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      10-12-2005, 08:27 AM   #1
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The danger of driving a hot car

I've noticed since I got my E90 that other drivers take a long time to pass me, staying on my flank (AKA blind spot) way too long. Granted, some people do this anyway and are just stupid, but I have a theory. I think they're getting a close up view from the rear 3/4 perspective and are busy checking out the car.

Has anyone else noticed this behaviour? Makes me paranoid and I have to double check the mirrors and do a side check often.
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Gibraltar eh? You guys have that really cool rock! Does Prudential pay you royalties?

Jeez, I can't believe I just went on my own thread!
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Thats normal traffic in NJ lol. People dont even look here!
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Lol, that's happens to me all the time in my TSX,
I guess because it has the OEM kit and optional wheels,
they keep hanging on my side looking at the car,
wanting to race or something,
I dunno, maybe they're looking at me lol,
that's why I have 28% tint,
So I can just shut the windows when people bother me.
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Maybe you have something hanging out one of your doors, like those ladies that always have part of theit skirt hanging out. I always think that's so funny. I can't imagine how pissed they get when they arrive at their destination and their little corner of skirt is all dirty and wet.

Or maybe the 3 series is just too damn nice for them to pass without taking a long glance.

...Take your pick.
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There are a lot of BMW's around here! I dont think most people even care or notice. I guess a lot less in your neck of the woods.
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Lol, that's happens to me all the time in my TSX,
I guess because it has the OEM kit and optional wheels,
they keep hanging on my side looking at the car,
wanting to race or something,
I dunno, maybe they're looking at me lol,
that's why I have 28% tint,
So I can just shut the windows when people bother me.
I bet its you!
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I only flank cars for one of 2 reasons: hot chick driver or hot car.
If its both, thats a bonus!!!
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I've noticed since I got my E90 that other drivers take a long time to pass me, staying on my flank (AKA blind spot) way too long. Granted, some people do this anyway and are just stupid, but I have a theory. I think they're getting a close up view from the rear 3/4 perspective and are busy checking out the car.

Has anyone else noticed this behaviour? Makes me paranoid and I have to double check the mirrors and do a side check often.
Yes, I've noticed this too. Another thing they will do is they will let you pass so they can get a view from the rear. You know it's obvious when they have all this room in front of them and suddenly they decelerate. Another thing I've noticed is when I look in the rear-view mirror, they suddenly look away making sure that they don't catch you noticing. Please, don't act like you weren't looking.
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I've had my car for only a couple days,
and so far all I've had bother me was a new mustang,
I couldn't see what model it was,
but it's funny they were trying to race me,
more so than trying to drive next to me.
I guess the 330i attracts a different sort of attention than the TSX,
because it isn't so damn slow.
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They just give you a disgusting look for driving a bimmer here in the Bay area
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Thats normal traffic in NJ lol. People dont even look here!

So true........
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there are a bunch of bimmers here in the bay area. nobody cares.
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Thats normal traffic in NJ lol. People dont even look here!

i soooooooooooo miss NJ traffic

being here in Orlando, you really miss the finer things from NJ drivers...

speeding, cutting off, flipping off, yelling, honking, etc etc..

I bring my NJ driving practices here to FL, and ppl are giving me a wtf look or just sit in the lane :P
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Yes, people do it here - this morning on the way to work in fact. I was trying to get over (parked semi in my lane) and the idiot in the Buick just rode on my right in the blind spot. Maybe trying to read the "E90Post" sticker?? LOL...
On the freeway, ALL the time!
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      10-18-2005, 12:28 PM   #18
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Danger of driving a hot car is you have to be just as hot. Otherwise people will look at it and say wtf is that doofus driving such a nice car ;-)
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Guilty here...
There are so few E90s so far that I'll slow down and gawk.
GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY
And I don't even pretend not to look!
GUILTY!
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I respect that. I'd even wave.
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I have found that when I wave people look at me like I'm a homo, so I just stare like an idiot!
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Yeah, especially BMW drivers. Just have to be soooooooooooo cool. Sometimes I just wave with one finger.
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