Added: 15th of November 2013
The car has been a tough workhorse. It not luxurious but is comfortable and has all of the basics. I am pleased with the build quality. It has been reasonably reliable having only let us down the once with a faulty water pump. This was replaced under warranty. It drives well and has a surprisingly good acceleration from about 20mph, good enough to provide confidence when overtaking. Ii is a heavy car but this has contributed to a strong feeling of security and safety. It does however also contribute to it not being the most frugal of cars. That said, it is possible to achieve 43+ mpg with a judicious right foot. It has coped well with adverse weather conditions especially in snow ( we bought it as we live in a remote area on the top of a hill ) I have not felt the need for winter tyres. On the subject if tyres, it is still on it's originals with at least another 4k left in them, pretty good for a 4x4. Likes- strength, ruggedness, reliability, practicality and safety Dislikes - not the prettiest of cars, can be noisy on start up, poor residual value I would definitely buy another, sadly it is no longer made! although the new Compass comes close. Franchise garage / dealer ( Meridian Bournemouth ) has been faultless, excellent service.