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Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Googlefluff

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    What new car could you possibly be driving where the wheels stick out farther than the arches? That's just another thing you have to know anyway, as 6677 said. You can't rely on passengers or assume anything as a driver. Assumptions cause car accidents.

    And are seriously that worried about rolling? You'd have a hard time trying to roll a new vehicle. You've obviously got access to the most accurate driving sim ever, so load it up, get in any vehicle and try to roll it on flat pavement. Good luck.
     
  2. lukerules117

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    It's a polaris RZR eps 1000 turbo or whatever the 4 door version is I think, given its high ride height its probably susceptible to rolling.
    Edit: and part of the reason I hit that truck is because I was trying not to drive on the wrong side of the road because I was trying to stop doing that.
     
  3. Googlefluff

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    Dude really? That's A) not even a car, and B) literally the smallest, most maneuverable, easiest to see out of vehicle I can think of. I'll give it to you that you could probably roll it if you wanted to, but you'd still have to yank the wheel at a good 20-30mph. Please tell me that's not what you were driving during all the things you described? If it is, I can't imagine how you'll handle an actual car with blind spots.
     
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  4. lukerules117

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    It was, and A) I don't even know what else I'd call it and B) trust me despite its small size it's by no means maneuverable, most SUVs have a tighter turning radius than it does, and lastly it DOES have blind spots. The front right wheel can't be seen at all from the driver seat.
     
  5. Googlefluff

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    You can't see ANY of the wheels in a car, not to mention thick pillars, a roof, etc.

    And did you just say your excuse for hitting a parked truck was because you were trying not to drive on the wrong side of the road? Read that sentence back to yourself, then go back to when you said you don't think you're a below-average driver and think about how silly you sound.

    EDIT: I just looked it up, the Polaris 4-seater whatchamacallit has almost exactly the same turning radius as my Honda Civic. That's considerably better than any SUV and, from my experience, actually quite good.
     
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  6. CreasingCurve

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    This last page or so has made me cringe so much. I honestly dont even know what to say in return except that you please do not come to Australia, especially the city of Adelaide. We have enough shitty inexperienced international drivers who are incapble of controlling a car and learning the road rules.
     
  7. lukerules117

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    But in most cars the wheels aren't the parts sticking out the farthest.
    I was able to control it just fine with the exception of braking(although my sudden braking was useful when I almost drove off a really steep slope that I didn't see at 20-30mph)
     
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  8. Googlefluff

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    Not always, no, but it doesn't matter anyway since you still can't see the parts that do, not to mention the wheels are what's going to be hitting bumps, potholes, curbs, etc. so you still need to keep track of them.

    I don't even know why I'm still arguing. It's 2:30am and it's like I'm talking to a brick wall, only more annoying.
     
  9. lukerules117

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    I was able to control it just fine with the exception of braking(although my sudden braking was useful when I almost drove off a really steep slope at 20-30mph)
    Mirrors are normally the things that stick out farthest to the side on a normal car and you CAN see those, and likewise its easier to know where you wheels are on a normal car.
     
  10. Googlefluff

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    They're also located in a place where they don't hit many things. Your bumpers, fenders, and even doors will be the things that hit first when turning and maneuvering through tight spaces. In fact, I've literally only looked at my mirrors twice in my life with the sole purpose of making sure they didn't hit anything. Take my first car as an example: the previous owner had left fairly significant dents on every single panel, but the mirror (which was the fixed, non-folding kind prone to snapping off) didn't even have a scratch after twenty years of careless driving.
    How so? It's not like they're in a different place and they're certainly not more visible.
     
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  11. lukerules117

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    Well in tight maneuvering maybe your mirrors wouldn't be the most likely thing to hit something in tight maneuvering, I was talking more about just driving normally with occasional cars parked on the side of the road, in a situation like that mirrors are much more likely to be hit than anything else other than maybe the bumper if you're a terrible driver. Wheels on normal cars are more easy to know the location of because they are just inwards from the side so you always have a point of reference.
     
  12. Googlefluff

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    I really just don't understand your logic there. I give up.
     
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    Can you stop talking like this it is kinda Annoying.
     
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    Yep, sorry. I hadn't realised how much of the thread we had taken up. It's done now.
     
  16. CRAZY RACER

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    Well i mean lukerules117 in this conversation not you.
     
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    7 billion people on this planet, yet somehow I had the unfortunate luck to end up here, in this conversation, with a lunatic and a retard.

    In terms of actual automotive discussion: Ford's bringing out a diesel F-150. In all honesty, I'd buy it.
     
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    Dodge is going to shiw the dodge challenger demon on the new york auto show its supposed to have more power than the hellcat wich sounds awesome
     
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    It would be cool if instead they told us it's going to weigh 1500 pounds less than the hellcat.
     
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    GET OFF THE DAMN ROADS.
     
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