Nothing as yet.
There are few cars available at ANY price that are more comfortable than Safrane.
2.5 Volvo engine is smooth and I think makes quite a nice powerful noise. Fuel economy at steady 85MPH is 36MPG! Uses more fuel around town though.
Automatic gearbox makes the car an absolute doddle to drive. It's quite smooth although if I was being critical, I would say it is sometimes a little confused as to what gear it should be in. You don't really notice that though.
The cabin is cavernous and is total luxury. Even with the front seats right back, there is enough room for people 6"+ to sit in total comfort in the rear. It is even roomier than my old R25 (that had done 175,000 miles when I sold it and it was running for a couple more years after that until it was written off).
I bought this 6 year old car with a genuine 30090 miles on it. It came with a full service history incl. having it's 70,000 miles cambelt service at 29,000 miles. I got it for less than 4000ukp! (Or a deposit on a new Laguna and I'm fairly sure I won't be on first name terms with the dealer as a Safrane owner)
Overall, so far I am very impressed with this car and would highly recommend to anyone who values comfort and a great motorway cruiser.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th June, 2004