Support bracket snapped off rear silencer. Irritating as the exhaust itself is in very good condition. Told this is a common fault.
Split CV gaiter (expected at this age/mileage).
Clutch just starting to intermittently slip under hard acceleration in 6th (109k, it's had a good innings).
Interior rattles. Lots of them.
In most respects we are delighted with the car. It's reliable, very frugal, goes like stink when you need it to, has a good level of specification (electric windows, mirrors, sunroof, Climatronic, CD player, PAS, ESP etc). Nothing much has gone wrong with it, and what has is within expectations for a car of this age and mileage.
Biggest gripe is the rattly interior. Driving over less than perfect roads sets up a cacophony of buzzes, creaks and squeaks. I think this is the rattliest car I have ever owned, and that includes old 80's Peugeots. Somewhat at odds with the expensive looking trim and so-called quality badge.
Handling is also dreadful, with the heavy diesel engine and soggy suspension (this is no "GTI diesel", or anything like it) making it frustrating on twisty roads. It understeers comically early, and there's not much steering feel. As my commute is 90% straight A-road and motorway, it doesn't bother me, but this is not a car to enjoy yourself in on a good road.
The PD diesel is rough and ready, and makes a racket compared to a newer design, but the clout it delivers between 1500 and 4000 RPM makes this car feel genuinely quick at times. Coming out of 30 mph limits, you just leave the car in fourth, and squeeze it on. It hauls you from 30 through to 80 in one satisfying, sustained lunge without the need to touch the gear lever. Similarly once in 6th, it cruises quietly, but with bags left in reserve. It's still a great engine, with a far better long term / high mileage reliability record than a typical common rail unit. Assuming it's fed the correct oil, this 130 PD engine is known for doing starship mileages without problems.
If the interior didn't rattle, it would be a superb car. As it is, it's still very good. But the creaks annoy me.