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fourbanks
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potholes

Post by fourbanks » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:36 am

does anyone know what causes that metal thud sound when you hit a pothole? I hit a very small one yesterday and was most surprised by the noise it made considering the car didn't jolt. :o
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Joval
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Re: potholes

Post by Joval » Sat May 09, 2020 4:10 pm

You may have a worn bush somewhere, if its fine driving on better surfaces I would get it checked when in for service. I sometimes get a bit of a thud on some of the roads where I live but the ride is ok over small holes. Saying that, it's much better than my wife's old Citroen [spit] DS3 which we sold at 11k. miles because of too many rattles and bangs, and when I say bangs I mean bangs. if she hit a bump with the left front, the drivers door went bang. the last straw was the exhaust bracket snapped off the rear part of exhaust and I had to weld it back myself or it meant a new exhaust. I myself had a Mazda 6 Sport from March 2011 till Dec. 2019, never let me down, averaged 45 mpg. every single part worked as it did from the factory till the day I sold it for the CX3 which feels the same quality feel.
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fourbanks
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Re: potholes

Post by fourbanks » Sat May 09, 2020 6:05 pm

Joval wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 4:10 pm
You may have a worn bush somewhere, if its fine driving on better surfaces I would get it checked when in for service. I sometimes get a bit of a thud on some of the roads where I live but the ride is ok over small holes. Saying that, it's much better than my wife's old Citroen [spit] DS3 which we sold at 11k. miles because of too many rattles and bangs, and when I say bangs I mean bangs. if she hit a bump with the left front, the drivers door went bang. the last straw was the exhaust bracket snapped off the rear part of exhaust and I had to weld it back myself or it meant a new exhaust. I myself had a Mazda 6 Sport from March 2011 till Dec. 2019, never let me down, averaged 45 mpg. every single part worked as it did from the factory till the day I sold it for the CX3 which feels the same quality feel.
many thanks for the reply. as the car has only done 4000 miles I think this was just a one-off as the drive runs very true. hopefully, it won't happen again but with the roads so bad these days it's going to prove difficult
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Joval
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Re: potholes

Post by Joval » Sun May 10, 2020 8:36 am

Hi, glad to hear it may be a one off. Maybe with this lockdown and less cars using the roads the councils will finally get the holes fixed.
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