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One of the new features we have now is a nice feature to tell you the meaning of acronyms. I think it can really help out everyone, newbies especially.

 

But, we need your help!

 

Please post up the ones you use in everyday life and in particular the ones you use on here. Try to keep them clean!

 

To give you an idea here are a few I've added to get started:

 

ABS

EBD

IMHO

TBH

 

If you post them up I will add them :)

 

:thankyou:

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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LOL = Laugh Out Loud

ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing

LMAO = Laughing My A$$ Off

ROFLMAO = Rolling On Floor Laughing My A$$ Off

AFAIK = As Far As I Know

 

BBK = Big Brake Kit

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OMG. Mark you obviously laugh a lot.

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Previous 2010 370Z Coupe GT Premium Connect Vibrant Red. My introduction to the world of Zed.

Previous 2014 370Z Nismo v2 Vibrant Red. Sold.

Current Range Rover Evoque Autobiography 2 litre petrol turbo 290bhp.

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Thanks folks :)

 

Keep 'em coming. Especially the car related ones!

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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I just thought of a good one:

 

NCS - Nissan Customer Services :lol:

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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So obvious but I'll mention them anyway 2WD and 4WD. :innocent: :innocent:

Previous 2010 370Z Coupe GT Premium Connect Vibrant Red. My introduction to the world of Zed.

Previous 2014 370Z Nismo v2 Vibrant Red. Sold.

Current Range Rover Evoque Autobiography 2 litre petrol turbo 290bhp.

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I have no idea what that means!

Neither have I.

Previous 2010 370Z Coupe GT Premium Connect Vibrant Red. My introduction to the world of Zed.

Previous 2014 370Z Nismo v2 Vibrant Red. Sold.

Current Range Rover Evoque Autobiography 2 litre petrol turbo 290bhp.

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I think he has too many F's It's should be ROFL LMFAO

 

Roll on the floor laughing. Laugh my Expletive A### off

07765 406665
Infiniti FX 30d premium - loved it but now gone
QX70d S Design and owner and lovin' it - Alas, she has now gone too

350Z Chilli Red 2006, with full Do-Luck Kit and still looks as good as new!
nissansportz.club Social Media - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram - Youtube

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So many F's! :lol:

 

I'll get these added some time over the next few days.

 

More car-related ones please! :)

 

VVEL ?

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

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POS :innocent:

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Previous 2010 370Z Coupe GT Premium Connect Vibrant Red. My introduction to the world of Zed.

Previous 2014 370Z Nismo v2 Vibrant Red. Sold.

Current Range Rover Evoque Autobiography 2 litre petrol turbo 290bhp.

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LSD = Limited slip diff

RWD = Rear wheel drive

WOT = Wide open throttle

 

 

Ill stick a few more up later :)

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Point Of Sale?

Along the same lines POE. Lateral thinking might be involved :shutup: :shutup:

Previous 2010 370Z Coupe GT Premium Connect Vibrant Red. My introduction to the world of Zed.

Previous 2014 370Z Nismo v2 Vibrant Red. Sold.

Current Range Rover Evoque Autobiography 2 litre petrol turbo 290bhp.

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ECU

ODBII? Saw this in another post and not sure what this stands for?

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4WD

Four Wheel Drive
Most cars are two-wheel drive, but driving all the wheels gives greater grip off-road or in snow and ice.

4WS

Four Wheel Steering
With four-wheel steering, the rear wheels are turned electronically to give extra stability and manoeuvrability.

A/wheels

Alloys (alloy wheels)
These are wheels made from aluminium alloy rather than steel. They’re lighter, tend to look better and they’re less likely to rust than steel ones; they cost more though.

A/C: Air con

Air-conditioning
This cools and dries the incoming air in your car to keep it comfortable in the Summer heat.

ABS

Anti-lock Braking System
ABS prevents total brake lock-up in emergency situations. It shortens the stopping distance but you can still keep control of the steering.

BHP

Brake Horse Power
This refers to the useable power that is generated by your engine. It’s one of the factors that influences car performance.

C/coded

Colour Coded

This is when the bumper and mirrors are the same colour as the bodywork of a car.

C/con

Cruise Control
This is a device that keeps your car at a selected speed without the need to have your foot on the accelerator.

C/L or CDL

Central Locking or Central Door Locking
Central locking allows you to unlock all your car doors at the turn of a key or the press of a button.

Clim/con or ECC

Electronic climate control automatically keeps your car at a preset temperature by either cooling or heating the incoming air.

CRS

Child Restraint System
This refers to a child's car seat, booster cushion or booster seat.

DVLA

The Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency
The Government agency responsible for maintaining registers of vehicles and drivers and also responsible for collecting car tax.

E/M

Electric Mirrors
External mirrors that can be adjusted from inside the car using an electric switch.

E/seats

Electric Seats
Seats that can be adjusted using an electric switch.

ESP

Electronic Stability Programme
This is a system which uses sensors to analyse a vehicle’s cornering stability, and if necessary the system will automatically reduce power and/or apply gentle braking to correct any under or over-steering. Modern sports cars typically have this feature.

ESR

Electric Sunroof
A sunroof is a glass panel in the roof of your car. If it’s electric then it can be opened electrically, rather than manually.

E/W

Electric Windows
Windows that you can open and close using an electric switch, rather than using a handle to wind them up and down manually.

FDSH

Full dealer service history
This is when the full service history shows that all the services have been carried out by a main dealer.

FFS/R

Factory Fitted Sunroof
A sunroof is a glass panel in the roof of your car. If it’s been factory fitted then it was fitted at the time of manufacture.

FSH

Full Service History
This is evidence of servicing according to the manufacturer's recommended service schedule along with MOT certificates, repair invoices and any other documents that relate to the work done on a car. This gives a full view of how a car has been used and maintained.

GC

Good Condition
A car that’s in good nick.

GPS

Global Positioning System
The use of satellite-generated information to establish a car’s exact position. This information forms the basis of Satellite navigation (Satnav) and Trackers.

H/L/W/W

Headlamp Wash Wipe
This clears your car’s headlamps for you.

H/seats

Heated Seats
These literally heat your car seats to keep you warm on cold Winter mornings.

ICE

In-Car Entertainment
Any entertainment equipment that’s fitted to your car such as car audio and car stereo equipment, CD and MP3 stereos, iPod kits and DVD players.

Immob

Engine immobiliser
An electronic device that stops your car from starting unless the proper key is used.

IRS

Independent Rear Suspension
This means that each rear wheel can move in isolation from the other wheel, rather than them both being attached to a shared axle. It can make handling the car easier as well as making it more comfortable.

LHD

Left-Hand Drive
Countries are either left-hand drive (LHD) or right-hand drive (RHD). This refers to the side of the car where the steering wheel is placed. The UK is right-hand drive and a left-hand drive car is one that’s been imported from a left-hand drive country.

LPG

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (fuelled)
This is an alternative fuel to petrol or diesel.

LWB

Long Wheel-base
A long wheelbase vehicle usually has more space inside.

MOD

Manual Over-Drive
This is the highest gear in the gear system of a manual car. It allows the engine to operate at a lower RPM for a particular speed, as a result the car uses less petrol.

MOT

Ministry of Transport Test
An annual test required of most vehicles in the UK over 3 years old to prove their safety and roadworthiness.

MPV

Multi Purpose Vehicle
More commonly referred to as a people carrier. It is a large family car with lots of space inside and the option to move the seats around.

ONO and OVNO

Or Near Offer, Or Very Near Offer
This term is most often used with the price of a used or second-hand item that’s for sale. It means the seller is open to negotiation, but doesn’t want to go much below their asking price.

P/x or P/ex

Part exchange
This is when you give goods as part payment for a more expensive item. Often when you buy a new car from a dealer you have the option of trading in your old car as part payment.

PAB

Power Assisted Braking
Many braking systems are 'assisted' so that the pressure you apply with your foot on the brake is magnified by a special device fitted to the car.

PAS

Power Assisted Steering
Steering that is powered either electrically or by a hydraulic system.

PDM

Power Door Mirrors
See E/M

REV

Revolutions
This refers to the revolutions per second within the vehicle engine, increased by using the accelerator. Hence the phrase "revving the engine".

RDS

Radio Data System
This is a standard system used to send small amounts of information using the FM frequency. It allows a radio to display such information as station name, time and song information.

RHR

Rear Head Rests
The head rests positioned above the back seats.

RPM

Revolutions Per Minute
This refers to the number of revolutions per minute.

RWD

Rear Wheel Drive
A vehicle in which the power is fed to the rear wheels rather than the front wheels.

SIPS

Side Impact Protection System
This term refers to the safety features in a vehicle that have been included in order to reduce the possibility of injury to passengers, or damage to the vehicle, upon impact from the side.

SatNav

Satellite Navigation System
The use of satellite-generated information to establish a car’s exact position and then provide the driver with mapping and directions. See also Global Positioning System (GPS).

SUV

Sports Utility Vehicle
A vehicle that combines the passenger capacity of a people carrier with significant towing capacity and off road capability.

TC

Traffic collision
Term used as an alternative to "accident".

TG

Top Gear
The highest gear available in a vehicle, typically fifth or sixth gear.

TDi

Turbocharged Direct Injection
Technology produced by Volkswagen for modern diesel engines, which aims to generate better engine performance and reduced emissions.

TNT

Taxed and tested
A phrase used in car adverts to make it clear that the car is taxed and has also passed its MOT test.

TP

Target Price
This is an achievable price that you should aim for prior to purchasing a car. Setting a target price gives you something to aim for through your negotiation.

TW

Tinted Windows
Windows which have been coloured in order to restrict the glare of the sun and to increase privacy within the vehicle.

V5

The certificate issued once a vehicle has been officially registered with the DVLA. You must inform the DVLA of both your personal and the key vehicle details as soon as you become the legal owner of a vehicle. This certificate is then issued.

VGC

Very good condition
A car that’s in fantastic nick.

VIN

Vehicle Identification Number
A number used to uniquely identify a vehicle. This is different to the registration number and consists of 17 characters.

VTEC

Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control
Essentially this is a technology Honda have developed to increase the power of an engine while also increasing fuel efficiency.

WLC

Whole Life Cost
The cost of running a vehicle for a defined period of time, taking into account depreciation, running costs, servicing and all other expenses.

WO

Write off
A term used to describe a vehicle which is worth less than the costs of the repairs required in order to make it road worthy. The term is commonly used after a vehicle has been in an accident.

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Phew! Well that gave me a lot to sort out!

 

I think I have most of those now, but keep them coming.

 

I've added a few more you might find along the way ;)

'A standard limited edition Yellow 370Z* with a plethora of minor bespoke mods'

*one of 40 don't you know!

gallery_245_77_177171.png

 

WARNING - DO NOT TRUST NavTool WITH YOUR MONEY

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