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Re: New car
« Reply #30 on: 15.07. 2020 17:50 »
with you on that rex , it makes me cringe when I walk down the road next to a line of cars stuck at many sets of traffic lights etc and hear all these cars stopping and starting every 25 yards *pull hair out*

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Re: New car
« Reply #31 on: 15.07. 2020 19:30 »
Funnily enough my Velocette was somewhat prone to stop/reluctant to start in traffic. Pretty much cured now though.  *smiley4*
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Re: New car
« Reply #32 on: 15.07. 2020 21:55 »
G'day Fellas.
The hire car at the IOM in '15 had that auto stop start. It drove me mad! Don't like it for the same reason as Rex. The loan car I had for a week a few months ago had all that lane position, blind spot, auto brake, collision warning stuff  *pull hair out*. Took me 50 miles to work out how to turn the radio on! Glad to give it back and drive my 02 Ford. Even it is too modern for me with fuel injection and ECU.
Been driving trucks on and off for 40 years, tri axle twin steers with 15 gears. The most I want in a car is an auto box.
Now I know why new drivers can't drive.
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Re: New car
« Reply #33 on: 15.07. 2020 22:15 »
Passed my test in '64 in HGV. No PAS, crash gearbox, no indicators, no heater, wipers were pneumatic so stopped when going uphill. For reversing, we'd stand left foot on the running board facing backwards, right foot on the throttle and steer with our right hand. Don't see that done anymore! Today, trucks are like cars, with sprung cabs etc. Dunno if I could drive one of the new ones.
Today drivers are cosseted far too much.  Sure, in a car I like electric windows, a heater and rear screen heater, indicators, PAS and power assisted brakes. And yes, EFI gives better economy, but apart from that, I don't really need - or want - the gadgets. In fact I wouldn't buy a car with all the rubbish many have. And yet useful things like quarter lights are not available on moderns.
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Re: New car
« Reply #34 on: 15.07. 2020 22:28 »
Yep, I think the electronics will cause the death of modern cars, even my 2000 beemer has an engine ecu that is uneconomic to replace should it go wrong
But the car is 20 years old. I think you've cheated the consumer culture quite well so far.  *smile*

Sort of, its a 2.8 Z3 so not a daily driver! (If I keep it long enough it might become a classic, stranger things have happened, but if (big if) cars like this are the classics of the future then I wonder what the solution to “dying” electronics will be?)

Come to think of it the same issue affects “modern” bikes, some bikes have had ECU’s since the 90’s.......
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Re: New car
« Reply #35 on: 24.07. 2020 13:47 »
Got a bit jealous reading about the whizbang goodies on Greybeard's new car.
so.. Today I fitted a front parking sensor on the farm suzi.
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Re: New car
« Reply #36 on: 24.07. 2020 21:20 »
G'day olev.
I see you use the same principle as me. Forward till it hits then back up a few inches! The nudge bar on my Ford is very well used.
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