Biggest Arona Niggle

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BlueBoy68
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Re: Biggest Arona Niggle

Post by BlueBoy68 » Mon May 20, 2019 7:59 am

DomesticExtremist wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:18 pm
Main niggle - too much tech waiting to go wrong and all ultimately powered by fuel at £1.30 per litre.
Doesn't make sense to an old curmudgeon like me and I'd rather more power went to the wheels (though I do enjoy the radio and media player).
Otherwise a great car.
:?: :!: The tech circuits use VERY LITTLE power indeed. I'm 64 but hopefully not a curmudgeon. I learned to drive in an Austin Cambridge. So, for me, my Arona (and my son's Ateca) go like The Wind, handle far better than old Grand Tourers and are more luxurious than an old Roller. PLUS I'm getting 50mpg overall and often MORE in town! Plus I can get my bike in the back of my 'small SUV'
You remind me of people who don't like children, are rude to workers in the service sector and think that good neighbourly socialism is a disease. Hopefully you're not like that and were just trying to be funny
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Wowzz
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Re: Biggest Arona Niggle

Post by Wowzz » Mon May 20, 2019 8:07 am

BlueBoy68 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:37 am
Wowzz wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:51 pm
It's the major niggles that annoy me, with wind noise from the wing mirrors being the biggest culprit. I have no minor niggles!
What on earth friggin speed are YOU doing!
Prefer not to say on a public forum ! Just trying to see if the official top speed was achievable - ran out of road before finding out!


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Re: Biggest Arona Niggle

Post by Wowzz » Mon May 20, 2019 8:08 am

Have just found another niggle - no rear coat hooks.


BlueBoy68
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Re: Biggest Arona Niggle

Post by BlueBoy68 » Mon May 20, 2019 8:13 am

stottycabanas wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:17 pm
Steve.J wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:48 pm
My Arona niggle is
1. Drumming wind noise ....
2. Having to keep finger on the key fob for 3 seconds to auto fold wing mirrors ......
1. To be fair, I don't think that's unique to the Arona - I've experienced that noise on a number of different cars.
2. I would happily keep my finger on the fob for double that if it meant my mirrors would fold like they're supposed to!
THREE SECONDS?!!! :roll: This doesn't augur well for your sex life
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BlueBoy68
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Re: Biggest Arona Niggle

Post by BlueBoy68 » Mon May 20, 2019 8:16 am

Steve.J wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:48 pm
To Cebven. re no handle on front passenger side, this because it has side curtain air bags in that roof area so they cannot be fitted.

My Arona niggle is
1. Drumming wind noise in ear when any windows are down or only part way down anything over 25 mph, so cannot drive with window open.
2. Having to keep finger on the key fob for 3 seconds to auto fold wing mirrors, my son has a new FR and his mirrors fold in straight away as soon as he presses the lock button on the fob, it has twice told me on the centre display battery in fob needs changing i have only had the car 9 months.
You may find that the drumming is mainly associated with having only one window open so try diagonally opposite windows slightly open. And report back
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Re: Biggest Arona Niggle

Post by BlueBoy68 » Mon May 20, 2019 8:25 am

stevenh365 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:07 am
The Front Assist can be irritating when activating itself on tight bends or lanes which has poles or markers along side or a raised kerb or Chicane. Also kicks in when approaching a junction a little too fast when a car is waiting to turn.
I say to myself it's a safety feature and will hopefully save me one day.
I suppose these sensors are the future with all this autonomous driving they are planning
Train yourself to have your foot hovering over the accelerator pedal ready to override and soon it will hardly seem like a problem. Also I have my ACC set to "very close" which I've found to be perfectly safe
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Re: Biggest Arona Niggle

Post by BlueBoy68 » Mon May 20, 2019 8:29 am

stevenh365 wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:48 am
For me the Sat Nav, takes you off the the route for no apparent reason and straight back on same spot where it had taken you after it immediately tells you to go left and if you allow it to it normally takes you right right and right or left left and left and then taking you back to the spot it had just taken you off or a mile back down the road to join same route. Also takes you up and over a motorway junction roundabout and back in the same Road and direction you were travelling. Has done that for 4 or 5 roundabouts. Although the red line set out n the screen for your route never changes.
Also the maps have a lot of mistakes such as bends in the road it tells you to turn left or right instead of bare left or bare right or saying nothing so you can just carrying on travelling on the road ahead.
It has been looked out by two different dealers and all settings and GPS settings have been checked but no fix found yet.

I don't notice any wind noise from door mirrors but I do get noise I would describe as more 'road noise' or tyre noise coming from the base of the rear passenger doors.

Yes I do get water sitting in both mirrors and in the rear door and number plate which appears 10 mins after wiping dry with a microfiber cloth.... but I've never had a car that didn't have that problem with to be fair :-)
Plug an Android (Samsung) phone in and use Google Maps or Waze. Which are always going to be better than any car manufacturers sat nav
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BlueBoy68
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Re: Biggest Arona Niggle

Post by BlueBoy68 » Mon May 20, 2019 8:37 am

Wowzz wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:08 am
Have just found another niggle - no rear coat hooks.
I will grant you this one but it's a bit like saying that's your fabulously beautiful sexy admiring girlfriend takes ice in her whiskey
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DomesticExtremist
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Re: Biggest Arona Niggle

Post by DomesticExtremist » Mon May 20, 2019 3:35 pm

BlueBoy68 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:59 am
DomesticExtremist wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:18 pm
Main niggle - too much tech waiting to go wrong and all ultimately powered by fuel at £1.30 per litre.
Doesn't make sense to an old curmudgeon like me and I'd rather more power went to the wheels (though I do enjoy the radio and media player).
Otherwise a great car.
:?: :!: The tech circuits use VERY LITTLE power indeed. I'm 64 but hopefully not a curmudgeon. I learned to drive in an Austin Cambridge. So, for me, my Arona (and my son's Ateca) go like The Wind, handle far better than old Grand Tourers and are more luxurious than an old Roller. PLUS I'm getting 50mpg overall and often MORE in town! Plus I can get my bike in the back of my 'small SUV'
You remind me of people who don't like children, are rude to workers in the service sector and think that good neighbourly socialism is a disease. Hopefully you're not like that and were just trying to be funny
Neither - just a little self-deprecating.
I don't go around being wilfully nasty to people, but I disagree that the tech uses very little power.
I listened to a documentary on electric cars recently and one user made a point of turning off as much tech as possible because leaving it on reduced his available range quite significantly. You may not see the power draw on a diesel so easily, but it is still there.
The Arona is a fabulous vehicle, but most of that is due to the engine and design, the tech is (for me) largely incidental to its boot capacity and fuel economy.
Having driven tech heavy (for their time) cars in the past, I just know that sooner or later these things break and cost a lot to put right.
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Re: Biggest Arona Niggle

Post by Bonzo » Mon May 20, 2019 6:06 pm

Bonzo wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:11 am
Not a big niggle but nonetheless a niggle, when you stop, at lights for example with auto stop/start activated and foot firmly applied to brake, if you move the steering wheel very slightly engine starts up.
I’ve changed my mind on this “niggle” and actually use it when anticipating lights changing or traffic moving off, just twitch the wheel and engine restarts ready to move off.
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