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Re: Vehicle Driver Stereotypes

#21  Postby amyonyango » May 18, 2010 6:53 pm

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Scot Dutchy wrote:They are either pooiers or drug dealers so if you want to be stopped by the police just drive a Jag.


WTF is a "pooier"?


Sorry Amy tiredness creeping in and my Dutch takes over. It is a pimp.


Love that! Dutch is a funny language! Pooier=Pimp!

Like Slagroom=Cream (that's all I remember from my trip to Amstersam when I was 14!)
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Re: Vehicle Driver Stereotypes

#22  Postby Scot Dutchy » May 19, 2010 9:54 am

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Scot Dutchy wrote:I think this a very British thing.
Here people could not care what you are driving in. There are so many lease cars here so it says nothing. SUV's have lost favour.
I have two cars. One is a Peugot 306 XS and one is classic Citroen DS21 Pallas (1967).

People who drive French cars want to be different but not too different.,

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I'll let you into a secret...!

French cars are shit!

Used to work in a Renault dealership and the Renault Technicians (not mechanics :naughty:) officially told me to never ever buy a French car! EVER! :lol:


:lol:
My mom drove a dark green Renault for most of my childhood. It WAS a piece of shit!


Renaults are crap always have been. As are most American and Bristish cars.

Have you ever been in Citroen DS21 Pallas? It is a very comfortable car and for its time very advanced. Power steering and breaking. Hydraulic suspension system which gives a fanstastic drive. Large comfortable seats all leather and a thick upholstered carpet. Turning headlamps. Remember this is 1967.
De Gaulle had one which saved his life. You see the suspension system was so advanced even by todays standards a Citroen DS can travel on three wheels. When terrorists tried to kill de Gaulle they could only shoot one tyre and the car kept going without any trouble.
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Re: Vehicle Driver Stereotypes

#23  Postby z8000783 » May 19, 2010 10:17 am

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De Gaulle had one which saved his life. You see the suspension system was so advanced even by todays standards a Citroen DS can travel on three wheels. When terrorists tried to kill de Gaulle they could only shoot one tyre and the car kept going without any trouble.

Indeed a very useful feature to have on any car I would think.

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#24  Postby amyonyango » May 19, 2010 10:17 am

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De Gaulle had one which saved his life. You see the suspension system was so advanced even by todays standards a Citroen DS can travel on three wheels. When terrorists tried to kill de Gaulle they could only shoot one tyre and the car kept going without any trouble.

Indeed a very useful feature to have I would think.

John

You may require some life-saving suspension in Greece at the moment... :ask:
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Re: Vehicle Driver Stereotypes

#25  Postby z8000783 » May 19, 2010 10:27 am

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De Gaulle had one which saved his life. You see the suspension system was so advanced even by todays standards a Citroen DS can travel on three wheels. When terrorists tried to kill de Gaulle they could only shoot one tyre and the car kept going without any trouble.

Indeed a very useful feature to have I would think.

John

You may require some life-saving suspension in Greece at the moment... :ask:

Not where I'm living.

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#26  Postby amyonyango » May 19, 2010 11:34 am

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De Gaulle had one which saved his life. You see the suspension system was so advanced even by todays standards a Citroen DS can travel on three wheels. When terrorists tried to kill de Gaulle they could only shoot one tyre and the car kept going without any trouble.

Indeed a very useful feature to have I would think.

John

You may require some life-saving suspension in Greece at the moment... :ask:

Not where I'm living.

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Oh good! :thumbup:
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Re: Vehicle Driver Stereotypes

#27  Postby z8000783 » May 19, 2010 12:49 pm

amyonyango wrote:
z8000783 wrote:
amyonyango wrote:
z8000783 wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
De Gaulle had one which saved his life. You see the suspension system was so advanced even by todays standards a Citroen DS can travel on three wheels. When terrorists tried to kill de Gaulle they could only shoot one tyre and the car kept going without any trouble.

Indeed a very useful feature to have I would think.

John

You may require some life-saving suspension in Greece at the moment... :ask:

Not where I'm living.

John


Oh good! :thumbup:

:grin:

And I drive a beautiful Rover 620 in the UK and an Astra in Greece.

That says I am a well rounded individual with lots of charm and charisma, although I expect Mr Samsa will insist that that has never been proved scientifically.

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Re: Vehicle Driver Stereotypes

#28  Postby amyonyango » May 19, 2010 1:35 pm

Rover :lol:
Quite ironic - a rover in UK (broke car manufacturer) and you live in Greece (br........!) Maybe you jinx things?! :o

I drive a Zafira. My first car was a Vauxhall, a little Nova. I quite like them (Vauxhalls), nothing special but comfy and practical.

And yes, I am a stereotypical busy mum and the car is normally stocked up with various children zooming around to football coaching/dance lessons etc etc! :smile:
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#29  Postby I'm With Stupid » May 19, 2010 1:51 pm

The only stereotype I genuinely believe is true from personal experience is that if you see a Rover, overtake it as quickly as you can, or you'll be in for a long trip. Unless they're the MG versions, you can almost guarantee that the person will be driving significantly below the speed limit at all times.

This also applies to a lot of those small cars that have big interiors and lots of headroom. Stuff like the Ford Fusion or Vauxhall Meriva. They were advertised as cool young people cars, but it's still essentially two features that mainly appeal to old people. And old people all drive really slowly (and that's a scientific fact). Or should I say overly cautious drivers.

I've never got the white van man claim though. They annoy me because they always park on yellow lines and block your views at junctions, but other than that, I think they're generally pretty decent drivers. Anyone who spends a lot of time driving is usually alright imo.
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#30  Postby amyonyango » May 19, 2010 2:13 pm

I'm With Stupid wrote:The only stereotype I genuinely believe is true from personal experience is that if you see a Rover, overtake it as quickly as you can, or you'll be in for a long trip. Unless they're the MG versions, you can almost guarantee that the person will be driving significantly below the speed limit at all times.

This also applies to a lot of those small cars that have big interiors and lots of headroom. Stuff like the Ford Fusion or Vauxhall Meriva. They were advertised as cool young people cars, but it's still essentially two features that mainly appeal to old people. And old people all drive really slowly (and that's a scientific fact). Or should I say overly cautious drivers.

I've never got the white van man claim though. They annoy me because they always park on yellow lines and block your views at junctions, but other than that, I think they're generally pretty decent drivers. Anyone who spends a lot of time driving is usually alright imo.
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I spend such a lot of time on the road. And I'm the best driver I know :grin:

And I hope you don't include Zafiras in your list of cars with big interior and lots of headroom. Otherwise, I agree with you!
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#31  Postby I'm With Stupid » May 19, 2010 2:27 pm

amyonyango wrote:
I'm With Stupid wrote:The only stereotype I genuinely believe is true from personal experience is that if you see a Rover, overtake it as quickly as you can, or you'll be in for a long trip. Unless they're the MG versions, you can almost guarantee that the person will be driving significantly below the speed limit at all times.

This also applies to a lot of those small cars that have big interiors and lots of headroom. Stuff like the Ford Fusion or Vauxhall Meriva. They were advertised as cool young people cars, but it's still essentially two features that mainly appeal to old people. And old people all drive really slowly (and that's a scientific fact). Or should I say overly cautious drivers.

I've never got the white van man claim though. They annoy me because they always park on yellow lines and block your views at junctions, but other than that, I think they're generally pretty decent drivers. Anyone who spends a lot of time driving is usually alright imo.
:thumbup:

I spend such a lot of time on the road. And I'm the best driver I know :grin:

And I hope you don't include Zafiras in your list of cars with big interior and lots of headroom. Otherwise, I agree with you!

Nah, a Zafira is for people who've resigned themselves to the fact that their own life is over now they have kids. ;)

I can't talk though. I've got a dark green Nissan Primera, which is more frequently seen being driven by men that are slightly the wrong side of middle-aged.
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#32  Postby z8000783 » May 19, 2010 2:53 pm

amyonyango wrote:Rover :lol:
Quite ironic - a rover in UK (broke car manufacturer) and you live in Greece (br........!) Maybe you jinx things?! :o

Perhaps I ought to stop posting here then.

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#33  Postby amyonyango » May 19, 2010 3:44 pm

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amyonyango wrote:Rover :lol:
Quite ironic - a rover in UK (broke car manufacturer) and you live in Greece (br........!) Maybe you jinx things?! :o

Perhaps I ought to stop posting here then.

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Oh John, don't be like that! ;)
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#34  Postby z8000783 » May 19, 2010 4:43 pm

amyonyango wrote:
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amyonyango wrote:Rover :lol:
Quite ironic - a rover in UK (broke car manufacturer) and you live in Greece (br........!) Maybe you jinx things?! :o

Perhaps I ought to stop posting here then.

John


Oh John, don't be like that! ;)

Yes, but look what happened just after I joined the Richard Dawkins forum towards the end of February!

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#35  Postby james1v » May 19, 2010 4:51 pm

So, how would you "stereotype" me? :ask: I had a BMW 318iSE, sold it to a guy who works for me for tuppence. :waah: I bought a Toyota Yaris which is good for the planet, but... :yuk: I also own a van, which i sometimes drive. :think:
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Re: Vehicle Driver Stereotypes

#36  Postby babel » May 19, 2010 4:55 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:
mmmcheezy wrote:
amyonyango wrote:
z8000783 wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:I think this a very British thing.
Here people could not care what you are driving in. There are so many lease cars here so it says nothing. SUV's have lost favour.
I have two cars. One is a Peugot 306 XS and one is classic Citroen DS21 Pallas (1967).

People who drive French cars want to be different but not too different.,

John



I'll let you into a secret...!

French cars are shit!

Used to work in a Renault dealership and the Renault Technicians (not mechanics :naughty:) officially told me to never ever buy a French car! EVER! :lol:


:lol:
My mom drove a dark green Renault for most of my childhood. It WAS a piece of shit!


Renaults are crap always have been. As are most American and Bristish cars.

Could you please spare a dime for a renault-driver like myself so I can buy myself a real car? :waah:

Oh, most stereotypes I read here, I have too. If they are shared by that many people... would that mean there some truth to them?
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#37  Postby z8000783 » May 19, 2010 5:08 pm

james1v wrote:So, how would you "stereotype" me? :ask: I had a BMW 318iSE, ...

Poser

james1v wrote:...sold it to a guy who works for me for tuppence. :waah: I bought a Toyota Yaris which is good for the planet,

Spineless

james1v wrote:but... :yuk: I also own a van, which i sometimes drive. :think:

Neanderthal

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#38  Postby james1v » May 19, 2010 6:07 pm

z8000783 wrote:
james1v wrote:So, how would you "stereotype" me? :ask: I had a BMW 318iSE, ...

Poser

james1v wrote:...sold it to a guy who works for me for tuppence. :waah: I bought a Toyota Yaris which is good for the planet,

Spineless

james1v wrote:but... :yuk: I also own a van, which i sometimes drive. :think:

Neanderthal

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Thats quite accurate. :grin:
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#39  Postby amyonyango » May 19, 2010 6:55 pm

james1v wrote:
z8000783 wrote:
james1v wrote:So, how would you "stereotype" me? :ask: I had a BMW 318iSE, ...

Poser

james1v wrote:...sold it to a guy who works for me for tuppence. :waah: I bought a Toyota Yaris which is good for the planet,

Spineless

james1v wrote:but... :yuk: I also own a van, which i sometimes drive. :think:

Neanderthal

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Thats quite accurate. :grin:

I was going to sum you up as in need of professional help - do you suffer from some sort of multiple personality disorder? I mean a beemer, a yaris and a van conjour up three completely different sterotypes! :think:
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#40  Postby james1v » May 19, 2010 7:00 pm

amyonyango wrote:
james1v wrote:
z8000783 wrote:
james1v wrote:So, how would you "stereotype" me? :ask: I had a BMW 318iSE, ...

Poser

james1v wrote:...sold it to a guy who works for me for tuppence. :waah: I bought a Toyota Yaris which is good for the planet,

Spineless

james1v wrote:but... :yuk: I also own a van, which i sometimes drive. :think:

Neanderthal

John



Thats quite accurate. :grin:

I was going to sum you up as in need of professional help - do you suffer from some sort of multiple personality disorder? I mean a beemer, a yaris and a van conjour up three completely different sterotypes! :think:



All much needed vehicles, the BMW was a fine, safe and economical family saloon. The Yaris, is needed now that the kids are driving their own cars (no sense having a saloon). The van i use for work, moving equipment etc. :cheers:
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