Fantastic value for money, trouble free motoring with miles of smiles!
Rear wheel bearings replaced at 70000kms.
ABS sensor ring (front left) cracked and replaced at 95,000kms.
Electric window switch panel shorted and replaced at 110,000kms (after-market alarm with window closing function caused this!).
This car is heaven-sent for Kenyan roads!
Super quick, comfortable, and very reliable.
AWD system a boon on wet tarmac and sticky mud. Will confess I have taken this car off the beaten track in Land Rover/Land Cruiser country, and never got stuck! Twice even rescued RAV4 owners!
All faults listed above are in my view acceptable given the age of the car, and one must consider the local conditions in Africa will impact on any car.
Cabin a tad uninspired, but generally comfortable and has survived pretty well. Hardly a rattle in my car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th August, 2009