Good car, superb engineering on seat
fold-down method for use of full cargo
area, driver door had an annoying
rattle -- dealer fixed on warranty;
poor design and material on console
lid hinge...it broke quickly and cost
$175 + installation to
replace...dealer service tech
installed wrong color (QC...?),
causing another return trip
and "discussion" with the service
manager. Mileage around town isn't
too impressive...about 15, but highway
mileage improves significantly (25+),
and it's fast on the open road.
Overall we like it alot and have
recommended to a friend who also
bought one and loves his.
Easy to use cargo area, great seat
comfort, seat memory for multiple
drivers, built-in kid booster seats
are terrific and the kids love them.
Tiptronic transmission is nice.
A few more ponies, lower 1st gear
in "standard automatic" mode so it
isn't sluggish (this isn't a prob in
manual mode). Firmer suspension (a
little bit) and BMW style 3-mode
Steptronic would be good, i.e.,