DVLA is evil.
Join Date: May 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: North Lanarkshire
Well there's quite a few problems with it, some seem petty but some are real nuisances...
The car's been in bump, the whole passenger side has been panted (door and rear bumper touched up, back quarter, bonnet and front wing re-sprayed). I am colour blind, so I didn't notice it at all until I washed it in the sun, but the paint's 2 different colours.
I took it back to get the bonnet re-aligned as the drivers side was raised. It's now raised at the passenger side, so I'm not even confident that the car is straight.
It needed the air-con re-gassed.
The drivers chair had a rock, the base was replaced, but now some of the movement buttons are intermittent, and the plastic cover around it keeps popping loose.
The wing mirror on the re-sprayed side has been replaced, but now when I stick it in reverse the mirror goes wherever it wants.
The petrol tank gets to just over half full and fights every drop that goes in afterwards.
It hasn't run right when cold since I got it. Every time I start in the morning it runs like a banger, it doesn't even idle smoothly. Have been to the garage 3 times for all the above problems, and each time asked them to look at this problem, they can't find a problem... Maybe they should come round to my house in the morning and take it a spin... Only now it's worse, sometimes when accelerating normally I can feel a miss...
The gearbox has had to be replaced because of a crunch going into 2nd and 3rd. This still isn't 100%, though not as bad as before.
The brakes vibrate badly when they are put on at high speed, I have asked them to fix this, they bled the whole system when the gearbox was done, but this made no difference. They put the camber to 0%, made no difference. I can tell a warped disk when I feel one, and this one's been warped since I got the car. The break pedal also feels terrible, sometimes it suddenly changes and there's more travel (and it feels more normal), but unless this happens it normally feels rock solid.
The ABS has also kicked in about 3-4 times stopping normally.
The only thing to be sorted properly was the air-con, which needed re-gassed...
For me however, the paint job is the real show stopper. I'm colour blind, so I can see changes in shades of red, but when people start asking why it's 2 tone, I get really annoyed. It's also getting chipped quite badly, doesn't look like there's lacquer on the panted panels and is quite flat. When I went looking at the car it was fairly dull and didn't brighten up for a week or two. When it's dull the paint looks fine, in the sun it looks really flat.