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I am having a hard time adjusting to the fact that the speedo's numbers are in odd tens (10, 30, 50, ...) instead of even (20, 40, 60 ...). I always have to look twice to be sure I read the right speed. I looked at a comparison of the Abarth Spider and the Miata and both cars had speedometer in even tens.
Is everybody else' speedo like mine?
 

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I didn't realize that til you pointed it out. I had thought it was hard to pick up on what speed I was traveling, now I understand why.
 

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I PREFER the 124 Spider speedo....wish more cars had it that way. I can't stand even 20s....almost ever car has it that way that it annoys me.
 

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So I thought I had a solution when I saw 75 mph next to the temperature in the info screen as that was the speed I was traveling. It wasn't till later that I noticed the cruise control icon next to it - the speed was the set point for cruise control.

Is there a tweak, or can the dealer program that display area to show actual speed without the cruise control icon when the cruise control is off? This question applies to ND owners as well. That is wasted space when cruise is off.
 

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I'll add that I don't like the scale of the speedometer. Since 25% of the area is blank all the numbers are needlessly close together. Also, typically highway speeds on a speedometer are near the 12 o'clock position, not near 9 o'clock. The whole thing is just hard to read. The temp gauge sucks as well.

However, they knocked it out of the park with that tach, so it sort of evens out.

Greg
 
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