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I've never owned anything more shit than a Morris.... er.... Austin.... er.... Rover Maestro. It was so weak I actually had to drop to 2nd top gear to get up an incline on a motorway! Still, I could persuade it to wheelspin out of a junction. I got it to 113mph once, downhill. It vibrated a fair bit. The off duty policeman I overtook was a little amused.
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On 02/19/2017 10:27 AM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

I didn't know there were any hills that high in Scotland...
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Acceleration is up to 9.8m per second squared. 113mph doesn't take long.
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On 2017-02-19 2:33 PM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

WTF, that is in a freefall, not what a shitty car can achieve.
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Shitty cars accelerate just as quickly on downhills.
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On 2017-02-19 3:19 PM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

A slope is nowhere near the same as a free fall, moron.
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On 02/19/2017 01:32 PM, FrozenNorth wrote:

If he wants to demonstrate his finest Thelma and Louise technique, let him at it. Let me see... The White Cliffs of Dover are about 110 meters at their highest point... No, won't work. Neglecting air resistance, he'd still only get up to 104 mph before embedding himself in the beach. Are there any better cliffs in Britain?
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The car cannot apply its own power when falling. On a downhill road it can.
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On 02/19/2017 01:19 PM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

Yes, my AH Sprite did that quite well. I was lucky enough to have a transition model with the new, improved 1098 engine and the old, completely inadequate Mk I drum brakes. Long descents were interesting to say the least.
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That's why you use a low gear. I've only had to do that once, in the French Alps in a 1998 VW Golf Mk4 TDI Auto 1.9 litre. The brakes smelt funny after halfway down the descent, so I put the lever into 2nd gear.
Dunno if all autos work like that, but you could actually select 1st while going at 100mph. It would drop gears one by one whenever possible without overrevving the engine, and slow the car down rather rapidly without the need for brakes.
I had a rather old (1998) Range Rover 3.5 litre V8 auto. That had no common sense of its own, if I'd selected 1st at 100, it would have blown up. But it did allow me to do silly things like put it in N at full revs, select D, and spin all 4 wheels severely, scaring the shit out of anyone nearby. That and when starting it on LPG it would always backfire loudly. A couple of times it backfired the wrong way and split the air filter in two. Eventually it managed to blow a head gasket and warp something, and I gave up.
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On 02/20/2017 04:52 PM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

Try that with a Sprite ans it would drop gears alright -- all over the pavement. If you did manage to get it into gear, the gears would be followed by the pistons.
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Yes well I wouldn't expect an antique like that to be clever enough to choose its own gears. The car I referred to above was built in 1998.

Modern convertibles will move the roof themselves, while you're still going up to 20mph.
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On 02/19/2017 12:33 PM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

You didn't say you drove off a cliff. Even at that the drag coefficient of the average Brit car, which is somewhat like that of a barn door, would be an impediment.
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Actually it's American cars which everyone laughs at using 4 times the fuel as everything else.
Anyway, I wasn't free-wheeling. I had the engine AND gravity. On the flat it did 80mph, so 113 downhill seems reasonable.
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I've driven a Honda CRV (which is useless - mainly because it has no difflock, and even the 4 wheel drive only comes on after it senses slipping, which is too late), and a Range Rover (which is excellent). A proper big heavy 4x4 with good ground clearance will go through a lot of snow. A foot isn't that much snow for a large vehicle. FFS I've driven an auto Golf TDI up a hill with 8 inches of snow, and that was front wheel drive. It did on one occasion stop being able to get grip, so I floored it up to about 90mph (wheel speed) and dug a big track all the way up.
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rbowman posted for all of us...

+1 Choice B is the answer!
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wrote:

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Noted: Tekkie is a shit driver.
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On 2/15/17 10:14 AM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:

Arthritis.
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I was referring to fit and healthy folk.
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Only with shitty circulation and the stupidity not to put your fingers under your armpits.
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