Ditched Ferrari

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SidewaysSi

5,791 posts

180 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Europa1 said:
yonex said:
Chestrockwell said:
Taken out of context, I meant to say that in my 9....no point explaining.

Mr Mike 335i, admit it, you’re just mad that I possess the undisputed hot hatch king, I wear the crown to the Nurburgring
No. Please try. It’s fascinating.
Yes, I'd like to hear too
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Me too.

Athlon

3,787 posts

152 months

Tuesday 8th October
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SidewaysSi said:
Europa1 said:
yonex said:
Chestrockwell said:
Taken out of context, I meant to say that in my 9....no point explaining.

Mr Mike 335i, admit it, you’re just mad that I possess the undisputed hot hatch king, I wear the crown to the Nurburgring
No. Please try. It’s fascinating.
Yes, I'd like to hear too
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Me too.
I am interested as well

Caddyshack

1,498 posts

152 months

Tuesday 8th October
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This thread reminds me of an argument I had on the TT forum on Fb. A bloke slid in the ice and bent his wheel, a poster responded that he must have a fault as his 4wd TT should not have slid on ice. I tried to explain that 4wd is a traction device and would not help braking on ice....it really kicked off as they could not comprehend that a 4wd is no better than 2wd at cornering and it is just the contact patch of the tyre. They thought that a spinning tyre would go away if you added more throttle.

It seems 4wd has some excellent marketing myths.

SidewaysSi

5,791 posts

180 months

Tuesday 8th October
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For some people it is the fault of everyone or everything else...Quite pathetic really.

Chestrockwell

1,946 posts

103 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Athlon said:
SidewaysSi said:
Europa1 said:
yonex said:
Chestrockwell said:
Taken out of context, I meant to say that in my 9....no point explaining.

Mr Mike 335i, admit it, you’re just mad that I possess the undisputed hot hatch king, I wear the crown to the Nurburgring
No. Please try. It’s fascinating.
Yes, I'd like to hear too
.
Me too.
I am interested as well
I wasn’t saying I’ve been on the road 9 years implying that I am massively experienced, I meant, in my 9 years of driving, I’ve owned over a dozen cars and only the BMW’s were a bit sketchy in the wet. Not discrediting the brand as BMW is my favourite manufacturer!

Hungrymc

4,153 posts

83 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Caddyshack said:
It seems 4wd has some excellent marketing myths.
Does it cancel out the RWD BMWs are impossible in the wet myth?

I'm not sure if its marketing or just some people extrapolating a poor fundamental understanding to a daft conclusion?

yonex

15,270 posts

114 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Chestrockwell said:
I wasn’t saying I’ve been on the road 9 years implying that I am massively experienced, I meant, in my 9 years of driving, I’ve owned over a dozen cars and only the BMW’s were a bit sketchy in the wet. Not discrediting the brand as BMW is my favourite manufacturer!
But you’ve already said you were driving too fast with worn tyres and ‘didn’t understand physics at the time’? How is that an issue with BMW, it’s like hating a brand because you drive a Subaru....erm. Besides that, you already know you’re right? Can you not see how this looks?

Zarco

12,475 posts

155 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Mike335i said:
Chestrockwell said:
...just want to say that I’m right in this case and everyone else is in denial, I’ve been on the road for 9 years...
Surely this needs to be on a T Shirt. Beats 'check my garage mug' by a country mile!
I'm rather fond of Chest's opening gambit:

'If one person can talk about aquaplaning, it’s going to be me'

laugh

citizensm1th

5,127 posts

83 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Hungrymc said:
Does it cancel out the RWD BMWs are impossible in the wet myth?
They are fkers on a snowy driveway though getmecoat

Hungrymc

4,153 posts

83 months

Tuesday 8th October
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citizensm1th said:
They are fkers on a snowy driveway though getmecoat
I did get an old E46 M3 stuck in the .... frost ... once :-)

And also put a Discovery 3 through s hedge on a snowy afternoon :-)

They're all ste.... or maybe, just maybe its me ?

Roo

11,300 posts

153 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Chestrockwell said:
I wasn’t saying I’ve been on the road 9 years implying that I am massively experienced, I meant, in my 9 years of driving, I’ve owned over a dozen cars and only the BMW’s were a bit sketchy in the wet. Not discrediting the brand as BMW is my favourite manufacturer!
You really don't understand that you have no idea what you're talking about, do you?

I'll be the first to admit I don't know anywhere near everything about driving/car control as I've only been driving RWD for 35 years in normal driving and not competitively like some people replying to you but even I know you're spouting bks.

Caddyshack

1,498 posts

152 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Hungrymc said:
Caddyshack said:
It seems 4wd has some excellent marketing myths.
Does it cancel out the RWD BMWs are impossible in the wet myth?

I'm not sure if its marketing or just some people extrapolating a poor fundamental understanding to a daft conclusion?
I expect some people move from their normal car (fwd) to a BMW and run out of talent creating a myth, it is like the 911 being tail happy....the one car I would pick to show off sideways control is an early 3.2, they are so forgiving and easy to slide but put an inexperienced driver in one they do not convert well to the change in dynamic and weight transfer....

Chestrockwell

1,946 posts

103 months

Tuesday 8th October
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Roo said:
Chestrockwell said:
I wasn’t saying I’ve been on the road 9 years implying that I am massively experienced, I meant, in my 9 years of driving, I’ve owned over a dozen cars and only the BMW’s were a bit sketchy in the wet. Not discrediting the brand as BMW is my favourite manufacturer!
You really don't understand that you have no idea what you're talking about, do you?

I'll be the first to admit I don't know anywhere near everything about driving/car control as I've only been driving RWD for 35 years in normal driving and not competitively like some people replying to you but even I know you're spouting bks.

AlexRS2782

5,606 posts

159 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Scottie - NW said:
What a great thread, but I'm so disappointed we are so far in and I can't see if anyone has checked if it was leased yet?
Do you mean the Ferrari in the OP, ChestRockwell's M25 spinning BMW, or Eric's impossible to crash uber Scoobie confused

There's so many different cars being discussed now it's hard to keep track hehegetmecoat

Byker28i

19,794 posts

163 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Kubevoid said:
If you are overly concerned over aquaplaning you really want a car with slimmer tyres with deep tread to allow the water out of the channels.

If you are concerned about losing grip and control in the wet you want AWD and possibly traction control.

If your skills are a concern you really don't want daft power, RWD, wide tyres. So perhaps an M4 or similar isn't the most cunning plan.
Wasn't the old myth that the best car in snow was a morris minor because of the skinny tyres (and lack of power).

Dave.

5,628 posts

199 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Caddyshack said:
it is like the 911....
But Jeremy Clarkson said.....

hehe


AlexRS2782 said:
uber Scoobie confused
rofl

Thesprucegoose

19,266 posts

141 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Byker28i said:
Wasn't the old myth that the best car in snow was a morris minor because of the skinny tyres (and lack of power).
I had an Citroen ax that was unstoppable in the snow.

InitialDave

5,629 posts

65 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Byker28i said:
Wasn't the old myth that the best car in snow was a morris minor because of the skinny tyres (and lack of power).
I'd imagine a couple of bags of sand in the back would be of benefit, but that doesn't sound too mythical to me. Of its contemporaries, it probably is quite good.

Original Fiat Panda 4x4s are still one of the most disproportionately capable winter cars I've driven.

rockin

6,909 posts

191 months

Wednesday 9th October
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InitialDave said:
I'd imagine a couple of bags of sand in the back would be of benefit
How would carrying £2,000 in used notes improve grip?

Mike Brewer

InitialDave

5,629 posts

65 months

Wednesday 9th October
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rockin said:
How would carrying £2,000 in used notes improve grip?

Mike Brewer
You could change it for four monkeys. They'll help dig you out.