I guess on a modern front wheel drive car, the safety systems kick in and reducing understeer, to help get you around the corner in one piece.No, he didn't like the way you just steer (or indeed 'think') the 86 around bends - prefers to chuck the car into bends to set it up like a saloon car so that you can rely that it's going to turn in. I can sort of get that - I really had to adapt my driving style of years when I got the 86, but I'm happy with the change, and now I'm on Avon ZV7s I can be sure the car will turn in
I guess I was being a bit mean, especially as it's the 1.0L EcoBoost engines that seem to be the worst? I had a family member go though an absolute ordeal with Ford over a blown engine.Don't diss the ST 😄
its a great little car, generally considered best in class year after year. I don't prefer it to the 86 but I 'get it' for a small hot hatchback. (I'm not tribal about cars I own)
The new Eco boost (dragon engine) is supposed to be solid, unlike the older ecoboost cars.
Still selling it this week though.
I think I see what you mean. It's that feeling of movement but of relative safety as the same time?Some people seem to like the kind of "tipping over" type feeling, where the car is understeering and you have to just-about get it around the corner. Not sure I've described that very well, but hopefully you know what I mean.
On our 2007 french MPV car pressing brake pedal while pressing throttle caused the throttle to cut for several seconds, but if I pressed the brake sufficiently hard and fast throttle was not cut, so you could drift the car on loose surfacesI guess on a modern front wheel drive car, the safety systems kick in and reducing understeer, to help get you around the corner in one piece.
That is spectacular! 😂On our 2007 french MPV car pressing brake pedal while pressing throttle caused the throttle to cut for several seconds, but if I pressed the brake sufficiently hard and fast throttle was not cut, so you could drift the car on loose surfaces
I bet the ST was understeer-limited on that 180 degree bend; just a question of how much front rubber you want to scrub offCommute is the same though (new job is a stone's throw from old one) and includes a well surfaced two lane (in each direction) D/C that initially loops round 180 degrees to the right and then 90 degrees to the left, straight after a set of lights and naturally is great fun in the 86 (just as it was in a MR2 and a E46 325ci).
It's a bit more than just a corner, it's classed as a roundabout but isn't very much like most roundabouts to drive round because:Come on, an ST can't go fast around a corner?
Same as above.. My 66 Plate facelift model's battery died three days ago. Jump start, battery level showed 3/4 full.... Immediately thought dead cells. But I drove it up and down the motorway for 40 minutes, down some country roads and did some shopping. Car started fine on return from the shop. Thought that it might be an oddity and removed my USB adaptor from the central tray just in case. Following day it turned over slightly slower, but still, happy days. Then yesterday... Dead again. Jump started with my girlfriends Yaris, but this time it took about 18 minutes after I turned over and failed to start the engine twice after 5 minutes. Once jump started the battery level showed strong at 75%. I drove it like a maniac for another hour then came home and parked. Today it's gone into the Toyota garage for a new battery to be fitted tomorrow. Had to be done, I'm off to the airport on Friday and the car has to sit for a week.. Timing eh? I think the cold weather killed it too.Same as above, first cold winter spell and the battery gives up. Can't complain as it lasted 5 yrs. Original was the Panasonic 62Ah, 620A one. Replaced it with a Yuasa YBX3031, 72Ah, 630A. More cranking power but less weight. Weight of the new battery is 17Kg compared to 17.9Kg for the older one. Win, Win!