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Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by rizzoface, Mar 11, 2014.

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    The first time a drive a LHD car was a 5 series BMW. I kept on trying to change gear with the windows winder - not that tells you how long ago that was.
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    Just kidding!
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    All this nonsense about having to use a clutch pedal and how difficult it is makes me laugh. Surely following that bizarre logic those suggesting that will be looking for automatic brake pedals and oooh having to press an accelerator really spoils my driving enjoyment ! ;-)
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    ACC!
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    So all new cars will have no pedals at all... ACC not convinced (yet)
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    Google car? If they can sort the legislation out I reckon within 20 years you'll be able to buy a FULLY automatic car
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    That will be a bundle of laughs, but then it's a case of be careful what you wish for I guess in respect of continued automation of processes...
    The only saving grace with that is that the average squidgey idiot will have any autonomy removed and the roads should be safer.
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    I find it fascinating and depressing in equal measure. I like driving but in the future I wonder how much the insurance will be if you want to drive yourself somewhere vs the car doing it :(
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    And therein lies the problem, when you erode enough of the driver input, driving which I've always considered to be an emotive and intoxicating experience becomes an automated input-less process. At that point I'll be paying to store a car near the ring and heading off at weekends to reminisce.
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    My new 8V will have ACC and I'm quite sure I will use it on using motorway journeys and in traffic jams and through speed restricted roadworks etc but not when I driving through country roads for the shear enjoyment of driving. I will use one pedal to make me go and another one to make me stop and just my hands to manage the engine and steer. I would hate the idea of a fully automatic driving experience but I'm sure that will not come about in my life time.
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    The gear thing is easy, that's how we learn to drive after all. ;)
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    I didn't realise my OP would cause such emotions!
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    Vs. threads provoke some of the most heated discussions you'll ever read on the web. It provides an interesting insight into people as much as the topic discussed.
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    Not necessarily these days!
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    I've cancelled electric windows on my order as I prefer wind up, as you have more control :whistle2:
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    Are Audi offering a "retro" starter handle as an option yet? I just hate having to turn a key in the morning when I could get some exercise throwing the engine over by hand :w00t:
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    :laugh:

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