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  • Summary

    2 out of 5 2.0

    What does this car say about you?

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

    They think it's mad how much it's been in the garage but like it's looks and comfort.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No, it's faults are not what was to be expected of a brand new car.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Something with longer service intervals. (12,500 means 3 services a year for me).

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?

    Yes

    What price did you pay?

    £0

    When did you buy the car?

    June 2014

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Good PCH Deal.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Quick, Comfy, Smart, Economical, Supposed Reliability.

    What was the dealer like?

    OK. Car was two months late and no one was able to tell me why or when I could expect it.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Great. Plenty torque so overtaking can be done in 3rd, 4th or 5th with ease. Handling is good and steering is sharp though tyres on 19" rims are noisey above 50mph.

    What's it like to park?

    Reversing camera is very good and sensors work well though it is a big car so supermarket size parking spaces are tight.

  • Living with it

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Yes. 1 year old and it has had problems with DPF failure on 3 separate occasions with unburnt fuel getting in to the oil causing oil pressure issues. Other niggle - it revs to 2000rpm on startup and stays there for 10 seconds to warm up so it seems you're sitting revving it. Lastly, the bluetooth system is terrible. It takes ages to startup and it tries to sync all your phone contacts every time you get in the car, this takes 5-10 minutes during which time you cannot make or receive calls.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Not alot. The boot is large but the high lip and low lid mean that larger items struggle to fit ie an 80L suitcase. Also, athough the seats fold flat, the back doors don't open wide enough so access is restricted.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    When you finally get the bluetooth working the sound is fantastic, Bose quality so it doesn't distort at high volumes.