Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 13:24:59 +0100 From: "Phil Born" <anonnopsamty.com> Subject: Re: Sensonic gearbox
"Lineone" <lineonenopsamone.org> wrote in message news:YyEX8.2776$SM5.136278nopsamfep1-win.server.ntli.net... > "Phil Born" <anonnopsamty.com> wrote in message > news:74EX8.17289$VP6.1163790nopsames... > > I've been through this before, too. Perhaps even in the same thread! > > I'd very much dispute the following passage: > ..... > > Phil. I recall your comments, and I'm sure you're better qualified to > comment than I, as I've never driven a Sensonic equipped car. I just happen > to have the 1995 brochure to hand. > I should have said (on both occasions) that I pass on the brochure text with > absolutely no added value or qualification, though I do hint that I consider > the explanation to be way short of technically adequate (even by brochure > standards). > > Adrian > Hampshire, England > > > I did mention that you were quoting the brochure, so were in no way responsible for the words. I agree that the brochure description is woefully inedequate, but that's to be expected from sales material. I laughed when I read about the 'ingenious system', because in my experience, such phrases translate as 'hideously expensive to fix', although it's been fine so far. Mybe I'm just too cynical! I notice that the new 9-3 has a system called 'Sentronic', but this appears to be similar to the Audi semi-auto (Tiptronic, is it called? or is that Porsche?).