posted on Aug, 6 2004 @ 05:51 PM
A few years ago I was given a company car (I was a field engineer and only needed a small car because all I took with me was my tool kit). It was a
Toyota Yaris (nicknamed the 'Pregnant rollerskate
) and that was fine - I didn't mind having a small car since it saved wear & tear on my
One of the other engineers who had one warned me that they were somewhat nippy which I found it difficult to believe, but I later discovered that
appearance can be deceptive.
The Yaris speedo is a digital one somewhere near the centre of the dashboard, meaning that Pisky kept forgetting to check his speed (I'm used to
analogue ones in direct line of sight). One morning on the way to fix a problem in Oxford, I was on the motorway and wondered why it was that
everyone was driving so slowly - I was passing them all with ease on the right hand lane. Then I looked at the speedo and decided to slow down. Yes,
the Yaris is
somewhat nippier than I expected - I was doing 108 and it felt like 70.
Luckily I wasn't caught or I'd have been banned for a year and got my balls kicked by the boss. ANd yes, I did
keep my eyes on the speedo
from then on.
[Edited on 6-8-2004 by Pisky]