I bought a 06/06 Magentis V6 six months ago from a dealers' demonstrator fleet. For a very modest price I got a well equiped saloon with a powerful engine teamed up to a 5 speed 'tiptronic' type gearbox. In a nutshell the Magentis V6 offers the space, comfort, equipment and performance of a £30K 5 series or E class for Focus money -or less. You have to forgive the numb steering, anonymous styling and cheapo single din stereo-in-a-double-dim-slot and consider the build quality, reliability and refinement which are up to the Honda/Toyota/Mazda standard. I needed a large luxury automatic but was on a restricted budget. The Magentis does it for me and, if more people would put their badge-snobbery aside, it would do it for them too!
Stuart Markham, May 24th 2008