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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.

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    A fairly common sight is jacked up mud covered pickups with hunting and fishing stickers all over them to also have anti environmentalist stickers, because I suppose they don't see a connection between clean water and fishing, or between intact forests and hunting.
     
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    "8 out of 9 Scientists prefer Grey Poupon."

    I thought you looked familiar...

     
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    I find my skoda fits through much narrower gaps past badly parked cars than the Freelander ever did - basically because I couldnt give a damn
     
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    Ever priced a pickup? They are expensive.
     
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    I don't need an expensive car to be a jerk. All it takes is the right attitude.
     
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    He looks familiar...
     
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    Did everyone miss this last part? The “study” completely contradicts itself from the start. How this thread has gone to 12 pages might say something.

    But he also found people with "conscientious" characters seek out pricey models, too.

    "People with this type of personality are, as a rule, respectable, ambitious, reliable and well-organised," the statement said. "They take care of themselves and their health and often perform well at work."
     
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    Worst drivers of all times drive grocery carts. I swear, it's like they get out of their car and somewhere between their car and the grocery store door they forget everything they know about road etiquette. Park in the middle of the street, drive on the wrong side of the road, drive slow in the fast lane... amazing.
     
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    I drive a Merc, but it was 15 years old when I brought it. Does that count.

    By the way, if you really want to see who the real jerks are in cars ride a motorcycle. From years of experience I can tell you Audi and white van drivers are up there, along with women driving 4x4s and youths (yoofs) in small powerless cars (cheaper to insure). From arrogance, disregard for others to just not looking. Lethal...…...
     
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    Well, I found Boston Drivers to be the worst of anywhere I’ve been in the US. However, everyone in Western Mass was nice enough. NYC drivers were not as nice as upstate NY. Upstate NY and Western Mass were about the same. Occasional jerks, but on the whole friendly and courteous. In my experience, that is pretty much true everywhere. Most rural folk are nicer drivers than the the drivers in the biggest city of a given state.
     
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    Did everyone notice there were two studies?
     
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    Haaaa, if I had that, I would have to mount a cannon in front to eliminate the slow drivers farther ahead.
     
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    For years, I have observed drivers of Mercedes and BMW cars driving in ways that indicate they believe they're better than other people on the road. It's my opinion that said selfish, self-centered drivers in such vehicles are focused on driving a status symbol, although I think at least in their cases, differentiating between "expensive" and "status symbol" is splitting hairs.

    But I don't want to paint with too broad of brush strokes here. My best friend's wife drives a Mercedes. It's a recent purchase. Before that, she drove a Chevy. My buddy's vehicle is a pickup truck. Both of their current vehicles likely cost more than anything I've ever spent on a car or SUV.

    But they aren't the type of folks to spend money on a rolling status symbol. They live out in the country, a few miles outside of a little town of about 1,300 people. He's recently retired, after working 40 years in a local refinery. She was a stay-at-home, homeschooling Mom. Now they're beekeepers. Just plain ol' salt of the earth, huntin' and fishin', blue collar folks.

    So I don't for a minute think that they're "puttin' on airs" driving this new Mercedes. I hadn't thought much about they're most recent choice of vehicle until this thread. Next time we get together, I'll ask what they're thinking was on going with a Mercedes.
     
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