You must be quite tall but I know what you mean re the sun visor, as I have to push it forward sometimes at traffic lights. I'm just a wee bit short of 6ft tall and like the seat in a raised position, hence the sun visor problem. But can live with that.I have found two more things that i "dislike" about the EC. The first is the driver's seat adjustment doesn't go low enough for me. If I could sit just one inch lower, it would be perfect for me. The second thing, which perhaps is related, is the sun visor. When I fold it down as far forward as possible it cuts off my ability to see traffic signals when stopped unless I duck down. It's awkward and uncomfortable. Now, if I was sitting an inch lower it might not be an issue.
We've been lucky over the last two days to get some rain. We depend on 3 x 27000 litre water tanks or all our water here on the farm so we've had a good top up with 38mm in the last two days with more storms forecast for this afternoon. 1mm of rain on our roof span equates to 207 litres of water in the tank so we have had a good replenishment yesterday.Need to build a pipe line from Scotland to Zarbs in Australia as he needs the water. 3.302pm here in the UK
That's good news about the rain Zarbs, and with more on the way should be a good top up for you your area.. Its been another wet day here, not all that heavy, but a constant light rain falling.We've been lucky over the last two days to get some rain. We depend on 3 x 27000 litre water tanks or all our water here on the farm so we've had a good top up with 38mm in the last two days with more storms forecast for this afternoon. 1mm of rain on our roof span equates to 207 litres of water in the tank so we have had a good replenishment yesterday.
With regard to the seat adjustment I don't have the problem but the visor hits my head when I fold it down and forward so it may be an issue with design...
The disassembly of the rear bumper is shown here:I dislike the two silver ovals/rectangle on the back of the SEL rear lower bumper. The black v that ends up being created in the negative space gives me a Pontiac logo/badge vibe which then instantly brings my mind to the Pontiac Aztek (U.S. ugly car). I don't get that vision when I see the all black lower bumper. Does anyone know if they silver pieces are just taped on essentially or are they snapped on? Trying to decide if I need to buy an SE or LE lower bumper or of I can just pry the silver pieces off?
I also prefer the all black grille in front instead of the three "chrome" ones. Anyone with an LE in the US wishing they had "chrome"? I'll swap ya!
I also hate the lack of compass and the fuel consumption resetting every 4 hours and the lack of auto locking doors once in motion.
I love the shape of the vehicle, the "edgy" design (I mean literal presence of sharp edges on the body), the subwoofer, the track pad, the heated steering and the HUD. I thought I wouldn't care about the steering wheel or the HUD but I've found I love them! And the track pad, although not super esthetically pleasing initially, has come in really useful and I'm happy it's there.
Yeah I know the solid bumper is more Aztek-esk. I was trying to say the negative space reminded me of the Pontiac logo and the shape is similar to the Aztek so that's just what I think of. Must just be me!I like the SE/SEL trim on the rear bumpers better than the plain. In truth the solid bumper is more Aztek-like.
A quick search for the Eclipse Cross rear bumper brought up some pretty interesting mods. I'm all for making this car your own, down to the last plastic clip.
I've only seen the low end model with no silver garnish in Europe and then only in limited numbers when touring late last year. All Australian models have the silver.Zarbs - thanks for the information on the computers. Maybe I can negotiate those changes with the computer wit the dealer.
I suppose I could try to match the bumper and paint the inserts. Maybe ill try that come spring since it's too cold for painting right now! Good idea. Does the lower models have a black insert or just empty space?
Interestingly, in Australia, Mitsubishi do not have their name on the vehicles sold here at all. They simply rely on the recognition of the Marque - the triple diamond. Our EC's only have the model name usually on the rear left side of the vehicle. I had to go back to my Verada (also built in Australia as left hand drive and exported to the USA) of 2004 to find the Mitsubishi name on the car. You can pick out Japanese second hand imports to Australia of late models like the Delica by the existence of the name. As we are both right hand drive countries there is a lively market is Australia for all brands of second hand Japanese vehicles like people movers and sports cars (Supra and Lexus especially). They've usually had the engine replaced. New Zealand is another good market for these cars.Yeah I know the solid bumper is more Aztek-esk. I was trying to say the negative space reminded me of the Pontiac logo and the shape is similar to the Aztek so that's just what I think of. Must just be me!