• Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Not worried about fuel efficiency and like comfort.

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

    They thought it was great at the price we paid.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, much less cost than a Audi Q5 for a similar vehicle.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    AWD, station wagon or SUV, possibly diesel with the right performance.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    January 2012

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    YES 1st year insurance and 5 years service thrown in for 2/3 of the UK price.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Working in Oman wife needed a protective envelpoe toget around and something we could take back to UK This is R line spec but with the high angle front and rear bumpers.

    What was the dealer like?

    Bent over backwards.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Goes very well for something weighing 1600kg. Acceleration from the 2.0 TSi 200bhp is more than enough for any sensible driver. If you go mad on the bends the AWD will help but push it too hard and you will feel the weight. Rough ride with 255x40x19 tyres. Swapped to 255x45x19 and much better. Bonus speedo is now spot on aginst sat nav.

    What's it like to park?

    Easier than my smart fortwo. Has self parking used it to impress the neighbours. Self park is good for tight spaces though.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Absolutely nothing.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Good visibility, adjustable boot volume, flat load floor although boot lip is a pain. Ivory leather seats clean easily-glad they do as they seem to pick up colours from clothing.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Panoramic roof, reverse camera, climate control, gas discharge headlights, all round proximity sensors, hill hold, heated seats in cold climates and climate control.