A combination of exceptional engineering and obvious prestige
The head gasket had failed when I bought the car though I didn't know it.
Both engine mounts had lost fluid causing severe vibration, but this was quickly and easily remedied.
The automatic gearbox changes are not as smooth as I would have expected, particularly when accelerating hard.
Smoothness and general noise levels are a little disappointing.
Handling is excellent.
Performance is what one should expect from a 4 cylinder pulling a heavy car, but is very good if the revs are above say 3000.
Fuel economy is very good for a car of this size.
The cabin is wonderful and very comfortable.
The level of equipment and engineering is exceptional.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2002