We have a theory in our family. We discuss this theory with increasing frustration while actually sitting behind Micra’s and Honda Jazz’. Here it is:HarryR wrote: ↑Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:46 pmI always used to wonder why Micra drivers were so unnecessarily slow. Then once I was given one as a courtesy car when mine was being repaired and realised why. Absolutely no balls!Arianne wrote:And frankly, if the Velar had front facing missiles then I would gladly have locked one on the Micra about six cars up the convoy on the A1.
We think that, when you’re actually in the Micra, driving at about 45mph on a fast country road feels......... very, very fast. Handling, road noise, wind noise, engine noise, gearbox noise - it all adds up. And finally, the whole monocoque shell around you is flexing with the twists, turns and bumps in the road!
Taken together, you’re not going to push your luck are you? Then, as you peer out, you see folk overtake you. You can’t believe it. You are at the absolute limit for the conditions. How can others be pushing beyond the safe limit, especially those idiots in their Range Rovers (anyone not in a Range Rover hates Range Rover drivers, whatever model they’re in).
I have often thought how cosseted we all are in Velars and how detached we are from the outside world and conditions, especially when the weather is foul. In all seriousness, it makes me think that I need to be more mindful of aquaplaning etc.
@Pat27, nice post. Good result. Me thinks...... D300 wins!!!
I wonder if we should have a short competition to see who can achieve the most amazing fuel economy figure? By category, otherwise the SVA V8 elite will never win anything other than the 0-62mph sprint award! Would need to be accompanied by a screen shot from the App as evidence and the journey would need to be a minimum of, say 25 miles to prevent me choosing to record the trip from Soutra Summit on the A68 down to the Central Borders!
Best wishes, Arianne