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    307 E-tag location

    Hope Justin see's this before he logs off wink

    Where do you stick the tag on the 307's?

    We've had our tag for a couple of days now, and placed it either side of the mirror, but under the black speckled bit.

    The tag doesn't beep when I go through the tolls, so it still isn't working. Today I got stuck the the boomgate narrowly missed me.

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    Where does it go?

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    That's odd, because that's where it's meant to go. That's where my eTag is and it's been working fine. You'd have also put the tag around the right way, I'm pretty sure.

    If you put the car under some flourescent light, you can actually see a sort of "cutout" in the glass around that area. On the Clios it's quite obvious down the bottom of the screen towards the centre, you can see the cutout. In the 307 it's not visible unless you put the car under the right light.

    Maybe they forgot to do the windscreen right at the glass factory

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    <small>[ 22 June 2003, 08:31 PM: Message edited by: Pug307 ]</small>

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    BTW,

    What colour is your car & what tyres did you get? Haven't really had time to check a recent car properly, hopefully will get to do so at the next MEL cruise when we should hopefully have the entire 307 engine range.

    There are a few minor changes to the XS, it's got new wheel trims (don't look as good IMHO) and the current Peugeot badge on top of the engine.

    The 2.0s now have the auto dimming rear view mirrors and a proper motorised throttle body now.

    BTW - it's probably easier to grab me via the list, email follows me around.

    Cheers,

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    Thanks wink

    Theres also the possibility that the tag they sent us is faulty as well.

    I can see the cutout in some light, and yeah it's pretty hard to find it.

    We got a white one with cruise control. They gave dad the option of tyres and he chose the Continentals. No idea why, I probably would have chosen the Dunlops myself.

    Here's a couple of pics I took just for you wink , I couldn't find the build date but I think it is an April build.

    We got the cruise control price down to $300 from $800 as well.

    <img src="http://www.pbase.com/image/18120305/original.jpg" alt=" - " /> <img src="http://www.pbase.com/image/18120314.jpg" alt=" - " />

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    Brenno,

    since I dont use the toll that often and didnt want that white blob hanging about my windscreen, I hold up the tag to the windscreen as I drive through the booth. Works everytime. I dont check the up/down/around orientation of the tag as long as the white bit faces outwards. Works fine.

    Give it a try, maybe the blackout bit is too close to the tag?
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    Thanks Voytek.

    The reason I was asking was cos of the athermic windscreen that 307's, clio's, S-class mercs have etc etc.

    They design special little sections on the windscreen that allow you to stick a tag on.

    The more I think about it, the more it sounds like the tag is faulty.

    Goddamn mongolians.

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    tekkie,

    The problem with doing that in all the new cars is the athermic windscreen. If you don't get the tag in exactly the right spot, it cannot be read through the glass.

    Next time you see a Clio parked in a sunny location have a look at the bottom of the windscreen in the centre. There's a definite 'clear' patch which is the only place a tag can be read. We think the location is near the rear vision mirror on the 307 - it works for PUG307 there

    Derek.

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    <img src="http://users.bigpond.net.au/skystar/TU5JP4-arrow.jpg" alt=" - " />

    Apologies for adding to the pics in the thread, I did try to keep the pic small.

    See that silver placard that the red arrow is pointing at - you'll find your build date there. If you have a look underneath the bonnet (eg. the cables to the headlamps), you'll see various build dates. Because of just in time production, the dates on those components are fairly close to the actual build date of the car.

    How accurate is the cruise?

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    yeah I thought about it but hence the "detailed" explanation on the 1 handed trick to prove the unit faulty.

    and....

    on the trivia side of things, the tag fits perfectly in the ashtray in 306.

    <small>[ 22 June 2003, 09:33 PM: Message edited by: tekkie ]</small>
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    Pug307:
    How accurate is the cruise?
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    Justin,
    It's bloody confusing! It means you have 4 ENORMOUS stalks. I'm sure you'd get used to it quickly though. I was lucky enough to get a short ride in the 307 today after the Redex trial.

    I'll let Brenno answer questions about accuracy... given its his car and all!

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    It seems the wee ol electric throttle body is a bit slow, so I was wondering if the cruise is a tad slow itself

    Off the top of my head, I've only had experience with one throttle by wire system with cruise and it was fantastic. Extremely smooth and very clever, it held the speed better than any other system I've ever come across.

    Then again, that particular manufacturer seemed to master the concept of throttle by wire a little better

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    tekkie:
    since I dont use the toll that often ......
    Don't you hate it when you don't use the toll that often and you have $100 tied up in your toll account because they just topped up your account Oh the cost of convenience. Imagine how much either the RTA or Eway/M5 Motorway is making in interest on the prepaid amounts for tolls.

    Sometimes it scares me how much you spend on the toll tag though - two $80 top-ups in one month (February - with all that Syd-Melb stuff!) was a big one. Quite amusing really - 6:30am Sydney Harbour Tunnel Lane 4, 7:00am, M5 Motorway Lane 16 Westbound, 3pm Melbourne Citylink Motorway one after the other on the bill

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    Must be time to buy shares in Hills Motorway or Transurban.

    I'm sure if you decide to head down here, the shares are going to shoot up

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    Bahahaha. It was right in front of me then

    *goes and pops bonnet for the 5th time tonight*

    Yep it's a Jan 03 model, so I was way off.

    I havn't tried the cruise much yet. I've only done less than 50 kms in it since we got it 2 weeks ago.

    I'm not sure how well it will work considering it is so damn gutless. In the mid to high rev range it goes fairly well but down low there is bugger all down there. The 306 can potter around in 4th or 5th around town if needed, whereas in the 307 I find you have to change gears an aweful lot. If the engine choice were mine, I would have bought the diesel for sure. But then again, I really couldn't see me voluntarily buying a 307. Great car and great value, but it's just not for me.

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    Sometimes I really wonder whether there's 90% of torque above 2000rpm

    95% above 3300, but it sure feels different up there than down at 2000.

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    macquered:
    I'm not sure how well it will work considering it is so damn gutless.
    Should be fine on the highway Brenno.. and that's the only place you should use cruise anyway. If the C3 can tackle Sydney-Noosa barely changing out of 5th at 100-120km/hr I can pretty safely say the 307 1.6 won't have any trouble either wink It would be sitting almost bang on peak torque at those speeds no doubt? I don't know the figures for that engine.

    Derek.

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    Pug307:
    Must be time to buy shares in Hills Motorway or Transurban.

    I'm sure if you decide to head down here, the shares are going to shoot up
    So now you're trying to PROFIT out of my trip down are you Justin? wink

    hehehe I'm sure we could come to some sort of profit-sharing arrangement yes? :p

    Derek.

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    We've got the same problem in the 307 XSi. Although that's because Andre mounted it under that black bit. I'll try it again with holding it up to the black bit tomorrow.
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    Must be those crappy Sydney tolling systems, we had them here first

    Designed by SAAB-Combitech, btw!

    Derek, who knows, a spin on the ASX, might recoup your fuel bill wink

    Just for the record

    Transurban is currently $4.96 up 7 cents
    Hills Motorway is currently $5.99 up 11 cents.

    Must be up on speculation that Derek is pondering a trip to Melbourne

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    DeKa:
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    I'm not sure how well it will work considering it is so damn gutless.
    Should be fine on the highway Brenno.. and that's the only place you should use cruise anyway. If the C3 can tackle Sydney-Noosa barely changing out of 5th at 100-120km/hr I can pretty safely say the 307 1.6 won't have any trouble either wink It would be sitting almost bang on peak torque at those speeds no doubt? I don't know the figures for that engine.

    Derek.
    At 110 you're probably around 3300 in the manual off the top of my head - you'd be at 3000 in the auto. That also happens to be where 95% of torque is (3300-5000). Manual feels much much faster than the auto.

    My 307 was super gutless when it was new, but it did have its exercise up and down hills and now it's just slow

    Give it a bit of time, drive with a bit of gusto and hopefully the engine will loosen up.

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    Pug307:
    Transurban is currently $4.96 up 7 cents
    Hills Motorway is currently $5.99 up 11 cents.

    Must be up on speculation that Derek is pondering a trip to Melbourne
    Yikes. Maybe I should be investing money in motorways *rather* than considering a trip down.

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    macquered:
    We got the cruise control price down to $300 from $800 as well.
    I thought it was always $300 on the Fly-By-Wire 307's (for those that didn't get it standard?)

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    Made it through the M2 and Bridge without a problem today. Held it up to the black bit on the right of the mirror.

    Still unimpressed with the 307 though.
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    I'm unimpressed as well.

    Lincoln, if we hadn't come from 306's....do you think our expectations would be different?

    Tried the E-tag on the black bit tonight, against the recommendations of the phone bitch......and it worked fine.

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    Interesting question.

    In short, the 307 is better than Mark IV Golf, no problem there. It handles better without a doubt. This is 307 XSi on 17s" versus Golf GTI on 16s and sports suspension, and the 307 is still better. What I don't like is the same vagueness (to Golf) to the clutch and the dull throttle response. I'm going to reserve the definitive pan of it until I have really driven it a lot. What I do know is Ford have built a damn good car in the ST170 compared to this. And I prefer driving the 1996 RAV4 that we still have in the house. Iscare myself saying such things
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