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I have to crouch down in my seat to see the traffic light at a red light. My seat doesn't go down any further than it already does. Probably the biggest complaint with my car but quite frankly it's bearable. I'm suprised I haven't read to many other complaints about this.
 

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Try riding in a choped coupe .
Thats one of the thing i love about this car it looks choped.
 

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I usually watch the side lights which are lower. Every once in awhile I usually notice when traffic starts moving
 

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I wonder if anyone makes a little periscope that we could use to see traffic lights? :)

I'm only partially kidding... I'm thinking about a little piece of glass to put near the top-center of the windshield that bends the light just enough so you could see above the 'brow' of the car.

Optically, I know it's possible. I just wonder what it would look like, and how much it would cost...
 

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vineuh said:
I usually watch the side lights which are lower. Every once in awhile I usually notice when traffic starts moving
We don't have those side lights in the US. At least nowhere I know of.

They are all over Europe to make it easy for the motorbikes to cut you off. :rolleyes:
 

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We don't have those side lights in the US. At least nowhere I know of.

They are all over Europe to make it easy for the motorbikes to cut you off. :rolleyes:
Newer traffic signals in Las Vegas have them. However, that doesn't help everyone else.
 

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They had them years ago in Cincinnati, don't know about now. I tend not to pull up so close as to give a view of the light but close enough to trip the pavement sensor. The old SAAB 900 was very similar in this respect, anyone know what SAAB stands for?
 

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II kings 9:20 said:
They had them years ago in Cincinnati, don't know about now. I tend not to pull up so close as to give a view of the light but close enough to trip the pavement sensor. The old SAAB 900 was very similar in this respect, anyone know what SAAB stands for?

SAAB (originally an acronym for "Svenska Aeroplan AB") was founded as a Swedish aircraft An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight.

Saab Automobile is a Swedish automobile maker, now owned by General Motors. Until 1990 the company was owned by Saab, which also included truck manufacturer Scania. General Motors bought half of Saab Automobile in 1990, with an option to acquire the entire company within a decade. Before exercising that option GM shared its ownership of Saab Automobile with Investor AB, the main owner of Saab. ;)
 

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The traffic light issue is my only major driving experience complaint.

Back in the Golden Age of Automobiles, the 1950s, cars had this little glass prism thing on the dash for this very issue. It refracted the light so you could tell what color the signal was. I think it was simply called, "Traffic Light Viewer."

 

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That's exactly what I was thinking of.... well, maybe something a little smaller and a lot less "retro-fabulous" :) But the idea is there!
 

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That might add a little too much weight. :)

Plus, I'd rather stick to my machine gun--which seems to fit the gangster style of the car a little better than a tank turret would. :D
 

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joey said:
I think you missed this post?
http://www.300cforums.com/showthread.php?t=1196&page=2&highlight=volvo

Volvo
The word,Volvo, is Latin which means "I roll". Combined that with the circle and arrow (alchemist's symbol for iron), the infamous logo means rolling strength.
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/...8/hist_vol.html
You are correct I missed this post, thanks for updating me, one more point about Volvo, the history is that they started as a ball bearing company thus you get the Latin Volvo "I roll". Mercedes was the adopted name because for marketing Mercedes Benz was catchy compared to Daimler Benz and yes it was a 10 year old French girl's name.
 

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How about just stopping a half car length back from the traffic light. Drivers do not need to pull up to the broad white stop strip at the intersection. No need for strained necks or "stoplight viewers." Easy solution. I do not see a need for this thread.
 

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StCassel: the problem is 'smart' lights; on some older systems, unless you pull up to the white line it won't detect that your car is there and change the light.
 
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