Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby enniroc » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:24 pm

wannabe wrote:
potownrob wrote:Wilkommen!! :o

I take it the Juke doesn't have a hill holder feature?? :cry: :? :lol: 8)
My Accord has one (not mentioned anywhere though, that I know of, odd...), but it seems to have a mind of its own (read: don't depend on it) :lol: :oops: :shock:

my escorts hill holder was broken unless the car was off and in gear. :shrug: old cars.


Sorry to hear about your dead car. :(

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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby Squint » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:18 am

enniroc wrote:
potownrob wrote:Wilkommen!! :o

I take it the Juke doesn't have a hill holder feature?? :cry: :? :lol: 8)
My Accord has one (not mentioned anywhere though, that I know of, odd...), but it seems to have a mind of its own (read: don't depend on it) :lol: :oops: :shock:


Thanks! :) No hill-hold that I know of. Just my feet and hands! I'll double-check the [owner's] manual, though....

You should know if you have hill hold as for the first few weeks/months it will feel entirely unnatural until you get used to it. With hill hold, there is NO roll back on hills at all for a short period of time. So your brain will want you to start rolling back slightly and will be extremely confused when you stay still and can more casually move from brake to gas pedal.

At least that was my experience when I started driving my Mazda 3 that has hill start feature.
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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby wannabe » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:00 pm

enniroc wrote:
wannabe wrote:
potownrob wrote:Wilkommen!! :o

I take it the Juke doesn't have a hill holder feature?? :cry: :? :lol: 8)
My Accord has one (not mentioned anywhere though, that I know of, odd...), but it seems to have a mind of its own (read: don't depend on it) :lol: :oops: :shock:

my escorts hill holder was broken unless the car was off and in gear. :shrug: old cars.


Sorry to hear about your dead car. :(

I'm sorry too, but i've lost weight and walk more now that i take the bus/walk everywhere....
Currently not driving anything - the escort died april 2014 and there's no funds to replace it

Crafting and stuff

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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby enniroc » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:04 pm

Squint wrote:
enniroc wrote:
potownrob wrote:Wilkommen!! :o

I take it the Juke doesn't have a hill holder feature?? :cry: :? :lol: 8)
My Accord has one (not mentioned anywhere though, that I know of, odd...), but it seems to have a mind of its own (read: don't depend on it) :lol: :oops: :shock:


Thanks! :) No hill-hold that I know of. Just my feet and hands! I'll double-check the [owner's] manual, though....

You should know if you have hill hold as for the first few weeks/months it will feel entirely unnatural until you get used to it. With hill hold, there is NO roll back on hills at all for a short period of time. So your brain will want you to start rolling back slightly and will be extremely confused when you stay still and can more casually move from brake to gas pedal.

At least that was my experience when I started driving my Mazda 3 that has hill start feature.


Definitely no hill hold, then. Too bad! How does hill hold work, mechanically? Is it like an extra brake?

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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby enniroc » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:06 pm

wannabe wrote:I'm sorry too, but i've lost weight and walk more now that i take the bus/walk everywhere....


Right on! I'm pretty sure my glutes have been getting a better workout since I started using a clutch again....

I'm still walking and cycling a lot as I live downtown - no patience for driving unless I'm getting *out* of the city.

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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:37 pm

enniroc wrote:Definitely no hill hold, then. Too bad! How does hill hold work, mechanically? Is it like an extra brake?


Hill Hold uses the ability of the ABS and information from the stability control sensors to keep the brakes applied for a short interval after your foot comes up off the brake pedal if the vehicle is on an incline that exceeds the threshhold value.
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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby tankinbeans » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:27 pm

Welcome...

The Juke is the ONLY Nissan I actually like, mainly due to it's interesting looks. I didn't know Nissan still made cars sans Singer sewing machine.
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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby enniroc » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:20 pm

tankinbeans wrote:Welcome...

The Juke is the ONLY Nissan I actually like, mainly due to it's interesting looks. I didn't know Nissan still made cars sans Singer sewing machine.


Ha! No sewing machine. It was the look of the vehicle that got me in for that first testdrive, for sure.

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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby RITmusic2k » Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:09 pm

Greetings, Corinne (I presume)!

Glad that THC and company already have you feeling like you're on the right path - welcome back to the fun side of the driving fence!!

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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby enniroc » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:12 am

RITmusic2k wrote:Greetings, Corinne (I presume)!

Glad that THC and company already have you feeling like you're on the right path - welcome back to the fun side of the driving fence!!


Yes, thanks!

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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby Squint » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:14 am

RITmusic2k wrote:Greetings, Corinne (I presume)!

Glad that THC and company already have you feeling like you're on the right path - welcome back to the fun side of the driving fence!!

So does this mean my name is Tniuqs? Because I don't know how to say that... :lol:
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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:35 pm

Squint wrote:
RITmusic2k wrote:Greetings, Corinne (I presume)!

Glad that THC and company already have you feeling like you're on the right path - welcome back to the fun side of the driving fence!!

So does this mean my name is Tniuqs? Because I don't know how to say that... :lol:


It's pronounced "Throat-Warbler-Mangrove".
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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby Squint » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:39 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Squint wrote:So does this mean my name is Tniuqs? Because I don't know how to say that... :lol:


It's pronounced "Throat-Warbler-Mangrove".

Nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean, know what I mean?
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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby theholycow » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:19 am

wocyloheht...that kinda rolls off the tongue pretty well, like an ocelot combined with an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh.
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Re: Hello from Halifax, NS, Canada. Back behind wheel & stick after a decade.

Postby tankinbeans » Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:05 pm

Snaebniknat sounds like a character in Harry Splathead.
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