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Many more car assists mandatory from 2014, courtesy of the EU


TopCat®
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Talk about the speaking clock and the satnavs! :) Seriously though, I expect some 'assists' will be of help to some drivers. For myself, then I'm afraid I'd be soon looking for the main cut off button in order to retain my sanity. :)

Are we all sitting comfortably? Then here comes the story

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Woolwell

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WhiteTruckMan - The Honda Jazz CVT has a steel belt and is not that rare being fitted to Honda, Lexus, Toyota, Ford,Renault/Nissan, etc.

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oresome

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No different to the distraction of a sat nav, a hands free phone, or even tuning the radio!

I wonder if any studies have been done into the severity of various distractions. I think there is considerable difference between them.

I used to find the most distracting being a business telephone conversation, albeit a hands free one. Far more distracting than talking to a passenger where I could simply shut then off in my mind if I needed to concentrate for example.

The "hands free" is just a red herring in this case. It's the occupying of the brain by another activity that requires some thought that's dangerous whilst you are driving.

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WhiteTruckMan

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Woolwell

Really? I honestly had no idea. But I dont drive cars much these days.

WTM

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WhiteTruckMan

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I found this list of cvt cars. They are far more numerous than I gave them credit for! I thought they were one of those things that had faded into automotive obscurity, along with dynamo's, starting handles (No, I dont care if your old landrover still has a handle, I'm talking new stuff) and choke cables.

WTM

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tryanothername

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WhiteTruckMan

Wow. that is some list.

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Quickbeam

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I thought that list would be 99% DAF models.

As for starting handles, my 1970 Hillman Imp had the hole in the rear bumper for one, but they must have decided that it was too modern to put it on the market with that back-up starting system. But as it was 4 years old when I bought it, it would have been very useful when I think back to the number of times that it would have been a great back-up!

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Bing.alau

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oresome. No I am spoiling myself rotten, because no other bugger will.

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Bing.alau

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I can't remember the starting Handle being a "Back-Up" I remember it as being THE starter.

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Woolwell

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The Jazz's CVT is really good, very smooth and very little loss of fuel economy.

The starting handle was very good for getting a car out of mud, etc. Put it in reverse and wind.

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WhiteTruckMan

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Watch out everyone! It's another one of Woolwells wind up stories!

WTM

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