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If you drive an expensive car you're probably a jerk, scientists say

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BigDaddyLH, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Doctor of Teleocity

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    These are the top 5 cars involved in accidents in the UK from 2016.

    1. Toyota Prius - 111 in 10,000 crashed

    2. Citroen Saxo - 106 in 10,000 crashed

    3. BMW 330D - 102 in 10,000 crashed

    4. BMW 530D - 85 in 10,000 crashed

    5. Peugeot 106 - 84 in 10,000 crashed

    The prius is hugely popular as an uber and private taxi so not representative of the average driver. Lots of small shunts in city traffic in commercial use.

    The Saxo and 106 bangers are among the top drives for young new drivers who get in scrapes with their inexperience.

    So it seems big engine BMWs pretty much account for a higher proportion of standard driver accidents.

    “Using government road traffic accident data, it found the most accident-prone motors is headed by a mix of premium BMWs and cheap small French models from the late 1990s that are commonly used by new drivers.”

    i think the case for the prosecution rests. :)
     
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  2. David Barnett

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    The two BMWs listed are both diesels, and are popular in company car fleets.
     
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  3. Guitarteach

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    could be that too :)

    Although don’t Ford and Vauxhall top the list for fleet car brands?

    Without knowing miles driven we can only guess though on why.
     
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  4. Frodebro

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    Only in England is a 3.0 considered a "big engine." :D
     
  5. tubelectron

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    Expensive but classy :cool::cool::cool: :

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    Yes, I drove them both... When I was young... At the 1/43e scale... :lol:;)

    Most of the people in France that have expensive cars are often ugly people that only want to show that they are (or appear) rich enough to afford them.

    BWW, Audi and Mercedes are "drug dealer" cars.

    4x4 and pickups are "people for whom others don't exist" cars.

    Ferrari and the like are "protected patented escrow" cars.

    Of course, there are indeed exceptions, but very often : " the biggest the car, the most disrespectful the owner"... :mad:

    But it's me, OK ? :D

    -tbln
     
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  6. aging_rocker

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    True! My current vehicle has a 3.2 litre V6 motor. When I was a young man that was the stuff of racing cars....:)

    Also a young man, I always lusted after either one of these two, that would be my idea of a 'dream car', although I suspect the steering, suspension and brakes would probably scare the poop out of me these days...

    Triumph TR6
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    Ford Classic Capri
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  7. chris m.

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    Yes, I remember when 100 HP was impressive....
     
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    I drive a base model Honda Fit LX with a 6 spd manual and no touch-screen anything. fwiw
     
  9. David Barnett

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    I'm not trying to assess causality, just the statement of fact that the two listed cars are diesel models, not what one might have in mind when thinking "big engined BMW".
     
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    This is true. A big engine in a BMW would be the 5.0 V12.
     
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    In Korea, vehicle taxes go way up for anything over 2 liters.
     
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    I think that would cause a nationwide riot over here. :lol:
     
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    you want real attitude?

    ride a horse into a crowd
     
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    https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/registration/fees/cost

    here's an idea of what we pay to register/insure our vehicles each year.... a sliding scale involving engine size...

    CTP is compulsory 3rd party insurance that covers other people injured... not damage or your injuries...

    full comprehensive insurance is optional... mostly on financed/expensive cars...

    I've never insured a car....
     
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    My daily vehicle is also my band gear hauler.

    2019 Ford Transit Connect.
    The best, and by far, the most comfortable ride ever.

    Oh, and she was just $21,000 brand new.
    :)
    2019 Ford Transit Connect.jpg
     
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    the Transit van would be worth double that down here.... ;)
     
  18. telemnemonics

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    I never trust a single source of info but from many sources I've determined that skepticism is healthy in moderation while too little or too much skepticism is toxic and dangerous.

    Now I fear the amount of study studying required to find the perfect balance between skepticism and consumerism makes moderation an impossible goal.

    What to do!? what to do!?!?
     
  19. Rick330man

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    Sounds like a case of Prius envy. Personally, I prefer Hondas.
     
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    I don't own a fancy/or expensive car, but submit from experience most scientists are intellectual snobs (read jerks) Please note I said most not all.
     
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