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Member Since 29 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 10 2012 04:06 PM

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In Topic: Disabling Auto Wipers For Good

07 September 2012 - 07:52 AM

Interesting reading your comments above.
Yes, I tend to agree with some thoughts that treat the 'auto' setting as an intermittent setting and let the 'car' decide. Am I right in saying the sensitivety is adjusted with the wheel on the stick ? (Again, apologies. No manual supplied - does anyone have a link to get a pdf ?) Which is the most sensitive ? With the wheel up or down ?
Thanks for any help.

As for the auto lights, well, the jury is still out on this with me. In a way its best to be over sensistive with the lighting conditions. So many cars are driving around with the lights on during the day, no one takes much notice. (Memories of years gone by when you got an insecent amount of flashing from people who dared to have their lights on outside the lighting up period). Driving in foggy or misty condition, well, God forbid this is hard work, I have to override the feature by turning the switch a notch ! LOL

In Topic: Disabling Auto Wipers For Good

05 September 2012 - 11:30 AM

My biggest concern with the auto wipers system is the day I forget to make sure the wipers are not iced onto the windscreen one frosty morning. Get into the car, switch on, then the wipers attempts to clear screen but get ripped off the stalks. I am guessing 40 to 50 quid for replacements as they are 'intelligent' wipers ???
Appear to be a bit hit and miss when they work, havent quite sussed it yet. The manual supplied with the car is so out of date.

In Topic: Buyer Beware It Seems !

04 September 2012 - 10:28 AM

All good advice, thanks guys.
I will persue the DAB side once I get this second key from them. Apparently its still in Coventry !

On the down side though,only had the car a week and someone drove into the back of me last night whilst waiting at a junction. Sods law, call it what you like, but heartbreaking none the less. Almost certainly an insurance job though the lass who went into the back of me has asked for numbers to protect her insurance.

New rear stoneguard spoiler and new rear crash guard bar plus fitting. Tiny bit of touch up paint. She hit me doing maybe 10mph or less. she has a broken number plate !!

In Topic: Buyer Beware It Seems !

03 September 2012 - 01:35 PM

OK, I refuse to make this a name and shame post, more of an awareness when buying a car. You know it was Northampton, for now that will do.
I take on board all your comments above and agree, its almost impossible to test and check everything before you buy, especially with cars being so complex these days. I have made the used car department aware the item that is not supplied with the car is on the webpage(s) and they have said they will look into it.

DAB is an optional extra as is several other items - keyless, leather, metallic, etc.

Like I said, its an amazing car, it is a shame the site were not a little more sympathetic towards my request of, "you know you said there is a DAB module in the car as per the webpage, how does it work", thinking it had been switched off in the menus.

Buyer beware.

In Topic: Retune Sony Dab Radio

03 September 2012 - 08:14 AM

ok, thanks guys, yes, you are right, it is the standard one.
Annoying as the Hypermarket web page selling the car said that it was sold with a DAB module, but it isnt there.
Moaned at the car sales manager that this shouldnt have been on the webapge, he then rattled off that when you purchase the car having sat in the car and not bought it over the phone, you are effectively 'sold as seen'.
Not too happy about that, but there you go. Its a buyer beware point. They can put whatever they like on the sale description, its up to the buyer to check its there.
Lesson learnt.