Little Things That P Me Off About The Puma

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Little Things That P Me Off About The Puma

Post by paulcurtis » Sat May 29, 2021 7:36 am

My last car was a Skoda Fabia. It was comparatively cheap, and wasn't very exciting, but it did have a few things that I miss:

A few little cubby holes, storage areas, to put small bits and bobs.
A piddling pen holder - plastic clip - in the glove box. There is a very inconvenient one on the centre console of the Puma.
Vented aircon air to the glove box - variable - to keep some items cold.
A centre arm rest that you can actually use without being 6' 4"
A strap that dangles down from the boot lid so my wife doesn't have to jump to reach the hold.

It's a pity Ford didn't incorporate any of these very cheap mods.
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Re: Little Things That P Me Off About The Puma

Post by tonyt2021 » Sat May 29, 2021 7:41 am

“ A piddling pen holder - plastic clip - in the glove box. There is a very inconvenient one on the centre console of the Puma.”

I wondered what that thing was for, didn’t even think of pen holder
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Re: Little Things That P Me Off About The Puma

Post by Sparks » Sat May 29, 2021 7:55 am

I also miss the little storage box to the right of the steering wheel that was in the Fiesta. The armrest is useless in the Puma (it's the same as the Fiesta) I've been looking for a third party solution.
The pen holder was handy, I had my tyre pressure gauge in there. Now I have to search in what has become a big box of junk.
I don't miss a strap on the boot lid, that's been solved with the push button.... :D
I'm sure I'll think of others during the day, now that you've mentioned it....
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Re: Little Things That P Me Off About The Puma

Post by Supertramp » Sat May 29, 2021 9:01 am

I agree with all the comments but it is still a beautiful car - it always get noticed on the road I suppose we will never get everything we want off Ford, had mine nearly a year now still love it.

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Re: Little Things That P Me Off About The Puma

Post by Seth » Sat May 29, 2021 10:23 am

Sparks wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 7:55 am
The armrest is useless in the Puma (it's the same as the Fiesta) I've been looking for a third party solution.
Because it is too low? Maybe put something between body and lid to make it higher?

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Re: Little Things That P Me Off About The Puma

Post by Wdf76 » Sat May 29, 2021 10:31 am

Got to admit Ford's easy fuel is their best helping hand. Can't believe other manufacturers haven't jumped on this.

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Re: Little Things That P Me Off About The Puma

Post by Sparks » Sat May 29, 2021 10:37 am

Seth wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 10:23 am
Sparks wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 7:55 am
The armrest is useless in the Puma (it's the same as the Fiesta) I've been looking for a third party solution.
Because it is too low? Maybe put something between body and lid to make it higher?
Because it's too far back primarily.
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Re: Little Things That P Me Off About The Puma

Post by JackTheLad87 » Sat May 29, 2021 10:44 am

Totally agree about the armrest. Much better on the Kuga. No sunglasses holder too. Or electronic hand brake. Boot strap doesn’t bother me, as have the powered tailgate so button press or foot swipe closes it. It should have a proper hill start assist too rather than the weird halfway version it has
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Re: Little Things That P Me Off About The Puma

Post by Rays1 » Sat May 29, 2021 11:54 am

I hear what everyone is saying...yes a few thing could be better for sure. But hey it has a real handbrake. Thank the Lord for that. Nothing worse than a piddly little electronic switch. Something to go wrong and so easy to forget to use. My second car is a Fiat 500x that has an electronic handbrake. Unless you set up auto brake on and in settings, forget to flick the handbrake switch when you park up on a slope the car will roll away on it's own. With ignition off the switch then doesn't work and by then we'll guess what it's too late. Give me proper handbrake everyday.

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Re: Little Things That P Me Off About The Puma

Post by Wdf76 » Sat May 29, 2021 12:39 pm

Does the hand brake not apply itself if you switch off without setting it?

My mate is always going on about not touching his handbrake in years. Auto hold when in use and auto applies the park brake when he shuts down.

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