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Old 04-12-2013, 11:06 AM
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BMW = finger magnet?

So im driving on the freeway today...and there is a guy going barely the speed limit in the far left lane. Very slow. wide open freeway in front of him.

So I hang out a few car lengths behind him..not too close...hoping he will eventually get the hint. I didnt flash my brights or anything..just waiting patiently.

After a few miles the guy finally pulls into the next lane. As im going ahead the dude flips me the bird!

Haha.. I learned long ago to just laugh it off..never worth engaging....but it got me thinking..man I get the bird alot with my BMW! This is my first BMW...and after only 3 months of ownership ive been flipped off 3-4 times.

I dont drive very aggressive..so I can only conclude there isnt much love for BMW on the roads!

Anyone else notice the same?
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:15 AM
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You the same boardman from OTL?
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:16 AM
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Yup. What's up axl. How you liking that new exhaust?
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:18 AM
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It's still sitting on the floor of my garage. Been too busy lately to have it put on. Hopefully next week.

Any mods for your 550 coming?
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:30 AM
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Got the dinan stage 2 a couple weeks ago.

Other than that just some cosmetic stuff. Loving it.

Need some exhaust but not sure yet what to go with..

So are you getting the finger too?


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Old 04-12-2013, 11:48 AM
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Very nice! Does the Dinan make a big difference in power?

Are your windows tinted?

Getting mine tinted this afternoon.

I haven't been on the receiving end of "the finger" yet.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:13 PM
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Yes, dinan makes huge difference. Took a couple weeks for it to finally adjust....now it's just an animal. Love it! That what you have your p car for

Yes I am tinted. Hard to tell in that pic.

Put down the computer and install that exhaust!
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:34 PM
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was he driving a giant lifted pickup truck? Common attitude if so.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:01 PM
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was he driving a giant lifted pickup truck? Common attitude if so.
Ha. No. Good guess though. It was some dodge sedan.

This want meant to be an "other drivers are idiots" thread.....I was just laughing at how many times I've been flipped off. Maybe it's just me
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:21 PM
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This want meant to be an "other drivers are idiots" thread.....I was just laughing at how many times I've been flipped off. Maybe it's just me
Maybe it is just you. It's never happened to me in many years of ownership....
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:23 PM
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Ha. No. Good guess though. It was some dodge sedan.

This want meant to be an "other drivers are idiots" thread.....I was just laughing at how many times I've been flipped off. Maybe it's just me
no its not you, Its just that your car is super hot!
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:35 PM
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Maybe it is just you. It's never happened to me in many years of ownership....

Watch, I bet you'll get one tomorrow
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:01 PM
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Watch, I bet you'll get one tomorrow
Haha. I will be watching. At first sign of trouble I will flip first...
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:03 PM
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Haha, not yet, but I gotta say that being so annoyed with BMW drivers in the past (before I had a BMW) due to the fact that every time some d-bag who thought public roads were Laguna Seca Raceway were in.... BMW's, I can kiiinda get peoples disdain in some ways.

Mix that with the fact that when I had Mercedes' I drove like a grannie, and now in my Bimmer I sometimes drive like those who I used to show disdain towards.... well.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:12 PM
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Haha. I will be watching. At first sign of trouble I will flip first...
LOL..a pre emptive strike, huh?
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:19 PM
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Haha, not yet, but I gotta say that being so annoyed with BMW drivers in the past (before I had a BMW) due to the fact that every time some d-bag who thought public roads were Laguna Seca Raceway were in.... BMW's, I can kiiinda get peoples disdain in some ways.

Mix that with the fact that when I had Mercedes' I drove like a grannie, and now in my Bimmer I sometimes drive like those who I used to show disdain towards.... well.
Agreed fully with this. And I probably drive more aggressive now than I would care to admit

Plus I think a white BMW to some might scream "asshole"

I love it though and I don't care. Maybe I am an asshole!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:24 PM
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LOL..a pre emptive strike, huh?
Go ahead. Make my day.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:22 PM
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Pass on The right, not kosher but why waste time?

As it is said

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Old 04-12-2013, 07:16 PM
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I haven't seen the finger in a while, but since I got my 6er, it seems that a lot of guys in coupes are eager to race me even if I'm just minding my own business.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:39 PM
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I haven't seen the finger in a while either but I gotta tell you guys I almost gave one this morning when some lady talking on her cell phone decided to change lanes into my lane without looking while I was overtaking her at 2x her speed. I had to hit the breaks hard and swerve into the suicide lane. She nearly put me into a center barricade. If it wasn't for the 2,000 hours of Project Gotham Racing on XBox Live with 13 year olds I wouldn't have been so successful evading her.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:51 PM
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I haven't seen the finger in a while either but I gotta tell you guys I almost gave one this morning when some lady talking on her cell phone decided to change lanes into my lane without looking while I was overtaking her at 2x her speed. I had to hit the breaks hard and swerve into the suicide lane. She nearly put me into a center barricade. If it wasn't for the 2,000 hours of Project Gotham Racing on XBox Live with 13 year olds I wouldn't have been so successful evading her.
Ha! Well the last part at least.

A certain movie comes to mind...

"You just better be glad I have fast reflexes. My old man, he's a tv repairman. Hes got the ultimate set of tools"
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:06 PM
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*cough* Press Sport Mode and flip that thing on him, then speed away *cough*
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:47 PM
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generally no fingers, just aholes trying to tailgate. they don't understand what 550 means on the decklid.

it's not a Turbo S, but it does have some good acceleration!

i passed a truck on a two lane road that was doing 45 in a 55. i was in Sport and nailed it.

wow, my speed warning exclamation point came up in the hud...*****, this car moves out.

it's set at 90. ooops.

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Old 04-13-2013, 08:16 AM
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Mine's set at 90 and it triggers all the time I need to bump it up a bit more.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:04 PM
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No fingers but I figure I'm usually long gone by the time they have time to raise their hand/finger.

I do get more tailgaters in this car as well as a lot that pull up alongside and slow down to gawk(not unlike my retired MBs)
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