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    QOTW: What car do you drive?

    And how do you rate it in terms of in-car tech?
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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    I don't own a car. Used to have a 2002 Suzuki Swift. Worked fine. Had a radio. Got me to work and back, no issues.

    What bike you ride?

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    2005 Golf Mk5 GTI. Original stereo is still fitted but has an attachment for a 3.5mm input as well as a Parrot bluetooth. Next month replacing all that with a newer VW stereo so it's all built in with DAB too. I;'ll be honest the heated front seats are the feature I love the most in winter

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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    1996 Golf MK3

    Fitted a new Bluetooth Stereo and a Yi Dashcam but that's all I can really do.

    It's so old it doesn't even have OBD2!

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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    I sold it back in 2012, no point having a car in the UK. I have got a BMW R1250RS motorbike and that's packed to the hilt with electronics.
    Lots to like my favourites are the semi-active suspension that adjusts to the road condition 100s of times a second you can have it set soft for every day or firm when you are feeling sporty it auto adjust if you are carrying luggage or a passenger or you can get manual control.
    Heated grips, of course, you need them for the UK winter!
    So many other things like built-in SatNav and BMS SOS system (so important for a biker)

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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    2013 Tiguan

    It's alright, tech-wise. Bluetooth entertainment/phone hookup, built in sat nav, twin zone climate control etc.. it even steers itself into parking spaces.
    Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!


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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    Depends on the weather/time of year... usually anyway. Dry? sunny? then it'd be my 24yr old Rover 200 Coupe, as for in-car tech? a CD/Radio that can play mp3's (needs replacing to be honest as it's starting to skip tracks). Though right now, and as I'm just starting my summer hols, it's started the long journey of restoration.

    My daily is a '06 Jaguar XK (X150). In car tech is a lot more, sat nav (out of date... well up to date enough), bluetooth, in dash Radio/6CD changer (mp3/WMA aware), cruise, etc... CD player aside never use any of it barring the sat nav (twice in the four and a bit years I've owned it). I don't even listen to the radio (the first thing I did after buying the car was pull the fuse to the aerial, it looked like a giant radio controlled car with the damned thing up, radio works anyway).

    Considering what I want out of a car they both excel, the Rover is engaging to drive, feel-some on its feedback and I can play music plus, ABS aside, non of the usual crap modern cars are saddled with thanks to the marketing dept. latest ideas.

    The XK has the looks, the engine and it's tech can be largely ignored (minimal bongs or bings and the parking sensor noise can be minimised). Considering the hefty weight over the nose and the large 20" alloys it handles surprisingly well for a GT.

    Frankly I wouldn't care to buy anything made past 2009 because of the tech that goes into them but then I'm not the kind of buyer modern cars are really aimed at, and those that are I can't possibly afford.

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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    2003 Škoda Octavia MkI 1.9TDi 130PD in Laurin & Klement trim.
    Has enough tech to be of benefit, without trying to outdo the competition, or feature anything for the sake of it.
    Pretty much everything that was 'optional' is fitted as standard on the L&K level: https://www.parkers.co.uk/skoda/octa.../practicality/
    Also has Climatronic aircon and Isofix.

    Certainly keeps me happy enough. I'm not sure what else I'd want from a car really, without having to get something custom-built that would never be a feature in a normal road vehicle anyway...

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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    2012 suzuki splash. for ease of getting in and out of it, and not walking from A to B

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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    Audi A3 Sportback Quattro.
    Am second owner. The first had a lot of the extras fitted like fully electric adjustable seats, lighting pack and numerous other features. Only thing missing i would have liked would be the heated seats.
    Sat Nav / radio display comes out the dashboard which i like and still works well despite being several years out of date. Update is over £200 so not really worth it.
    Basically it does everything i want, is fairly quick, is nice to drive and comfortable on 17" wheels which is why i am reluctant to trade it in for something else.

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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    I have a Lotus, there is no "in car tech", that's the whole point

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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    18yr old Range Rover TD6 L322. I'm an old(ish) Guy, always had Land Rovers so that = a lot of Land Rovers.

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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    2007 Renault Espace - Really solid Bluetooth for phone, electronic dashboard, able to switch it from miles/MPH to kilometers/KPH, multi CD-player.
    2005 Mk1 Audi TT Quattro - Bose Radio, tape with CD pack. Nothing else, very analogue and just a great drive, despite the sophisticated engine management system.

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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    Some Kia monstrosity. Feels like driving a PC game. The whole thing is totally detached from what you're doing. So it's perfect for letting you ignore your surroundings.

    I ride a motorbike when they let me leave the house.

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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    2010 Astra VVT Twintop sport (convertible, black) lovely car to drive tho, doesn't have all the in car *tech* I just use my phone for that stuff, I only brought it because I got it super cheap on ebay £1200 (it was in lock down) probs worth £3000ish, it's in amazing condition, full history, serviced every year, one owner, full year MOT, it was a bargain.

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    Re: QOTW: What car do you drive?

    QUOTE=SUPERDUKE;1326848]no point having a car in the UK.[/QUOTE]
    Neither public transport or a bike are practical options for transporting a family round here :-D

    I drive a Ford Fiesta 2016 diesel. It appears to have some tech stuff but apart from the reversing camera and the USB socket for plugging in my iPod I don't use it. Every now and then I thing about setting up the bluetooth phone integration but it's not important enough to me to make the effort.

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