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Re: Agree and Disagree (archive)

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Posted by Norm on May 20, 2001 at 11:14:30:

In Reply to: Agree and Disagree posted by - DJ Vyb on May 20, 2001 at 10:16:39:

I din't finish college either, but do own a succesful IT consulting corporation, so will agree that school has nothing to do with it. However, driving an M3 does give you a certain clout in society, it is a superior vehicle that most people don't fully comprehend. Looking at the car puts people in awe and also it is a classy car which looks of high value as well. Most cops realize that the driver is not a criminal or thug and on the contrary a respectable, contibuting and succesful member of society. I have been pulled over ripping out of a parking lot, accelerating to 65 in a 45 (testing out my new ECIS CAI), and then slowing down to about 25 to be cautious of a stopped rig in the lane next to me at a fresh green light I had to pass through. I got pulled over right after this. I respectfully explained the entire situation, telling the cop that I don't normally drive crazy. My excuse was purely based on the fact that the M3 accelerates so quickly and I slowed right down to safe speeds and was only initially accelerating at a slightly higher than moderate pace for the car.

He simply told me, that if I try real hard, it won't accelrate so quickly and to slow down. 3 other times I have been pulled over for speeding and let go. I think the cops wanted to a) inflate his ego a bit, b) confirm that the car was not stolen c) get a closer look at the M3 d) remind me that I need to follow the rules anyway.

There is no argument against the fact that if you are speeding in an M3 you are less likely to be pulled over than if you are speeding in a ratty old car, which may also have other safety issues. The M3 is less likely to be driven by someone who is breaking any other law to be concerned about than speading.

First of all, my friend, you are very wrong in judging people based on the sallary they earn. Second of all, I didn't finish college, yet if I wanted to, I can afford a brand new m3, but it's not worth it at my age (20). Third of all, you think you drive a BMW it makes you something special? Dude, THAT is the reason the cops were picking on HIM, because he WAS driving a BMW, and because of dumbass airheads like you, who think you are better than everyone else BECAUSE they are in a BMW, that he gets such a treatment. Stop being ingorant.

"fact that the M3 accelerates so quickly"

Was that a line you fed the officer or do you actually believe it? 240HP/236lb-ft of torque is not exactly a monster difficult to tame. PLENTY of cars are about as fast or faster - straight line, anyway -- and I'm not talking only about Corvette, Porsche, Viper, etc.


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