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Right, got a few probs with my car so the other morning took loz to the train station in her Pug 106!, drove to work in the '68 Beetle, then spent the evening in my mums Civic (no new shape).

Pug 106 - Felt way too big to drive it, thought that if i crashed id probably get badly hurt and naff inside!

'68 Beetle - Slow & Low! love driving it.

Civic - Are they made for short people? seem to be almost sat on the road but head still by the roof and top of dash board is just above my belly button. Proper naff inside but handles great and is fast!

Sat in my golf and instantly fell in love with her again!, specially when i turned the lights on. Recaros are so comfy compared to the other 3 cars and actually feel safe sat in them. great driving position for me, pedals where i want them and specially after seeing peoples crashes on here (deadlock, andy ran etc) i feel confident in it!

Also, Ive decided tints are a must as i felt very in the open in the other cars as none had tints.

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I think I would feel safer in the 106 than in the Beetle. I think you are right though, when I drive the Misses Ka I feel intimidated by other drivers.
 

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got to agree with you, I drove my 205 diesel to work this morning in 2" of snow and did not feel safe at all. Doesn't feel like there is enough metal round me to protect me from anything.
 

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agree with you there mate. my missus drives a 98 Corsa and I feel well vunerable in the passenger seat, the thing feels like its made of tin, plus its got a small shelf thing below the glovebox which I feel certain would cut my legs in two below the knee if we ever have a front end smash [B)]
 

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Quote: posted by dubzter on 13/01/2005 10:03:39

got to agree with you, I drove my 205 diesel to work this morning in 2" of snow and did not feel safe at all. Doesn't feel like there is enough metal round me to protect me from anything.

you have a 4wd car why not use that instead of risking yourself ?
 

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I own a saxo (trying to get rid of it), they are the same cars as 106's (bar the styling) and you do not want to crash in one!
 

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Quote: posted by Milkfloat on 13/01/2005 10:02:28

I think I would feel safer in the 106 than in the Beetle. I think you are right though, when I drive the Misses Ka I feel intimidated by other drivers.

I drive the other halfs Ka occasionally.. I can't believe the amount of force you have to put on the brake pedal just to get it to stop.... SO different to my golf.
 

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i used to have an old 106 (L reg) felt really scared every time i drove it! especially after i saw that fifth gear with old v new. i would have been a goner on anything over 40.
 

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Quote: posted by mh on 13/01/2005 10:10:55

Quote: posted by dubzter on 13/01/2005 10:03:39

got to agree with you, I drove my 205 diesel to work this morning in 2" of snow and did not feel safe at all. Doesn't feel like there is enough metal round me to protect me from anything.

you have a 4wd car why not use that instead of risking yourself ?

Probably didn't want to risk his R, you having total traction is fine but what about the other nutters on the road. Also at the end of the day even with 4wd you can't defy the laws of physics.
 

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Yep old french cars are not the best on safety missus has a renault clio 1995 and I bang my head getting out every time my knees touch the steering wheel my shoulder touches the window they aint meant for normal people !!!!
 

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If you guys all feel that way, sounds like you need to get rid of all those unsafe cars that your other halves have and get second hand Golfs instead.
 

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If only living where I do there is not enough spare cash for me to buy her a car as well as run my own.

Just got to get her to change her mind on where she spends her money.
 

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Must admit now it's mentioned driving the missus 96 Escort I don't feel quite as safe as in the Golf. Suppose because the Escort is only 2 star on Euro NCAP, whereas Golf is 4 star just feels more solid.
 

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My other half used to have a Fiesta XR2i and after driving my TDI she said she felt a lot safer in the Golf and it had a lot more room inside as well. So we switched cars..........2 weeks later she is driving round in TDI of her own, even got one the same colour as mine cos she liked it so much.

another convert.
 

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Yep, the ex-girlfriend has a Citroen AX and i told her to sell it and get something stronger....it was really poor, Saxos feel a little better but the Lupo that she got felt much better.

Got to agree with you though Joey, the MKIV does make you feel very safe....especially after seeing some "bumped" ones on here.
 
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