Well here's a scenario. Had my car for a month now, everythings been great, until today. Went for a trip to Birmingham (Cadbury World) with some friends, turning into the carpark, stopped for some traffic, then moved off, with a bit off power, but not much, and the road was thouroughly wet (so little grip), made about 5 meters and then bang, no drive.
I'm quite sure it's either a broken driveshaft or CV joint, maybe the diff.
Obviously it's very upsetting, and dissapointing. I've never launched the car, not once. I can't know how the previous owner treated the car, but it's pretty imaculate, doen't look at all like it's been thrashed.
Luckily AA towed the car to my nearest dealer, and dropped me at Avis for a free (2 days) rental car, and I could carry on with my day and get home.
But whatever failure it was, not really happy about it happening on a 20 month old car at 28,000 miles. And I'm slightly concerned that the warantee will give some grief if they turn around and say, well you must have abused it. I'm an Automotive Engineer by trade, and I know that the only way whichever part would have broken is from a fracture (normally due to a manufacting fault) followed by crack propogation over time.
Is anyone else aware of a similar driveline failure on a 3.2 engined car?