I'm sick of my Passat
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Quite. There’s a lot of it about these days, fixing problems that aren’t broken. Start buttons, for instance; is turning a key so difficult?
The auto brake is kinda cool when it works; it’ll come on to stop roll-backs on hill starts and stuff, automatically disengages when you set off, engages when you park, etc.
When it works. Given a choice, I’d rather have a traditional brake lever; it would’ve saved me the embarrassment at being beeped at by a boatload of angry Irishmen.Posted 5 years agoScamperMember
Might be worth a look at the last of the mark 3 Mondeo rather than early 4 Mondeo which apparently had one or two faults and i think has inferior steering feel if that’s your cup of tea. The mark 3 is still huge inside.
I’ve just changed mine for a new Passat estate, and VW have certainly upped their game in building a passat which is a bit more fun to drive. Already in for warranty work, mind 🙄
So i’ve got a 54 plate Mondeo petrol to sell, done 145k with new tyres, mot and no problems – lot of car for £700 i’d sayPosted 5 years agonickewenMember
Thanks for your advice ScottChegg. I will definately have to read the manual in my hire car next time. The handbrake on this car had a mind of its own like; it would release when you didn’t want it to and not release when you did. It was just an observation that every Vauxhall I have driven has been poor at best even to a clot like me.Posted 5 years agoransosSubscriber
Stuff me. I didn’t know such a thing existed. Nowt like a complicated solution to a simple problem, is there?
Quite. We test drove a couple of c-maxes last year – one with the electronic brake, and one without. I just couldn’t see any advantage to the electronic system, it introduces more things to go wrong, and will be more expensive to repair.Posted 5 years agoTurnerGuyMember
it introduces more things to go wrong, and will be more expensive to repair.
quite, just as the car industry want.
watch the “who killed the electric car” documentary – it is pretty clear that the real reason they didn’t like the electric car was that there was very little to service on them – hence why we now have vastly more complicated hybrid systems.Posted 5 years agoBikingcatastropheMember
And for some different balance – Vectra Estate here. 4 years old and coming up for 104,000 miles. Apart from a seized water pump last summer it has been faultless. Mind you, if we hadn’t caught it quickly it could have turned into a bit of an expensive issue. Huge boot. Reasonably economical and comfortable on long drives. Sure, it’s not the most agile or dynamic drive to be had but it doesn’t deserve the rather harsh rap it gets from all and sundry. Looking for a smaller car for Mrs Catastrophe and considering the Focus as she prefers a smaller car.
Have had a couple of Passats in the past as company cars and thought they were ok. Liked them. Not sure I would buy one myself these days as I think they are a bit overpriced for what they are.Posted 5 years ago
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