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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 14:56 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
It would affect the NCAP score if safety features can be disabled permanently.

It may be possible to code it out with the right software

If it comes back next start probably not. Not only NCAP though - if you're in an accident and the computer has noted you've disabled safety features without good reason (maybe even with), you might have an insurance problem.

Even auto stop-start that behaves the same, merely emissions not safety, can't be coded out on VAGs - it has to be worked around by telling it to require at least 12V from the battery.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 15:00 
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I'll enable voice control and have a word with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 17:08 
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Just picked it up. It is really smart.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 19:17 
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Excellent. TSI, diesel or Hybrid?


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 20:57 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
Excellent. TSI, diesel or Hybrid?


Hybrid, It is a fab car... i need to get out in it

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2022 22:37 
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A fine looking thing. I'm honestly a bit surprised but I still really like that colour now that you've shown me it again after a few days. Not like Hangover Bile Puke or whatever it is @dr Zoidberg always goes on about.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 21:40 
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@gazChap you are right. Heated steering wheels are awesome

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:18 
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Ugh, no, they're horrible. My wife likes them and the stupid VW "remembers" the setting you had it on, so they come on when I drive it :(

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 17:12 
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I've really liked mine this last week!

What is it you don't like about them @grim...?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:03 
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Why do I want a hot steering wheel?! It's weird and I don't like it. It's rubbish. See also heated seats.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 13:09 
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Mrs Fop suffers from raynaud's and she was emphatic our current car (Renault Zoe) had the winter pack. And it is a lovely thing on a cold day.

However, it now looks like we're trading the car in for an ancient Toyota Alphard campervan conversion, so she's now hunting heated steering wheel covers online. Which feels like a step too far. Basically an electric blanket on your steering wheel.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 13:35 
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Steering wheel covers always seem risky to me. Don't you have a risk of turning the cover but not the wheel itself?


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 14:55 
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Yes, but it's only a small risk, like a 10% chance or something.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 15:59 
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So only do 9 corners on a journey, got it.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2022 21:22 
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String-backed driving gloves: Heat and extra purchase on the wheel. Jurassic Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:03 
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Heated seats are great, love them.

I have not experienced cooled seats, not heated/cooled steering wheels.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Guzzling Money Pits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:34 
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On the superb, the wheel and seat on minimum don't get above "I've have been holding/sitting in this long enough that it has warmed up". I'll unconsciously occasionally take my left hand off the wheel and not long after think "why is my hand cold?!". Couldn't recommend it more

On the kodiaq, on minimum the wheel on gets slightly uncomfortably warm and the seat makes you think that not only have you pissed yourself... Like, REALLY pissed yourself... But also that you've accidentally sat in a microwave.

For two cars from the same brand, from the same model year, at the same trim level it's a really remarkable difference.


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