Tell us your driving secret - it's safe with us

Tell us your driving secret - it's safe with us

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Heathwood

2,200 posts

183 months

Wednesday 14th September
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Whilst car mags always go on about seats not going low enough and the virtues of a lower slung driving position / centre of gravity etc, I crank my seat up high, almost regardless of the car and the fact I’m nearly 6ft. Just prefer it that way.

neil1jnr

1,407 posts

136 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I like driving my automatic diesel and wouldn't change it for a manual petrol.

When I overtake i do it in a gear under 2k rpm if possible to ride the wave of torque. I also like the way it sounds.







Edited by neil1jnr on Wednesday 14th September 13:58

PartsMonkey

290 posts

118 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I listen to Netflix, iPlayer, Prime Video etc. when driving. I find my film, tv show, documentary etc. and start it playing, then throw my phone in the glovebox and set off. Its surprising how many films and shows don't need the visual side of things for you to follow the story. It's like listening to an audiobook that doesn't take 19 hours to finish.

Scoobydrew95

11 posts

Wednesday 14th September
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I really quite enjoy seeing how high I can get my fuel consumption.
It's an absolute must that i can improve upon manufacturers figures.

simon_harris

46 posts

15 months

Wednesday 14th September
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donkmeister said:
I get annoyed when another road user steals the karma I was going to get. For instance, two cars need to be helped out of a junction, the driver in front lets both out... It makes no difference to where I am in the queue but that bd just stole the karma I would have earned from letting the second car out. Hopefully he'll experience karmic vengeance for stealing my good karma.
HA - that annoys me too!

though I do like it when you see stereotypical tropes (ie white Van man/Max power corsa) doing the letting out.

Inspire

80 posts

160 months

Wednesday 14th September
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Despite lots of people banging on about how much better the 1250gs engine is over the old 1200, I can’t tell the difference or feel the supposed extra power/torque.

Thanks

Rob

M1C

1,475 posts

92 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I really, really hate those "moon" wheel covers.

I don't mind the ones that cover just the hubs, as OEM on older cars...but i HATE the full size covers that i sometimes see now, both on new and old stuff.

Absolutely VILE.

Gecko1978

7,171 posts

138 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I am looking forward to self driving cars

Prohibiting

1,598 posts

99 months

Wednesday 14th September
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If someone cuts me up, I honestly don’t care.

I enjoy cycling short journeys to the shops instead of the car.

I think I prefer softer cars instead of hard suspension.

Cruise control, leather seats, and good A/C are all important considerations.

Fully electric cars are starting to peak my interests (the new Peugeot e-208 in blue looks fantastic).

satfinal

2,152 posts

143 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I drive most of my motorway time at 60-65mph boxedin

HustleRussell

22,129 posts

141 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I've taken to coasting in neutral in certain specific circumstances, i.e. when there is no need to maintain speed but no need to slow down significantly for a long stretch. I know that even my primitive old 5-series completely cuts fuel when coasting over a certain engine speed but the six-pot also generates a lot of engine braking and I am convinced that I'm saving fuel on long coasts. The difference in deceleration between coasting in gear and coasting in neutral is massive.

Deranged Rover

1,997 posts

55 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I got ferried around in a Tesla Model 3 last weekend.

I really, really liked it.

GetCarter

28,497 posts

260 months

Wednesday 14th September
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None of my Range Rovers have ever broken down.

Sorry to disappoint.

5s Alive

703 posts

15 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I told the instructor that I could lap Thruxton faster in my own car than in the Cayman. I didn't tell him it was a Prius.

yellowbentines

4,971 posts

188 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I love driving vans, and will avoid paying delivery charges on furniture etc so that I can have an excuse to hire a van for a day (even although it'll cost me more in the end and take up more of my time).

Bear-n

1,402 posts

63 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I think I'm the only person that does this, but if I'm at a T-junction and going a separate way to someone else waiting there, I'll hold slightly back so my car doesn't block their view of traffic that they're look for a gap in.

I also then get irrationality annoyed when people don't do it for me silly

I also never use the horn. What's the point.

tinyboytim

102 posts

36 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I slow down for butterflys.

OMITN

1,193 posts

73 months

Wednesday 14th September
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My aging parents live 175 miles away, the most direct route to them being through North and West Wales on some glorious driving roads.

I used to have a Leon Cupra that was ideal for dispatching that journey. But now I no longer have that car it’s spoiled the journey for me now - neither of our cars are quick enough for the swift, safe overtaking the Leon permitted. Consequently I resent the journey, even though (1) I won’t be doing it forever and (2) it’s magnificent whatever the time of year and (3) I actually normally enjoy cruising along….


Fastchas

2,406 posts

102 months

Wednesday 14th September
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satfinal said:
I drive most of my motorway time at 60-65mph boxedin
This is me now. Get on and set the cruise.
It really winds up the missus on the 3hr journey to the south coast. It would only knock about 15mins off if i did 70mph anyway.
And I really like to keep her informed in my MPG that the car is achieving smile

Blib

39,846 posts

178 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I much prefer driving our Panda Cross to the Abarth 595 that preceded it.