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by vanman
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: L Plates
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: L Plates

This should bring back happy memories for old bikers, remember the tassels that mods used to plug into their scooter handlebars, how many did you have on arrival at Clacton? :twisted:
by vanman
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I-Pace
Replies: 21
Views: 1457

Re: I-Pace

It will certainly beat the ball in a saucer for improving your smooth driving. For extra warmth just sharply accelerate light up the soft furnishings/mats etc. and your away. :twisted:
by vanman
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Cognitive bias and the "thirds" rule
Replies: 75
Views: 4401

Re: Cognitive bias and the "thirds" rule

Something must have kicked in, that looks more like a 30mph hit rather than a full 65mph. Still what was wrong with looking out the ....... window and perhaps seeing the flashing blue/red lights before the car detected an obstruction. :shock:
by vanman
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Learners on motorways
Replies: 53
Views: 2983

Re: Learners on motorways

GTR1400MAN wrote:I think it is a good idea but I'm sure the instructors will feel very vulnerable. Especially if sticking rigorously to the displayed speed on the dash.

Sorry but isn't that the speed not to be exceeded under any circumstances on the IAM test?
by vanman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit
Replies: 42
Views: 2253

Re: Associate cannot keep to the speed limit

Just a thought, try a full detailed commentary from you or them, if that dose't work add WHAT IF'S. Worked for me.

good luck
by vanman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Time lapse of highwat crash in Iowa
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Re: Time lapse of highwat crash in Iowa

Just very recently I have given up the 2 second rule and kept in the clearest lane. Obviously if someone appears behind I change lanes. Works but not strictly to the rule of always going back to the inside lane.
by vanman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: GBOL & DSG Gearbox
Replies: 40
Views: 3553

Re: GBOL & DSG Gearbox

The DSG sees things very simply, and it isn't psychic. It can guess, based on various tables and your current inputs, but it can't always be correct. When you hit the brake, are you planning to come to a complete stop or just momentarily hesitating while getting ready to floor it? Or maybe you're j...
by vanman
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 18
Views: 907

Re: Have diesel cars got a future?

Thanks all for your inputs. Ended up with a Hyundai i30 1.6 petrol with a camchain not a belt!!
by vanman
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Nitty Gritty Truth
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Nitty Gritty Truth

Lovely, most are happy to see these guys out and about. This just improves the happiness, good for them.
by vanman
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Have diesel cars got a future?
Replies: 18
Views: 907

Have diesel cars got a future?

Just wondering if it is worthwhile looking for a 2nd hand diesel £4000 ish. I know the tax is likely to rise from the current low £30 but by how much, any ideas? or should I be looking at petrol only? Hoping to keep it for a reasonable length of time.

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