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(Yahoo)   Drive a BMW? Then I regret to inform you that you are a jerk   (autos.yahoo.com) divider line 190
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2013-08-14 12:25:45 AM  
I don't know what color it was, but a friend of ours was rear ended while he was stopped at a red light. He bought the Jeep yesterday and had just got the tags and insurance on it an hour before he got hit by a woman driving a BMW. The police estimate she was going at least 40 mph when she hit our friend's vehicle. At this point it looks like the Jeep is totaled. Our friend is badly bruised and shaken, but was able to walk away from the accident. His wife suffered a concussion.
 
2013-08-14 01:12:33 AM  
So... this study was done in California.

That means the vast majority of BMW/Mercedes drivers in their study were probably Indians. Not sure why they love them so much, but I can only assume they search for an American status symbol during their "I run sh*t" phase after their H1B converts... which happens shortly after they realize in America:

a) don't use frogs and chickens as currency
b) have sidewalks
c) don't use the sidewalks for toilets (mostly)
d) our toilets aren't holes in the ground
e) most of us weren't born in a field
f) don't enjoy their fecal-based soap (ok, I made that up. They never realize that)

As for the Prius drivers... it's a well-known fact that Prius driver's ability to handle an automobile fall somewhere between Asian grandmother and drunk blind person.
 
2013-08-14 01:18:39 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: Indians


You shouldn't sugar coat your opinion so much...
 
2013-08-14 01:20:25 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: I don't know what color it was, but a friend of ours was rear ended while he was stopped at a red light. He bought the Jeep yesterday and had just got the tags and insurance on it an hour before he got hit by a woman driving a BMW. The police estimate she was going at least 40 mph when she hit our friend's vehicle. At this point it looks like the Jeep is totaled. Our friend is badly bruised and shaken, but was able to walk away from the accident. His wife suffered a concussion.


Well, that lone anecdote right there proves it. It's not like everyone on Fark could supply a similar story where another make of car was driven by the perpetrator and have it make any kind of sense.
 
2013-08-14 01:20:53 AM  
Is this the Onion?
 
2013-08-14 01:23:48 AM  
I'll pass on a Bavarian Money Waster, thanks :-)
 
2013-08-14 01:24:49 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: So... this study was done in California.

That means the vast majority of BMW/Mercedes drivers in their study were probably Indians. Not sure why they love them so much, but I can only assume they search for an American status symbol during their "I run sh*t" phase after their H1B converts... which happens shortly after they realize in America:


There are tons of BMW drivers out here of all races - mainly because you can buy a used 3 series for like $10k pretty easily.  Then all of those people feel like they are ballers, even though they can't afford the repair bills for their car.
 
2013-08-14 01:24:50 AM  
Germans have know this forever Buying a BMW comes with a built in right of way.
 
2013-08-14 01:25:48 AM  
Dude... Assholes have moved on. Audi drivers are the cocks

/I drive a BMW
//I love my car
 
2013-08-14 01:26:20 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-14 01:26:55 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: somewhere between Asian grandmother and drunk blind person.


Which is worse?
 
2013-08-14 01:27:38 AM  
farking retarded.
 
2013-08-14 01:27:39 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: ... he got hit by a woman driving a BMW.


Too many variables. We'll never know whether your example was the bmw, the female driver, or some combination of both.
 
2013-08-14 01:28:43 AM  
Cubansaltyballs:   As for the Prius drivers... it's a well-known fact that Prius driver's ability to handle an automobile fall somewhere between Asian grandmother and drunk blind person.


This.  And add female driver to the equation and its a perfect combo of awfulness.  A month ago, I got sideswiped by a prius and it took off my driver's side mirror.  Today, I almost got again smacked into on the freeway by another Prius - I sped past her and I saw she was preoccupied by her cell phone call (which is illegal here - must be handset).

It's not hard to see Prius drivers  acting odd on the road. I try to keep my distance, but in this area (SoCal), Prius are really common.
 
2013-08-14 01:32:08 AM  
"Drivers of BMWs and other high-status cars (including Prius hybrids)"

if by "high-status" you mean "hipster with 25,000 dollars" then yes

/drives a 2013 X5
//yes only Indian women drive X5's from what I see on the road
 
2013-08-14 01:32:48 AM  

Dr.Fey: Cubansaltyballs: Indians

You shouldn't sugar coat your opinion so much...


Trust me, I did.

/not a fan of Indians in high-tech
 
2013-08-14 01:35:14 AM  

SirEattonHogg: It's not hard to see Prius drivers acting odd on the road. I try to keep my distance, but in this area (SoCal), Prius are really common.


In NorCal they're everywhere. I'm seeing a lot Teslas the last few months. Luckily, those guys dropped $70k-$90k on their cars so they don't drive like total jags.

No idea why Prius drivers are all so bad, but I'd hope someone would do a study and figure out if it's the car that makes them drive like retards or if they bought the car because they're retards and want to fit in.
 
2013-08-14 01:35:41 AM  
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
 
2013-08-14 01:36:20 AM  
You know what else I really hate? Black people!
 
2013-08-14 01:37:55 AM  
I've always noticed Volvo drivers seem to act like assholes. They think their car is indestructible and drive accordingly.
 
2013-08-14 01:38:57 AM  
I dr
 
Poe
2013-08-14 01:38:58 AM  
I have owned two different BMWs, but both were motorcycles.  The first (F650CS) was traded in for credit on the second, and the second (K1200R) was totaled when I got taken out by a VW (no honor among Germans, apparently).  Always try to be a conscientious rider, not riding like a nut or pissing off my neighbors with high revs late at night.  Do I escape jerk status?
 
2013-08-14 01:39:09 AM  

spamdog: You know what else I really hate? Black people!


Dude. That's some racist sh*t right there. You should be ashamed.
 
2013-08-14 01:39:11 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-14 01:43:11 AM  
I just recently bought my first BMW, and what I've noticed is actually the opposite.  I never did think BMW drivers were any worse than the other jackasses on the road.  But when I'm driving my BMW, I notice a lot more people are dicks towards me.  Even more than when I was driving my blue WRX, and that was a pretty big magnet for abuse.
 
2013-08-14 01:44:55 AM  

Zavulon: I dr


Wow, Android comment posting fail.

Meant to say, I drive a 1998 Z3, and I always wait for pedestrians. Mainly because I don't want to get sued. I did get run into in a parking lot by some biatch in a Prius talking on her phone recently, though.
 
2013-08-14 01:47:15 AM  
$185 for an oil change?  Piss off.

You too, VW.
 
2013-08-14 01:47:41 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: Dude. That's some racist sh*t right there. You should be ashamed.


What? Everyone else was making retarded stereotypes, I thought I might join in.
 
2013-08-14 01:48:12 AM  

Rootus: I just recently bought my first BMW, and what I've noticed is actually the opposite.  I never did think BMW drivers were any worse than the other jackasses on the road.  But when I'm driving my BMW, I notice a lot more people are dicks towards me.  Even more than when I was driving my blue WRX, and that was a pretty big magnet for abuse.


You're driving a BMW, which means there's a pretty high chance you're a total asshole and other drivers treat you accordingly. It probably doesn't help that you wave to other BMW drivers like you did when you had your WRX.
 
2013-08-14 01:48:26 AM  
You guys are slacking off.
www.mbird.com
What a jerk with a bimmer might look like.
 
2013-08-14 01:48:59 AM  

morg: Bathia_Mapes: ... he got hit by a woman driving a BMW.

Too many variables. We'll never know whether your example was the bmw, the female driver, or some combination of both.


The color of the car or driver is in doubt, too.
 
2013-08-14 01:50:23 AM  

spamdog: Cubansaltyballs: Dude. That's some racist sh*t right there. You should be ashamed.

What? Everyone else was making retarded stereotypes, I thought I might join in.


You sound Indian. Almost as bad a Chinamen, but not by much.
 
2013-08-14 01:50:41 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: So... this study was done in California.That means the vast majority of BMW/Mercedes drivers in their study were probably Indians.


Don't forget the Armenians.

/$300 apartment, but a BMW parked out front. I don't get those people. But they make awesome coffee.
//I'll cop to being pretty racist, but I do have friends who are Armenian, and they would tell you the same thing. The guy I apprenticed under as a mechanic was Armenian, and most of the ones I've met are pretty decent, once you are identified as "family."
 
2013-08-14 01:51:47 AM  

naugahyde monkey: Dude... Assholes have moved on. Audi drivers are the cocks

/I drive a BMW
//I love my car


It only appears to me you just helped confirm the study's findings.
 
2013-08-14 01:54:51 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: Chinamen


Not the issue here!
 
2013-08-14 01:54:54 AM  

Poe: I have owned two different BMWs, but both were motorcycles.  The first (F650CS) was traded in for credit on the second, and the second (K1200R) was totaled when I got taken out by a VW (no honor among Germans, apparently).  Always try to be a conscientious rider, not riding like a nut or pissing off my neighbors with high revs late at night.  Do I escape jerk status?


BMW motorcycle riders are on the other end of the spectrum. I see Harley riders as the equivalent of BMW car drivers.
 
2013-08-14 01:55:21 AM  
Something something....porcupines...pricks are on the outside.
/I always forget the joke.
 
2013-08-14 01:55:57 AM  
I've found BMW drivers to be very courteous. They keep up with the flow of traffic, give right of way, and treat other cars on the road with respect. We don't want to damage their cars, so they don't pull crazy stunts that piss off other drivers and they don't drive too aggressively lest a close call becomes a fender bender.

That's my experience around here, at least.
 
2013-08-14 01:56:56 AM  

spamdog: You know what else I really hate? Black people!



l1.yimg.com
Jesse, I think someone just ignited the race signal, quick, to the black cave!

/you's about to pay...
 
2013-08-14 01:56:59 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: c) don't use the sidewalks for toilets (mostly)


When in needful...
 
2013-08-14 01:57:06 AM  

wiredroach: Bathia_Mapes: I don't know what color it was, but a friend of ours was rear ended while he was stopped at a red light. He bought the Jeep yesterday and had just got the tags and insurance on it an hour before he got hit by a woman driving a BMW. The police estimate she was going at least 40 mph when she hit our friend's vehicle. At this point it looks like the Jeep is totaled. Our friend is badly bruised and shaken, but was able to walk away from the accident. His wife suffered a concussion.

Well, that lone anecdote right there proves it. It's not like everyone on Fark could supply a similar story where another make of car was driven by the perpetrator and have it make any kind of sense.


Wasn't trying to prove anything. Just describing an accident that happened today to a close family friend & his wife.
 
2013-08-14 02:00:56 AM  
I don't think it matters too much.
Just follow the simple formulas;
Girlfriend Age = (.5 X your age) + 7
Car Price = (your age X 1.5) + 10,000
Easy!
 
2013-08-14 02:01:43 AM  
In my part of SoCal BMWs are usually driven by middle class reachers or classless new money. They have recently started to move to Lexus for their ballin' rides though.
 
2013-08-14 02:02:09 AM  

Peki: Cubansaltyballs: So... this study was done in California.That means the vast majority of BMW/Mercedes drivers in their study were probably Indians.

Don't forget the Armenians.

/$300 apartment, but a BMW parked out front. I don't get those people. But they make awesome coffee.
//I'll cop to being pretty racist, but I do have friends who are Armenian, and they would tell you the same thing. The guy I apprenticed under as a mechanic was Armenian, and most of the ones I've met are pretty decent, once you are identified as "family."


I'm don't think I'm a racist.... in the sense I "hate" anyone because of race. For the last few months I've had to go round and round with Indians at work, and I just need to vent a bit. As an example, this one guy won't talk to a female colleague like she's a person. She talks, he ignores her or discounts everything she says. Someone else says the same thing and he agrees. So I make it a personal goal to thrash him and give her all the credit for the ideas.

The other fun thing is the weird nativism thing I've seen a lot more of. It seems a lot of Indians ONLY hire other Indians. me and a buddy tested it... applied for the same job at Cisco using my resume and two names... my name and an Indian name. The only difference was the name, address, CCIE numbers, etc.. I never got a call. The 'Indian' version got a call in 20 minutes. And no, I didn't want the job. Just did it to prove a point to a buddy who didn't believe that sort of thing happens.
 
2013-08-14 02:03:07 AM  
screwed up the math...
I meant 1.5 thousand
 
2013-08-14 02:03:11 AM  

Zavulon: Zavulon: I dr

Wow, Android comment posting fail.

Meant to say, I drive a 1998 Z3, and I always wait for pedestrians. Mainly because I don't want to get sued. I did get run into in a parking lot by some biatch in a Prius talking on her phone recently, though.


Darn. I thought you were subtly suggesting that you were posting while driving and got into a bit of trouble in consequence. I thought it was rather clever of you.
 
2013-08-14 02:03:22 AM  

TwowheelinTim: Poe: I have owned two different BMWs, but both were motorcycles.  The first (F650CS) was traded in for credit on the second, and the second (K1200R) was totaled when I got taken out by a VW (no honor among Germans, apparently).  Always try to be a conscientious rider, not riding like a nut or pissing off my neighbors with high revs late at night.  Do I escape jerk status?

BMW motorcycle riders are on the other end of the spectrum. I see Harley riders as the equivalent of BMW car drivers.


This.

AverageAmericanGuy: I've found BMW drivers to be very courteous. They keep up with the flow of traffic, give right of way, and treat other cars on the road with respect. We don't want to damage their cars, so they don't pull crazy stunts that piss off other drivers and they don't drive too aggressively lest a close call becomes a fender bender.

That's my experience around here, at least.


BMW drivers have shills now?
 
2013-08-14 02:03:38 AM  
Basically...

The drivers of "status symbol" cars are more likely to be jerks and BMW happens to be one of the more common status symbol cars...

I like how they mention Prius drivers are up there too.
 
2013-08-14 02:05:26 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: I'm don't think I'm a racist.... in the sense I "hate" anyone because of race. For the last few months I've had to go round and round with Indians at work, and I just need to vent a bit. As an example, this one guy won't talk to a female colleague like she's a person. She talks, he ignores her or discounts everything she says. Someone else says the same thing and he agrees. So I make it a personal goal to thrash him and give her all the credit for the ideas.


So you can't stand Indian people for one reason, and use a totally unrelated perceived shortcoming to reinforce your dislike of them? Nope. Not racist at all.
 
2013-08-14 02:05:32 AM  
I agree with this article.  My office building is in a high-end outdoor shopping condo complex.  The worst farking drivers there paying no attention to stop signs, pedestrians or anything else.

Just bought a 2011 BMW 550i.  I do find myself to be a little more impatient when I'm driving it (compared to my old Hyundai or Lotus) but 400hp just wants to go and go, it's not my fault!
 
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