Even BATMAN would be pleased!
Driver's right speaker was blown. (The speaker grille was damaged by dealer after repairing the speaker under warranty)
Radio fades off after a few seconds, but the CD player works luckily!
Steering clunked under braking and acceleration.
Estate boot light remained on for no reason on a long journey (until the lamp was removed)
Power steering groans when reversing under full lock.
Passenger's Recaro seat adjustment switch fell out of its hole!
Who needs music in a car when the 2.5 V6 Engine whistles and growls so sweetly from low gears. The acceleration is rapid right up to obscene speeds. Claimed speed of 140mph+ is close!
Bat-mobile looks, with practicality and style.
An estate car really shouldn't be this much fun. The big beast handles bends brilliantly.
There is no better medicine for stress, than travelling along mountain roads with the radio off (if it's working), the windows down and using every single gear in the gearbox to it's max.
The Recaro seats give excellent support even to chunky chaps like me!
The ride appears to be a bit harsh on bad country roads leading to annoying rattles and squeaks.
Gadgets are few and far between for a flagship 'family' car, but the kids seem to like it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th October, 2001