Pretty average all around. Nothing is too expensive and the mpg's are decent if you check tyre pressures, etc. Had a 2008 version in 2011 and still had bang on the mpg's driving around. Does get a bit noisy when on the motorway but its not really designed for that. If I had to get an mpv again I would consider this
Now had it one year and what a mistake. One reason for buying was the advertised 60+ mpg, I average 43 and due to my job (Paid per mile) I am a very careful driver. Less fuel used more money on payday. No stowage space for things in cabin, Revs dip badly when pulling away. have stalled it due to loss of revs more times than my previous 51 years of driving. Folding up rear seats is positively primitive. Noisy engine and lots of wind/road noise.Full of silly voice activated items that you never use like Changing Temp., Changing Radio Freq. etc. I suppose the phone voice control is OK if you need to use your mobile a lot. No spare wheel of any type of course, had to buy one £165 and it does not fit in the boot properly. Altogether it is a pretty horrible car that I wish I never owned.
I've had this car for four years and my rating of it has improved. It is a genuine 4-star car for someone who does low mileage like me (up to 6k per year.) Plus points: reliability - no issues at all, equipment - great, especially the heated windscreen and removeable rear seats, easy and not tiring to drive. Negatives: poor fuel consumption in town, hard seats, not enough cubby holes, large turning circle and worst of all very black privacy glass. Fairly reasonable to service and insure. I treat it as my personal indulgence - a bit expensive to run in town but so convenient and practical in other ways. Would be no use for a high mileage owner as fuel costs would cripple them.
I have a 2.0 litre auto on the motability scheme. I have had it for 1 year and it has been faultless. It is very comfortable, quiet and easy to drive. The quality of all the car is great, and I have had several long drives in it, all in comfort. It is particularly good and quiet on the motorway, where it has plenty of power, the handling is absolutely excellent. The car also looks good and still looks brand new after a year.
In summary, it is a lovely car, if you are to choose a motability car I would thoroughly recommend it, the driving position has a great range, the steering and controls are light and easy to use, the engine is almost silent, even at speed.
I have also driven the 2.0 litre diesel manual, it is also excellent, and very powerful, even better than the petrol version I have, the only reason I have the petrol one is that I could have this as an automatic.
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