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A year in chod - Now with shite Citroen C1 review!


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#31 OFFLINE   dome

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 09:38 PM

Wait... where the fuck do FOUR bikes go in / on one of them?


2 on the roof, 2( or maybe even 3)on the towball rack
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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:49 PM

I so want one. Must be ace at autotest.
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Posted 11 November 2018 - 04:52 PM

Cheers all, I may do a write up on the other steeds in my household if they'd be of interest.

I ordered a kit to fix the Saab SID, it was completely blank.

Got the kit from a company called AK Speedo in Stirling for about £20. Came with ribbon cable and screen and uses a little sticky spacer which holds the contacts down without any adhesive being required on the contacts themselves. Would recommend it.

A bit fiddly, but got there with patience and lots of Acetone to clean up the contacts.

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Posted 11 November 2018 - 07:56 PM

Great write up on the C1, it made for some interesting reading.

 

I hadn't paid much attention to these before but the more I know about them the more I like them. It's pretty likely I'll replace the Lupo with one in the not too distant future, probably when the belt's due.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:41 AM

The C1 and Lupo are probably similar in dimensions, I've never driven a Lupo but always quite liked them. Would be interesting to hear how they compare as I suspect they're quite different. 

 

I've had this little doofer for two years or so and used it in several cars;

 

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It's a Bluetooth FM transmitter. Basically, you plug the device into the 12v socket. It transmits to an FM frequency of your choosing. Tune your car's FM radio to that frequency. You then connect your phone to the transmitter using Bluetooth and you can play audio wirelessly from your phone, be it podcasts, spotify or whatever.

 

It feels quite well made, the 12v socket fits snugly and the bendable metal neck is stiff enough that the unit stays in the same position all the time. 

 

The Bluetooth connectivity has been good with the two phones I've used it with, pairing is easy, it  then automatically connects quickly when the car's ignition is turned on and the unit powered up. The device has play, next and previous buttons that work as expected. 

 

The FM transmission works best on as clear a frequency you can find, but it's certainly been fine in every car I've used it in. It's probably not audiophile quality, but as good as any FM music station. 

 

It does support bluetooth calling, although I can't comment on call quality. I suspect with a small microphone, which is quite far away from your face it will be passable, but probably not great for anything other than short calls. 

 

You can connect devices by 3.5mm cable and it also has a Micro SD card slot which can play MP3 and AAC files, so you could load up an SD card with lots of songs and do it that way, I haven't used this function though. Additionally it has a USB port for charging devices.

 

My main criticism of the unit would be that I find the screen to be overly bright, so at night I usually end up angling it away from me. All in all though, a pretty neat way of bringing some extra connectivity to a car with an old head unit. At least it can be hidden away when not in use, unlike an all singing all dancing aftermarket head unit which tend to be pretty blingy.

 

Plenty of them on Amazon and eBay of various designs, but reckon they probably all use the same software and internals.


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Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:16 PM

Great thread Mr Hedgehog! Saab looks brilliant
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:21 PM

Great thread Mr Hedgehog! Saab looks brilliant


Cheers matey, hopefully see you at Scotoshite soon.
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Posted 12 November 2018 - 02:51 PM

Only issue I find with the bluetooth thingies is that if you drive up and down the country, what was a clear channel near your house suddenly doesn't quite work elsewhere. 


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Posted 13 November 2018 - 03:40 PM

Great to see that SID working, you're clearly more patient and steady-handed than me! Sounds like the kit you ordered was a much better quality than the one I attempted too.

Do you know, I never noticed the radio had an Autoshite Search button?

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 01:03 PM

Great to see that SID working, you're clearly more patient and steady-handed than me! Sounds like the kit you ordered was a much better quality than the one I attempted too.

Do you know, I never noticed the radio had an Autoshite Search button?


Yeah, it seemed a good quality kit. I didn't fancy wielding a soldiering iron and this seemed the only way round it!

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:46 PM

A guy, over on the IMP Forum, had a C1 3-Potta married to an IMP t/axle...

He set it up on a wooden 'display' board...

Then trashed the install/'flipped' the IMP shell before even installing it as a road going mod. :(

Ah Well...
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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted Yesterday, 07:50 PM

Saab economy with mild hooning and travelling at* the speed limit at almost all times. 30.8mpg.

Saab economy giffering and with absolute minimum of hooning. 30.8mpg.

Only logical conclusion, more hooning.
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