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RE: A4 yuppie scum in Boston(also some other Audi's spied this weekend in MA)
Well, I guess I resemble that remark since I live near Boston and drive an
A4 1.8T(mine's white but I haven't been on the Pike in a few months). I was
the one in the caravan up to Mt. Washington last year.
Anyway, let me ask this question(and this is more of a rant than any
questioning of your driving integrity): Was there anyone in front of you
and were you truly passing(in other words, did you have a chance to let him
pass by pulling in the other lane)? Since I drive RT 3 south every day I'm
getting a bit sick of people hanging in the left lane when they really
shouldn't be there. Passing on the right is a PITA. I usually flash my
highs if I want to pass but sometimes people just don't take the hint.
Tailgating is just another way to send the message.
When I get on the highway, I just want to get to my destination quickly.
Some people take this as an invitation to race or an insult when I ask them
to get out of the left lane.
On a different note, I saw a very nice pearl, early 90's Coupe Quattro on
Pine Hill Rd. in Chelmsford on Saturday morning. Anyone on the list? Later
on the same trip, I picked up an older Coupe GT(In well used but decent
shape with a dealer plate on it) on RT. 495 around the 290 exit. I was
averaging a calm but quick 90(pulling into the middle lane where
appropriate) and he was keeping up quite well. I think he might of saw the
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> Subject: A4 yuppie scum in Boston
> So, I'm tooling along on the Mass Pike out of Boston, minding my own
> business in a good, semi-law-abiding-mood(75-80ish) in the left
> lane(doing what one should in the left lane, passing other cars) when
> some yuppie scum in a new a4 1.8t(lic. plate and color not provided
> to protect the annoying) comes flying up.
> He sticks around for a bit, not going around into the rightmost lane
> or anything(probably waiting for "slow poke 5000" to get out of his
> way by merging into the lane full of traffic.) I quickly got tired
> of his ability to apply armor-all to my rear bumper, so I floored it.
> The 115-ish HP difference between our cars solved the immediate
> problem of his little bumper-hugging habit.
> Grr. Further proof there should be an ownership exam. Great car,
> but lots of annoying drivers; half buy 'em for status symbolsin these
> parts(same ones are permanently afflicted with the
> izzard syndrome.)
> Bah. Such a waste.
> 91 200q20v a la TAP
> Brett Dikeman
> "Diplomacy is the art of telling someone to go to hell and making
> them happy to be on their way." - Mark Twain
> "Oh no. Not again." - The bowl of Petunias
> "... it is important to realize that any lock can be picked with a
> big enough hammer." -- Sun System & Network Admin manual
> Statler: "Hey, this one sounds cute."
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