16-10-2013, 12:06 PM
(This post was last modified: 16-10-2013, 12:08 PM by Angel0A.)
(15-10-2013, 07:19 PM)nil by mouth Wrote: Hi there ! Welcome to the forum :wave:
Which model you got there ?
2006, 600 lx, 1.9D
(15-10-2013, 09:10 AM)addo Wrote: Welcome to the forum, slight warning of "boring old farts ahead"...
Are you planning to take any defensive driving courses in it?
Thats a good idea, any recommendations? I'm generally a good driver, no collisions, passed first time, took a pass plus course but only in a KA, anything to improve my skill is welcome
16-10-2013, 12:23 PM
(This post was last modified: 16-10-2013, 12:24 PM by addo.)
I can't comment on "good" courses, being somewhat less than local.
The Berlingo vans start with chronic scrubbing understeer, but being fairly short wheelbase and stiffly sprung at the rear (plus high recommended tyre pressures), are capable of coming around on you - if you're not ready for the first flick (initial oversteer) before it starts developing, chances are you'll lose it by the third flick (which occurs when you can't accurately correct the overcorrection applied to the oversteer).
I'd be looking for a place that offered skid pan training, for you to try and sense when the handling changes under wet and dry conditions.
that makes all the sense, skid pan was on my list already anyway! thanks