A first class MPV
Middle bench under seat lever (to move seat forward and back) required adjustment.
This car is the one to have if you want to ferry up to 8 people and their luggage around.
The engine is not going to set any records for speed, but neither is it sluggish. It's just that it seems set up for steady driving which is really what you want in a large MPV if you're going to avoid car sickness.
It is a strong engine, even as an automatic, and it tows our twin axle caravan without difficulty. The front wheels can be made to spin quite easily though if you are not careful when pulling away from a junction.
The interior is light and airy and the climate control works well.
With a lot of town driving 24 mpg can be expected although nearer 30 can be obtained on A roads.
Suspension is set just about right being comfortable both on pot-holed country roads and on motorways.
Major gripe is that although this is meant to be an 8 seater vehicle, there are only lap belts for those sitting in the middle of the two rear bench seats. Why not full 3 point belts?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2004