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Old 14th December 2006, 18:14   #76
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Was wondering if any one else out there had a (or several!!) personal "driving quirk".

I have this peculiar 'trait' while driving on the highways - I hate to apply my brakes when there is another car behind me, only because I do not want the other driver to think that I was "going too fast" (and thus not quite in control) and had to apply my brakes to slow down...so I'd rather change gears and reduce speed getting into a corner..sort of like a question of pride - though am quite sure the other guy hardly notices, and couldn't really be bothered!!

Lets see what other 'silly' stuff we get up to out there in our cars..'fess up, guys...just a little fun and an insight into personal driving styles and habits!
Amazing Ranjit, but this is the exact same thing I do and not just on the highway, even on my drive to office. And I thought I was the only one to do that. In fact, it has become so ingrained into me, that as I started reading your post, I was not even thinking of this habit of mine as a quirk I could add to your thread.
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Old 14th December 2006, 18:25   #77
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- No hanging things on the rear view mirror inside the car.
Same here Pugram. I had a tiny something hanging in my car. It was there for a day, and drove me nuts enough to rip it off and throw it away.
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Old 14th December 2006, 18:33   #78
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I axually removed the sariguard and grabrail on both my bikes to reduce the weight.
I did something of that sort to my bicycle. It does not have a bell(!). It does not have a side stand. So I have to find walls or trees if I stop somewhere. For some time it did not even have mud guards, but they had to come back on since the tires and wet roads really wreaked havoc on my clothes. But for a bicycle this is a lot of reduction.
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Old 15th December 2006, 05:40   #79
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:-) I'm a Reverse Parker too. (And a crazy one at that.) I have to park it just right always. As close to the curb as possible, and as parallel to the curb as possible. Drives my Dad nuts when he's with me.

Quirk 2: I have to check if I've locked the car at least 3 times before I'm fully satisfied. Then I have to check it again with the remote from a distance. Maybe I need help...
AAHHHH!!finally i found my clone.my parents,friemds,my girl..all of them go crazy when i mention the word "parking"
and when i do park the front tires have be facing the right side .i.e. the steering turned towards the right.(clockwise direction)
btw amazing thread..

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Old 15th December 2006, 10:53   #80
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Well here are my quirks:

.......2. Always use the ORVM's.
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How do you explain that? Or do you use the outside of the mirror to feel the wall?
Amazing man! I would never even try to get that close. BTW, have you ever made contact?
Or maybe you have a fork lift to physically pick the car up and place it there?
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I've this fetish of parking the car in reverse so that when I move out, I drive straight in front. Howsoever hard pressed for time I might be I always like to park in the space by reversing unlike most others who go nose in first.

Even my wife has acquired this habit and maneovoures her Safari in the reverse.

Secondly, everything in my car has to be working - anytime and everytime, howsoever small they are in function. Even if one thing as inconsequential as blower direction changer is concerned, it should work. If not, I get very restless and regardless of other engagements, make it a point to go and get it rectified immediately.

I am at times ridiculed for this coz they find me and my car in the garage most of the times even for a trivia..
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i hate to park in reverse. i hate it even more when a parking attendant springs from nowhere, after i have parked my car & taken the keys out, & tells me to park it in reverse. i usually give him a mouthful.
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Hello hydrashok
and I thought I was the only one doing these things.....
its exactly the same way....
my parents are fed up coz of my love for my sweet cars....
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my quirks change time to time.
my current quirks are:
1. maintain two cars length distance between my car and the car infront. (why? my car's brakes may not be as good as his car's)

2. to join the stream of cars on double lane roads, from parking to the right lane, i will use the right indicator but dont shift to right lane till i hit 40kmph and shift to right lane. (why? dont want to give any chance to other deivers on the road to acuse me of not giving time to react)

3. our car driver gets bugged up, i check every nool and corner of the car whether there are any scratches or dirt which happened due to negligence on the driver part. Also this bugs my parents when i keep questioning our driver on slight deviation in vibrations or sounds in the car.

4. Never overtake from left. Oh!, this one irritates the co-passengers and traffic infront.(why? i keep honking the horn, till they give place to overtake)
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1. I need a spotless windscreen, eventhough I have a guy who washes my car everyday, before stsrting for the day I personally clean the windshield. Ditto if it gets dusty dirty during the day. So much that on long jorrneys I spl in night I end up cleaning the windscreen 4-5 times.

2. Every time i stop for some time, parking/tea break during long trips, I check the tires for pressure, by kicking them once.

3. Every tiniest bulb in my car has to be working whatever it maybe. If one goes kaput, I change it immediately when I notice.

4. I hate being behind any bus, or any truck, and I always overtake them come waht may. ( I know this is exactly not safe but somehow I can not control me when i see a buss or a truck in front of me.)
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Check the petrol knob in my bike to make sure it's in ON position.
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