to think audis are mostly driven by idiots

(232 Posts)
germyrabbit Thu 14-Feb-13 21:21:31

everytime i drive on the motorway an audi is up my arse flashing me to move over. on crimewatch just now an audi driver ploughed into some pedestrians in a town centre.

what it is about an audi that makes people drive like morons?

mrsjay Thu 14-Feb-13 21:23:07

my dh and dd always go on about audi drivers my dd humphs dh swears at them, and an Audi driver rammed into the back of dds little fiesta angry yanbu ( i dont think)

mrsjay Thu 14-Feb-13 21:23:30

dh says they get a twat chip inserted when they buy the car

determinedma Thu 14-Feb-13 21:23:52

My boss drives an Audi TT and isn't an idiot or a moron. Sweeping generalisation much?

YouTheCat Thu 14-Feb-13 21:24:24

Dd calls them a bunch of cocks.

iloveeverton Thu 14-Feb-13 21:24:47

Are you envy ?

YouTheCat Thu 14-Feb-13 21:24:48

OP did say 'most'

Andthentherewere5 Thu 14-Feb-13 21:25:29

Agree. Can I add that BMW drivers are all tossers too?

DomesticCEO Thu 14-Feb-13 21:25:40

They do seen to have taken over from BMW drivers recently as the Arseholes of the Road!

mrsjay Thu 14-Feb-13 21:26:02

Dd calls them a bunch of cocks.

I think she is right. the guy who drove into the back of dd it was his dads car so it goes down the generation. she was ok but the poor kid was distraught

germyrabbit Thu 14-Feb-13 21:26:06

jealous of what? driving up people's arses at 90mph on the fast lane then flashing them to move over. no i am not jealous of that.

Whydobabiescry Thu 14-Feb-13 21:26:14

I think that Audi's have taken the place previously occupied by BMW drivers - knobs if the road.

lyrasdaemo Thu 14-Feb-13 21:26:22

Only drivers of new Audis...

Sparklingbrook Thu 14-Feb-13 21:27:03

Are Audis the ones with the silly fairy light lamps at the front?

Beamur Thu 14-Feb-13 21:27:08

My Dad used to drive one. Ergo you are correct.
He was most miffed when I quoted a review of his car as being 'a lamb in wolfs clothing'.
That aside, I prefer them to BMW's.

Andthentherewere5 Thu 14-Feb-13 21:27:51

Its not jealousy. There are lots of amazingly expensive/lovely/prestigious cars out there but every time someone drives right on your bumper its an Audi or BMW!

Whydobabiescry Thu 14-Feb-13 21:27:52

Lol domesticceo cross post

sixlostmonkeys Thu 14-Feb-13 21:28:05

Not mostly.....'always' driven by idiots. When I say 'driven'....well, we can use that term loosely when talking about audi drivers. When I say 'drivers'......
grin

Audi drivers are the new volvo drivers.
When you see an audi - run! run for your life.
generalisation? no. Show me an audi owner who can drive and I promise I won't generalise anymore.

AnyFucker Thu 14-Feb-13 21:28:39

Gerrawaywithya

I drive an Audi A4 2.8L . I am a marvellous person and have never been up anyone's arse in my life.

All my boring saloon-owning neighbours stuc on their drives could only watch open mouthed as I sailed past sedately in the snow, with a regal wave. grin

GettingObsessive Thu 14-Feb-13 21:28:53

They do seen to have taken over from BMW drivers recently as the Arseholes of the Road!

^^ This. An Audi driver every time angry

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Thu 14-Feb-13 21:29:02

It's simple. Audi drivers flash Ford and Vauxhall drivers because the Ford and Vauxhall drivers are driving shite cars and shouldn't be allowed on the road because of their poor car choice.

iloveeverton Thu 14-Feb-13 21:30:09

I have an Audi- been driving for 14 years, no points, no accidents <touch wood>

fishcalledwonder Thu 14-Feb-13 21:30:21

My lovely Mum drives an Audi and is a very considerate driver. They must have forgotten to include the twat chip with hers.

They do often have a tosspot behind the wheel, so YANBU because you used the word 'mostly'.

HollyBerryBush Thu 14-Feb-13 21:30:24

can you provide staistics for audi morons or are you basing it on one emotive programme?

I love Crimewatch - a large proportion of the wanted list is black/east european/north african arab. If I asked you why all ""ethnics" were ^most wanted^t you'd staple me to the wall and skin me for perpetuating racial sterotypes.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006ppmq/profiles/wanted-2012

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 14-Feb-13 21:30:27

And Audi SUV drivers are the worst of the worst...

TurkeyDino Thu 14-Feb-13 21:30:57

I work at Audi. Plenty of lovely, lovely people. The odd arse but you'd get that in the post office queue too.

Overberries Thu 14-Feb-13 21:31:29

You're probably right. Used to drive an Audi and of course I'm lovely and polite but have now swapped to a very sensible passat estate - think it just wasn't in my genes wink

herladyship Thu 14-Feb-13 21:31:35

YANBU

ComposHat Thu 14-Feb-13 21:31:40

Audi drivers.

Not all Aldi drivers are cunts but all cunts drive an Audi.

I feel the same about Apple computers.

QOD Thu 14-Feb-13 21:31:57

Lol

Audi A4 driver here .... If you hog the central lane on the motorway I will make sure to overtake then majestically sweep to the slow lane.

I dunno what the truth of it is, it's got some amazing acceleration and like AnyFucker, left my neighbours standing, well wheel spinning, in the snow.

AnyFucker Thu 14-Feb-13 21:32:26

I don't drive my Audi around Aldi

Hulababy Thu 14-Feb-13 21:32:46

I used to have an Audi convertible. I was still a nice sensible driver. Same as now when I drive a different non-Audi car.

Viviennemary Thu 14-Feb-13 21:33:22

I think people can be judged by the type of car they drive. But sometimes they might want to be.

feebeecat Thu 14-Feb-13 21:33:35

I drive an audi and am not an idiot, nor drive like a knob.
That said, it's not really mine but belongs to dh, we just tend to swap a lot. Now, when I'm out in my 4x4 you should really see how ticked off people get wink

germyrabbit Thu 14-Feb-13 21:34:11

'can you provide staistics for audi morons or are you basing it on one emotive programme?'

well no, but am basing my findings on driving up the A1 into london daily and the M25 most days. If you want I can do a formal study and maybe take photographs as evidence. The crimewatch tv show was just the nudge needed to post this thread.

olympicsrock Thu 14-Feb-13 21:34:24

What a ridiculous sweeping generalisation. DH and I both drive Audis. They are great family cars and we do not drive inconsiderately.

DomesticCEO Thu 14-Feb-13 21:34:30

Hmm, massive sense of superiority then? grin

Hassled Thu 14-Feb-13 21:34:48

DH is about to buy an Audi. I've been reading the comments out to him grin.

Obviously you're all very, very wrong. You could not be wronger.

DomesticCEO Thu 14-Feb-13 21:35:41

Olympic, of course it's a generalisation! But having said that a large proportion of bad driving I see on the motorway I see at the moment is from Audi drivers!

3monkeys Thu 14-Feb-13 21:35:53

I have a lovely new Audi and I don't drive up people's arses smile

Cortana Thu 14-Feb-13 21:36:05

"driving up people's arses at 90mph on the fast lane"

If they are up your arse at that speed then you are doing that speed too. hmm

Also, if you're in the "fast lane" and not overtaking and there is no one in front of you, you should move over.

Obviously if you are overtaking with the intention of moving over as soon as is safe while obeying the speed limit YANBU, but a car doesn't make the driver, probably just coincidence.

<disclaimer: drives an electric car which isn't an Audi>

Shesparkles Thu 14-Feb-13 21:36:06

audi driver and proud

Skyebluesapphire Thu 14-Feb-13 21:37:41

Sadly from experience it is usually the Audi's that are up your arse on the motorway, swiftly followed by the BMW.

It is a generalisation yes and I know perfectly lovely people who drive both cars, but that does happen a lot on the motorway.....

So I think YANBU .

(Disclaimer, no offence intended to anyone).

YANBU. Audi's have taken over from the BMW set for crap driving.

Is there a test of crap driving before you drive an Audi? wink

Fakebook Thu 14-Feb-13 21:38:15

I always get cut up by Beemers and racer boys in their Golfs. Never had a problem with Audis, but will look out for them now.

iklboo Thu 14-Feb-13 21:38:47

Always Driven Uselessly Innit

iklboo Thu 14-Feb-13 21:39:24

Doh!! blush

Always Uselessly Driven Innit

germyrabbit Thu 14-Feb-13 21:39:49

only as it isn't safe to move over cortana as the middle lane are driving at a considerable less speed. the audi drivers seem to think an invisible middle lane will appear for you to move into! and no i don't use the fast lane to drive in all the time i use it to overtake. the audi drivers usually appear on the A1 after getting off the M25 i have noticed. wonder if they do know the speed limits of are european drivers.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Thu 14-Feb-13 21:40:42

Fire up the quattro grin

needasilverlining Thu 14-Feb-13 21:41:38

Yabu, I have one and I am lovely. And far too chicken to drive at 90mph.

Cortana Thu 14-Feb-13 21:42:05

So you are overtaking..... to which I said in which case YANBU.

"Obviously if you are overtaking with the intention of moving over as soon as is safe while obeying the speed limit YANBU"

OverlyYappy Thu 14-Feb-13 21:42:32

My Dad had one he just changed it for a BMW again

YANBU He used to take up 2 parking spaces too to protect his beautiful car. hmm

He didn't drive like a maniac when I was with him

However when he did his swap about and seen his long lost brother at a family gathering what did he do ?

They left the Church after the wedding whilst we had to bus it to the reception and on the pretense of feeding dogs/cats etc they went for drive down the motorway angry

I drove it too, didn't like it tbh, it stopped at the lights and I am sure it puts handbrake on or took it of itself or something weird, stupid thing drove itself imo...

Like the disc change music thing

AnyFucker Thu 14-Feb-13 21:43:42

Hackchully, I don't think this is about what car you drive

I think it is about southerners being shite people

You get a better class of person on the M60, dontcha know

MmeLindor Thu 14-Feb-13 21:43:45

Funny you should say that. I turned onto a mini roundabout just before an Audi this morning and he was not impressed. Tailgated me all the way up the road, before tooting impatiently when I indicated and stopped at the school. Utter wanker.

If he'd driven into the back of my lovely Audi A3, I'd have taken his head off.

Startail Thu 14-Feb-13 21:44:14

I'm very nice to Audi's. A lot if the unmarked police cars patrolling our local pop festival were audi's

MmeLindor Thu 14-Feb-13 21:45:25

Yappy
I'd say that is evidence of your dad being a wanker, not the car making him one.

Johnnysknickers Thu 14-Feb-13 21:47:35

I drive an Audi.

Very, very carefully as it is brand new and I only passed my test last year. I've never exceeded the speed limit and rarely overtake anyone if I can avoid it. grin

Sugarice Thu 14-Feb-13 21:48:23

Dh drives au Audi, he's a great driver and not a twat.

Vicky2011 Thu 14-Feb-13 21:48:34

If there is a car up my arse it is more often than not a Golf

mine is a Beemer and I love her very much <sad>

But it is a very very long time since I got anywhere close to 90 mph

JugsMcGee Thu 14-Feb-13 22:13:27

Funny this should come up, I had a delightful encounter with an Audi SUV today. I was in the outside lane, clearly overtaking a long line of middle lane hoggers slower moving traffic. She flew up behind me and proceeded to drive about 3ft from my bumper. Quite where I was supposed to go, or what would have happened if I'd had to brake suddenly, I don't know.

I think there are pillocky drivers of a variety of cars though, not just Audis.

ComposHat Thu 14-Feb-13 22:13:54

That said, drivers of aged Toyota Corrollas are charming, suave and urbane and an extremely considerate driver. It is a fact.

There is no actual evidence for this, bit it is nevertheless a fact.

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 14-Feb-13 22:17:28

I'm not a wanker in my nice brand new Audi. But I might turn into one first thing tomorrow seeing as I have been tarred with the bad driver brush.
Maybe you're just a shit driver yourself ?

AnyFucker Thu 14-Feb-13 22:22:20

Aww, no-one bit after my massively goady contribution smile

sparkle101 Thu 14-Feb-13 22:26:13

I agree a great deal of cars that sit in my boot when overtaking are audis and get really a annoyed with the brand.

However and I may be making a generalisation here, I think the majority of shite Audi drivers (and other brands of car) are business cars and so get driven by people in a rush, don't care about who's in their way, which may account for a higher percentage of those cars.

I have been paying more attention to cars around me when driving recently and there are quite a few audis driven carefully. So yanbu as you said most.

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 14-Feb-13 22:26:20

I just agree with you Any Fucker.

Doha Thu 14-Feb-13 22:26:36

Hmmmm I have a audi... does that make me an idiot hmm

YABVVU

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AnyFucker Thu 14-Feb-13 22:29:34

oh, sorry ken < links arms >

maresedotes Thu 14-Feb-13 22:36:51

Yanbu. I can always guarantee that it's an Audi driver racing up behind me when I'm overtaking. Can never wait, too busy speeding on the M25.

Strictly1 Thu 14-Feb-13 22:37:37

I drive a TT which I love. I don't recall the twat chip being inserted. Sounds like jealousy tbh. I've worked bloody hard to afford my car, and drive sensibly thank you.

Salmotrutta Thu 14-Feb-13 22:38:32

Ah now, people who judge folks by the cars they drive are only marginally less stoopid than those colleagues of mine who scan new class registers and pre-judge pupils according to their first names.

I don't drive an Audi.

Salmotrutta Thu 14-Feb-13 22:40:43

And some teachers (not me) do pre-judge your children (and you by association) according to names.

Hope you don't have a Darren or a Kayleigh OP.

OverlyYappy Thu 14-Feb-13 22:43:45

MMLindor My Dad may be an idiot but please do not call him Wanker thanks

Ahhhcrap Thu 14-Feb-13 22:44:10

I drive an Audi and I'm awesome smile it's not my fault people can't drive and I have to ask them to move by flashing my lights and pushing them out the way! grin

iklboo Thu 14-Feb-13 22:44:15

If you give me a while I could probably come up with acronyms for all car makes, not just Audis.

To be fair - I know there are some Audi drivers who drive like idiots & some who drive really well. Same for all other cars <pitches for place in the UN>.

ComposHat Thu 14-Feb-13 22:45:09

Sounds like jealousy tbh. I've worked bloody hard to afford my car

jealous of your hairdressers car ...nah. It is only a glorified VW golf.

I don't recall the twat chip being inserted

Are you sure?

Strictly1 Thu 14-Feb-13 22:49:38

How you can become so personal makes me smile.

sweetkitty Thu 14-Feb-13 22:50:15

DP drives a Audi in part to make up for the fact he has to drive my 7 seater piece of French crap really is a van with windows diesel quenching struggles getting up hills heap at weekends.

He is a rather lovely Audi driver

TheOriginalSteamingNit Thu 14-Feb-13 22:52:10

We have a 56 reg A3. I get treated much more deferentially in it than in the new Fabia!

YANBU, there are a lot of twatty Audi drivers around though.

Strictly1 Thu 14-Feb-13 22:54:42

If we were being honest there are a lot of poor drivers around regardless of what they drive due to people rushing and a general lack of manners in society as a whole which is reflected on our roads. To label a particular brand of car seems short sighted.

MmeLindor Thu 14-Feb-13 23:08:59

Sorry, Yappy. Didn't mean to offend. I don't make a distinction between calling someone an 'idiot' or a 'wanker' tbh. His actions were rude and unreasonable, whatever you want to call him.

Posterofapombear Thu 14-Feb-13 23:19:34

Audi drivers are generally twats.

As are the drivers of grey Golfs and Toyota Yaris.

That is all.

ChairmanWow Thu 14-Feb-13 23:20:05

I dunno about most Audi drivers being cunty, but most of the cunty, drive up your arse and flash drivers are deffo Audi, BMW or SUV owners.

No, I'm not envy. I suspect the alpha male who is filled with a sense of entitlement is impressed by status cars, hence certain marques attract folks who drive like cocks.

Mosman Thu 14-Feb-13 23:20:46

OIsn't that BMW drivers ?

cumfy Fri 15-Feb-13 00:35:10

ComposHat

Back in the 80s a motorist went out to their car Mid-winter to find the door lock completely iced up. They blew and blew on it, in a rather desperate attempt to defrost it. Unfortunately they became faint and their mouth became frozen to the lock.shock

A passing hack took a snap.
The Mirror headline ?



Lipstick on your Corolla
wink

DP has an old Audi. He drives like a grandad. smile
I, on the other hand, drive an ancient astra, and do sometimes drive like a maniac. (I may be joking with this statement...)

I drive an Audi, as does DH and we are lovely!

However, I do think that because Audis hold their resale value so well, an awful lot of company cars are Audis and the like. So a lot of reps in a hurry tend to get them, and in my experience they can often be the entitled twats of the road.

DP drives an Audi, I still think it's a cunt's car. YANBU

WhoWhatWhereWhen Fri 15-Feb-13 03:51:15

it's the Audi A4 drivers you need to worry about, mostly....

Isityouorme Fri 15-Feb-13 06:36:14

What car does the OP drive?

Ooooh I drive a BMW and DH drives an Audi, we must be cock central! (Funnily enough never had an accident though!!)

I vote for Subaru drivers. Am sure it means complete cock in Japanese!

2rebecca Fri 15-Feb-13 06:49:19

Audis and BMWs seem to attract the same sort of "I'm more important than you and my desire to use this bit of rode over rules yours" type of plonkers who drive aggressively.

uggmum Fri 15-Feb-13 07:09:35

My dh drives an Audi. It was his car that saved his life when he was driving really carefully (30 mph in a 40 zone). When he was hit head on by a drunk peugeot driver doing 80 mph.

If he had been in my car he would probably be dead.

Mrspartacus Fri 15-Feb-13 07:21:40

Uggmum another life saver ..... 3 years ago I was I motorway pile up and the police told me that my Audi saved mine and my children's lives. (an accident not at all my fault ) my Audi was written off.

When we pop out today In my audi, i will remind myself with a smile, that's it's better being an alive idiot than a dead one.

Samnella Fri 15-Feb-13 07:27:23

I drive a BMW and often have some twerp in a knackered old Ford Fiesta driving up my arse. Knobbers drive all types of cars.

Eve Fri 15-Feb-13 07:29:58

I love mine!

And yes... If you are driving too slow or middle lane hogging...I'll tell you.

JugsMcGee Fri 15-Feb-13 07:32:04

Surely it's better to be alive and not an idiot?

JollyRedGiant Fri 15-Feb-13 07:33:28

I'm sure some Audi drivers are lovely, considerate people.

But it is amazing the proportion of tailgaters and speeders are Audis.

If someone comes screaming up behind me at 75mph (in a 60) and overtakes on a blind corner then the car they are driving is more often an Audi than one would expect, going purely on the basis of % of Audis on the road.

lljkk Fri 15-Feb-13 07:38:39

my neighbours are plonker eejits and they drive an Audi, that's all the proof I need.

notjustamummythankyou Fri 15-Feb-13 07:46:27

I'm not sure we fit the typical profile here. Yes, we have an Audi a4, but its an estate with two kid's car seats in the back, muddy carpets and tons of crap in the back. Oh, and it's 10 years old and hardly moves from the drive because dh commutes by train.

Please tell me we're not cunty ...

wonkylegs Fri 15-Feb-13 07:46:59

Audis and BMWs are currently favoured as company cars and as such there drivers often spend a lot of time on the motorway, this combined with time related targets, huge milage, the boredom of the road and a powerful car can often lead to poor driving idiotic behaviour also seen in Vauxhall saloon drivers (cheaper company cars)
Its a generalisation but it's why they often seem to be more idiotic.
I drive an Audi (which is considered to make me an idiotic driver) and a Toyota Yaris (which is considered the complete opposite) I don't change my style of driving in either.

ComposHat Fri 15-Feb-13 08:09:53

cumfy aw that's brilliant!

GreatUncleEddie Fri 15-Feb-13 08:14:16

It's a problem for me, I have to think hard before I set off and be sure to drive like a twat if I'm in the Audi, but not if I take the fiesta hmm

hazleweatherfield Fri 15-Feb-13 08:32:08

In my time on the road I've noticed its the model of Audi coupled with the type of driver:

Audi A1 = over 30, usually a mum with kids of school age/older, carefully and cautiously driven

Audi A3 = can be as above but if its older than 10 or has a driver under 21 it will be driven, generally, by an arsehole

Audi A4 = generally a company saloon. If it has a lone driver in a suit behind the wheel, will be inexplicably glued to the bumper of the car in front regardless of road/weather conditions.

Audi A5 = despite being amazingly beautiful and fast, always seems to be driven well (disclaimer: I do not own one but very much wish I did)

Audi A6 = old man's car. Will be sat in the middle lane of an empty motorway doing 57mph, driven by someone called Fred who belongs to the golf club and wears driving gloves.

Audi Q5/Q7/TT = driven by, with a rare few exceptions, wankers of the highest order with no regard to the personal safety of themselves or anyone around them

OverlyYappy Fri 15-Feb-13 09:50:51

MMLindor thank you and sorry, I was a tad over emotional yesterday after I typed on here and took everything person... yeah my Dad's an idiotic wanker but I guess I went OTT when someone added a name on to him because I still love my Daddy blush

My Dad fits the Fred guy, he usually drives normal but when gets with his brother he turns into an 18 year old boy racer, he got his through a fluke windfall of money, so was his pride and joy.

MmeLindor Fri 15-Feb-13 10:04:01

S'alright Yappy. Sorry that I hurt your feelings.

Hazle
HA. Spot on. I am an A3 driver as you described, 'over 30, usually a mum with kids of school age/older, carefully and cautiously driven'

I'd add

A3 convertible - bought a car that she wanted, rather than one that she could fit a bloody pram in, doesn't care that it is impractical cause it is luffly

MrsBethel Fri 15-Feb-13 10:09:22

OP: correct.

FayCorgasm Fri 15-Feb-13 10:09:34

It's say it's BMW drivers round here. I used to have a BMW and it make me drive like a twat! I think it's because the engines are so good that you don't realise that you are going much faster than you should be and it's not just everyone else being slow.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Fri 15-Feb-13 10:16:10

YANBU, Audi drivers hate me, always desperate to get my horrid little Picanto out of the way, i like to piss em off.

QuickLookBusy Fri 15-Feb-13 10:22:51

Agree with WonkyLegs that these cars are favoured as company cars, so the idiots are probably trying to get somewhere too fast wankers

My DDs best friend was killed by a speeding driver.

Please don't speed, it's really really not worth itsad

happymschicken Fri 15-Feb-13 10:25:06

I once worked on a well known motoring title and Audi and BMWs were affectionately called knobmobiles. I don't dare tell you what 4x4 drivers in cities were called.

However I should add I test drove a couple of Audis Abd they were a dream to drive.

SpicyPear Fri 15-Feb-13 10:27:41

Urgh, hate these threads. I drive an Audi and a BMW very considerately thank you very much. I didn't become a twat the day I traded in my old Peugeot. In fact my current cars are much more responsive and therefore safer for me and other road users.

germyrabbit Fri 15-Feb-13 10:30:54

i did say mostly pear not all audi drivers are like my op but in my driving experience most are. and i drive a ford

GregBishopsBottomBitch Fri 15-Feb-13 10:33:51

I know female Audi drivers, never had an issue with them, its the Male, businessman Audi drivers that normally hassle me to move.

Stinkyminkymoo Fri 15-Feb-13 10:40:23

I'm guessing that those that complain about being flashed to move over are sitting rather self-righteously in the fast lane doing dead on 70mph whilst leaving the 2 lanes to their left empty (because they are after all doing 70) and ignoring the queues of people behind them.

but what would I know, I only drive a proper 4x4 so am automatically classed as a cunt anyway

VincenzaOfSaragossa Fri 15-Feb-13 10:41:28

My dad drives one. He's the loveliest person you could ever meet. So YAB completely U!

BaresarkBunny Fri 15-Feb-13 10:55:24

I drive an audi and I find that I get more drivers tailgating me than when I drove my ten year old Peugeot 206. I don't speed which seems to annoy them.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Fri 15-Feb-13 11:12:25

OP YANBU!

I love composhat's quote about not all Audi drivers are Cunts but all Cunts drive Audi's - perfect!

I think this is also a north/south thing. Said as a northerner originally from the south, who drives a lot on motorways, the standard of driving as you get closer to London is astoundingly poor, inconsiderate and dangerous and mostly Audi and BMW twattish owner/drivers to blame.

Is a shame, I do like Audi's - very pleasant to look at aesthetically speaking.

GregBishopsBottomBitch Fri 15-Feb-13 11:21:42

Stinky, it normally happens to me on a dual bypass, when im trying to overtake, i got some knobhead steaming up behind me, desperate to get me out of the way, even though im still over taking.

atthewelles Fri 15-Feb-13 11:32:28

I find its BMW drivers here in Dublin (not all of them of course). But if you have some idiot tailgating you or parking between two spaces in the shopping centre to save their car from scratches, its invariably a BMW driver.

atthewelles Fri 15-Feb-13 11:33:45

ps some SUV drivers run them a very close second.

MaxPepsi Fri 15-Feb-13 11:44:24

I'd love an Audi..... But I want an estate car and I rarely see those driven by twats.

It's the lights on the Audi that make me think an arse is driving one. But same goes for BMW's, golfs and bloody saxo's!

I drive a focus. An oldish one. I regularly get newer cars of all descriptions driving up my arse trying to intimidate and overtake me.

What they don't realise, the knobbish twats, is that my lovely car has a shit hot engine under the bonnet and when they then try to overtake me on a duel carriageway or motorway they can't!

hahahaha, yes it does give me pleasure and yes I do realise I need to get out more!

kalidanger Fri 15-Feb-13 11:56:52

The only Audi driver I am aware of knowing is an adulterer, one who will mention his DW's peri-menopause symptoms (she's only 44!) to try to garner 'sympathy' (?) shags or something. YANBU

MmeLindor Fri 15-Feb-13 12:00:12

Kali
Oh, now it is getting ridiculous. If we are basing our opinion on one person that we know, then I can say that all Ford Focus drivers are emotionally abusive arseholes who constantly put down their wife and children to make them feel better about their sad lack of advancement in their career.

kalidanger Fri 15-Feb-13 12:02:29

Oh dear, I was kinda joking grin

everlong Fri 15-Feb-13 12:05:52

Yep there are some twats driving an Audi but that goes with a lot of other types too.

A3 drivers are the worst.

I had an Audi. Fab car and I drove it perfectly wink

MmeLindor Fri 15-Feb-13 12:06:14

Whoops, sorry Kali. I am having a SOH failure today, it seems.

Gentleness Fri 15-Feb-13 12:06:44

I am beginning to think Audi and bmw designers either forgot to include indicators or positioned them in a stylish but inaccessible place. It's the only way I can persuade myself not to label their drivers as arrogant and incompetent.

Piemother Fri 15-Feb-13 12:13:53

Yanbu.
I've got an Audi get out if my way!!!!

RightUpMyRue Fri 15-Feb-13 12:16:24

DP drives an Audi A4. I think he's lovely and not twatty at all, even when behind the wheel. I feel sad that you all hate him sad

cuteboots Fri 15-Feb-13 12:30:36

our sales manager has an Audi and hes not a twat or an arsehole. I think it doesnt matter what make of car you will always get people that drive like right twunts - YABU

Darksideofthe80s Fri 15-Feb-13 12:36:23

We have an rs6 estate and a 330 estate so that obviously makes us total knobbers grin

In my obviously shite opinion it's always the corsa cocks hogging the overtaking lane, trying to climb in my boot, none of them ever choose the optional extra of having indicators fitted.

Stinkyminkymoo Fri 15-Feb-13 13:32:49

Ooh Darkside, well jel of your rs6... Mmmm

AbyCat Fri 15-Feb-13 15:00:55

DH drives an Audi. He is not an idiot. HTH.
Your argument is therefore flawed, and YABVU. wink

He has also asked me to ask the OP why she doesn't use her mirrors on a regular basis when driving on a motorway, then perhaps Audi drivers wouldn't have to flash their headlights at her to move over?

KatoPotato Fri 15-Feb-13 15:04:48

I've got to say that all my recent 'shaking the tomato sauce bottle' gestures have been used on White Vauxhall Insignias...

Most white cars in general tbh... why is this the new colour of choice?

IneedAgoldenNickname Fri 15-Feb-13 15:40:56

My ex, who is a twat of the highest order, drives an Audi. So yanbu IMO.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Fri 15-Feb-13 15:45:39

Audis, Mercedeses, and BMWs.

Mostly wankers.

MrsDarylDixon Fri 15-Feb-13 15:52:31

There are six audis in my office car park. All driven by complete bell ends.

I don't by any means believe driving an audi makes you a twat. But if you are already a twat you probably lean towards a certain choice of car.

wintertimeisfun Fri 15-Feb-13 15:52:43

OP i could have written the same post! my beef is always with audi's and four wheel drives (of the range rover persuasion usually). they ALWAYS drive right up your arse, rarely give way AND rarely thank you for giving way to them. also, often to be found on their mobiles and wearing HUGE darkened sunglasses. my take on it is that they think they are more important than you because their vehicle cost more, who gives a fuck? where i live it is a hot bed for range rovers (west essex). they drive around so aggressively (where i live anyway). very materialistic where i live but i seem many smaller houses with one of these bastards parked in their small drive, point being that they ain't as rich as they would have you believe. i wouldn't drive one if i was offered it for free as i don't like what they stand for. dh wants to get an audi but i said noway!

germyrabbit Fri 15-Feb-13 15:54:36

er i do use my mirrors but would anyone really like someone to drive dangerously close to them then flash them to get out of the way.

hth back at ya anycat

and i did say MOSTLY for the tenth time

wintertimeisfun Fri 15-Feb-13 16:04:15

aby i completely disagree with your dh, he would say that wouldn't he. as part of my job i pretty much live on the M11/M25 & A1. the audis are near on ALWAYS the cunts that drive with bully tactics. appear from nowhere, literally doing 100 give or take, so fucking dangerous. i have everyright to overtake into the fast lane if i am going fast, i always check that they fast lane is clear before going into it but if some tosser is twisting in and out of lanes doing 90 odd and then suddenly appears up my arse, worse still flashing it is fucking scary and DANGEROUS. i am not a slow driver either, tend to do 80 in the fast lane and only use it when it is clear, i don't need to be flashed to get out of it if someone is coming up in a normal manner behind me as i look constantly in my rear mirror. i HATE AUDI'S, not the cars but the mentality of the twats driving them. i am sure the car is lovely althoughi think they are old man cars smile

atthewelles Fri 15-Feb-13 16:04:59

There was an absolute wanker of an IT consultant in work today, strutting around shouting into his mobile, thinking outside the box, running things up flagpoles to see if they would fly and yes, his big BMW was sitting outside in the car park. I bet his wife drops Wanker Jr. to school in a 4x4 with sunglasses perched on her head.

wintertimeisfun Fri 15-Feb-13 16:10:17

att smile

MaxPepsi Fri 15-Feb-13 16:11:45

^DH drives an Audi. He is not an idiot. HTH.
Your argument is therefore flawed, and YABVU.

He has also asked me to ask the OP why she doesn't use her mirrors on a regular basis when driving on a motorway, then perhaps Audi drivers wouldn't have to flash their headlights at her to move over? ^

Erm, I think he's just proved himself to be complete and utter twat there rather than just an idiot. wink

ouryve Fri 15-Feb-13 16:13:07

YANBU. Like all cars, there are exceptions, but you see similar with BMWs (we always have the last laugh when it snows because it's hilly round here), Mondeos, Vectras, boy racers in Golfs and more recently, Passats. That's pretty much 90% of the 85mph nose to tail macho convoy we see on the A1.

We're also wary of yellow cars, because they're almost always driven by someone who seems to have the concentration span of a gnat and pretty similar movement patterns.

BlueyDragon Fri 15-Feb-13 16:14:12

All recent incidents of twattish driving that I've seen have been by BMW drivers. Not saying that Audi drivers aren't capable of it.

The only groups of drivers who are universal cunts are those who do not use mirrors/indicators/eyes and those who use their mobiles whilst driving (conversations on hands free kits not included). Why? Because every near miss I've had on my motorbike, and DH's actual motorbike accident, has been with one of the above groups. And neither of us belong to the idiot group of bikers who think the road is their racetrack.

I'm off to get a sex change and some driving gloves, change my name to Fred by deed poll and forget my car goes like shit off a shovel. Still, as I'll only be driving at 57 mph I won't be annoying the OP in the outside lane. I love my Audi and try very hard not to drive it like an arsehole.

atthewelles Fri 15-Feb-13 16:15:11

Abycat you have not done Audi drivers any favours with that post. Your husband sounds like a bell end.

RedToothBrush Fri 15-Feb-13 16:19:34

YANBU.

Unfortunately.

I'm not sure if YABU or not.
They are on my shit list though, along with Nissan Micras and Vauxhall Vectras (not jealous btw)

But sometimes people who are not wankers, turn into mild wankers after purchasing Audis.
Their car no longer becomes "my car" it becomes "my Audi" or, in the case of a friend of mine "my Audi car"

Why does that happen?!

AbyCat Fri 15-Feb-13 16:22:23

DH doesn't drive at stupid speeds or tailgate (I wouldn't get in the car with him let alone let him take DS anywhere in the car if he did) but even I noticed yesterday when we were on the M20 that there were a lot of cars just sitting in the outside lane when the middle one was empty that could have moved over. If he is behind them for more than a minute and the middle lane is empty then he will flash them as they obviously haven't checked their mirrors to see that there is a lane of cars behind them wanting to get past. Nothing to do with doing 100mph, or tailgating them, just wishing that some drivers had a better general awareness of other road users.

And yes, I do realise this is all a bit tongue in cheek OP!

AbyCat Fri 15-Feb-13 16:22:48

attthewelles, thank you, I'll pass that onto him.

Truffkin Fri 15-Feb-13 16:23:58

I just got rid of an Audi today so you can think what you like now grin

Moominsarehippos Fri 15-Feb-13 16:30:42

I have found that Mini drivers are getting a bit arsey too. All this cheeky 'nipping' in and out of the traffic. And they new ones are just Too Big. Not Minis but Maxis.

atthewelles Fri 15-Feb-13 16:43:27

Seriously Abycat, can you not see how ironic your post was? I know you clarified in a later post that he doesn't speed or tailgate but that was not the impression your initial post gave.

nonameslefttouse Fri 15-Feb-13 17:01:32

Well that's it then I'm going from a cunt (4x4) to a twat (Audi) then!!

Don't know which label I prefer really!

WileyRoadRunner Fri 15-Feb-13 17:11:19

nonames you need a Q7 so you be a cunting twat!

WileyRoadRunner Fri 15-Feb-13 17:11:49

*can be grrr.

Rosa Fri 15-Feb-13 17:13:47

Well dh and I are then as we love our Audi ..we are abroad though where it is part of the driving test to tailgate, cut you up, not know how to use a roundabout, flash lights regularly and not to wear seatbelts. However we trog along happily usally in the middle/ inside lane generally don't cut people up .

MiaowTheCat Fri 15-Feb-13 18:14:19

The stereotypical Audi Bloke evolves as he matures - from a VW Golf to a BMW to attaining full midlife crisis status when he gets his company Audi.

Personally I drive a knackered Scenic which only makes the statement "parental hand-me-down and the parent in question couldn't park to save their life" with the amount of dents and scratches in it.

thesnootyfox Fri 15-Feb-13 18:15:44

YABU.

The worst drivers are those in blue cars with 09 number plates and grey interior. Diesel drivers are ok but all petrol drivers are wankers. I also find that people with National Trust stickers on their windows are idiots with the exception of National Trust drivers with 08 number plates they are ok.

ArethaSnellHutt Fri 15-Feb-13 18:55:16

On the one hand YABU because I have an Audi, as do my husband and my dad. We're all very considerate drivers, never had accidents, never had any points on our licences. We don't tailgate, hog the middle lane and we know where our indicators are. We wanted good looking safe and well built cars to drive, well actually mine was a wedding present from DH. (I've also had two BMWs)

On the other hand YANBU because you did say "mostly" and I think the "mostly" are probably company car drivers.

Beaverfeaver Fri 15-Feb-13 19:01:33

I drive bmw's and once had an Audi Tt.

Hated the Audi so sold it after 2 months and went back to another BMW.

People on the road treat me differently driving those cars than when I was in a mini

JamesBlonde Fri 15-Feb-13 19:14:59

Fantastic German cars. Solid as a rock. Lurrv my Audi RS3 and won't be changing it anytime soon. Has 4 doors so easy to put DD in back. Boot big enough for nanas wheelchair. Every conceivable comfort to afford a great drive and Quattro too so straight off the mark. Oh and it looks the bees knees and is as fast as hell. Finally it sounds like a dream. I love driving. UABU until you have driven one yourself.

WhatKindofFool Fri 15-Feb-13 19:27:48

UABU it is 4x4 drivers that are mostly driven by idiots.

monkeyisback Fri 15-Feb-13 19:32:19

Bit of a generalisation I feel - we have a TT and drive sensibly. Also FIL has two Audi's and is one of the safest drivers I know smile

Any car can be driven badly, just depends on who's behind the wheel.

Methe Fri 15-Feb-13 19:41:02

I love my brand new bright red A4 and I'm a very considerate driver. The only offensive thing I do on the road is sing queen very loudly with the windows down! But if you don't like queen then I don't like you! wink

Um, abycat, there is never any excuse for flashing the car in front to tell it to get out of your way. That is a cuntish thing to do.

And I speak as an Audi driver since 2004....

Gottalovecosta Fri 15-Feb-13 22:49:02

Strongly agree. I highly suspect to buy an audi or bmw, you have to pass a moron test.

Wolfiefan Fri 15-Feb-13 22:52:19

My DH drives an Audi. He's not a bad driver but... The idiot couldn't find his keys the other day. Got back to the car after working all day to find he had not locked it AND had left the keys on the dash!
Moron!

cluttercluttereverywhere Fri 15-Feb-13 23:23:48

TheSkiingGardener has a point about it being cuntish but doesn't the Highway Code say you can flash your lights to let another driver know of your presence? Therefore, this would apply I think if you want to let another driver know you're behind him/her? and then they would obviously use their common sense and good driving abilities to slowly manoevure into the correct lane for their speed?

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 16-Feb-13 08:23:38

I have started to count Audis. In my cul de sac of 10 houses there are 5 alone - I think they are fairly popular cars. I'm in Sunderland too where Nissan is king!

VBisme Sat 16-Feb-13 08:33:11

I think that it may be company car drivers that drive badly. BMW used to be the car of choice for the sales team, now they are "allowed" to choose an Audi instead they've all moved on to that instead.

NorthernNumpty Sat 16-Feb-13 08:45:52

I have an Audi RS model and according to DH I drive it like 'miss Daisy'

I think Audi drivers get a bad press because audi's are often company or executive cars so you get people driving them who drive 30,000 miles a year and have no patience.

Personally I don't think any brand has the monopoly on twatish driving!

StickEmUp Sat 16-Feb-13 08:59:13

Audi has taken over the bmw on this score - top gear said so.
I find vectras come a close second.

However we always have audi,seat, of golfs. (All same family).
Not the new ones though. Old bangers are the best!

Mrspartacus Sat 16-Feb-13 09:25:26

Of course it comes down to sales rep drivers, just as mums in their tractors doing the school run around Chelsea dragged down the 4x4.

I will defend my Audi, and am proud to drive it.

My biggest gripe is bus drivers and any driver who can't thank you for giving way. (having a personal battle with a mum currenty driving a blue skoda, who I seem to meet too many times, that doesn't mean all skoda drivers are rude Does it?)

ShellyBoobs Sat 16-Feb-13 09:27:56

I drive an Audi Q7.

OH drives a BMW M3 with a big V8 engine.

We're not cunts, twats or wankers much.

One thing I really do detest is the 'mummy wagon'. You know, those wanky Shitroen and Renault van/car things (Picassos and Scenics or whatever) that some 'mummies' think they simply must have once they've bred. I'll bet there's a special Nethuns model. grin

ShellyBoobs Sat 16-Feb-13 09:31:12

I have an Audi RS model...

I am soooo jealous! I would love an RS4 or a TTRS but can't have one as a company vehicle so can only dream of owning one at the moment.

MedicinalPurposes Sat 16-Feb-13 09:32:28

I wouldn't flash someone unless I could see that they had more than enough room to move over (as, indeed, they should do if they pay the slightest bit of attention to their highway code). Personally, I find people who just sit in the outside lane far more annoying than anyone who might want to go faster than me, (although I'm very rarely flashed because I tend to use that funny rectangular reflective thing in the middle of my windscreen, and don't sit in the outside or middle lane if the left-hand lane is free).

If you're blithely sitting in the wrong lane, or ignorant of which lane you are supposed to be in, then someone alerting you to that fact is pretty essential. If you are that stupid regularly, then you shouldn't be driving

TheLibrarianOok Sat 16-Feb-13 09:37:29

My boss drives an audi (badly)
She is definitely an idiot and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who knows her to tell you otherwise.
YANBU

sydlexic Sat 16-Feb-13 09:41:00

Am I ok in my BMW now, have they started picking on another car?

Meglet Sat 16-Feb-13 09:43:29

I used to get flashed when I had a tiddly KA and I'd be slowly over taking a lorry on the motorway. Flashing me meant I took longer on purpose.

There does seem to be certain brands of cars who think 70mph doesn't apply to them and how dare any other car ever move into the over taking lane costing them precious seconds. it's always audi's and BMW's

RedToothBrush Sat 16-Feb-13 10:16:46

sydlexic Sat 16-Feb-13 09:41:00
Am I ok in my BMW now, have they started picking on another car?

Nope BMW drivers are the same as Audi and Merc drivers. Sorry. Tis fact.

Chesterado Sat 16-Feb-13 11:34:03

Hmm. No excuse for bad driving, whatever car you are in, but find it hard to believe I'm driving the audi I was recently given by work in an any more or less idiotic state than the golf i had before and will now be analysing myself for signs of reduced idiocy next time in in dh's mazda.

Will report back in interest of research if I start driving up behind people and flashing lights at them.

chris481 Sat 16-Feb-13 12:23:08

I drive (not in an Audi) near London and it's seldom that the roads are empty enough for me to get up to the speed limit. As far as possible I try to drive exactly on the speed limit, using Satnav instead of speedometer to set speed because that's more accurate, and 10% faster. I set cruise control on whenever I can (even if only for 30 seconds) to maintain my speed exactly on the limit. It can get frustrating when my idea of the speed limit is up to 10% faster than everyone else, so my next car is definitely going to have adaptive cruise control.

The problem I have is when I'm in the outside lane, and a few hundred yards opens up in front of me, and I have someone up my arse. That person is expecting me to drop to 10-15 mph below the speed limit, perhaps for quite a while if I get trapped in the middle lane, just so that they can leap-frog me to tailgate another car driving at the speed limit a few hundred yards ahead.

I take my time getting out of their way, though apparently not too long, as I almost never get flashed. I tend to accelerate rather than brake to find a middle-lane gap, which puts me temporarily over the limit.

Have not noticed if it's any particular sort of car behind me, but suspect that there may be some truth in the saying that not all Audi drivers are cunts, but all cunts drive Audis.

ChairmanWow Sat 16-Feb-13 23:07:37

Just wondering if the defensive Audi/BMW drivers on here have experienced drivers of those models behaving like twats, or do they not pick on their own species?

I used to find it much worse when I had a Micra. I have a Prius now (yeah I know, but it's a company car and actually pretty gorgeous to drive) and I don't get half as much shit even though I drive at exactly the same speed.

ComposHat Sat 16-Feb-13 23:42:42

As I said in my previous post not all Audi drivers are twats, but all twats drive Audis. After literally seconds of research walking down the street I have constructed an analysis of various subspecies of motirng twats and their whhels of choice.

twats - Audi/Merc/BMW
money no class twats - Lexarse
wannabe upper class twats - Jaguar/Range Rover
Mid life crisis/newly divorced twats - any convertible
Sales Rep Twats (often talking on mobile shovelling food into their face at 90mph plus)- Pauxhall Vectra
Hairdressing Twats Mazda MX5/Audi TT/Suzuki Vitari
Car as personality substitute twats - Fiat 500/New Mini/New Beetle drivers.
Mundane twats Ford Focus Drivers -
Mundane Twats on a budget - .Hyudai
Wannabe arts fartsy twats - Volvo/Saab
I am an indevijual me, just like everyone else twat - any car with personalised plate. Unless it is an attempt to disguise the age of a smokey old wreck of a car, then that makes you a deluded twat.

MedicinalPurposes Sat 16-Feb-13 23:58:07

Yet the ones I feel are twats are the ones sitting in the wrong lane, holding up the flow of traffic, whatever car they are driving, feeling they have a sense of entitlement to get in everyone else's way and ignoring the highway code, yet still feeling that it's someone else's fault that they are in the wrong lane, and that they are entitled to drive in whatever lane they want to because they have paid their road tax and they have managed to procreate...

AbyCat Sun 17-Feb-13 00:20:07

Theskiinggardener Sorry for the delayed reply, have been at work - according the the chief inspector and the police advanced response driver I spoke to, you are well within your rights to flash your lights to alert another driver to your presence if you are behind them & want to pass. What you can't do is undertake them - that is totally illegal. They have told me some great stories about police training for advanced response drivers on motorways - but apparently it's the Porsche drivers that are the main culprits for bad driving, not Audi or BMW drivers!

Sulawesi Sun 17-Feb-13 00:27:14

ComposHat your posts have made me laugh a lot!! grin

MaMattoo Sun 17-Feb-13 00:44:05

Yes. No more to say. Audi Arses as I call them.

When I went to get petrol yesterday there was a car with the drivers side wing smashed in. Turned out the driver had driven into a bollard. The bollard which had been painted bright yellow because so many people crashed into it!

PS, forgot to say, the car was an Audi

BumBiscuits Sun 17-Feb-13 01:58:18

My Audi driving moronic ex neighbour is a cunt. But then he was a cunt when he had the Yaris too.

BumBiscuits Sun 17-Feb-13 02:01:55

Arf at composhat grin

Though I wil not be revealing which brand of twat I am!

ladymariner Sun 17-Feb-13 02:08:28

Driving along a road tonight in the dark which has been named as one of the most dangerous for accidents in the UK, guess which car was right up my arse and eventually overtook me at god knows what speed near a blind bend.... Total wanker angry

Bogeyface Sun 17-Feb-13 02:08:31

I agree however would say that people who drive Porshe Cayenne 4x4 are worse. There are a lot around here, and they make the Audi drivers seem like Driving Miss Daisy!

Bogeyface Sun 17-Feb-13 02:10:46

I drive a Zafira

I am a "cant afford a proper MPV" twat smile

I drive an Audi

I also have a Focus as a "family car"

I will now introduce myself as a Mundane Hairdressing Newly Divorced Twat!

Thanks Compo grin

I have previously owned a Corsa and a Clio - any thoughts on them???!!

I have no personalised plate though (phew!)

anonymosity Sun 17-Feb-13 04:00:42

I think the audi drivers who are getting into scrapes are boy racers who wish they were driving porches.

PessaryPam Sun 17-Feb-13 04:13:44

VW Polo drivers are always slow and rubbish drivers in my experience.

I love your list compo even though I'm a car as a personality substitute Fiat 500 driver.

MedicinalPurposes Sun 17-Feb-13 10:51:57

Thinking about it, the car that I see that is always driven horrifically badly, is the Chrysler Grand Voyager. I don't think I've actually ever seen one being driven that is not weaving all over the road, or barging someone else out of the way.

Ameybee Sun 17-Feb-13 10:53:49

YABU - I drive an Audi & I'm not a twat sad and I don't tail gate!

greenfern Sun 17-Feb-13 11:02:13

I am a Audi driver, no I am not a moron, I do not tail gate.

Lets be honest I have seen loads of idiotic drivers in all different cars.

But I have to say Audi is one great ride....

I am really worried now - I drive a BMW estate, and I never had to sit the moron test - will this invalidate my insurance? And am I less of an arse or more of one, given that I don't like it as much as the Mercedes estate we had before it? Oh, and our other car is a Volvo 850 estate which I don't enjoy driving as much - but I would prefer to be an artsy fartsy twat than an ordinary twat.

Dh used to say that all Volvo drivers also owned agas, and were slow, middle-lane hoggers (based mainly on his experience of his father's driving), and muttered every time he saw one - until we got an 850 T5 and he found out how much fun he could have in it.

I should also point out that I am not a twat, but dh can show twat-like tendencies, and would like to,have an Exocet mounted on the bonnet so he can take out anyone whose driving he judges to be twattish - the ones who didn't tick the 'working indicator' box on the order form, for example, and just drift aimlessly from lane to lane, expecting the rest of us to read their minds and avoid them!

toffeelolly Sun 17-Feb-13 11:18:22

yes and also bmw drivers

But...but...but I drive a BMW, toffee lolly, and I am lovely and modest. sad

RedToothBrush Sun 17-Feb-13 12:59:30

I think the Audi and BMW driver do protest too much...

Cortana Sun 17-Feb-13 13:25:59

To be fair thought RedTooth, if you happened to have a certain brand of handbag, and I said all people who have said handbags are rude, smell like badgers and are known to push in queues at the supermarket, would you not be a bit miffed?

SomethingOnce Sun 17-Feb-13 16:15:50

It's probable that a 'status' brand of car will disproportionately attract status-driven narcissistic types, whose character flaws manifest in their driving.

Maybe.

germyrabbit Sun 17-Feb-13 16:18:11

ah but i said MOSTLY not ALL cortina

hattymattie Sun 17-Feb-13 16:19:54

Very pleased to see this thread as I always say to DH that the main speeders on the road are audi's.

RedToothBrush Sun 17-Feb-13 16:19:59

I don't like handbags...

Cortana Sun 17-Feb-13 16:36:12

Well people who don't like handbags are mostly the type of people who eat crisps loudly in the theatre and fart on planes. grin

RedToothBrush Sun 17-Feb-13 18:00:25

People who say they don't fart on planes are liars wink

Cortana Sun 17-Feb-13 18:07:12

<parps>

Just the leather on my handbag squeaking, I do apologise!

WhatKindofFool Sun 17-Feb-13 19:43:30

compos I see that I have gone from a mundane twat to car as a substitute personality twat. I suppose that makes perfect sense grin

Ameybee Sun 17-Feb-13 20:30:33

This thread is harsh, I now drive an Audi so am a twat and use to drive a fiat 500 so therefore used it as a personality!

Hmm, me thinks judging a person by what car they drive is just slightly ridiculous and synical!

Somebloke Sun 17-Feb-13 21:34:18

I've found a superb way to irritate Audi drivers. All you need to do is drive at 30 mph in built up areas, slow down slightly when you're near primary schools, and stop at red lights.

Before long you'll have a red-faced middle aged man flashing his lights and gurning at you in the rear view mirror. It's hilarious.

<NelsonMuntz>Ha ha!</NelsonMuntz>

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 17-Feb-13 21:45:06

I bet you're in demand at parties.

KatoPotato Sun 17-Feb-13 21:52:13

I think we need a definitive 'the arsehole who riled me up today was driving a...' thread and we can correlate the true responses.

For me, today it was a Ford S-Max who hurtled out in front of me at a roundabout then undertook me later on the M80.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 17-Feb-13 22:08:15

Was a Nissan Qube for me. Scary little square on wheels.

ComposHat Mon 18-Feb-13 01:03:01

whatkindoffool that's progress of sorts!

Hmm, me thinks judging a person by what car they drive is just slightly ridiculous and synical!

But then people often buy cars, especially brands considered to be 'prestige' brands in order to project a certain image. Some people who are attracted to these cars seem to see it as evidence that they are 'better' 'more worthy' than others.

I don't think we are immune from this, my 17 year old Corrolla says 'I am prematurely middle aged and a bit short on money' both of which are true.

atthewelles Mon 18-Feb-13 10:20:39

On Saturday I drove up to the village to buy a newspaper. There was a car parked half on an ordinary space and half taking up part of the disabled space beside it, even though there was plenty of room in the normal space if she'd just straightened up properly. It was a 4x4.

On Sunday I was driving down to visit my mum's and was stopped on the main road with my indicator flashing to turn left. A car came roaring up behind me and stopped at the last minute. I turned the corner very slowly because my mother's house is just the third house in and I wanted to give the ignorant knob in the car behind plenty of warning that I was going to be stopping again. He glued his car to my boot and then roared out past me giving me an indignant glare. He was driving a BMW.

I thought of this thread on both occasions smile.

KatoPotato Mon 18-Feb-13 10:30:01

Well, the arsehole who riled me up today was driving a...

Black Fiat Punto 08

Tearing down the motorway, changing lanes to undertake the whole way. I was willing him to be stopped but nay.

I did finally meet him at the lights at the end of the junction exit, which I do enjoy cruising to an oh so casual stop after driving impeccably!

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 18-Feb-13 20:12:34

I love meeting people who have raced like mad at lights. It makes me feel so smug

superstarheartbreaker Mon 18-Feb-13 20:20:38

I am VW polo driver and yes I am slow and rubbish!

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 19-Feb-13 17:15:14

I have just been tailgated in my Audi , in a 30 zone by a fucking lifeline ambulance. I'm raging !!!!

PessaryPam Wed 20-Feb-13 17:46:55

super grin

Bogeyface Wed 20-Feb-13 18:19:21

Just got back from Tesco and the wanker who screamed into the carpark scattering trolleys and children right and left and then screeched into a disabled space (sans blue badge, natch) was driving an Audi 4X4! Do I win?

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 20-Feb-13 22:10:48

I think you do bogey face

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