406S?

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PeterN
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406S?

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Hi folks

What does the 'S' signify on a 406 S?

Thanks, Peter.

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Did you mean on the last few models 2003/2004?

In the end you could get an S an SE and the Exec.

The S was fairly basic, white dials, grey dash inserts rather than "wood", chrome door handles and a few bits, sporty-looking seats, 16" alloys and a couple of exterior chrome trims.

The SE added Half Leather and Shat Nav?

The Exec offered nothing it hadn't already really apart from perhaps the "David Dickinson" leather option?

I R prepared to be corrected though.
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I think welly's pretty much right there, but I thought the Rapier was the bargain basement version, S a bit plusher, SE was more or less an exec, but with half leather and lacking the seat memory - not sure about the crap nav tho.
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Re: 406S?

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I think the late S's had nav aswell,the last one I bought did anyway.
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I think the excellent* Sat-Nav system was an optional extra, there seems no pattern to which models have it......

I have seen GLX with and without, also SE without and an S with..???
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I recently bought a 53 plate S estate just to sell on and was surprised to see the Sat Nav fitted,it was a one owner car and according to the owner it was a demonstrator so perhaps that's why it had it (didn't work though!) but it did have a crystal clear C display though!
2011 "11" Mondeo TXS est 200ps in Grey
2003 "53" 110 hdi Executive Estate in Diablo Red
2001 "51" BMW 530i sport in Black
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Crystal clear display, hope you posted armed guards round it for protection...... :supafrisk:
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It's in a safety deposit box in a bank vault. Actually it's on the shelf in the garage and I don't know whether to sell it or keep it as a spare for my car which also has a totally clear display,at the moment.
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2003 "53" 110 hdi Executive Estate in Diablo Red
2001 "51" BMW 530i sport in Black
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1994 "M" Kawasaki Zephyr 1100
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My first 52-plate exec didn't have sat nav, this one has - it's never really worked, but it does have a near perfect type C display, (with added cooling fan). 8)
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Re: 406S?

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Is it the heat that knackers them up then?
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Not really sure, the theory is keeping it cooler can't do any harm and may help.
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Re: 406S?

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Thanks for that. They don't appear to have electric seats, do you know if they and the other models have the wiring for them?

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Re: 406S?

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Doggy wrote:Not really sure, the theory is keeping it cooler can't do any harm and may help.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=21940
VERY impressive solution there chap, I missed that before.
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I've said this before, but my money is on moisture rather than heat as a cause of lines, of course the fan will help with that as well, drawing air over it and reducing the amount left to settle overnight.

I purchased a perfect c display in the summer, it was fine all summer, but and at the minute when I get in the car I'm missing lines. after a while they return when the air dries out. (i only use the car infrequently as I work from home)

The ghosting in the corners mind is definitely heat related...
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Re: 406S?

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Oh, is yours haunted too? :shock:
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