A very economical and swift car
I first got the car from a friend who had barely used it, and so left it sitting in a field for nearly a year!
A couple of small parts needed replacing in the first couple of weeks (due to lack of use).
And the belt tensioner broke very suddenly.
But basically no problems since.
Nice appearance, with grey full leather interior, and a bit of veneer here and there.
No cruise control on this one, and no air conditioning. But this does wonders for the fuel consumption.
Doing an average of 53 MPG, and a maximum of 63 MPG, it is seriously cheap to run.
Also, for a 2.0 diesel, it does not have bad acceleration, doing 0-60 in 10.8 seconds. Also, having loads of torque, the acceleration, although not overwhelming, is still there even in 5th gear (no need to shift down when over-taking)!
Although the 600's leather seats are comfotable, I still think that the seats in my Volvo 340 GL are more comfortable.
I am very pleased with it, and having done 60,000 miles on it already, I intend on keeping it until either the day I die, or it dies! Can't wait to find out which way it goes!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th June, 2001