What's the worst bit of your zed?

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Post by mmm-five » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:09 pm

For the seat belt issue, I bought a couple of 'genuine' Recaro seat belt pads.

The only other bits that I dislike are the relatively small tank, and the sports seats that don't actually support you very well when driving sportily.
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Post by IRD » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:40 pm

Electric steering and the tin doors that sound as if they have been taken from a Lada!

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Post by Boris » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:45 pm

coupedan wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:09 pm
Boris wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:43 pm
Seat belts cutting into your neck and CLANG of the tin can doors which I must do something about very soon.
Buy a facelift car :wink:

In all seriousness, the facelift cars had more sound insulation / deadening.
I already have the sheets of sound insulation and the new Butyl tape to refit the liners has just arrived today :thumbsup:

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Post by jamie_z4 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:46 pm

Paulr wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:09 pm
jamie_z4 wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:40 pm
seatbelt beep that goes off when you put a 4 pack of lager on the passenger seat :oops:
Is this common? I thought it was just mine that beeped if I left a heavy coat on it, let alone Watneys Party 7.
Rosie my little cavapoo sets it off too - should really put a belt on her anyway :rofl:
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Post by left98204 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:14 pm

Boris wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:43 pm
Seat belts cutting into your neck and CLANG of the tin can doors which I must do something about very soon.
Second the sound of the doors closing.

Embarrassing :( :thumbsdown:

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Post by heavymetalthunder » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:27 pm

Lack of proper cup holders! Something like the E46 ones (next to the handbrake, interchangeable with storage compartment) would have been ideal. Luckily the Machine Monkey solution seems to do the job :)

(Disclaimer - I only use the cup holder for a water bottle, no other food or drink is allowed in my car!)
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Post by mmm-five » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:30 pm

heavymetalthunder wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:27 pm
Lack of proper cup holders! Something like the E46 ones (next to the handbrake, interchangeable with storage compartment) would have been ideal. Luckily the Machine Monkey solution seems to do the job :)

(Disclaimer - I only use the cup holder for a water bottle, no other food or drink is allowed in my car!)
What's wrong with the ones in the air vents? I keep a 500-750ml water bottle in there when I'm driving and in 140,000 miles I'm yet to have it jump out.

I wouldn't put 4 gallon US style soft drink or coffee cups in them though as that's just asking for trouble.
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Post by Ant » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:42 pm

Interior rattle/creeking, it does my head in there is one bit i simply can't get rid of no matter what i've tried.
likewise again as above the seatbelt cutting the neck of ya, i had to get seatbelt pads which sorted that

I installed sound deadening in the doors which made a big difference to the hollow/cheap closing sound

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Post by Denis O » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:51 pm

The steering. That's why I sold mine. Completely screwed an otherwise, excellent car.
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Post by chrissrush » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:15 pm

Fuel Consumption! :(
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Post by groovy_hippy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:26 pm

Irritating emergency brake assistance on the facelift cars... to quote a certain Kimi Raikonnen - 'leave me alone, I know what I'm doing!'
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Post by Yorkie Z » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:40 pm

M// road tax :headbang:
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Post by heavymetalthunder » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:54 pm

mmm-five wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:30 pm
What's wrong with the ones in the air vents? I keep a 500-750ml water bottle in there when I'm driving and in 140,000 miles I'm yet to have it jump out.

I wouldn't put 4 gallon US style soft drink or coffee cups in them though as that's just asking for trouble.
My car didn't come with air vent cup holders, and I didn't fancy paying £60 for one to retrofit!
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Post by RickRob » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:01 pm

Road rash on the rear of my sills.

Otherwise it's all good. :)
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Post by Zeld4 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:18 pm

Who decided to put the hazard lights button just by the handbreak so when you release the handbreak it's easy to accidentally put the hazards on. I find it really annoying!!

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