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#1 OFFLINE   Tamworthbay

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:20 PM

Looking through craptical plastics this month it struck me that I don't like ribbon speedos (or whatever they are called, linear is the correct name perhaps?) to the point that cars I love in every other aspect I wouldn't buy because I would be continually annoyed by the look of the speedo. No idea why. Just wondering if others have any design features that mean they wouldn't have a car (and don't say a Vauxhall badge on the front).
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#2 ONLINE   MattLikesCars

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:22 PM

a Vauxhall badge on the back


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:30 PM

Anything with a radio mounted so far to the left of the dashboard that only the front seat passenger can safely operate it when the car is on the move.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:35 PM

Anything with a radio mounted so far to the left of the dashboard that only the front seat passenger can safely operate it when the car is on the move.


Or like the Marina and Ital, which had them centrally mounted but facing the passenger


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:38 PM

Diesel engine

Manual gearbox

underbonnet labels in German


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:39 PM

Stupid hidden rear door handles.

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As most of these are modern or shit or both I wasn't in the market for one anyway.
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:39 PM

Or like the Marina and Ital, which had them centrally mounted but facing the passenger


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That has to be the worst piece of car interior design of all time.


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The Aero - 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3 HOT manual estate.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:41 PM

Electronic handbrake

Built-in satnav

Touch screens


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:44 PM

Diesel engine

 

I've owned one diesel-engined car, and as a consequence, I will never own another.


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Cars come and cars go, but The Volvo abides.

 

The Volvo - 1990 Volvo 740 SE 2.0 Dogmatic estate.

 

The Aero - 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3 HOT manual estate.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:47 PM

Electronic handbrake
Built-in satnav
Touch screens

Electronic handbrake would do me as well.

I love concealed rear door handles though, just seems to be well thought out design to clean up the lines, especially the 156 ones.
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:49 PM

Airbag 

Aircon

ABS 

Immobiliser 

Catalyst 

High Level brake lights 

Any kind of key fob that consists of more than just a small enamel crest.   

Alloy wheels (unless Cosmic or similar after-market)

 

I am also averse to steering-column mounted ignition switches but I do have one vehicle with it.   Reluctantly.    

Same as I also put up with one vehicle that doesn't have proper rain gutters - another peeve.

 

But....the one thing I really hate is nowhere to put things.   Modern cars seem bad in this respect - absolutely nowhere to just put stuff.   Oh yes, moulded spec trays, coin holders, bloody coffee cup holders which are the work of some yet unseen devil.    All I want is a small carpeted tray on which to lay a tube of Polos and whatever screws have come out under the dash.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:51 PM

Gonna get some abuse here but I really don't like a rover v8 ! Think they were prob ok 30 years ago but unless I've been unlucky every one I've seen is fucked .
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Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi - the boring modern 

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:54 PM

The Marina radio is brilliant it's just such an unbelievably shit bit of design you have to applaud the fact it made it into production.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:56 PM

Diesel engine
Manual gearbox
underbonnet labels in German


That's all the things I like in a car!
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:56 PM

...and here goes another list of modern things some people don't like.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:58 PM

...and here goes another list of modern things some people don't like.


Can't call my hated item modern 😄
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Skoda Octavia 1.9tdi - the boring modern 

Fiat Ducato 2009 l3h2

Honda Crf250X

Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

Prilla Pigsasshole 650

Saxo 1.5D

Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol

Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 08:59 PM

...and here goes another list of modern things some people don't like.


That wasn't the intention, just wondered if any design features bug people. My pet hate disappeared in about 1980 so hardly slagging da modernz
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:05 PM

The Marina radio is brilliant it's just such an unbelievably shit bit of design you have to applaud the fact it made it into production.

 

In all likelihood, someone in the Land of Ley back in the mid-1970s (the teenager on work experience at the Elephant House?) thought that it was the best thing ever and would influence car dashboard design for years to come  :mrgreen:


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:06 PM

When the wipers are not correctly handed, usually on rhd versions of lhd cars. VAG products of the '80s were often guilty of this, some of them randomly changing during a model run.
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:15 PM

When the wipers are not correctly handed, usually on rhd versions of lhd cars. VAG products of the '80s were often guilty of this, some of them randomly changing during a model run.


^^ this.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:17 PM

Was just about to say that about wipers. I could never buy a car with wrong handed wipers. I'd also echo stereo comments, although the location in the Renault 5 is a deal breaker too... Far too vertical for my liking.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:19 PM

It's alright this thread but it's just another thread likely to incite an argument. I say BMWs are wank, someone takes offence etc...

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:19 PM

Diesel and automatic.

 

One day I may find the diesel that I like. for example FPB7's Alfa is quite nice, but a petrol Alfa is nicer.

 

Autoboxes, just no. Until I'm Heather Mills spec then my left foot can earn its keep.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:26 PM

Anything launched after 1986.

Actually anything launched after 1976, but I grant a 10 year rapid deterioration period until really everything without exception became unacceptable.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:28 PM

Parts which are cynically engineered to wear out prematurely.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:29 PM

Anything launched after 1986.

Actually anything launched after 1976, but I grant a 10 year rapid deterioration period until really everything without exception became unacceptable.

 

I'm with you on your 1986 Rule in many ways, but what about the 405? 



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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:32 PM

Aldi


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:35 PM

It's alright this thread but it's just another thread likely to incite an argument. I say BMWs are wank, someone takes offence etc...

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the rest of us can carry on like adults and compare design features of the old cars we all love and a few we don't.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:36 PM

Black alloy wheels. I know it probably a generational thing. In my young day you only painted your alloys black if you'd biffed one. My ex, with whom I remain on good terms, brought her brand new Range Rover Ewok round for me to see. Lovely car, but the matt black wheels look shit. Carbon effect my bottom.

 

Also, that duck egg blue colour. Looks good on a mark 2 Escort, looks weird on an XK-R.


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:42 PM

anything with wheels larger than 15"


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