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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:50 pm

The addition of a numeric presentation in main instrument display is on the wishlist for the next LEAF model refresh.

So along those lines which of these combination displays do you prefer?

Dial and numeric with one in a gauge and the other in the MFD (multi-function-display):

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or numeric and dial presentation in the same instrument:

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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:56 pm

I'll take the third choice. ;-( What would work best would be a little HUD for the speed. Even a cheap unit would be better than those.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:01 pm

Ok, which one is your second choice.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:51 pm

The top one is made to appear larger by being much closer in the photo. If it actually were larger, that would be the best of a bad lot.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:18 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
The top of my eGolf's speedo is 50 MPH; so as long as I can see the needle is at the 12 o'clock position, I know I'm going 50, or approximately 50. It's so ingrained in my brain that when I get into my Golf Alltrack, with an identical dashboard, I have to be careful because the 12 o'clock position on that car's speedometer is actually 80, not 50.


This illustrates the difference between those who have to worry about one or two speed limits in regular driving, and those who have to deal with half a dozen of them..


In my 8 mile commute the posted speed limit changes 5 times (6 if you include the speed limit on my residential street). I still prefer analog.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:19 am

In my 8 mile commute the posted speed limit changes 5 times (6 if you include the speed limit on my residential street). I still prefer analog.


Your trip each way is short. I'm talking about multiple speed limits and 20+ mile trips, so there is lots more having to look at the speed. I don't think I'd have an issue driving 8 miles at a time, either.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:42 am

Just got around to seeing this thread...and coming to the realization that there is (currently) not an alternative choice to the analog speedo.
I think it sucks; at the very least there should be a choice. I can't believe they have gone backwards after having a digital speedo for 6+ years; I hope that changes by the time I want to "upgrade".
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:15 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
In my 8 mile commute the posted speed limit changes 5 times (6 if you include the speed limit on my residential street). I still prefer analog.


Your trip each way is short. I'm talking about multiple speed limits and 20+ mile trips, so there is lots more having to look at the speed. I don't think I'd have an issue driving 8 miles at a time, either.


Whether I have zero speed limit changes, or a 100 of them, it doesn't matter: I don't find an analog speedo difficult to read, in fact quite the opposite.

I'm currently driving cross-country and my rental car (Ford Fusion hybrid) has an analog speedo; in this case the 12 o'clock position is 60 MPH. I can't tell you how many speed limit changes I've encountered in the last week or so, but it's not been a problem. I could configure the dash to give me a redundant digital speedometer read out but I choose to have the eco-display (showing when the car is in regen mode, among other things) showing instead.
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:51 am

I don't understand why they changed the display. I don't remember lot of people cribbing about the current display. Why change it ? Was the current display too expensive ?
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Re: 2018 leaf analog speedometer . Whadayathink?

Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:57 am

evnow wrote:I don't understand why they changed the display. I don't remember lot of people cribbing about the current display. Why change it ? Was the current display too expensive ?


They probably saved $50 per unit. I'm sure they also wanted a "new look" for the dash, but change just for the sake of change is rarely a good idea.
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