I LOVE this car...but...
April 9, 2018
I picked up my 2011 Aero XWD 9-5 used almost 2 1/2 years ago (with 73,000 miles) and I love it every time I get into it. With 120,000 miles on It's still quiet, fast, handles like its on rails, is super-comfortable and is terrific in the snow (I drive up to Vermont from Boston every weekend in the winter). Plus you virtually never see one on the roads ( I see more Maserati's than cars like mine). Parts are pretty much still available with the exception of the rear tail light assemblies (don't get rear-ended!) so no worries there.
A few nits - some of the interior trim pieces look a little cheap, but for what I paid for the car, no complaints. There's a pretty big blind spot looking right past the front passenger seat and B(?) pillar. That's pretty much it for the small stuff.
Some of the bigger issues included replacing a turbo solenoid (twice - second time was on warranty) and a possible turbo replacement in the near future. I also had to replace the camshaft chain, timing chain and water pump ($2,700) as I was getting code saying there was slack in the camshaft chains (diagnosed and verified) . While more than one mechanic said that there was no threat of a catastrophic failure and I could continue to drive the car as is, the check engine light kept coming on and the car would go into "limp mode", which also diminished performance, not to mention a real hassle getting it inspected. Now that it's fixed, it drives great again.
The most recent issue is a warning light to "service rear axle/service all wheel drive". Mechanic says that my differential pump is shorting out ($900 replacement) but no immediate need to replace it (and no noticable driving issues). However, they also think that the control module for the rear diff is defective - a $3,000 repair. Yikes!
So, with all this said, I still love my car and will continue to drive it into the ground (it still looks practically new). If you find one with really low miles and want a unique luxury car at a bargain price then I would still consider this car...even a safer bet with the FWD 2.0 liter 4cyl turbo.