Cars that are nearly always driven badly

Cars that are nearly always driven badly

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AlexiusG55

634 posts

104 months

Saturday 12th January
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Kia Sportage. Tends to be driven by people angry that they can't afford a Q7.

Ian Geary

1,732 posts

140 months

Saturday 12th January
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J4CKO said:
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.
I see this too. I feel that the amount of anger people display is directly proportional to how much they have themselves cocked up.

I don't often do x2 speed limit, but my personal record is x4.


J4CKO said:
Bikers seem to have a superiority complex sometimes,
That's because we are superior, obviously smile

J4CKO said:
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.
True dat


J4CKO said:
The standard of bike riding is higher, on average than car drivers but there are some complete nutcases out there on two wheels.
And that.


For balance, I am happy to disparage every BMW GS rider. Why the feck are you trying to filter through London with a full aluminium luggage kit? You know it's just got your sandwiches in.

You don't just let yourselves down by unsuccessfully trying to squeeze past cars, you let all bikers down.

And when you do finally make it past cars that aren't at least 1m apart, it's necessary to ride 60cm behind every other bike, to somehow re-inflate your bruised ego.

Very odd.

buggalugs

8,582 posts

185 months

Saturday 12th January
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rustfalia said:
Any car fitted with a dashcam.
Dashcam bingo:

Charge down busy urban street like a knight of the road on a perfect white stallion before being pointlessly aggressive with someone struggling to pull out, drive the next 1/2 of an mile with the horn on continuously so everyone can see that someone pulled out on you

Take a roundabout like an even more entitled version of Lewis Hamilton before you get cut up while trying to undertake someone who clearly has no idea where they’re going because nobody could have predicted that would happen could they, lean on horn for next 1/2 mile etc

Be a prick to someone stuck in the wrong lane trying to get over, aggressively block them before breathing heavily while fumbling the dashcam’s incident button

Etc
Etc

DoubleD

9,760 posts

56 months

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

Do you need a lesson?
Do you need to be so rude? No I dont thanks.

So you havent got an issue with someone who borrows money to buy a car thats growing in value?

Muddle238

1,485 posts

61 months

Saturday 12th January
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Round here it's generally easy to spot certain driving types by their car from a mile off:

- Merc A class or CLA/C/E/*** will be driven up your arse, regardless of your speed. Usually a variant with black wheels and performance badging.

- Qashqai/Sportage/Kuga will be up your arse in a 30 zone, you'll loose them at the NSL, however in the next 30 they'll come steaming up your arse again. Don't let these pillocks out from side roads in front of you either, they won't acknowledge a thanks.

- Nivara/Ranger type pickups are almost exclusively driven by actual farmers round here, they not be the quickest but they won't cause you much grief.

- Corsa VXRs usually driven at full whack, easiest to let them pass on the straights, a nearside indication as they look to begin an overtake is usually met with a thanking acknowledgment.

- Anything else German with some degree of performance badging is usually a commuter passing through, will usually try to pass on a roundabout despite heavy traffic and gaining no advantage. The sort of driver to only ever use L2 to go straight ahead.

valiant

4,175 posts

108 months

Saturday 12th January
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Smart cars.

Always hammering along doing mental overtakes with that puny engine screaming away as if it’s trying to burst free from the wart it’s attached to.

I suppose it’s taken an age to get the thing up to speed and the owner will be damned if he’s losing any of that precious built up momentum.

Baldchap

1,769 posts

40 months

Saturday 12th January
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rustfalia said:
Any car fitted with a dashcam.
You wouldn't see a decent modern dashcam from in another vehicle.

RobDown

3,688 posts

76 months

Saturday 12th January
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Pica-Pica said:
OK. So if you take a driver from one of those cars, and put them in a car at the other end of your ‘lists’, does their driving improve?
If posters were to drive these cars they list, would they, as drivers, become incompetent?
I wonder.
That’s a really interesting question. Because i do drive my Aston Martin in a different way to other cars - I’m really conscious of not wanting to give the brand a bad name so I let more people out of junctions, behave nicely etc. Put me back in the Discovery and I’ll happily beep my horn at people etc etc

Anyone else have that? When you get behind the wheel of an Audi say, do you feel you need to drive like an a**e to show how fast the cars are? Or if you’re lucky enough to have a Bentley does that put you above the usual shenanigans?

Mark83

468 posts

149 months

Saturday 12th January
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Of the non-bland cars:
Range Rover SVRs (driven by knobs) and Evoques (driven by the oblivious and thinking it's a Range Rover and they've made it in life).
W204 C63s, normally the coupes.
Audi S3, RS3 and RS5s.
Fiesta STs.
BMW X5/6s.

Sa Calobra

28,939 posts

159 months

Saturday 12th January
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DoubleD said:
Do you need to be so rude? No I dont thanks.

So you havent got an issue with someone who borrows money to buy a car thats growing in value?
Rude? You indicated that I was being superior.

Do we have to go round in circles? This line of argument has been done to death.

The bottom line is cheap credit, finance and more to the point easy credit has made all cars accessable to even more people; the good and the bad. Once upon a time cheap credit was harder to find so less undesirables in cars like new Golf R's of their era.

Saying that I remember Sierra 4x4's, 5 Turbos etc were always driven as bad so maybe those cars will always attract certain mindsets...

MrBarry123

5,026 posts

69 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?
laugh

The Vauxhall Mokka example is true in my experience though: always driven terribly.

DoubleD

9,760 posts

56 months

Saturday 12th January
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Sa Calobra said:
DoubleD said:
Do you need to be so rude? No I dont thanks.

So you havent got an issue with someone who borrows money to buy a car thats growing in value?
Rude? You indicated that I was being superior.

Do we have to go round in circles? This line of argument has been done to death.

The bottom line is cheap credit, finance and more to the point easy credit has made all cars accessable to even more people; the good and the bad. Once upon a time cheap credit was harder to find so less undesirables in cars like new Golf R's of their era.

Saying that I remember Sierra 4x4's, 5 Turbos etc were always driven as bad so maybe those cars will always attract certain mindsets...
And in answer to my question?

baconsarney

9,188 posts

109 months

Saturday 12th January
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None of my cars have been cited... smilewoohoo

bobbo89

2,928 posts

93 months

Saturday 12th January
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MrBarry123 said:
laugh

The Vauxhall Mokka example is true in my experience though: always driven terribly.
It really is! The worst driven ones always seem to be in that dark red / maroon colour too.

Round my way I also get a lot of Kia Sportage's of 2005 sort of age that are always driven by someone who doesn't seem to have a license.

djc206

5,633 posts

73 months

Saturday 12th January
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AlexiusG55 said:
Kia Sportage. Tends to be driven by people angry that they can't afford a Q7.
Ha my mum drives a sportage, very sensibly may I add. Not really comparable to a Q7 in any way though.

My answer would be insignias. I’d hate life too if I had to drive one.

The Audi thing is true and to some extent as mentioned by another poster when I owned mine I used to drive very courteously to try and offset the image slightly. Now I drive a mustang so just embrace the fact that I’m a colossal chav.

MB140

1,901 posts

51 months

Saturday 12th January
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24lemons said:
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.
My wife jokes about this with me. She always says my BMW will be the only one of a few to go in for warranty work on the indicator stalk as I’m one of the few that know how to operate a bmw indicator.

Captain_Chaos

93 posts

39 months

Saturday 12th January
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Mark IV VW Golf. Any time I come across one there seems to be a high probability that it will be driven by an individual with inch-thick glasses and a moleskin jacket, scraping along the side of a hedge at 35 mph.

Mo28

542 posts

48 months

Saturday 12th January
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Fiesta ST-line driven by the usual council estate chav. Especially the red and black edition ones.

AJB88

4,636 posts

119 months

Saturday 12th January
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in MK its mainly:

Nissan Almera's (didn't even know they made as many as you see in MK)
Honda Jazz
Nissan Micra
BMW's - usually low spec ones 318's etc
Mercedes - usually low spec C class
VAG group - low spec again


and the MK taxi special, the Toyota Prius!!

popeyewhite

10,679 posts

68 months

Saturday 12th January
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Sa Calobra said:
Saying that I remember Sierra 4x4's, 5 Turbos etc were always driven as bad so maybe those cars will always attract certain mindsets...
IIRC the real hooligans around here drove Escort Cosworths.