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by Rolyan
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 2003

Re: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)

If I'm going to follow these forums in 2018, I'm going to have to buy a car with much more complicated tech than the standard engine and clutch I've got now. I know that it all makes sense to you guys, and it is my ignorance that is letting me down, but all I can hear is "wah wah wah wah wah&qu...
by Rolyan
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Santa list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1200

Re: Santa list?

Nah! Won't happen, unless the President finds an equally bumbling ally, possibly one desperate for a 'friend' and easily influenced, with an incompetent leadership. A country, perhaps an island, that has become cut off and friendless. Just can't see it happening myself. Please please keep this topi...
by Rolyan
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 1062

Re: Survey

I agree, that like so many surveys, we sometimes want an "it depends" answer, and, in my opinion, some of those answers probably have nothing to do with political opinion/allegiance. But thank you for giving up your time to look at it Agreed. However, I completed the questionnaire purely ...
by Rolyan
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Santa list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1200

Re: Santa list?

UK satellites? Any idea what the G in GPS stands for? Anyhow, the G stands for "American satellite" (Positioning System). Could be switched off tomorrow . Although that's true (which most don't realise), it's unlikely to happen. In peacetime, it would require the populace to vote in an id...
by Rolyan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Santa list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1200

Re: Santa list?

I'm not getting anything AFAIK, but the rest of the family are - dashcam for daughter 1, Skill for life for daughter 2 and a new tyre for the wife (proper one following puncture, not a spare!) They seem quite reasonable swaps to be honest. I'm not getting anything car related, because I'm in the IA...
by Rolyan
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 3530

Re: Masters assessment

jont- wrote:
Rolyan wrote: Many learner drivers accept that they have something to learn.

Right up until they pass their test :lol: :headbang:

Hell yeah!

Lets face it, we tell learners that they don't start learning to drive until after they've passed their test. Then we moan about it when they change!
by Rolyan
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 3530

Re: Masters assessment

+1 Plus, he said that there was no point whatsoever in developing observation. All he needed to look at was the distance he could stop in at his speed. so travelling at 30mph, he only needed to know what was happening 75 feet away. Now that explains a lot ... an awful lot! It's an interesting viewp...
by Rolyan
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 3530

Re: Masters assessment

I have hill start assist on my Clio. I try not to use it, but can't switch it off. It feels like being a champagne cork coming out of a bottle. :( Sutely you can avoid activating it by holding the car on the handbrake. Or you can activate it but move off smoothly by getting the timing just right? Y...
by Rolyan
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving instructors and learners - do they drive like each other?
Replies: 127
Views: 3530

Re: Masters assessment

I was refering to a comment made by my examiner when I took my IAM test ten years ago, that most ADIs he'd examined drove like learners in as much they didn't make progress where appropriate. One of the most difficult associates I ever had was an ADI. In town an suburban environments he was fine. T...
by Rolyan
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Limited Slip Diffs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2161

Re: Limited Slip Diffs?

jcochrane wrote:Not an MX5. Something with more creature comforts, even heated seats.....well it’s my age that’s what I say.

My MX5 has full leather heated seats, air conditioning, a really powerful heater, 4 speaker sound system....and a cup holder or 2.....what more creature comforts do you need?

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