is it just me?

is it just me?

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craig elam

Original Poster:

113 posts

73 months

Monday 23rd September
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returning on the A1 in my DB9 from the 2019 Heckmondwike rotary club charity car rally which ended up at the Theakston brewery Masham I experienced some very strange driving from other A1m users.
im in lane 3 waiting at a respectful distance behind a vehicle until lane two becomes clear and they can safely let me past, a short distance later about to do the same thing again when the vehicle ive just passed undertakes me in lane 2 at a daft speed , theyve nowhere to go because of cars ahead of them in lane two and end up braking and dropping back.
now once i could understand but it seems to be "a thing" now, is it just me , am i doing something wrong, if i am im certainly willing to be educated

Greathey

28 posts

3 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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I had some idiots targeting me when driving my Aston Martin. It could be jealous people trying to wind me up since it never happened to me when I drive my Proton Gen 2

macdeb

7,401 posts

202 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Had one last Saturday going south on A34 Newbury by-pass. A black Audi rs3, he was dawdling in overtaking lane with nothing on the inside lane as I came up behind, he pulled to the left, I gently overtook then he accelerated and sat on my bumper, I pulled to the left and he dropped back, then accelerated again and overtook then slowed again in front. If the prick is reading this he needs to grow up.

ETA, I have to say on the whole that the response given by others when either driving or even filling up with petrol is very positive with complimentary remarks about the car.

Edited by macdeb on Wednesday 23 October 16:02


Edited by macdeb on Thursday 24th October 09:40

morty1961

261 posts

129 months

Thursday 24th October
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macdeb said:
Had one last Saturday going south on A34 Newbury by-pass. A black Audi rs3, he was dawdling in overtaking lane with nothing on the inside lane as I came up behind, he pulled to the left, I gently overtook then he accelerated and sat on my bumper, I pulled to the left and he dropped back, then accelerated again and overtook then slowed again in front. If the prick is reading this he needs to grow up.


Edited by macdeb on Wednesday 23 October 16:02
Its an Audi ... wouldn't expect anything different

Manx V8V

389 posts

29 months

Thursday 24th October
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It seems cars like ours tend to bring out the best or the worst in some people, they are either incredibly courteous by letting you out of junctions etc, or become very aggressive and act silly.

Shnozz

20,842 posts

218 months

Thursday 24th October
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Surprised you’ve only just noticed this. I’ve had this happen to me in almost every semi decent sports car I’ve ever owned, yet never happening to me whilst driving an indistinguishable daily (before anyone says the issue is the driver and not the car).

If anything, I’d say the Aston encounters less of the nobbish goading driving than many other marques.

Dewi 2

154 posts

12 months

Thursday 24th October
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On motorways in the Aston, I often drive at about 65 mph in the losers lane.
When180 mph is possible, why bother going at 75 mph ?

I have longer to enjoy all that leather and beauty within.
Perhaps that is also the way to avoid goading on motorways. Never experienced it.



EVR

351 posts

7 months

Thursday 24th October
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In Italy I normally experience nice things from others, like thumbs up and such. Rarely you have the young guy in a Golf wanting to race you but not often.

I found out though that I have to be more polite and let other merge in/out of junctions, otherwise you will be ''that moron in the fancy car''.

But more than the actual car, I believe Italians (and especially people in Milan) are reacting to license plates; the Aston has French one (Cannes) and no one ever acted like I was a tourist not knowing where I was going.

On the other hand, when I drive my girlfriend's Citroën Berlingo with Swiss plates (fortunately not that often biggrin) everybody is assuming I am handicapped while in reality I drive way more aggressively in the Berlingo than in the Aston. I believe Swiss have a reputation of being slow & sleepy at the wheel here.

vernierMike

148 posts

41 months

Thursday 24th October
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I even had am older BMW 3 series with its fog lights burning away (I know not the spec, the fog lights were so bright) try to out-accelerate me on the M1 when I was riding a KTM 1290r. I mean, really?

The civilised way is the best way, but sometimes you just gotta gas it.


Chopdogs

24 posts

5 months

Thursday 24th October
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I find that, when people see an Aston in the rear view mirror, most people move out of the way (more than in my other cars). But.....some act like knobheads - undertaking, tailgating, etc.

Just how it is I suppose.

South tdf

785 posts

142 months

Thursday 24th October
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Shnozz said:
If anything, I’d say the Aston encounters less of the nobbish goading driving than many other marques.
Likewise, I found the Aston the most non offensive sports car I have owned, except for people in French made crossovers seemed to want to prove a point.

In a Ferrari I had a pleasant chap press a pedestrian crossing button just so he could stand in the road, drop his trousers and show his arse while shouting obscenities.

Mr.Tremlini

785 posts

48 months

Thursday 24th October
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South tdf said:
In a Ferrari I had a pleasant chap press a pedestrian crossing button just so he could stand in the road, drop his trousers and show his arse while shouting obscenities.
God... aren`t people daft.
We have to consider, that while we are fortunate enough to dabble in the dream cars of ourselves and those of many of the general public, there are still people out there that delight in running a key along the paint of a nice car, so there will always be an immeasurable amount of "self-pleasurers" that have their seven active brain cells creating no end of conundrum when they see a car they would like to own but can never imagine the possibility of, therefore a zebra crossing down-trou seems almost logical...