ANNOYING ASPECTS FROM WHEN THE CAR WAS BOUGHT NEW AND ARE STILL PRESENT
Added: 13th of October 2016
Indicators quite difficult to operate properly and hence causes the indicators to give the wrong signals and are therefore dangerous ! Despite my driving style being designed to save fuel, I am disappointed with the mpg. I also bought diesel for the expected extra miles to the gallon which I haven't achieved with my mpg only averaging 39 mpg ! Disappointing ! All sorts of weird and wonderful tools needed and having to be bought because of all the bolt heads having new designs which your existing spanners don't fit ! It is quite obvious that the makers are trying to force you to use their garages because you don't have the new tools required ! On top of this, the new designs are far inferior to the original bolt head designs which gripped with the spanner far better ! The new designs cannot be gripped as well as the old ones which had a larger surface area to be gripped , whilst the new and many different designs fail on due to the surface areas being far less and, I think there is more probability that the new type spanners etc., will slip off the bolt head and cause knuckle scuffs ! This, mechanically speaking, is a very bad idea ! If it works well, don't change it ! Also, if you have the mid console cd box lid shut, it doesn't leave enough room to grip and employ the hand brake lever which means you end up driving all the time with the lid wide open ! Again, a very poor design ! Lastly, I have only just discovered the engine is not made by Vauxhall / Opel, it is made in Italy by Fiat ! I am very angry about this and can no longer believe that I have bought a Vauxhall car when an absolutely major part, the engine, is Italian i.e. Fiat ! I believe I should have been informed about this major feature before buying the car and I wouldn't have bought it ! I'm afraid I do not have good opinions of Italian built cars, probably dating all the way back to the sixties or seventies when Fiats were known as rust buckets !