1. We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. Learn More.

Yeah my cars broke....=/

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by matherto, 31 July 2008.

  1. matherto

    matherto 12 Times

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    A while back something went wrong with it, loud noise followed by massive vibrations and the inevitable warning light on the dashboard.

    Renault said it was one of the four 'coils' in the engine, and they were supposedly replaced.

    Since then, it's been slow as #$%#.

    Lately it's been cutting out a lot, and generally got even slower. It needs new oil for one thing, but because it was meant to be going in for a service soon, we've left it.

    Anyways, I'm driving down the road...and bang, it starts shuddering and the warning light appears again.

    I tend to think the same thing has gone wrong again.

    Oh and we started it up a few times, and it sounds terrible, rickety.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    clutch?
    I don't even know know the english names for some of the parts that can break down the way you'r describing it, some are pretty expensive. Anyway is it still on warranty? A bad job by Renault first time could have lead to that aswell. Complain...
     
  3. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd
    cylinder head gasket ?
     
  4. matherto

    matherto 12 Times

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    Unfortunately its not still under warranty, its four years old now.

    We should've complained and took it in last time the job was done, 'cause there was a marked difference in performance after it.

    And yeah, it could be the clutch, cause I remember just a bit before it happened, I changed from first to second and it just baulked completely, I figured I'd just done a terrible gearchange, but maybe something actually broke.

    The whole back end of the car was shaking when we restarted it, not good.
     
  5. Tim7

    Tim7 Retired Footballer

    6 May 2003
    Gravesend
    Charlton Athletic FC
    I had a Renault and once it started going wrong there was no saving it. I'd honestly say cut your losses now mate and get rid.
     
  6. Joe

    Joe International

    9 August 2004
    The Kofuugulator?












    I had a renault (same as tims) was wank
     
  7. matherto

    matherto 12 Times

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    If only I could convince my dad of that.

    Turns out it was the coils as last time. There are four of them, and they constantly go wrong, even though they've redesigned them to make them break less. Got the AA out to sort it and he basically said there's no point in replacing the other ones until they go wrong.

    Terminal problem = might as well get a new car = need to convince dad.
     
  8. Dermot

    Dermot Banned

    13 August 2002
    New York
    Arsenal
    You need new wheels man, same thing happened my uncle Seamus, but only with the motor in his wheelchair, but it didn't matter, because 2 days after it happened we were on a family outing and my brother left him perched on top of hill without the emergency brake on, seeing him roll down the hill bouncing along the ground and flip off a 300 ft cliff at the end was a real lowpoint in my life. Anyways, I hope your car gets batter man. best of luck.
     
  9. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    :LOL:
     
  10. PetrovLFC

    PetrovLFC Raul!

    13 March 2005
    NW London
    Liverpool
    Your dad paid for your car?

    lucky boy.:((

    Oh and I'm not gonna go near Renault's now :D
     
  11. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Liverpool
    My GF's dad has a new laguna (leasemobile) and so far nothing has gone wrong. He had the earlier version aswell and it was forever f#$king up with the electronics.
     
  12. jaygrim

    jaygrim TheAllSeeingEye

    26 July 2005
    Everywhere.
    Man Utd

    :w00t: You have a girlfriend?
     
  13. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    ban him
     
  14. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Liverpool
    Who me?! :D

    Im afraid so, but don't worry, it won't hinder your opportunities.
     
  15. Joe

    Joe International

    9 August 2004
    Silly he means his go-fer
     
  16. matherto

    matherto 12 Times

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    Nonono, the current one is my mums, but she doesn't drive a lot at the moment, so I've basically commandeered it.

    If I get a new one, I'll have to convince my dad to a) let me get a new one, and b) contribute towards the funding.

    Though I guess that still means I'm pretty lucky that I don't have to pay for a whole car myself.

    Renaults are generally alright really, just that the problem on the Megane (it was the same thing as last time) is a common, known problem that happens to be a design fault on the engine.

    My sisters Clio was alright when she had it, no problems, and I want a new Clio, so they're not all bad.
     
  17. TikTikTikTikTik

    TikTikTikTikTik *****

    7 August 2004
    Liverpool
    They (french cars) do generally score the worst on the Top Gear public poll.
     
  18. PetrovLFC

    PetrovLFC Raul!

    13 March 2005
    NW London
    Liverpool
    More to do with us not liking the french than any actual logical reasoning ;)
     
  19. matherto

    matherto 12 Times

    13 October 2004
    St. Helens, Merseyside.
    Manchester United
    Probably.
     
  20. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    What Car is usually a good source.
    Most and less reliable according to them:

    Home > News > Brit-built cars top reliability survey News via email RSS XML
    Brit-built cars top reliability survey
    23 November 2007

    Brit-built cars top reliability survey
    • They are Japanese brands, however
    • Six Hondas in top 10
    • Not all good news for British-built cars


    British-built Japanese cars have triumphed in this year’s reliability survey from What Car? and Warranty Direct, helping Honda into the number one spot for a third consecutive year.

    Six of the top 10 most dependable models in the survey of used car reliability were built in Britain, four of them Hondas.

    Altogether Honda had six vehicles in the model top 10, however, making it the number-one brand once again. Toyota finishes in second and Subaru in third.

    The Derbyshire-built Toyota Corolla (’00-’02) is the most reliable car in this year’s survey overall, closely followed by the Swindon-built Honda CR-V (’97-’02).

    Third place in the model league table is a tie between the Honda HR-V (’99-’05) and Toyota Celica (’00-’06).

    The reliability of the Mini, built near Oxford, puts it fifth in the manufacturer league table, while Nissan is sixth thanks to the efforts of workers at its plant in Sunderland.

    It’s not all good news for British manufacturers, however.

    The Jaguar XK8 (’96-’06) sits third from bottom in the model table, and the Land Rover Freelander (’00-’06) and Range Rover (’95-’02) wallow seventh from last alongside the Audi Allroad (’00-’05).

    The Alfa Romeo GTV (’96-’03) is the least-reliable car in the survey overall, while BMW is the only German brand to squeeze into the manufacturer top 10, in 10th place.

    Steve Fowler, What Car? editor, said: ‘The annual reliability study is a thorough and helpful guide that provides important data for buyers of new and used cars. British workers should be proud that their products have done so well.’

    The study analysed data from 26 manufacturers and included 133 different models. Data from more than 35,000 vehicles was studied, and the average age of cars in the survey was 4.9 years.

    Duncan McClure Fisher, Warranty Direct managing director, said: ‘The data proves that expensive doesn’t necessarily mean reliable. The more mechanically and electronically complicated a vehicle, especially if it’s of European origin, the more likely you are to suffer problems.'

    Top 10
    Position Model Years made Faults per 100 cars
    1 Toyota Corolla ’00-’02 British Built 3
    2 Honda CR-V ’97-’02 British Built 5
    3= Honda HR-V ’99-’05 6
    3= Toyota Celica ’00-’06 6
    5 Honda S2000 ’99-now 7
    6= BMW 3 Series Compact ’94-’01 9
    6= Honda Civic ’96-’01 British Built 9
    6= Honda Accord ’99-’03 British Built 9
    9 Honda Civic ‘01-’05 British Built 10
    10 Nissan Micra ’98-’02 British Built 11

    Bottom 10
    1 Alfa Romeo GTV ’96-’03 97
    2 Renault Espace ’97-’02 77
    3 Jaguar XK8 ’96-’06 62
    4 Renault Laguna '00-’07 55
    5 Fiat Multipla ’99-now 52
    6 Volvo S80 ’98-’06 51
    7= Land Rover Freelander ’00-’06 48
    7= Land Rover Range Rover ’95-’02 48
    7= Audi Allroad ’00-’05 48
    10 Seat Alhambra ’00-now 47

    Manufacturer league table
    1 Honda
    2 Toyota
    3 Subaru
    4 Lexus
    5 Mini
    6 Nissan
    7 Ford
    8 Citroën
    9 Rover
    10 BMW
    11 Peugeot
    12 Mercedes
    13= Fiat
    13= Vauxhall
    15 Volkswagen
    16 MG
    17 Jaguar
    18 Volvo
    19 Skoda
    20 Audi
    21 Saab
    22 Chrysler
    23 Seat
    24 Alfa Romeo
    25 Renault
    26 Land Rover
     
  21. PetrovLFC

    PetrovLFC Raul!

    13 March 2005
    NW London
    Liverpool
    Strange to see the Germans doing poorly.

    I'm after the new Seat Ibiza. Looks fab, lots of German parts, lots of tech for not a lot of money.
     

Share This Page

Welcome to Evo-Web! As a guest you can browse some of our forums. If you want to join in the discussions and get full access please sign up here.