Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 05:35:32 +0100 From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> Subject: Re: Do You Have A Glove Box?
Per Laursen wrote: > > Indeed, this is very true. But as they say: You can't have everything. So > > I tend to drive more carefully, especially keep distance. Distance is like > > a bank balance - something you wish you had when surprises turns up. > > So true. The guy behind me in an ABS-less Nissan (?) a couple of weeks ago > learned that the hard way, when I had to stop to avoid kissing the car in > front of me. His mid-front ended up somewhat closer to the block than > originally manufactured, and the headlights were no good after leaving a few > scratches on my rear bumper. Towaway. > > I'm afraid my wife will never let me drive anything but SAABs :) Hah ! Reminds me of the time a BMW drove ( at slow speed thankfully ) into the rear of my towbar equipped Vauxhall Cavalier. Made a nice wrap round dent in his bumper / fender. No damage to me. On the subject of ABS - it was raining quite hard today - and following the advice in the Saab owner's handbook I tried to brake my 9000 unusually hard at one point ( safely ) to check adhesion. The ABS didn't even kick in despite a rapid stop. I've only ever known it operate on snow. Graham