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Offline cloudburst

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"SPORT" displayed in turbo pod
« on: July 03, 2014, 05:47:35 pm »
Apologies for my ignorance. Check the start of this clip.
SPORT mode appears to be displayed in the boost gauge display.
What's the story? Was this an earlier version, before the shift-up nag?



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    Offline Nadeem

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    Re: "SPORT" displayed in turbo pod
    « Reply #1 on: July 03, 2014, 06:06:53 pm »
    Could be a car with MTA gearbox...

    Edit: Gear indicator with auto next to it suggests it is and the owner mentions cabriolet.  Early rag tops like mine were MTA only and MTA cars don't have the shift indicator.
    « Last Edit: July 03, 2014, 06:09:38 pm by Nadeem »
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    Offline cloudburst

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    Re: "SPORT" displayed in turbo pod
    « Reply #2 on: July 03, 2014, 06:13:56 pm »
    Aahhhh. Thanks. That makes sense.

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    Re: "SPORT" displayed in turbo pod
    « Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014, 07:17:40 pm »
    My car is a manual 2014 63 plate car and my sport indicator is also in the turbo pod ;) shift up appears in the center display

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    Re: "SPORT" displayed in turbo pod
    « Reply #4 on: July 03, 2014, 07:42:44 pm »
    My A500 used to display shift up in the pod. 13 plate.

    My 595 displays sport in the pod and shift in the clocks.
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    Re: "SPORT" displayed in turbo pod
    « Reply #5 on: July 05, 2014, 09:13:40 am »
    Mines 2014 and also displays in the boost pod :)

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    Re: "SPORT" displayed in turbo pod
    « Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 03:01:38 pm »
    Given most of us drive in Sport mode most of the time, isn't it a little annoying to have it brightly illuminated all the time in the turbo pod, right in your field of view - especially at night.

    Not trying to offend anyone...I've just never driven an A500 that has anything other than the shift indicator in the pod and that tends to be off for most of the time.

    I can't imagine being happy to have 'Sport' permanently in my face at night time.

    Perhaps I've mis-understood...

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    Re: "SPORT" displayed in turbo pod
    « Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 03:46:11 pm »
    Given most of us drive in Sport mode most of the time, isn't it a little annoying to have it brightly illuminated all the time in the turbo pod, right in your field of view - especially at night.


    I guess over time its one of those things you get used to. 

    My old car had the central digital speedo and at Max illumination it was nothing but a distraction with the digital numbers changing as you drove along.  2 Weeks later you never noticed it. 

    Low and behold the car is gone and it I still look into the centre of the dash to look at the speedo...to me it seems more natural place to look and to be honest I worry sometimes I spend longer than normal trying to read the 500's speedo.

    The shift indicator was great however - Tachometer mounted central to the steering wheel digital display scrolling left to right as the revs increased.  The SHIFT was indicated by the backlighting changing from amber to red, reed line flashing red.
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    Re: "SPORT" displayed in turbo pod
    « Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 07:36:49 pm »
    Yep. Understand what you're saying.

    Wonder why Abarth changed this though? IMO it was better the old way. I'm sure others may think differently for some reason I haven't worked out :-)

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