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    Regular Member Dan_BlackSRi's Avatar
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    Default Is it just me or.....

    .....the faster your car is, the slower you drive!!!

    When I first got my CDTi I used to bomb round everywhere, not silly speeds, but getting to the speed limit quickly, but since its gotten quicker (due to bits bought) I started to drive slower, much slower infact.

    This got me thinking and I can recall doing it with most of the other cars I have owned in which they have been tuned

    Have others encountered this, or am I just plain strange..????

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    I've got 165bhp from my 150 as standard, but very rarely use it - isn't any point most of the time and fuel economy would drop to petrol levels...

    If I had a more pwerful car, it would probably be great to start with, then get less and less as time went on and I got used to it...

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    I think I would agree. I seem to drive my 3.2 V6 slower than I did the Vectra B. Or that I am getting older.

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    yup - no need to drive fast - dont need to get to heaven or hell any quicker than i have to .... but theres the knowing undertone that should you need to unleash the horsepower of hell - its waiting patiently under your right foot

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    yup - no need to drive fast - dont need to get to heaven or hell any quicker than i have to .... but theres the knowing undertone that should you need to unleash the horsepower of hell - its waiting patiently under your right foot
    same with bikes think 'older & wiser' come to mind in my case but still enjoy a little squirt (of speed) now & again ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    same with bikes think 'older & wiser' come to mind in my case but still enjoy a little squirt (of speed) now & again ...
    totally agree - dont ride bikes anymore was banned for speeding twice but far more sensible in a car and after being totalled by a car and damaging my neck in a bike accident proably a wise move

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    totally agree - dont ride bikes anymore was banned for speeding twice but far more sensible in a car and after being totalled by a car and damaging my neck in a bike accident proably a wise move
    Just think on a day as today. I miss those days, mind you they were a few years back but never forgoten .. ....

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    Same here, only use it show up the occasional "big exhausted boy racer micra" lol

    I think its cool to drive a fast car slow !!

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    i did an intensive 3 week course learning to drive really fast!! Now I just drive everywhere much much slower, lol

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    Must be getting old lol I drive my car steady not slow and not fast ,
    And when ever I get my bike out I potter round at a steady speed im 41 now and a few young lads at my work have bikes I went out with them once never again lol they wanted to go every wear at brake neck speeds may be my bike will do it but I have a wife and two kids that I like to come home to

    So yes it must be a age thing the older you get the slower you ride or drive

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