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Has Driving Had The Fun Sucked Out Of It?
Has the thrill of driving been dampened by higher costs or the green agenda for you?
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Has the thrill of driving been dampened by higher costs or the green agenda?
- No it hasn't, although it has affected the my choice of vehicle or the journeys I take. - 9 votes
- No, it hasn’t. I still love my car and enjoy driving for driving's sake. Running costs and green issues don't affect my choice - 9 votes
- Yes, it has. High fuel prices and car tax have spoilt my enjoyment of motoring. - 5 votes
- Yes, it has. The damage my car does to the environment makes me enjoy driving less. - 1 vote
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I pity people who spend thousands and thousand of pounds on ludicrously powerful cars that can get from nought to sixty in under 5 or 6 seconds. Why on earth would you want to do this on the road? Unless you're very, very wealthy, having a hugely powerful and expensive car just makes you a bit inadequate and pathetic (in my opinion).
If I want to drive at mad speeds, I go to an outdoor kart track (Three Sisters in Wigan) and drive a twin engined, 70mph kart. It's fantastic and it also helps to level the playing field with other drivers. The number of guys who turn up in big powerful cars thinking that they can drive well precisely because they are able to afford a big powerful car is astonishing. The reality is that the most of these people aren't particularly good at driving fast, braking adequately or anticipating corners correctly.
Not surprisingly, when these people fail to win, spin off or crash, it's never their fault... it's either someone else's fault or it's a faulty kart...
By car 20 minutes there and back, £2 parking fees, less than a litre of petrol. Until economics change it the car for me