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Absolute Red - rag to a bull?

SanityClause May 16, 2004

  1. SanityClause

    SanityClause Member

    Yesterday was my first full day of driving the newly arrived S3.
    Mostly it was a day of great fun, and I love the car to bits.
    HOWEVER, on at least five occasions I was either cut up or challenged by boy racers.
    It seems that every young guy in a VW Golf wanted to make a point, or so it appeared.
    I've been driving a long time and I've never seen so many numpties on the roads, one even accelerated away to at least 100mph on a 50mph stretch of a dual carriageway, with pedestrian crossings.
    At no time did I encourage or take the bait, I was just happily cruising along listening to the CD's.

    I DO drive fast when conditions allow, one of the many reasons for buying the S3, but mid afternoon on congested roads or city streets is just loonytoons.

    Is this what I have to expect in the future, do all S3 owners get this treatment? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    CARACTERE007 Member

    not really,...i only seem to get challenged during the night when i pop off to sainsburys,..thing is its not boy racerd saxos or corsa but its bleeding old rover 825i fastbacks! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/[censored].gif
    i didnt realise he was racing me until i looked in my mirror to overtake on an near empty dual carriage ..i was in 5th he sounded like he was going to explode!! ..i try not to let these pillocks do my head in...and laugh at them when they drive past /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heart.gif
  3. Markb

    Markb Active Member

    I used to own an Astra Coupe Turbo before my A3 that I am collecting on Tuesday.

    I never noticed that people were trying to race, but my Dad used to borrow it and say that people would come up along side him as if they wanted a race.

    Then I went to change the number plates over before I sold it and I was driving like an old dear enjoying the drive LOL as it was a nice day, and I've never seen so many lads trying to race me as they could see what car it was.

    I must have not noticed before as I drive quite quick anyway /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
  4. yak

    yak Member

    SanityClause, heh. I've heard same complaints from a guy with S6. He took off all the S6 markings and replaced them with a 1.6 badge /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    - Yak
  5. mramage

    mramage Member


    I've had some folk do obvious things, like yesterday a guy in an RX8 sped away from me in a 30 off a roundabout, I figure he got to about 50+ on a built up section of road. Did I follow, no way. Maybe he wasn't trying to make a point, maybe he was just daft.

    Occasionally things will have a go, but I wouldn't say it was particularly bad. I certainly find I get cut up more when driving our Corsa.

    Sounds like your doing the right thing keeping chilled about it anyway /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
  6. neil.c

    neil.c Senior

    Can't say I've ever noticed this, whatever I'm driving there is always someone in the wrong lane and wanting your space.
  7. MingBluS3

    MingBluS3 Member

    me neither.
  8. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

    I get a lot of boy racers........in particular done up novas/corsas and old men in mondeos/vectras. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/fuck_you.gif

    Sometimes I bite and other times just think how lucky I am to own such a great car and have nothing to prove /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/[censored].gif
  9. Markb

    Markb Active Member

    [ QUOTE ]
    S3 Mike said:
    Sometimes I bite and other times just think how lucky I am to own such a great car and have nothing to prove /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/[censored].gif" alt="" />

    [/ QUOTE ]

    That's how I think.

    I know I've got a fast car and I don't need to prove it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
  10. neiloneilo

    neiloneilo Member

    I agree too, since changing my Golf TDI to S3. I find it always seams to be a boy racer in a Fucas. Sometimes I bite if the conditions are safe, but most times I just chill, nothing else to prove. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
  11. wizard

    wizard Member

    I had the same problem at first. I have the only S3 for miles around and the local boy racer clan seemed rather uneducated about its abilities at first. Every muppet under the sun wanted to have a go...
    After a while and several floor wipes later, they got the message and locally it's not an issue any more... Do get the occational turkeys when heading further afield...

    ... and dont get me fooking started on rover drivers!!!

  12. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

    [ QUOTE ]
    Wizard said:
    ... and dont get me fooking started on rover drivers!!!

    [/ QUOTE ]

    You mean the people who think they drive real cars that are 'quality'. the Rover 75 thats supposed to be 'prestigious' /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif

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