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I was taught a lesson today

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:36 pm

So my wife has never driven the Capri until today also she has driven a modern automatic for years . So I was told that she had to pop to bluewater shopping center then we was having lunch . I thought yes ok we can take the Capri and you can drive .
OMG she said that’s fine . Pants what did I say so in she got and pulled the mirror off so I put that back on and she stated her up and we went straight across the road in to the drive way of the house in front . Christ I said what are doing it was the steering was to heavy . So she turned the wheel and of we went up a small country lane to the main road . Out we went and now heading towards the motorway with me saying I can drive . She got fifth gear wrong once but got the hang to quick for my liking .
So after getting her shopping we had a nice lunch and I drove home .

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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby andyd » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:55 pm

These old cars aren't as easy to drive as many think....I haven't let the Mrs drive mine, although she did drive my 280 down the M5 some years ago.

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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:59 pm

andyd wrote:These old cars aren't as easy to drive as many think....I haven't let the Mrs drive mine

My mrs loves the fact we've got one but is totally uninterested in driving it. Shame :D
Jason, you're very trusting :wave:

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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:38 pm

Rob & Andy yes I did do the , mind this , watch out for that pot hole ! don’t go to fast , slow down . She made me laugh saying how did we drive back then . So I hope that’s got it out her system . :beer:
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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:52 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:So my wife has never driven the Capri until today also she has driven a modern automatic for years . So I was told that she had to pop to bluewater shopping center then we was having lunch . I thought yes ok we can take the Capri and you can drive .
OMG she said that’s fine . Pants what did I say so in she got and pulled the mirror off so I put that back on and she stated her up and we went straight across the road in to the drive way of the house in front . Christ I said what are doing it was the steering was to heavy . So she turned the wheel and of we went up a small country lane to the main road . Out we went and now heading towards the motorway with me saying I can drive . She got fifth gear wrong once but got the hang to quick for my liking .
So after getting her shopping we had a nice lunch and I drove home


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Jason I have had the pleasure of meeting your lovely wife Marie and am really glad she enjoyed driving your Laser but mate if that was me I would have called time when ending up in the opposite driveway :shock: :lol: :lol:

But having said this its great Marie settled down and had a great enjoyable drive. Nice one Marie and nice one you mate for giving her the reigns if your Capri.....you are a better man than me ! :lol: :lol:

Fantastic pic of Marie beside her Capri... :oops: sorry you're Capri mate !! Glad you had a nice lunch :)

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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby timfromull » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:00 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
andyd wrote:These old cars aren't as easy to drive as many think....I haven't let the Mrs drive mine

My mrs loves the fact we've got one but is totally uninterested in driving it. Shame :D
Jason, you're very trusting :wave:

My other half just 'doesn't get' my Capri..........
Women :doh:

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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby D366Y » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:56 pm

timfromull wrote:
Caprifan Rob wrote:
andyd wrote:These old cars aren't as easy to drive as many think....I haven't let the Mrs drive mine

My mrs loves the fact we've got one but is totally uninterested in driving it. Shame :D
Jason, you're very trusting :wave:

My other half just 'doesn't get' my Capri..........
Women :doh:


I have the same problem! Having two doesn't help either, she can't escape from them :lol:
At least I know she'll never want to drive it!

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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:45 pm

That’s lucky Danny I am sure my wife will take the road again in her .
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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby fordperv » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:18 pm

Mrs fp used to love driving my capri, she can really pedal a car around, it is a bit slow compared to her car though which is a S2 escort rs turbo

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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby andyd » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:28 pm

fordperv wrote: it is a bit slow compared to her car though which is a S2 escort rs turbo

Nice car :D
Never driven a standard RS Turbo, but the 170BHP one I did went like :turd: off a shovel :o

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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby fordperv » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:59 pm

andyd wrote:
fordperv wrote: it is a bit slow compared to her car though which is a S2 escort rs turbo

Nice car :D
Never driven a standard RS Turbo, but the 170BHP one I did went like :turd: off a shovel :o


Standard ones are a bit tame to be fair they need that chip, boost increase and exhaust that takes them to 170bhp, Try one with cosworth management and a host of other performance upgrades and you will laugh at most things on the road, I thought my old one was quick until I built this, I have been in the car when she has wiped the floor with cossies and a skyline r32 GTR to name 2

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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby andyd » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:46 am

fordperv wrote:
andyd wrote:
fordperv wrote: it is a bit slow compared to her car though which is a S2 escort rs turbo

Nice car :D
Never driven a standard RS Turbo, but the 170BHP one I did went like :turd: off a shovel :o


Standard ones are a bit tame to be fair they need that chip, boost increase and exhaust that takes them to 170bhp, Try one with cosworth management and a host of other performance upgrades and you will laugh at most things on the road, I thought my old one was quick until I built this, I have been in the car when she has wiped the floor with cossies and a skyline r32 GTR to name 2

Sound impressive :)
The one I drove was an XR3i Cabriolet with the RS engine fitted. Apparently around 220 bhp is possible but he was advised the 170 was the best option, as the car was well set up at that with the mods you stated above......Very quick car :drive:

Would like to see a pic of yours :D

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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby fordperv » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:53 pm

andyd wrote:Sound impressive :)
The one I drove was an XR3i Cabriolet with the RS engine fitted. Apparently around 220 bhp is possible but he was advised the 170 was the best option, as the car was well set up at that with the mods you stated above......Very quick car :drive:

Would like to see a pic of yours :D



Here it is at Blackpool next to my saph, im currently doing a resto on it, it's going back original looking in the correct shade of black

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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby andyd » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:35 pm

fordperv wrote:
andyd wrote:Sound impressive :)
The one I drove was an XR3i Cabriolet with the RS engine fitted. Apparently around 220 bhp is possible but he was advised the 170 was the best option, as the car was well set up at that with the mods you stated above......Very quick car :drive:

Would like to see a pic of yours :D



Here it is at Blackpool next to my saph, im currently doing a resto on it, it's going back original looking in the correct shade of black


Both nice cars :cheers:

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Re: I was taught a lesson today

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:20 am

They both look really nice , after many thoughts and when I win the lotto I might get all mercury grey fords for my man cave . :beer:
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