Why does everyone have a Vauxhall Mokka?

Why does everyone have a Vauxhall Mokka?

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Jamescrs

1,363 posts

24 months

Sunday 3rd May
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The only people I know personally that have one are my inlaws, they are in their 60's and a high driving position makes it easy for the Father in Law to get in and out who isn't as mobile as he used to be that's why they chose the vehicle type.

They went for Vauxhall because there is a dealer locally and it's convenient for them, they have pretty much always owned Vauxhalls and they have this strange impression the car sales man they deal with is a friend, I don't think he is whatsoever apart from when hes selling a car but what do I know.

That's the reason.

Monkeylegend

19,875 posts

190 months

Sunday 3rd May
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Many are just prejudiced against the Vauxhall badge, and probably for reasons they couldn't even truthfully explain.

Too them any Vauxhall badged car has to be bad and it is to be ripped apart, even though many who do have probably never driven or owned one.

If they had the Opel badge in this country those same people would probably be singing their praises and saying how good they are.

A fickle bunch we are at times smile

Anyone remember Skoda blah

Wacky Racer

33,650 posts

206 months

Sunday 3rd May
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Monkeylegend said:
Many are just prejudiced against the Vauxhall badge, and probably for reasons they couldn't even truthfully explain.

Too them any Vauxhall badged car has to be bad and it is to be ripped apart, even though many who do have probably never driven or owned one.

If they had the Opel badge in this country those same people would probably be singing their praises and saying how good they are.

A fickle bunch we are at times smile

Anyone remember Skoda blah
Indeed.

Seems "fashionable" to always knock Vauxhalls on PH, usually be people that have never had one. Nothing wrong with Astras and Insignias, especially the latest ones, but it has to be said, the Mokka wasn't their best work.

Have Ford made a truly great car in the last 30 years?



descentia

151 posts

94 months

Sunday 3rd May
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The Vx Mokka was the best hire car of the average category that I had the (mis)fortune to be in last year but then that was compared to a truly dreadful Nissan Juke and a boomy Peugeot 2008. Oh if only the expenses account was a bit more generous cry

NewUsername

925 posts

15 months

Sunday 3rd May
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DoubleD said:
NewUsername said:
Surely the question is “Why does Anyone have a Mokka?!?!?”
They like it?
It was good value?
The salesman was nice?
It fitted their needs?
Wrong website for defending that abomination

Whatsmyname

450 posts

36 months

Sunday 3rd May
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Tim bo said:
Yeah, well I can play the stats game too.

I did a survey of a neighbour. He has a Mokka.

Therefore based on the data, taking a sample size of one, 100% of people have a Mokka.

It's in the data. You can't argue with it.
You’re making a Mokkary of all this.

eldar

15,180 posts

155 months

Sunday 3rd May
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Monkeylegend said:
Many are just prejudiced against the Vauxhall badge, and probably for reasons they couldn't even truthfully explain.

Too them any Vauxhall badged car has to be bad and it is to be ripped apart, even though many who do have probably never driven or owned one.

If they had the Opel badge in this country those same people would probably be singing their praises and saying how good they are.

A fickle bunch we are at times smile

Anyone remember Skoda blah
The Clarkson effect, all Italian cars rust because a few Lancias did, etc. Fickle indeed.

DoubleD

15,057 posts

67 months

Sunday 3rd May
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NewUsername said:
DoubleD said:
NewUsername said:
Surely the question is “Why does Anyone have a Mokka?!?!?”
They like it?
It was good value?
The salesman was nice?
It fitted their needs?
Wrong website for defending that abomination
You asked why people buy them, I gave you some reasons.

NewUsername

925 posts

15 months

Sunday 3rd May
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Irony Baldrick is not a metal like Goldy or Silvery....

Driver101

8,292 posts

80 months

Sunday 3rd May
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eldar said:
Drezza said:
I had one as a hire car, was easily the worst car I've ever driven, think it was a 1.0L petrol auto.
You clearly haven’t driven many cars. Dull, boring, and uninspiring they may be, but they aren’t the worst.
I have driven a lot of cars. I still put the Mokka at the bottom of my list.

I can't think of a mainstream car that is any worse.

NewUsername

925 posts

15 months

Sunday 3rd May
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Driver101 said:
eldar said:
Drezza said:
I had one as a hire car, was easily the worst car I've ever driven, think it was a 1.0L petrol auto.
You clearly haven’t driven many cars. Dull, boring, and uninspiring they may be, but they aren’t the worst.
I have driven a lot of cars. I still put the Mokka at the bottom of my list.

I can't think of a mainstream car that is any worse.
I’ll take the Mokka and raise you an automatic Citroen Cactus

LuS1fer

36,811 posts

204 months

Sunday 3rd May
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eldar said:
Monkeylegend said:
Many are just prejudiced against the Vauxhall badge, and probably for reasons they couldn't even truthfully explain.

Too them any Vauxhall badged car has to be bad and it is to be ripped apart, even though many who do have probably never driven or owned one.

If they had the Opel badge in this country those same people would probably be singing their praises and saying how good they are.

A fickle bunch we are at times smile

Anyone remember Skoda blah
The Clarkson effect, all Italian cars rust because a few Lancias did, etc. Fickle indeed.
I don't think "mainstream everyday buyers" are prejudiced against Vauxhall and, given the Insignia was the motoring press' best buy, in its category, for a long time, can't be them either. Indeed, many will dismiss an outstanding car on the basis of the badge alone.
I therefore conclude that the rise of "premium brands" has led to people liking to "look down" on certain brands, even if the brand may, sometimes, produce better cars.
As a Vauxhall owner, however, the Mokka is, well, not bad but bland and dull and I would not want one.

The Clarkson effect cannot really relate to Italian cars which, at one time, were made from inferior Russian steel and they all rusted like f%@*
Of course, that hasn't been true for a very long time. I once had a Punto Mk 1 and it got bashed and paint fell off. However, despite no treatment, the galvanised shell did not rust at all but, give a dog a bad name. Vauxhall also used to have a terrible reputation for rust, more so than the "norm" of rusty cars in the 60s and 70s.

I think the Clarkson effect is partly true if you remember it and he certainly damned the Vectra but then everyone forgets that he rated the Astra VXR and VXR8, for example.

Monkeylegend

19,875 posts

190 months

Sunday 3rd May
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LuS1fer said:
eldar said:
Monkeylegend said:
Many are just prejudiced against the Vauxhall badge, and probably for reasons they couldn't even truthfully explain.

Too them any Vauxhall badged car has to be bad and it is to be ripped apart, even though many who do have probably never driven or owned one.

If they had the Opel badge in this country those same people would probably be singing their praises and saying how good they are.

A fickle bunch we are at times smile

Anyone remember Skoda blah
The Clarkson effect, all Italian cars rust because a few Lancias did, etc. Fickle indeed.
I don't think "mainstream everyday buyers" are prejudiced against Vauxhall and, given the Insignia was the motoring press' best buy, in its category, for a long time, can't be them either. Indeed, many will dismiss an outstanding car on the basis of the badge alone.
I therefore conclude that the rise of "premium brands" has led to people liking to "look down" on certain brands, even if the brand may, sometimes, produce better cars.
As a Vauxhall owner, however, the Mokka is, well, not bad but bland and dull and I would not want one.

The Clarkson effect cannot really relate to Italian cars which, at one time, were made from inferior Russian steel and they all rusted like f%@*
Of course, that hasn't been true for a very long time. I once had a Punto Mk 1 and it got bashed and paint fell off. However, despite no treatment, the galvanised shell did not rust at all but, give a dog a bad name. Vauxhall also used to have a terrible reputation for rust, more so than the "norm" of rusty cars in the 60s and 70s.

I think the Clarkson effect is partly true if you remember it and he certainly damned the Vectra but then everyone forgets that he rated the Astra VXR and VXR8, for example.
Should have clarified this by saying many who post on PH smile

rallycross

11,030 posts

196 months

Sunday 3rd May
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George thanks for keeping us entertained while we are locked in - always enjoy your great info about the wonderful Mocha!

When things get back to normal I’m inviting you to a track day somewhere near you, bring the Mokka and we will see what how well it shows up the other petrol heads on track!

Mr Tidy

12,609 posts

86 months

Monday 4th May
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NewUsername said:
I’ll take the Mokka and raise you an automatic Citroen Cactus
I'd raise you an automatic Toyota Corolla Verso - hateful POS!

99pperlitre

5 posts

6 months

Tuesday 26th May
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I've never had a Mokka or even driven one, I don't know anyone who has got one or know anyone who even knows someone that's got one. Which is weird, because I fully concur that yes, everyone does seem to have one. Also, like someone else said, when I drive the Mrs's Kia picanto, the roads seem to be full of the things. But that's not what's going on with this Mokka thing, because I've never driven one and see loads of them...

Mikebentley

2,054 posts

99 months

Tuesday 26th May
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Bugger, I thought Lord George of the Mokka was back.

The spinner of plates

14,588 posts

159 months

Tuesday 26th May
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Think I saw him over the weekend, he’s looking at getting a Kia.

Which is strange behaviour for someone so attached to the Mokka. I hope he’s feeling ok.

LuS1fer

36,811 posts

204 months

Tuesday 26th May
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Her lips are devil red and she drives a Vauxhall Mokka
She'll push and pull you out
Livin the Vida Mokka

99pperlitre

5 posts

6 months

Wednesday 27th May
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This thread really tickled me (not much does these days), so I signed up just to share my own Mokka experience! Sorry to raise hopes!