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The dash at night

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No photo at the moment, but I put LED bulbs on my Corolla's dashboard and the one that tells me how much fuel I've got flickers a lot. It's like a trance disco on my dashboard but only I'm invited.

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I am a big fan of the 850 dash, just look at it:

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That's a proper dashboard.

Though because I like distraction-free driving it normally looks like this:

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11/10, if I do say so myself.

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Have to admit that the Cactus is on the list of modern cars I like.  Never driven one but we had two demonstrators through Chris' work and they seemed nice places to be and felt properly quirky like a Citroen should.  Seemed quite well thought out as a practical car (echoes of Berlingo) and still pretty comfy.

Only gripe we all had was the bloody touch screen.

Still reckon they missed a trick by not offering it in black but with the cladding in really lurid colours.  I'd like one in black with neon orange or yellow cladding.

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I had one as a work rental a few times around 2016ish, I properly hated it, although I couldn't quite put my finger on why.

That stupid screen didn't help. 

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On 1/13/2020 at 5:00 AM, dozeydustman said:

I’m taking the little hired Dennis back to the rental firm, so I thought I’d share the dash with you.

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gauges from L-R.

fuel, engine temp, DPF pressure, combined RPM & Speedo. Multi-function display.

 Renault Trucks parts bin for the dashboard

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32 minutes ago, Grundig said:

 Renault Trucks parts bin for the dashboard

ren dashpic.jpg

Yes I can well believe that. Renault/Volvo engines in these

later elite 2s used a Volvo instrument panel as below which is a pleasing set to read.

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early Elite 2 and prior models used bespoke equipment. I may be having the hire truck from Rent-a-wreck tomorrow so I’ll get a photo if I have.

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3 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

Seeing Fords where the predominant colour isn't green still messes with my head a bit...

Its when they started going all German exec barge chasing I think 

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On 2/7/2020 at 8:36 PM, jmsguzzi said:

Fiat Croma

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God I miss the madness that France and Italy produced in the 70s-90s...that damage report machine is worth a lot.

Loved the dash on the old Panda for the same reason, to a youngster the diagram was always a damage report machine.

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12 hours ago, Zelandeth said:

God I miss the madness that France and Italy produced in the 70s-90s...that damage report machine is worth a lot.

Loved the dash on the old Panda for the same reason, to a youngster the diagram was always a damage report machine.

They're very cool,  but never to be trusted!

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In the C2 you can switch off almost all of the dash illumination. This is something I do quite often, made slightly pointless by the LED nightmare that is that stereo. I must do something about that. It does add to the mid 2000s hot* hatch experience rather well though.

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9 hours ago, Dan_ZTT said:

 

That is quite a lot of gauges.

 

I know. I like a full compliment of dials in a car, truck, bus etc. Better than a “too late” light.

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