Refined, flexible, roomy, but a bit wallowy
Only 3 faults
1 > Clock has stopped working
2 > Back light on air con rad-out has gone out
3 > Remote locking stopped working at 100000 miles
I'm sure you will agree none are a nightmare, but the locking is a P I T A.
External the paint work is still great apart from a 2 cm "chip" that appeared on the wheel arch 2 years ago, but as the body is galvanised, no rust has set in.
The upholstery is still looking good.
Versatility is great with the only issue is where to store the seats when removed (7 seater). The 5 rear seats can be removed in any order to manipulate the seating plan to suit your required purpose.
I've had 3 adults and 3 fully assembled LARGE full suspesion mountain bikes in the back. There are also securing loops in the floor, so things can be strapped down.
The rear side doors are great for relieving the stress when kids are jumping out of the back... no pranging other cars in the car parks.
This is for a 2.0ltr 16valve petrol engine. MPG - 35 mpg is a general consumption, lowest of 25 when towing a large caravan, and best of 42 mpg on a motorway run. Tank range is about 450-500 miles. (large tank)
As for "performance", this is never going to keep up with a spirited driver on winding A roads, but that's not what this type of car is about. However I've also surprised a few people with how you can hustle these around, although body roll can be an issue... well according to one police officer who stopped me as he was quite alarmed at the amount of body roll observed when I went around a roundabout!? It wasn't bothering me though... go figure?
Space wise the car is GREAT. The only reason I've marked comfort down is that there is nowhere to put your clutch foot when doing an extended run on a motorway / highway. This results in me experiencing an aching ankle when getting out. Also mine does not have cruise control, but this is available as an option.
Apart from the above, the car is an effortless cruiser that has excellent cargo flexibility, whether boxes or people, and it tows well too.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th August, 2008