If it was a horse, I'd shoot it
Fills the street up with white smoke when starting from cold.
"Starting from cold" means above 5 degrees C or it simply doesn't.
Replaced glow plug controller, glow plugs, oil and filter change after using a fuel system and oil flush, added a reputable "stop smoke" oil additive, but still no improvement in starting or smoke problem.
I needed to remove existing parts to be replaced as 5 of the part dealers in my town had no listings for this makes parts.
As far as I know, only 4 or 5 dealers nationwide.
Generally the pick up is a good, solid vehicle, bodywork and suspension wise, but the engine and transmission are a massive let-down.
The gearstick has 3 inches movement sideways whilst in gear.
Stick to A roads as at 60mph, the engine is at 5500rpm.
Does not like hills, any roads bumpier than an airfield, starting in the mornings and the ozone layer.
I personally have lost 14 days work when it would not start on a cold morning.
Perhaps I just own a bad example of this vehicle and as I bought it second-hand, I could not vouch for its previous treatment, but I personally would not buy another vehicle of this make.
When I first opened the bonnet and noticed an in-built light and switch for the engine bay, I should of realized what I was to come.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th March, 2004