Not as good as they used to be, but still a lot of car
A recurring fault has been the wiper motor. The vehicle had been fitted with several wiper motors before a more conscientious garage found the fault to be the wiper gearbox. Expensive, but it has now sorted the problem.
Also replaced was one of the electric motors on the door window winders.
Now waiting to be replaced is the blower motor on the windscreen.
Also waiting to be replaced is the electric adjuster on one of the mirrors.
For a relatively small engine the car boasts very good performance. Its very torquey and very economical for a car of this size.
The comfort levels are nothing more than adequate. Trim is spartan and the light colored cloth seats show marks easily. It is however surprisingly pleasant to drive on long trips. You do not arrive at your destination feeling jaded. It has not got the comfort levels of my old Omega, but supports you in the right places.
Reliability is good, but the car seems to be let down by some of the electrical ancillaries.
The engine is quiet and refined and after a lot of use there are no signs of oil leaks.
The automatic gearbox is a pleasure although I never use the tiptronic system.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th June, 2005