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X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014)
The BMW X6 luxury crossover went on sale in April 2008 as a 2009 model year. BMW referes to the X6 as a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) as it combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, xDrive and all-weather ability) with the stance, styling and roof line shape of a coupe. The E71 X6 was built off the E70 X5 (2007 - 2013) platform at BMW's Spartanburg, SC plant. Total worldwide sales were just over 235,000, sold mostly to the BRIC countries. US total sales was 34,082 vehicles.

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:08 AM
550isport 550isport is offline
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left lane driving then and now...

I imagine the problem of drivers clogging up the left lane on freeways varies depending on where your are in the U.S.

I noticed many years ago that on the parkways around New York City, Long Island and northern Jersey, that there is really no observance of the left lane being reserved for faster drivers. I presume that since there is always a massive volume of cars on those roads, the drivers there have essentially given up of the idea of traveling faster, and are instead happy simply to avoid traffic stoppages.

I'm in the burbs of Hartford, Connecticut, and I started to notice slower drivers in the left lane (many of them unwilling to move) at about the same time gas prices really started to climb (approx. 5 yrs ago?).

I'm just curious to hear if anyone has notices a similar trend in their neck of the woods.

Obviously, I'm passionate about this topic (enough to post this). I have slowed down over the years, but in a modern german car - 80-90 is simply is not that fast. Suspensions, tires brakes etc.. have all evolved in the past decades. But if anything, I think highways have gotten slower.. Maybe its due to more traffic? Maybe its different in other parts of the country? Do you find drivers are slower now than 10 or 15 years ago? Do you also see more drivers not speeding in the left most lane?

Just curious.


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Old 03-04-2013, 11:38 PM
BBMW528i BBMW528i is offline
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Unfortunately, the left lane rule doesn't exist in Los Angeles.

In KS I get people moving over for me frequently. In CA I don't think I have had it done for me a single time in 4 years.
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Old 04-20-2015, 02:31 PM
mrtwo2 mrtwo2 is offline
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Florida is notorious for this. I believed they put into law, no blocking the fast lane. but have yet to see that.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:51 AM
HPIA4v2 HPIA4v2 is offline
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It's the same every where in the US.
But Oregon drivers more courteous when it comes to moving over to the right.

The crazy thing is I got tail-gated by Audi driver once on HOV lane one morning, and this guy was not even moving to the fast lane that was wide open. He flashed me a few times, so I moved to the fast lane to let him go. The kid never read his driving book, stating HOV lane is not for passing
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:33 PM
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It's the same every where in the US.
But Oregon drivers more courteous when it comes to moving over to the right.

The crazy thing is I got tail-gated by Audi driver once on HOV lane one morning, and this guy was not even moving to the fast lane that was wide open. He flashed me a few times, so I moved to the fast lane to let him go. The kid never read his driving book, stating HOV lane is not for passing
i would have not moved .. and tought him to pass is the "passing-lane"
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