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View Poll Results: How do you drive?
Very mild. U drive to make others' life easy 2 1.75%
Normal mild. Calm and composed, come what may! 48 42.11%
Aggressive. U like racing with taxi drivers 19 16.67%
Very aggressive. Taxi drivers are scared of you 12 10.53%
Choose your own style. 33 28.95%
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Old 5th August 2012, 12:04   #61
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Very interesting thread:

Here's what I normally do:
  • Long distances on the NH - always only in the morning; never after lunch
  • Pretty high speeds (I've been specifically instructed not to mention any number)
  • City Driving: Depends on the traffic and how well I know the road
  • Every time before I go on a long trip (even if it is to Madras), the car sent for a full general check-up
  • In any case, the car is sent for a check-up once in 3 months
  • Always with the authorised service center - never given it to any other garage - I've never opened the bonnet myself in these 8 years
  • When I drive I never talk - 200% concentration on the roads (in view of the high speeds)


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Old 5th August 2012, 12:24   #62
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Normal mild. Calm and composed, come what may!

I really do not like spirited driving. Like the calm and composed one both in city and on the highways. if i get an open stretch in the city I generally keep the car below 2000 rpm and keep maximum of 60kmph. You never when or from where someone turns up without a care for their own life. Happened to me once in front of Advaith Hyundai near Brigade Road. Someone was crossing and talking on the phone. I braked and stopped, he kept moving without giving a damn. And if anything had happened I'd have been blamed.

On highways, I like the relaxed way. Keep it planted at 80 - 90. only if needed to get somewhere fast do I push triple digits.

And I hate honking uselessly.
Exactly my driving style - calm, defensive and with a lot of anticipation and giving a wide berth to the self professed Schumachers on our roads !

On the highway too , a sedate 90-100 with comfortable music without letting the senses dull.

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primarily defensive, but it just needs the right catalyst to get aggressive
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primarily defensive, but it just needs the right catalyst to get aggressive
Can't agree more. One 335E or one taxi can do the trick.
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