Modern cars do nothing for me - Page 6
Have an account? Register

Forgot your password?

Forgot your username?

 
Likes Likes:  23
+ Reply to Thread
Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 4 5 6
Results 51 to 60 of 60
  1. #51
    Official RnS Addict
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    margate
    Posts
    1,676
    Images
    155
    Post Thanks / Like
    chrisb is offline
    and even if you can fix it yourself on some cars you still have to go to a "main dealer" to have the fault code removed like others on here have said why do you need it to turn the lights on the wipers on and park it self ect if your that fecking lazy get on a bus lol

  2. Likeskapri, 35kid liked this post
  3. Remove Advertisements
    RodsnSods.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  4. #52
    Official RnS Addict Stude Star's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    South London/NI
    Posts
    2,158
    Images
    721
    Post Thanks / Like
    Stude Star is offline
    The ONLY reason I have a new ish van (‘06 Connect )morning is for work, ladders etc. The mustang and Stude get used otherwise.

    Unless you do loads of miles, classics are totally usable. The misses will probably have a new ish **** box to use just incase.

    It’s more about adjusting your thinking. Any higher petrol consumption is negated by a lack of depreciation and expensive **** going wrong with modern cars.

  5. #53
    Epy
    Official RnS Addict Epy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Orkney Islands
    Posts
    1,081
    Images
    111
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1
    Epy is offline
    Cant even top up the oil on the new Mitsubishi pickup without plugging it in to tell the ecu its got a new oil level............crazy!!!!

  6. #54
    Official RnS Addict 35kid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    up north
    Posts
    1,987
    Images
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    35kid is offline
    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post
    Cant even top up the oil on the new Mitsubishi pickup without plugging it in to tell the ecu its got a new oil level............crazy!!!!
    it shouldn't be allowed - the same as service light or warning light having to be put out by a main dealer because a part has been changed - these kind of issues should be legislated against, of course they wont be though.

  7. #55
    Off the Xmas card list kapri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Portsmouth
    Posts
    23,085
    Images
    12
    Post Thanks / Like
    kapri is offline
    They WERE legislated against in athing called Block Exemption which allowed independent garages access to all tech info so the main dealers didn't have a monopoly . Although, after a fight, that was renewed the manufacturers are now locking access to ports ( they have to have a port by law) or using software only they can provide.

  8. #56
    Stroker Kustom Jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Bath
    Posts
    4,898
    Images
    2650
    Post Thanks / Like
    Kustom Jim is offline
    Somehow i didn't expect owt else. A wise old academic at college decades ago said "one day you won't even be able to open the bonnet!". Probably not far off now.

    As an aside, my friend in Spain has finally resolved the constant limp mode in her UK 2000 XK8.
    My cheapo scanner said 'catastrophic electrical failure'.
    Local Brit garage replaced her battery with an ill fitting one, didn't fix but still charged her.
    She tried a Spanish garage, they changed the alternator. Not fixed, sent her away.
    Meanwhile serpentine belt shredded, new one fitted.
    €500 down and still dropping in to limp mode.

    Found a premium Brit garage near Alicante with a Jag scannner.
    The fecking centre dash dials were faulty!!! WTF
    Either the clock, temp or oil gauge were broke triggering a catastrophic melt down.
    Used set sourced from UK, serpentine belt replaced again as they had not replaced the tensioner and it was rattling.
    Another €850 later and car runs like a top. Dear oh dear.

    Sounds like it all started to go bad at the turn of the century when cars got 'brains'.
    "I'm not going to take this defeatist attitude and listen to all this crap any more from all these people who have nothing except doomsday to predict."
    Carroll Shelby

  9. #57
    Nowheresville JackGriffin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Ol'fordshire
    Posts
    2,910
    Images
    88
    Post Thanks / Like
    JackGriffin is offline
    Quote Originally Posted by Kustom Jim View Post
    Sounds like it all started to go bad at the turn of the century when cars got 'brains'.
    One of my dailies (if you run older stuff it helps to have a Plan B ) is a '99 Cherokee and even that has a ridiculous mount of electronics including a coded ignition key and imobliser system. It is the newest (as in latest) vehicle I have ever owned but still owes me far less than you'd lose a day after driving a new car out of the showroom.
    Screw EU

  10. #58
    Epy
    Official RnS Addict Epy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Orkney Islands
    Posts
    1,081
    Images
    111
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1
    Epy is offline
    [QUOTE=Kustom Jim;4553897]Somehow i didn't expect owt else. A wise old academic at college decades ago said "one day you won't even be able to open the bonnet!". Probably not far off now.

    Funny you should say that, Fiat actually did that, it was a dealer only opening, with the fluids been accessed by a little panel in the scuttle. The motor trades association stopped it going ahead............but for how long?

  11. #59
    Official RnS Addict Big Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    West Mersea
    Posts
    3,051
    Images
    55
    Post Thanks / Like
    Big Joe is offline
    [QUOTE=Epy;4553975]
    Quote Originally Posted by Kustom Jim View Post
    Somehow i didn't expect owt else. A wise old academic at college decades ago said "one day you won't even be able to open the bonnet!". Probably not far off now.

    Funny you should say that, Fiat actually did that, it was a dealer only opening, with the fluids been accessed by a little panel in the scuttle. The motor trades association stopped it going ahead............but for how long?
    I wonder how that would go down in a driving test, as I believe as part of the new test you have to open the bonnet and point out various engine parts etc.

  12. #60
    Epy
    Official RnS Addict Epy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Orkney Islands
    Posts
    1,081
    Images
    111
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1
    Epy is offline
    [QUOTE=Big Joe;4554015]
    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post

    I wonder how that would go down in a driving test, as I believe as part of the new test you have to open the bonnet and point out various engine parts etc.
    Probably same as the electric handbrake, can't be used on a test.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 4 5 6

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Where you live, Town\City\County etc.

Please enter your full name
This field cannot be edited once it has been completed other than via contacting the site admin. Please make sure the information is correct first time.

Log-in

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. So what do i do with my old magzines? what do u do?
      By rockinrich01 in forum On Topic
      Replies: 25
      Last Post: 29-07-2011, 00:45
    2. Me Me Me
      By Bronxglenn in forum Who are ya ??
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 23-10-2010, 11:31
    3. Replies: 58
      Last Post: 30-09-2010, 18:00
    4. Replies: 4
      Last Post: 30-07-2009, 19:45

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may post new threads
    • You may post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •