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by jont-
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 3543

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

Unfortunately about all large companies seem to care about these days is social meedja. If you can come up with some pithy complaint on twitter you might actually get somewhere, but equally complaining about the lack of a [seemingly] minor feature on a /very expensive car/ may not be met with sympat...
by jont-
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 3543

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

If you signed off the spec sheet, and there's nothing else written, I think you're stuck.
by jont-
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 3543

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

Might be it needs an additional camera (or control ECU), so may not be as simple as a software upgrade.

/what are the odds the salesman saw "Traffic Sign Recognition" on the spec sheet and didn't notice the word "delete" ?
by jont-
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Advanced driving tests for minicabs?
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Advanced driving tests for minicabs?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england ... re-drivers

TBH, I'd be happy if they simply showed they could pass a basic L-test on a regular basis from the standard I often see :roll:
by jont-
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: EV sales down
Replies: 25
Views: 1521

Re: EV sales down

Much of the range anxiety mindset is due to our experiences with laptops and phones, where 20% can turn into 1% at the blink of an eye. That just doesn't happen as EV's have battery management systems to prevent this. Why do you think the coders for EVs are any better at guessing that those writing...
by jont-
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First accident...
Replies: 45
Views: 2804

Re: First accident...

.I hope the 'passenger' gets their claim rejected and details passed to the police for prosecution for fraud. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: and yet :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: While absolutely this /should/ be what happens, I bet there's FA chance of plod taking any interest at all.
by jont-
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What headlight bulbs?
Replies: 33
Views: 1850

Re: What headlight bulbs?

TheInsanity1234 wrote: Car's due in for a service next week so I'll ask the garage to have a look around and make sure everything's up to spec.

<shudder> I wouldn't, especially if it's a main dealer, unless you want to be fleeced for lots of unnecessary work.
by jont-
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What headlight bulbs?
Replies: 33
Views: 1850

Re: What headlight bulbs?

TheInsanity1234 wrote:However I seem to recall reading somewhere that it was recommended people changed their tyres every 18 months because as the rubber ages, the grip detoriates.

4-5 years, maybe. Not 18 months.
by jont-
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: L Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 851

Re: L Plates

akirk wrote:interesting concept - but reduction in visibility? - accept that there is a reduction in visibility with an L plate stuck on the rear window,

Why would you have it on the rear window and not on the boot?
by jont-
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What headlight bulbs?
Replies: 33
Views: 1850

Re: What headlight bulbs?

.the recent MOT changes have made this an item that is now checked and will result in an MOT fail if they are not fitted and working. Yeah, yeah, just like the requirement to check DPFs. Or even the old emissions tests. There will still be plenty of MoT centres that pass vehicles they shouldn't. :e...

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