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    It was -12º outside when I went to start the car this morning and I noticed a couple of things which Im putting down to the extreme cold as they've never happened before...

    1) The clutch pedal was sticking. depressed it, took foot away and it stayed down for a couple of seconds before returning quite slowly. (cured itself within 2 mins of idling on the drive).

    2) for the first couple of mins after firing up, the engine sounded really lumpy as though it was struggling.

    3) The front shocks are really noisy going over speed bumps. A sort of slushy sound (possibly the fluid inside beginning to freeze up?).

    What adverse effects is this cold weather having on your Veccy?

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    As above number 2 and 3 plus my cars never been so dirty loads of salt all over her and god knows what it like underneath, Not sure if washing is a good idea in this freezing weather

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    Just so dirty at the moment too, 180 mile round trip to do tomorrow too, thats not gonna help much either......

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    the only adverse affect is fuel consumption with all electrical gizmos on and travelling at low speed and not very far has equated to the the last 80 miles ......











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    ouch..........

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    apart from its like driving on diesel with slicks, the only problem I have noticed is my brakes lock and the abs does not work until I have dabed the brake pedal a few times, then it works for the rest of the day.

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    Rear door trim came unstuck and lifted the front door one. grrrrr Why did Vauxhall use copydex to glue this car together ?

    My car already de badged itself in the summer !!!! self mod i believe.

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    I've still not started mine. battery drained some how yest, or maybe it was the cold.

    Waiting on my unreliable mate to bring my booster pack back, but i went out to car today and the the centre screen was flipping through menu's stupidly slow. then it came up sayin a couple of bulbs had gone. we'll have to see what its all like once i start it and go for a drive...

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    Ice on the inside of the screen and rear screen not funny at -10, I did use air con and left it with vents up to screen so this maybe why.

    But the veccy is always misted up to some point & outside covered in ice.

    Running wise starts fine does sound a bit rough at first all diesels do to a point, gearbox is tighter as oil is thicker which is a nice thing i like it.

    All im doing is going for a motorway blast once a week get all up to temp and giving it a good run as short hops to work 7 miles is not enough when this cold.

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    Mine in -10 near buxton this morning, took a few more turns to start, and ran lump for couple of second but otherwise fine!

    My biggest issue is, with having AFL xenons, when i use screen wash that works fine, but the jets on the headlight wash pop out spray, and jam open... next time i do windscreen these work again and fire of into the sky... not a biggy... just annoying!

    Im otherwise impressed with the car in a big way

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