A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

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A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby LobbyLudd » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:00 pm

Having had to do a lot of driving around in a 'modern' car during the last few weeks (covering all types of road , Motorways,' A' roads and country 'B' roads etc.) I have again and again experienced that a lot of drivers of certain makes of car seem to need to overtake all other drivers more so than some other makes at any cost' even in any adverse weather conditions . Without wishing to upset any ' responsible' drivers of any certain modern car make my own recent observation is to have been most often 'tailgated' relentlessly until being overtaken at great speed particularly by a higher number of Audi,s recently (some at blind bends ) for some odd reason ?
What actually gets into some of these drivers minds when behind the wheel of this type of car and why ?? :evil:
I used to think it was a lot of BMW's that had made this reputation not so long ago (brought about probably by the aggressive driving habits of a certain percentage of the total overall BMW drivers)
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby MarkyB » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:09 am

I don't know about Audis but I drove a BMW a couple of years ago and found that it had a very "aggressive" throttle response.
Just about anything else I've ever driven has been much more progressive and controllable.

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby LobbyLudd » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:38 pm

Someone has just said that the Audi is now apparently one of the highest 'aspirational' choices of company car from a list of available choices available for the younger 'go ahead' company executives at the moment ?? :roll:
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby bmcecosse » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:45 am

Oh yes - an Audi is definitely much better at overtaking than a Morris Minor.... :wink:
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby beero » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:01 pm

I think the problem is that these modern cars are SO VERY capable they can be driven like an idiot and the various hi-tech systems can get you out of no end of trouble. They can create a sense of confidence that can make a driver take risks that he/she may not consider in a car without all these gismos. I don't think it is just Audis and BMWs, it is just that they are so common (or should that be popular?)


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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby LobbyLudd » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:16 pm

beero wrote:I think the problem is that these modern cars are SO VERY capable they can be driven like an idiot and the various hi-tech systems can get you out of no end of trouble. They can create a sense of confidence that can make a driver take risks that he/she may not consider in a car without all these gismos. I don't think it is just Audis and BMWs, it is just that they are so common (or should that be popular?)

Yes, it must be a case of being so insulated from the outside world in that so called personal 'safety bubble' that gives a lot of present day drivers a feeling that they are in an inconvenient traffic jam, even when in the outside lane of motorways.
In reality they are dangerously close nose to tail in there own '70 -95 mph traffic jam'. Now that seems a bit scary to me even keeping to the nearside lane in my Morris. This style impatient driving now appears the norm and is seen daily on any stretch of motorway.
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby kennatt » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:23 am

It matters not a jot,these days,you get overtaken,and10 mins down the road that car is one car in front of you held up by another,that he overtakes and then 10mins d...................................................I travel the motorways regularly,to the south coast. Its amazing how many times I see a high performance car fly past,then see them fly past again after a service station. I was once overtaken three times by a Subaru,and when I pulled into the ferry terminal at dover,the driver was just pulling up at the check in, two cars in front and I guess a lot more petrol used than my car.

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby les » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:30 pm

No one ever seen a lunatic in a modded old car? These people don't just exist in 'moderns' but regarding modern cars be careful of Vauxhauls! Almost always driven by --well I'll leave the word to your imagination. Personal opinion of course :D


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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby POMMReg » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:28 pm

les wrote:No one ever seen a lunatic in a modded old car? These people don't just exist in 'moderns' but regarding modern cars be careful of Vauxhauls! Almost always driven by --well I'll leave the word to your imagination. Personal opinion of course :D
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby les » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:46 am

Get out of it?---I wouldn't be getting in it!
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby qwerty165 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:36 pm

les wrote:Collector of long overdue books.
Must be a rather small collection, unless I am mistaken.


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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby POMMReg » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:44 pm

les wrote:Get out of it?---I wouldn't be getting in it!
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby les » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:22 pm

I thought you were going to buy the ones recently advertised by a poster on this forum. Would have saved some hassle and you would have got a bargain.


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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby LobbyLudd » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:28 pm

Today Friday 24th Oct was driving at approx 5pm on a B road in the New Forest and keeping to the 40mph as very clearly sign painted at regular intervals on the road surface.
Suddenly around a bend and in the middle of the road - YES , a large shiny new looking black Audi coming towards me driven by a young guy in white shirt sleeves approaching at least 60mph forcing me over into the side of the road!!

Is it just me they are determined to get!!! and why I wonder :-?
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby POMMReg » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:58 pm

les wrote:I thought you were going to buy the ones recently advertised by a poster on this forum. Would have saved some hassle and you would have got a bargain.
Didn't get back to me!

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby LobbyLudd » Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:34 pm

Anyway..... and out of interest ...... which make of 'modern' do you think deserves your own special vote as the title for having the worst driving behaviour reputation on our various roads and why??
(These individual vehicles may all be wonderful marvels of present day technology and engineering advancement ...... but driven in the hands of just a few individual prats !!! :roll: )
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby MarkyB » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:13 pm

Just about any 4x4 would get my vote although in London the stardard of driving is abysmal and defensive driving is the order of the day, every day :(

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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby Chipper » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:53 pm

I saw a 4x4 (Japanese, I think) that had somehow had its roof and windscreen caved in, coming out of sleepy Herne Bay in Kent the other night; I'm guessing the driver must have gone around the S-bends there a bit too fast and rolled it. :roll:

There were a couple of police vans present, but I didn't see any other vehicles involved, so I suspect it was just the 4x4 driver at fault...
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby LobbyLudd » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:23 pm

Today the worst behaviour was involving a new model white Range Rover (the one with the very low squashed down roof) driven by a very young lady constantly tailgating and trying to overtake on bends,so close I could count her heavily mascara'd lashes. Obviously 'outraged' that I was keeping fairly close to the legal speed limits through a village complete with a primary school entrance etc. etc.

I just pulled over, and after a blasting to me on her car horn, it then vanished into the distance at an incredible speed !

I have come to the conclusion it can be any number from a range of the top rated 'luxury' and very 'expensive' vehicle type that allows some particular drivers an automatic right to drive like this.

I now rest my case :-?
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Re: A bad reputation created by some 'modern' car drivers ?

Postby POMMReg » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:16 am

LobbyLudd wrote:Today the worst behaviour was involving a new model white Range Rover (the one with the very low squashed down roof) driven by a very young lady constantly tailgating and trying to overtake on bends,so close I could count her heavily mascara'd lashes. Obviously 'outraged' that I was keeping fairly close to the legal speed limits through a village complete with a primary school entrance etc. etc.

I just pulled over, and after a blasting to me on her car horn, it then vanished into the distance at an incredible speed !

I have come to the conclusion it can be any number from a range of the top rated 'luxury' and very 'expensive' vehicle type that allows some particular drivers an automatic right to drive like this.

I now rest my case :-?

Totally agree!

Today, had one of those new Audi's [horizontal front lights?] overtake
me going along a bypass, mile or so later caught up to him at the lights,
they changed to green just as I approached them and I zoomed straight
past the dopey pillock.
Single carriageway from then on, but you could almost see the steam
coming out of his ears!
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