An absolute steal
Very little. The one time I let the Vauxhall main dealer loose on it for an MOT I got back a bill for £1,200 plus lots of parts that probably didn't need replacing: front disks and pads, cam covers, control arms...
Other than that, the car has been looked after by the one-man garage in the village. It goes in for service every 9,000 miles and other than service items it's had the water pump replaced.
Comfortable; incredibly roomy; more than adequately fast; equipped with every unnecessary indulgence you can think of.
Will happily cruise all day at 80 mph and regularly does so on trips from the South of England to Scotland.
I only changed it because I always promised myself a Jaguar Sovereign: the new car's got a lot to live up to!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th April, 2003