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  1. HID headlights

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I have already questioned what you have written, thanks! Nothing personal at all from my side. Enforce, yes, not act retrospectively. Enforcing involves stopping those who are - present tense - breaking the law, for example by retro-fitting these lights, rather than waiting until they have been...
  2. 7 Amperas for Sale at Auction

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    That's applicable at all car auctions, though; it's always plus VAT. Fewer companies will be able to (legally) claim the VAT back now, as the rules are tighter. It's no longer possible to even drive it to and from work. It's more likely to be used as a taxi or for driving instruction, where one...
  3. HID headlights

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Bit of confusion there :p. I'll admit this, you are incredibly creative, if you can read that suggestion into my posts. It is, however their job to help prevent accidents, rather than wait until they have occurred.
  4. Opel Ampera e

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Sadly, there is no RHD-specific version of the song but it works fine when downloaded in RHD countries :LOL:.
  5. HID headlights

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    After the accident?! There's the problem. The idea is to prevent accidents, not assure us that everything will be checked thoroughly afterwards :rolleyes:.
  6. TOOMEY VAUXHALL BRENTWOOD BAD EXPERIENCE

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I'm not sure that the answer to poor quality dealers is to have no dealers, though. Not everything can be sorted out remotely, with some over-the-air update and there are plenty of independent garages which are inferior to even the worst official dealers. It would be far better just to train...
  7. Opel Ampera e

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I'm not quite sure how this is supposed to make the car more desirable but there is now an Ampera e song available to download :rolleyes:.
  8. HID headlights

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Invisibly, more like ;). Would you care to clarify how it is done 'differently'?
  9. HID headlights

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    No, you misunderstand. Of course, the driver is responsible for checking that lights are working etc. However, the legal responsibility for light vehicles on the road is the police. They are the ones who have the responsibility to stop and fine anyone who is in breach of the regulations. They...
  10. HID headlights

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    But then that was just a poor system, not a reason to remove the requirement. Yeah, I've noticed that, too. They should all be removed from the road forthwith. Atrocious vehicles :LOL:. Easy to solve. An on-the-spot fine and, if you don't have a spare bulb in the car, ready to fit, you are...
  11. Ampera across Europe

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    There isn't a button, Russ ;). He just said it would mean performing a complete re-boot of the system, which could be disconnecting the battery for a few minutes or it could be something else, he didn't say. Anyway, it will have to wait until I am back in the UK next year and the car is on the...
  12. Ampera across Europe

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    I have just upgraded to the new TomTom GO 6200, from the 6100, mainly for the much faster processor, although the built-in Wi-Fi is also useful. Route calculations - and re-calculations - are now lightning fast, which means no more dithering when you have a route change and are approaching a...
  13. Ampera across Europe

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Yes, it can be, according to the Ampera specialist I dealt with. That was his next suggestion but we first wanted to see whether the system would function correctly again with the change back to my winter tyres. Bring on the ice and snow :).
  14. Aftermarket alloy wheels

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    But is your car automatically switching between the two sets of sensors and re-learning correctly each time? Buy a 16" rim and get a 19" look ;). Mine are also matt black but, despite being 17s, they still look quite small.
  15. L mode vs D mode

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    All the more reason to use it, I say :LOL:.
  16. HID headlights

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    All information is taken directly from government sources, eg. VOSA, DVSA and other government departments, hence there is no confusion being generated by me :p. Official sources is where everyone should be looking, rather than what the bloke next door reckons ;). The quotes above are taken from...
  17. Aftermarket alloy wheels

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Not with fitting them but I have had issues using two sets of sensors. The Ampera design is probably a result of trying to improve the drag coefficient, though. I would go for powder coating. Every car I have owned has been secondhand and, in every case except for the Ampera, the rims were...
  18. Four year service - details and a couple of questions

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    That's good to know. I had my driver's door handle replaced under warranty recently but that was under the standard three year warranty.
  19. Ampera Steering lock fault and lifetime warranty cover

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    Yes, it seems so. I had mine done under warranty just a few weeks ago.
  20. Ampera across Europe

    First Generation Ampera and Volt
    One issue which the Ampera specialist couldn't resolve was the problem with the tyre pressure sensor system, which automatically detected the new sensors, when I switched from the original wheels to the winter wheels but failed to work when they were switched back again. I have now re-fitted the...
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