Unreliable, underpowered, waste of cash
Radiator needed replacing.
Immobiliser failed, replaced.
Engine management system failed, replaced.
Alarm malfunctions regularly.
Exhausts last about 1 year.
Bad wear on outer edge of front tyres, irrespective of vigour of driving.
Warped brake discs.
3 Lambda sensors in 14 month period.
Bad fitments, fittings, squeaky interior, front seats (3 door) don't click back into place properly when using rear seat, can be dangerous when you accelerate and suddenly fly backwards. COnsumption (30+ mpg) not bad for two litre, insurance not as cheap as you may be lead to believe.
This car is the most unreliable car I have ever owned. If you're considering getting one, don't. It drives well, handles well, lacks a bit of BHP, but that's it. It's cost me roughly 200 quid a month to keep it going.
Approved dealers are attrocious, unhelpful, rude, accusatory even, workmanship is poor, parts v. v. expensive (tried to charge me 120 quid for a battery). I have usually found other problems with my car after it's been serviced. They once left a footprint on the dashboard, a mysterious hole appeared in radiator, alarm stopped working, none of which they would accept liability for.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd May, 2000