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      11-10-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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People driving like an idiot around your M3?

Is it just me, pure coincidence, or do more drivers become douche-bags when they are around the M3? I'm still in my break-in period so I'm driving carefully plus I had my 5 month old son in the back. I had a guy in a truck try to run me off the road getting onto the freeway and another guy tailgating me down the freeway so close I couldn't see his headlights in my rear view mirror. I courtesy tapped my brakes a few times and he would back off for a sec, but then get right on my tail again.

In general, I've noticed more people cutting me off in the new car and not letting me in when I signal. I hope today just happened to be a bad day on the road.
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      11-10-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
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A guy at work tells me that if he needs to make a lane change in tight traffic he always looks for the nicest car to cut off, because he knows they'll brake.
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      11-10-2010, 08:25 PM   #3
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Yep, everyone drives like a-holes around the M. Some asshat almost rear-eneded me cause he didn't know how to slow down properly. I would have jumped out of my car and punched him square in the chin.
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      11-10-2010, 08:27 PM   #4
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Is it just me, pure coincidence, or do more drivers become douche-bags when they are around the M3? I'm still in my break-in period so I'm driving carefully plus I had my 5 month old son in the back. I had a guy in a truck try to run me off the road getting onto the freeway and another guy tailgating me down the freeway so close I couldn't see his headlights in my rear view mirror. I courtesy tapped my brakes a few times and he would back off for a sec, but then get right on my tail again.

In general, I've noticed more people cutting me off in the new car and not letting me in when I signal. I hope today just happened to be a bad day on the road.
It was not a bad day, it was just the beginning of a series of encounters of the douche-kind...
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      11-10-2010, 08:28 PM   #5
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Which explains why some people say BMW drivers drive like assholes
We're just defending our position on the road
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      11-10-2010, 09:01 PM   #6
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It was not a bad day, it was just the beginning of a series of encounters of the douche-kind...
lol, +1, I would add "close" before the word "encounters" though. Cuz they typically are.
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      11-10-2010, 09:14 PM   #7
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People are just piece of shit assholes in general.

Bunch of inbred losers...

You have 420hp, push the gas and get away.
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      11-10-2010, 09:22 PM   #8
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whats the deal with drivers? man, they act like u just ripped off a piece of their flesh if u change lanes in front of them....they gotta come and get it back from you.
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      11-10-2010, 09:38 PM   #9
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just haters..i just smile and give them thumbs up when they eventually go by haha
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      11-10-2010, 09:40 PM   #10
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I've been lucky I guess. Have not been cut off or tailed too bad either.
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      11-10-2010, 09:41 PM   #11
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Yes, I have found people want to either get into a race with you or not let you chance lanes, etc.

Its funny because I dont experience same type of road behavior from other drivers when I am in my other car. The M3 just seems to draw negative behaviour from other drivers on the road.
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      11-10-2010, 09:41 PM   #12
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eh, people do it all the time. you can't help that there's a bunch of retarded losers on the road.

you see hood-rats weaving in and out in their Hyundai's or Monte Carlo's... you see Dick, Tom and Harry who went from a Rav4 to a 328i, C300 or IS250 who think that their car is the fastest sports car on the planet trying to overtake everyone. or, you see chumps in LR3's or RR Sport's, thinking that their tanks are fast...

people are dumb, that's a fact of life.
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      11-10-2010, 10:02 PM   #13
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People are just piece of shit assholes in general.

Bunch of inbred losers...

You have 420hp, push the gas and get away.
+1

I don't think 99.9% of drivers on the road care what you're driving. There are just a lot of horrible drivers.
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      11-10-2010, 10:53 PM   #15
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It depends on my mood of the day. I would toy with them from time to time when it happens to me. Smoke them a few times then slow down and wait for them to come up to tailgate me and do it again. You'd be surprised to see assholes who would tailgate you in the middle lane even when the left lane is empty.
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      11-11-2010, 12:22 AM   #17
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I only commute my M3 1 or 2 days a week. I drive a bit of a beast 4x4 GMC the other 3 days a week. I notice a big difference between the two vehicles and how other drivers react to me. I live in SJ also. People who don't live here can't really appreciate what crappy drivers we have here. I think Californian's have a rep for being the worst drivers in the nation, the Bay Area has the rest of the state beat on idiot's that have no regard for anyone else on the road. I have to drive very defensively in my M3. In my truck I don't stress over the moron's. My 6600 lbs of truck will absorb a lot of stupid driving. Good luck and take care. It's like a war zone on 85, 101 and 280 every day.
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      11-11-2010, 12:44 AM   #18
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They are a bunch of jealous POS who can all go eff themselves.

But to answere your question, yes, it happens all the time, specially here in LA - city where 90% are douchbags !
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      11-11-2010, 12:49 AM   #19
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Get used to it..

It happens get used to it. The slower you drive the dumber they look..
If it's worth it sh*t on their car and laugh.. Not literally of course haha
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      11-11-2010, 12:53 AM   #20
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I have also noticed that people drive like pikeys when they are around the M, but what's interesting is that my passengers have noticed instances of people actually exhibiting rage towards my car as it passes by. I didn't know that 'till they told me.

Of course, you get the opposite as well, admiring onlookers. I was driving through Diamond Bar one day, and a white Mk. V GTI driver kept looking my way. He did a little too much looking and went full steam into the rear of a black Mercedes Benz.

You'll get attention of all sorts, good and bad.
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yup everyone seems to want to test their cars against yours
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      11-11-2010, 01:24 AM   #22
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Happens from time to time. I remember one time I was driving through a pretty wide stretch of road with about 3 open lanes. I was in the middle lane driving casually when some gardening pickup trunk starts tailgating me. I kinda ignore it and drive at the same pace. He eventually starts flashing his high beams, pulls up in the lane next to me, then proceeds to flick me off and yell out a string of spanish (or some similar language I guess). Most random encounter I've ever had
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