King Cobra wrote:nigelblake wrote:Dragon Rapide wrote:I was stationary in a narrow country lane a couple of hours ago as a woman in a Japanese 4x4 drove towards me passing an entrance into which she could have pulled to allow me to pass, and into which I assumed she would pull over. No such opportunity was afforded me without reversing back about 300 yards. So I looked at her quizzically and she irritably reversed the 50 yards enabling me to pass. The look on her face as I acknowledged her help was of a driver alienated by her car and her surroundings. Bizarre but typical
Indeed, it seems that the more "Off road" capable the vehicle is, the less likely it's driver is to get any mud on it!!
I drive a Land Rover and it amuses me to see how many pristine 4x4s there are about these days. Some have a very poor off road performance in the first place and the furthest they go off road is probably the Waitrose car park. My Landy was bought to do a job but many 4x4s are bought as a status symbol. I have nothing against that but I wish such people would learn to drive them properly.