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by hir
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 4242

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

And, to bring us back to where we started, which is about car salesmen being trained to sell cars and finance and not understanding most of the details, we can now understand that a salesman's job is to sell us the bundle of extras, half of which we don't want or need, and then persuade us to buy i...
by hir
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 4242

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

Yes I don't understand why if the car is being built to order, you can't specify exactly the options you want...are there any mass manufacturers that do this? I had this frustration with my rather more modest Focus ST - I didn't particularly want leather seats but I did want Xenon headlights...ST3 ...
by hir
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic
Replies: 67
Views: 4242

Re: Bought a new Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

This is an interesting topic, albeit very frustrating for the OP In the grand scheme of things having spent loads of mega-money on a prestige car that satisfies the customer's lifestyle perspective, the absence of an anticipated TSR is a somewhat insignificant matter ( let's call that "The JLR ...
by hir
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 35
Views: 2283

Re: Hands on the wheel

Not sure I follow you? Maybe it's a steering thing... :D I think hir's point is that using pull/push you are effectively steering one handed. But maybe I misunderstood. Other than for fine steering movements, steering one-handed is fine, but it is generally good for the other hand to be standing by...
by hir
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 35
Views: 2283

Re: Hands on the wheel

Have others noticed how many pull/push steerers are not very smooth? Yes. Me. When I first became an ADI I noticed. I practiced in a car park for hours and hours until I could feel it becoming a well-rounded technique :racing: . I would do the same with my students, steering fig 8s, then slow/fast,...
by hir
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 35
Views: 2283

Re: Hands on the wheel

The previous replies have nicely avoided your question. I think it would raise the examiners eyebrows if on test, the candidate were to use one-handed steering...in fact I am sure it would result in a fail unless it was fleeting. There is a new 'flexibility' in what steering method is acceptable on...
by hir
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Hands on the wheel
Replies: 35
Views: 2283

Re: Hands on the wheel

If you watch 'Road Wars' 'Traffic Cops' and 'Interceptors', you'll notice that Hendon no longer exerts the influence it once did ;) Well, you live and learn. And there was me thinking that the driving was so bad on these shows that they were all just jobbing actors; and that Road Wars and Intercept...
by hir
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uh-Oh . . . Trouble in the stable :)
Replies: 44
Views: 2950

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

GTR1400MAN wrote:
Pontoneer wrote:I would suggest that is how one should ALWAYS apply the brakes ; to me that is just NORMAL braking , as taught decades ago .

One should be equally smooth and progressive with all controls : braking , steering , acceleration .

Good luck doing 3 stage braking in a modern dual clutch car! ;)


Why?
by hir
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 1613

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 hir
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Cognitive bias and the "thirds" rule
Replies: 75
Views: 4940

Re: Masters assessment

But, that does raise the question as to why you use the word "continuous"? Are you using it in the context of being focused upon, or concentrated on, the far distance. Nope, simply to separate it from discontinuous views, where sections of road are visible. I now understand. I read the wo...

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