This was my one and only chance to avoid a mini van or the absurd badly built and ill concieved SUV. It basically does the job, looks the dogs, drives as if on rails and is very solid. Gas mileage OK. All sorts of folks still stop and stare at it and ask about it. You can forget about the baby seat in the back driving this. They need to sell a aftermarket kit to unpimp this ride. The traction in the snow was ok, even without chains
Solid feel, handling, comfort, looks. Reminds me of a Rover SD1. Acceleration is super smooth There are no pointless gadgets, electronics, sat nav, tvs, fake wood, faux chrome, imitation kevlar, imitation leather, sunroof, roofbars, etc.
The cruise control lever could not be more inconvenient in shape, size or location, almost as if it is from another car. The fancy trunk storage is handy, but it takes up trunk space. Rear ventilation sub par. This vehicle would really suit a stick shift.