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Old 9th Sep 2015, 06:34
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Typical USA BMW driver

Some of the roads here necessitate the use of said warning device as so many blind narrow bends that even if you approach at an appropriate speed you might get smacked by the hooligan coming the other way - ergo use of warning

Wise man once told me it's pointless being able to stop in the distance you can see, you need to be able to stop in half that to allow for yourself coming the other way......
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 07:56
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Wise man once told me it's pointless being able to stop in the distance you can see, you need to be able to stop in half that to allow for yourself coming the other way......
Similarly, when overtaking, you might have only half the distance in which to do so!

How come I'm often the only driver using my car's indicators correctly? On UK roundabouts, some drivers seem to use them as a decoy about their actual intentions!
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 16:02
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Yes, an old joke; but the point is, I often drive a BMW. Or one of our other cars. I don't drive any differently in any of them and always use the indicators correctly. I see drivers of all makes not doing so.
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 19:33
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But you PAID for your Beemer.
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 19:48
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But you PAID for your Beemer.
Do people pay for them? - I'd always assumed they were company cars for salesmen who didn't have the clout to ask for something that didn't make them look like a prat.
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 20:14
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Do people pay for them?
See above!

Perhaps the people that do have to pay for them do so because they understand the cars for what they are (best handling saloons), look after them better, use the indicators properly and respect other drivers as they should...

Unlike many AUDI drivers (Another Uncaring Dickhead Inside).
FIAT drivers (For Italians And T&ats).
VW Passat saloon drivers (Vain Wankers.. bullies with three or four shirts hanging up in the window).
Renault/Peugeot drivers (for people who don't really care what they drive and probably don't even know the make).
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 22:11
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But you PAID for your Beemer.
Do people pay for them? - I'd always assumed they were company cars for salesmen who didn't have the clout to ask for something that didn't make them look like a prat.
I do wonder what lies behind such comments. Is it simply envy, did you get picked on at school, perhaps a BMW driver once nipped into a parking space ahead of you, who knows? Perhaps you're just a frustrated little *****!

I drive a BMW. I chose and paid for it too. Great car, drives brilliantly, rewarding to drive, comfortable, efficient, well equipped, safe and looks good. It's very well built, not quite as well built as the Audis that I have owned, but drives much better. So does that make me a bad person?

Hey, I live not far from you too. We should meet up and compare our choice of vehicles, assuming you're not one of the knitted sandle wearing guardianistas to be found in Cambridge.

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Old 9th Sep 2015, 22:39
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Perhaps the people that do have to pay for them do so because they understand the cars for what they are (best handling saloons)
If they handle so well why is the only ones you see going around mini roundabouts are the ones going sideways complete with vast clouds of smoke from the back wheels!*

As for indicators we have a Transit van at work, we've had it since 2008 and I'm damned if I can figure out the logic of the so called smart indicators. As many cars now come with them as OEM no wonder it's confusing out there and why so many people don't use the infernal things

*One believes the yoof call it drifting
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Old 9th Sep 2015, 23:25
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Perhaps the people that do have to pay for them do so because they understand the cars for what they are (best handling saloons)
If they handle so well why is the only ones you see going around mini roundabouts are the ones going sideways complete with vast clouds of smoke from the back wheels!*
Logic says that a) you've never driven one and b) need an eyesight test....
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Shy Torque, I drive a Fiat and I'll have you know it actually stands for Fix It Again Tony....
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That's a good question, actually. The Vauxhall (badge-engineered German Opel) is the market leader in fleet sales; it sells about twice as well as the BMW in the UK when it comes to fleet sales, and the BMW is only in about 7th place over-all in sales.

From that, I guess that you are far more likely to encounter a plonker in a Vauxhall than a BMW. Adjusted for envy, though, you are far more likely to whinge and moan about a plonker in a BMW, as here.

Gertrude, if it isn't too embarrassing a question, what sort of motor do you drive? (Here, we have two BMW cars and a BMW motorbike, so that my pro-BMW slant should be quite obvious.) I would guess "Reliant Robin," but you tell us!
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 18:36
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VW Passat saloon drivers ...
... good thing mine's an estate then. Carries furniture, bicycles, whatever.
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Perhaps you're just a frustrated little *****!
I did drive a BMW for a few days once - my own company car was broke or something, and the BMW was the pool car because nobody wanted to be seen dead with it for any longer than absolutely necessary.

I don't remember much about it, being some decades ago, but I do have a very vague feeling that it wasn't too brilliant at going round corners. (Which fault was not shared by my mate's Lotus ... but was shared by my bother's Roller, which also wasn't that brilliant at stopping.)

My sandals aren't knitted. And today was the first day this winter I wore shoes to work - horses for courses, no ideology involved. (Unlike another of my mates, who only stops wearing sandals when the snow is deep enough to come over the soles.)
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Shy Torque, I drive a Fiat and I'll have you know it actually stands for Fix It Again Tony....
I hope you're Italian.....

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I did drive a BMW for a few days once - my own company car was broke or something, and the BMW was the pool car because nobody wanted to be seen dead with it for any longer than absolutely necessary.
I wonder what you and the rest of your swivel eyed loony colleagues were driving instead.
VW Passat saloon drivers ...
... good thing mine's an estate then. Carries furniture, bicycles, whatever.
Hmm, probably about 20 years old and converted to run on ex-chippy oil and lentil based yogurt.

My sandals aren't knitted. And today was the first day this winter I wore shoes to work - horses for courses, no ideology involved. (Unlike another of my mates, who only stops wearing sandals when the snow is deep enough to come over the soles.)
Sounds like a geography teacher to me.

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Old 10th Sep 2015, 20:07
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Sounds like a geography teacher to me.
He isn't, but now you suggest it I can see how he could easily be mistaken for one
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 20:13
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Do BMW drivers toot other BMW drivers?

The last car to toot me was a BMW. Apparently I drove away from some lights with too slow a rate of acceleration.

The only car I have tooted this millennium was a Volvo saloon.
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 20:47
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Oh dear, I too have a BMW which I bought new. Now had it six years and it drives as well as the day I got it. Only issue I have is that it seems to attract little Tossers in Corsas who sit beside me at traffic lights revving away hoping I'm going to engage them in some sort of race from the lights.
Sadly for them that never happens as I see absolutely no point in driving like a tool.
As for Gertrude's comment about the one he drove not being very good at going around corners, it will certainly do so far better than any VW Passat so I'm not sure what the problem was, perhaps it was being driven by somebody who doesn't know how to 'go around corners.'

"do BMW drivers toot other BMW drivers?"..... Dunno but this one certainly doesn't....in fact in the last six years I don't think I've even had cause to toot anyone!
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 21:54
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Do BMW drivers toot other BMW drivers?

The last car to toot me was a BMW. Apparently I drove away from some lights with too slow a rate of acceleration.

The only car I have tooted this millennium was a Volvo saloon.
Worked with someone whose wife drove a yellow mini (BMW one), day his Golf was in for servicing he drove to work in said car, he said never had so many women wave to him on way to work.

I told him as he was driving Yellow mini they assumed he was their Gay hairdresser on way to work.

Never known him STFU so quickly, next time car in garage a few weeks later he had a courtesy car and he made plain why
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