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Old Aug 11th, 2019, 18:08   #1
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So, ever since I have had my car I have had the rather charming message on the central console saying "Hood Ajar" whenever I open the bonnet. I always thought that "Hood Ajar" could also be the name of the Swedish man who made my car!

Just noticed the other day when I opened the bonnet that it now says "Bonnet Ajar". Can only assume this was at last software install which was at last service which is at least 9 months ago now. Can't believe it has taken me this long to notice.

So on one hand I feel that the replacement of American-English with English-English is a very good thing. On the other hand I feel very sorry for Mr Hood Ajar. Maybe he got sacked.....?
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Mine has never woken up, because I do not recall ever yet opening the bonnet while sitting in the car or with the ignition on. Perhaps I should wake him from his slumber should he still reside there?
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Mine has never woken up, because I do not recall ever yet opening the bonnet while sitting in the car or with the ignition on. Perhaps I should wake him from his slumber should he still reside there?
Hood Ajar always made himself known to me, even if the ignition was off.
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Now if only Volvo and pretty much every other organisation would learn the difference between 'complimentary' and 'complementary'.
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Hood Ajar always made himself known to me, even if the ignition was off.
Maybe, but I have thus far only ever opened the bonnet while stood outside the car. Never have I looked at the dash while the hood or bonnet were actually ajar or even open.
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Does the sat nav on SPA models properly pronounce 'Oxford'? My earlier model pronounces it as 'arcs-ford'.
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Does the sat nav on SPA models properly pronounce 'Oxford'? My earlier model pronounces it as 'arcs-ford'.

Have you heard it pronounce Peterborough??
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Have you heard it pronounce Peterborough??
Nope. How bad is it?
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Have you heard it pronounce Peterborough??
My Surname ends with 'ough' so I can imagine
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Nope. How bad is it?
Try chewing and saying Peterborough at the same time.
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