@ranwhenparked That's true. I don't know why people are so obsessed with this stuff. Admittedly, Bluetooth and Carplay/Android Auto are pretty cool, because it's easier (and legal) to run maps and Spotify that way, but beyond that I don't see the need. Touch screen interfaces for all sorts of car systems seem like a complicated answer to a question no-one asked, although from the manufacturer's point of view, it's probably simpler and cheaper to do it that way. Personally, I worry about the longevity and repairability of touch screens and software.
It's interesting if you watch old car ads on YouTube, as they tended to place the emphasis on performance, ride comfort, road handling and what were, at the time, genuine luxuries like power seats, leather upholstery, etc.
@old-busted-hotness Fascinating, I’d never heard of that. I’ve long wanted 2-low gearing for parades, and there’s a way to adapt my transfer case to make that happen, but it’s obviously a lower priority than getting everything else fixed.
Actually the sand needs to be applied less often than salt as it doesn't dissolve as the snow melts.
I don't recall the price difference off hand, but I recall sand being a decent amount cheaper pound for pound, combined with the need to apply less often, the cost difference becomes huge.
While I also understand it can be harmful in different ways, it doesn't cause the kind of harm across the board like salt/brine does, so overall it IS less harmful.
Ye', the Citigo/UP/Mii, wasn't a big seller.
Hopefully the new Skoda Fabia does a lot better, it's the best looking Fabia by far.
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@vincentmalamute Honestly it's been a very long time since I've been in one (or even seen one for that matter??). A friend's husband had one that I rode in a few times but this was many years ago...don't remember it sounding THIS good.
yeah, I heard one a while ago. I thought the factory exhaust had a lower pitch? From the outside. And pretty loud for factory.