Cars that are nearly always driven badly

Cars that are nearly always driven badly

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aka_kerrly

10,503 posts

147 months

Saturday 12th January
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Isn't this just another opportunity to name and stereotype all the currently popular cars.....

Cold

5,941 posts

27 months

Saturday 12th January
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aka_kerrly said:
Isn't this just another opportunity to name and stereotype all the currently popular cars.....
It is but with the added knocking of leasing and finance. I did like the way some seem to be able to spot a leased car in their mirror. Perhaps the other driver pastes the documents on their windscreen?

Andy665

2,256 posts

165 months

Saturday 12th January
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Honda Jazz

Pastel coloured Fiat 500s

First generation Picasso's and Zafiras

Any BMW with a self applied M badge, M powered grille slats or number plates in the windscreen

Mike335i

2,107 posts

39 months

Saturday 12th January
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gforceg said:
Riley Blue said:
These list threads are pointless, they just serve to illustrate posters' observations.
Fixed that for you.
Not sure you did... There is always lots of exaggeration and generalisation in these threads that the observations themselves are lost. See one or two badly driven Zafira’s in a week and most forget about the 15 averagely driven ones. All of a sudden all Zafira drivers are the worst scum in the world.

aka_kerrly

10,503 posts

147 months

Saturday 12th January
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Cold said:
aka_kerrly said:
Isn't this just another opportunity to name and stereotype all the currently popular cars.....
It is but with the added knocking of leasing and finance. I did like the way some seem to be able to spot a leased car in their mirror. Perhaps the other driver pastes the documents on their windscreen?
hahaha a very useful skill to have, perhaps they can "see" the size of a mortgage on other people's houses tolaugh
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24lemons

2,211 posts

122 months

Saturday 12th January
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miken2k8 said:
bmw's are only bad if it's 3series coupe e90
Well it didn’t take long for my car to be mentioned!

Oh well, I like to think I break the mould when it comes to the usual BMW stereotypes. I try to be a courteous driver but I bet plenty of people’s minds are made up as soon as they see the badge.


legless

717 posts

77 months

Saturday 12th January
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J4CKO

26,081 posts

137 months

Saturday 12th January
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tonker said:
Riding a motorbike you look for clues

- rear headrests up and no one sat in the back
- any sort of headwear
- CR-V badges
- any supermarket delivery van. Not the HGVs, the local home delivery ones. Terrible.
- fiat 500s. Because driven by oblivious Young women with no understanding of road positioning or mirrors. And they WILL be messing with their phone.


I find WVM courteous to bikers. They move over, pull in their mirrors to let you filter if tight, rarely weave in their lane (they really can multitask, usually eating, using phone, doing some paperwork and driving)
How about motorbikes then that go past at twice the speed limit or more, or who filter way faster than they really should and get all angry when someone dares change lane.

Bikers seem to have a superiority complex sometimes, and to be fair its tempered by having to stay alive but they dont always help themselves, especially the weekend warriors out in a group.

The standard of bike riding is higher, on average than car drivers but there are some complete nutcases out there on two wheels.




robinessex

6,625 posts

118 months

Saturday 12th January
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Females, with more money than driving ability, who buy the biggest SUV in the makers of their choice catalogue, and then stick a personal number plate on it.

Buzypea

146 posts

76 months

Saturday 12th January
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For aggressive driving, has to be Golf GTD every time.



fausTVR

1,291 posts

87 months

Saturday 12th January
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For me it is the Golf, has been for years, more so the non R or GTi variants. The carriage of choice for the angry, underachieving, hate fuelled scrote.

Sa Calobra

27,617 posts

148 months

Saturday 12th January
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aka_kerrly said:
Cold said:
aka_kerrly said:
Isn't this just another opportunity to name and stereotype all the currently popular cars.....
It is but with the added knocking of leasing and finance. I did like the way some seem to be able to spot a leased car in their mirror. Perhaps the other driver pastes the documents on their windscreen?
hahaha a very useful skill to have, perhaps they can "see" the size of a mortgage on other people's houses tolaugh
I thought the majority of all new cars are rented or bought on debt?

So when someone boasts about 'their' new VW/Audi etc I shrug.

rustfalia

1,736 posts

103 months

Saturday 12th January
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Any car fitted with a dashcam.

DoubleD

6,644 posts

45 months

Saturday 12th January
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Sa Calobra said:
I thought the majority of all new cars are rented or bought on debt?

So when someone boasts about 'their' new VW/Audi etc I shrug.
Do you do the same thing when someone talks about 'their' house?

996TT02

2,822 posts

77 months

Saturday 12th January
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Round my way - very small car drivers, generally because the driver is "scared" to drive a larger car, so you can well imagine.

Including Smarts - but for the opposite reason, generally driven by "busy" jerks.

Chavwagons of choice here are older Passats, Merc saloons and large older Peugeots.

aka_kerrly

10,503 posts

147 months

Saturday 12th January
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DoubleD said:
Sa Calobra said:
I thought the majority of all new cars are rented or bought on debt?

So when someone boasts about 'their' new VW/Audi etc I shrug.
Do you do the same thing when someone talks about 'their' house?
Anyone with a mortgage is surely living in a property beyond their meanswobble

Carry on the lease circus, more new cars makes more second hand cars for all those waiting for 5-10 year old bargains they can afford.

Sa Calobra

27,617 posts

148 months

Saturday 12th January
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DoubleD said:
Do you do the same thing when someone talks about 'their' house?
Houses don't depreciate like a brick dropped off a building however when said brick has mortar round it it doesn't tend to move at the very least.


alec.e

1,036 posts

61 months

Saturday 12th January
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J4CKO said:
tonker said:
Riding a motorbike you look for clues

- rear headrests up and no one sat in the back
- any sort of headwear
- CR-V badges
- any supermarket delivery van. Not the HGVs, the local home delivery ones. Terrible.
- fiat 500s. Because driven by oblivious Young women with no understanding of road positioning or mirrors. And they WILL be messing with their phone.


I find WVM courteous to bikers. They move over, pull in their mirrors to let you filter if tight, rarely weave in their lane (they really can multitask, usually eating, using phone, doing some paperwork and driving)
How about motorbikes then that go past at twice the speed limit or more, or who filter way faster than they really should and get all angry when someone dares change lane.

Bikers seem to have a superiority complex sometimes, and to be fair its tempered by having to stay alive but they dont always help themselves, especially the weekend warriors out in a group.

The standard of bike riding is higher, on average than car drivers but there are some complete nutcases out there on two wheels.
This. A guy I work with is a biker, claims to need to have eyes in the back of your head, yet generally a poor driver.

What do headrests have to do with anything? Mine don't colapse down like Mercedes, so are always upright...

Just with car drivers, there are bikers good and bad.

DoubleD

6,644 posts

45 months

Saturday 12th January
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Sa Calobra said:
DoubleD said:
Do you do the same thing when someone talks about 'their' house?
Houses don't depreciate like a brick dropped off a building however when said brick has mortar round it it doesn't tend to move at the very least.
Yeah but its still not 'theirs' though, regardless of depreciation?

How about if someone leases (or rents if you want to appear superior) a car that doesnt depreciate?

Sa Calobra

27,617 posts

148 months

Saturday 12th January
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Yes it is. As time passes the value grows AND the replacements pay off each month.

Do you need a lesson?