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Old 05-12-2022, 09:24 AM   #239
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Learned over the weekend that you can't set the cruise control any higher than 90 MPH which is mildly annoying. I leave near TX 130 which is a toll road with long sections of an 85 MPH speed limit where traffic is routinely moving quite a bit faster in the 95-100 MPH range.
That's just wild - the fact that areas have traffic moving that quickly. Either way, 90 seems like a pretty good cutoff on cruise control for safety reasons.
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Old 05-12-2022, 04:18 PM   #240
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That's just wild - the fact that areas have traffic moving that quickly. Either way, 90 seems like a pretty good cutoff on cruise control for safety reasons.
It's one thing when I'm in traffic doing that speed in Germany where everyone's in a sedan, wagon, or hatchback that's made to handle fairly well. It's crazy in Texas where most drivers are in SUVs and trucks that have terrible handling and stopping at that speed.

The cruise control on my friend's 1990s Audi 5000 cut off at 125mph. (It occurs to me now that's 200kph.)
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:00 AM   #241
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That's just wild - the fact that areas have traffic moving that quickly. Either way, 90 seems like a pretty good cutoff on cruise control for safety reasons.
I use the term "traffic" loosely. The sections of highway with that speed limit are wide expanses of nothing so traffic is very light.
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:10 AM   #242
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I find it weird that after starting the car the mute button on the volume knob doesn't work for like first 5 seconds.
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Old 05-14-2022, 08:16 AM   #243
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I find it weird that after starting the car the mute button on the volume knob doesn't work for like first 5 seconds.

I agree. I also wish it would pause more than mute. It doesnít pause podcasts, and I loose my place.


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I agree. I also wish it would pause more than mute. It doesnít pause podcasts, and I loose my place.


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Seems to be a miss in every modern car I've owned or rented - they focus on having a mute button but not an easy to hit pause button. Would be great if they would make the mute button pause when not listening to live radio.
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Perhaps some folks here can shed some light on this "quirky" situation for me.

Driving home yesterday on the highway, I ran into a very nice WRB 1st Gen BRZ. It was quite windy out (probably 60km/h neighbourhood) and for part of the drive it was a crosswind. At highway speeds I was getting tossed around like a leaf, and despite my best efforts, I was wiggling about more than I wanted to be. The guy in the other BRZ was rock solid in the lane ahead of me, completely straight line.

Now I won't discount the possibility that my driving skill is somewhat lacking compared to his, but it felt more like a difference between the cars (at least that's what I'm telling myself lol). He had red brake calipers (couldn't see if they were Brembos), and aftermarket wheels (couldn't make out the tires). Could the difference be my garbage Primacys vs something with actual grip? Something in the steering rack different between the Generations? Thoughts?
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Old 05-15-2022, 12:52 AM   #246
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Perhaps some folks here can shed some light on this "quirky" situation for me.

Driving home yesterday on the highway, I ran into a very nice WRB 1st Gen BRZ. It was quite windy out (probably 60km/h neighbourhood) and for part of the drive it was a crosswind. At highway speeds I was getting tossed around like a leaf, and despite my best efforts, I was wiggling about more than I wanted to be. The guy in the other BRZ was rock solid in the lane ahead of me, completely straight line.

Now I won't discount the possibility that my driving skill is somewhat lacking compared to his, but it felt more like a difference between the cars (at least that's what I'm telling myself lol). He had red brake calipers (couldn't see if they were Brembos), and aftermarket wheels (couldn't make out the tires). Could the difference be my garbage Primacys vs something with actual grip? Something in the steering rack different between the Generations? Thoughts?
i don't even remember what thread it was, but in the last week, there was just a thread post about something similar-- it was about how the person insisted on taking brand new vehicles to get the alignment checked, as they end up overly twitchy 'out of the box'. swore it fixed the tracking and twitchiness issues.

might need to check the alignment.

in my old ranger, i had 1 rear tire with a slow leaking alloy wheel. it would start acting twitchy and all over the road when the tire got about 10 pounds lower than the other 3.
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might need to check the alignment.
I've consistently found this car very twitchy on the highway, like there is no deadzone in the steering. The WRX is completely different, and far less twitchy. Always found it odd they would be so different... Thanks for the advice!
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I find my 2022 BRZ wanders (twitch?) a bit compared to my old 86. The 86 almost seemed too stable in the sense that it seemed there was no power steering at times. Really hugged the road and then some. The BRZ seems like it’s slightly levitated by comparison.
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I find my 2022 BRZ wanders (twitch?) a bit compared to my old 86. The 86 almost seemed too stable in the sense that it seemed there was no power steering at times. Really hugged the road and then some. The BRZ seems like itís slightly levitated by comparison.

What tires did you have on the 86 and which tires are on the BRZ?
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I've consistently found this car very twitchy on the highway, like there is no deadzone in the steering. The WRX is completely different, and far less twitchy. Always found it odd they would be so different... Thanks for the advice!
Not arguing but I've been amazed at how stable the brz is on the highway, particularly at high speeds. Zero twitch or lightness. Feels very planted and rock solid.
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Not arguing but I've been amazed at how stable the brz is on the highway, particularly at high speeds. Zero twitch or lightness. Feels very planted and rock solid.
Yeah, that just makes me think I need an alignment even more. Maybe next week. If it turns out that I've done 6000km with a bad alignment I will feel quite sheepish. However, for 90% of that time I was on aggressive winter tires, which throws the steering feel out the window anyways.
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i don't even remember what thread it was, but in the last week, there was just a thread post about something similar-- it was about how the person insisted on taking brand new vehicles to get the alignment checked, as they end up overly twitchy 'out of the box'. swore it fixed the tracking and twitchiness issues.

might need to check the alignment.

in my old ranger, i had 1 rear tire with a slow leaking alloy wheel. it would start acting twitchy and all over the road when the tire got about 10 pounds lower than the other 3.
That's because the dealer just makes sure it is "in spec." Which has a pretty wide variance.
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