Heater by-pass valve failed i.e. water leak, which can be hard to diagnose, as it is right at the back of the engine, and would only leak when the water was fully topped up.
Very slight misfire, most noticeable at idle speed with no air-con on. Has been hard to diagnose and is still there.
A single tappety noise from the right hand cylinder head. Could be a hydraulic tappet gone and could cause the above misfire.
Passenger seat rattles slightly when not occupied.
A rear light bulb!
Very smooth and quiet.
The cabin is well kitted out (climate control, CD changer, electric sunroof, windows and mirrors, Xeon headlights, front and side airbags) and very spacious.
Engine is a peach, even though it has a very slight misfire!!!
Due to the car being very heavy, it's only just quick enough for me, probably should have gone for the 3.0, but it's hard to find a manual one.
The engine is as frugal as my old Sierra 2.0 twin-cam!
Parts are cheap. Did my own cam belt - cost £19.99!!! My own service, parts £25 for plugs, £3.50 for an oil filter, £9 for a pollen filter, £12 for a fuel filter.
Handles superbly for such a big and heavy car.
As long as it has a full service history and is well maintained, these cars can rack up huge mileages and you can pick them up so cheaply.