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I bought a high-mileage (150,000) CDT Tourer last year, which I'm in general delighted with. However, one of the things which was much touted about the 75 was the ride quality, but I have to say that I don't find the ride quality of mine to be anything that special. It's rather joggly and I do feel the bumps in the road. Now, it strikes me that this may be because of wear in some components, as 156,000 miles (which it now is) is a fair amount. But what components might they be? What is involved in ride quality as such, what should I get checked out?
 

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I bought a high-mileage (150,000) CDT Tourer last year, which I'm in general delighted with. However, one of the things which was much touted about the 75 was the ride quality, but I have to say that I don't find the ride quality of mine to be anything that special. It's rather joggly and I do feel the bumps in the road. Now, it strikes me that this may be because of wear in some components, as 156,000 miles (which it now is) is a fair amount. But what components might they be? What is involved in ride quality as such, what should I get checked out?

I should imagine the 'shockers' could be tested and changed if worn , or leaking.

Also suspension Bushes may be worn too . What about a quick call in at a tyre specialist type place for advice?
 

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Doesn't the Tourer's suspension take the fact it's a load-hugger into account, and designed to be firmer?

My 116000 mile 75 saloon gives a very smooth ride.
 

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I should imagine the 'shockers' could be tested and changed if worn , or leaking.

Also suspension Bushes may be worn too . What about a quick call in at a tyre specialist type place for advice?
I just had the car in for a service at my local, trustworthy, garage and they said the front suspension bushes were shot (the rubber broken up). They said it would be causing the tyres to wear at the ages, and maybe a bit of vagueness when steering and when accelerating and braking. I'm getting them sorted in a couple of weeks time, so I'll see what that does. I think the garage would have spotted any problems with the shock absorbers when they did the service.
 
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