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

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

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What The Deuces

509 posts

5 months

Wednesday 14th September
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T6 vanman said:
I've never thought to criticise Mrs T6's poor driving ... I just keep it bottled up inside as my little secret boxedin
The secret to a happy marriage.

What The Deuces

509 posts

5 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I have more fun driving slower run of the mill cars, especially manuals

Horses who look frightened to death on busy roads make me angry with the rider ( even though I pass as slowly and wide as possible)

I love an automatic saloon with a big diesel engine. The best combination for continental travel unless you are wealthy and can afford to run a big engined Bentley, Rolls Royce etc

I prefer cars from the early 2000's when bluetooth was a thing but touchscreens and idrive and other big screens weren't a thing
Give me a set of dials, climate control, heated seats and bluetooth connection and thats all i want.




DickyC

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43,505 posts

179 months

Wednesday 14th September
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What The Deuces said:
I have more fun driving slower run of the mill cars, especially manuals

Horses who look frightened to death on busy roads make me angry with the rider ( even though I pass as slowly and wide as possible)

I love an automatic saloon with a big diesel engine. The best combination for continental travel unless you are wealthy and can afford to run a big engined Bentley, Rolls Royce etc

I prefer cars from the early 2000's when bluetooth was a thing but touchscreens and idrive and other big screens weren't a thing
Give me a set of dials, climate control, heated seats and bluetooth connection and thats all i want.
And self-cancelling indicators.

oldagepensioner

70 posts

9 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I like to make allowances for learner drivers after all we have all been there and as such the last thing you need is harassment from some knob who passed his test a year or two ago and thinks he is gods gift to motoring especially as god does not exist but that is the subject of another argument.I passed my test nearly fifty years ago and freely admit to developing bad and lazy habits in that time by the way.

DickyC

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43,505 posts

179 months

Wednesday 14th September
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oldagepensioner said:
I like to make allowances for learner drivers after all we have all been there and as such the last thing you need is harassment from some knob who passed his test a year or two ago and thinks he is gods gift to motoring especially as god does not exist but that is the subject of another argument.I passed my test nearly fifty years ago and freely admit to developing bad and lazy habits in that time by the way.
It's always fascinated me that when alumni of the God's Gift School of Motoring are in a blinding rush and consider that you have slowed them down, they suddenly have enough time to slow right down to impede your progress. You weren't really in a hurry after all, were you?

GT03ROB

11,750 posts

202 months

Wednesday 14th September
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deckster said:
GT03ROB said:
I can't tell the difference between RWD & FWD
Be careful who you say that to. I admitted to that a few years back and was ridiculed for months.

(I still can't, btw)
It's Ok most of them can't tell either, they just won't admit it!

I've got 2 FWD, 2 RWD, 2 4WD, can swap between them & still not really know the difference unless I really think about it.

john_1983

1,311 posts

129 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I think heated seats are pointless. And I live in Aberdeenshire.

Triumph Man

8,009 posts

149 months

Wednesday 14th September
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Fastchas said:
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
In my old E39 530 I'd be cruising at 90+, but in my Disco, it's much happier at 65-70. I won't impede anyone though - I'm not one of "those" people.

Pica-Pica

10,866 posts

65 months

Wednesday 14th September
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neil1jnr said:
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
That’s normally my naughty secret, but, do you know what?, I overtook today using a full 5k rpm in a diesel auto. The 6-cylinders sounded great. I’m sitting down with a damp flannel on my face to diminish the ecstasy I felt.

My other secret is that I think whether I need to indicate or not - it makes the ‘mirror’ phase purposeful.

Klippie

2,283 posts

126 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I have a terrible need to overtake things.

Mars

7,910 posts

195 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I love SUVs - the bigger the better - but the running costs have finally got to me so I have ordered an EV and I can hardly wait for its delivery (it's not an SUV either).

Bear-n said:
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 do this - conscious that by driving an SUV, I'm already hated by a large number of other road users.

Johnniem

2,557 posts

204 months

Wednesday 14th September
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Having had both types of gearboxes, I preferred the PDK, flappy paddle, version of the Porsche (Cayman) more than the manual version I had. There, I said it...

Hoofy

73,728 posts

263 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I don't think I have anything new to add.

I prefer auto to manual. (And I still love driving. Used to swear by manual but after 10-15 years of getting stuck in rush hour traffic, I've finally succumbed.)
I tend to sit at 60 in the slow lane of the motorway. Even in the fun car.
I like those ugly Mercedes Sports Coupés.
I like ditchfinder tyres.
I haven't serviced one of my cars in over 2 years.

Muzzer79

6,851 posts

168 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I like my electronic handbrake - had them on all of my recent cars, they're a great invention.

I haven't exceeded an indicated 80mph in over a year, apart from a work trip abroad in a hire car that involved a de-restricted autobahn.




Roger Irrelevant

2,259 posts

94 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I don't really care what a car weighs.

Roguexcess

149 posts

29 months

Wednesday 14th September
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Italy this summer driving back late at night I powerslide around a turn engine screaming to see a policeman rushing out in the middle of the road to pull me over. I swerve to miss and floor it. No chance he was catching up by the time got back in his car

FA57REN

980 posts

36 months

Wednesday 14th September
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thewarlock said:
I've gotten lazy, having 'upgraded' from a 350Z to a 370Z, and never heel and toe by myself anymore, as the car does it for you, and gets it perfect every time.
Pedantically, the car rev-matches for you.

Heel and toeing is a superset of rev-matching.

malaccamax

1,047 posts

212 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I like adaptive cruise control. And lane keep. And the tech that reads roads signs and slows the car down automatically when the limit reduces.
It doesn't always work. But it works well enough to make it all very relaxing. Looking forward to an auto (modern acc and manuals don't really mix)

ScotHill

2,041 posts

90 months

Wednesday 14th September
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When I change lanes on a motorway I'm quite pleased with myself if I manage to avoid rumbling over a cat's eye.

If I'm bored as a passenger in a car I squeeze my thumb and forefinger together like a trigger whenever a tree/lamppost lines up exactly with the rear view mirror/A-pillar, as if I'm playing some very basic shoot 'em up video game.

BrickCounter

95 posts

43 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I sometimes listen to Roxette in the car while driving by myself!