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Post by MikeR » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:50 am

Think it was a 3.5 petrol? HUGE twin exhausts for a SUV hire car! Quite comfy, quiet etc - ideal for driving past a corn field in Illinois for 5 hours...

Got pulled over in the evening by a highway patrol, guns'n'all....turns out that the "daytime running lights" give full and dipped main beam, speedo lights etc (not steering buttons - should have twigged), but not rear lights...

He was fine, even asked if we were over to enjoy the golf, one day after the Ryder Cup finished!

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Post by ade and liz flint » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:10 am

I've recently seen a few DRL-equipped cars over here in exactly that rear lights when it's dark :shock: That's the problem with all these 'driver aids' - it still needs a driver to realise he needs to switch stuff 'on' :lol: Bet the hire co didn't tell you that, though ;-)

I did similar 'large floaty bargey car-like thingy' journies along through Ohio a few times @@@, and a trip along the Trans-Canadian Highway in the snow. It's incredibly tedious as hour after hour of similar landscape just drifts slowly-by whilst you're driving a dullsmobile fat-arse transportation device........
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