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  1. Overtaking In Driving School Car

    btmaldon hit the nail on the head.It's not driving on the "wrong" side of the road :D that is the problem it's RHD - Gear changing is pretty automatic for me with the right hand but I need to think for a split second when doing it with the left hand - I'm looking forward to it :P
  2. Overtaking In Driving School Car

    Thanks for all your replies. Yes, I have booked lessons with a driving school. If you think that drivers in the U.K. are bad you should try driving in Spain, or worse still, Portugal. I once did a tour around Portugal with two friends from the U.K. neither of whom fancied driving on the right. I drove the 600 or so miles myself. Never again :o
  3. Overtaking In Driving School Car

    I have done more than 99% of my driving on the right. I learned to drive and passed the test in Gibraltar (drives on the right even though it's a British Overseas Territory) and driven a little in the U.K. but not much. I'm coming to the U.K. for a week next month and have booked refresher lessons with a driving school because I lack confidence in driving on the left. If the Instructor will let me I look forward to overtaking. This is going to be fun. The last thing any driver expects from a driving school car is to be overtaken :D I can never remember seeing one do so. Has anyone ever been overtaken by a Driving School Car and, if so, what was your reaction?
  4. Small Car For My Wife

    I have a diesel Fiesta Zetec and it's great. A Ford Fiesta would be a good car for a new driver. A Peugeot 206 is another good option. I'm only joking but years ago a friend advised me that if a woman wants to learn to drive don't stand in her way :D
  5. Im In Love...

    I'm not really into exhausts but I love the wheels on the 2nd car - Abarth 500 695 Tributo Ferrari - kewl - B) I'm in lo ve
  6. Hello From Scotland

    Nice car mate. I've normally (not always) voted Conservative so I have a blue Fiesta :D
  7. Time For A Change!

    Nice car. I note you have another car now. My advice to anyone is follow the heart not the head see my profile. when I went to the Ford Dealer I really fancied a Fiesta Zetec c although a Mondeo would have been within my budget.
  8. This will sound extremely childish. Every single bluetooth voice control I have seen demonstrated on You Tube has a female voice which repeats the instructions that you have just given it. I know a chap who has voice conrol and that's female too. Is it possible to obtain a male voice version? As long is it is in English I don't mind what accent it comes back in - English, Scottish, American, Australian, etc., etc. I have some road trips in mind with (male) friends. I could programme the voice control so instead of saying "Radio Gibraltar" I would say "Radio f..king Gib mate". I can picture them laughing their heads off. This doesn't work the same way with a female voice.
  9. Newbie Saying Hello!

    Hi Welcome. Of course you are planning to buy a manual car. Is there any other type? lol
  10. Greetings From Gibraltar

    Hi New Member here. I was born and bred in the U.K. but have been in Gibraltar for over 20 years. Contrary to what you might think Gib drives on the right although its a Commonwealth Country. Many moons ago a mate and I used tio go up in the hills at weekends and we loved racing his old Fiesta Mk2 up hills in a gear too low. I passed the driving test a little later and another lad we knew, who was a motor mechanic knew of a Fiesta Mk2 for sale which I purchased. One gets to know motor mechanics when one drives in that manner lol. I have had other cars - A Citroen, Seat, Corsa and Peugeot 206 purchased for good reasons e.g. through friends. In between that little collection was another Fiesta when I let me heart rule my head and kept too long. The money I spent on repaiirs would have been better spent on a newer car. I presently have a Zetec S. I went to the Ford Dealer with a mechanic friend with the intention of looking at new or semi-new cars. We were also going to go the nearby Peugeot dealer. The Fiesta caught my eye. I looked at the other cars (Focus, Mondeo, ets.) but couldn't keep my eyes off that Blue Fiesta. Love at first sight. I said don't bother going to Peugeot I hope shortly to make Festa as I call him - coche = car is a masculine noun in Spanish - more sporty and am considering the Zetec S Leather Pack. I know it makes sense to have spent the money on a more sporty car but sense and cars don't always go together. Fiestas are 100% fun. To my mind automatic transmission on a Fiesta is an absolute ABOMINATION
  11. Welcome to the Ford forums GIBRALTAR FIESTA :)