I really hope this doesn't sound reckless or uncaring
Does anyone have an opinion on how resiliant / strong the tracking and suspension components are on 147s. Now, I'm not a maniac - but British B roads do tend to be rather lumpy, uncared for obstacle courses at times.
Over the last few days, I have driven over seemingly minor holes in the road, only to be greeted by what I could only describe as blood curdling thumps, knocks & bangs from the shocks!
Now, I stress I was neither racing at stupid speeds, nor were the holes that deep - but my god the thump/bang that accomponied them was horrific!
I havn't noticed any significant ill effects, car doesn't lean either way, brakes don't pull. I have noticed that maybe the steering wheel is very slightly off to the right - but that is hard to be definitive about, when did you ever see a perfectly straight road or a wheel for that matter.
What worries me most is of all the cars I have owned, some with some pretty stiff suspension, my 147 seems to react quite adversely to even small holes, drains, lumps etc. I appreciate the suspension is stiff . . . the same roads my Golf used to fly through, give me cause for concern in the 147.
Am I being paranoid? common problem? particularly stiff 147? Ignore the noises?