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    Mk4 design flaws?

    So, do you guys think the mk4 has any design faults at all?

    I for one think the horn buttons are a pain! Just heading around a roundabout when a woman pulled out of me at one of the junctions, went for the horn but couldn't find it! If it were centred she would have had a long blast of hornage!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by elmogimp View Post
    So, do you guys think the mk4 has any design faults at all?

    I for one think the horn buttons are a pain! Just heading around a roundabout when a woman pulled out of me at one of the junctions, went for the horn but couldn't find it! If it were centred she would have had a long blast of hornage!!
    Thats not a Mk4 design flaw because my Corsa B had the same steering wheel. And a centre horn is dangerous as that would mean you would only have one hand on the wheel at the time of using it.
    As far as design flaws go i cant really think of many.
    Cup holder mould on the side of the door could be bigger i suppose. Would have prefered an overhead on/off switch for the centre map light rather than on the drivers side.

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    Horn position also means the airbag can't go off whilst you are pressing the horn, likely breaking your arm

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    True but when turning your hands would be in a different place to the horn meaning you will have to take your hand of the wheel anyways and hunt for it, a centred horn is easier to find meaning tour hand will be off the wheel for a minimal time
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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    Horn position also means the airbag can't go off whilst you are pressing the horn, likely breaking your arm
    That is true I suppose, still fords have them centred with airbags lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by elmogimp View Post
    True but when turning your hands would be in a different place to the horn meaning you will have to take your hand of the wheel anyways and hunt for it, a centred horn is easier to find meaning tour hand will be off the wheel for a minimal time
    Depends on the turn i guess.
    To be honest if someone pulls out infront of me my first thought isnt, 'right lets blast the horn to show how angry i am'.
    Its more, 'ohh sh***t steer out the way!!' followed by horn to make them look and feel stupid.

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    I have encountered this many times with the horn, i can never find it when i want it, mainly when people cut you up on roundabouts! Also there must be some kind of design flaw with the rear suspension cos it eats coils!

    Drinks holder not big enough in the side of door, only just holds a can.

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    The three spoke steering wheel is just all fail in my opinion, horn buttons blister up, radio controls are to close to the middle of the wheel, the shape of it's just wrong too with the rim being angled behind the spokes. The 4 spoke I had in my old vectra was perfect, wish i could have kept it to swap over (if it'd even fit?).

    Fuse box hidden behind cubby hole - Fair enough most people would never think to check the fuses if anything stops working anyway (that's what the AA/RAC are for when they aren't changing flat tyres), but what was ever wrong with a simple cover you just pulled off that had a proper label of what was where on the back?

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    i agree with the drinks holder... cant even fit the maccys drinks in properly without crushing it

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    i agree with the fuse box being behind the cubby hole and how limited it moves when its uncliped. the wheel is bad design and much prefer the mk5 wheel design. the seat wheels being hard to get ur hand to if u have sports seats. no alarm in sum models , bad design n looking key. the fake leather stuff they used on dash n doors and it marks n scaggs so easy. the black bottom and cream top on the inside of hatch backs. place of the power steering fuild in engine bay.

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