why colour coded bumpers ?
whats the point in them …. im not talking about from a bumping cars perspective but the fact taht in carparks people treat your car like a mobile trolly stop or open their doors into your bump strips in the work car park. – leaning the bike against your bumper to stop them lying on the floor out of sight of other cars etc etc.
black does not dink and mark like the colour coded stuff…(based on having black atm)
so i want to buy a pug partner/blingo/doblo with black bumpers – to do so i have to buy the “urban” which comes with a lovely 1.2litre buzzbox gah.
then there are alloy wheels …. GRRR – i just want steels – unless i buy a dacia (logan has too low a roof – unless you have photos to prove it can take a bike with wheels on)i cant get steel wheels on a car.Posted 4 years agoaracerSubscriberTom Howard wrote:
sell the alloys, buy steelies.
Exactly what I was planning on doing when I bought a s/h car (mainly to get smaller wheels and higher profile tyres though, as most of the ones I was looking at were higher spec with silly big wheels and silly elastic band tyres), though in the event I found a bottom spec one with steelies.
As to the colour coded bumpers I presume it’s because most new car buyers think they look good and don’t think about the issues.Posted 4 years ago
obviously someone doesnt want colour coded bumpers if they do the base spec with rubber bumpers (natch) – although looking at autotrader most of the 1.2s seem to be turned into mobility cars for wheelchairs.
it wasnt a new vehicle – but i ended up looking on their sites in wonderment as to why i couldnt find what i wanted on autotrader.Posted 4 years ago
“black bumpers fade and look awful very quickly, I can’t recommend them”
what do you do with your bumpers ? mines have not done this – 2006 peugeot partner van and 15 year old vauxhall frontera – its a bit of an 80s thing the fading isnt it.
personally i think chipped , scratched and dinked bumpers and rubbing strips look worse – doors make a right mess of rubbing strips
found what i want i think …. seems the crew van versions come with rubber bumpers and steelies …. seems you pay more for less though(less sound deadening , less carpet , less comfort in the front – and get no side windows in the sliding doors and loose the up and over tailgate) but the sweep out ability of the van after a muddy 24 is much more appealing than dealing with tarps and carpet.Posted 4 years ago
wondered how long it would take for someone not to read the original post and suggest that – behaviour like that from a mod as well … or was it just an excuse to try and look snide ?
maybe if people considered not hitting my car ….
in carpark at the supermarket – even if i park at the furthest away point in an empty part – folks always park up right next to my car for some reason.
i suggest car companys put a decent engine in some plastic bumpered steel wheeled cars and call it the “paris spec”Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
even if i park at the furthest away point in an empty part – folks always park up right next to my car for some reason.
I do this. I think “Look at that sad little car, parked way over there in the corner – it must be so lonely. Maybe I should park next to it so it can have some company. Look, it’s cruel owners haven’t even bought it matching bumpers.”
Occasionally my car might give your car a little tap with its door as well, just to be friendly and affectionate.Posted 4 years agoretro83Member
Agree with OP, I want a decent engine with bump strips on the doors, black bumpers and steelies. So tired of parking damage from careless ****.
I really like the Japanese spec GT86 for that reason (though the intention is for car modders to replace those bits):
zippykona – Member
Its not Colour Coded . It’s painted.
Whenever one of sales asked me to colour code something I would tell him to **** off.
What a strange thing to get annoyed about.Posted 4 years agoJamieMember
It was an attempt at humour, grumpypants.retro83Member
zippykona – Member
Imagine having to deal with car salesmen everyday. Bandying around their corporate tech speak.
The smarmiest,lowlife scumbags who know **** all about everything.
What does colour coding mean? Nothing.
Its a made up stupid phrase.
Oh right, fair enough 😆Posted 4 years ago
bar the rotten wheel trims/colour and those white interior panels thats pretty close to what i want.Posted 4 years agoallthegearMember
“colour coded”? Sounds like the colour coding should have some sort of meaning…
How about passing a law that requires removeable bumpers on every car, where the colour indicates the total number of claims & convictions received by the driver in the last five years?
I would get to feel very smug with my white bumpers and know to stay well clear of that car in front with the blue bumpers…
RachelPosted 4 years agomick_rSubscriber
Try also searching for Combis and crew vans (although some don’t have side windows so they can reclaim VAT). I think Kangoo Maxi Crew Van, Doblo, Transit Connect etc can be found with steels, unpainted bumpers, choice of engines and windows in at least the sliding side doors. Also usually up to 25% off list price to be had on new ones.
Our Dispatch Combi has steel wheels and unpainted bumpers but only came in that spec with the 90 1.6 HDI. They also detuned the power and torque curves – I suspect to stop fully laden + trailer popping the old 5spd gearboxes. Guess you could easily get one remapped to 115 and better torque curve (Berlingo spec) if not going to use at max GVW……Posted 4 years ago
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