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Hoovies New Ride ....

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Re: Hoovies New Ride ....

PostPosted by Rambler » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:10 pm

Hoovie wrote:
Rambler wrote:Very nice David :s_thumbsup

I have to say, all the company cars at work are diesel Vauxhalls, when I have to do a quick errand locally in one, I'm quite taken with the drive of them.
Except for that horrid button handbrake :N

Enjoy :s_cool

Cheers :s_thumbsup

button handbrake? they have an electronic brake on 'your' vauxhalls?
On my Corsa it is a normal manual lift-up handbrake, but on the DS5 I had an electronic handbrake and I thought it was really good as I never had to touch it - it engaged and disengaged totally automatically :s_cool (but yet another thing to go wrong as a vehicle ages I suppose :s_blush )

Thinking about it , it's only the guv's Insignia that has button handbrake.
But.... it does have some power ! :D
And touch screen sat nav etc.
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Re: Hoovies New Ride ....

PostPosted by RAVAsher » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:59 am

nice car Hoovie looks like it’s quite techie too :N
We had an Astra a few months ago when the 4.2 was written off. It was ok to drive and seemed quite nippy and it was a petrol auto.i felt the fuel consumption was a little high for a new car and it was a nightmare for me to get in and out of it.
anyway happy motoring and the sound of a heated steering wheel sounds good.

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Re: Hoovies New Ride ....

PostPosted by Hoovie » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:25 pm

Thanks Ash,

Had it 10 days now (and not yet seen the business end of a sponge :shok: :s_cool ) and I am pleased with it.
It goes well (and fast enough for me at my time of life!) and the gadgets are good.
The choice of car size was dictated more by it being a Swift replacement rather than a DS5 replacement, but the internal 'ambience' wanted was dictated by the DS5. The fact that the Corsa seems to pull off both roles at the price it was is surprising and a testament to how improved these 'superminis' are compared to just a few years ago :s_thumbsup

Had another play with the self-parking ... this works by you selecting the gear (Rev or 1st as instructed) and the clutch and brakes, and the car does the steering - so totally hands-off or it will disengage the system.
With kerbside Parallel Parking, it reverses into the space just as you would, and the front appears to come in very sharp and abrubtly, but I think that is just an illusion as the short sloping bonnet means you can't see the front of the car at all, and I am used to longer bonnets so I am thinking it is closer.
When it does parking where you back into a car park space (can't remember what the car calls that mode), again reversing seems to get really close to the car next to you until it straightens up and goes back again.
Not sure how much I will be using this system (probably not at all) but it is interesting and the fitment of it means the car has front and rear sensors, which really are handy - epecially the front ones with the 'invisible' bonnet that most smaller cars seem to be blessed with nowadays - When I am parking in my driveway, which is a bit awkward with the number of vehicles plus a trailer to negotiate around, I am finding the sensors very useful, albeit a bit pessimistic on distance :)
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Re: Hoovies New Ride ....

PostPosted by Hoovie » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:51 pm

So I have been doing some additions related to the Corsa and these are likely the final extras I will want to need to add :s_thumbsup
(I know, said that before :rolleyes: )

First one is a basic thing, and anyone who hates chrome and think it's tacky, tough. Look away now :P

Just adds a slight bit of sportness in appearance to the rear, mimics the exhaust on the 150BHP Corsas and for under £10 from Amazon it is a bit of fun. (maybe I should get a Corsa "Turbo" badge to go with it? :D )
ImageExhaust Pipe by David, on Flickr

and a wider view ...
ImageCorsa- Rear by David, on Flickr
PS. With my other vehicles I have not bothered to edit out the Reg Plate, but I am here because the Corsa is such a popular vehicle, there are potentially a lot of people out there who might trawl the web looking for cars identical to theirs to clone number plates, and if that happens to you, it seems that the onus is on you to prove a transgression was not in your car, so easier to reduce the risk to start with.

The other extras are custom-fit Floor Mats (long gone are the days when "Mats and Flaps" were a standard thrown in with the car :( ) and a Rubber Boot Liner. Always worth while extra I think to save any spills and muck contaminating the interior.

And finally, the last extra today is essentially a bit of insurance which I am hoping will never have to use :Y What could this be? Hoping not to use so a waste of money? Lots of possible answers, but there is only one specifically correct answer ;)
So will allow 10 questions, of which my answer will be either YES or NO. Person who guesses correctly first wins a Mystery Prize :s_drinks
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Re: Hoovies New Ride ....

PostPosted by Davrav » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:57 pm

Dashcam?
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Re: Hoovies New Ride ....

PostPosted by Hoovie » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:59 pm

Davrav wrote:Dashcam?


1. Dashcam - No (but actually it is something I have not fitted yet and have & will fit, so a good answer, but in this specific case "NO")
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Re: Hoovies New Ride ....

PostPosted by firemac » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:11 pm

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Re: Hoovies New Ride ....

PostPosted by Hoovie » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:06 pm

1. Dashcam - No
firemac wrote:GAP?


2. GAP - No (actually the first thing I bought after the car itself)
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Re: Hoovies New Ride ....

PostPosted by Davrav » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:17 pm

Space saver spare wheel?
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Re: Hoovies New Ride ....

PostPosted by Hoovie » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:33 pm

Davrav wrote:Space saver spare wheel?


Give that man a kewpie doll :s_thumbsup
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Actually got the full kit - Space Saver, Jack, Towing eye, foam insert, etc - as the car, like just about all cars nowadays, just came with compressor and bottle of sealant. Obviously I am hoping I will never need to use it (and dragged around a space saver for 3 years in the boot of the DS5), but it's extra piece of mind, just like the Dashcam and GAP suggestions before (and both employed as well).
Fortunately Vauxhall do provide a spare wheel well so it can be dropped below the boot floor and (ideally) forgotten about :Y
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