170,000 kms and the only repairs have been engine coils at 150,000 ($900.) emissions sensor (2 @ $150 each) and air mass sensor ($300). The machine is excellent to drive in all conditions. The 4x4 system works very competently in snow and mud. The vehicle is well appointed, powerful, quiet and smooth. Extremely reliable.
Poor fuel economy & premium fuel
Cramped back seat (legroom)
Poor rust resistance *****
Anyone considering one MUST insist a shop remove the plastic covers over (esp. rear) wheels. EASY. A perfect looking vehicle can have BAD rust issues behind these
Must spray inner front fenders and under front of hood. These areas rust from behind & will ruin vehicle
We have had this machine 12 years. A very "car -like" ride with capable handling - even at very high speeds. Very quiet and stable - feels heavy and tough. Great smooth engine and transmission. Faultless mechanicals. Excellent quality dash and instrument layout. Plenty of protection re: airbags etc. Very durable interior materials, especially the optional interior treatment with wood(false) and leather seat facings.
We will keep ours until any visible rust appears. I have a hunch this machine will run smoothly and reliably for years to come, despite it being 13 yrs old.
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