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What annoys you about your current car?

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

  1. visibleman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,910

    Location: The South

    It'll be a forced regen of the DPF* and they'll just leave it running in the workshop. Although @Vandle should do a Google as it might be something they can do themselves.

    Edit - *alternatively they might physically clean the DPF where they run a concoction through it.
    Last edited: 20 Oct 2021
  2. nlel1975

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 May 2007

    Posts: 1,745

    I’ve got a Smart Fortwo, I can’t think of anything that annoys me about it. I don’t like the stop start system but I’ve got into the habit of switching it off every time I start the car.

    Apart from that everything is good, don’t need CarPlay as it has Android Auto and I bought a relatively inexpensive second Android phone to use with it. Main phone is an iPhone.
  3. Vandle


    Joined: 14 Jul 2004

    Posts: 2,819

    Location: Melbourne , Oz.

    I'm not entirely sure what they d to be honest. Doubt it's something I could do at home once it hits red and puts the car into limp mode. It's not that big a deal as I used to do a lot of driving so it rarely happened but we've basically been in lockdown for almost all of the last 18 months so not been doing anything other than short infrequent trips - which the engine clearly doesn't appreciate!
  4. Ahleckz


    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

    Posts: 18,667

    Location: Glasgow

    2.2d iirc. I think it’s just that most of my driving is town driving. Got a trip to Manchester next week, so hopefully that’ll help get the average up. If you see a black GLC doing 60 on the motorway leaving Scotland with Garth Brooks playing, give me a beep!
  5. MrRockliffe


    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

    Posts: 4,495

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    34 is definitely okay for town driving! I’m sure you’ll see north of 40 on your trip, probably more :cool:
  6. Greebo


    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 41,682

    Location: Co Durham

    This. My VW 3L V6 Touareg does 32-33mpg on rural roads and town driving but an long runs it does 46mpg.
  7. cheesefest

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Jul 2021

    Posts: 1,125

    Location: Land of Gin (I wish)

    Rain sensors are random. Sometimes I have to put into manual. Then the odd time when its dry, they sweep across my windscreen.
    When I plugged my phone in the USB port, it switches off the volume, despite putting radio onto usb or aux mode.
  8. mid_gen


    Joined: 20 Dec 2004

    Posts: 12,033

    The auto headlight sensor on my Alphard is pretty useless. It does work....but doesn't have any sensible threshold management....so around dusk it ends up flicking the lights on and off as the light varies slightly due to cloud.
  9. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 27,977

    Headlights is another that annoys me. They are rubbish for such a car and need me (partly due to age and eyesight too) to run full beam on dark roads. The auto beams work well 95% of the time to be fair, but they just don't illuminate enough.

    Still not had a car that matched my old F10 530D 'round the corner' jobbies.
  10. rG-tom


    Joined: 27 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,998

    Location: North Beds

    No, absolutely not, why would I? the car can't move in park.
  11. BillHicksRIP

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,196

    Audi A4 S-Line. The suspension is shocking. Every pothole or grid and the whole car thumps and shakes. The voice-controlled SatNav is atrocious at understanding something as simple as a postcode. The latter I can live with as I’ll use Android Auto but the suspension is fast becoming a major pain in the backside.
  12. Greebo


    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 41,682

    Location: Co Durham

    The V6 3l VW Touareg gearbox. Quite possible the worse auto gearbox ever made or the worst programmed one. The car is great, bundles of performance and torque at low revs. But when you put your foot down to pull out of a junction or overtake there is gap long enough to make an omelette in (in reality its probably less than a second) so you keep pushing the go pedal more because you are barely moving and then the gearbox finally wakes up, senses your have your foot almost to the floor, drops the gearbox down to second gear and the rev counter jumps to 5000 rpm and you are launched forward like from a catapult.

    This is my second vw touareg and i have got used to it so always start accelerating before i need to and never very hard on the accelerating and then i move forward at a decent brist pace in a sensible gear,. From there you can then keep pushing the accelerator more and the car will go up through the gears rapidly until you are very quickly doing in excess of the speed limit (easy to hit 120mph without even realising it)

    My gf doesnt drive it very often so she always gets caught out and apologises as I am slammed back into the passenger seat.

    What gets me is that its the same gearbox and engine as in the Audi and Porsche and neither of those two cars have this problem.
  13. sandys

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Jan 2003

    Posts: 1,412

    Location: Bristol

    After 10yrs and 100k miles of ownership I have little to complain about with my Abarth apart from paint lacquer has gone a bit dull but I've never done much in the way of paint care and I have a squeaky seat, but you'd squeak too if you had 150kgs of me bouncing up and down on you. :D

    Been a great car, will I fix the seat if replace the car who knows :D
  14. robj20


    Joined: 9 Apr 2007

    Posts: 10,942

    Too much is done via the touch screen on my Mk5 Mondeo. About the only thing that bugs me. Everything else is spot on for me.
  15. Nasher


    Joined: 22 Nov 2006

    Posts: 21,842

    Mine has 106k miles and needed rear bearings, rear shocks and new exhaust mounts recently. The springs are also very rusty so those will need doing soon.

    The gear selector bushing broke too (replaced with a solid, non rubber one used on the Punto, much better gear changes too!).
  16. Diagro


    Joined: 3 Jun 2012

    Posts: 9,831

    I dislike that it's White. Not just white, but 4 shades of white.

    Seriously tempted to get it wrapped blue.
  17. chanjy


    Joined: 14 Dec 2003

    Posts: 4,971

    Hmm I live in a hilly area and don't like the thought of putting strain on the gearbox
  18. Pipe & Slippers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 1,161

    Location: Finally, Swindon

    Oh yes. Audi A1 35TFSI. Motorway driving when you want a bit of acceleration is annoying. Put your foot down and the response is poor, so you push a bit further and it’s kick down time to the lowest gear possible with red line revs, before a microsecond later, it picks a higher gear. I’ve had the car a year now and thought it was the way I was driving but evidently not

    Other annoyances are:
    • The constant beeping. Yes I know I’ve just driven over a pothole, no point in telling me about it afterwards
    • The ****** radio that never turns off. No matter what state you leave it in, when you start up it defaults to about 15% volume
    • Want satnav? Make sure your phone’s physically plugged in ‘cos we are not Bluetoothing that. Want to use the music stored on your phone? Make sure you physically unplug it ‘cos it’ll only work over Bluetooth….yeah, I know I should take evening classes in Audi MMI
    • Quoted £252 for an oil and filter change - lol
    The other annoyance is all my moaning :p
  19. Nasher


    Joined: 22 Nov 2006

    Posts: 21,842

    The VW based cars have been like that for a long time. The throttle response is so lethargic. You can plant your foot to the floor and there is an obvious delay before the engine even responds at all.

    They never seem to be able to get the simple stuff right which makes a car enjoyable to use.
    Last edited: 21 Oct 2021
  20. eviled


    Joined: 25 Sep 2016

    Posts: 816

    Amazed by how many of these complains can be ‘coded’ out with a bit wizardry

    - rattles
    - road noise
    - tissue paper paint