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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Well it's ugly but impressive; so it sends out a serious message unlike an Audi. Exudes a sense of high worth.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Neighbour has same car and is a petrol head; he knows it is the best. Ignorant friends just think it is a fancy prestige automobile.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Would like to buy the new model but cannot justify getting rid of this one as it's so good. Would only consider a BMW 5 series.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Only a 5 series.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    January 2009

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Incredible deal as the group selling needed the money.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Power, performance, handling, prestige.

    What was the dealer like?

    Totally charming Geordies.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Handles like an MX5, i.e. like a sportscar while being a family saloon. Incredible performance urge from famous 3 litre diesel (35d).

    What's it like to park?

    Easy, helped by sensors.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Luckily this is a good one. It is the best car in the world; rock solid, dependable and exhilerating.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Comfort. Put the seat back and sleep for an hour.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Little gadgetry; it's all about driving pleasure.