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Old 29th Sep 2018, 13:06
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Allan Lupton
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 354
I said I'd never have a car which had no spare wheel, but by now that pretty well means I can't have a new car. Best compromise was to get the estate version and carry a spare in the boot - modern wheels are so big that one would completely fill the boot of the equivalent saloon (if you could get it in there)..
Other bit of poor design logic are the so-called four wheel drive systems that are front drive and only give you driven rear wheels when it "thinks" you need 'em - i.e. when it notices that poor grip has let go. A real four-wheel-drive system won't get into that state as easily and if it does the clever stuff can change the front/rear proportioning if it "thinks" it would help.
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