Quick off the mark,good brakes,good price(mine was 5months old),60mpg average over motorway runs at 70 mph measured tank to tank (computer is accurate also) and only 2500 miles on engine so should get better. Some commented on ride and steering but mine is good with tyres at 36psi(check tyres are not at 45psi as mine were !). Seems manufacturers are using max tyre pressure to get max mpg at the cost of ride quality not to mention could be dodgy in summer temps.Cabin space and seats excellent(previous Mazda 6 seats fell apart!). Sat nav is good except for the constant disclaimer prompt at ignition on. Radio/ cd, SD and usb options included.(my entire collection is now on sdcard ).Mine has extra tweeter speakers and sound is good. Not too noisy at 80mph (Dublin trips) sound in cabin 70db (tinnitus caused by too many noisy cabins over 30 years driving ).Reviews have mentioned no lift in sixth gear at motorway speeds but this is common on many diesels (its only 120 bhp). Mazda 6 163bhp and bmw 525d also needed to drop a gear at 70 to shift. Engine so far is very quiet (not run in yet) for diesel. Road tax £20! Boot space average (can drop spacer floor a bit ).Has a space saver wheel(A must have). Looks good ,alloys get noticed.Good head and leg room(6 foot).Headlights average-got foglightS.Rear camera brill Bad points: No mud guards, alarm,bumper boot guard,adjustable lumbar (retail is 20 grand for Pete's sake!). Glove box lid flimsy.
keith richmond, Antrim, December 3rd 2014