I took delivery of this car a couple of weeks ago as a replacement for a 2004 Volvo XC90, which was a great car but increasing fuel cost and road tax bands meant it was time to change!! However, with an active family of six, as well as wanting style and luxury feel and driving entertainment (the one short fall of the Volvo) it was a tall order!! So having seen a few of these on the road I decided to give it a try so having gone to our local dealer, Inchcape ford in Guildford and found them rude and unhelpful we went further a-field to Dagenham motors in Thames-Ditton, where service was much improved, even getting the exact model to test drive!! Then it came to the spec....we went mad, DVD system in the back, glass roof, sat nav, elec seats, 18" alloys, alcantara seats, electronic parking brake...the list goes on and......£33,000!!!!! It was nearly the end of me, i thought we were saving money by moving from the Volvo....so home again, down trodden that we can't get the spec i want, but after some browsing on the internet i found i could get the spec we wanted for just over £25,000 from "drive the deal" that’s over £7,000 saving!!!! So....the car, well it's superb...drives and handles fantastically, sporty yet smooth ride, great looks, great practicality and much easier to manoeuvre than our old Volvo!!! My only concern is the quality of some plastics around the interior, not sure if they'll hold out al well as those in the Volvo did, but time will tell!!
Chris Newman, Surrey, November 8th 2008