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Just wanted to tell you guys, RE: the latest
driving emotion, that you're right on!
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About Driving Emotion on 19 May 2007.
Julian's suggested feed back to his article is:
- He’s just a wanker who can’t
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Driving Emotion - Rear wheel drive can be dangerous.
About freaking time someone wrote these words. You know your going to get slammed for it but bravo. I have owned all-wheel drive cars for the last 15years. Mazda 323 4WD turbo (Familia in other markets)and between my wife and I 4 Subaru Libertys (Legacies inother markets). And quite frankly I am astounded at the crap you keep hearing about AWD. Yes they do use a little more fuel, yes they can potentially cost more to maintain (extra oil for diffs etc) but there are very few cars that can drive away at a set of traffic lights wet or dry as effortlessly as any of these cars. This means there is one less worry when it's raining so more of your concentration can go into driving safely rather than wondering ifcar is going to loose traction or slide out (under or oversteer).Now to go to the extreem you can, should you desire, plant your foot to the floor when soaking wet and the car will shoot off from standstill rather than slithering and sliding all over the place. I'll take the fuel penalty hit thankyou as my life, and my families lives are more important than a few cents per kilometer driven. It's quite ironic that one of the cars criticied for heavy fuel consumption is our 3.0 Liberty Spec B auto yet even when driven in peak traffic mixed with some short country runs our running averages 10.4 l/100.
I really enjoyed reading your article about intercoler water spray (Intelligent Intercooler Water Spray - Part 1). But after reading the article, i was thinking about water pressure. Since the reservoir is located higher than the intercooler, wouldn't the water keep flowing out from the outlet (even when the motor is powered off)?
Our suggested spray nozzles all include an in-built shut off valve to avoid drips.
Re: Everyday Driving Skills. I like the way you
guys make people think carefully about passing technique, but there's one
thing I think needs stressing. If you’re in a low or moderate powered
car, and you have to wait for a straight stretch the size of the Nullarbor to
struggle to pass someone... Don't!
If it's this hard to pass, generally the vehicle in front isn't going that slowly, it just feels that way because you're used to doing 100(+), and they're doing 80 or 90. If you're sitting behind a vehicle doing 80km/h for 10km wating for an opportunity it will only cost you 90 Seconds!
Save your fuel (and your life!) for a blat on a
twisty back road (that you know well), where at half the speed you can have
twice the fun, and probably still walk away from an error.
Firstly i would like to say that over the last year or so since i have been a member i have found that you have quite a good publication and many very interesting articles. i especially like the general purpose articles that condense information from many sources into an easy to read and one place eg like the engine (BMW/Subraru/Mitu. etc). i have also read with interest your articles about general driving skills and has prompted me to rethink my ways.
ok that was the good part, here comes some issues. Firslty i would talk about the recycled content (yep another email) yep i am very happy that at least you doubled my subscription time but lately i have noticed that the number of articles that are actually members only is quite small. actually in the last 7 weeks there have been only 12 articles that are only available to members. I think that you have published more new articles but I feel it is a disservice to current members that you have such a tiny number of articles. basically whats the point of paid membership when they can get almost all of the articles for free. it gets worse for prev articles.
secondly, not that it bothers me (hey its your business) but any first year marketing student will tell you that it costs 100s even 1000s times less to keep a current customer happy than find a new customer. Also I assume that you are at least a middle aged person with maturity and to see comments from you telling your customers to get stuffed if they are not happy is quite child-like. I am sure there are better ways to say the exact same thing in a better manner.
the only thing i can see is that maybe its not
the 5-10 emails that you have printed but actually a lot more. which makes me
think WHY? the only answer that i can come up is that maybe you can see the end
Muhammad Khan Niazi
We have never told readers to get stuffed if they are not happy. We have said that if you don’t like AutoSpeed, you are not compelled to subscribe to it, nor even read it.
Good day, I've been subscribing Autospeed magazine for a couple of months now and I'm loving every bit of it. I'm just wondering would you guys like to do an article on LSD, more specifically on how it actually works to pull a car out of corner (reaction time of various LSD), the differences between various LSD and how LSD can work effectively on a FWD and a RWD. BTW, I have a U13 Bluebird (Aust delivered) with vicious LSD, hence the interest. Thanks guys and keep up the good work. :)
Our project EF Falcon is scheduled to get an LSD. When it is fitted we’ll also do a more wide-ranging story on the devices.