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MrsBucketxx Sun 17-Feb-13 11:07:46

I know this is a thread about a thread, but it got me thinking its not just audi drivers tha are knobs.

bmw, mercedes, some vw, audi,

all high end german cars driven by people who have done well in life and have a higher opinion of themselves , and for somevreason drive like nut jobs.

aibu. for thinking this.

this doesn't seem to happen with french, italian, Asian car drivers.

GetOrf Sun 17-Feb-13 11:10:38

Don't be silly.

I always have VWs or Audis, not because I am a flash twat but because they are just the best cars I have had.

I would never, ever have a Peugeot or Renault again because I thought they were horrible. But I am not stupid enough to assume all French car owners are morons.

DeafLeopard Sun 17-Feb-13 11:11:43


snowtimelikethepresent Sun 17-Feb-13 11:13:11

I have driven a a VW Polo for yonks. Do you mean me????<preens>

TheCatAndTheFiddle Sun 17-Feb-13 11:13:24



catgirl1976 Sun 17-Feb-13 11:14:46

We have a BM and are not generally knobs, don't have high opinions of ourselves and have also had italian and Asian cars and did not change personalities depending on what car was outside the house

everlong Sun 17-Feb-13 11:16:57

Yes you're right.

We are all twats.

Happy now.

saycheeeeeese Sun 17-Feb-13 11:17:43

I would've said most but not all.

greenfern Sun 17-Feb-13 11:18:20

Are you jealous of German car drivers op?

Softlysoftly Sun 17-Feb-13 11:18:51

Yes I'm a twat.

But at least I'm a twat who dives a well engineered German precision vehicle.

French cars are made of tin and wishful thinking.

DesiderataHollow Sun 17-Feb-13 11:19:36

Ah, yes round here, they are mostly second hand, tarted-up and driven by wannabe drug-dealers. With no insurance, no tax and no MOT.

But in other parts of the capital they are new(ish) company cars and the driver often has no choice in what they drive.

BarbJohnson5 Sun 17-Feb-13 11:19:49

That's such a silly way to think of people who drive those cars...I mean who thinks like that? I have always driven German made cars because they're the best in my opinion. Doesn't mean i'm snobby, stupid or reckless on the road. To put everyone who drives a 'high end' german made car into a box shows your ignorance.

Trills Sun 17-Feb-13 11:20:32


And your title is poorly worded.

It is ambiguous.

It could be divers of germanic cars.

Or car drivers who are germanic.

FreudiansSlipper Sun 17-Feb-13 11:36:12

I drive a golf it is by far the best smallish car I have drive and zooms off fast too grin that twatish enough for you

It's lost cost to run and most importantly feels safe. Someone drove into me a few years back hardy a dent on my car his focus needed a lot of work....

my friend has a very old Audi still going strong she certain,y has enough money to buy a new flasher car but won't as her car is still in good working order. Iwould buy an Audi if I had more money

MrsBucketxx Sun 17-Feb-13 11:38:23

I said some vw not all. polo doesn't come into that category.

slating grammar or spelling is a low bl8w when you have no real response.

Arc @ French cars being made of tin and wishful thinking! grin

Btw - I drive a BMW estate, and I am utterly luffly and modest.

FreudiansSlipper Sun 17-Feb-13 11:42:06

if I had 20k to spend on a car I could buy a focus or Citroen more top of the range or a basic golf I would go for the golf every time they last forever and are safe what is wrong with wanting something that is sturdy, safe and will give you value for money hmm

BrevilleTron Sun 17-Feb-13 11:45:26

Erm. What about cars with dual nationality?
eyes Victor the Rover 75 who has a <BMW> engine

I don't drive him like a twat

( I don't think Victor knows that he has a German heart and I'm not going to tell him)

zlist Sun 17-Feb-13 11:47:27

I think it is a bit silly and definitely over-thinking it.
DH and I shared a 5 year old peugeot for a couple a few years (our lifestyle/job locations allowed enabled us to to this fairly easily - this was mainly my influence) we now have a brand new Mercedes each (fantastic deals - definitely DH's influence here though). We are both in the same jobs, earning about the same amount of money and I would like to think have exactly the same down-to-earth attitude to life.

Awizardsstaffhasaknobontheend Sun 17-Feb-13 11:48:51

Please no! Not mini drivers???

BabyMakesTheBellyGoRound Sun 17-Feb-13 11:49:03

Yes OP you are totally right. I drive a big fuck off VW caravelle and I regularly drive like a cunt,especially with my kids in the back.hmm

Tasmania Sun 17-Feb-13 11:49:55

Germans are good at engineering (and have a knack for logic / efficiency), so build cars that are reasonably reliable. Japanese cars are the most reliable though, IMHO.

But the French ones? Catastrophe.

countrykitten Sun 17-Feb-13 11:49:57

I have both an Audi and a VW (albeit a very cutesy one). DH also has VWs. Presumably we are twats a few times over for not wanting to drive around in dangerous French bean cans....

I have had a few French cars in my time when they were given to me or I couldn't afford a proper car - pretty scary tbh.

GrowSomeCress Sun 17-Feb-13 11:50:06

my father drives a mercedes and is a very good & very sensible driver

go away

QuickQuickSloe Sun 17-Feb-13 11:52:18

grin a twat boy driving A Citroen Saxo drove into the back of my lovely golf. I didn't have more than a scratch on the bumper, he found out that his crumple zone went up to the driver seat. French cars are the boy racers' choice around these parts.

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