What does this car say about you?
I like using public transport.
What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
I guess they're wondering where it's been for the last six and a half weeks, maybe they think I've crashed it.
Would you buy this car again and why?
Difinitely not, see problems.
What are you likely to buy next?
Going back to a Freelander.
Type of dealer you bought from?
Did you buy this car new?
What price did you pay?
When did you buy the car?
Did you get a good deal and why?
Well, I thought I did as I was trying to reduce my monthly payments, as it happens I wish I'd kept my old car with higher payments.
Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Liked the spec, 7 year warranty and the colour (orange).
What was the dealer like?
Arnold Clark Kia Aberdeen - very good when buying the car but poor customer service when things started going wrong. No courtesy cars and no communication regarding progress of the on-going gearbox issue.
What's it like to drive?
Don't really know as I haven't covered much distance in it. It does tend to follow the camber of the road.
What's it like to park?
A doddle with front and rear sensors and the reverse park facility.
Living with it
Have you had any problems with the car?
Gearbox first and second gear selection a nightmare to engage, worse when cold. The car's had the problem since I bought it three and a half months ago and has spent the last five weeks in the garage (total time in garage approx 7 weeks). Still waiting for parts to arrive (wrong part was ordered) keep getting assurances that "the car will be ready next week".
What's most practical about your car?
The seven year warranty: looks like I'll need it, although I plan to reject the car if the problem is not fixed. (I plan to get rid of the car as soon as possible even if it is fixed, can't take the chance that it may go wrong again).
Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Self park facility, awesome but a bit unnerving first time.