On the QV demo I had at Christmas there was a button down by the light switch that allowed you to turn off the lane assist / lane departure function. The farty noise is only cool for so long and on attempting to turn it off I notice my new car does not have the button.
Where have they moved it to?
So there I was, driving my "new" 159 up from Exeter to Aberdeenshire on Saturday evening.
About 10pm, the road between Gretna and Lockerbie somewhere. Three lanes, not another car in sight. About -2 degrees, wide open road. I'm tootling up the inside lane at about 80-85, and go to pass an Audi...
I was driving home from Gatwick Airport last night at around 11:30PM, it was raining and pretty quiet on the M25 and M3.
I couldnt beleive the number of people just sitting in the middle lane, I had cruise control so wasnt changing my speed but i kept catching them up in the inside lane and...
re: Lane Hoggers Law
The government is getting very pleased with themselves for passing some new traffic laws that they think will make everyone so happy.
Well they are wrong some of the new laws are ok but some of them are legislation for ''scuffles in playground type things''. For instance...
Changes are being introduced to give the police powers to issue fixed penalty notices for careless driving......
Full story; https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-penalties-to-tackle-tailgating-and-middle-lane-hogging
This issue is becoming a persistent bug-bear of mine, and because i'm getting increasingly frustrated, it's actually making me change my driving habits!
97% of my journey from home to work and back is on the motorway.
i work 12 hour shifts, so the times i'm driving im driving at are usually...
I love my Giulietta and am regularly praising the thought that has gone into so many slick features. When I first tried the lane change function, I thought it was really cool to just nudge the direction indicator stalk and get 5 flashes. Now it drives me mad. I am perpetually activating it...
On most modern vehicles, you get a facility that allows you to flick the indicator stalk, giving you 3 or 4 flashes for changing lanes, without having to fully engaging the indicator funtion.
Have to confess, albeit a lazy function, I do find this useful.
Was wondering if any of you boffins...
After an evening of reminiscing and discussing car memories with a friend of mine, I invite you to take a trip down memory lane with me and the best car I've ever owned... I present... 'The s**tbox' :D
Its finest hour. If you click the bars and squint a bit, you can read the text.
Saturday 30th April 2011
This is an RSVP thread for the convoy leaving from Clacket Lane Services (Westbound) to the AutoItalia Day at Brooklands Museum, Surrey.
For those of you that haven't yet RSVP'd on the main event thread, please follow this link for...
Flippin heck. It snapped as I was flooring it in the outside lane!!
Anyway. I got recovered home.
Does anyone have any wisdom on finding a replacement and fitting it?
I'd appreciate any comments.
Thanks in advance
Right, i need a list of people who want to have their Alfa on an unofficial stand at the Fast Lane Show on sun 16th May 2010. Cars need to be there most of the day, and i suspect we would need to be there around 10am.
Entry is £5 per car and that includes 1 passenger. Take a look at the site...