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Old 18 May 2010, 11:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im a crap driver

As the title says!!

for the past 3 years ive been driving an astra 1.6 auto(no piss taking please, wasnt through choice!!)

Ive noticed my manual skills are now crap, although its coming back slowly, the biggest problem im having though is changing gear smoothly at the right time, sometimes there isnt enough power, other times, i change down and the car lurches.

What techniques do members have to improve their driving skills?

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Old 19 May 2010, 12:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Slow your changes down and be smooth until you get the hang of it. Smoothness is the key not speed!
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Old 19 May 2010, 05:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Get yourself on a trackday buddy, take someone elses car out and rag it for a hours.
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Old 19 May 2010, 12:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get yourself on a trackday buddy, take someone elses car out and rag it for a hours.



extream emphasis on the second part of that?
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Old 19 May 2010, 12:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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extream emphasis on the second part of that?

Tidge, can I borrow your car for a few hours
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Old 19 May 2010, 01:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Tidge, can I borrow your car for a few hours

why? looking to upgrade to a classic? pmsl
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nah, yours is to slow.
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Tidge, can I borrow your car for a few hours
hours or minutes?
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pmsl depends how long it lasts
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hence the minutes
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 07:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I see you passed you're GCSE in English, try spell check next time.
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Old 08 Jun 2010, 10:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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play it by ear mate, not that you need the window down to hear a scoob, but if you hear the engine scream you have gone to far (UNLESS YA ON A TRACK IN SOMEONES ELSES LOL) just take ya time and will all come back



PMSL AT 1.6 auto just kidding my first car was a suzuki j10 awsome thing i love jap cars
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 12:21 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The Scoob will take a bit of getting used too but vice versa a vauxhall disastra would take even more getting used too - you will never look back!
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 11:02 AM   #15 (permalink)
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This reminds me of my first test drive, i felt like a complete learner. Was trying to act like a lady with 20 years driving experience under my belt LOL Had to go for an extra long test drive! When i got home explained to my hubby that the car was great just my driving was pants. Still bought it

When i went to get the car a couple of days later i grudgingly gave the keys to my hubby to get a shot and straight away the car was lunging forward and terrible gear changes, i of course laughed very loud He was raging and wanted to go back to the dealer saying there is a problem with the clutch LOLLOL!

It took a couple of days to really get used to it but now i can't drive anything else, i'm in love
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