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by Barnaclebob
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: ID3 SOME PIECE OF KIT
Replies: 38
Views: 2875

Re: ID3 SOME PIECE OF KIT

T Roo, I don’t agree but maybe it’s a generation thing? Acceleration may be superior due to instant torque but it really takes its toll on the battery and hence range. You don’t get anything for nowt. Don’t be taken in. The internal combustion engine will be around for a long time... they’ll all be ...
by Barnaclebob
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: ID3 SOME PIECE OF KIT
Replies: 38
Views: 2875

Re: ID3 SOME PIECE OF KIT

Twist wrote: They probably knew it was a problem but didn’t bother about it, similar to how they knew the hard plastics were a problem but said that since the car was targeted at younger buyers, they wouldn’t be bothered. Younger buyer here: I’m bothered. Not being a younger buyer, and having retire...
by Barnaclebob
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Crash test
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Crash test

At point of contact a series of events take place and to be honest it was all a blur... literally! The air bag went off and, as designed, the seat belt tensioned... I wear my seat belt tight across my waist anyway - always have done, more so now. As you can imagine, when the vehicle meets a solid ob...
by Barnaclebob
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Crash test
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Crash test

Having experienced a severe front impact in a VW Eos some years ago (and lived to tell the tale) I sort of have full faith in the product. In my case everything worked as designed - air bag went off (glasses got “bent”), seat belt pre-tensioners worked (bruising to the chest and a very bruised coccy...
by Barnaclebob
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen T-Roc chat
Topic: 1.5 EVO - 1st gear kangaroo
Replies: 2362
Views: 387077

Re: 1.5 EVO - 1st gear kangaroo

My TRoc has just had its first service and it’s second software update, the first worked fine, the second has just refined things. A number of questions dragonroc, 1. As you don’t appear to have a signature, what model of T-Roc have you got? SE, SEL, R-Line, manual or DSG? 2. When did you purchase ...
by Barnaclebob
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen T-Roc chat
Topic: Which type of tires are best for t-roc ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1556

Re: Which type of tires are best for t-roc ?

Hawkeye wrote: Speed is not the only criteria companies take into account when “classifying” a tyre, it also includes braking, cornering ability and other factors as to how the tyre performs under those conditions. There is also insurance to consider, as in the event of an accident, if the insurance...
by Barnaclebob
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Keyless Entry exploit?
Replies: 27
Views: 6673

Re: Keyless Entry exploit?

Latest news on keyless entry and security... In an attempt to make the system more secure the latest fobs have an inbuilt motion detector. If, after a predetermined time, the fob doesn’t detect motion it switches off the fob’s transmitter. Therefore these “scanners” are unable to detect your fobs si...
by Barnaclebob
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen T-Roc chat
Topic: Which type of tires are best for t-roc ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1556

Re: Which type of tires are best for t-roc ?

Asking people on a forum leaves it open for very subjective opinions. For recommendations I suggest you check out the motoring press: Autocar or Auto Express, in fact you’ll find they’ve all done winter tyres comparisons. Autocar does a very good test of all the main tyres under real conditions. Whe...
by Barnaclebob
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Faulty Automatic Emergency Breaking
Replies: 28
Views: 2476

Re: Faulty Automatic Emergency Breaking

Following this thread got me wondering... If the following vehicle was fitted with a dash-cam the police (and the insurance company) would certainly tend to favour the evidence of the device. Having said that, does anybody know whether such “emergency events” are recorded by the vehicle and can be p...
by Barnaclebob
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Tyre pressures Door Sticker
Replies: 12
Views: 1513

Re: Tyre pressures Door Sticker

Hi all, My T-Roc is Ex Demo and has 17" tyres but the Door Sticker has info for 18" tyres. I have searched everywhere online for the info but even tyre websites give different info. Does anyone have the info or an image of the door sticker ? Regards TRocMan, if you look at the sticker on the door p...