Great engine performance and reliability you can trust from a Japanese thoroughbred
The finishing on the dashboard are boring Grey, interior materials and angles, coming from a Japanese thoroughbred and are not that great, but are however spacious, nothing aesthetic or fanciful like a good old continental makes.. even compared to my Rover 416.
Neither are the dails on the speedometer inspirational to drive..; functional, but the power kicks in that revs to 2000rmp accelerates with confidence.. perhaps because of the Cyclone II I installed in the air-intake did help.
Automatic transmission engages with a reliably with a thud on the gearshift, which becomes smoother with practice.
Exterior of the car is broad with smooth straight angles, resonates with reliable executive looking exterior. No complaints about ergonomics or image here :)
Great boot-space in the rear.. which extraordinary from a Japanese make.
Passenger compartment is practically silent from engine.. which revs with strength effortlessly. hallmark of Japanese engine reliability,... have serviced it at the local distributor faithfully, no complaints so far except for the charges.. which is still less compared to what I had to pay for Rover Singapore...
Seats are suprisingly much thicker comfortable without being rigid, head and legroom great, seats 5 with ample room, great reliable and functional even as a family saloon.
Steering light to the point not losing sensitivity. Accelrator depression is light and smooth to the user's pedal movement, Simply a joy to drive and own.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd October, 2002