Originally Posted by Skel1ingt0n
Stupid question, I know...
So, since I'm on a hill, I need a little more throttle. But I don't really have time to rev, feather clutch out while applying gas, get into first, and immediately press in clutch and break again and put into neutral. There's just not enough space. This is exacerbated by the fact I don't know when I'll necessarily need to move up again - possibly immediately.
I don't want to just ride the clutch and stay in this half clutch half accelerator without ever actually engaging first. Looking back, I could have just kept it in first, I guess... kept foot on clutch and break, car moves, slowly release clutch. But being on the hill, I still have to give it a fair bit of acceleration, so I never would have fully released the clutch... meaning I'm just riding it just the same.
So, yeah, short version: best way to move very short distances while on a hill?
That is fine. Slipping the clutch and blipping the throttle a few times to get some forward momentum, and then cutting it all off to stop is perfectly normal. You are putting the clutch under virtually no stress because we're talking about crawling speeds here and minimal slip times. This is how most people do it, I think we just had a thread about it too a few weeks ago. Or it was a topic in OT2.
Originally Posted by TFGB
@AlphaSnake I know you like your Jags. I've booked an F-Pace for 4 days to drive from Venice to Lake Garda and back in June. I've never driven one before and I'm rather looking forward to trying it out on the Italian roads! :)
Sick pics. Yeah, the F-Pace is a great car. Sounds pretty raunchy too, which is funny. But it also handles extremely well the better the wheels and tires are on it. For a car that starts in its price bracket, it's simply hard to beat.
Originally Posted by Lagamorph
He's actually getting a better deal from Porsche than Jaguar to be honest. ....
Hey, if I were being treated poorly and not communicated with by a dealer, I'd boot them too.
Also, I find it hilarious how in the UK people absolutely love their old S-Types and even X-Types. We Americans thought they were horrid, but on the Jag forums and the official Jaguar Owners Club people are mad about them overseas and refuse to part with them because their running costs are apparently really cheap and reliable. Love an S-Type R though. Woof.
Originally Posted by kharma45
You underestimate how popular diesel is here. If you want to be able to sell the car on it'll be far easier with a diesel in it than a petrol. Plus our fuel costs are much, much higher here than yours.
If you look at the Cayenne's for sale at the minute of the current shape. 419 are diesel and 73 are petrol. Massive difference.
The new tax isn't just for diesel cars, it's for petrol too. It's all based on the list price. Over £40K it's an extra £310 a year for five years. Shitty tax. Basically getting screwed for having a nice car.
I get that, but a diesel is just...bleh in such a fun car. I've driven some diesel VWs before and BMWs, and even a 2013 Cayenne. I found the Cayenne's diesel very punchy and fun, but once it hit 40MPH, the fun ended. Hitting a rev limiter at like 4K RPM just feels so damn wrong today. As a result, I find diesels extremely boring. Even though they are extremely logical choices for MPGs and such.