Completely underrated, and now a real bargain second hand compared to the opposition
Driver's electric window regulator failed.
Excellent car. I have had this car from new, and the only fault has been a window regulator failure. At 140 000 km there are NO rattles in the cabin whatsoever. The car has been mostly highway driven, and returns 8.6L/100km at 100kmh.
Engine oil usage - I have topped the engine oil on two occasions; both were approximately 200ml amounts, just making sure the level didn't get below minimum. Oil colour is still deep honey after 15 000km intervals when about to be serviced.
No problems with the transmission, and original brake discs still fitted, although machined twice.
Performance is great with a sports muffler replacing the standard, and when fitted with the original design intake (as fitted to NZ models) for this engine, rather than the AUS version, which is designed for a 2.4L (due driveby noise ADRs).
The car is now as quick as an XR6.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th December, 2010