I have the 2.7tdi multi on an 06 plate. Good things, the interior is beautifully built and trouble free, boot is big, has handy hooks for shopping bags, and an (extra cost) cargo net with tie downs - very handy. It’s very comfortable to drive long distances and the 2.7 and multitronic are just so smooth and effortless, you’re never short of power Down side the radio occasionally has a fit when you start the car, and there is no sound, an air valve caused a warning light to come on, replaced under warranty after two trips to the dealer. Tyre noise can be a problem on some surfaces. I often feel like something is going to go wrong, although not much does. Noticed today that the coolant level was very low for 1st time in 2 1/2 years. Service costs are outrageous in my opinion, £400+ for a service is a rip off. Dealer service is getting better after some constructive feedback from me. I can get 40mpg plus on a decent motorway run, long term 40,000 mile mixed average is 38mpg . Options are expensive, some should be standard, the SatNav price is a joke at £1,800, buy a TomTom. MMI drive very easy to use, but why is the clock set menu buried in the radio set up? This is a car I like to drive and be in, but I don't feel passionate about it like some other cars I have owned. Next time it might be a Honda for the peace of mind.
Tim Banks, January 18th 2009