Right, rant time.
As most know I contacted ARUK regarding continuing problems with my car “Kangarooing” or hesitating as AR like to call it @ around 1750 rpm. This occurs whatever the gear and speed. While also wanting to discuss the excessive tyre wear which I feel is unjustifiable on such short mileage.
On the first point they tested my car and declared that there was nothing wrong with it. Which I expected to be honest as there is nothing wrong with my car in the sense that it is exactly as it is designed to be. I have been informed that AR technical suggested it’s the way I drive the car that must be the cause.
On the second point, I’m informed in the first instance that the tyre wear is not more than could be expected but after pressing further did discover that the inside edge is possibly below the legal limit. (I’ve just passed 5000 miles). The fact that the tyre edge is now shaped like a banana didn’t seem to be an issue either.
Oh and the oil warning light is still on as this was not dealt with during its weeks worth of tests.
So to sum it up, I bought a car that was inappropriate for my style of driving, that will happily chew through £500 worth of tyres every 5k at the same time as needing a service every 5k. And I thought Evo’s service schedule was bad!
Well thanks ARUK…thanks a lot!
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PS. Since writing the above I have just been in contact with ARUK who have said they are willing to take the car in again to do more testing?!? And sort out the oil. I’ve complained more about the tyre wear and want to know if its expected that tyres not make it to 5000 miles. The ‘excuse’ is that they are set up to be sporty and hence the wear. I don’t buy that myself as I’m not driving around with a set of F1 soft slicks on!! I await to see the outcome.
Everyone seems to be doing what they can and I have to feel sorry for Rob @ Meridian as he’s caught in the middle somewhat and I know I’m not the only customer he’s having to deal with. I know he does read this forum so I’d just like to add that were I to have a Brera S as a courtesy car I’m sure I wouldn’t find it half as annoying!
where as ARUK must know they have a design ‘feature’ with the DPF and are struggling to find a way to put it right?