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Re: So many tailgaters...

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:31 am
by Speedytourer
MOOGLEYS wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:42 pm
No badges looks so much nicer. Turbo badges in any colour just look chavvy if you ask me.
You won't get close enough to see mine. 8-)

Re: So many tailgaters...

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:49 am
by bilboastra
What do the different colour turbo badges mean, is it

all silver = 125 bhp
black = 150 bhp
red = 200 bhp
?

Re: So many tailgaters...

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:03 pm
by Scotty_b
That's correct, however I have a red badge to match the calipers and inserts. 8-)

Re: So many tailgaters...

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:35 pm
by Shiff
never thought about it, nice to know (only had it a month). Got the red.

Re: So many tailgaters...

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:58 pm
by Jamboseven
Scotty_b wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:28 pm
It's the Turbo badge.

When I de-badged nobody bothered, but now it's back on I get my fair share of attention.
I find its van drivers usually at teatime on the way home from work. When you can't see their grill or head lights fully its just madness.
If need be I can floor it to accelerate away from them but with the power available in the Astra, I find myself switching on the cruise control at the speed limit and just settle in for the drive home.

My previous dash cam (with a rear cam) fitted over the rear view mirror but with the headlight/wiper unit on this Astra the front camera on it can only see black plastic..

Having survived a serious crash in my Astra J (Dragged along the road by an HGV which cut into my lane without looking) I was told by the insurance that they believe within the next 5 years some form of internal camera on cars will be compulsory

Re: So many tailgaters...

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:09 pm
by MrSM82
Jamboseven wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Scotty_b wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:28 pm
It's the Turbo badge.

When I de-badged nobody bothered, but now it's back on I get my fair share of attention.
I find its van drivers usually at teatime on the way home from work. When you can't see their grill or head lights fully its just madness.
If need be I can floor it to accelerate away from them but with the power available in the Astra, I find myself switching on the cruise control at the speed limit and just settle in for the drive home.

My previous dash cam (with a rear cam) fitted over the rear view mirror but with the headlight/wiper unit on this Astra the front camera on it can only see black plastic..

Having survived a serious crash in my Astra J (Dragged along the road by an HGV which cut into my lane without looking) I was told by the insurance that they believe within the next 5 years some form of internal camera on cars will be compulsory
Yep, van drivers are pretty bad. Lorry drivers can also be pretty intimidating as they often drive right up to the back of the vehicle in front (easier to judge with flat fronted cabs).

Re: So many tailgaters...

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:56 pm
by GreenParrot69
Yes it's true they're everywhere. As are pot holes. The UK roads aren't the best!!

I always tell myself that I'll slow right down the next time someone tail gates me but most of the time I need to get somewhere quickly myself! It's just selfish and dangerous driving at the end of the day.