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

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  1. Steerforth

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    So if you buy an expensive car, does your personality improve as the car depreciates in value?
     
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    Jerk Insurance,,,

     
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    I’ve been driving BMWs since 1979, and....

    I AM NOT A JERK!!

    NO REALLY, I AM NOT A JERK.

    DONT MAKE ME REPEAT MYSELF.
     
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    You and your wife were mentioned in the Finnish study:

     
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    This is why I start here, and rot further.
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    Also over-rated: reaching.
     
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    I'm so cool that I don't own or drive a car.

    I just have to avoid you lot...
     
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    This comes out of the garage when the weather is nice.

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    Something happens to peoples brains when they get behind the wheel...

    Sometimes the "nicest guy or gal in the world" becomes a complete jerk/idiot/narcissistic a hole when driving a vehicle....

    .... and sometimes they are that already, it just becomes easily observed from their driving habits.
     
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    OH NOOO Mr. Steerforth, you're gonna make BDLH SOOOO mad!
     
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    It is really difficult to drive aggressively with a little old Toyota, believe me I've tried.
     
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    My only observation is that people with high car payments are not as economically intelligent as people who pay cash for a quickly depreciating asset, (err... liability) such as a motor vehicle. :rolleyes:
     
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    Expensive is very relative.

    I had a rambler, that never had anything wrong with it. I felt snobby with all my friends
    whose cars were in the shop or their driveway
    all the time.

    Now I have a Toyota (used) that I thought was very expensive,
    but, I needed it to tow and go camping. So there....

    I am anti-snob..probably too much in generalizations for me.
     
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    Sounds to me like your car buying habits are based upon practicality rather than vanity.
     
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    There are vehicles in that picture?
     
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    I assume people who drive flashy cars have something to prove. I am glad I don’t feel that way. I like my basic Tacoma.
     
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    I read the article. It appears to be light on facts and data, but teeming with judgment.

    Thanks, "science". Thanks, CNN.
     
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    Actually, it's quite easy to drive aggressively in a Toyota-the thing is that the car itself won't perform up to the level of aggression applied to the accelerator, so nobody knows that you're unleashing your inner a-hole. It's quite liberating, actually.
     
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    They got your click, which is all they care about nowadays. . .
     
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    When I drive the CJ7 I wave at all JEEPS, not just the CJs*. I try hard not to be a jerk.


    *amazingly there are some CJ drivers that will only wave at other CJs and a lot of the new Wrangler/Rubicon drivers won’t wave at anything. But at the prices those come in at, I guess they are the people cited in the article.

    :)
     
  20. muchxs

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    Here, it's always some dumb- ass in a pickup running the red light at the turn to Mall Wart.

    Near got cleaned out last snow storm. I had a solid green for my left turn, oncoming traffic was solid red. Lady in an old Chebby pickup blazed through her red like I wasn't even there. I had enough time to lay on the horn and give her a New York salute. She gave me an annoyed look as she drove by.

    Had I cut the light as if I were on Street Outlaws they would be pickin' a Chebby pickup out of the passenger side of my car.

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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