I have a 3.0l SE auto that has 70,000+ on the clock. First Reg' Sept' '01, I have found it to be a good machine. The 4 wheel drive is first class, providing excellent road holding and traction. The engine delivers silky smooth power, and the gearbox transmits that power without a glitch. The only thing that has failed is the instrument panel, and that was replaced under warranty. Everything else is original equipment and I have had to spend little on it. The mpg is not good (although I didn't expect frugality) giving circa 34mpg on motorway drives, but only 17/18 in completely urban driving. I also tow a caravan weighing 1,400 kgs, and have made a number of Continental holiday trips of 2,500+ miles getting circa 22mpg for the total journey. As a towcar it is excellent - lots of power in reserve, perfectly stable, with excellent braking characteristics. Servicing costs, etc., are no more than the likes of BMW and Mercedes (having owned both marques), with an annual service well below £500.00. Tyre wear is good for a 4WD, getting more than 30,000 miles out of a set. Yes, the cabin design is sedate, but everything is there, and the front heated screen clears misting in seconds - unlike some. My only hates about it are the digital clock and the difficulty in replacing a headlight bulb. The build quality is very good - no bits falling off.
John Pattison, Essex, December 20th 2008