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1 hour ago, Magic said:

This was my Dad's until he became unable to drive, so I'm now the custodian. I wouldn't necessarily have chosen it, but it's growing on me. 

It's the hybrid, hence no rev counter. The normal pez and derv ones have one.  As wuvvum says - it's of limited use with the CVT-alike transmission.

I wouldn't disagree with that. It's a "starker" blue than say a 00's VW. I really rather liked my Bora - blue gauges, red everything else.

I think the red was what made it work in VWs, if it had all been blue it wouldn't have worked.  It had a slightly violet tint to it as well as I recall so even the blue looked "warmer" somehow.

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I really enjoy this thread so thought I would add my own effort. I have probably done about 300 miles in nine years of Jag ownership - I really ought to pull my finger out and get a new ticket. However, there is plenty of pleasure in just sitting in the thing, with its  smell of old car leather and the spectral green glow from the dash.

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Rover 200 diesel. Nice and simple with a sensible typeface like all Japanese cars of the era (I assume the dash was a Honda part). Why do so many new cars share a printing press with tacky primary school literature? There is a light leak in here somewhere though which leads to the red background hue and a slight cheapness feel.

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7 minutes ago, willswitchengage said:

Rover 200 diesel. Nice and simple with a sensible typeface like all Japanese cars of the era (I assume the dash was a Honda part). Why do so many new cars share a printing press with tacky primary school literature? There is a light leak in here somewhere though which leads to the red background hue and a slight cheapness feel.

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Don't these use a combination of white backlighting for the dial faces but a red front light for the pointers?  So the red tinted light on the front of the panel is intentional...

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Not too bad for a modern. The center display can be made a lot less cluttered too.

Speedometer is useless, the needle is over 5mph wide... It's accurate to look at to the nearest ten, which would get you stopped in a lot of places. Handily they duplicate it at the top of the screen, defeats the purpose.

 

Phil

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