An extremely reliable and well-built vehicle
Nothing much has gone wrong with the car. There have only been two times that the car has needed to go to a mechanic. (Apart from scheduled servicing).
The first problem that we had was nothing major, just a flat battery that required replacing.
The second problem occurred at 165000km when the bearings for the air-conditioning compressor packed up. It cost $400 to be fixed. Again nothing major.
The TF Magna is a good all round vehicle.
It is a very solid and well-built car and there seems to be no structural problems.
It is very smooth and quiet to drive and is a very refined vehicle.
It handles very well for a front wheel drive vehicle; especially cruising on the open roads it drives well through the wide-open bends.
The 3.0Litre V6 is quite powerful, but I would prefer the 3.5Litre engine of later model Magna's. Although, it is quite happy to rev out for overtaking or a quick take-off.
The automatic transmission is excellent. Very smooth and with quick, crisp changes.
I've had the car for almost five years now and it still looks and goes like it's brand new.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th June, 2003