Imsensible wrote:Trust me, in the middle of winter when it's well below freezing, those heated seats will be very welcome. Of course, that warm feeling could just mean that the car is on fire. In which case, you really would have a hot hatch!
My bottom can warm up the seat perfectly satisfactorily! I've honestly never been worried about how cold my bum is on a cold day, and the fact the Citigo has a very small engine with a different design (don't know much detail, but effectively, the exhaust gases are routed differently to normal engines, around the engine block) meaning it warms up much faster means it gets heat very quickly to the cabin.
waremark wrote:Gareth wrote:TheInsanity1234 wrote:I've already performed a few overtakes in the car, and it's alright, but planning is important, as is a good knowledge of the road ahead.
Just in case I've misunderstood, you shouldn't need any special knowledge of the road ahead other than you can see or have seen. If you overtake based on prior knowledge, then you're carrying risk that things aren't quite the same as they were previous times you took that route.
Took the words out of my mouth (well, thumb). To overtake safely you don't only need to not see any conflict, you also need to be able to see that there is no potential for conflict. You need to be able to see the whole of the road surface and the verges on both sides for about three times the distance your overtake will take.
But you are lucky to have such a nice car and I am sure you already drive it better than most would.
Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:Or to paraphrase, drive the road each time as if you'd never been along it, and treat each hazard on its merits. Enjoy!
What I meant regarding a good knowledge is that if you see a straight section of road which is long enough to safely overtake on, it's good to have the knowledge that there aren't any hidden junctions off it, or any unassuming farm entrances where a tractor might suddenly appear out of. Also, it's useful to know where the good overtaking spots are, because then when you're getting close, you can set yourself up ready for an overtake as soon as an assessment confirms it's safe, meaning your overtake is done and dusted long before the possibility of conflict arises as opposed to doing it further down the safe overtaking zone, meaning you're closer to the end of it, thus being closer to the possible source of conflict.
Synchromesh wrote:Glad you're enjoying the car Insanity! Bit late now, but I think there's a 'comfort pack' which includes parking sensors, cruise and a trip computer...
Once the running in mileage is complete, you should find the car feels a bit perkier with the full rev range at your disposal.
I wanted to get the convenience pack, but doing so would mean having to have a factory order car, which would mean a lead time of about 12 to 14 weeks, and I wanted the car sooner (read: parents wanted their Yeti back sooner), so I had to have a pre built car, and there were none with the convenience pack fitted.
When I get nearer to the end of the PCP, if I decide I want to trade in, and I do the deal early enough, I could go ahead with a factory built one, as I will have a car already, so no time pressure.
It's perfectly perky as it is at the minute, so any added perkiness would be a bonus! I shall have to admit, I reckon there won't be a noticeable difference as I suspect my driving style won't be changing much from how it is currently. There's plenty of power below 4k rpm, so any power above that probably will only be accessed when I'm really hammering on.