Things you don’t like about your car!

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  • #159883 Reply
    Brydo
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    Volvo xc40:-

    Fuel consumption – drinks 🍺 like a fish

    Agricultural brakes – stops when it wants to, not when I want.

    intermittent indicators – on-off-on-still on-off-still off-on

     

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
    Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.

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  • #159884 Reply
    michaelTurner

    Hi, I do not like the fact that my car does not have a auto close control for the boot

    Car VW T ROC R LINE DSG 1.5

    #159885 Reply
    Fastbike1000
    Participant

    BMW x1. Steering wheel. It’s rock hard, hardly any give in it.

    #159889 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    Well that’s strange, Fastbike1000. I was driving our soon to go back X1 today and thinking how much I liked the feel of the wheel and how the leather gives under my fingertips.

    #159890 Reply
    Mm5

    Tiguan 190 SEL diesel. Drinks fuel for fun

    The stop start when approaching junctions is annoying, especially when someone flashes to let me go!

    The fact that there is no clock on the digital dash at all.

    Apart from that love the car

     

    #159891 Reply
    Glos Guy
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    Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDi 190PS SEL 4Motion DSG

    Sat Nav – VW system is absolutely dreadful.
    Engine Lag, especially in ECO mode
    Adaptive Cruise Control – too slow to resume speed
    Adaptive Headlights – too slow to react
    Fuel economy – average 38mpg which is poor for a diesel. Small fuel tank too, so poor range.
    Voice control. Hopeless.
    Foreword Collision Assist – can emergency brake for no reason.

    Was glad to hand it back a few days ago! New car (BMW X1) is a much better car overall but there are a few dislikes that I will cover in a full review on the car reviews thread once I’ve done some decent mileage in the car.

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    #159895 Reply
    sif

    Not a single thing. I am surprised to say. drove 7 hrs yesterday, felt as fresh getting out as getting in. Haven’t said that in 12 yrs. Fast charger in lidl. No more petrol stations, hooray. Cool bum and back on a hot day. Nil hesitancy and takes off like a scalded cat. Doors close with solid ‘thunk’ Absolute joy and I am not a car nut, but getting A to B for peanuts in the most comfortable car I have had, one that is a joy to drive is some experience. Passenger said after 7 hours in back, ‘was really comfortable and loads of room’ I had not asked. She was super impressed. Not a single negative, so glad I bit the bullet, thanks to all the EV fans for encouraging the doubters.

    #159897 Reply
    Tim

    Sif, I’m going to guess Kona EV? Can’t see any mention of which vehicle unless I’m missing it 😃

    #159898 Reply
    Brydo
    Participant

    You beat me to it Tim 🤪

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
    Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.

    #159899 Reply
    Brydo
    Participant

    Sif you and guys like gotitJulie and Ian are ev trailblazers on the scheme. Showing how to live with an ev and to thoroughly enjoy the experience, and of course save some money.

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
    Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.

    #159905 Reply
    Tharg
    Participant

    Mini 3-door hatch Cooper S:

    Suspension; bricks for springs. Backbone won’t take it any more. Changing soon.

    “Dynamic Sound”. Artificial vroomy noise played through speakers. Fun for first 10 minutes of ownership, thereafter damned silly and annoying. And you can’t turn it off!

    #159907 Reply
    Adrian

    I’ve thought that instead of new car reviews, there should be old car reviews, and I think these are probably more important.

    Knowing what you know now, would you travel back in time and warn your enthusiastic younger self away from ordering that gloriously shiny new car that you thought would be a joy to drive but turned out be awful?

    My old V40 was near perfect for three years, and felt almost as good when we handed back (80k miles) as when we collected it. The only single thing I didn’t like was auto emergency stop which was occasionally super intrusive and left me thinking what the hell just happened? I did get close to the car in front but there was zero chance of an actual collision. I wanted to turn it off but wasn’t sure what the insurance implications would be in the event I actually did rear end someone.

    We hand our Kuga back tomorrow. When we picked it up we definitely thought it was the best Motability vehicle we’d ever had and were pretty damn proud of it. I still enjoy driving it, but the laundry list of everything I don’t like it, it that’s gone wrong, about would require an entire threads if it’s own. I suspect that once I’ve spent a good few hours in the new car then the fond memories I do have of the Kuga are going to fade

    #159910 Reply
    Glos Guy
    Participant

    Excellent point Adrian. All cars seem fantastic at first, especially if it’s your first brand new car. There’s always a sense of excitement and inevitably your new car has swanky new features that weren’t on your last one. It’s only when you’ve lived with a car for a decent time that the novelty wears off and you start to see the downsides. All cars have them, unless you have the most rose coloured spectacles! That’s why I listed the downsides with the Tiguan that we handed back last week. People can get carried away with the long list of standard equipment that some cars have (as we did with the Tiguan), but that’s only part of the picture as some manufacturer systems don’t operate as well as others.

    #159912 Reply
    Vinnie
    Participant

    XC40 t3 Auto inscription pro, I don’t drive but hubby enjoys driving it, fuel is about where we thought it would be, around 38 mpg locally, did get a long run to London in May and got 50 mpg so pleased with that, going on another one next month so will see what it does then. Cross traffic is great, only did emergency brake once otherwise it warns of cars, pedestrians in car parks, and blis is good too.

    The seat Leon we had before this was great to start off with but was glad to see it go! Had a water leak problem on the windscreen, that they didn’t seem able to cure. The drivers side carpet was wet through some times; noticed it about 20 months into lease, so was glad when the three years were up!

    #159914 Reply
    Fastbike1000
    Participant

    Well that’s strange, Fastbike1000. I was driving our soon to go back X1 today and thinking how much I liked the feel of the wheel and how the leather gives under my fingertips.

    I think it depends on what model you have. The X-line felt it had a more give compared to my sport model ,  I have rheumatoid arthritis so I seem to notice more I suppose.

    #159920 Reply
    Daf

    Kia Soul EV

    Only downsides are small boot and Lane assist which comes on automatic and is a pain. Apart from that the car is brilliant, comfortable, frugal and a delight to drive. Without doubt a big step forward in the evolution of the automobile.

    #159923 Reply
    Abercol
    Participant

    After 45k miles with the S-Max 180 Diesel, its only bad thing is a slight creak from the housing around the screen, when it does it I press the housing firmly and it goes away till the next drive.

    42-43 mpg, very comfy, most comfy car I’ve had, wafts along and rides well due to the sheer size/weight of the thing. Speaking of which, it excels at carrying things, people, luggage, trips to the dump all done.

    No breakdowns or failure of anything, no drama, no hesitation from the DCT auto, it just does its thing. Good turn of speed and handling too for a big barge.

    My wife asked if we could keep it as she loves it – so comfy she says.

    In life, it's not who you know that's important, it's how your wife found out.

    #159924 Reply
    Serendipity
    Participant

    Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0TDi 190PS SEL 4Motion DSG Sat Nav – VW system is absolutely dreadful. Engine Lag, especially in ECO mode Adaptive Cruise Control – too slow to resume speed Adaptive Headlights – too slow to react Fuel economy – average 38mpg which is poor for a diesel. Small fuel tank too, so poor range. Voice control. Hopeless. Foreword Collision Assist – can emergency brake for no reason. Was glad to hand it back a few days ago! New car (BMW X1) is a much better car overall but there are a few dislikes that I will cover in a full review on the car reviews thread once I’ve done some decent mileage in the car.

    I have the Ateca version of this vehicle, same issues, plus very average interior quality.

    #159927 Reply
    Oscarmax
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    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV absolutely love it even after 12 months, only downside NO spare wheel


    In 2005 I suffered a brain injury which has left me with mental and physical disabilities.
    Unfortunately I do get confused and get things wrong, so I apologise in advance.

    #159928 Reply
    Glos Guy
    Participant

    That’s really interesting Serendipity. Just goes to show that, as I said earlier, choosing a car based upon a long list of standard equipment is only part of the story. Just taken delivery of a BMW X1 and although I had to pay extra for some features that were standard on the Tiguan, they all work far better than the VW systems. Also, we got nice quality leather as standard on the BMW but had to pay silly money for poor quality leather on the Tiguan!

    #159931 Reply
    Serendipity
    Participant

    That’s really interesting Serendipity. Just goes to show that, as I said earlier, choosing a car based upon a long list of standard equipment is only part of the story. Just taken delivery of a BMW X1 and although I had to pay extra for some features that were standard on the Tiguan, they all work far better than the VW systems. Also, we got nice quality leather as standard on the BMW but had to pay silly money for poor quality leather on the Tiguan!

    All the BMW’S are very slick in most areas, and basic quality is high, On the scheme right now the prices are historically high, but that’s the same with all manufacturers, 11 months to go before my renewal date, already looking, as you do lol

    #159932 Reply
    Wigwam
    Participant

    Coming to the end of 3 years with the X1, MrsW and I discussed this over breakfast. She doesn’t like the seatbelt height being none adjustable. I don’t like how playing music from a memory stick is handled. I’ve never really got to grips with it, but to be fair I rarely use it.  Sometimes I find road noise a bit irritating, but that’s usually because my mind isn’t elsewhere. It’s not bad enough to need to speak louder or turn the radio up.  And that’s it.  Everything else about the car has been perfect.

    #159935 Reply
    Glos Guy
    Participant

    All the BMW’S are very slick in most areas, and basic quality is high, On the scheme right now the prices are historically high, but that’s the same with all manufacturers, 11 months to go before my renewal date, already looking, as you do lol

    I’ve read a few comments about high AP’s for BMW’s, yet we paid £2,749 AP for an X1 with an rrp of £38k. I didn’t think that was too bad. A few years ago the AP’s were a bit lower but BMW added £2.5k extra kit to the X1 as standard with the 2020 facelift, much of which we would have wanted and had to pay extra for. By the time you renew I suspect that the all new BMW X1 will be out.

    #159939 Reply
    Richardw

    BMW 2 series 2.0d x-drive Gran tourer. A superb 4 wheel drive seven seater that has been a joy to own over the past 3 years. Mid 50’s mpg on a run, quick, comfortable and hugely practical Only fault is the fairly intrusive road noise over certain surfaces.

    #159940 Reply
    Serendipity
    Participant

    All the BMW’S are very slick in most areas, and basic quality is high, On the scheme right now the prices are historically high, but that’s the same with all manufacturers, 11 months to go before my renewal date, already looking, as you do lol

    I’ve read a few comments about high AP’s for BMW’s, yet we paid £2,749 AP for an X1 with an rrp of £38k. I didn’t think that was too bad. A few years ago the AP’s were a bit lower but BMW added £2.5k extra kit to the X1 as standard with the 2020 facelift, much of which we would have wanted and had to pay extra for. By the time you renew I suspect that the all new BMW X1 will be out.

    The available range has shrunk considerably on the scheme, and a couple of years ago they were giving the grand tourers away very cheaply indeed, fingers crossed.

    #159942 Reply
    AlanBang
    Participant

    We also have the Smax 180 diesel.    Car has been faultless and its been a good car to drive despite it’s size/heft.   Cavernous space inside and the 3 older kids (21/15/14) sit comfortably.  (slight worry that the new X1 replacement will be a be tighter on space for them – the girls are small thou and we don’t really drive to far with all 3 in!)

    Part of me doesn’t want to give the car back in once sense, it was tempting to buy outright, but then its approaching 5yrs at which point things can start to break down quickly.

    I did notice on a loaner galaxy (150 diesel) that the gearbox engine was considerably laggyier than ours. Ford look like they have moved over to PSA engines/auto’s, so it was a relief to get ours back.

    Our previous gen smax (private) was a better handling car than the current gen, but its a shame there won’t be a 3rd gen model given that MPV’s are a dying trend.

     

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