I’ve been reviewing cars for almost a decade and in that time, only two cars have ever broken down on me. The freaky thing is that both were completely unexpected faults and the vehicles in question share a nationality. Take a deep breath, everyone. They weren’t British or Indian. They were both Japanese.
Keyless entry and start systems
Dear car makers, it’s time that we had another one of our little talks. You know, the one where I whine like a little school girl and y’all ignore me. I’ve gotten used to this setup and, in my head, I believe that you have too. Today I’d like to chat about keyless entry and start systems.
NamWheels edition 19, August 2017
Hurray, another rant about gearboxes
This one’s been steaming in my grey matter for a while and never really bothered me that much until recently. Here goes: why do brawny sports cars have nineteen gears and underpowered city hatchbacks have, like, three?
Dual-clutch gearboxes are rubbish
There, I said it. Somebody had to, eventually, although I’ve been preaching this for what seems like a decade. DSG, DCT, S-tronic, MCT, it doesn’t matter what you call an automatic shifter with more than one clutch – they’re fairly terrible most of the time.