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wrinkly47
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Post by wrinkly47 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:12 pm

The sensible one is taking the Rs out on her own for the first time today. By that, I mean without me in the co pilot seat.First hurdle appears to have been accomplished since the garage is now empty and I did not hear any nasty scraping noises. I gave her a quick reminder of the complex controls on the motor ie. the pedal on the right makes it go faster. I am not concerned honestly!!!


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Post by acrorat » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:20 pm

When did this forum become 'Misogynists R Us"?
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Post by wrinkly47 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:22 pm

Just a little light hearted humour she is a good driver really. For anyone used to a more pedestrian manual vehicle, stepping into a cvt hi tec brand new nismo must be a little daunting(it was for me).


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Post by Jismo » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:34 pm

I agree it's daunting for some people, especially less confident drivers. My wife drives a 1.2 Fiat 500 with 69bhp. Imagine her surprise flooring it in my 200 bhp Nismo.
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Post by Guests » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:46 pm

It take no time at all to get used to a faster car. It's more of a problem going back down in power, overtaking and thinking "why am I not moving"


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Post by wrinkly47 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:12 pm

Hi VexorgWon`t disagree with you on that. Its the little things that have become second nature that take time to adapt such as light switches and wipers being reversed or trying to remember how to switch on the rear fog light when you have never used it before. Not major problems but can divert your concentration from driving until you become fully familiar with the car.


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Post by Fee » Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:07 pm

I had that sinking feeling today when my dear hubby took my Juke out.... Sat like a total sad case beside the window and only breathed a sigh of relief when he arrived back safely...

I like it better when he drives his own car...
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Post by wrinkly47 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:27 pm

Hi FeeI know exactly how you feel!! Janet got back safely expressing how much her confidence had improved now. She did admit that she took her time getting in and out of the garage. Previously she parked in the rear drive and I used the garage at the front so this was another first for her plus the fact that the garage entry is a bit tight.


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