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      05-15-2007, 08:01 AM   #1
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ACURA Drivers

I've been driving my new BMW for about two weeks now and I am loving it .. one thing I noticed though is a certain hostility from ACURA drivers ... at several occasions I have been cut off or agressively tailgated by Acuras .. I am an average fast driver (I am certainly no slow obstacle to other drivers ..) .. so I don't understand what this is all about ... is there some secret "war" going on that I am not aware off?

Has someone noticed a similiar behaviour ? can someone shed some light on this ?
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      05-15-2007, 08:12 AM   #2
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I think deep down they are wanta-be Bimmer owners.
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Amen to that.

I had an Acura before my bimmer.

There is life after FWD!!!!! RWD PWNEDZORS......
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      05-15-2007, 10:09 AM   #4
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This goes for all makes and models. I get cut-eye from 3 series coupes and sedan drivers all the time when I'm not in the bmw. As for Acura drivers, it's usually the ones in old, rusty legends and the sort that like to provoke people... that's what I noticed.
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This goes for all makes and models. I get cut-eye from 3 series coupes and sedan drivers all the time when I'm not in the bmw. As for Acura drivers, it's usually the ones in old, rusty legends and the sort that like to provoke people... that's what I noticed.
RSX's for me mostly.
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      05-15-2007, 12:47 PM   #6
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Amen to that.

I had an Acura before my bimmer.

There is life after FWD!!!!! RWD PWNEDZORS......
+1 - I had a Acura as well. Always wanted a BMW
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      05-15-2007, 12:47 PM   #7
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I used to have a modded TL, and I didn't really notice anything out of the ordinary. Although, I must admit to occasionally provoking teenagers in 3s that actually thought their car was fast on anything besides corners.
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I'm in the same boat, I had a modded TSX. Acuras have the contour lines similar to BMWs which is why you get generally the same "type" of person buying an Acura (Tsx & TL models) as you do 3 series Bimmers....just my opinion, but then again I am a service consultant at an Acura dealership
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I'm in the same boat, I had a modded TSX. Acuras have the contour lines similar to BMWs which is why you get generally the same "type" of person buying an Acura (Tsx & TL models) as you do 3 series Bimmers....just my opinion, but then again I am a service consultant at an Acura dealership
SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY!!!!

J/K....

I'll still admit you get more "toys" for the money with an Acura.
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      05-15-2007, 01:12 PM   #10
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very true, plus I have the luxury of having techs nearby to help out with the little things---Lux2.0 (soon to be 3.0), other bulbs, etc
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328Toronto, I share your pain. When I got my car, I thought all the hostility was purely coincidental; however, now I know that there's a greater tendency for certain aggressive Acura drivers to try and faze me.

I find that TLs and TSXs try to get me attention somehow by tailgating or cutting me off. To boot, I find that their headlights tend to spray all over the place and aren't as focused as a bimmer. I try to keep an open mind but now I'm convinced it isn't a coincidence.
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i haven't really noticed Acura drivers only after me, but everyone, every brand.....even other BMW drivers......
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I had an NSX for a few years. In general I like the way Honda products drive... they are fairly driver-oriented cars, some models more than others. I'd say its some of those properties that I find stronger in BMW so in that sense its a natural progression.

I can't see why people would be hostile because of the brand of car they drive.
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I am a ex-RSX-S driver. Just ignore the Acura people or all other drivers that tailgates you. If you react by going faster, then you fall into their trap..lol
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I am a ex-RSX-S driver. Just ignore the Acura people or all other drivers that tailgates you. If you react by going faster, then you fall into their trap..lol
100 % agree with u
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I have noticed A4 drivers , RSX drivers , GTI drivers
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      05-17-2007, 10:06 AM   #17
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i have noticed some of acuras, but for me i find VW jettas/passats doing that crap to me more lately.
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Now that I think about it, i've been having odd experiences with middle aged people in MBs. I had someone in an E320 almost run me off the road, and I spent yesterday driving for 5 minutes with an SL500 an inch off my bumper in tunnel gridlock.
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      05-17-2007, 10:30 AM   #19
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Not all Acura drivers are bad. Some become BMW drivers later in life!

I drove 2 Acura TLs before I got my 3 series. Good reliable cars.
Just not as fun as the BMW.

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yah i still have a TSX that i will be listing in a month. So acura drivers definitely become BMW drivers
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Ok I have to admit

When I see an Audi A4 I usually blow by them . Why you ask, because I can
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how come i dont see'em on teh Road?

oh, maybe they dont wanna deal witha Pissed-off brown dude...
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