I don't want to flood this thread, as it was me that was originally the voice of discontent
However I have some comments on what has been said by others.
To me it makes a lot of sense to put the 147 and the GT in the same tech lounge. Let's face it: they share a lot of parts.
And if a GT owner has an issue with, let's say Connect Nav+. Wouldn't it be logical to look it up in the 147 / 156 / GT lounge? Chances are quite large a 147 owner had exactly the same issue. And the same goes for the flashing odometer, the bose sound system etcetera.
This is exactly the reason why we put them together. If you want to find a tech solution you can concentrate your search in one lounge to locate the possible answers.
I disagree with this, if I wanted to find a connect+ issue I would still search all forums to catch the Brera/Spider and 159 forums as its all the same tech.
Under this argument we should either have separate connect+ forums (which we sort of do now with the ICE forum), or we should put all models in one forum as they all share common parts like connect+.
This is of course just my opinion that differs from yours which is healthy in a free society
Firstly, I still think AO is the dogs danglies for AO'ers, respect to all who help to run it
But...the thing is, it's not so much about being in a forum on its own, I admit that could be viewed by some as a bit pretentious,... it's more about the practicalities of viewing / posting model relevent threads.
In the old combined GTA / GT set up, I would think at least 50% of the posts were directly
relevent to GT's, now its probably more like 5-10% with the rest only potentially relevent to GT's.
I would agree with this 50% figure, and under this metric, the GTA forum is not big enough to survive on its own and should be integrated with 156 under the same logic, or the GT forum being as active as the GTA forum should be a separate forum. (this of course then implies 156 and 147 should as well etc etc but that's outside the scope of my concern!).
I honestly can't think of an issue that affects a GT that doesn't affect a 147/156 besides trim issues and whistling windows. The GT should definitely be in with the 147/156 IMO..
I can. The infamous boot rattle. The clutch pedal recall. The unrelated to recall clutch pedal squeek. The need to reset the windows. The recall on the ABS/EDB computer when fitting the spare space saver.
I could go on, but essentially it is a separate model that has its own quirks.
Under the proposed Logic Brera should be in with 159 as its the same underneath.
The GT is cobbled together out of left over bits of 147 and 156 anyway so why not?
This is true, however GT is newer so the discussions often resolve around recalls new purchases and the like. The 156/147 are older and the discussions are very much different, around self servicing, parts replacement, and other topics related to older cars.
Phil: Best thing you can do is subscribe to every thread you post on. That way if someone makes a response you can check without having to find the actual thread, just click on 'profile' at the top and then 'User Control Panel'
I disagree. I subscribe to threads I am participating in, but I read, sorry used to read, every thread that was on the GT forum in case I could help, or in case it was relevant to my GT.
If I subscribed to every GT thread 1 - it would take a long time each day to find all the new ones in the 5 pages of new posts, and 2 - I would be getting about 30 emails each night, or I would need to turn off all email alerts and use the member subscription screen - in either case it IS a working solution, but its clumsy to the point that I would not use it and it would put me off participating in the forum.
Just my thoughts anyway.