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Old 30-07-2013   #16
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Re: Croma - Most unreliable car ever?

Wear and tear springs to mind with that one.Also the state of the roads.
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Old 31-07-2013   #17
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Re: Croma - Most unreliable car ever?

Oh, my Croma has certainly been the least reliable car I've ever owned - see below for what I posted on the "goodbye Croma" thread. Sadly, it wasn't a good buy, my Croma...

I, too, have a 2006 1.9 multijet 16v diesel auto...and it's far and away the worst car I've EVER owned. Loads of things gone wrong with it (eg the driveshaft issue that I've noticed being discussed here, all sorts of electrical problems, all the time, parking sensor needed replaced etc etc).
In all, I've spent about 2500 extra on it since I got it, 2nd hand - and it's still not quite at 55000 miles!
Driveshaft replaced; suspension struts replaced (mind you, I do drive on Edinburgh's "roads"); parking sensor replaced; three brake bulbs replaced; front side-light bulb replaced (but warning light stays on - go figure!); battery light only goes off if I start the car twice...I could go on.
I live in fear of it breaking down in a really inconvenient place at a really bad time.

MOT and tax due in April; it'll be getting traded in then, against whatever I can research to be the most reliable car I can afford!

Loathsome car - but thanks to this site I at least managed to sort out the window safety warnings/lights (which is how I came to find the site), so that's something. Thanks, whoever posted the tip about holding the buttons down.

Anyway, a charming way to say hello, I know, but I've just had to replace yet another brake light bulb only to have the side-light blow the next day, so not feeling well disposed towards my so-called car.
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Re: Croma - Most unreliable car ever?

Hi Telegraph,

Do you still have that procedure to get to the blower fan? Ours is screeching and needs to be fixed or replaced. Thanks in advance.
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