I must say, I've been having a good look through your site & forum & it looks top class...and dead friendly
I've owned my SW for approx 3 months, love it to death (& as everyone else says, always have to look back at it a number of times after I park it up, walk away from it!
The only slightly annoying thing I now keep on noticing is a tappety/ticky noise most days after I start her up. I can't quite work out which part of the engine it's coming from, but on tick over you don't really notice it...but whenever you accelerate it's definately there.
It's noticeable from inside the car, not too much, but once you know the ticky noise is there, you can't help by notice it.
To put my mind at rest, I had the cambelt/water pump replaced last week, along with a full service. I mentioned the noise beforehand to my local garage & they said they'd take a look.
When I got it back, they said they couldn't find anything wong
Now I'm starting to get paranoid everytime I hear it. On the odd occasion, when you start it sounds absolutely A1. But at the wheel, accelerating, my ears seem to hone in on it more & more.
It almost reminds me of how my first car (a Mk2 Escort 1.3) sounded!
Anybody ever come across a similar thing or have any ideas what it could be?