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Does anyone else find the sun visors pretty much non effective? It's like pulling open my glasses case......or do I have to wear shades and look like I'm a poser?
Those postage stamps that Alfa Romeo laughably labelled "sun visors"?
Yeah, they could have saved another 3/4 pounds by deleting these. In fact, a few members have inadvertently done just that!

I did put this solution on my pickup (bought it for the 4C, but didn't really like it there - your mileage may vary):


https://www.tacvisor.ca/?mid=9742714...SABEgJRFvD_BwE
(you can find them at "as seen on TV" stores or in discount shops over here)

It's a slightly better solution, but not brilliant either. At least it is cheap, and removable.
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The problem with sunglasses in the 4C is that there is no place to store them, unless you put one of those clips on the "visor".
Oh, wait, I just found a use for the stock "visor"!
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The problem with sunglasses in the 4C is that there is no place to store them, unless you put one of those clips on the "visor".
Oh, wait, I just found a use for the stock "visor"!
I see people with sunglasses stored on their head, maybe that's the look we need ? Although I know mine would keep falling off. However, I'm thinking of keeping the visors but adding an extra flip down flap. You know on Crocodile Dundee when he says "no, this is a knife" ? well I'll flip down an extra huge visor
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I see people with sunglasses stored on their head, maybe that's the look we need ? Although I know mine would keep falling off. However, I'm thinking of keeping the visors but adding an extra flip down flap. You know on Crocodile Dundee when he says "no, this is a knife" ? well I'll flip down an extra huge visor
I store my sunglasses on the steering column pushed up against the dash display. There is a slight gap between the two that matches the curve of the sunglasses where they fit like a glove. Occasionally the trip meter is covered. This may only work if the steering wheel is at a certain position.... I dont know. But they stay put and are hidden unless you look for them.
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Yay!! I worked all weekend to catch up and the weather was miserable so no hardship. Today I had lots of office work but needed to go into town so went in the 4C, the sun is shining and all is good for a Monday, I actually love city driving now I have my 4C, I even love it when the lights turn red as I approach, instead of trying to jump them I stop and it is such a great place to be...at the lights first in the queue. When they change its a good opportunity to demonstrate the noise and power of the car, very often lots of people are spectating too. It's great to own one of the best cars in the world.
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So we have hill holder which is useful on steep hills in traffic. I also love how the engine blips as you are slowing up and changing down (does it do this in manual mode? )

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Does anyone else's 4C sometimes make pressuring up sound after you have stopped and turned off and opened the door?

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Does anyone else's 4C sometimes make pressuring up sound after you have stopped and turned off and opened the door?
always...... and if you sit in twitch the door open and the key on it does it after a certain amount of time again and again. I am not 100% sure but my instinct is it is the fuel pressure keeping it primed. The BMW's M's run the pump upon waking up as when you unlock the door and open it prior to start up
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always...... and if you sit in twitch the door open and the key on it does it after a certain amount of time again and again. I am not 100% sure but my instinct is it is the fuel pressure keeping it primed. The BMW's M's run the pump upon waking up as when you unlock the door and open it prior to start up
That's good to know, although I couldn't see why it did it after stopping, when starting up yes but stopping?

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That's good to know, although I couldn't see why it did it after stopping, when starting up yes but stopping?
Whan I stop..... get out and close the door..... then open it again after a few it primes.

When you have been driving and shut the car off there will be a slightly distinct whine in the engine compartment and can be heard in the cabin, That is the turbo cooling pump circulating coolant after shut off to help cool down the turbo....
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