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

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

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markymarkthree

1,470 posts

152 months

Thursday
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My favourite car that i have owned was a Montego Turbo 7-seater.yes

CoupeKid

540 posts

46 months

Thursday
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Back in the eighties my yuppie neighbours had a 911 and a 205Gti.

I couldn’t tell them apart from the engine noise.

McAndy

10,191 posts

158 months

Thursday
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I am fed up with my Octavia vRS now. I just want comfort and more space for the ever-growing kids. An EV estate/SUV would suit me just fine, if financially attainable.

In the meantime: I use Apple Maps, and it does just fine these days.

Giulia Jon

88 posts

Thursday
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LuS1fer said:
I also can't stand convertibles. They seem to be driven by old posers [nope]who like to have a red forehead[nope]. It's a faff taking the hood down[nope], keeping it clean [nope]and they always look worse than the saloon or coupe they are based on [nope , mine shared no panels with any other car ].
My brackets added above .

Fun police have been informed .

Mohammed 330d

4 posts

24 months

Thursday
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sidewinder500 said:
95% of my time behind the wheel I tend to drive like an old man, slowish and completely without any competitive edge towards other motorists

The other 5% are the complete opposite
I’m exactly the same 95% normal and then 5% go nuts when it’s safe to do so , and I’m 59

tedestrela

1 posts

Thursday
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I drive my Lamborghini in wellies. It's very easy to and it's a brilliant tractor.

SmokeyB

5 posts

18 months

Thursday
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tedestrela said:
I drive my Lamborghini in wellies. It's very easy to and it's a brilliant tractor.
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I drive my Cayman below the speed limit and do all my own servicing on it - it's just a car like any other - well, not like an allegro or a land crab obvs...

DuncanM

5,061 posts

260 months

Thursday
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Super Sonic said:
I keep a good space from the car in front. It a oids a lot of accelerating and braking. If someone pulls out of a junction into the space, well good for them, they're obviously in a hurry/ on the ball/ in a quick car.
If anyone cuts me up or pulls out in front of me, I don't take it personally. We all make mistakes.
Mitigating other drivers mistakes is what makes a good driver.
This is such a good post, I am very much of the same view smile

mms9966

2 posts

145 months

Thursday
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I let my chauffeur drive and I chill out in the back. The chauffeurs being either my sons or daughter

DuncanM

5,061 posts

260 months

Thursday
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Scoobydrew95 said:
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.
Very good, I am the same regarding beating the official figures.

Super Sonic

1,621 posts

35 months

Thursday
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DuncanM said:
This is such a good post, I am very much of the same view smile
Thanks :-)

rex

1,984 posts

247 months

Thursday
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jamie w said:
Feel cheated if the odometer is changing from eg 59999 to 60000 and I miss seeing it change biggrin

Even moreso if it's a 99999 to 100000
I had a car that rolled over to 222222 miles. I didn’t take a picture but took one at 222223 miles and sent it to my OCD mate.

He had to photoshop it for his own sanity. laugh

McAndy

10,191 posts

158 months

Thursday
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rex said:
jamie w said:
Feel cheated if the odometer is changing from eg 59999 to 60000 and I miss seeing it change biggrin

Even moreso if it's a 99999 to 100000
I had a car that rolled over to 222222 miles. I didn’t take a picture but took one at 222223 miles and sent it to my OCD mate.

He had to photoshop it for his own sanity. laugh
I stopped and snapped my old MR2 Roadster’s odometer when it ticked into 80085. Because I’m a grown up.

2u2r

20 posts

63 months

Thursday
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I agree with so many of the comments about slower less rubbered cars being more entertaining on our roads & HP not being the ultimate goal, I do get big engined cars for the thrill factor but there are so many times I have driven big HP cars that just feel dead below speeds that will still take your licence away if you dare to try them on a public highway that make them utterly pointless unless you do indeed track them.
I have done the Porsche experience trackdays a few times & would recommend them to anyone as they encourage you to exploit the cars if they feel comfortable, the last I done in a base Cayman manual rather than a GT whatever with PDK & the instructor was rather put out & said I was more like a frustrated rally driver than a racing driver, I thought that was mission accomplished ;-)

DuncanM

5,061 posts

260 months

Despite owning two lairy cars (Cerbera&GT86), I have no interest in going sideways, much prefer the feeling of rotation both cars give me.

Despite knowing they're great, I have no desire to own a Porsche.

Despite knowing they'd be fun to drive, I will never buy a hot hatch, because I don't like them aesthetically.

Ooh a good one, I like CVT gearboxes in my limited experience, and think they make good sense for most cars.

Despite the last statement, I have never purchased an automatic, and hopefully will stay in manual cars for as long as possible, planning to keep the current two indefinitely.

What The Deuces

509 posts

5 months

DuncanM said:
Very good, I am the same regarding beating the official figures.
I enjoy this immensely also.

I once drove from South Birmingham to Stoke via the shropshire a roads and managed 69.7mpg in a e91 320d.... miles above the official figures.

Gad-Westy

12,747 posts

194 months

I normally drive at 20mph through 20 limits. I sometimes even obey carpark speed limits. Judging by the enormous queues that sometimes form up behind me, I must be one of the only ones.

Tenuous to this thread I know but I have tried to watch all the classic Steve McQueen petrolhead movies and have found them all totally boring.

2 and 3 cylinder engines interest me.

I had a lot of fun driving a Smart FourTwo Diesel for 2 years. That 'slow car, fast' thing has a lot of merit.

I don't hate EV's but I think I might be one of the outliers on here in being quite neutral on the topic.

Don't care about traffic light grand prixs or which cars are theoretically faster than others. Some fast cars seem slow and some slow cars seem fast. As long as they amuse me in isolation, I'm happy.

Have never and will never understand why road cars are ever compared by lap times.

Not a fan of PH/club driving meet ups. Seems to bring out the worst driving in people.

I'm more interested in long, interesting road trips or adventures than trackdays or balls out road driving.

Related to the above, sometimes when going on holiday or a weekend away, I'm more excited about the journey than whatever we'll do at the destination.

I love the noise pause you get when you go under a bridge in a heavy rain shower. It's strangely satisfying.

Edited by Gad-Westy on Friday 23 September 11:31

DuncanM

5,061 posts

260 months

What The Deuces said:
I enjoy this immensely also.

I once drove from South Birmingham to Stoke via the shropshire a roads and managed 69.7mpg in a e91 320d.... miles above the official figures.
Nice, I've had 90mpg in a 208 1.6HDI as my best.

Hallmark of a good driver, but also a good test that the car is running well imo smile

I do also drive both my cars to 7krpm at times hehe

What The Deuces

509 posts

5 months

DuncanM said:
What The Deuces said:
I enjoy this immensely also.

I once drove from South Birmingham to Stoke via the shropshire a roads and managed 69.7mpg in a e91 320d.... miles above the official figures.
Nice, I've had 90mpg in a 208 1.6HDI as my best.

Hallmark of a good driver, but also a good test that the car is running well imo smile

I do also drive both my cars to 7krpm at times hehe
Its a great way of honing your anticipation so you're using the least amount of brake and throttle possible

Helical

176 posts

76 months

People think I know a lot about cars because I do most jobs myself. But really, without YouTube and forums I'd be entirely lost at sea!