Upscale, great looking car
The parking brake gets stuck with temperatures below -5 degrees Celsius. The dealer fixed it once, but it got stuck again. They badly scratched the plastic around the handbrake while doing it. I saw it afterwards.
The air flow direction got stuck after selecting the defrost button. It needed a complete change of all the air conditioning system.
The A/C loses cooling power when cruising for more than 30 minutes at steady speeds on the highway. Couldn't prove it to the dealer.
Wind noise from the windows. Dealer tried to fix it, but without success.
All the repairs were done under warranty.
Despite all the problems I had with this car, I loved it.
I only sold it because it's a two doors and it's not practical to get the child seat in or out of it.
It's solidly built; I can feel it when driving it. It's also very quiet; maybe that's why the wind noise felt so loud.
The most thing I loved about this car was the way it looked. It was also very comfortable and it handled well. The 2.4i engine is quiet and powerful (168 bhp), though I would have liked to have the T5 instead.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th May, 2010