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    Default Is it a boat?

    My V is really anmnoying me, it feels like a boat floating around!

    Driving at any speed above say 50mph and the slightest movement of the the wheel or just a stiff breeze throws the car all over the place, it hasnt always been like this.

    Ive noticed if im braking lightly it seems more stable, also last week i went away and had the wife 2 kids dog and full roof box on board and it appeared to be a bit more stable, basically the car feels too light.

    It went for service a few weeks back and they said they could find nothing wrong, since then ive had new tyres fitted at the rear, still the same?

    Last night i was on the M25 at around 75mph and when going for an overtake it was scary!

    Any ideas what it could be?

    Cheers

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    i had the same feeling at high(ish) speeds in my 1.8 design, i just put it down to the dodgy suspension fitted to the design specs,lol
    i miss my veccy but i wouldnt swap it for my sri zafira, even though its bigger it is a lot more stable at speed, and is fun through the twisty bits

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    Have you had a thorough check that none of the springs are broken? A quick glance can often miss it, you need to get it jacked up and have a good look/feel around the springs - especially at the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Have you had a thorough check that none of the springs are broken? A quick glance can often miss it, you need to get it jacked up and have a good look/feel around the springs - especially at the bottom.
    Not personally, but the garage told me they checked and found no broken springs, the garage that fitted the tyres checked the rears for me.

    I think i need a jack and have a look myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcdti View Post
    I think i need a jack and have a look myself
    Always best to have a good rummage yourself. Ooer! lol

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    Have you checked your tyre pressures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectrahunter View Post
    Have you checked your tyre pressures?
    And over pressure is just as bad as under pressure.

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    Will check when i go out, Book says 33 front 38 rear

    cheers

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    Possibly the shock absorbers are . Worth checking out anyway

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    Well just checked pressures and they are spot on

    Will borrow a jack asap and take a look

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