A powerful and stylish motorway cruiser
Heating failed from new.
This car is very comfortable and extremely quiet on the motorway compared to my previous petrol Vauxhall Frontera.
It is very responsive for a diesel and has plenty of power and the kick down on the auto gearbox is very responsive.
Drives and handles a lot better than a BMW 325 TDS SE Auto I used to have and fuel economy is also very impressive. Currently getting between 47 and 51.4 mpg on motorway journeys at between 65 and 80 mph. Even though the car has only just done 1200 miles.
Coming back late at night I noticed the heating wasn't working and took it back to the dealer who booked it in straight away. Great service, but unfortunately they had to take out the whole dash to fix the problem and when they put it back the indicator lights and lights didn't work. Luckily they noticed this before I was due to pick it up and they offered me a courtesy car for my inconvenience.
The car has power points everywhere so is ideal for someone like me who has a portable satnav unit, mobile phone and radar detector. There's also a power point in the boot.
Overall it is what I wanted, a diesel with an auto gearbox.
I am extremely happy so far with the vehicle in terms of style, handling, performance, economy and service.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st May, 2004