human said:Ok. I'm new, love the forum. Bought this thing 'cause I always loved 'em. God, must have been back in the in early seventies when I had my first ride.
Just bought an 01 325i. I love it. The handling, comfort and (I hate to say) power blows me away. Have an SUV that I've been driving prior, and (sorry, I just had a laugh) they are not even in the same species.
Haven't had a ticket in over ten years.
The damn thing wants to move too fast. It's not me, of course, it's the car. Driving along, minding my own business, get pulled over. "Is there any reason you were going over 90?", the cop asks. Um, had no idea I was doing over 65.
$421. Plus points, big ones.
Any ideas on what the heck I'm gonna say to the judge?
human said:Any ideas on what the heck I'm gonna say to the judge?
human said:Woah, MG67 that was pretty sporty. Quite frankly, the night I got it, I was talking to a friend from the Netherlands (Oostrum) and we were discussing the autobahn. Ahh, those were the days...
wingspan said::wave: and welcome to the 'fest!
How about : "Your honor, I have no excuse for endangering myself and my fellow road users by traveling this fast. I hope you will appreciate I recently bought myself a fancy-pants BEE-EMM-DUBYA auto-mobile, and it just got the better of me as I relived my youth. I am in the process of transferring title to the car gratis to a certain WINGSPAN person I met on the internet, and as a result I will be purshasing a Toyota Prius Hybrid vehicle in the very near future."
Pinecone said:Actually this happened to me me years ago with my parent's car. Not paying attention to the speedo, I was just crusing based on sound and feel.
Went to court. I ended up with half points and fine. I would have gotten off, except I still had a speeding ticket on my record.
Try it, explain that the car is so smooth and quiet it didn't sound or feel like you were even going the speed limit. Heck, worst case you pay the court costs in addition. Best case you walk. Anythign in between is still a win.
human said:Here's a question for any and all. Where do you take the poor thing out for a "run"? It's been whining, really. I'll check other groups, if anyone has a pointer, let me know.
human said:The clerk new exactly what I was talking about. Her sister just got a 330 and she took it for a drive. Didn't realize she was doing 85 in a 40 until she looked down. She gave me a break.
human said:Went to the courthouse. The clerk new exactly what I was talking about. Her sister just got a 330 and she took it for a drive. Didn't realize she was doing 85 in a 40 until she looked down. She gave me a break. :thumbup: