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Anyone else have a love/hate affair with their FN2?

Ive had mine exactly a year now and its given me no hassle. But for some reason the car really does annoy me sometimes.

I was thinking maybe its the ride. The road I live on is awful and the FN2 is a nightmare down it, this annoys me immensely some days, but I think its unfair to blame the car for this as the ride doesn't bother me 90% of time.

The beeping all the time, this is also incredibly annoying. Even after a year of owning

Also there are a few small issues, a wobbly handbrake anyone else have this? its fine when engaged but feels loose when driving. Also the whole area with the arm rest around the handbrake wobbles, surely there's a way to tighten it?

Got rust on top of doors, its only a small amount, anyway to prevent it getting worse?

Theres a metallic clicking noise coming from the front drivers side, from what ive read it seems to be the sub frame bolt, is it an easy fix?

Yet despite all these niggles the car is so good to drive! I really do enjoy it more than my old EP3 and to be fair it doesn't cost much to run apart from tax
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 17th April 2013, 19:26
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The beeping all the time, this is also incredibly annoying. Even after a year of owning
Errm.........what is it that is beeping all the time?

Can't really think of anything that I hate about the car. Pedals can be slippery with wet shoes, and rear visibility could be better, but certainly nothing that annoys me.
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Upgrade your springs to eibach's they soften the ride, other than that mines not giving me grief no rust either on annoying pitted bonnet but carbon wrap or a new vented bonnet would sort that.
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Hate it when its dirty, love it when its clean lol

The ride can annoy me at times but that's down to the state of the roads round my way rather than the car itself. Driving on a nice smooth road surface and giving it some beans then its a joy to drive.

What beeping noise? Seat belt warning, key in igniton?!?
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I certainly don't love it like when I first got it but it's not been too bad overall. Far from the worst car I've owned.
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Subframe bolt is 20 min job, loosen bolts, clean out dirt and grease. Then tighten up. Had same problem. Very annoying. There's a Honda fix on the forum somewhere
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I have the car for 5 years. I hate the fact that is slow as ****. But dont know why, i just cant get rid of her.

Its nice car, just lacks of power.
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I have the car for 5 years. I hate the fact that is slow as ****. But dont know why, i just cant get rid of her.

Its nice car, just lacks of power.
You've had plenty time to make it faster!? Lol
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You've had plenty time to make it faster!? Lol
Thats a subject for another topic. As far as you dont get it FI its always gonna be slow. Or put a millions of $ in a proper NA build.
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Slow??? Its all about your gears
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The only thing that annoys me is the hard ride. But I blame the roads and other people! I love the stiffnes but I'm always afraid when braking for speed bumps, holes etc that someone behind me will hit me since they dont care!
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I had that squeaky frame thing done at Honda for free they undone a couple of bolts cleaned them and greased them and that was it simples could have done it myself had I known. I've had mine over a year now and done over 10000miles of happy motoring.
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I'll try and remove these bolts myself, i found the picture of it.

Has anyone else had the loose handbrake I mentioned?
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Mine wobbles a bit. Just poor build quality I think
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Mine hates the cold weather, seems to be really jurky unless Ypres you rev it a bit.
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FN2's are crap. EP3 for the win


💥THE BITCH💥
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FN2's are crap. EP3 for the win


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Have to say there's nothing I hate about mine. Love it as much as the day I bought it last year on the 8th of April.

Can't see myself ever getting rid until it proper dies.
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I'll try and remove these bolts myself, i found the picture of it.

Has anyone else had the loose handbrake I mentioned?
Handbrake is an easy fix. There is a circular bung cover in the compartment under the armrest. Remove and there is a nut on a bolt that tightens up the handbrake assembly. Put a socket on a small extension bar and you'll be able to tighten it a few turns which stops the handbrake flapping around when its disengaged. Give it a try.
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has nobody mentioned those damn stone chips?

i love mine
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