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    Are Audi drivers the new BMW drivers?

    I seem to recall a thread a while back about who the biggest A-holes on the road are and IIRC, WRX drivers seemed to be the consensus. But where I live there aren't a heck of a lot of WRX's, at least not compared to Audi's -- and Audi's, at least by number, make up 90% of the local A-hole driver contingent. BMW drivers seem mostly well-behaved these days.

    So fess up -- which of you lounger Audi drivers could I count on to cut in front of me at 40 mph above the speed limit and flick a booger on my windshield in the process??



    And while I'm overgeneralizing, I might as well add that you also always seem to be wearing dark aviator sunglasses even though you have black tinted windows and it's raining out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenWA
    I seem to recall a thread a while back about who the biggest A-holes on the road are and IIRC, WRX drivers seemed to be the consensus. But where I live there aren't a heck of a lot of WRX's, at least not compared to Audi's -- and Audi's, at least by number, make up 90% of the local A-hole driver contingent. BMW drivers seem mostly well-behaved these days.

    So fess up -- which of you lounger Audi drivers could I count on to cut in front of me at 40 mph above the speed limit and flick a booger on my windshield in the process??



    And while I'm overgeneralizing, I might as well add that you also always seem to be wearing dark aviator sunglasses even though you have black tinted windows and it's raining out.
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    Yes. They have been for a long time.

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    Well, not at +40. I try to keep the turbo from spinning as much as I can.

    Sorry about the booger. Damn allergies.

    Beyond that, draw your own conclusions.
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    Lexus drivers have been catching my eye for the a-hole factor lately. Especially if it's one of those cream-colored with the gold trim.

    The other perpetual annoyances are the dudes in the modded Civic/CRX/etc with tinting and wheels and mufflers all tuned out. But they are never a problem (so far) when on the bike.
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    I'm gonna go get my windows tinted and start running cyclists, real close.

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    Audi's built up more cache and BMW's ramped up their prices a bit. I'd say Audi drivers haven't become the new BMW drivers; BMW drivers just became Audi drivers.
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    When I lived in the US, I swore BMW drivers were the worst--- as they related to sharing the road with cyclists. Living in Europe and now driving a BMW, my opinion has changed.

    VW Polo drivers are the worst.

    As for general bad drivers--- anyone wearing a hat (not a cap)--- and/or is the original owner of a full-sized American car.

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    Audi's are piece's of carp cars. And so are their drivers.

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    My process for changing lanes on the expressway:

    1- Check side view mirror
    2- Check over my shoulder for car in blind spot
    3- If there is a car there and it is a BMW I change lanes. If not I stay in lane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    Lexus drivers have been catching my eye for the a-hole factor lately. Especially if it's one of those cream-colored with the gold trim.

    OH.

    I thought the big silver "L" stood for loser.

    There is a certain sense of entitlement - or something - that comes from paying for a BMW and getting a Camry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDon
    Audi's are piece's of carp cars. And so are their drivers.
    Thanks for that very broad brush.

    Try not to take offence at this - up yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanybikes
    Thanks for that very broad brush.

    Try not to take offence at this - up yours.
    +1.

    For the record, I do not have four wheels. Though some suggest that my hairline resembles a sun roof.
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    wrx drivers are bad? hmm. i may have to take offense.

    on a similar thread, my dad (old porsche owner- original owner of a '87 911 in summer yellow- rather rare car) was considering an upgrade to a new 911. one of the big negatives? he doesnt like new porche owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanybikes
    Thanks for that very broad brush.

    Try not to take offence at this - up yours.
    That's usually where you find Audi drivers.

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    I've noticed that Yugo drivers are the worst. They leave pieces of their vehicle all over the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBiker
    I've noticed that Yugo/MG/Fiat/Ford drivers are the worst. They leave pieces of their vehicle all over the road.
    fixerated that fer you.
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    Subaru Forrester drivers. Usually they're 50-year old women who are really, really angry at something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDon
    That's usually where you find Audi drivers.

    BAM!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2cflyr
    wrx drivers are bad? hmm. i may have to take offense.
    In general:

    young male + fast, relatively cheap car = 2 fast 2 furious in rush hour traffic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Placebo
    Audi's built up more cache and BMW's ramped up their prices a bit. I'd say Audi drivers haven't become the new BMW drivers; BMW drivers just became Audi drivers.
    Well that would make sense, but then who were the original BMW drivers replaced with? There are still a lot of bimmers on the road around here (I'd say equal to Audis) but I hardly ever notice them driving like A-holes anymore.

    Almost every time I see an Audi, I can almost count on it being operated by an A-hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDex
    Subaru Forrester drivers. Usually they're 50-year old women who are really, really angry at something.
    Word to that.

    Living in VT, Mrs. Slow and I both drive subies - mine an 02 OBS, and hers an 07 Forester. I had to drive her car one day this week, and there was a marked difference in my driving experience. The forester has ENORMOUS blind spots that no amount of mirror-adjusting and shoulder-glancing seemed to correct, and while the ride is smoother than than my car, I always feels a little too insulated from what's going on around me when I drive her car. I'm just saying, the car might be part of the problem.

    I also noticed that I got much less respect from other drivers when i was driving the Forester. Maybe the planets weren't lining up that day, but on my regular commute, i was cut off more on the road and disgregarded at 4-way stop signs noticeably more than in my own car.

    BTW, we're not angry 50-somethings. We're expatriate NYC 30-somethings with 2 dogs who found a good deal on a forester. But your characterization does hold for about 90% of the other forester drivers I see on the roads up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenWA
    I seem to recall a thread a while back about who the biggest A-holes on the road are a......
    Can you say, confirmation bias?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenWA
    In general:

    young male + fast, relatively cheap car = 2 fast 2 furious in rush hour traffic

    good point- I'm in my 30's and am likely at the upper age bracket of someone who would have ever bought a WRX.
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