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BMW drivers here and abroad :x

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 03 Mar 2016 9:02 am

[quote="JR8" I suppose the style of the driver correlates with the style of the car.[/quote]

I believe if that were the case, then those Italian sports cars that start with letters like 'F' & 'L' & 'B' would be even worse but they are not (at least the vast majority of them not owned by PRCs). Driver's of Rollers are a sedate lot, but you would think their close relative with the High Performance packages (Bentley Mulsanne Speed) would tend to drive the same as the Beemer driver but I don't see that happening here. (something akin to the 'normal' difference between a Black Merc 300 owner and a Black BMW 730i owner here.

Oh, BMW owners are also widely hated in the rest of the world as well for similar reasons - general a-holeness.

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 03 Mar 2016 10:33 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JR8 wrote: I suppose the style of the driver correlates with the style of the car.
I believe if that were the case, then those Italian sports cars that start with letters like 'F' & 'L' & 'B' would be even worse but they are not (at least the vast majority of them not owned by PRCs). Driver's of Rollers are a sedate lot, but you would think their close relative with the High Performance packages (Bentley Mulsanne Speed) would tend to drive the same as the Beemer driver but I don't see that happening here. (something akin to the 'normal' difference between a Black Merc 300 owner and a Black BMW 730i owner here.

Oh, BMW owners are also widely hated in the rest of the world as well for similar reasons - general a-holeness.
Because for the rest of the world it IS correlated with the car style/performance. In SG IMHO is not that much. The above graph would probably show a 70-90% AH fraction allocated to BMWs and Audis if the survey was taken in Eastern Europe. Simply these two makes, 2nd hand, older ones are relatively affordable and perceived as performance and high style for a lower educated class aged 18-35y.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:56 pm

I didn't know age / race / nationality had any bearing on a-holiness. Even here 2nd hand BMW's, the drivers aren't anything to cheer about either. It's not the age of the vehicle or the age of the driver but the cache of the car that somehow turns normally sane persons to act like a-holes. And yeah, Audi's are catching up fast.
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Post by PNGMK » Fri, 04 Mar 2016 8:24 am

Merc drivers suprisingly are not as bad as BM/Audi drivers IME.
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Re: BMW drivers here and abroad :x

Post by bgd » Fri, 04 Mar 2016 10:50 am

I used to find that M Series BMWs were generally well driven, I guess in Europe that was the enthusiast end of the market. Doesn't apply here though.

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