Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby Silk » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:11 pm

waremark wrote:So if it's about getting in and out, how do you explain the cars in which the wheel rises electronically when you switch off, which also have flat bottom wheels?


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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby EasyShifter » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:43 am

jont- wrote:It's more marketing BS, like having an unpleasantly crashy ride on pointlessly large wheels is "sporty" :roll:

Interesting: i did consider going 'upmarket' by buying an S-line car this time round rather than the 'Sport' - until I did some research and found that the main difference (cosmetics aside) is a more uncomfortable ride! I'll stick with the Sport, I think!
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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby Silk » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:29 am

EasyShifter wrote:Interesting: i did consider going 'upmarket' by buying an S-line car this time round rather than the 'Sport' - until I did some research and found that the main difference (cosmetics aside) is a more uncomfortable ride! I'll stick with the Sport, I think!


I made the same decision when I bought an A3 back in 2012. The S-line was all pointless bling and a hard ride. IMO, the Sport looked nicer as it was more understated.

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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby GeoffGrayer » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:42 pm

Has anyone asked why wheels are round in the first place? :confused:

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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby GeoffGrayer » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:47 pm

I steer my glider with a stick - left to go left, right to go right, back and forward to go up and down.
Has anyone thought of fitting a car with a stick? (back and forward obviously unnecessary, until we get these flying cars). 8-)

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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby Horse » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:05 pm

Quite a few historic vehicles have tillers, don't they?

And there are some motorcycles which don't have handlebars!
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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby Jonquirk » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:11 pm

If I remember correctly, Clarkson drove a SAAB that had a joystick instead of steering wheel and pedals. Once he got the hang of it he appeared to approve the concept.

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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby waremark » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:16 pm

GeoffGrayer wrote:I steer my glider with a stick - left to go left, right to go right, back and forward to go up and down.

So do I - and with pedals to keep it flying straight through the air.

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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby GTR1400MAN » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:36 pm

Horse wrote:And there are some motorcycles which don't have handlebars!

Like this one? Still on the road in 2015.
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Re: Flat bottomed steering wheels - why??

Postby Horse » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:50 pm

Actually, close! I was thinking of this, similar vintage and also still on the road:

http://www.voyager03.co.uk/
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