Weird car facts...

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davemac250

4,496 posts

139 months

Friday 1st April 2011
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The speedo thing.

Hardly new.

Saab have been doing it for years.


Alfa numeric

2,912 posts

113 months

Friday 1st April 2011
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pixelpimp said:
Sorry, this stuff is seriously dweeby...
But cool!

bow

Tyre Smoke

10,670 posts

195 months

Friday 1st April 2011
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Alfa numeric said:
pixelpimp said:
Sorry, this stuff is seriously dweeby...
But cool!

bow
Until he got to the Italians all sharing each others bits. Hardly weird is it?

Billy Hunt

1,749 posts

108 months

Friday 1st April 2011
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The 993 Turbo has an extremely light clutch as it is power assisted.

Skodaku

1,802 posts

153 months

Friday 1st April 2011
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Billy Hunt said:
The 993 Turbo has an extremely light clutch as it is power assisted.
................and probably power-driven too.

The inner edges of the front tyres rub on the chassis on full lock, either direction, on Volvo S60 phase 2. But there are protection blocks at points of contact. So that's O.K. then.
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TBSC

100 posts

97 months

Friday 1st April 2011
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A Vauxhall Corsa fitted with an extra large spoiler, driven by a chav wearing a white or Burberry baseball cap whilst using a mobile phone, speeding and not wearing a seat belt is exempt from all motoring laws.

Lets Torque

10,974 posts

91 months

Friday 17th June 2011
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I'm bringing this thread back to life with this...

One of the selling features of the Hyundai Getz was that it has/had more rear legroom as the Hyundai Sonata.



You can all sleep better now you know that. wink

Edited by Lets Torque on Friday 17th June 13:48

busta

4,504 posts

167 months

Friday 17th June 2011
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Lets Torque said:
I'm bringing this thread back to life with this...

One of the selling features of the Hyundai Getz was that it has/had more rear legroom as the Hyundai Sonata.



You can all sleep better now you know that. wink

Edited by Lets Torque on Friday 17th June 13:48
So what where the selling points of the Sonata? "big car exterior with little car interior"?

LuS1fer

34,336 posts

179 months

Friday 17th June 2011
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busta said:
So what where the selling points of the Sonata? "big car exterior with little car interior"?
Probably "It's a cheap taxi, look no further"

tali1

5,129 posts

135 months

Friday 17th June 2011
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busta said:
Lets Torque said:
I'm bringing this thread back to life with this...

One of the selling features of the Hyundai Getz was that it has/had more rear legroom as the Hyundai Sonata.



You can all sleep better now you know that. wink

Edited by Lets Torque on Friday 17th June 13:48
So what where the selling points of the Sonata? "big car exterior with little car interior"?
The Merc A class Lwb had more rear room than the S class of the time

M5 Russ

2,239 posts

126 months

Friday 17th June 2011
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It is impossible to get the windows on a VW Phaeton to mist up no matter what settings are used on the climate control (as learned by my son who is a current VW apprentice)

va1o

15,638 posts

141 months

Friday 17th June 2011
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M5 Russ said:
It is impossible to get the windows on a VW Phaeton to mist up no matter what settings are used on the climate control (as learned by my son who is a current VW apprentice)
Why did they only do that to the Phaeton, would be much welcome on the entire VAG range!

carlove

5,046 posts

101 months

Friday 17th June 2011
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tali1 said:
The Merc A class Lwb had more rear room than the S class of the time
They made a Lwb A-Class?

zaphod42

29,633 posts

89 months

Friday 17th June 2011
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carlove said:
They made a Lwb A-Class?
Yes, certainly in the Mk1.

carlove

5,046 posts

101 months

Friday 17th June 2011
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zaphod42 said:
carlove said:
They made a Lwb A-Class?
Yes, certainly in the Mk1.
I'm suprised I've not heard of them. You learn someting new every day.

HereBeMonsters

14,180 posts

116 months

Friday 17th June 2011
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carlove said:
zaphod42 said:
carlove said:
They made a Lwb A-Class?
Yes, certainly in the Mk1.
I'm suprised I've not heard of them. You learn someting new every day.
Wasn't it called a B class? Or was that a completely different car?

zaphod42

29,633 posts

89 months

Friday 17th June 2011
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http://archive.carkeys.co.uk/launches/mercedesbenz...

Not the best link, but here you go. Mk 1 A class LWB. B class is much later and a different car.

Kiltox

11,845 posts

92 months

Friday 17th June 2011
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Lets Torque said:
I'm bringing this thread back to life with this...

One of the selling features of the Hyundai Getz was that it has/had more rear legroom as the Hyundai Sonata.



You can all sleep better now you know that. wink

Edited by Lets Torque on Friday 17th June 13:48
Yet you need to be able to detatch your legs to sit behind me in the Getz-derived Picanto laugh

Sheeda Pistol

4,680 posts

111 months

Saturday 18th June 2011
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The BMW E34 5 series came with an option to include a fridge in the rear centre armrest and in between the front seats.


XJ84

303 posts

90 months

Saturday 18th June 2011
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Well it took me a while to read the whole way through, but read through I did. And I've learnt some fascinating things along the way.

Don't remember seeing this, the MGZT V8 (260?) has bigger brake discs on the rear than the front. Is there any other car like this??

Also the MK2A/MK3 polo has three heater settings. Windscreen, feet, and nothing but extra noise. The two I had were both like it.
One of them had windscreen washers that soaked the front seat passenger when the sunroof was open. Most amusing...