Couple of car things

While I’m putting dinner together (chicken for swmbo and pork for me), I’ll put together the few car based things i have at the moment.

Mini Review of Skoda Octavia Estate PD140 DSG

I say mini review, it’s not; but we have had the car just over a week and 600miles now so here is what’s good.† The DSG gearbox†is possibly the best thing to come to gearbox technology since….. Well 1876 when the first Daimler Benz had one installed. The changes in automatic mode are smooth t the point you donít feel 3rd through 6th. In manual mode the changes are instant and it seems near impossible to catch it out (although it’s still being run in so not been used in anger yet).

I say mini review, it’s not; but we have had the car just over a week and 600miles now so here is what’s good.† The †is possibly the best thing to come to gearbox technology since….. Well 1876 when the first Daimler Benz had one installed. The changes in automatic mode are smooth t the point you donít feel 3rd through 6th. In manual mode the changes are instant and it seems near impossible to catch it out (although it’s still being run in so not been used in anger yet).The engine seems a little loud, but so was mine before it got run in properly. It does however pull strong in all gears and feels like it needs to be loosened up and will then be even better.

The puppy loves the car, so much so that she will jump into this one on her own, and has not thrown up once yet. Whether that is because the space is nice and flat and she can get herself comfy while looking out the rear and side windows, or that she likes the smooth gear changes better I am not sure ūüėČ

The Black Magic colour is really going to be difficult to keep clean, but hey it looks good when it is clean.

We have not found any real problems with the car yet, there is a rattle from the drivers side door area, but itís going in to check what it is (loose panel I would think).

In other Motoring news :- Stephane Sarrazin will be staying at Subaru for the next year and Kimi Raikkonen has been crowned international racing driver of the year by†Autosport magazine.