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busta

4,504 posts

152 months

Thursday 31st March 2011
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KennyGT said:
oniznorb said:
some VAG group cars have non-linear speedometers. The scale above 80mph is different to the scale below.

I was wondering about this on the VWs at work, why do they suddenly go up in 20mph, even tho the distance is the same between points when the speed goes up in 10mph speeds?
Because 99% of the time, 99% of drivers never use the bit of the dial past 80mph. If the whole thing was the same scale, the half of the dial would be 80mph+ and the 'normal' speeds would be harder to read just for the sake of the 1% of people who spend 1% of the time doing over 100.

pixelpimp

660 posts

116 months

Thursday 31st March 2011
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Sorry, this stuff is seriously dweeby.

Jensen Intersceptor doors are the same as the Fiat 125 Samantha (Vignale)


http://www.dragtimes.com/1974-Jensen-Interceptor-P...

Maserati Biturbo and Ghibli all use Fiat 128 MK2 Saloon indicators and headlights.

As does the Ferrari 288 GTO Evo.



Maserati 3200 interior door handles are Alfa 145.
Maserati 3200 ash tray is Fiat Barchetta.

Lamborghini Miura rear lights are from a Fiat 850 Spider

(pic by kenjonbro)

Fiat 124 Spyder door handles are the same as Ferrari 400.



And finally because I've bored myself:

Harrier LR9 rear lights are Alfa 164.
(pic Peter Ward)


Apologies.

davemac250

4,492 posts

124 months

Friday 1st April 2011
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The speedo thing.

Hardly new.

Saab have been doing it for years.


Alfa numeric

2,820 posts

98 months

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

bow

Tyre Smoke

10,032 posts

180 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?
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Billy Hunt

1,749 posts

93 months

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

Skodaku

1,798 posts

138 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.

TBSC

91 posts

82 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

76 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

152 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

32,993 posts

164 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

5,065 posts

120 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

2,236 posts

111 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

15,253 posts

126 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

4,869 posts

86 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

24,607 posts

74 months

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

carlove

4,869 posts

86 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

101 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

24,607 posts

74 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

11,237 posts

77 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