Nice to look at and nice to drive!
Usual surging at times. ECR valve cleaned etc. Better, but not perfect. Apart from that, the car has performed well through all sorts of weather. I live on a dirt road, so it has to put up with all sorts of bad conditions, but I always feel safe and in control.
All works fine, inside and out, except for a slight rattle in the tail gate plastic fittings, which could be solved with some padding if I bothered.
Please note no dealers for repairs - you need to take them to a French car specialist to get the difficult stuff fixed, as ordinary mechanics are not familiar with their quirks, like Swedish and Italian cars.
Like all cars, you need to keep up the maintenance and check the car regularly for issues.
This is the 2.0L turbo wagon with over-boost for high speed passing and 6 speed Porsche Geartronic box, so a very powerful quick car with ABS, EBT and ESC; not much can take it on from a start, but they try though!
This car has very stiff handling and a very taut body, so the handling is good, but comfort may be a little too harsh for some.
A little surprised that this model only has the leather steering wheel and had no leather option...
The 2.0 L turbo wagon, as late as possible, is the best pick as it is bigger and wider than the saloon or hatch versions.
Very heavy solid car that has a good accident rating, especially for side impact crashes.
Still has a character of its own, and gets lots of long looks, as it is the metallic Touring red and tinted windows; very smart.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th January, 2013