Re: 2.2 JTS hesitation - now with new IMPORTANT information & escalation details
Well, here's my reasoning for NOT getting the remap done, and continuing to 'moan' - as some put it.
1. I live in the North East and remaps are only done in the South East, so its a 600 mile round trip to get it done.
2. Some comment that during a service the remap is lost, and needs reapplying. Again easy if you live near a 're-mapper', no good up here.
3. You may recall I asked some pointed questions of ARUK, which they replied to, one of which was around warranty, and they clearly stated the 'unauthorised' remap would affect warranty claims that could be caused by a remap. As I do 20 - 25k miles per year, I dont want to be in a situation where any future expensive claim can be jeopardised because i changed the power, torque and emissions, and lets face it they could use that excuse for almost any engine/drivetrain related issue.
Finally, I didnt test drive the car, I bought with my heart, off plan, before the launch - yes, I've learned, so I wont be doing that again.
I did drive a 2.2 Brera and 3.2 Brera to decide which engine otption to go for, I did notice the hesitation, but assumed it was me in a new car, and as my test drives consisted of driving both cars in the beautiful Northumbrian Countryside, and not around town, then I only experienced it once when I pulled out of the garage. I chose the 2.2 because it appeared to handle better under cornering and heavy breaking. Yes - my mistake, and yes, I wont do that again.
Anyway, I don't agree with personal snipes etc. But I do believe you have the right to buy a car that works without resorting to remaps and exhaust changes. If I still have it outside warranty (another 12 months and 25k miles) then I'll probably go for both, and maybe the supercharger, but until then I'll keep on moaning.
The Spider remains true to why I bought it, it's rare, beautiful, stylish and an antidote to modern Euro boxes, all I want is it pulls away from a junction smoothly ! (Oh and that they fix the arm rest...)