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Reviewed: buffeting

1y ago

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Ever since I first watched the clunky old black-and-white David Lean epic 'Sound Barrier', I've taken a keen interest in ride comfort.

Let's take a couple of extreme examples. You may recall our Namibia beach buggy special, when:

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On the other hand, there was the time I drove a Rolls-Royce Dawn through Italy, on excellent and newly surfaced roads, and I'm delighted to report that there was:

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Quite often, though, and especially on unsealed roads in remote places, it's inevitable at some point:

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It's important to make a distinction here. A straightforward bumpy road is not an issue. The problems start when the undulations are regular - on a 'washboard' gravel surface, for example - and then the experience can rightly be described as:

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Sometimes, because we're in different cars, it may be something that I alone am suffering. In which case my colleagues will only know about it over the radio:

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My fear is that one day it will become too extreme, and then I'll be done for.

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My thanks to Amazon Prime Video, for making 'Sound Barrier' available to buy and reproduce here without permission. These are very short clips, so you should have no issues with buffering.

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