- Feb 23, 2006
oh dear me. I've never driven a POS bad handling car from the 70s~80s, I must be a terrible driver.If you have no idea how a truly shit car handles, you haven't got the full driving experience. You don't need to know how it handles but it is nice to know that it doesn't matter how poor the car handles, you know how to extract the most out of it. To drive my dads R32 at an average 100 on this road near my house isn't difficult frankly because even if you enter to fast the car will behave its self nicely or understeer and its all very manageable. If you don't drive my car properly or enter corners to fast you will have a hardish time managing it. A shit car amplifies your mistakes in a way a good car doesn't which makes you a better driver since you stop making those mistakes.
So when I'm throwing my 130i into a corner in 3rd gear with it's arse hanging out, while feeding in corrections to keep the car on the black stuff, I will have to remind myself that's not real driving skills. Cos I mean... the car was made in 2006~07, obviously too new and too competent. Yup, you're right... it's the car's work, not mine at all... even though all electronic aids had been switched off.
One day I might be able to buy a pre-WWII era RWD car with
Driving skills are gained by the amount of times you push your self & the car to it's absolute limit. You must be smoking crack if you truly believe that by driving a piece of shit car will automatically make you a better driver.
It's like you wouldn't lose your virginity to a ming chic, just so that you can get enjoy the "full" experience, or would you? :lol:
I say get whatever the fuck you want as your first car If you can afford the bloody thing, BUY IT!^^lol want to borrow a flame suit?
I would too...prolly get them a nice safe car like an Audi or Volvo.
The way how I see it is, I'd rather have my kids crash in an expensive and safe car, than to have them die in a shitbox with missing panels, crooked suspension and rusted chassis.
Besides, crashing is the best learning curve you will ever go through. (Not like I recommend it though)
But with a powerful car, you will learn to fear the power and respect the throttle pedal. Whereas in a POS car, chances are you will drive that thing WOT everywhere.. cos it prob only has about 80bhp, thus you need to give it full throttle just to get the thing to move. Hence you will never respect a throttle pedal, and when one day you get into a big, powerful RWD car.. you will want to floor that thing and prob end up killing yourself(cos you learnt how to drive like that). Had the situation been slightly difference and you are baptised with a 250~350bhp machine as your 1st car, you can prob jump into any similar performance car and drive the thing absolutely fucked.