Now where do we start, Drove car off forecourt and it decided to almost lunch itself with the biggest backfire in the world. Four days later decided all by itself that it would die at every junction when brakes where applied. Then decided to exhibit the most appalling road holding possible in the wet on it's first long journey. A replacement engine and gearbox followed, The garage in question assumed that the stalling problem lie within the confines of a "tired engine". Two hundred and ninety pounds and one week later my chariot returned, With, you guessed it, the same old problem. What followed can only be described as a frantic search for the truth. The main dealer wanted more than the car was now worth to "put it on the computer", and the local "tune up" bloke just laughed at the mere thought of having to look at it. So I then replaced the following parts.
The list is conclusive, but not exhaustive. Engine management unit, Ignition control unit, Air mass meter, Catalytic convertor, Lambda sensor, Fuel pump, All service parts and more. But the problem still remains, It still drops the revs and almost dies at every junction when you touch the brakes!. It is, needless to say, going to the scrapper next week, and my shiny new Zafira arrives at the same time, seven seats and total reliability!!!.