The design has the speedometer, fuel and temperature gauge higher up on the
dashboard so that it is in your line of sight as you drive. The idea is you
won't have to move your eyes far from the road to see this information.
Check out the interior pics at:
Thanks for info.
However, I still do not get it.. i.e. about that huge tachometer.
Perhaps I need someone to explain what is exactly the functionality of
a tachometer. I hardly look at mine, as I usually have to concentrate
more on the speed of my car... particularly these days where there is
camera on almost every intersection of the city.
I recall that the tachometer indicates the engine's RPM. What good does
it do for regular drivers ? ...just to look at the needle jumping up
and down as you change gear (manually or automatically)? I perhaps need
a quick education here :) If I drive with the usual speed and handling
of a car, I hardly see the needle even close to the "red" line. So,
what's the point? And now why Honda makes it into a BIG issue in their
visual dashboard of the new Civic?
Any comment about the back of the new Civic car, which is similar to
the new Audi A4? I have not seen both new cars on the street... so,
perhaps in reality, they may not be that similar anyway. I believe it
is only similar for the sedan model... not the coupe, or the one
originally shown in the Concept Civic vehicle... or even in the "City"
asian edition or in the new Japanese Civic edition.
On 9 Oct 2005 06:15:21 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
It's a sports car tradition. Classic sports cars had so little power,
and what they had was only at high RPMs (pre-vtech), that you did want
to know where that red line was, and for all that, it was relatively
hard to break the speed limit accidentally. Compared to a Triumph
Spitfire or an MGBGT or my old Alfa Romeo, today's Civic is so
overpowered, it's not funny! The Alfa had the tach front and center.
With a stick, so you're sure which gear you're in, you can map the
tach reading to the MPH, heck, you do that by ear (old sports cars
were a lot noisier than Hondas, even though Hondas are purposely a bit
noisier than Toyotas, just so you can drive them by ear, a little!)
Basically, the idea is you look at the tach because you love it, and
you look at the speedometer because you must.
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