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Incontro

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#479143 Car Has Been Keyed?

Posted by Incontro on 23 April 2015 - 07:22 PM

Just so you know, you've posted this about 5 times

 

Handy tip for duplicated threads: you can use the 'report post' function, and I am sure one of the mods will fix it. :)




#479083 100 Parking Ticket!

Posted by Incontro on 23 April 2015 - 02:53 PM

Shameful result.

 

Isn't the DVLA the root of the 'problem' here? Aren't they breaching the data protection act by selling the details of driver's to the private parking companies? If so, someone needs to challenge the DVLA on this (class action perhaps?), and stop this from happening.




#478770 Whats The Best Thing About Owning A Small Ford?

Posted by Incontro on 22 April 2015 - 11:59 AM

Turning circle of a bus

 

Yep.




#478747 Subtle Hint

Posted by Incontro on 22 April 2015 - 10:08 AM

If you'll be saying goodbye to the mods on the Mk2, I might be interested in one or two of them, feel free to PM me and let me know what you have.




#478744 Whats The Best Thing About Owning A Small Ford?

Posted by Incontro on 22 April 2015 - 10:03 AM

3 point turn in a single street alleyway = challenge accepted.

 

Probably can't do that with a Focus lol.




#478304 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Incontro on 20 April 2015 - 08:47 PM

Haha, epic response Jeebs!




#478294 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Incontro on 20 April 2015 - 08:34 PM

Driving into a near empty Tesco parking lot, and parking far away from the entrance.

 

Popping inside for a 15 minute shop.

 

Coming back outside, observing that the parking lot is still mostly empty.

 

Walking back to your car, and finding a  :censored:  taxi parked RIGHT next to you (on driver's side door of course!), out of all the available spots, making it a pain to get in.

 

Felt like throwing a molotov inside the taxi driver's car.




#477513 Driverless Cars

Posted by Incontro on 18 April 2015 - 10:53 AM

The air France flight went down due to the computer letting go of control and the co-pilots being too inexperienced to recognise what had happened and fly manually.

The same thing will happen with driverless cars. What is the point of the car being driverless if you have to be watching everything that is going on, ready to take over?

There is also a big difference between autopilot maintaing altitude and heading (like cruise control) and a vehicle which can make its own decisions.

 

The air France flight went down due to the computer letting go of control and the co-pilots being too inexperienced to recognise what had happened and fly manually.

 

Yep, human error.

 

There is also a big difference between autopilot maintaing altitude and heading (like cruise control) and a vehicle which can make its own decisions.

 

Auto-pilot is a lot more complicated than simply maintaining altitude and heading. As I stated, in some cases (on some aircraft), it is capable of completely landing the aircraft. And in challenging weather conditions, the auto-pilot is making literally thousands of calculations a second - taking into account wind-speed, wind-direction, air-speed, acceleration, attitude, and then combining all of that data to control all the different flight control surfaces (ailerons, rudders etc.) to maintain the desired speed, rate of climb, and heading. It's extremely complicated, and far more so than controlling a car will ever be, trust me.  ;)




#477472 Driverless Cars

Posted by Incontro on 18 April 2015 - 08:51 AM

This fear of driver-less cars is totally irrational in my opinion. If you don't trust computers at all - then why fly on a plane? These days aircraft are piloted almost entirely by computer (autopilot), except for landing and take-off which the captain does manually (though this is still sometimes done via computer, just isn't as common). And it goes without saying that most aviation accidents occur due to pilot error.

 

Likewise, for car accidents, its usually down to human stupidity (drunk, texting, or just poor driving ability in general) in 95% of cases. Bring on driver-less cars, its the way forward. :)

 

Edit: The only 'downside' of driver-less cars that I can think of is that literally every single person (who can afford it) will probably get one, and the roads will be even more congested than they already are.




#476891 Focus Mk2 Mpg

Posted by Incontro on 16 April 2015 - 12:39 PM

Is the focus tank not 55L?




#476632 I've Got Myself In A Dilema And Want Out

Posted by Incontro on 15 April 2015 - 06:19 PM

I don't do enough for a diesel but like the low grunt/torque and cheaper tax

 

Petrol engines have come a long way - you should drive something with an Ecoboost engine in it.

 

Near diesel MPG, sounds much better (at higher revs), and quieter during normal driving. No DPF problems, and low tax too.




#475144 Things I Don't Like

Posted by Incontro on 11 April 2015 - 10:27 AM

I dont like when seeing a old woman or man struggle across road and the lights aren't working

Talking about same thing here also hate guys who get out there cars if they don't like the situation .......

(backstory lights were out and a old woman couldn't get across n lights were out so she wouldn't get across I got out car and helped her (opposite traffic had decency to stop and let her) but guy behind me felt the need to honk shout then get out the car...... I said get back the car before a turn it into a drop top lol he got back in :D .....like he had somewhere to go on a Sunday .....bank holiday weekend lol

 

Haha, reminds me of this video:

 




#474918 Focus Mk2 Mpg

Posted by Incontro on 10 April 2015 - 12:59 PM

My current average is at 23.5MPG, mostly town driving. I don't think many people here get lower than that!




#473207 One Of The Lowest Mileage Mk2's?

Posted by Incontro on 05 April 2015 - 06:56 AM

Although mine is a Mk2.5, it only has 22k miles.  :)




#472381 Tyres

Posted by Incontro on 02 April 2015 - 12:58 PM

A few people on the forum including me have the GoodYear Efficient Grip Performance tyres.

 

Positives:

* Extremely quiet.

* Seems to get decent MPG.

* The grip (including wet grip) is very good - I've avoided a couple of near misses, partly thanks to the tyres.

 

Negatives:
* Sidewalls are a bit 'soft' in my opinion, so there is a small hint of 'sway' on the car.

* Apparently since it is a 'softer' tyre, it wears slightly quicker than harder tyres. (Though this doesn't bother me, as tyres are something I am prepared to pay for to get the best quality.)