Worst riding car you've had/been in?

Worst riding car you've had/been in?

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Grumpyoldman3

2 posts

3 months

Thursday 6th May
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A 2006 FIAT Panda 4x4, rock hard ride. A close call between that and a clapped out (100k miles) old Nissan Micra with zero shocks/spring travel

Hugo Stiglitz

31,070 posts

177 months

Thursday 6th May
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Cascade360 said:
I'm amazed nobody has said the FN2 Civic Type R on 19" Rage alloys. Truly appalling.
Even on the smaller alloys it was figgerty and the rear bounced around shockingly on moorland roads.

Markjay

3 posts

19 months

Thursday 6th May
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Taxis in Philadelphia in the 1980s. They were almost all ex-police cars with no stuffing left in the shiny vinyl seats and no pliancy in the knackered leaf springs. What a terrible welcome to a large city.

jtbay

6 posts

16 months

Thursday 6th May
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BMW Z4 (series 1) - just like sitting on top of a washing machine.

fortfive

51 posts

25 months

Thursday 6th May
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A rented Opel Grandland. Awful soggy steering, vague gearchange and horrible bouncy, poorly damped suspension, not rock firm just incompetent. 3K on the clock.

AC43

9,040 posts

174 months

Thursday 6th May
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nullogik said:
DoubleSix said:
London ‘Black Cabs’.
+1, atrocious ride quality in those TX1-4, you get chucked around as it crashes through potholes and over speed bumps. I don't know how the drivers manage a whole shift in one.

I haven't been in the new cab though, the one that is built from Geely and Volvo bits. That was designed from the ground up and I wonder if it rides significantly better?
It is VASTLY better. I have liked in London for 33 years and have always hated TX4's for the appalling diesel racket (inside and out) and the shocking ride quality when you're in one. Hateful things.

The new ones (I assume you're talking about the electric ones) are incredibly relaxing in comparison.

If I'm waiting in a queue for a cab I'll always fake a phone call or something if the choice is between getting in a TX4 that's like being in a toolbox full of bolts tumbling down a wooden staircase and one of the new ones that's next up.

japbike1000

1 posts

1 month

Thursday 6th May
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A Triumph Spitfire. God awful car. Continually breaking down. Switched to Jap cars. MR2 1995. Wonderful car!

Chiefbadger

400 posts

164 months

Thursday 6th May
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Citroen c2 VTS worst ride by a million miles

jasovanooo1

7 posts

39 months

Thursday 6th May
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z3 from factory

corsa b td -100mm on coilovers overall

Wabbit

1 posts

18 months

Thursday 6th May
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Skoda 1000MB. Seat springing was out of phase with the road springs.
Any vehicle with large wheels and low profile tyres!

HendrixsWhiteStratReturns

10 posts

22 months

Friday 7th May
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1986 my first co car.....a 'Hyundai' Pony...after being promised an XR2

Certainly was 'Pony'. Utter stbox, vague and lollopy steering. Awful

clarki

1,160 posts

185 months

Friday 7th May
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Car owned - clio 182 Trophy

Car been in (my mum's) - BMW i3

The Don of Croy

5,414 posts

125 months

Friday 7th May
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Suzuki Ignis Sport. Comically bad. Quite a result given my experience of the Almera GTi and a Msport E46.

Fiat 100HP gets an honourable mention as giggle inducing, but far too busy and not what I wanted.

Vague recollection of a short spin in the Escort RS Turbo which redefined harsh, but somehow fitted the car.

TameRacingDriver

14,481 posts

238 months

Friday 7th May
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clarki said:
Car owned - clio 182 Trophy
And yet everyone usually says how wonderful the ride is for b roads. Interesting.

Kawasicki

9,399 posts

201 months

Friday 7th May
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TameRacingDriver said:
clarki said:
Car owned - clio 182 Trophy
And yet everyone usually says how wonderful the ride is for b roads. Interesting.
Maybe they mean English b-roads which are normally amazingly smooth compared to the Irish b-roads I grew up using.

TameRacingDriver

14,481 posts

238 months

Friday 7th May
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Kawasicki said:
TameRacingDriver said:
clarki said:
Car owned - clio 182 Trophy
And yet everyone usually says how wonderful the ride is for b roads. Interesting.
Maybe they mean English b-roads which are normally amazingly smooth compared to the Irish b-roads I grew up using.
laugh what's this about smooth B roads in England, this is news to me biggrin

Kawasicki

9,399 posts

201 months

Friday 7th May
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TameRacingDriver said:
Kawasicki said:
TameRacingDriver said:
clarki said:
Car owned - clio 182 Trophy
And yet everyone usually says how wonderful the ride is for b roads. Interesting.
Maybe they mean English b-roads which are normally amazingly smooth compared to the Irish b-roads I grew up using.
laugh what's this about smooth B roads in England, this is news to me biggrin
My dampers would last maximum 2 years on Irish roads before there was no damping left. As in none. In England even after 5 years there was still damping. All my Irish friends that used to visit me in England marveled at how smooth English B-roads were. We imported cars from England precisely because they had an easy life... (Except for rust. We didn’t have salted roads, so we had much less rust... but much slower speeds on icy days.)

Blanchimont

3,986 posts

88 months

Friday 7th May
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Lexus CT. Rode worse on it's 17's than my Megane RS did on 18's, whilst said megane was slammed on stiff coilovers also wound most of the way up.

Bhg01582

7 posts

79 months

Friday 7th May
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Had a test drive of a Hyundai Kona- dreadful noisy jiggly ride. The salesman said yes that’s right they are all like that - would you like to buy it? I have someone in the showroom who wants to & they don’t want to test drive it! It made my BMW 3 series msport, spine jarring, bang crash ride on 19” rims and run flats seem quite smooth...

TameRacingDriver

14,481 posts

238 months

Friday 7th May
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Kawasicki said:
My dampers would last maximum 2 years on Irish roads before there was no damping left. As in none. In England even after 5 years there was still damping. All my Irish friends that used to visit me in England marveled at how smooth English B-roads were. We imported cars from England precisely because they had an easy life... (Except for rust. We didn’t have salted roads, so we had much less rust... but much slower speeds on icy days.)
Christ almighty they must be bad then! Considering up here in the North East at least some roads feel like driving on the surface of the moon.