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BMW drivers scientifically proven to be jerks

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Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#1 - 2013-08-14 17:30:34 UTC
Interesting that BMW drivers are the leading jerks in both the U.S. and the U.K. The jerkness transcends national cultures and boundaries.


BMW drivers really are jerks, studies find

Drivers of BMWs frequently come in for anecdotal criticism for habits on the road that are perceived as aggressive.
Now, a couple of studies, one in the U.S. and another from the U.K., appear to provide statistical evidence that BMW drivers are, to be polite about it, complete jerks.

In the older study, by researchers at the University of California, BMW drivers were far less likely to stop for a pedestrian who had just entered a crosswalk, the New York Times notes. ”Fancy cars were less likely to stop,” researcher Paul K. Piff told the paper, adding, “BMW drivers were the worst.”

Drivers of BMWs and other high-status cars (including Prius hybrids) were also more likely to cheat at four-way-stop intersections, according to the research.

In the second study, in the U.K., motorists were asked to identify the make and color of the car from which they have most frequently suffered road-rage incidents, the Daily Mail reports.

The study found men between the ages of 35 and 50 driving blue BMWs were most likely to be reported as having engaged in road-rage behaviors such as aggressive driving and swearing.
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/08/13/bmw-drivers-really-are-jerks-studies-find/tab/print/
jason hill
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#2 - 2013-08-14 17:52:03 UTC
how odd ...most BMW drivers that I know of always complain about it being the audi drivers that are the worst drivers on the UK roads ... I drive a VW Polo if anyone`s interested Big smile
Micheal Dietrich
Kings Gambit Black
#3 - 2013-08-14 18:07:32 UTC
Khergit Deserters wrote:

Drivers of BMWs and other high-status cars (including Prius hybrids) were also more likely to cheat at four-way-stop intersections, according to the research.



I read this yesterday. The part that I underlined made me laugh because around here we call them Pius drivers because they act like they're all high and mighty.

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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#4 - 2013-08-14 18:13:22 UTC
It's my understanding from wait-staff in San Francisco that they tend to be horrible tippers too.

BMW drivers were the original 'yuppies' who initiated the ruining of the American Economy in the mid-80s and now we are suffering the same from their Trust-Funded Babies.

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Graygor
1kB Realty
#5 - 2013-08-14 18:15:59 UTC
I approve of this research and want it framed for all time.

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Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#6 - 2013-08-14 18:18:40 UTC
Lol glad to see I'm not the only one that calls Prius driver Pious drivers, the most amusing thing is that I get the same if not better MPG from my car than they do.

BMW drivers have always been arses, especially the ones in the X series monstrosities. Audi drivers aren't much better but the worst of the worst are taxi drivers, the rules of the road don't apply as far as they're concerned.

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Micheal Dietrich
Kings Gambit Black
#7 - 2013-08-14 18:25:12 UTC  |  Edited by: Micheal Dietrich
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Lol glad to see I'm not the only one that calls Prius driver Pious drivers, the most amusing thing is that I get the same if not better MPG from my car than they do.



I don't. I drive a Disco. She's big, she's bulky, and she's a pig with a whopping 11 mpg. I also think that she's got her own gravity field because every time I park here at work it gets surrounded by Pius's and Smartcars.

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Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#8 - 2013-08-14 18:26:45 UTC
There was some car acronyms joke list, but the only one I can remember is BMW=Born Moderately Wealthy.

Yeah, I can imagine BMW drivers complaining about Audi ones. Around here (NYC suburbs) the Audi drivers tend to race around at high speed from stop light to stop light and in the parking lots. They're all playing Transporter I guess.

Priuses are kind of uncommon. People want more flash for their buck. Not much snob appeal in being green around NYC. It's all about being deluxe.

But the BMWs and Benzes are the rudest, with Lexis drivers right behind them. Masters of Me-Firstism.
Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#9 - 2013-08-14 18:37:38 UTC
When I die, I want to come back as a parking curb or one of those yellow cement things in front of all the parking spaces, just so I can destroy BMW front bumper covers all day long.




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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#10 - 2013-08-14 18:43:17 UTC
Unsuccessful At Everything wrote:
When I die, I want to come back as a parking curb or one of those yellow cement things in front of all the parking spaces, just so I can destroy BMW front bumper covers all day long.




How about coming back as a bunch of car-boots and just locking them all down ??

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Graygor
1kB Realty
#11 - 2013-08-14 18:43:20 UTC
Unsuccessful At Everything wrote:
When I die, I want to come back as a parking curb or one of those yellow cement things in front of all the parking spaces, just so I can destroy BMW front bumper covers all day long.


You sir, are a God among men.

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baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#12 - 2013-08-14 18:46:19 UTC
Gotta say, its the Audi drivers that have taken the crown for biggest arsewipes on the road in the UK over the last 5 years.
Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#13 - 2013-08-14 18:48:19 UTC
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Unsuccessful At Everything wrote:
When I die, I want to come back as a parking curb or one of those yellow cement things in front of all the parking spaces, just so I can destroy BMW front bumper covers all day long.




How about coming back as a bunch of car-boots and just locking them all down ??


Boots are useless. BMW drivers simply pay the fine and theyre off....

Now, Drive a BMW onto a curb..and back off.... it rips the cover off, destroys the cover and clips and all the plastic brackets holding it on, not to mention the undershields.... instant 1400 USD minimum repair bill.

Oh yes...Im reincarnating as something...It is either a curb/parking whatchamacallit....or Jessica Alba's thong.

I would be fine with either.

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Micheal Dietrich
Kings Gambit Black
#14 - 2013-08-14 18:52:18 UTC
Unsuccessful At Everything wrote:
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Unsuccessful At Everything wrote:
When I die, I want to come back as a parking curb or one of those yellow cement things in front of all the parking spaces, just so I can destroy BMW front bumper covers all day long.




How about coming back as a bunch of car-boots and just locking them all down ??


Boots are useless. BMW drivers simply pay the fine and theyre off....

Now, Drive a BMW onto a curb..and back off.... it rips the cover off, destroys the cover and clips and all the plastic brackets holding it on, not to mention the undershields.... instant 1400 USD minimum repair bill.

Oh yes...Im reincarnating as something...It is either a curb/parking whatchamacallit....or Jessica Alba's thong.

I would be fine with either.


I think she's disgusted with thongs. I had a chance to meet her once and mentioned I was willing to work as a thong for her and her response was "ew gross you sick freak". How was I to know.

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Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#15 - 2013-08-14 18:54:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
Khergit Deserters wrote:
There was some car acronyms joke list, but the only one I can remember is BMW=Born Moderately Wealthy.

Yeah, I can imagine BMW drivers complaining about Audi ones. Around here (NYC suburbs) the Audi drivers tend to race around at high speed from stop light to stop light and in the parking lots. They're all playing Transporter I guess.

Priuses are kind of uncommon. People want more flash for their buck. Not much snob appeal in being green around NYC. It's all about being deluxe.

But the BMWs and Benzes are the rudest, with Lexis drivers right behind them. Masters of Me-Firstism.

BMW - Beat My Wife / Break My Window
Fiat - Fix It Again Tony / Firkin Italian After Thought
Ford - Found On Roadside Dumped / Fix Or Repair Daily
Chrysler - Company Has Recommended You Start Learning Engine Repair
Chevrolet - Can Hear Every Valve Rattle On Long Extended Trips
Lotus - Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious
GMC - Generally Moribund Crap

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Micheal Dietrich
Kings Gambit Black
#16 - 2013-08-14 18:57:46 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:
Khergit Deserters wrote:
There was some car acronyms joke list, but the only one I can remember is BMW=Born Moderately Wealthy.

Yeah, I can imagine BMW drivers complaining about Audi ones. Around here (NYC suburbs) the Audi drivers tend to race around at high speed from stop light to stop light and in the parking lots. They're all playing Transporter I guess.

Priuses are kind of uncommon. People want more flash for their buck. Not much snob appeal in being green around NYC. It's all about being deluxe.

But the BMWs and Benzes are the rudest, with Lexis drivers right behind them. Masters of Me-Firstism.

BMW - Beat My Wife / Break My Window
Fiat - Fix It Again Tony / Firkin Italian After Thought
Ford - Found On Roadside Dumped / Fix Or Repair Daily
Chrysler - Company Has Recommended You Start Learning Engine Repair
Chevrolet - Can Hear Every Valve Rattle On Long Extended Trips
Lotus - Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious
GMC - Generally Moribund Crap


Ford backwards = Driver Returned On Foot.

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Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#17 - 2013-08-14 19:01:17 UTC
Micheal Dietrich wrote:


I think she's disgusted with thongs. I had a chance to meet her once and mentioned I was willing to work as a thong for her and her response was "ew gross you sick freak". How was I to know.



I bet that was a bunkworthy experience Big smile

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Micheal Dietrich
Kings Gambit Black
#18 - 2013-08-14 19:04:25 UTC
Unsuccessful At Everything wrote:
Micheal Dietrich wrote:


I think she's disgusted with thongs. I had a chance to meet her once and mentioned I was willing to work as a thong for her and her response was "ew gross you sick freak". How was I to know.



I bet that was a bunkworthy experience Big smile


Wouldn't know, I didn't make it to the bunk in time Oops

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Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#19 - 2013-08-14 19:05:36 UTC
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:

Chevrolet - Can Hear Every Valve Rattle On Long Extended Trips


The dealers call it "piston slap" and if youre under warranty, they'll say it is normal and not serious.
The minute youre out of warranty, its a serious issue and requires immeadiate replacement of the engine.

If I ever want an American car, Ill buy a Toyota. Most of them are built in America, by Americans, with mostly American parts.

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Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#20 - 2013-08-14 19:08:23 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
Krixtal Icefluxor wrote:
Unsuccessful At Everything wrote:
When I die, I want to come back as a parking curb or one of those yellow cement things in front of all the parking spaces, just so I can destroy BMW front bumper covers all day long.




How about coming back as a bunch of car-boots and just locking them all down ??

Clamps / boots are useless, they're easily removed with basic tools and if they've been put on incorrectly you can actually drive with one on a non driven wheel without damaging the car. If you can remove it without damaging it then there's nothing they can do, if you do damage it, you're liable for costs, if they can prove it was you that did the damage.

I've only been clamped once, my car at the time was a seriously lowered old Ford with little or no clearance in the arches. I saw the guy attempting to get the clamp on by jacking up the car, so I phoned the police and told them somebody was stealing my shiny alloy wheels, he had to remove the clamp or face a charge of unlawful interference (they're not allowed to jack up a car to apply the clamp).

Unsuccessful At Everything wrote:
Jonah Gravenstein wrote:

Chevrolet - Can Hear Every Valve Rattle On Long Extended Trips


The dealers call it "piston slap" and if youre under warranty, they'll say it is normal and not serious.
The minute youre out of warranty, its a serious issue and requires immeadiate replacement of the engine.

If I ever want an American car, Ill buy a Toyota. Most of them are built in America, by Americans, with mostly American parts.

Toyota's are actually damn good cars, if a little bland. Be wary of buying a VW in the US though, the quality is crap compared to the European models, IIRC the only VW model for sale in the US that is built to European standards is the older model Passat, because it was built in Germany, the rest are built in either the US or Mexico. (Has since changed, the US spec Passat is now built in the US, and is nowhere near as good as the EU model)

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