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A lot of discussion on this forum are centered on upgrading components or the car. This is all well and good, but what about improving the driver? Are there ways where someone can improve their driving? Most driving course usually involve safety, but one would expect course on handling would be different.

I remember a post from someone (this is decades ago) on a "duel" on the road between a Honda Civic and a Porsche over some really windy road. The civic driver indicated that on a straight away, the Porsche blows him away but on the curvy road, he was able to bank on his difference in driving skill to outrace the Porsche.

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The problem being of course that the driver who thinks he is a better driver due to that then pulls out in front of another due to stupid overconfidence.

There are NO courses in testosterone regulation. And the problem.
 

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There are a few way to learn to feel the car out. But these are the better 2 that i can think of right now.

1st way is to race at an autocross event. Its just you and a place with space to safely learn the limits of your car and have fun racing it. Some times more experienced drives may even give you a good pointer. Or you can even ask them to ride with you to show you or explain a trick or 2.

2nd way is to take a course somewere like team Oneil rally school (youtube link at the bottom) and they will explain things to you. Its not always about racing they had some winter classes to learn how to drive in winter condition. So finding a local place like them will help you out as well.

https://youtu.be/yDiJi0Zp8GY
 

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A lot of discussion on this forum are centered on upgrading components or the car. This is all well and good, but what about improving the driver? Are there ways where someone can improve their driving? Most driving course usually involve safety, but one would expect course on handling would be different.

I remember a post from someone (this is decades ago) on a "duel" on the road between a Honda Civic and a Porsche over some really windy road. The civic driver indicated that on a straight away, the Porsche blows him away but on the curvy road, he was able to bank on his difference in driving skill to outrace the Porsche.

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Get rid of the DUMB auto commercials on T.V....................Jeeps climbing mount Everest................Dodge showing cars driving like maniacs on city streets.................Cadillac suv doing 60 mph in the snow on on a mountain road. Young drivers today tend to emulate what they see on t.v., and end up in the grave. Ever notice how many Jeeps are involved in roll over accidents.........usually an aggressive driver taking a curve too fast in his or her all terrain vehicle!!!!!!!
 

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I got into an argument online with some person who actually swore the Dodge truck pulling a train was true and would work.

So witless.
 

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I guess there are all kinds of driving courses but experience is usually a very good teacher. Lots of people complain that they can't meet EPA mileage estimates in their cars. My '16 Versa has the CVT and the EPA ratings are 31 city, 39 highway, and 34 combined. I'll admit I don't do much city driving but usually a little on every tank. I also don't usually drive over 50-55 mph. I try to time traffic lights so I don't ever have to come to a complete stop and start coasting early when I know I'm going to have to make a stop instead of staying on the gas until the last second then jumping on the brakes. So far since I've owned this car I've put a little over 2K miles on it and am averaging 45.18 mpg. https://www.ecomodder.com/forum/em-fuel-log.php?vehicleid=10493
 
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