A driving thread

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Re: A driving thread

Postby Turbo » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:52 pm

She looked young. Sorta 18ish just passed look about her. I can't remember what car it was I was too busy bitching and whining about my drive back in a Fiesta van which had been limited to 70mph all the way from Doncaster. This was about 3:00pm 3 miles before the A42 turn off on the southbound carriageway.



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Re: A driving thread

Postby Jim » Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:56 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: A driving thread

Postby Fjar » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:24 pm

:lol:

Good thing it wasn't, then. :eyes:
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Re: A driving thread

Postby Turbo » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:09 pm

Ha, I did some spectacularly shitty things in Coventry last Friday. Id have given myself 12 points for the 30 car queue jump I did onto a roundabout. :lol:



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Re: A driving thread

Postby Jim » Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:22 pm

Turbo wrote:Ha, I did some spectacularly shitty things in Coventry last Friday. Id have given myself 12 points for the 30 car queue jump I did onto a roundabout. :lol:



What? I was in an Audi! :lol: :lol:


A46 Coventry bypass? Loads of opportunities to do that on there.
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Re: A driving thread

Postby Turbo » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:43 pm

Not entirely sure where I was. I just went down a left filter lane for a roundabout and cut the roundabout. I had been on the road for 12 hours and was at that point of fucking everyone over to get home asap. I am quite a respectful driver when I am in my own car.

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Re: A driving thread

Postby thehairyone » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:59 pm

That's because you normally drive a hairdryer.

I too do that with roundabout queues - many people don't realise that on busy roads you're supposed to use both lanes.
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Re: A driving thread

Postby Turbo » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:46 pm

Still not got any insurance to drive said hairdryer either. Ah it's a good little buggy, got me too and from Germany twice, I can't complain.



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Re: A driving thread

Postby thehairyone » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:31 pm

Friends suitcase wouldn't fit in the boot. After a considerable number of attempts we came up with an alternative: Drop the roof and wedge the suitcase between the folded roof and the seat headrests. That was a cold drive last night.
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Re: A driving thread

Postby Turbo » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:12 pm

Without trying to sound anorak, the 170bhp Skoda Superb I drove today was lovely. Full spec, apparently not that I tested it the sat nav had TV shit going on inside it. I was more interested in the 0 to [undisclosed speed], was pretty fucking nippy for a big car.

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Re: A driving thread

Postby Andy (Dr Sin) » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:41 pm

Don't let traffic stress you. I did.

Just had a stressful day at work, on the way home the traffic was abysmal - let it get to me, I'm a rush pulling on to the drive and scratched the car on the gate post. T cut should remove it, but it's a shit way to end a shite day.
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Re: A driving thread

Postby Turbo » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:17 pm

Strangest thing happened to my van today. It just completely lost power. Tried changing gears down and got nothing more out of it. Engine eventually stalls. Ill add it had a tenners worth of diesel in it. Did smell something burning which did smell electrical. Tried turning the engine on. Starts first time. No further issue/smells. Thing had only done 80 miles.

Ford's don't do breaking down very good.

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Re: A driving thread

Postby Jim » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:18 pm

Engine probably went into limp mode. Doing so that fresh isn't a good sign, I'd cart it off to service to get ECU codes read.
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Re: A driving thread

Postby kanet666 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:26 pm

Have to drive on the motorway for the first time tomorrow in a car I haven't been driving for very long and am still getting a feel for. Will be fun.
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Re: A driving thread

Postby Noodle » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:31 pm

Christ this thread still exists!?

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