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My motoring week -Toyota to BMW

I started the week with a Toyota Prius. S'ok - indiscernable changes between electric, electric/i.c.e and i.c.e (ordinary engine....). Far too many clever-dick bits and bobs inside to make it seem just too complicated for its own good. Not very economical on the motorway. Hated the foot-operated parking brake - its a fekkin HANDbrake! The split rear window is a pain - I kept thinking cars behind were flashing their lights at night, as their headlights would sometimes be obscured by the join. Oh, it was silver too. But with 156,000 miles on it, in just 4 years, it still felt as tight as a drum and everything appeared to work just fine.

Had a couple of diesel VW Caddy Maxes, coutesy of British Gas. One wasn't limited to 70mph - I would imagine that it may have got to about 85 if I'd've tried.... For a van, I find the driving position to be ok on my knees - most vans' seats don't go far enough back for me.

Also drove a couple of knckered old Transits - both diesel, but with a surprising turn of speed. perhaps they need over 100,000 miles on 'em to be properly run-in.

Today, I was despatched to Stowmarket to collect a BMW 420 M-Sport diesel, to bring home before it goes to auction in Leeds next week. It looked lovely in red, with black leather inside. The roads were a bit greasy, which meant that the traction control was working overtime round the roundabouts. Thought the dash layout was a bit uninspiring, IMO. Nice comfy seat, but a cramped footwell for one's right foot when using cruise control.

Trouble is, I already had a British Gas Caddy at home, so now I have 3 vehicles here (including my own). I've just realised that its probably 2 weeks since I last drove my DS3.
Michael

Re: My motoring week -Toyota to BMW

Big TC wrote:
Hated the foot-operated parking brake - its a fekkin HANDbrake! .


Not of you operate it with your foot!
Big TC

Re: My motoring week -Toyota to BMW

michael wrote:
Big TC wrote:
Hated the foot-operated parking brake - its a fekkin HANDbrake! .


Not of you operate it with your foot!


Is that what you call an oxymoron??

I forgot the diesel Fiesta Zetec in the middle of the week - SO much better than the equivalent Vauxhall Corsa.
Blarno

I tried operating my handbrake with my foot on Michael's instructions. I crashed into my garage.
BeN

Blarno wrote:
I tried operating my handbrake with my foot on Michael's instructions. I crashed into my garage.



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