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DRL wannabes......foglights to manual

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Is it just my imagination, or since DRLs have become more popular on the roads - there are a lot more old Escorts/Saxo's/Etc Etc driving round in the middle of the day with their foglights on?

Trying to fool everyone that a 1989 Ford Sierra has DRLs.

Its even worse than the pretend Halford-style DRLs.

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My old Saxo (forgive me I was 18 and a VTR was quite quick at the time) would allow you to run fogs without headlights for the proper boy racer look. They certainly knew their target market.

I may have used the fogs lights on their own on occasion, for test purposes you understand

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Fog lights should be banned. End of +++

Nope, they should be allowed. But when you have them turned on the car should be limited to 20mph. The highway code says something like use them in 200m vis. Which is feck all, given that planes land themselves in this sort of vis you wonder why people still seem able to do 70mph in it not knowing whats infront of them.

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But when you have them turned on the car should be limited to 20mph.

Now that's a good idea +++

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I don't get on with DRL's.

Cocklamps. Said when they came out, still say it now.

Switch them off. Everyone knows you're a cock if you drive an Audi anyway, so why put the DRL's on just to emphasise it?

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Fog lights should be banned. End of +++

....I totally agree - That's why mine have been removed (and propa LED DRL's fitted in their place) :grin:

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Err, I personally like the DRL's that you find on Audi and Porsche, but there again, I drive a pick-up :grin:

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Its even worse than the pretend Halford-style DRLs.

I'm not so sure.

I see many an old knackered car with LED strips wonkily stuck on to the front of the grille somewhere.

Worst one was a new Mini......... It was wrong on so many levels. [insert head shaking smilie]

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....I totally agree - That's why mine have been removed (and propa LED DRL's fitted in their place) :grin:

You could call them Retro-fit spoiler mounted Giraffe knickers if you like, but everyone in the world will wonder why you've got your fog lights.

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You could call them Retro-fit spoiler mounted Giraffe knickers if you like, but everyone in the world will wonder why you've got your fog lights.

....Simply not true that "everyone in the world...etc".

Besides which I don't care two figs what other people think - They function to aid being seen in the interests of my improved road safety.

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Come off it - a very high percentage of people will wonder why you have your fogs on :P

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Come off it - a very high percentage of people will wonder why you have your fogs on :P

....True, but unfortunately a very high percentage of drivers are ignorant. But let them wonder.. I'm more concerned in my own road safety and the only reason DRL's are becoming law is for that reason.

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Would "most" people actually believe DRL's are foglights? On the right car, they look right, IMO. A BB "car" doning DRL's looks just wrong.

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....I totally agree - That's why mine have been removed (and propa LED DRL's fitted in their place) :grin:

They're not proper DRLs. They're chav accessories that were never originally intended to be fitted to the Mk5 Golf.

But then I can't really think of any more chav accessories you could fit to your car, now you've got bonnet catches...

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They're not proper DRLs. They're chav accessories that were never originally intended to be fitted to the Mk5 Golf.

But then I can't really think of any more chav accessories you could fit to your car, now you've got bonnet catches...

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Now, the story behind those bonnet catches is.....................

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But then I can't really think of any more chav accessories you could fit to your car, now you've got bonnet catches...

Must be a running theme with Golf owners eh! Mind you, at least RR's bonnet catches probably aren't broken :P

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Nah - the bonnet catches on my track toy are fully in tact, mainly because I made them :P

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I don't mind the nice, straightforward factory DRL's you get on the 997.2 and most new Mercs. It's the fecking stupid wavy fairylight ones on Audis I can't stand (A6 aside). The new A8's are the most ridiculous yet.

And I think they should react to a certain level of ambient light so w*nkers don't drive around with them on in blazing fecking sunshine.

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And I think they should react to a certain level of ambient light so w*nkers don't drive around with them on in blazing fecking sunshine.

I think you've missed the point of the name - "daytime running lights" :roflmao:

I refer you, however, to the Sniff Petrol pic earlier in th thread +++

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