A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby les » Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:40 pm

You guess wrong then :D --- I've had one for 15 years and yes I give it the boot on the odd occasion but still respect my fellow road users.


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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby MarkyB » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:10 am

My driving doesn't suddenly deteriorate when I'm in my Mercedes.

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby POMMReg » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:38 am

Wasn't the RMS Teutonic the liner that DID avoid the iceberg?

One of the first to introduce "3rd Class" passengers.

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby John Naylor » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:14 pm

My first car in the 60's was an Austin 7 with rope brakes and it taught me to keep a safe distance and be very alert.
For my son's first car in the 90's I bought a Mk1 A40 Farina (hydro-mechanical brakes) and he learnt to keep a safe distance.
He recently changed his car and left the old one for Dad to dispose of. WHAT? Audi Quattro Turbo 6 speed 180bhp! It is a car for hooligans but I have thoroughly enjoyed thrashing around in it BUT without inconveniencing other road users. They are so capable and insulated from reality it is easy to see why their drivers get such a reputation. Great to get back in the Minor though, much more grin factor!
Incidentally, I passed my IAM many years ago (in a classic) and recently decided I needed to update myself so joined the local ROSPA group. After several free Sunday morning sessions with ROADAR drivers I passed my advanced test (to gold standard :roll: ) and feel the experience was really worthwhile. Recommended for all drivers (particularly Audi...).
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby sid » Sun Dec 21, 2014 7:24 am

Deux Chevaux wrote:Another annoying habit of lorry drivers is pulling out in front of other vehicles. I often find that lane 3 on a motorway is full of Audis/BMWs/Mercedes/Porsches/VWs (you get my drift :wink: ) all travelling at 85-90mph, and I'm in lane 2 overtaking a group of lorries, when one will decide he's going to pull out, even though I'm travelling along at 70mph and I'm in line with his rear wheels!! Where the hell does he expect me to go? I can't move over to lane 3 as the 'Germans' are driving too fast and won't let me in either. I end up having to brake sharply then have to sit behind the lorry for the next five miles as it inches its way past ten lorries. It beggars belief, it truly does.

PS: Who started this thread? It's just producing negative vibes. LOL :lol:
got to try and defend lorry drivers..as i am one! with the speed limiters we have now,most lorries are stuck at max speeds of 55/56mph,so when you do try to get by someone it's bound to take forever.we can't all sit in lane 1 behind an Argos lorry doing 53mph.it was better in the '80s when we had the old boys trundling along at 50,the chaps staying legal at 60,and the young upstarts like me and the Irish lads doing 70-80mph..and a bit more 8)
get your point about the average speed cameras though.i sit in lane 1 doing 48/49 in a 50mph stretch,and lots of trucks coming flying by on the limiter..don't know how they get away with it :o

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby Deux Chevaux » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:52 am

That reminds me of a time around 15 years ago when I was heading south on the M6 at Manchester and had three Irish lorries thunder past me, with one in !LANE 3!, all doing close to 90mph!!!!! Where's the police when you want them?

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby John Naylor » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:09 am

Why are Irish lorries' 'limiters' set higher than other nationalities' vehicles?

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby Rasputin » Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:35 pm

John Naylor wrote:Why are Irish lorries' 'limiters' set higher than other nationalities' vehicles?
Because they want them to go on ,go on ,go on. :wink:

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby POMMReg » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:11 pm

Even amongst other NI hauliers,"Dukes Transport" were notorious for this!
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby SteveClem » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:07 pm

Going back to Audis etc, how many more LEDs can they get around their headlights? Look like they're dealing drugs.

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby les » Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:53 pm

I thought they were just for the Christmas period :o


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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby TFM150K » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:41 pm

SteveClem wrote:Going back to Audis etc, how many more LEDs can they get around their headlights? Look like they're dealing drugs.
Only the ones with blacked-out windows are dealing the drugs - the rest are just pretending to be Christmas trees.

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby Theo_NL » Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:29 pm

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby TFM150K » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:39 am

Why can't I get Theo's image?
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby Chipper » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:48 pm

I can, albeit only in small 'thumbnail' size. It shows three strips of white LEDs fitted between a Minor's grille slats. :lol:
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby Theo_NL » Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:20 pm

Making it bigger would show more clearly it is a lousy photoshop job. :)
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby les » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:51 pm

My German car had a rear lamp failure yesterday, that's the 2nd one in 15 years. :evil:


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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby Ian46 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:41 pm

Evening All,

I haven't been on here for a few weeks but reading this negative thread I thought I would 'chip in' and own up.

Whilst I have a Series II Convertible that I am now restoring, my daily driver is an Audi A6.

Whilst covering some 40,000 miles over the last twelve months I can report that I have experienced bad drivers and bad driving all over the country. It is not limited solely to the Germanic makes. Young Girls in KA's, White Van Man etc., the list is endless.

I treat all road users as idiots and then I am not disappointed.

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby POMMReg » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:22 pm

What gets me is how angry motorists are nowadays, nip about 3mm in front
and you look at their faces and see total hate!
If you stopped all the traffic on the M42 friday home time, pulled out the
drivers, blamed the reason for the traffic jam on "the bloke in a blue Nissan
Micra", utter carnage!!
Further investigations uncovered it was an inside job!!


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