Thoughts on Vauxhall Mokka Design

Thoughts on Vauxhall Mokka Design

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Nickbrapp

4,276 posts

102 months

Sunday 26th January 2020
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shake n bake said:
I love that they’re so unique in design compared to anything else on the market.
It’s great that it saved Vauxhall from the ignominy of a takeover from a crappy brand.
I think all the PSA brands are significantly better than Vauxhall.

I really don’t know why anyone buys a Vauxhall, they aren’t class leading in anything, I have a insignia grand sport and it’s nice but not as nice as a mondeo and miles behind a Passat

MikeM6

3,791 posts

74 months

Sunday 26th January 2020
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Hilarious thread!

I have had a few Mokka X's as rentals and they are much, much better than a Corsa (most things are), but they were not anything I would actively choose to drive. It wasn't as nice as, say, a Hyundai i20.

Why would you feel shame for diving an older model? Do you feel a need to only drove current cars? Very odd.

Surely a wind up?

anonymous-user

26 months

Sunday 26th January 2020
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Vauxhall's are for people who live near a Vauxhall dealer and haven't tried anything else.

David87

6,013 posts

184 months

Sunday 26th January 2020
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Nickbrapp said:
People slag off the mokka, but I had 2 as rental cars and I actually really liked it, dog slow and not the most refined but Better than a juke
Same here. I came to the conclusion that the folk (mostly on here) who proclaim how awful it is are just morons. No, it’s not the best thing ever, but it really is some way off being terrible.

Baldchap

4,840 posts

64 months

Sunday 26th January 2020
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Oppo said:
Vauxhall's are for people who live near a Vauxhall dealer and haven't tried anything else.
biglaughyes

Macron

7,019 posts

138 months

Sunday 26th January 2020
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GeorgeMokka said:
Hi,

I have a Vauxhall Mokka SE in grey and I was wondering what you all think of the Vauxhall Mokkas design. I’ve always thought it was a lovely looking car but what’s your opinion?

Also do you think I should feel shame for driving a car which isn’t being made by Vauxhall anymore?

Thanks.
Ooh, the SE, and in grey, I like it.

I mean you could have had a run of the mill Corsa, but instead you can ride those kerbs with aplomb being up so high, not concerned by the drop in fuel efficiency over the little thing it's based on, and didn't waste money on the Elite or Ultimate with all that posh stuff you don't need, the SE is the thinking buyer's choice. And the practicalities of a smaller boot than the competition are easily outweighed by the smart styling! I mean a Ferrari can still only go 30 in a 30 zone, and you've got more boot space come what may!

Still can't believe it never won Car of The Year, or Decade really, I mean just look at what you get!

Edited by Macron on Monday 27th January 00:01

colin_p

3,413 posts

184 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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Plate spinner said:
Jimmy Recard said:
MrGTI6 said:
Why should you feel ashamed for driving the best-looking car of the 21st century? If anything, it's Vauxhall who should feel ashamed for not making it anymore.
This. Modern classic, utterly stunning
Agreed.

Prices will start heading up soon, either get in now or forever lust at a respectful distance.

Just keep the leather in good condition. Vauxhall repairs only, part numbers required.
eBay DIY fix makes them worthless.
It’s all about maintaining that Vauxhall provenance.
I wish I had one, a beautiful looking car.

In addition to the above notes on servicing, to do them justice you would have to store them in a climate controlled carcoon or similar.

Thesprucegoose

30,927 posts

167 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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BMWs look stupid now so I would say they are better looking than them.

Mr Tidy

15,731 posts

99 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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Thesprucegoose said:
BMWs look stupid now so I would say they are better looking than them.
I'll admit to stupid then as I've got 3 BMWs at present - should have got a Mokka fokka! laugh

Mike1990

853 posts

103 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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Not my cup of tea at all, but if you like it and enjoy then good for you, nothing to be ashamed off.

Djtemeka

1,436 posts

164 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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Oppo said:
Vauxhall's are for people who live near a Vauxhall dealer and haven't tried anything else.
I did that with my van and did it with my mazda6 as well.
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warch

2,941 posts

126 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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Vauxhalls are absolutely no better or worse than any other car Ford/VW/Nissan etc who make mass market cars.

We did consider a Mokka when my wife wanted to replace her Qashqai but it seemed a bit small in comparison so she bought a newer model Qashqai instead. Thanks to discounting Vauxhalls are quite good value though.

Roger Irrelevant

1,909 posts

85 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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My son's got a poster of a Vauxhall Mokka on his bedroom wall, so it's a thumbs up from him.

Krupp88

452 posts

99 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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Oppo said:
Vauxhall's are for people who live near a Vauxhall dealer and haven't tried anything else.
Research shows that 98% of women doing the school run in PJ's and dressing gowns are Vauxhall owners.

The most desirable provenance for a second hand Mokka is to have a 'Chantelle' down as the previous owner, if your lucky you might find a Pandora charm down the side of the seat.

2Btoo

2,461 posts

175 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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Oppo said:
Vauxhall's are for people who live near a Vauxhall dealer and haven't tried anything else.
That's what I thought until I moved near to a Vauxhall dealer and tried one. And - I'll admit - I was quite bowled over.

They are superb cars (Mokka Exclusiv 1.4T), the finish, the power, the handling, the imagine

i would say mine they are one of the top 10 cars on the road, real luxury

Torquey

1,810 posts

200 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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I think some people would choose BMW or Audi of one of these but when you think about it, with the reputation of those driving them, the overpopulation of them on the roads and the poor reliability issues you hear of, you'd be daft not to chose the Mokka.

PorkInsider

5,078 posts

113 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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They're driven by heroes, too.

Who could forget that guy who rescued the dog from the M3 in a Mokka and came to PH to tell us about it?

His Mokka had flashing Walt lights and Walt sirens, and everything. He called it 'Project Amber'.

Behold... https://youtu.be/tJAI4QPyTnM

Remember, he also provided vital assistance to the fire service by waving a red warning triangle around when he came across a car fire once (but I can't find that clip on YouTube now).

Alex_225

4,665 posts

173 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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Looks are very subjective, I have no issue with Vauxhalls and in fact think some of their cars over the years and a couple of their modern designs are very nice.

I personally hate the Mokka, I suppose the looks aren't awful, not Juke levels but it's just another SUV in a list of 'meh' cars. That's just my views on it though.

Davie

3,910 posts

187 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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Those posting purely to take the mickey / jump on the bandwagon should edit their posts, adding what they currently drive...

Monkeylegend

22,355 posts

203 months

Monday 27th January 2020
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Its just the usual PH Vauxhall bashing, we have these threads on a regular basis.

If you want to be one of the "in crowd" on here you have to jump on the Vauxhall are crap bandwagon. To say anything else would mean you have to have a balanced opinion and didn't mind what others think of you.

PHer's are special, we are gifted with knowledge that the ignorant, council, in bred, British public don't have, we are king.

Well that's what some like to think, bless them smile