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Post BMW drivers stereotypes, do you live up to one?
As most of us are bimmer drivers, i feel it apt to ask here.

http://www.bmwblog.com/2009/10/27/do-bm ... t-aint-so/

i feel as if i'm being more of an a-hole on the road when i'm in the bmw than when i'm in the family VW rabbit.
accelerating quickly, changing lanes with verve and gusto(of course, signal is given beforehand), passing people on the right, etc. just general assholery, if you will. i haven't gotten a finger of anything, so it must not be as bad as when i drove speed limit on bow trail, but still, you get the gist.

it's been more than a year, since i got my car, and i still do these occasionally.

so, is it just me, or do you guys drive just a tad bit more ...lively, in your bimmer?


Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:40 pm
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I have started to drive like an asshole, specifically because everyone assumes I'm one anyway.

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Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:41 pm
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stefan wrote:
I have started to drive like an asshole, specifically because everyone assumes I'm one anyway.


LOL. at least, i'm trying to be a considerate asshole.. :)


Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:43 pm
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Post Re: BMW drivers stereotypes, do you live up to one?
I drive more aggressive in my BMW over my other vehicles. But that is an E30 vs my truck or my fiances SUV....


Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:08 pm
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Post Re: BMW drivers stereotypes, do you live up to one?
I drive slowly sideways, which doesn't offend anyone.


Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:27 pm
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e30mclow wrote:
I drive slowly sideways, which doesn't offend anyone.


LOL, i find it pretty hard to keep going straight sideways in mine.. must be the mad skillz you have! :clap: :)


Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:39 pm
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I speed.. not gonna lie.. but I dont weave thru traffic or tail gate.. if the left lane on the highway is empty, I'm most likely breaking the speed limit


Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:00 pm
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An asshole driver is an asshole driver, regardless of whet he/she drives! I drive the exact same in my beamers as anything else. I'm just a little more successful in the BMW. :)
Spiritted driving always!!!

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Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:05 am
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LOL, Glad to hear i'm not the only one. stupid car... wish it was faster, though, so i can get to the speed limit quicker. ;P


Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:00 pm
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Post Re: BMW drivers stereotypes, do you live up to one?
I agree with Rory. It doesn't seem to matter what make people drive, an asshole driver is an asshole driver.
I find the worst drivers are guys in big pickup trucks. I lost track of how many times I've had to swerve to avoid an accident as a pickup casually changes into my lane (where I am) without shoulder checking, signalling, paying any attention, etc.


Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:23 pm
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1999328is wrote:
I agree with Rory. It doesn't seem to matter what make people drive, an asshole driver is an asshole driver.
I find the worst drivers are guys in big pickup trucks. I lost track of how many times I've had to swerve to avoid an accident as a pickup casually changes into my lane (where I am) without shoulder checking, signalling, paying any attention, etc.



Agreed!!

Does anyone else get a lot of jacked up trucks trying to race you?!?!?! lol for some reason I seem to get a lot of those...


Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:14 pm
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Post Re: BMW drivers stereotypes, do you live up to one?
im really not a fan of guys in big jacked up trucks. they always drive in the fast lane going slower than traffic and think they can change lanes when ever they want and people will move out of their way.

i think they are compensating for something...


Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:18 am
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Post Re: BMW drivers stereotypes, do you live up to one?
It has been my experience that AAAA Holes come in all shapes and sizes and don't seem to prefer a particular type of vehicle


Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:02 am
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im really not a fan of guys in big jacked up trucks. they always drive in the fast lane going slower than traffic and think they can change lanes when ever they want and people will move out of their way.

i think they are compensating for something...

Love it. This is why I see so many in ditches on the way to Louise.

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Actually they are in the ditch because
they have no idea how to drive their big 4x4 trucks


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Post Re: BMW drivers stereotypes, do you live up to one?
Last year I bought my wife a 2010 135i. Her previous car was a 2004 Cadillac CTS. I told her that as soon as she got the BMW, no one would be courteous to her or let her in etc. She tells me everyday people cut her off or trucks tail her or tail her then pass her and cut right in front. Pretty much everyday she has a story for me. She does the speed limit at least and she is a good driver. Doesn't make any difference. I don't drive the car often enough to have that happen to me.


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Post Re: BMW drivers stereotypes, do you live up to one?
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Actually they are in the ditch because
they have no idea how to drive their big 4x4 trucks

Or because their lifted trucks all have Super Swamper Mud tires which do shit all on snow or ice.

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Your right there
They seem to all think that size and 4x4
is the answer.


Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:29 pm
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Post Re: BMW drivers stereotypes, do you live up to one?
I think I drive more carefully in my BMW than I do in my daily. I think it's because I know the car is old and quite rare, so I try to be more careful. I also have not had the best record with reliability with the old E24, I've been fixing it up as I own it but I still try not to drive it too hard. Unless the time and road are right. I'd say the only thing I do in the car is slow down A LOT for railroad tracks and bumps, cos the car has a pretty huge front overhang. But of course most of the truck drivers in Edmonton believe this is unacceptable behavior and rip past me when they get the chance. But I guess that's them driving like asshats, not me.


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Post Re: BMW drivers stereotypes, do you live up to one?
Vader wrote:
94Bimmer wrote:
Actually they are in the ditch because
they have no idea how to drive their big 4x4 trucks

Or because their lifted trucks all have Super Swamper Mud tires which do shit all on snow or ice.



AMEN brotha.


Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:34 pm
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I am the BMW stereotype. Except I will always signal. Always.
I never used to be, but it just... works with this car.
People were always curtious to me with the e34 (maybe because it was a gold wagon!)

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Signals go a long way baby, away from duchery.

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