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Which do use the most?

  • Only look at the Digital

    Votes: 219 90.9%
  • Only look at the Analog

    Votes: 7 2.9%
  • Both equally

    Votes: 8 3.3%
  • What's a speedo? I don't need no stinkin' speedo.

    Votes: 7 2.9%
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Just a fun, silly and pointless topic.

It's an odd thing to have 2 different speedo's in a car but I understand it wouldn't look fluid without the 3rd semi-oval in the display but I NEVER use the analog speedo as digital is easier and in a better spot.

I do LOVE that the tach is dead center. It's the first time I've had a car where I use the tach so much.
 

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Same as you - digital 100% of the time.
 

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Always the digital speedo - the analogue requires too much brain to work out the speed!!
Better to put a picture in there of "my precious"! :)
 

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digital - the analog speedo is wasted space, Porsche should have placed an oil temp & pressure instead.
 

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digital - the analog speedo is wasted space, Porsche should have placed an oil temp & pressure instead.
There you go. Good call.

Even some indicators like gears, open hatches or doors, etc. etc. Enough room to put a lot of things in there.
 

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Just a fun, silly and pointless topic.

It's an odd thing to have 2 different speedo's in a car but I understand it wouldn't look fluid without the 3rd semi-oval in the display but I NEVER use the analog speedo as digital is easier and in a better spot.

I do LOVE that the tach is dead center. It's the first time I've had a car where I use the tach so much.
Agreed. Never use the other as the markings on it are not useful when driving to UK speed limits.
 

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Since everyone looks primarily at the digital, why not replace the analog gauge with a dual gauge that reads oil pressure and oil temp...... oh now we wouldn't want to do something as logical as that. Seriously in some markets there may be a requirement that an analog "speedo" be present.
 

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I'd never had a digital speedo before, so during my test drives I naturally looked at the analoge; but now it's digital 100%.
 

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Always digital because it is closer to the tacho.

Waiting for Porsche to figure out how to project the tacho, speedo and nav system onto the windshield as a halogram. I believe BMW now does this.
 

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The analog speedometer is so compressed the resolution makes it useless. The width of the needle makes your reading +- 5mph. Digital all the time.
 

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digital - the analog speedo is wasted space, Porsche should have placed an oil temp & pressure instead.
+1

And the original price guide for the 2009 (Gen II's) CLAIMED they would have gauges for oil temp & pressure. One reason I waited for the 2009.
 

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oh wait wait....stop the presses...stop the presses...our cars have not one but two speedometers...and all this time I thought the analog speedometer was my heartrate - seems logical because the faster I go the higher the my heartrate - especially being chased by the cops.....learn something new all the time...
 

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There is an analog speedo? J/K. I RARELY look at it. If it wasn't there, I wouldn't miss it.
 

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digital - the analog speedo is wasted space, Porsche should have placed an oil temp & pressure instead.
+1 on that.

I've looked at the analog from time to time out of curiosity but the scale doesn't lend itself to easy reading. This from a guy who typically prefer analog readouts because they don't require actual reading to know where they're at.

I for one would hate a tach that simply read numbers like the digital speedo.
 

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I only look at the analogue to wonder what the designers were thinking by sticking it in a small corner where it is near undecipherable.
 

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digital - the analog speedo is wasted space, Porsche should have placed an oil temp & pressure instead.
Adding yet another +1
 

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Ditto, never use the analogue one.

In the new Panamera they have done something very cool. One of the dials is a colour screen which can show various things, including the sat nav map. This would be a much better use of the space.
 
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