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Old 05-02-2000, 02:33 PM   #1
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I wish Saturn offered the white face gauges as an option on all their cars!
I have a white 01 sc2 that would look so cool.

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Old 05-02-2000, 07:17 PM   #2
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Not me. I'll repeat my comment from another thread. Have you ever had the misfortune of sitting in a classroom where they installed one of those WHITE chalkboards that they wrote on with BLACK chalk? Ever have the added misfortune of not sitting in the front row in said classroom? Black on white is POOR for visibility - there's nothing that beats white on black guages.

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Old 05-03-2000, 06:06 PM   #3
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Yes, white face gauges look cool. But as Saturnmeister had said, they're a pain to read. Actually, the white face gauges are as easy to read as the black face gauges in cloudy weather or with the sun facing your face. But if the sun is coming from behind you or from the side, man, good luck reading those numbers!

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Old 05-03-2000, 11:47 PM   #4
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How about those blue backlits in VW's. I think those are cool. I have red backlits in my Audi and they look almost as cool, are easy to read, and red (and green) light don't disrupt your nightvision like white light does.

How about backlit gauges where there are red and blue lights back there and you can switch between blue, red, or turn them both on and have purple.

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Old 05-08-2000, 07:34 PM   #5
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From my rental car experience, I find the white faced gauges *horible* for night driving. I drive with my dash light all the way down (what a responsible car company Saturn is - I can't turn them off!), and in cars with white gauges even the slightest amount of dashlight is like having little moons under the dash. Now if they made a set that faded from white to black at night (some kind of anti-phoporescent) _that_ you be awesome.

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Old 05-08-2000, 10:57 PM   #6
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Nissan's white-face gauges turn to black at night. Very cool. I could live with those as long as it didn't get too sunny during the daytime. For showcar looks, the white face gauges would be great. For practicality, I think I'll pass. However, at least Nissan addressed the night issue by letting the gauges reverse colors. I think I'd go blind with four bright white circles glaring at me in night driving.

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Old 05-08-2000, 11:51 PM   #7
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I think its the Dogde Stratus series that I've rented with white gauges. The whole gauge turns an auzure blue color (think old GM car stereo LED color) under the dashlights. Very disturbing.

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Old 05-09-2000, 07:54 AM   #8
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Visibility, schmizability! I want this:

http://www.revlimiter.net/pics/gauges.html

Scroll down the page to where he turns on the dash lights at night!

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