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Old 22-11-2007, 17:56
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I finally have the propeller steering wheel and four point seat belts.
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Old 22-11-2007, 21:49
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Congrats!

Yes, we could read yesterday that you had picked it up

It is so much nicer than the other one.

Can I ask, were there any 'accessories' that came with the car? Such as suitcases (often shown at shows), watch, etc?
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Old 22-11-2007, 22:41
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Isn't the 4-point harness a bit of a pain in a road car ?
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Old 23-11-2007, 14:22
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Yes and no. The four point seat belts compensate for the lack of the airbag.

I like to be strapped into a car tightly, it gives you a much better feel for what the car is doing around the curvy mountain roads Upstate NY.

I had four point seat belts in the Lotus Elise, and loved it. However, you have to think ahead before you strap in, since you cannot reach the controls on the dashboard.
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Old 23-11-2007, 22:54
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But what about when you're turning out a junction and want to lean forward to see if anything's coming???
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Old 23-11-2007, 22:59
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The nose of the Spyker is not that long

I have driven more than once with four point seatbelts and I never felt the need to lean forward to see other traffic. The only problem is how to reach the switches on the dash that are fitted furthest away.
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Old 24-11-2007, 00:37
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What kind of steering wheel did you have on the car hitherto...? Can you order a Spyker from the factory with an unupholstered steering wheel...? If so, is the entire thing metal...?
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Old 24-11-2007, 15:24
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Only the early US cars came with the propeller steering wheels under a small manufacturer exemption. After the grace period was over, they had to come up with the airbag steering wheel as standard equipment.
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Old 24-11-2007, 16:12
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That will look beautifull, as it should. Congrats
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Old 24-11-2007, 23:06
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Rijk,

Now you're Spyker is really a Spyker. I absolutely love that propellor steering wheel. Although a 3 spoke steering wheel is much better for "racing" I think, that propellor steering wheel is the most classy steering wheel mankind has invented. It simply is absolutely spot on!
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