With the tail end of a hurricane coming in hard, what better weekend to bust out an 860 mile road trip?
Heading from West Lothian to Enfield and back, with a detour on the return leg to collect the dog from my parents.
Saturday morning was horrific, it wasn’t until we were nearly off the M6 on to the M1 that it finally stopped raining. Massive headwind all the way down and loads of standing water and incidents to contend with.
Return journey was pretty much as bad, the whole M1 section was sketchy, loads of standing water and puddles across the inner and outer lanes. M6 finally cleared as we approached Wigan so the last leg of the journey was quite relaxing.
Conclusions & lessons from the trip:
Camera system seems unable to handle heavy spray, it gave out warnings multiple times in the wet conditions about malfunctioning, it’s done this once around my normal commute also, in all cases when it’s been in heavy rain & spray.
Trip computer is about as accurate as a bent sniper rifle. Kinda annoying given my e46′s one was always under real world by 1.5-2mpg, the F32 is anywhere from +4 to -4.
These cars are brilliant for this type of work, 7+ hours in the seat and you step out at the other end with no aches, feeling pretty fresh. Only stopped twice on each journey, roughly ten minutes a go, just enough for a pee and to buy some drinks.
Decent width spaces in the hotel car park for a change even with the 4′s loooooong doors
Sadly the crap weather stopped me achieving what I’d really wanted to with a VPower diesel comparison against normal use Tesco diesel, so I’ll have to do that through a week of commuting.