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Red face does the car influence your drivings style !

Not sure if anyone else has found this to be the case but...

My previous car was a Volvo XC70 petrol which went like the proverbial wind !

As a high mileage driver I often found my self on the wrong side of 70mph on the motorways, and even played games to pass the time away (like seeing how fast the car could accelerate (and boy for a big car could it go). Now Im not ashamed to admit this, however Im not proud of it either.

So when I bought the Espace (which I add for 99% of the time carries only me) things calmed down a bit.

I find the interior most relaxing and easy to drive, and this has affected my driving style which is much more laid back ! Apart from the stop & go pedals and the steering this car is auto everything, and as the Espace only has the one large display (no radio on view)and is like driving around in a light and airy room...

Has anyone else found that the car 'influences' their style of driving?

er or is it just me getting to be an old git .....? (Where did i put my pipe and slippers)

BTW after 22K miles (since May of this year) I have not had any real problems and am really surprised that this model came out so low in the 'Jeremy Clarkson Show' AKA Top Gear (must be becuase he drives all his cars with his w*illy and not his hands).
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 18th December 2005
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Yep - definately. Last car was a 406 auto. Used to just putter around chilled out most of the time. Now with the MG it would be rude not to give it some stick now and again
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Firstly, you must live in that car

Welcome to the forum, glad you're liking the Espace.

Like you, I find the Espace really relaxing to drive, around town or on the motorway.

Now get me in my usual daily drive and that's another matter, it certainly brings out the devil in you
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I agree - used to hoon about all over the shop, but now I just put some tunes on, sit back, relax and enjoy the drive.

Unless of course it's a Prodigy CD, in which case God knows what's going to happen.

A V6 engine at full chat makes such a great background tune to "Their Law"

I also find that the car you drive influences other people too. In my first Laguna (Mk I Ph II) I used to get grief from all the usual suspects in their teutonic I've got the estate, people just don't bother giving me grief for some reason.

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 19th December 2005
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Uhm. Can't say the same with the hearse. It attracts all sorts of unwanted attention usually from completely unsuitable vehicles. The amount of MPVs I get up my ar$e beggers belief. They soon back off when we enter the first corner

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