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Why have ALL car manufacturers decided to start putting the model identifier in the middle rear of the car. 

I don't know why but I think it looks cheap and nasty, yet pretty much every manufacturer has decided to do it and all at the same time.  Weird. 

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Car naming peaked with the Mazda Bongo Friendee.

Anything after that was always going to be a slight disappointment. 

Moving where they stick the name is the last resort of the people that didn’t think of the Mazda Bongo Friendee.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, sidcow said:

Why have ALL car manufacturers decided to start putting the model identifier in the middle rear of the car. 

I don't know why but I think it looks cheap and nasty, yet pretty much every manu9has decided to do it and all at the same time.  Weird. 

My theory is that Ford and Toyota started it with their serious 4x4s by incorporating large badging in to the grill at the front end, designer got a bonus because it looked great and the irk responsible for the rear badging got a rollocking. 

exhibit 1, boring tiny Ford logo

Image result for ford raptor gif

Exhibit 2, BADASS TRUCK

Image result for Ford F 250 Raptor

 

It just doesn't work at the rear and it looks tacky.

Don't even get me started on C pillar design on modern day crossovers and hatchbacks.

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30 minutes ago, Rds1983 said:

Why do retired people insist on coming in to the town centre on a Saturday morning when they have all week to do so? 

Not guilty, your honour. 

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4 minutes ago, foreveryoung said:

Skoda Superb, when they started getting good.

They should really have called it the Skoda Considerably Better Than You Might Expect (No, Really) 

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37 minutes ago, foreveryoung said:

Skoda Superb, when they started getting good.

No DAB radio.

No car without a DAB is worth buying at all

No car without a DAB can be rightfully called Superb

Everything else could be perfect about a car but no DAB would be a deal breaker

If I was ever buying a car it would be my first question and if the answer is wrong I'd walk away

And no, streaming from your phone is not the same, the feed cuts out, other apps interfere (in game ads notoriously and sounds from other apps also comes out at the same time)

People think I'm mad when I say this but it would be an absolute deal breaker, I generally listen to DAB only radio channels

Car manufacturers have had plenty of time to get this right now yet a lot still fit AM/FM radios.

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23 hours ago, HanoiVillan said:

good points on the LOTR stuff, but I have to take exception to this, Joy Division were not the only good group on the list, and on the other hand we were being told Birmingham is great because Duran Duran sold 100m records yesterday, so.

Well they were in comparison to UB40

I may have toldd this story before. We have a Jamaican lad as driver and he picked me up in town one night, we got talking about Jamaican music, so I asked him who his favourite reggae band was hoping for maybe something I hadn't heard of to explore... UB40 *gobsmacked*

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59 minutes ago, bickster said:

No DAB radio.

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And no, streaming from your phone is not the same, the feed cuts out, other apps interfere (in game ads notoriously and sounds from other apps also comes out at the same time)

 

It's one thing just plugging in an aux lead to use the car speakers as the sound output. That's a bit crap and old-fashioned. With Android Auto (and I presume Apple's equivalent), very few apps are given permission to even display notifications, much less make noise. Pretty much just specific messaging apps you enable, specific music services you enable, and whichever navigation system you use.

You're happy with your setup, so I won't try to talk you out of it, but I tried out a couple of radio stations when I left my phone home at home once, and after a few minutes decided that I preferred silence to listening to tedious gobshites. Even if there were radio stations with much higher ratios of music to bollocks, there don't seem to be any at all that cater to my music taste, it's not for me. 

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1 hour ago, bickster said:

No DAB radio.

No car without a DAB is worth buying at all

No car without a DAB can be rightfully called Superb

Everything else could be perfect about a car but no DAB would be a deal breaker

If I was ever buying a car it would be my first question and if the answer is wrong I'd walk away

And no, streaming from your phone is not the same, the feed cuts out, other apps interfere (in game ads notoriously and sounds from other apps also comes out at the same time)

People think I'm mad when I say this but it would be an absolute deal breaker, I generally listen to DAB only radio channels

Car manufacturers have had plenty of time to get this right now yet a lot still fit AM/FM radios.

When I bought my Polo 2 years ago I nearly bought a Seat Ibiza instead until I realised the Ibiza "Technology" didn't have a DAB radio even though other models did.  I pointed out to the salesman the irony in calling it the "technology" model but not including DAB and he just looked at me blankly. 

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1 hour ago, bickster said:

Well they were in comparison to UB40

I may have toldd this story before. We have a Jamaican lad as driver and he picked me up in town one night, we got talking about Jamaican music, so I asked him who his favourite reggae band was hoping for maybe something I hadn't heard of to explore... UB40 *gobsmacked*

I'm like that when I'm in a pub with a long range of real ale taps and some word removed comes in and orders a pint of Tetley Bitter or Brew XI or the like. 

You mental? 

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49 minutes ago, Davkaus said:

It's one thing just plugging in an aux lead to use the car speakers as the sound output. That's a bit crap and old-fashioned. With Android Auto (and I presume Apple's equivalent), very few apps are given permission to even display notifications, much less make noise. Pretty much just specific messaging apps you enable, specific music services you enable, and whichever navigation system you use.

You're happy with your setup, so I won't try to talk you out of it, but I tried out a couple of radio stations when I left my phone home at home once, and after a few minutes decided that I preferred silence to listening to tedious gobshites. Even if there were radio stations with much higher ratios of music to bollocks, there don't seem to be any at all that cater to my music taste, it's not for me. 

There are certain shows on 6Music I'm a huge listener of. Steve Lamaq, Mark Riley, Gideon Coe, Stuart Maconies Freak Zone and few other occasionals like Cerys Matthews on a Sunday. They also tend to be on when I'm out in the car working. When those shows aren't on, it tends to be spotify. I've tried streaming it in other cars with no DAB and its bobbins, especially as I use my phone for taking payments and stupid games whilst I'm waiting

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