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Offline richardmajor86

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Re: OPC's GPA
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2009, 08:15:57 pm »
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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #31 on: January 20, 2009, 08:39:29 pm »
    is many sound really really silly but you mention throwing the car round tight corners and the handeling great how do you no your not goin to end up in thr farmers hedge  ;D

    or is that all to do with the tcs

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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #32 on: January 20, 2009, 08:43:49 pm »
    you learn the limits of the car really.... more you dive like a loony the better you get to know it...
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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #33 on: January 20, 2009, 08:51:07 pm »
    And you learn those limits very quickly or very expensively!!!!
    A good rule of thumb with the G.P.A is if you have the bottle to keep your right foot down in the corner it will come out of the other end, its when you panic and lift off you have problems.
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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #34 on: January 20, 2009, 08:56:38 pm »
    exactly. the GPA has a fair amount of grip actually, the SS even more so.
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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #35 on: January 20, 2009, 09:00:31 pm »
    You said it, everyone should have an Esse Esse. They should make it the law  ;D
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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #36 on: January 20, 2009, 09:02:59 pm »
    You said it, everyone should have an Esse Esse. They should make it the law  ;D

    i could go for that!!!! .... want to give me a gooooooood discount ;)
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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #37 on: January 20, 2009, 09:04:42 pm »
    makes sense cant get any grip if the wheels arent spinning fast enough

    when i was younger i had a hairy experince in the form of a 4 wheel drift over to 3 lanes of a roundbout cause i was pushing me civic to hard luckly i never hit anything lol promptly decided i would never do that again but i live in scotland and it would be a shame not to do some B road rallying with the abarth just dont fancy wrecking my brand spanking shinney car

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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #38 on: January 20, 2009, 09:14:46 pm »
    i know this is a little off topic but i feel i should say this to BeatoX :)

    if you havnt had the experiance of driving quickly - just be careful....

    to spin the wheels up = instant loss of grip as you are not putting the power down on the road as you are losing traction.

    on the other hand to lock the brakes up will cause you to slide. if your sliding there is no traction so to will stop a LOT slower....

    less wheel spin the better.

    as well you cant just keep the foot on the gas pedal through every corner... you will understeer in a front wheel drive car. (odviously depending on how tight the corner is)  on the other hand if your going too fast in a corner and lift off the accelerator you can get whats known as lift of oversteer.... basically the rear goes light and will come around on you...

    - just be careful mate .... the AGP is a relitivly quick car, so dont drive it with the toe down constantly, be visual of the road else u'll end up in a ditch somewhere...

    if you have a search on the net about this sort of thing you'll learn quite a lot.... however the only true way to  find out is by actually driving.... just be careful though!

    safe driving!

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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #39 on: January 20, 2009, 09:23:26 pm »
    It is such a rapid little car, coming out of roundabouts you can be doing 60-70mph before you know it.
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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #40 on: January 20, 2009, 09:24:57 pm »
    It is such a rapid little car, coming out of roundabouts you can be doing 60-70mph before you know it.

    easy ;) - thought u where taking it easy dom :P hehehe - it too tempting!?
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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #41 on: January 20, 2009, 09:29:08 pm »
    I'm being typical tight northerner!!!! I went to work all 18 miles in normal mode and most of the way home too had a detour down country lanes though... It was fun, i liked it  ;D  ;D  ;D ;D

    I'm averaging 34mpg at mo from new which i'm happy with. :thumb:
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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #42 on: January 20, 2009, 09:31:12 pm »
    not bad  :thumb: glad ur enjoying it!
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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #43 on: January 20, 2009, 09:33:18 pm »
    I have to agree with John on his sentiments and i now feel a little silly about posting my last comment. The G.P.A is a great little fast car but it should only be used to its full extent on a track. This allows you more margin of error with run off areas and gravel traps.
    We must always remember that a car is a lethal weapon and it may not just be yourself that gets seriously injured in an accident. Just because your car has a 5 star encap rating and great air bags it doesn't mean that another car involved in an accident has as well.
    Thats my sensible post for the night. I'm not saying dont enjoy your car but stay well within your limits.
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    Re: OPC's GPA
    « Reply #44 on: January 20, 2009, 09:41:08 pm »
    thanks guys appreciated like you say its the fastest car i have ever owned

    I'm being typical tight northerner!!!! I went to work all 18 miles in normal mode and most of the way home too had a detour down country lanes though... It was fun, i liked it  ;D  ;D  ;D ;D

    I'm averaging 34mpg at mo from new which i'm happy with. :thumb:

    is that not above the listed mpg domc :thumb: cant grumble at that but the sports boost shuld always be on  ;D

     

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