that used to give Eastern European manufacturers a bad name.
My car needs to visit the franchised dealer for repairs around once every two or three months, which is inexcusable for any modern car, never mind a Mercedes.
The suspension is just appalling. I used to have a go-cart that had more comfortable suspension. Passengers new to the vehicle are shocked at how jittery and crashing the ride is on anything, but paper-smooth surfaces. I think this has the effect of literally shaking much of the car to pieces.
A car of this price really should come with air conditioning as standard.
The low-set rear view mirror seriously blocks the driver's forward vision, especially in corners.
The wipers do not sweep right up to the windscreen pillar because they have not been converted from left hand drive.
The upholstery is thin and flimsy and gets dirty very easily.
The sliding storage drawers under the front seats are very stiff to slide in and out.
There is no light in the boot, and the lid over the boot rattles over bumps.
The plastic exterior door handles become still to use and need to be lubricated regularly.
On the other hand, the car has some great features. The vehicle basically feels very solid and safe. The high seating position is great, especially in traffic. The diesel engine is a gem: it routinely gives 45 mpg on short city hops yet the car will cruise the comfortably motorway at 90 mph for hour on end.