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Bought 5 months and 1500 miles old for £18k including leather interior. Excellent value, but would not buy brand new due to depreciation.
Reasonable costs considering V6. Often get 35mpg due to very little town driving.
On the road
Handling is great, but not perfect. Ride is very comfortable. Getting power to the road when pulling away quickly takes practice through manual gearbox in wet conditions.
With a 5 speed manual gearbox, accelaration is gusty and handling (less weight) are far better than on any of the auto boxes, including the tiptronic on newer models.
Living with it
Phillips CD-Autochanger replaced under warranty. Brake disks skimmed to cure judder a couple of times, otherwise faultless.
Most people who get in it say "Wow this is posh." With proper marketing and slightly better handling, BMW/Audi would be running scared.
Effortless all day cruising in arm chair comfort with a very effective climate control system.
Security and Service
First class service. Shame it's so difficult to find a dealer nearby - my local closed recently.
Problems and Ownership
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