Fast, fun, and furiously expensive
Hmmmm... cha ching:
Turbo blew at 90,000km - $1200
Head gasket went at 98,000km - $1700
Radiator blew, trans fluid in water at 103,000 - $1300
Autobox dropped its guts at 106,000 - $3000
Sunroof gave up the ghost at 102000km.
Electric seat motors are slowly dying.
Cruise Control dead at 85,000.
Passenger heated seat dead at 90,000.
Heater hoses blew out at 100,000.
So that's pretty much the entire car then. Its in the shop now and I look forward to getting is back and trading it in on something I can sell on for a decent amount of cash.
The depreciation on these things is killer.
Well, where can one start... this has been the most expensive car to maintain I have ever owned. In fact, I could probably have bought a Porsche with the cash I've thrown down this money pit.
The interior is fantastic when my sunroof isn't leaking. The performance is brilliant on the open road, when the car is running.
In all honesty, I do actually quite like the car. The looks grew on me - and the performance when overtaking is magic. Its just a pity it was designed by a team of muppet's.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th November, 2006