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Hesitant C180

It is difficult to move my car from rest smoothly in first gear.
The car begins to move, hesitates, then picks up speed normally.

Main dealer acknowledges 'slight hesitation when emerging from side roads' but claims this is a feature of the manual gearbox.

I am not convinced by this explanation; any ideas?

Could it be the Blue Efficiency gubbins? The throttle response appears damped at all speeds i.e. there is considerable movement of the pedal before the engine responds.

Asked on 25 July 2011 by R. Haigh

Answered by Honest John
You could be right. Not driven the petrol manual, only the diesel manual and that was okay.
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