The engine has just developed a tapping noise at 66,000 miles. I was driving at 30mph, and it began to idle roughly at traffic lights, and then the tapping started, although the rough idle has stopped now.
Full Service history. Regular oil changes. I've just taken it in for investigation, and they are not sure what it may be. They adjusted the tappets, but made no difference. Say it may be valve beds? Small end? Who knows! I'm now left wondering what to do. Keep it, with the fear of it blowing up on a motorway and costing a fortune, or getting rid of it and cutting my losses. I thought diesel engines went on forever!
Having read some of the horror stories here, I think it may be high time to say good bye before it's too late.
I must have been mad paying £23k back in 2003.
Time now to lease hire methinks!
Exterior looks good, but I think the layout of the interior was designed by some student in his bedroom. Poor layout of many things on the dash, such as fog lamp switches, drinks holder placed so drinks obscure the radio controls console between front seats, cheap and nasty. Poor lighting on dash board, to name but a few.
Poor fuel consumption (approx 23 to the gallon).
4 wheel drive light keeps flashing.
Has occasionally lost power on acceleration (engine warning light comes on), have to pull over, switch off engine, and then it's OK again.