Wonderful driving position with extremely comfortable seats.
Not exactly neck-snapping performance, but totally acceptable for a vehicle weighing in at close to 1500Kg.The ability to deal with 90% of what a Range Rover can do for 30% of the price is good too.
32 mpg on long runs isn't tragic.
OK...so we'd all like it to be available with a 240 bhp V6 3.0 litre... but what we've got isn't bad. Just a shame that repairs at Renault dealers are so expensive and take so long.
Update 28/02/2007 (period from 34,000 to 103,000 miles):
It wasn't until I bought myself a Citroen Xantia as a runaround that I realised just how good the road holding on the RX4 really is. It pulls off of wet roundabouts without the slightest twitch. Even in the ice the handling is totally predictable. You have to be a card-carrying idiot to lose control of one of these.
If you're new to the vehicle then the greater body roll compared to a conventional car may take some getting used to, but after nearly five years and 90k miles I don't even notice it.