I bought the 2000 XE V6 4WD and I am
impressed with the reliablity and ride
after +60K miles. Sure, Gas Mileage
could be better, but what are you going
to do. My X has capably handled
several snowy winters in the last few
years and annual trips out on the beach
in North Carolina. It has "passable"
comfort for long trips, but it
certainly isn't a Benz...Then again,
there are no SLK's pulling up to the
surf on the beach!
I've had a couple of little rattles and
squeeks, but overall, I am pretty
Excellent build quality after 3.5
years. Plenty of storage around the
cabin - - Cargo hooks come in handy & I
didn't think they would. Roof rack &
basket are beefy and useful with a $5
canister of tie-downs from Home Depot.
My suggestion when I first bought the
car has been addressed - "Stylize the
interior a bit more". This has been
accomplished in later models.