A smooth and calming drive
Nothing in 12k miles.
A comfortable car with good seats, happy to sit all day at high motorway speeds. Engine noise is well insulated, although there is a little tire roar.
Performance is the happy side of adequate, but no sports car and heavy body means 30mpg. Quite entertaining to drive for a big car, and feels nimble and grippy in the corners.
Saloon body not as practical for large loads as estate would be.
A handsome brute, and not a BMW or 4x4 so you still get let out into traffic. Rear quarter visibility could be better, can be difficult to manoeuvre in tight spaces and to parallel park. Large turning circle.
The cabin is a comfortable place to be, but the quality is mediocre with an odd mix of cheap plastics and nice chunky switches. Don't think it'll fall apart, but doesn't really feel like a quality product on the inside. Stereo speakers are not particularly good.
All in all happy with it, particularly given the price paid. It is a lot of car for the money (lots of toys - cruise control, sun roof, air conditioning, fog lights), and is a pleasant place to be for everyday driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th February, 2007