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Ben FR
03-22-2002, 06:54 PM
Do you drive with two hands on the wheel all the time, only taking your right hand off to shift? Or, do you drive with one hand most of the time?

I really never drive with two hands on the wheel in day-to-day driving. I find it uncomfortable and feel like a doofus when I do it. I know it is a must for track/competitive driving, but I'm curious about your opinion on this issue for just driving around town...

-Ben FR

03-22-2002, 07:00 PM
no-hand because my left hand was holding a cellphone and
right hand was shifting~ haha

nah... that's a bad idea. Did that once or twice only when no
traffic's around.

03-22-2002, 07:00 PM
Just feels (and is) much safer... especially in case some as<i></i>shole pulls out in front of me. Even on trips where I'm driving all day long I rarely take a hand off the wheel. I'm sure once you got use to two hands all the time it would be perfectly comfortable as it is with me. The only problem is that since I look so uncool with two hands on the wheel, I can't find a date. ;-)


03-22-2002, 07:09 PM

Rick Kim official member of the CRS club
03-22-2002, 07:17 PM

03-22-2002, 07:22 PM
Now it feels weird to not have both hands on the wheel.

03-22-2002, 07:28 PM
I almost always have two hands on the wheel. It forces me to be more alert, and allows me to react to the situation.

Usually the right hand is at the 2- or 3-o'clock position and the left hand is down lower -- I like to rest my left elbow on the door. Whenever I'm cornering, both hands are on the wheel in their proper spots.


03-22-2002, 07:31 PM

situation. (nt) Animboy
03-22-2002, 07:31 PM

Adam Hicks
03-22-2002, 07:35 PM
But when I'm gettin' busy with the Coupe I WANT both hands on the wheel! I take off just long enough to shift, and then right back on.

I don't rest my hand on the shifter though. The arm 'rest' is aptly named.

03-22-2002, 07:46 PM

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03-22-2002, 09:09 PM

one hand on the cyclic too..
03-22-2002, 09:54 PM

Paul Stock Park
03-22-2002, 09:54 PM

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03-25-2002, 05:13 AM
1% (on the 'Autobahn' only) i let off the left hand holding the steering wheel in the lower right corner (5 o'clock) and having the elbow pressed against the seat. Quite comfortable but not as much as back in my VW Corrado VR6 where the distance better met my elbow length...
IMO it's danger having only one hand on the steering wheel in this car.


knob; when serious, fold back MKII, use 2 CODGER
03-25-2002, 12:41 PM

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