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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 23:33 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 23:39 
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Heated seats can fuck off.

Always make me feel like I've pissed myself. Not pleasant


It's not too bad if you set the back and side heat to 80% and only put 20% through the base.

Wait...can your car not do that?


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Heated seats are great. Sadly my current car doesn't have them, but Lady T's does. We use the heated seats quite frequently.


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Heated seats can fuck off.

Always make me feel like I've pissed myself. Not pleasant

They're great for stealth activating and making your passenger thinking they've had an accident.

They don't make me feel like I've pissed myself. I clearly don't have enough self pissing experience to recognise the sensation...
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Heated seats are great. Sadly my current car doesn't have them, but Lady T's does. We use the heated seats quite frequently.

You can buy heated seat cushions off Amazon that plug into the 12V socket - I have some in the Yaris.

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I quite like them, but I wonder if they work better with leather seats, as they’re genuinely cold some mornings.

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Heated seats are excellent, you weirdos. We paid money to get them on our Skoda.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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The heated seats I've had in the past were horrible but on minimum the one in my superb is warm enough to comfort without feeling like I've wet myself. Maybe it's the alcantara, maybe it's the heated wheel.


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Maybe I just wet myself often enough I've got used to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Speaking of Tesla clearly not being a company that has its shit together

Check out @TechCrunch’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/1 ... 6806622209




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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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DBSnappa wrote:
I quite like them, but I wonder if they work better with leather seats, as they’re genuinely cold some mornings.


They work wonderfully well on leather seats. Cold leather seats are not nice feeling to my botty.


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I really like them in winter, but even in summer I might use mine for a bit if my back is aching. It can really help to relax it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Speaking of Tesla clearly not being a company that has its shit together

Check out @TechCrunch’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/TechCrunch/status/1 ... 6806622209



I do have severe doubts about them, especially now that all the other manufacturers are starting to invest heavily in EVs. But I think that their cars really helped shake things up, I mean I love my little Leaf but it's fugly, it's not something most people see and want. So I'm glad they came along to point out that the way to get people to buy electric cars is to make them decent looking and fast.


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Get it Nismo'd! :metul:

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Have you spoken to anyone about this yet? Fingers crossed the power lines are to the edge of your drive mate.

I got a power point that does more than this car is actually capable of, just as future proofing really. They're going to see if they can get away with just lowering the maximum output which will still be more than this car can take anyway.

Update on this just in case anyone was still worrying. The pod people spoke to the electricity people again and apparently it's fine because it has a load sensor.


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Zardoz wrote:

Obviously as with any car ever I would love to make it faster, but as it is it looks so slow that it's already way quicker than people expect. Vans and 1.6 Focuses feeling racy see it at the lights and think that this is their time to shine, but I deny them.


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The Nissan Cube entered into last night's demolition derby did surprisingly well, I thought.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:55 
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Has anyone ever had a go with one of these sorts of things?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Manelord-Repai ... 07HQ3T1SF/

Been watching some YouTube vids and results seem to vary a bit.

Just going round the new car tidying bits up and there's a small dent where it's obviously been hit with a door, the paint is intact. It's just not something I'm fussed enough about to get done professionally.


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I have used a cheap one and it wasn't stellar.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:11 
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markg wrote:
ust going round the new car tidying bits up and there's a small dent where it's obviously been hit with a door, the paint is intact. It's just not something I'm fussed enough about to get done professionally.

Have you looked at what's involved with taking the door card off and maybe (depending on position of dent) pushing it back out from the inside?

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Yeah, I've got all the service manuals and it looks a bit of a faff. So I don't really want to get into that, the car is super quiet and if I ended up with a little rattle due to a busted clip or something it would drive me insane.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Hmm looks like a right faff tbh doing it that way.

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I dunno, it looks pretty easy when it works. Just had another quick look at it and it's actually so near the edge that removing the inside panel wouldn't help.

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I dunno, I might just leave it. The plan is for us both to use this car which means it'll probably see worse and so I need to not be too precious about it.


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I was browsing ebay the other day to see if there were any must have, really useful accessories for me Leaf. It turns out there aren't but I did manage to snag a set of these for £20 from a Nissan dealer:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... s&_sacat=0

I thought it would be easy to fit them but it looks like being a right fucking adventure. :S


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
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Worth a try with the £15 kit, even if it just improves it rather than removing it. Be a handy thing to have around for any future dings.

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I was browsing ebay the other day to see if there were any must have, really useful accessories for me Leaf. It turns out there aren't but I did manage to snag a set of these for £20 from a Nissan dealer:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... s&_sacat=0

I thought it would be easy to fit them but it looks like being a right fucking adventure. :S


You're in good company! My Cube has those.


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Worth a try with the £15 kit, even if it just improves it rather than removing it. Be a handy thing to have around for any future dings.


i have the kit but have never used the kit, due to the idea of hot-glueing something directly onto the paintwork feeling too bananas to sensibly countenance.


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I was browsing ebay the other day to see if there were any must have, really useful accessories for me Leaf. It turns out there aren't but I did manage to snag a set of these for £20 from a Nissan dealer:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... s&_sacat=0

I thought it would be easy to fit them but it looks like being a right fucking adventure. :S


You're in good company! My Cube has those.

Are they worth tearing away at the interior of my car to fit?


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markg wrote:
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markg wrote:
I was browsing ebay the other day to see if there were any must have, really useful accessories for me Leaf. It turns out there aren't but I did manage to snag a set of these for £20 from a Nissan dealer:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... s&_sacat=0

I thought it would be easy to fit them but it looks like being a right fucking adventure. :S


You're in good company! My Cube has those.

Are they worth tearing away at the interior of my car to fit?


They do look nice I guess but you're probably asking the wrong guy. These were already fitted when I had it so I have no idea how much faff they are to fit. Sorry!


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Speaking of Tesla clearly not being a company that has its shit together

what the actual fuck

https://twitter.com/SnazzyQ/status/1109250289704427520




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JLR droitwich continue to demonstrate their competence - they only just got round to cancelling the tax on the disco Helen gave back in, what, August?

Helen couldn't do it because shed already given the v5 back because they put the wrong name on it at initial registration, then couldn't find it some claimed it must have been done... The refund came back with the same wrong name on it, so presumably they never fixed that either.

Helen is still so traumatised by it all she can't face going to demand reimbursement of the intervening 6 months, so I'm going to have to do it.

I assume this means they've only just sold the car on...

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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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Speaking of Tesla clearly not being a company that has its shit together

what the actual fuck

https://twitter.com/SnazzyQ/status/1109250289704427520




Mates Audi A5 does the same

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My old Rover did it, my Puma does it.

Probably don't leave your boot open in the rain.

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Huh? This is a design flaw where if you open your boot in the rain or after it has rained then all the water from the boot lid cascades down into the boot. Every car I ever had with a boot had a big enough gutter to catch it as it ran down.

I'd still bloody love a Tesla Model 3, though. I'd just remember to open the boot slowly if it's wet.


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Designed in California I think is what's going on there.


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I like these but I'm not entirely convinced it was worth the hassle (couple of hours work but thanks to the set of Nissan workshop manuals I found, no broken clips!):

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Huh? This is a design flaw where if you open your boot in the rain or after it has rained then all the water from the boot lid cascades down into the boot. Every car I ever had with a boot had a big enough gutter to catch it as it ran down..

I guess you've not had a Puma or a Rover 627.

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Right? By the time I'd primed the Tomcat I was thinking "grey" wouldn't be a terrible colour.

Are you going to WaxOil it?

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