In the early hours of last Saturday morning, I took a familiar roundabout at the usual (??) pace. However, this time the back decided the front was going too slow and attempted to swap ends… I caught it (like you do), neatly. Oh ok, so I slightly over-corrected, but she didn’t get too out-of-shape & certainly didn’t fish-tail (unlike my old 205 Gti did….in the dry!!) It couldn’t have been bad as my friend next to me didn’t let out a girlie shriek (sorry ladies), but remained surprisingly cool about it. I made out as if the manoeuvre was intended, but apologised to her all the same for being a touch over-exuberant…..
Now see, this slide wasn’t your front-wheel drive ‘lift-off oversteer’ affair. No, this was a progressive rear-wheel-drive-style tail-end slide. Heck, the fronts hadn’t even run wide!
Any ideas as to what happened? Diesel? I do believe there is something-out at the NSR rear of my car. The handling does feel a little twitchier at the NSR which I also find squats more through the bends. Actually, the NS (F & R) seem altogether softer & more prone to roll than the OS. I’ve had the rear trailing arm bushes done 6months/ 5K miles ago. I also had the upper wishbone arms done. Tracking was done recently & the readings did show negative camber exceeding the tolerances (again on both NS wheels).
Any suggestions as to what could be up with the Bella? Been in for a service recently and could find nothing, but I reckon she needs a bit of attention.
Oh, and please, no facetious comments about taking it easy on wet, greasy roundabouts