Excellent value 4x4 but not a good choice for high mileages
Noisy wiper blades.
Excellent road holding and grip - can corner quickly, once you get used to the amount of roll.
Good for narrow country lanes and poor surfaces, but no advantage for long distances on A roads and motorways.
Fuel consumption disappointing even on long journeys, but is the price you pay for 4x4.
Even with a light right foot the best is high 30's. Would have been better with a diesel engine.
Very effective brakes - stops car very quickly even without using ABS.
Tends to need a lot of gear changing on hills and much use of vvt boost.
Good high driving positon and comfortable seats.
Poor headlights, especially dipped beam - too low even when adjusted.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th February, 2006