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Old 09-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #61
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Bluhduh Teenagers!

The teenage boy/girl who just graduated high-school and got a shiny car as a graduation present is the greatest threat to me. Two days after receiving said cage, they report to fall quarter at the college I attend. En masse.

Never you mind their speed varying 7mph either side of the limit, because holding a consistent velocity is beyond their meager skill. Ignore, if you can, their infuriating habit of waiting until they're right on top of the stop line before smashing the brake pedal. Please avoid looking for a turn signal; you won't find one blinking half the time. Pedestrians? No, no; their HS driving instructor (or mom) told 'em that cars have a right-of-way. Parking technique is most unusual, and consists of lining up the space with their door handle. At which point, they throw it into reverse and try making a quick reverse-to-drive-hardright! combo move. Straight into the passenger door of the vehicle parked in the next space. Provided, that is, they haven't brought their two-ton cage to a halt in a hash-marked parking area. Ya know, the zones with "Motorcycle Parking Only" in yellow letters two feet high on all sides? And whatever you do, avert your gaze from the interior of their cage. Lest you attend the cell-phone welded to one ear. The make-up brush clutched in hand. Or worse still, the nervous-squirrel stare upon their childish mugs, as they frightfully text away between brief and fitful glances of watching traffic.

Fight all that for the "convenience" of parking within four blocks of the building I need? Uhh no. I'll hop public transit, thanks. At least until the riot becomes a mere circus.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:05 PM   #62
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Old people it doesn't matter what they're driving. If they got gray hair they're in your way and most likely trying to kill you...
Now, that's a juvenile attitude, sonny. I'm older 'n dirt and don't HAVE any hair, and I do just fine in traffic. I don't moan about it, either. I deal with it and move on.

And I'll bet you'll hang up the helmet long before you're my age..............
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:13 PM   #63
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I commute everyday in LA via some form of KTM splitting lanes the entire 25 mile ride and the distracted tools come in all shapes and sizes. There are tremendous amount of luxo sleds in L.A. as they are given out whenever a young USC girl receives her sorority pin. These young ladies are serial multi taskers in their rigs and are quite dangerous. The yard dude who typically rolls a white 80's Toyota mini truck is not malicious in his douche baggery it's that he doesn't like to tie down his weed whip, trash cans, rakes etc and his shit is flying out the back of the truck the whole time which makes things interesting.
Priuses are quickly surpassing mini vans as the scariest fuckin' moving objects to be near. It used to be you only had to worry about the soccer moms in the mini vans slapping their kids around, while driving recklessly attempting to get Timmy to band practice on time but now the Prius dominates as the real death machine.
But my real theory is that it depends on what part of the country you live in as to what is the biggest douche mobile. Subaru's, Volvos and other crunchy groovin' rides seem to dominate the mountain states and upper East coast, the big ass trucks are a problem in the South while us West coasters are haunted by the Teutonic luxo rides but...the one constant are those goddamn Priuses.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #64
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Subaru's, Volvos and other crunchy groovin' rides seem to dominate the mountain states and upper East coast, the big ass trucks are a problem in the South while us West coasters are haunted by the Teutonic luxo rides but...the one constant are those goddamn Priuses.
Hey, YFF, don't leave Seattle out on the Subaru front. If you live in Seattle and don't have a Prius or a Subaru covered in more libtard/Obama/save the planet stickers than paint then you ain't got no street cred.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #65
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Anyone in the left lane. They don't realize other are other lanes. When they do get beside a vehicle that is big enough for them to notice, they get scared and won't finish passing it. I'm convinced the right lane is the real passing lane and the left lane BS we were taught in drivers ed was for the suckers. Whenever I am on the highway, the only people I ever get to pass on the left are semis.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:27 PM   #66
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Giant ass Dodge trucks,usually four doors.Jeeps are made here in Toledo and lots of the workers have small dicks I guess.Usually have Harley stickers in/on them and some have a chrome set of"Dodge Balls" hangin from the hitch.Tailgatin mofos too.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:40 PM   #67
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Cool a name calling thread, who wouda thunk it possible.

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Old 09-21-2012, 02:34 AM   #68
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Subaru drivers.

I don't know what it is with that car. I think it's popular with the soccer mom demographic. Watch them... 5 under the speed limit at all times and always a big delay when the light turns green. It's uncanny how true I find this.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:26 PM   #69
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now, that's a juvenile attitude, sonny. I'm older 'n dirt and don't have any hair, and i do just fine in traffic. I don't moan about it, either. I deal with it and move on.

And i'll bet you'll hang up the helmet long before you're my age..............

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:30 PM   #70
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In descending order:

#3. Pruis owners... for all the reasons everyone has already posted. But there are only a couple Prius owners where I live, and they're easy to avoid.

#2. Old, slow drivers. I live in a retirement area, and there are lots of half-blind, well-medicated senior citizens around here who either can't see you or drive very, very slowly. But I'm sort of okay with this, because my parents belong to this group, and I try to have a little empathy. I just wait for a good stretch of road to pass and go around them. Annoying, but not a huge problem.

#1. Soccer moms talking on their cell phones in a minivan or SUV. 99% of my problems on the road/street can be attributed to this narrow demographic. They drive too fast on city streets. They aren't paying attention because they're texting or talking on the phone. On the highway, they drive slowly in the left lane while talking on their cell phone, completely oblivious to me, who's trying to pass them. I also live across from a middle school, and it's unbelievable how many times I have been nearly hit by the overprotective bitches who feel the need to drop off their spawn at school instead of sticking the little fuckers on a bus, while clogging up the roads in the morning and mid-afternoon.

Rant over. Now I'm off to my anger management session.

#3 My wife drives a Prius, way to fast most of the time
#2 I'm old and not very slow, on or off the road
#1 I don't know any soccer moms
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:50 PM   #71
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Prius man, fucking Prius.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:38 PM   #72
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Seems as though it tends to be high end luxo-boxes like BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, etc. They must believe that when they purchase their cars, the roadways are included in the ownership deal.
wrong,we are informed that we own the outside lane
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:46 PM   #73
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Prius drivers in carpool lane, doing 65 when everyone else 75, next girls driving 1 or 3 series BMW's never freaking signal
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:13 PM   #74
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Hey, I resemble that remark! Don't be baggin' on my Golf. I know it's low. Of course, it can also barely get out of its own way even on stock suspension, so......
I've owned 3 VWs: 2 Golfs and a Jetta. I really like the brand. I just wonder sometimes why guys choose to lower the cars when they already sit pretty low from the factory.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:27 PM   #75
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I've owned 3 VWs: 2 Golfs and a Jetta. I really like the brand. I just wonder sometimes why guys choose to lower the cars when they already sit pretty low from the factory.

LOVED my 2000 Jetta VR6. 30 MPG and went like a mofo in the snow! The "boss" hated it though; she is a gas swillen SUV girl.
and if Momma ain't happy ain't nobody happy.
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