Volvo Community Forum. The Forums of the Volvo Owners Club

Forum Rules Volvo Owners Club About VOC Volvo Gallery Links Volvo History Volvo Press
Go Back   Volvo Owners Club Forum > "General Topics" > General Volvo and Motoring Discussions
Register Members CarsBlogs Help Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

General Volvo and Motoring Discussions This forum is for messages of a general nature about Volvos that are not covered by other forums and other motoring related matters of interest. Users will need to register to post/reply.

Information
  • VOC Members: There is no login facility using your VOC membership number or the details from page 3 of the club magazine. You need to register in the normal way
  • AOL Customers: Make sure you check the 'Remember me' check box otherwise the AOL system may log you out during the session. This is a known issue with AOL.
  • AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net users. Forum owners such as us are finding that AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net are blocking a lot of email generated from forums. This may mean your registration activation and other emails will not get to you, or they may appear in your spam mailbox

Thread Informations

Banning of Mobile Phone Use in Cars

Views : 1264

Replies : 50

Users Viewing This Thread :  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Aug 19th, 2019, 10:08   #51
john.wigley
VOC Member since 1986
 
john.wigley's Avatar
 

Last Online: Today 19:38
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Leicestershire
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by christheancient View Post
All of this (nearly all of which I agree with about Yorkshire "do-nowts"), makes me remember back to my mini that I had on the 60's:
  • A speedo with a fuel gauge and three warning lights in it... 'Oil', 'Ign' and 'Main beam'
  • A light switch
  • A wiper switch
  • A heater blower adjuster
Plus of course the usual driving controls.

I have never had the 'privilege' (?) of driving one of these modern cars with touch screens, voice control (would the voice control have some sort of answer to "feck it" and "w@nker"? when I get annoyed by another driver playing with his 'thingies') and I remain eternally grateful!
I had several early Minis, too, 'CTA'. At the time, it was said (apocryphally?) that Alec Issigonis neither fitted, nor made any provision for fitting, a radio in the car as he regarded it as a distraction? Much more likely, of course, was that the omission was made purely for financial reasons!

Regards, John.

P.S. Your Mini had a heater?! It must have been the deluxe model! J.
__________________
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana .....

Last edited by john.wigley; Aug 19th, 2019 at 10:10.
john.wigley is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 19:41.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.