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  1. stl1 African Astronaut
    I used to own a '74 VW Beetle convertible (yellow with a black top) that would go anywhere in the snow. The problem was that, at the time, I lived in the actual City of St. Louis and they only plow the main streets. The roads would just end up with icy ruts in all of the side streets. The icy center ridge, because the bug sat so low, ripped the floorboard right out of the car. I could look down and see the road between my feet! I loved that little doodlebug!!!
  2. Originally posted by DietPiano idk, i kind of appreciate it.

    the dont plow the streets for crap here, and winter lasts like 6-7 months. I have (well, might not anymore if its deemed totaled) a honda civic which has terrible clearance and doesn't do well at all in the snow. Makes me want to look for like an AWD crossover (as much as I depise those putrid things) or maybe one of those new AWD cars on like volvos and suburus.

    o, sorry.

    i always forgot you have snow problem there.
  3. Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Just pull the fuse.

    there you go. wire a switch serially to the fuse and you got your wish.
  4. my aunt has a car like that and i've been in the car with her a couple times and it just beeps like a spaceship all the time
  5. G Houston
    I drive vintage vees as I'm a heterosexual red blooded american male whom needs zero help commanding my vehicles.
  6. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country African Astronaut [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by G I drive vintage vees as I'm a heterosexual red blooded american male whom needs zero help commanding my vehicles.

    I'd be happier if I accidentally stepped out in front of a modern vehicle with computer assisted brakes than if I accidentally stepped out in front of you coming in your drum-braked hippy bus.
  7. DietPiano motherfucker
    Originally posted by G I drive vintage vees as I'm a heterosexual red blooded american male whom needs zero help commanding my vehicles.

    That what my pupils look like
  8. DietPiano motherfucker
  9. G Houston
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country I'd be happier if I accidentally stepped out in front of a modern vehicle with computer assisted brakes than if I accidentally stepped out in front of you coming in your drum-braked hippy bus.

    Jaguar's never made a bus son & watch where the fuck you're walking.
  10. POLECAT Space Nigga [my presentably immunised ammonification]
    having a car that tries to save you but accidentally kills you is kinda stupid,, they even say in the adds that the car may not do what its spossed to do when it takes over.
  11. Krow African Astronaut
    Originally posted by A College Professor Who drives a car with Lane-Keeping assist, automatic stop and go for traffic jams, adaptive cruise, or collistion avoidance / braking assist?

    IMPRESSIONS?

    They should be buried under houses like your parking car extension dreams.
  12. Krow African Astronaut
    Originally posted by JĎ…icebox As far as I know my '18 civic doesn't have any driving assists other than TCS

    They probably thought "in this day and age, anybody that wants a stick shift is probably not stupid enough to text and drive"

    The 18 model is ugly.. should of got the 16 first tenth generation model..
  13. Krow African Astronaut
    Originally posted by stl1 I used to own a '74 VW Beetle convertible (yellow with a black top) that would go anywhere in the snow. The problem was that, at the time, I lived in the actual City of St. Louis and they only plow the main streets. The roads would just end up with icy ruts in all of the side streets. The icy center ridge, because the bug sat so low, ripped the floorboard right out of the car. I could look down and see the road between my feet! I loved that little doodlebug!!!

    Get some cardboard and waterputty , B
  14. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country African Astronaut [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Modern cars are - no shit - amazing for how little they rust. A lot of it has to do with them being dipped in epoxy in the factory, a lot has to do with metallurgy and incremental improvements.

    For instance my VW is 17 years old(!), and has rust spots on the bonnet, but the rust doesn't spread or bury under the paint or anything. They tend to just rust, and the rust just sits there and protects the metal underneath. In older cars the rust spread like leprosy or something, even I remember seeing rust bubbling up under paint.
  15. POLECAT Space Nigga [my presentably immunised ammonification]
    cars only last 10 years up here before the rust out
    The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
  16. DietPiano motherfucker
    eh, idk my 97 s10 only had a mild/moderate amount of rust under the wheels, was protected by a gay running board i took off after i bought it. I don't remember if my 01 park ave was rusted or not, probably was. My 06 lucerne was rust free, as well as my 04 jeep, and my 12 is obv fine.

    but yeah, the 7 month winters and 100% humid 100 degree summers fuck cars up pretty good here fam
  17. DietPiano motherfucker
    My 18 rental car has a lot of that shit. Lane divert steering assistance, pre collision brake sensing, yada ying. It doesn't have blind spot detection though, the only useful one.

    I think the 19s have cruise control sensing, so they speed up or slow down to keep with traffic. That sounds pretty dope actually.
  18. Krow African Astronaut
    Originally posted by DietPiano My 18 rental car has a lot of that shit. Lane divert steering assistance, pre collision brake sensing,

    I think the 19s have cruise control sensing, so they speed up or slow down to keep with traffic. That sounds pretty dope actually.

    the pre-collision brake might come in handy that 1/1000 times while driving you, nearly ram into the back of someone for a fraction of a fraction.. when some asshole hard-stops in front of you on a bridge.

    Originally posted by DietPiano I think the 19s have cruise control sensing, so they speed up or slow down to keep with traffic. That sounds pretty dope actually.

    Until some ass-hole hard stops in front of you quicker than it can process the change. :|
  19. DietPiano motherfucker
    The warning actually came on today when some dum dum stopped after a green light. It wasn't close enough for it to engage the brakes itself, but it shot me a message on the hud.
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