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View Poll Results: Well how do you do it..? (work the accelerator)
Constant pressure 9 20.45%
Squirter 17 38.64%
Cruiser 15 34.09%
Other? 3 6.82%
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Crazed How do you drive....?

Since converting to a diesel my driving style has changed completely....

I used to be a constant pressure kind of guy…always keeping pressure on and adjusting to achieve my required speed. Now I am more of a squirter, just squirting when I need to achieve my desired speed.

Just wondered how everybody does it..?
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Squirty squirt!
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Constant Pressure.

Its always stuck to the floor unless I'm braking!
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It depends what mood I am in and the type of roads. B roads turn me into a squirter, on motorways I am a cruiser.
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I am a cruiser when behind traffic, stick it in high gear and follow politely behind. The INSTANT that a break clears and I can overtake safely, or if the car in front turns off, I BLAST it!

Or at least I did when I had the 156 V6, now I have The Boat I cruise, as that's all it can do!
 
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I'm more of a squirter, constantly adjusting the pedal depending of the stuff happening around me.

In open roads though I become a definite constant pressure man, and if there is no rush on the motorway I just go to 70mph, and tune into cruise mode..... the fuel savings are massive!!
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Squirt in the bends, cruise on the straights
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Mainly a cruiser.......



......with the odd squirt to clear the slow-coaches
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Badly...
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Crusing squirter
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Normally a heavy squirt and then into a fairly swift cruise
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Definitely a squirter, have to watch the loud pedal in low gears otherwise say goodbye to traction
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Re: How do you drive....?

normally pressure, i see a motorway & i wanna get to where i'm going as fast as i can, but on back roads i'm generally more relaxed (well except for last night when it took me 2hr 45mins to travel 80 miles, then i blasted the Mondeo through the back roads & she felt superb!
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im a full throttle maniac since i got my alfa
 
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Simple cruiser unless on quiet B-road. Then smooth but as fast as poss!
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normally pressure, i see a motorway & i wanna get to where i'm going as fast as i can, but on back roads i'm generally more relaxed (well except for last night when it took me 2hr 45mins to travel 80 miles, then i blasted the Mondeo through the back roads & she felt superb!
Yeah!!! Mondeo Power!!! Lets take over the forum!!!
 
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Yeah!!! Mondeo Power!!! Lets take over the forum!!!
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i got the squirts
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Yeah!!! Mondeo Power!!! Lets take over the forum!!!
Somehow mondeo and power does not go hand in hand even with the ST...that had power but you were or should have been scared to use it as the car would probably get out of shape and end upside down on the oposite side of the road.....

But each to their own Poison thats what i say....
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Re: How do you drive....?

Mainly a cruiser,but usually at slightly illegal speeds.Just enough to keep all the fug boxes behind me.When I'm in the mood though................................!!
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Somehow mondeo and power does not go hand in hand even with the ST...that had power but you were or should have been scared to use it as the car would probably get out of shape and end upside down on the oposite side of the road.....

But each to their own Poison thats what i say....
I had the ST24 170BHP. And to compare it to the 156 would be alot like comparing a stinking bag of shyte to a fresh summer meadow.

The ST24 was an old dog if I'm honest. Alright enough if you are upgrading from sub 140BHP, but the Alfa just knocked the crap out of it on every level.
 
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When I was driving the TSpark it was Constant Pressure, with the V6, it's squirty as thrashing it everywhere like I did my TSpark would be ludicrous.
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I am a big squirter.
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Re: How do you drive....?

Other - All of them depending on traffic and road conditions.
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Yeah!!! Mondeo Power!!! Lets take over the forum!!!
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The ST24 was an old dog if I'm honest. Alright enough if you are upgrading from sub 140BHP, but the Alfa just knocked the crap out of it on every level.
Was that the 2.5 V6? Or 3.0 V6?
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