Your nominations for the worst piece of design please.
Please step forwards the Vauxhall Zafira handbrake lever (55 plate onwards). It resembles a clip together mystery object that tumbled out of the middle of a Kinder Egg, but is only half as sturdy.
Or the the handbrake in a toyota avensis – replaced with a button. Where shall we put the button? Under the dash, out of site somewhere half way down the driver’s shin.Posted 4 years agoThe Flying OxMember
Heh. In a similar vein, these two are fairly bad:
But for my money, and despite in every other sense it being a masterclass in doing design the right way, the FD Mazda RX7 has a fuel filler hole positioned in such a way that if you have a full tank and park facing uphill at an angle of more than 5°, the fuel tank empties itself via the filler hole.Posted 4 years agobatfinkMember
The small things are the worst – they would be so easy to fix:
The “auto” windscreen wiper function on BMWs resets when you turn the ignition off – therefore requiring you to turn-on the “auto” setting whenever it starts raining…. defeating the point?
Added to that, the tiny light indicating that the auto setting is on (located on the stalk) is perfectly obscured by the steering wheel – requiring you to press your face up against the side window/ceiling/windscreen in order to see it.Posted 4 years ago
Get that 5 off this thread please.
I would like to nominiate the Citroen C4 Picasso. Gearstick too far away, and the heating controls are not in the middle of the car but by the driver’s right knee. This means that a) you have to take your eyes a long way off the road to operate them, but worse b) the passenger can’t reach them at all.Posted 4 years agosbobMember
But for my money, and despite in every other sense it being a masterclass in doing design the right way, the FD Mazda RX7 has a fuel filler hole positioned in such a way that if you have a full tank and park facing uphill at an angle of more than 5°, the fuel tank empties itself via the filler hole.
In practice no RX7 has ever had enough fuel in it for this to occur. 😆
If my friend attempted to use the grill on his old oven the heat would melt the knobs.Posted 4 years ago
The replacement cured this by having an attachable heat shield to put in place, which meant you then had to leave the oven door open as you had a red hot bit of sheet metal poking out.
The spelling mistakes on the oven where a notable clue as to its quality.
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