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AIBU?

Fuck off with your big arsed car!

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chickhonhoneybabe · 02/10/2018 20:17

Kind of light hearted...

Not only am I constantly blinded by their bastarding headlights when driving at night, 9 out of 10 times I come back to my car to find that a big arsed giant fuck off car has parked next to my tiny and mega old in comparison car.

Ok I understand that people can park where ever they want, however it really annoys the hell out of me to the point I feel like asking them why the hell do they need such a big car when they’re the only person in it, and do they actually live on a farm? 😂 (I’ve never actually seen more than 2 people in these things and I tend to see more older and retired drivers so my mind boggles why they’d actually need one)

The reason I get the rage is because these cars take up nearly two parking spaces, and therefore park really close up to my car making it difficult for me to see beyond their car when I’m trying to reverse out of a parking space as my car is so small (I can drive it just naffs me off that they always park next to me).

They also don’t seem to give a shit about how close they’re parked next to me. Twice this week whilst I have been sat in my car they have banged their car door into mine and not even acknowledged it. I know I should have said something but honestly if I did the farm and some other random comment about having a big arse would come out! 😂

AIBU to put a sign on my car saying ‘fuck office with your big arsed car!’ When I park up? 🤔

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chickhonhoneybabe · 02/10/2018 21:29

Santaclarita I did think about not being too careful with my door, but I need to try and make the car last a few years longer unfortunately.

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DontDribbleOnTheCarpet · 02/10/2018 21:30

There probably should be a separate larger vehicle/towing licence though (is there a towing licence?
Sort of. If you pass your test now, you can't tow anything until you pass an extra towing test. I passed my test this year and am not able to two the sheep trailer, for which I am grateful!

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Lucy001 · 02/10/2018 21:31

Fascinating, all the experts who know that big arse cars aren't needed here.

I have a big arse car. I can park it better than most mini drivers I see trying unsuccessfully to get their minuscule car into a space that would park two double decker busses. I don't park up beside anyone. And I don't block anyone in.

It would be kind of nice, though, if all you mini drivers would stop parking in the disabled spaces that I need, because you don't have a blue badge, but it's ok because you'll only be a minute, and besides which there are loads of parking spaces over there...

My big arse car is necessary for carrying my big disabled arse that can't access a smaller car, and to fit in my big arse mobility scooter that I can't get around without.

The size of your car is totally unrelated to what kind of self centred twit you are. Believe me, if you had a disability and spent half your life explaining to fully fit people why the disabled space wasn't reserved for them, you'd know that.

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chickhonhoneybabe · 02/10/2018 21:32

It’s the kind of thing I’d say brokenharbour 😉

Honestly I must have counted 20 of them in my apartment block, the residents are mostly older couples not families, I just don’t get why the need such a big car for a family of two?

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StoneofDestiny · 02/10/2018 21:32

And there are plenty of 4x4s that can drive through floods
In some areas recently these drivers piled along flooded roads and caused mini tidal waves driving the water under people's front doors! You can imagine what these residents thought!

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Cressida89 · 02/10/2018 21:34

Agree with sirmione

It's the length of these bloody great cars that causes havoc in car parks. If one parks next to you and you're trying to reverse out, there isn't enough space to turn around it. So, so annoying and selfish. Also hard for the people parked opposite. Grrr.

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NotUmbongoUnchained · 02/10/2018 21:34

It’s not about need. If you like the car and you can afford then why wouldn’t you buy one?

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UrsulaPandress · 02/10/2018 21:35

Aw bless. We've not had a 4 x 4 bashing thread for ages.

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StuckSoutherner · 02/10/2018 21:37

Another one with a big arsed car that I'm not remotely sorry for having. Don't live on the farm but with four horses I do need it to get to the farm and back (mile and a half of dirt track that's no fun in snow). It also comes in handy for getting me and several other healthcare professionals safely to and from work in the bad weather. More than capable of parking her in a normal space but as others have noted it doesn't stop cockwombles in a variety of vehicles parking so close I have to climb in through my thankfully spacious boot!

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 02/10/2018 21:37

I don't give a shiney shit what people drive , but when I go into the car park, I pay for my space and no-one is invited to poach some of it.

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Bluebell878275 · 02/10/2018 21:37

I hate the headlights with a blue tinge bouncing around in my rear view mirror at night.."oh, emergency vehicle, oh, no it's not"..5 seconds later.."oh, emergency vehicle, oh , no it's not"...pain in the arse. Also I think there are a lot of people that associate the UK in general with snow..we don't actually get that much so not many people have experience driving in it. When we do, we don't have the right snow chains, the trains can't cope etc.. everything goes to pot..but that's because it happens less than people presume and a lot of UK drivers are idiots.

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MemoryOfSleep · 02/10/2018 21:38

I have a tall car but its footprint is actually smaller than most estates. Tall cars are awesome. I've just graduated from a little ancient one to a really tall one and I love it. I can see for miles from it, vans no longer blind me and don't have to bend over much to faff around with car seats. If you can't beat 'em, join' em. Grin

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maddiemookins16mum · 02/10/2018 21:39

Every morning I edge my tiny Micra out of our side road which is totally blocked by numerous Tanks (sorry, large cars). It’s awful, I literally can’t see. I also always seem to get the massive beasts on either side of me at Tesco too.

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SerenDippitty · 02/10/2018 21:39

Bluntness100 you missed my point. I wasn’t suggesting that all big arsed car drivers are male. I was talking about the increased space these cars take up.

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Tiredtomybones · 02/10/2018 21:40

Want and need are two different things. I only have 2 children so I don't need 5 bedrooms, but I wanted this house so that's what I bought. Likewise I wanted my big 4x4 with bright lights and a big arse, so I bought it.

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hedgehogboots · 02/10/2018 21:40

My NDN's 5 door Citroen C1 sticks out like a sore thumb on our road. It's so bulky and ugly! Sorry to anyone that owns one it's just something I can't get on with. People can drive what they want IMO I just wish manufacturers wouldn't make cars shaped like giant cubes

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willdoitinaminute · 02/10/2018 21:46

I passed my test 30+ years ago in a massive Volvo estate. I could parallel park it with ease ( they were nearly 5m long). My dad was a hazard analyst so cars were chosen according to safety and nothing else. I have driven 4x4 for the last 20yrs and wouldn’t drive anything else.
Just had to drive a courtesy shopping trolley for the last few days while mine was being serviced. I won’t be replacing the tank any time soon.
It’s not the car size that dictates the parking skills it’s the driver.

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EnthusiasmIsDisturbed · 02/10/2018 21:53

Yes I am well aware people buy a big car because they want a big car

Soon the will go out of fashion thankfully and people will start buying smaller cars again

Like they did about 15-20 years ago

And maybe then we shall have a mayor with balls that will highly tax the majority of big cars or even ban them from some areas like they do in other major cities

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MaxPepsi · 02/10/2018 21:54

Dontdribble you can tow on your license. So long as the combined MAM does not exceed 3.5 tonnes

Anything more than that you Will Need to take a test, however if you stick L plates on and have someone with you who has an appropriate licence you can drive on the roads. I do it with our caravan, as practice as I need to take the additional test.

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TomHardysNextWife · 02/10/2018 21:56

I feel a similar rage towards Smart car drivers when you think there is a space to pull your armoured tank into and some fucker has put a matchbox toy on big wheels in it Grin

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Thatstheendofmytether · 02/10/2018 22:02

I want a big arse car! I have quite a big car but I want bigger!!

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Wolfiefan · 02/10/2018 22:03

I read that as “I want a big arse!”
Grin
I have a big arsed car. But I want a fucking big van so I can have another giant hound. Blush

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Thatstheendofmytether · 02/10/2018 22:04

@EnthusiasmIsDisturbed

Well I bloody well hope not because my big car is pretty essential for my work!

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Thatstheendofmytether · 02/10/2018 22:05

@Wolfiefan

Actually now that you mention it I would like a bigger arse aswell 😂

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Urchinella · 02/10/2018 22:05

Be honest OP, if you won a big arsed new car, you'd be well chuffed.

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