Omega Owners Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Please play nicely.  No one wants to listen/read a keyboard warriors rants....

Pages: 1 2 3 [4]  All   Go Down

Author Topic: Oh dear  (Read 2012 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Field Marshal Dr. Opti

  • Over Active Thyroid
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Utopia
  • Posts: 27098
  • Speaking sense, not Woke PC crap
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #45 on: 30 April 2021, 15:18:35 »

600 for the mighty Signum and 600 for the Tata. :-\
Not quite a Porsche then, just several omegas.  :)

I'd guess around a dozen.
Logged

Field Marshal Dr. Opti

  • Over Active Thyroid
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Utopia
  • Posts: 27098
  • Speaking sense, not Woke PC crap
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #46 on: 30 April 2021, 15:19:55 »

Twelve Omega......1200. ::)
Logged

Nick W

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Online Online
  • Gender: Male
  • Chatham, Kent
  • Posts: 9603
  • Rover Metro 1.8VVC
    • 3.0l Elite estate
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #47 on: 30 April 2021, 15:21:48 »

Ah....just 1900. What's not to like. :y


We'd need a bigger internet to be able to answer that.
Logged

Migv6 le Frog Fan

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Webs End.
  • Posts: 9418
  • Nicole's Papa
    • 3.2 Elite, Boxster, Clio
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #48 on: 30 April 2021, 15:23:06 »

Dont you start.  ;D

The thing not to like will be the cost of new tyres, and if anything goes seriously wrong with it.  ::)
Logged
Plastic Welsh hatchbacks are awesome.

STEMO

  • Omega Baron
  • ******
  • Online Online
  • Gender: Male
  • Posts: 3383
    • Astra 2.0 diesel
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #49 on: 30 April 2021, 15:26:20 »

Twelve Omega......1200. ::)
And, if they were all 3.2's, another three grand or so in VED.  :)
Logged

New POD

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Miseryside
  • Posts: 715
    • NEED MV6
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #50 on: 04 May 2021, 08:50:14 »

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-9512583/New-Renault-Dacia-models-speeds-limited-112mph.html

The decision by Volvo - and now Renault - comes as new rules, provisionally agreed by the EU in 2019, could see Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems become mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe from next year.......

There'll be loads of Dacia owners out there scratching their heads and thinking 'my Dacia didn't  reach 112mph anyway', so it won't need restricting.   ::)

The speed limit is 70, why not set the speed limiting software to 77 (What my wife's Astra shows on the clock when the GPS on the sat nav says 70 mph.

Just install my wife in every car and when you get to an indicated 70, (real GPS figure 65 mph) you can get an auditable warning from.inside the car.
Even when she's not installed, I get the warning in.my head.
Mind you I found out my sat nav records the max speed. Pointed out by my son who borrowed it. My excuse some sort of weird under bridge connectivity issue. Lucky he never mentioned it to his mother.
Logged

Doctor Gollum

  • Over Active Thyroid
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • In a colds and darks puddleses
  • Posts: 21853
  • If you can't eat them, join them...
    • Feetses.
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #51 on: 04 May 2021, 14:23:37 »

Restricting speeds to the legal limit leaves no safety margin. Braking isn't always the safest option.
Logged
Onanists always think outside the box.

LC0112G

  • Omega Knight
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • 0
  • Posts: 1784
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #52 on: 04 May 2021, 17:21:32 »

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/article-9512583/New-Renault-Dacia-models-speeds-limited-112mph.html

The decision by Volvo - and now Renault - comes as new rules, provisionally agreed by the EU in 2019, could see Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) systems become mandatory for all vehicles sold in Europe from next year.......

There'll be loads of Dacia owners out there scratching their heads and thinking 'my Dacia didn't  reach 112mph anyway', so it won't need restricting.   ::)

The speed limit is 70, why not set the speed limiting software to 77 (What my wife's Astra shows on the clock when the GPS on the sat nav says 70 mph.

Just install my wife in every car and when you get to an indicated 70, (real GPS figure 65 mph) you can get an auditable warning from.inside the car.
Even when she's not installed, I get the warning in.my head.
Mind you I found out my sat nav records the max speed. Pointed out by my son who borrowed it. My excuse some sort of weird under bridge connectivity issue. Lucky he never mentioned it to his mother.

The Motorway speed limit in France is 130KPh -  about 82MPH. There is no Motorway speed limit in Germany (some parts at least). So that's at least 3 different speed limiters required depending where the car is being driven. Manufacturers aren't going to fit something that needs to be different in every country unless it's easily changed/updated. If it's easy to change/update, then every Joe Bloggs will do it. If they're forced to by legislation, then the customer will ultimately pay - meaning more expensive cars.

And I really don't fancy driving in a speed limited 70MPH car on a German autobahn where 140MPH+ is 'normal'. 
Logged

Kevin Wood

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • Alton, Hampshire
  • Posts: 35865
    • Jaguar XE 25t, Westfield
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #53 on: 05 May 2021, 00:52:46 »

And I really don't fancy driving in a speed limited 70MPH car on a German autobahn where 140MPH+ is 'normal'.

I've done it in a VW Lupo (top speed about 90) and it was scary enough. :o
Logged
Tech2 services currently available. See TheBoy's price list: http://theboy.omegaowners.com/

Sir Tigger QC

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • West Dorset
  • Posts: 19321
    • 2 Fords
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #54 on: 05 May 2021, 20:51:21 »

And I really don't fancy driving in a speed limited 70MPH car on a German autobahn where 140MPH+ is 'normal'.

I've done it in a VW Lupo (top speed about 90) and it was scary enough. :o

Try driving a truck at 56mph on an unrestricted German Autobahn!  :o  ;D
Logged
RIP Paul 'Luvvie' Lovejoy

JC is not The Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!!

Doctor Gollum

  • Over Active Thyroid
  • *********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • In a colds and darks puddleses
  • Posts: 21853
  • If you can't eat them, join them...
    • Feetses.
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #55 on: 05 May 2021, 21:12:46 »

And I really don't fancy driving in a speed limited 70MPH car on a German autobahn where 140MPH+ is 'normal'.

I've done it in a VW Lupo (top speed about 90) and it was scary enough. :o

Try driving a truck at 56mph on an unrestricted German Autobahn!  :o  ;D
There's a reason they're stuck in lane one during the day and banned at weekends  ;)
Logged
Onanists always think outside the box.

biggriffin

  • Omega Lord
  • *******
  • Offline Offline
  • huntingdon, Hoof'land
  • Posts: 9458
    • Vectra in a posh frock.
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #56 on: 07 May 2021, 12:02:19 »

Wish I could turn the speed limiter off on my company motor :P
Logged
Hoof'land storeman.

Sir Tigger QC

  • Omega Queen
  • ********
  • Offline Offline
  • Gender: Male
  • West Dorset
  • Posts: 19321
    • 2 Fords
    • View Profile
Re: Oh dear
« Reply #57 on: 07 May 2021, 14:17:41 »

And I really don't fancy driving in a speed limited 70MPH car on a German autobahn where 140MPH+ is 'normal'.

I've done it in a VW Lupo (top speed about 90) and it was scary enough. :o

Try driving a truck at 56mph on an unrestricted German Autobahn!  :o  ;D
There's a reason they're stuck in lane one during the day and banned at weekends  ;)

This only applies to stretches of the Autobahn and mostly you can overtake, otherwise you'd end up with 'truck trains' with loads of trucks stuck behind some old Turkish or Iranian dog.  ::)

I once saw an old Merc bull nose wagon and drag on Iranian plates going along the Autobahn at about 45mph in a cloud of black smoke, and I think the 10-15 blokes crammed into the cab were as surprised to see the driver of the truck overtaking them sat in the passenger seat as I was at their crowded cab!  ;D
Logged
RIP Paul 'Luvvie' Lovejoy

JC is not The Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!!
Pages: 1 2 3 [4]  All   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.055 seconds with 19 queries.