1. 10 Oct 2020 at 11:46 AM #81
    HerrBonden

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    27 year old me might have shared the views of some of the posters on here but 37 year old me doesn't.

    I don't switch any driving aids off on the road. I've had zero 'moments' in my M4 or C63 beforehand, both with sketchy reputations in the wet. There's no point. The risks far outweigh any benefits.

    I wonder if you have a bad incident that requires an investigation and they find you turned off driving aids, what would happen?
     
  2. 10 Oct 2020 at 11:53 AM #82
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    Little point in having a rwd car to not want to have fun in it, If I wanted boring I’d be in an Au*i, the occasional moment makes the heart beat faster lol
     
  4. 10 Oct 2020 at 12:12 PM #84
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    Nothing, unless you were deliberately driving like a bellend.

    They are driving aid's added for people that can't drive, older cars never had these aid's and it's not illegal to switch them off.
     
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  5. 10 Oct 2020 at 12:13 PM #85
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    Absolutely nothing. The functionality exists to be used as the driver sees fit. Not using drivers aids at all or using MDM mode in itself doesn’t demonstrate negligence.
     
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  6. 10 Oct 2020 at 12:23 PM #86
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    TC on is just too intrusive on dry roads. It just cuts the power too easily. MDM on dry roads with warm tyres is spot on imo.
     
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  7. 10 Oct 2020 at 12:32 PM #87
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    I wasn’t having a go at the OP it was a general comment. MDM has a time and a place as does fully off. Not much need on a public road to be honest.
     
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    To add to this, I think the point is that on any public road, you have to expect the unexpected. Yeah, you might take a bend faster than what may be deemed acceptable 99 times out of 100, and that 100th time something is on the road that causes an issue. While taking that bend at what may be more "normal" speed wouldn't have caught anyone out.

    Time and place...too fast for conditions...etc.

    MDM or off or otherwise, sounds like nothing would have saved you in this case.

    Driving quickly on a familiar road is never a problem, until it is.
     
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  9. 10 Oct 2020 at 2:35 PM #89
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    You're one behind me and I definitely feel old. I've just sold my M4 and I'm trying to work out which practical SUV fits my needs better - I dont even have kids or a dog! Time to get my pipe, slippers and join a mercedes forum...
     
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  10. 10 Oct 2020 at 2:39 PM #90
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  11. 10 Oct 2020 at 3:23 PM #91
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    Actually the current frontrunner is the X4 35d. Ticks a lot of boxes and I quite like the fact that 50% of the population hate it.
     
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    Tbh I think 50% is a hugely conservative figure :tongeout:
     
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  13. 10 Oct 2020 at 3:30 PM #93
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    Yeah, even if the sample set is the population of my house (me and the missus), I still think it's optimistic at best! I feel I should start a dedicated thread.
     
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