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Post by Ewazix » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:22 pm

So I was minding my own business making decent 'progress' on a biggish roundabout when a 2016 Reg S class switches lanes from behind, makes a baggy-arsed overtake on the roundabout 'on the door handles' and cuts me up like a .... well you get the picture. I had to check mid-curve to avoid the dick who then gives me the bird WTF!

Odd behaviour, his motor is over a decade younger and worth 10 times the Zed. These cars can still provoke a reaction but I'll take it as a compliment to the perceived style, performance and value of the Z4 8)
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Post by Phoenixboy » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:42 pm

Ewazix wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:22 pm
So I was minding my own business making decent 'progress' on a biggish roundabout when a 2016 Reg S class switches lanes from behind, makes a baggy-arsed overtake on the roundabout 'on the door handles' and cuts me up like a .... well you get the picture. I had to check mid-curve to avoid the dick who then gives me the bird WTF!

Odd behaviour, his motor is over a decade younger and worth 10 times the Zed. These cars can still provoke a reaction but I'll take it as a compliment to the perceived style, performance and value of the Z4 8)

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:37 pm

Made me laugh reading that.

Last year I was on the A30 heading towards Camberley from Blackbushe, and it goes from a single to a dual carriageway. I was following a newish E220 CDi, so when the dual started I pulled out to overtake and he floored it - but I still got past no problem! As it's downhill we were both quickly over the speed limit, and there is a roundabout at the bottom of the hill. I didn't want to have a brake test so I moved back to the nearside lane, only to have the E-class hurtle past - but I think I'd made my point!

Weird - presumably an E250 or 350 CDi was out of budget! :lol:
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Post by buzyg » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:18 pm

Probably, some stockbroker, on the phone to his accountant and caught his braces around the flappy paddles. :lol:
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Post by Chris_D » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:36 am

Even trying to remain inconspicuous and out of the way of everyone else over here in Holland I experience no end of aggression and discourtesy.
My good ladyfriend Laura was with me yesterday to go and look at the 'tulpen' at Egmond and I counted 6 incidents where I was passed aggressively, tailgated or cut up.
The shennannigans culminated in an old boy on a Harley who was following much too closely and who had to take evasive action to not run into the back of me when I slowed and stopped at the exit of a roundabout to let an old lady and a woman with a pram cross the road at a pedestrian/cyclist crossing where they have right of way. Common here. We remonstrated and to him apparently I was in the wrong. Silly tw@t.

I tel ya, the zed seems like a red rag to a bull sometimes! :cry:

Anyway, a pic of the pwetty flowers to calm you down after that brief account.... :lol:
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Post by Marlon » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:57 am

Chris_D wrote:
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I tel ya, the zed seems like a red rag to a bull sometimes! :cry:
Try driving a red one! :D
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Post by Chris_D » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:23 am

Marlon wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:57 am
Chris_D wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:36 am
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I tel ya, the zed seems like a red rag to a bull sometimes! :cry:
Try driving a red one! :D
Double negative? Should make a positive. Which means others should not be anything but impeccably courteous towards you Colin. :lol:
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Post by Marlon » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:36 am

Chris_D wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:23 am
Marlon wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:57 am
Chris_D wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:36 am
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I tel ya, the zed seems like a red rag to a bull sometimes! :cry:
Try driving a red one! :D
Double negative? Should make a positive. Which means others should not be anything but impeccably courteous towards you Colin. :lol:
In all honesty Chris I very rarely get any agro, perhaps there is some truth to your theory :scratchhead:
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Post by Z4M-2006 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:39 am

Marlon wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:36 am
Chris_D wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:23 am
Marlon wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:57 am
Try driving a red one! :D
Double negative? Should make a positive. Which means others should not be anything but impeccably courteous towards you Colin. :lol:
In all honesty Chris I very rarely get any agro, perhaps there is some truth to your theory :scratchhead:

We are a lot more courteous "up north" you see...

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Post by firebobby » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:08 pm

I was sat at a junction the other day and about 7 euro boxes drove past slowly, each could have let me out but didn't. A bloke in a Porsche flashed me out in the end. :roll:
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Post by earthdweller » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:37 am

I was travelling south down the A56 in Rossendale towards the top of the M66 early the other Sunday morning .. road almost deserted apart from one Nissan Cumtwat trundling towards the single lane bit at Haslingden where it goes down from two lanes before opening up again onto the motorway

The Nissan was doing about 40 and I was going a little quicker and had loads of space to pass him and then drop into the single lane section

In fact I was off the gas and allowing the car to decelerate when the muppet in the Nissan started to accelerate and try to cut me off !

I just went back on the gas and flew past him .. with him blowing his horn repeatedly at me .. gesturing about my parentage etc and as I passed him flashing his headlights like a loon !!

Now this guy id seen from about 4 miles back as he was trundling along at 40 .. I was slowly catching him

We were probably the only two cars within a couple of miles

Once I was past him he accelerated after me still flashing his lights and gesticulating

I just booted it and left the Baffoon miles behind

I really really don’t get the mentality of some people I really don’t
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Post by Kingfisher » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:31 pm

Marlon wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:57 am
Try driving a red one! :D
You should try it in France where tailgating is the National sport! Even worse with the roof down and they think it's my wife driving (blonde) because she's in the left hand seat!
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