I've owned this 2003 model for two years now, and must say it's the best 4 x 4 I've driven (out of Landrover Freelander, Vauxhall Frontera and BMW X3). I like the quality of the interior, this special edition model has half leather, and special detailing such as grey metallic painted front grille, bumpers and wheel arches which looks great with the silver coachwork. I have never had a problem with this car and has been extremely reliable. It's used on country lanes, urban driving and motorways, and although it's buffered a bit on windy days on the motorway, I've found it to be an extremely smooth and comfortable ride. The automatic gearbox is smooth, although sometimes at the higher end of the scale, could drop down sooner when going slightly uphill, but overall it's quite pokey when necessary and I'm pleased with it's performance. Obviously with any petrol 4 x 4, petrol consumption is an issue, and according to the trip computer it does 14 mpg average, but I don't find this to be accurate. I've achieved 20+ on long motorway journeys easily. Overall then a great fun to drive car, very practical with lots of space both in the boot and in the car itself, with three full rear seat belts and comfortable and safe airbagged surroundings, I'm more than happy to drive my kids around in this, in fact, I enjoy it!
Sally Smith, Oxfordshire, July 19th 2006