Power train is noisy
Engine will idle at 2000 RPM for the first ten minutes after startup (even on a 80 degree day). Dealer says this is normal and nothing can be done about it. The car is a manual tranmission, so it is hard to shift smoothly with the high RPM. Even when RPM settles down you have to work to shift smoothly making this car unpleasent to drive.
The side view mirrors are set back about 6" from the front window. For short drivers that have the seat in a forward position there is a huge blind spot.
A lot of tire noise. In windy conditions the car is all over the road.
This is the third Sabura that my wife has owned. The first was a great car. The second had a lot of maitiance problems, but was a nice driving car. This is the most unpleasent to drive and I would never use it on a long trip. All the previous Saburas were manual transmission.