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Quirky car details

  • 27-09-2021 9:00pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,275 ✭✭✭ passatman86

    Do your past/present cars have any quirky things about them

    I'll go first - i bought it on September 11

    On my nct cert the klms end in 666



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,947 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi

    Since we are talking about 666 stuff,

    The auld fella bought a Polo in 2002


    Traded that in for a Fiesta in 2005


    Got a facelift Fiesta in 2006,

    06WW388, nothing significant about that but always remember the deal, think he traded in the 05 for the 06 for a €1400 cost to change iirc. God be with the days!

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,947 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi

    My Glanza is 98d79676, had a Celica at the same time 02d79276, not exactly my landline number but still similar.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,185 ✭✭✭ mgbgt1978

    Not mine but 666 DIE was on a '79 Escort

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington

    I had a blue Ford Sierra and I parked behind another blue one one day, then noticed the reg was exactly one digit off from mine, both must have been fleet cars.

    Assuming the OP meant to include the actual design of the car, as opposed to the paperwork, I had a '96 Merc C class (W202) and the 'handbrake' as actually operated by a foot pedal to put on, and a pull lever beside the steering wheel to remove. My W123 has the dash mounter lever but it does both functions.

    Does anyone watch Doug DeMuro's review videos? He goes into great detail of the 'quirks and features' of each car he reviews!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,705 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation

    I owned a 323 saloon of 01-KE {2 letters}-3456

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,900 ✭✭✭ ambro25

    Have a 07 W203 (one of the last) and the handbrake setup is still the same, foot pedal to set, pull tab by side of steering wheel to release.

    Dunno if it qualifies as quirky, but had a 96 Brava 1.6SX which was perfectly fine in all respects, except if it snowed. And I mean literally 1 flake on the bonnet. On a cold start, it would instantly flood the engine on ignition (spark plugs dripping with fuel -flooded). Never did it with colder weather but no snow. Dealer never managed to sort the problem out (4 trips/attempts), I ended trading it in.

  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 22,611 ✭✭✭✭ beertons

    My parents had an A4 in 98, reg no 3751.

    Sister got a Jimni a got years later, reg no 13751.

    Both were in the drive at the same time.

  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 7,679 Mod ✭✭✭✭ delly

    I never had one, but I always found the Nissan Almera 'curry hook' a great idea.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,447 ✭✭✭ ba_barabus

    Vectra B had a useful tyre air cap removal tool inside the fuel flap. Useful for keeping your fingers clean.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,944 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005

    Lots of cars have them now, but you might need to check around the boot for it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,530 ✭✭✭ whippet

    When I got my Skoda Superb in 2011 the umbrella in the door was a nice touch along with the little plastic clip on the windscreen for holding a parking ticket.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,375 ✭✭✭ Heighway61

    MkV Golf had a bottle opener in the centre console. Presumably, in case you wanted to get started before you got to the party.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,544 ✭✭✭ Miscreant

    My Hyundai Ioniq PHEV has the "handbrake" on the floor. Took a while to get used to.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,477 ✭✭✭ irishgrover

    it's a hook for carrying bags. Became know as the curry hook becuase it was handy for transporting take aways without spilling the content. or so it says here

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭ MrCostington

    Get it now, thanks!

    I see now, I've been living like an animal all my life, putting my take-aways on the seat or floor!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,071 ✭✭✭ johndaman66

    Ah so that's what that was for. Having owned two Vectra B's for a span of about 5 years I knew it was there but never dawned on me what it was for or never thought too much about it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 946 ✭✭✭ iColdFusion

    My first golf was a Mk4 and always thought it was cool that you could unclip one side of the sun visor and rotate it to use it for the side window.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,810 ✭✭✭ cml387

    That pic of an old speedometer makes me wonder if with modern digital displays you could recreate classic speedometers of yesteryear. The Austin thermometer , the Citroen rotating drum,etc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,058 ✭✭✭ Stallingrad

    Or what about the third mini visor above the rear view mirror? That was a groundbreaking car for interior (perceived) quality.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,050 ✭✭✭ Gregor Samsa

    My first car, a Citroen Xsara, had the horn button on the end of the headlight/indicator stalk. Subsequently, I got into the habit of leaning on the steering wheel with my elbow when reversing and looking back over my shoulder and steering with one hand. Which led me to inadvertently blasting the horn every time I reversed for the first couple of weeks when I got my next car.

    I always liked the radio controls on my 03 Focus being on a dedicated stalk rather than the steering wheel, as you could use them no matter what position the wheel was in.

    My old Volvo V50 had a "wine bottle holder" in the rear footwell.