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What annoys you about your current car?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Martynt74, 18 Oct 2021.

  1. Conscript

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2004

    Posts: 10,026

    Location: Kent

    Long shot, but have you checked the wiper arms? It's possible that if they've been twisted slightly, so the blade might not be held exactly perpendicular to the screen, which can cause them to squeak.
     
  2. tom_nieto

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,417

    Location: Birmingham

    The fact that it’s a ticking time bomb and will explode into a million pieces at some point (if you believe the internet). Other than that I quite like it.

    The Sportage on the other hand… the main one is that it’s big on the outside, small on the inside. Also once you’re moving the pedal on the right only intensifies the diesel rattle rather than increases velocity.
     
  3. Brok

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,412

    Well chuff me, I had assumed since it didn’t return a street name the magnifying glass icon indicated the search i had done and the others were the subsequent results. It had never crossed my mind to press the postcode result!

    I assume the other results are points of interest or something?

    Im going to blame bad UI design rather than admitting fault here
     
  4. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

    Posts: 17,752

    The fact that I don't have one anymore. It's a ******* nightmare.
     
  5. Terminal_Boy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Apr 2013

    Posts: 9,817

    Location: La France

    Dacia Duster. The satnav/media display is set too low in the centre console. I actually have to move my head slightly to see the screen and it’s almost unreadable if the sun is hitting it from any angle. And forget reading it if you’re wearing polarised sunglasses.

    Everything else is rather utilitarian, but it all works well enough for the money.
     
  6. SoundsGood

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 May 2008

    Posts: 2,305

    Location: Bristol

    Same complaints on my car. I ended up disabling the boot sensor but haven't found a way to disable stop start yet.
     
  7. bazzabear

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2013

    Posts: 3,204

    Yeah, I've heard that too. They look like they're at a right angle to me, but I'm by no means 100% sure. That was one of the intentions with replacing the whole mechanism though. Because it's a shared part with a normal C-class, they're pretty common at scrappies, so you can get the whole lot for about £30.
     
  8. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 88,926

    Location: South Coast

    Squeaky seals where side windows meets the softtop roof lining! When it's wet out they rub and squeak which is a bit annoying. Solved only by keeping the rpm above 3000 so induction noise drowns it out :p
     
  9. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 19,100

    BMW i3: Range. Under 70 miles gets annoying when the other half has the internal combustion engine and you need to go further than 70 miles...
     
  10. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Dec 2012

    Posts: 15,289

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Silicon spray those bad boys.
     
  11. shadow_boxer

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Oct 2009

    Posts: 8,910

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    W204 C63. Aside from the fact is drinks vpower for fun, the rattles and creaks from the centre console.
     
  12. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 88,926

    Location: South Coast

    I had not thought of this all this time!
     
  13. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,482

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    C30 T5

    Drinks fuel not proportional to its performance. Certain road services causes a rattle in the centre console, lucky it’s not often and not the roads on my commute.
     
  14. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Dec 2012

    Posts: 15,289

    Location: Gloucestershire

    It was recommended to me by a soft top owning friend when I got mine :D
     
  15. AWPC

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Dec 2005

    Posts: 10,176

    High fuel consumption & soft paintwork means it costs an absolute fortune to maintain & run!
     
  16. Bear

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,287

    Location: Bucks and Edinburgh

    W213 E63S, they are not really annoying things but there is not enough of a difference in suspension suppleness between comfort and sport+ considering it is an E class and its supposed to be a luxury car and there is too much tyre roar when travelling at speed which is slightly intrusive. Both things I forgive it for as its hilariously outrageous
     
  17. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 78,336

    I think the most annoying thing about my current vehicle is that despite being an ageing platform, despite the drawbacks and that it has cost me a lot of money and I only use it probably less than 20% of the time for what it is actually intended for I'd still buy one all over again tomorrow.
     
  18. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Nov 2010

    Posts: 21,854

    Seat Leon. Touchscreen.
     
  19. dLockers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,250

    :cry: Made me chuckle. The two different ways of solving automotive problems.
     
  20. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 88,926

    Location: South Coast

    I have been told that the best course of action is to use the spray version of Gummi-pflege as it's designed for exactly these areas. I've already got the standard pflege in the sponge applicator bottle that I use on door sill seals, boot seals etc but didn't know they did a spray bottle version too so this will seep into the crevice the window edge slots into :cool: