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I literally just got mine yesterday but I have to admit I feel like I am speeding more than I was in my Fiat Abarth. It feels like I am doing 40 and I am at 70 . I just upgraded my radar detection. The escort is a bit long in the tooth. Fingers crossed I will be ticket free.
 

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I have an important update. I've been driving my 2002 Subaru Outback exclusively for the last three weeks after putting my N and M3 into winter storage. In case anyone's unfamiliar with an Outback, it is arguably the most innocuous and dorkiest car on the planet.

I am here to report with certainty to the Board that people still drive like a**holes around it. So sorry, it's not your car. See my above posts for the reasons, which I feel have been affirmed. If you have an N, be thankful you have a car quick enough to get out of the way of approaching situations. The Outback is very slow by comparison, so I now have to watch out more and pre-plan passing moves and things like that.
 

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I’ve owned some awesome cars in my life. Maybe my memory is just crap these days, but I can’t ever recall owning a vehicle that ppl always wanted to race or prove themselves against. It’s starting to make me regret my purchase a bit. Several times a week (sometimes more than once a day) ppl will take a right lane beside me at an intersection, even when the lane is ending. They literally leave my lane behind me for zero reason other than to blow past me and cut me off. Tonight I had my ass handed to me by a young guy and his girlfriend in a V6 Honda Crosstour. The guy never made eye contact with me but I knew exactly why he veered out behind me at red light and took the outside lane even though it was ending. I accelerated hard but stopped when I reached the speed limit and he easily passed me. Is this just a thing I’m going to be dealing with now?
Yes, you're beautiful and FAST "N" is an ******* magnet. I had a guy in a regular 2020 veloster NA almost run me off the interstate to try and prove he could narrowly miss my front bumper to get in front of me with another car not two car lengths in front of me, oh did I fail to mention the jerkoff slammed on his brakes to keep from hitting the car in front of me. I warped a front rotor from burying my foot in the floorboard to keep from eating his pos na lump. So yes you're car is a deutsch magnet! Enjoy! 😎
 

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Yes, you're beautiful and FAST "N" is an *** magnet. I had a guy in a regular 2020 veloster NA almost run me off the interstate to try and prove he could narrowly miss my front bumper to get in front of me with another car not two car lengths in front of me, oh did I fail to mention the jerkoff slammed on his brakes to keep from hitting the car in front of me. I warped a front rotor from burying my foot in the floorboard to keep from eating his pos na lump. So yes you're car is a deutsch magnet! Enjoy! 😎
Oh man, sorry about that! The same thing happened to me on Thursday. I moved into the left lane to pass a semi on I-290 in Chicago. I was doing about 70 in that area and the truck was maybe going 60, so I moved over to pass. It was clear of course in the passing lane.

When I got about a half a car length from it, I saw something in the corner of my right eye moving towards me from the right and into my lane. Instinctively, I hit the brakes hard and a car blasted right in front of me and actually fishtailed before regaining control and hitting the brakes.

Had my reflexes been .00001 second slower, the car would have either hit me or the back of the semi, or possibly both. The "my bad" part was I hadn't checked my rear view mirror during the three or so seconds after merging over and during the pass to see the incoming missile, which had to have been doing at least 85. You always got to remember to do that, every 2-3 seconds, no matter where you are, to see the hazards coming up behind you. Again, this is why I want aggressive drivers in front of me, not behind me.

My car is indeed an a-hole magnet! Those 19-year-old green Subaru Outbacks always attract people who want to try to race you. Must be the roof rack.
 

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Oh man, sorry about that! The exact same thing happened to me on Thursday. I moved into the left lane to pass a semi on I-290 in Chicago. I was doing about 70 in that area and the truck was maybe going 60, so I moved over to pass.

When I got about a half a car length from it, I saw something in the corner of my right eye moving towards me and into my lane. Instinctively, I hit the brakes hard and a car blasted right in front of me and actually fishtailed before regaining control and hitting the brakes.

Had my reflexes been .00001 second slower, the car would have either hit me or the back of the semi, or possibly both. The "my bad" part was I hadn't checked my rear view mirror for a after merging over and during the pass to see the incoming missile, though this person had to have been doing at least 85. You always got to remember to do that, like every 3 seconds, no matter where you are.

My car is indeed an a-hole magnet! Those 19-year-old green Subaru Outbacks always attract people who want to try to race you. Must be the roof rack.
Wow. We speed like crazy in Pennsylvania, but that experience takes the cake. I do monitor my rear view mirror on the highway so when I see an approaching missile I give him room. I don't think it is quite as bad here.
 

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Oh man, sorry about that! The same thing happened to me on Thursday. I moved into the left lane to pass a semi on I-290 in Chicago. I was doing about 70 in that area and the truck was maybe going 60, so I moved over to pass. It was clear of course in the passing lane.

When I got about a half a car length from it, I saw something in the corner of my right eye moving towards me from the right and into my lane. Instinctively, I hit the brakes hard and a car blasted right in front of me and actually fishtailed before regaining control and hitting the brakes.

Had my reflexes been .00001 second slower, the car would have either hit me or the back of the semi, or possibly both. The "my bad" part was I hadn't checked my rear view mirror during the three or so seconds after merging over and during the pass to see the incoming missile, which had to have been doing at least 85. You always got to remember to do that, every 2-3 seconds, no matter where you are, to see the hazards coming up behind you. Again, this is why I want aggressive drivers in front of me, not behind me.

My car is indeed an a-hole magnet! Those 19-year-old green Subaru Outbacks always attract people who want to try to race you. Must be the roof rack.
The other day I was in the right hand left turn lane where two lanes turn left. The guy in the left hand lane decides he's just going to block me out and take my lane as we turn. I blew past him on the side of the road to avoid an accident and because i don't stand for that nonsense. This guy follows me home and blasts his horn as I turn into my street.
 

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Wow. We speed like crazy in Pennsylvania, but that experience takes the cake. I do monitor my rear view mirror on the highway so when I see an approaching missile I give him room. I don't think it is quite as bad here.
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time this has happened. I've had plenty of motorists (I won't call them drivers) play chicken with the car in front of them and count on me to brake. Like you, I will, given that they're idiots and not worth risking an accident and hurting someone.

On Thursday, it could have been fatal because I didn't see the speeding car until the last microsecond. It wasn't, thank God, but had I not been looking straight ahead at the road and thus able to see the danger out of the corner of my eye, there would have been at a minimum a serious accident.

I mean, look, I know I probably sound like a smarty britches to some here with my responses. And I apologize for that. I just think that blaming the particular car one is driving for aggressive and dangerous behavior on the roads is not only wrong, but it also does a big disservice to a serious and growing problem.
 

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I take back anything I previously said. This morning on the way to work I merged from one highway to another. The highway I merged onto was moving but really full. I went into the center lane with a truck to my left and another car to my right. I saw a red Corolla dash in back of me. Then I glanced at my driver's-side mirror and saw a head light. This guy was doing a motorcycle pass with a car! He gunned it between me and the truck. Between lanes! Then he cut me off a bit, goes over to the right and does the exact same thing to the car in front of me. He swerves left and pulls the same thing a couple of cars ahead of me. Things going through my mind:

Let it go. Just let it go. (John Wick)
That dude must really have to poop.

Good thing I actually pay attention when I drive and look at my mirrors. Can you imagine if I had those nanny's installed beeping and wailing?
 
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