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    The fancy plastic light allows better spread of light, as well as aerodynamic design. And doesnít shard glass everywhere - nor do they break as easy from a stone strike.
    I have to note that glass can also be moulded into complex shapes. The Plastic ones are CHEAP to make that is all.
    I have never broken a headlight ad they used to cost very little anyway.

    Climate control - set correctly wonít do as you claim. When people get in a hot car and turn the dial to 16 is when it goes pear shaped! It wonít blow colder at 16 than at 21, it just blows more.
    Disagree It must be cold down there. Get into a car at35C and the temp at 22C and you get blown away.

    Electric handbrake allows other functions - drive away, steep hill, auto on (a commonly not done thing amongst many) and emergency stop functions - straight and true from over a 100km/h.
    BUT they are the most troublesome single item in a D3 as evidenced by this forum. And they are only on the back wheels like a yikes Toyota. A drum will also pull you up and can also be used downhill as it works on all four wheels.

    And finally automatic rain sense windscreens - what, all of $50 more... over the life of the car I will take that.
    On a BMW when I last checked a few years ago they were $1000 more as they had to be genuine not aftermarket.
    As for auto on headlights, itís amazing how many vehicles without their headlights on that I see each week - anything that helps this is worth it.
    Now you are talking something completely different,ie the effect on you. I contend that the huge number of one headlight cars is a far greater problem and this does nothing to help that issue. I do agree that the ubiquitous daylight running lights do help ID a one eye as a car.
    There are many worthwhile advances including remote central locking, cruise control, and maybe power windows, oh and computer control of engines and transmissions. ABS has never been proven to reduce accidents but out of ABS came traction control and Automatic Stability Control although one wonders whether hoons will kill themselves somehow anyway.
    Of course now crims can steel your fancy keyless entry car by capturing your data or by just attacking you in your house.

    Regards Philip A

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    That they can, they can also steal normal keys so that doesnít matter too much. Technology

    Climate control - multiple aspects - temp and fan speed can both or singularly be auto. Whilst itís not hot here at the moment - I still donít get blasted at 22 when getting in at -3c. My D4 never blasts straight to face, its smart enough to distribute everywhere until it starts to close the temperature gap.

    Back to the glass lenses - pedestrian safety and compound shapes are the major benefits of poly....

    Iíve had a few glass units broken over the years. Lovely star cracks... the Poly ones just have nicks and cuts on the front.
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    Google workers can listen to what people say to its AI home devices

    Google workers can listen to what people say to its AI home devices | Technology | The Guardian
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    Organizations want people to access their services remotely and do it themselves so they can cut the number of service staff and reduce costs.
    Customer convenience is irrelevant.
    Don't get me started on self service checkouts at supermarkets.
    All banks are like this as well.

    Its a PITA just going there to get some forms signed,or pick up a new credit card,there are very few staff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    All banks are like this as well.

    Its a PITA just going there to get some forms signed,or pick up a new credit card,there are very few staff.
    Best thing I did was leave my Brick and Mortar bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipA View Post
    I have to note that glass can also be moulded into complex shapes. The Plastic ones are CHEAP to make that is all.
    I have never broken a headlight ad they used to cost very little anyway.


    Disagree It must be cold down there. Get into a car at35C and the temp at 22C and you get blown away.


    BUT they are the most troublesome single item in a D3 as evidenced by this forum. And they are only on the back wheels like a yikes Toyota. A drum will also pull you up and can also be used downhill as it works on all four wheels.


    On a BMW when I last checked a few years ago they were $1000 more as they had to be genuine not aftermarket.

    Now you are talking something completely different,ie the effect on you. I contend that the huge number of one headlight cars is a far greater problem and this does nothing to help that issue. I do agree that the ubiquitous daylight running lights do help ID a one eye as a car.
    There are many worthwhile advances including remote central locking, cruise control, and maybe power windows, oh and computer control of engines and transmissions. ABS has never been proven to reduce accidents but out of ABS came traction control and Automatic Stability Control although one wonders whether hoons will kill themselves somehow anyway.
    Of course now crims can steel your fancy keyless entry car by capturing your data or by just attacking you in your house.

    Regards Philip A

    All this "nice to have but unnecessary" stuff was known in the marketing dept. as "comfort & convenience items". In the Sales Dept. they are known as "selling tools". Used by salesmen when they get in a ****ing contest against another make. "Ours has more **** on it than theirs" "But ours has all this other ****. Ours is the best buy".
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    Thereís a reason for the belief that the only 3 types of creature that reside at the bottom of the cesspool are Lawyers, Politicians and Car Salesmen Technology

    Each time one of them opens their mouth they are either lying or about to cost you a lot of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Best thing I did was leave my Brick and Mortar bank.
    Yes,something we should do,may be a bit difficult as we run a business,but i am sure it can be achieved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Thereís a reason for the belief that the only 3 types of creature that reside at the bottom of the cesspool are Lawyers, Politicians and Car Salesmen Technology

    Each time one of them opens their mouth they are either lying or about to cost you a lot of money.
    You missed the worst example. Land Sharks and Real Estate Criminals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Thereís a reason for the belief that the only 3 types of creature that reside at the bottom of the cesspool are Lawyers, Politicians and Car Salesmen Technology

    Each time one of them opens their mouth they are either lying or about to cost you a lot of money.
    That's a pretty broad generalization.
    If you don't like trucks, stop buying stuff.
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