1983 Rover Metro, gearbox total failure after 6 weeks from new. Part exed it after 3 months for new escort.
Yeah, but they made a right mess. got it back first time and it was leaking oil, took it back and again same th8ng, so went back again. Got it back just as lockdown happened, checked the oil and the idiots had not topped up oil so it was under half way on the dipstick. Some idiot I spoke too said it was fine and would go up to full on dipstick when the engine was warm, as warm oil expands. That didn’t go down too well ! All ok now though.That's pretty poor - I trust it was done on warranty?
My now wife and I had a 2004 Jazz, she having inherited it from her mother who had it from new around 2014. Most reliable thing that took so much punishment. My wife isn't easy on cars, she rests her left foot on the clutch pedal while driving but promises she's not applying any pressure whatsoever (sounds uncomfortable if true and rather implausible to me) and would never think of checking oil. It ran for about 5 years thereafter no dramas with only tyres going on before the engine mounts went and that proved terminal. My mother in law would have been kind to it though in its previous ten years service, rarely if ever asking for anything above 60mph, so perhaps it felt a bit of loyalty to the family.A 2009 honda hatchback 'Jazz'. It was all nice and proper and never gave even a pause. Then it hit me. Her first ever outing of town on real highway came after 1 1/2 year and just week after any kind of warranty lapsed. Every time I tried to give her stick on full clip, the moment speedo hit 85kmph engine would stall, crawling below 70 it will fire again and off we go till i forget about the glitch and stick her, off she goes on her tantrums again. ECU re-loaded, all sensors checked, every electrical touch point checked and finally complete wiring changed at my own cost. No joy there and I just had to retire her from any highway duties. Again tried a small trip out of town after 6 months but the ghost returned again. Mind, I have some armature competition experience in local rallies and can read the hand written tulip charts and haldameter but I just could not bring her around.
If I knew any better, I should have bought one of these.