• Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Rough and Ready. A bit of a status symbol when it was new.

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

    Loved it. Very comfortable, great for road trips. Very dependable.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes - its so flexible and reliable. A real work horse that you can live with.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Bought a Honda Accord - downsized on running costs and no longer needed 7 seats.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    March 1995

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes, excellent deal. Knocked the price down by almost £3k.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    It was the best 7 seater we could find at the time.

    What was the dealer like?

    Very good. 12 years later, the salesperson is still there and remembers us! SGT in Taplow.

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Its slow, so you tend to adjust your driving habits to suit. Lots of body roll, but gripped quite well. Stopped well.

    What's it like to park?

    Rear visibility is nill thanks to the spare wheel. But the massive side mirrors make up for this and let you effectively judge where the end of the car is. Power steering makes it a breeze once you have got used to the size.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Alternator was replaced @ approx 3 years old. Top radiator hose split (at approx 150k miles). Steering got a little wobbly - common with shoguns if you dont keep the grease topped up in the ball joints etc.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Space and seats! Reliability.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    You cant really call in an option - but the great visibility. High seating position and big side view mirrors made driving very easy.