Worthwhile buy if your going to keep it for the long haul
Engine oil leak from turbo inlet pipe- not terminal, but expensive to fix.
Gearbox replaced @ 180 000 miles. Gearbox not too expensive, but as everything with this car, the fitting of it is expensive.
Radiator replaced @ 175 000 miles, very difficult to fit.
Electric windows & sunroof aren't working at all- from approx 170 000 miles on-wards.
Brakes don't last too long, especially the front pads- been having trouble with the handbrake also.
The suspension bushes can be very costly also.
Engine is awesome, now that I've replaced the radiator & gearbox it should run & run.
Don't get this car unless it's got a turbo- even when fully loaded it works well on the motorway.
Gives decent fuel economy when you're not using the turbo constantly.
It's an estate- loads of room.
Handles o.k, but the steering & suspension could have been a bit tighter.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th September, 2002