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  # 1596054 21-Jul-2016 10:26
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Probably already mentioned but windscreen wipers...

 

When:

 

  • They squeak or screech even slightly
  • They don't remove every drop of water or leave streaks (will pull over immediately to correct this)
  • They are on more than they need to be (eg: set to constant when it's just spitting. This only annoys me when I'm a passenger as I don't ever do it. It even annoys me when other cars that driving past do it lol)
  • When people forget to turn them off after it stops raining (are you paying attention to your surroundings if you don't notice two black sticks swinging in front of your face?)
  • Small wipers that don't wipe enough of the window

Yeah, windscreen wipers...

 

 

I don't know if they still do it, but I used to have a Nissan that, when you switched off the wipers, it would give one more wipe, I'm told it was common across the marque. That annoyed me far more than is sensible. I mean, I turn off the wipers because I have judged that there is no more wiping required, and it gives one more wipe as if it knows better than me. Apart from that I was quite happy with the car, but since then Nissans have been on my wouldn't-buy list.


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  # 1596061 21-Jul-2016 10:36
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Asmodeus:

 

Probably already mentioned but windscreen wipers...

 

When:

 

  • They squeak or screech even slightly
  • They don't remove every drop of water or leave streaks (will pull over immediately to correct this)
  • They are on more than they need to be (eg: set to constant when it's just spitting. This only annoys me when I'm a passenger as I don't ever do it. It even annoys me when other cars that driving past do it lol)
  • When people forget to turn them off after it stops raining (are you paying attention to your surroundings if you don't notice two black sticks swinging in front of your face?)
  • Small wipers that don't wipe enough of the window

Yeah, windscreen wipers...

 

 

  • When people park their car and don't bother to park their wipers
  • wipers that go "click" when they reverse direction
  • any blade that is more than 6 months old
  • any "universal" blade
  • the fact that even with a massive discount a genuine set of BMW floppy blades is over $80
  • the fact that genuine BMW blades are so bloody good I am willing to pay over $80 for them every 6 months

 





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  # 1596072 21-Jul-2016 10:45
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I never thought wipers could be such an issue





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  # 1596079 21-Jul-2016 10:56
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MikeB4:

 

I never thought wipers could be such an issue

 

 

Mate! you need to get out more, its right up there with indicator cadence!  come on! yell





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  # 1596100 21-Jul-2016 11:41
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A quick flick of my indicator stalk, without reaching the detente, only gives three flashes. I want it to do five.





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  # 1596102 21-Jul-2016 11:47
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Posts on the Pokemon Go thread.

 

 





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  # 1596110 21-Jul-2016 12:00
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eracode:

A quick flick of my indicator stalk, without reaching the detente, only gives three flashes. I want it to do five.


This is programable using dealer software in a BMW, I assume the same for other cars too




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  # 1596142 21-Jul-2016 12:26
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Along the same line, people who drive around with their fog light on when it aint foggy... I know it's an easy one to forget but still....


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  # 1596146 21-Jul-2016 12:31
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Asmodeus:

 

Along the same line, people who drive around with their fog light on when it aint foggy... I know it's an easy one to forget but still....

 

 

People who think that foglights or park lights are ok to drive with at twilight.





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  # 1596166 21-Jul-2016 12:43
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Drivers who don't even realise it is dark and STILL haven't got their lights on. Sure they leave work when it's heading towards dusk, but by the time they are half way home, it's dark, and can't been seen.

 

Or they leave a brightly lit street, it's raining, and it's bright enough that they can see OK, and too much rain reflection that they don't realise they're lights aren't on.

 

But FFS, cannot they not see the dashboard is dark - do they never check their speedo or fuel gauge ?

 

At least twice I've signalled to drivers to put their lights on whilst driving / crawling  along the motorway within the last couple of weeks

 

D1ckheads !!

 

 





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  # 1596172 21-Jul-2016 12:51
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I hate that too but to play devils advocate for some, some dashboards are permanently lit. I have a Mitsi wagon run around and the dash is always lit. It actually dims when you turn the headlights on...


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  # 1596173 21-Jul-2016 12:51
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SepticSceptic:

 

Drivers who don't even realise it is dark and STILL haven't got their lights on. Sure they leave work when it's heading towards dusk, but by the time they are half way home, it's dark, and can't been seen.

 

Or they leave a brightly lit street, it's raining, and it's bright enough that they can see OK, and too much rain reflection that they don't realise they're lights aren't on.

 

But FFS, cannot they not see the dashboard is dark - do they never check their speedo or fuel gauge ?

 

At least twice I've signalled to drivers to put their lights on whilst driving / crawling  along the motorway within the last couple of weeks

 

D1ckheads !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lot of modern cars, mine is an example, the dash is always illuminated thus it could be a cause. On our cars the dash drops in brightness when the lights are put on, we have them set on auto so never think about it until we are using rentals that don't have auto lights so have been guilty of driving for a bit with out them on.





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  # 1596174 21-Jul-2016 12:52
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Asmodeus:

 

Along the same line, people who drive around with their fog light on when it aint foggy... I know it's an easy one to forget but still....

 

 

Why does this bother you? Foglights point downward, I've never had an issue with this. In fact, I don't really know why this is illegal. 

 

I have more of a problem with people who drive during daylight with their lights on full beam -- some cars have really bright full beam and can be dazzling even in daylight. 

 

 


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  # 1596200 21-Jul-2016 12:54
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mdooher:

 

MikeB4:

 

I never thought wipers could be such an issue

 

 

Mate! you need to get out more, its right up there with indicator cadence!  come on! yell

 

 

 

 

Hmmm it is annoying when the indicators in a line or cars are not in sync tongue-out

 

But the air con vents must at all times be aligned, no exceptions, no excuses.  





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  # 1596203 21-Jul-2016 12:56
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surfisup1000:

 

Why does this bother you? Foglights point downward, I've never had an issue with this. In fact, I don't really know why this is illegal. 

 

I have more of a problem with people who drive during daylight with their lights on full beam -- some cars have really bright full beam and can be dazzling even in daylight. 

 

 

Because they think they are visible with them on, when they are not really.

 

Plus the one on the back is a prick to be driving behind. That certainly does not point down.

 

 





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