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    Any high end Hi-Fi lovers?

    I listened to MK 850 speakers 17years ago and was blown away by the sound so I bought a 5.1 MK750 set up but never got it sounding half as good. I know the 850s were a slight improvement but the difference was very obvious. I can only assume it was down to room shape, dynamics, reflective...
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    W212 Artico Seat Split

    This winds me up. I would love to get a 3 year old approved used C class but it’s going to have to be a 2 year old Honda Civic. A shame as for the same price the Mercedes looks far better but the Hondas build quality and service just puts Mercedes to shame.
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    W212 Artico Seat Split

    You have a point to some extent, the VAG cars a perhaps worse than Mercedes in that regard. BMW aren’t that wonderful either. For some reason German cars have a misplaced reputation. I wouldn’t say ‘all cars are as bad as each other’... I think Japanese and Korean cars may have something to say...
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    W212 Artico Seat Split

    I don’t think I can give Mercedes serious concideration. They know full well about the seats yet persist in selling a known fault. My B class was the worst car for reliability I’ve had in 20 years of driving. The seats being one of the many issues. A quick search and it’s suggested that MB have...
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    W212 Artico Seat Split

    Is this still happening? My 2006 B200 Turbo had those awful quality seats that cracked at 30,000miles. I just looked on their approved used website. Every C class they had in my spec/price range had ‘artico’ seats.
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    Extended Warranty

    I used to stress about my Mercedes going wrong. I had a dealer warranty direct warranty which was invaluable. A lot went wrong. In the end I sold it for a Honda which hasn’t had anything gone wrong in 4 years. Despite feeling a lot more confident in Honda than I do in Mercedes build quality I...
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    Two winter tyres better than no winter tyres?

    If they didn’t then surely you would be in the same position as if they were summer tyres, i.e. sliding.
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    Two winter tyres better than no winter tyres?

    It’s the pivoting motion (think direction and distance covered going around the circumference of a circle compared to the centre) and the fact that some of the sideways force will be taken up by the rear tyres that’s making me think there’s more too it. And I’m sorry, if you’re suggesting you...
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    Two winter tyres better than no winter tyres?

    The more I think about Doodles explanation the less convinced I am. I can’t see how there is a direct relation from the amount of sideway energy transferred from the back to the front (with winter tears). I can see how some of the energy will transfer, making understeer worse but not the full...
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    Two winter tyres better than no winter tyres?

    I guess you stop. Not as quickly as with 4 winters but probably quicker than with 4 summers.
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    Two winter tyres better than no winter tyres?

    Yeah things have changed. Insurance wouldn’t be an issue for me or many others. There are still some who are funny about being notified but this is becoming the minority.
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    Two winter tyres better than no winter tyres?

    Doodle. So to paraphrase. More sideways force is placed on the fronts as the rears can’t share the load, therefore INCREASING understeer. That makes sense and was what I was after all along. Thank you.
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    Two winter tyres better than no winter tyres?

    3 pages and nothing but opinions. It is not difficult to understand why a car understeers or oversteers so we dont need a physics lesson. Just a basic explanation to show that yours is the correct opinion and that a car would be worse off for having winters fitted to the rear would be good.
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    Two winter tyres better than no winter tyres?

    While this is great for showing us what we already know about handling characteristics depending on whether better or worse tyres are placed to the from or rear, it does not offer any insight, that I could see, that relates to the original question. The main question is whether putting better...
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    Two winter tyres better than no winter tyres?

    ...which shows that it doesn't perform as well as 4 winter tyres (we all knew that). If they had sent round the Passat with 4 summer tyres then the video would have been worth watching. Maybe the 4 summer tyres fared worse still, maybe some oversteer? Maybe the summers were so bad that the...
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