Sad Observations and Audi Spotting (NY)

Larry C Leung l.leung at
Sun Mar 24 18:57:59 EST 2002

Nah, it 'twas an simple 325 (saw that when he passed me when I got off
the thruway). The Sable was Stable, didn't push it hard enough to get
unstable (actually, it's a pretty stable car, totally benign, though the
tail would break out if I tapped the brakes in the middle of the turn).
It seems to be so many drivers of good cars are such posers. He was
STORMING along the straight sections of road, and did quite a cut over
lane change to get in behind me to get to the ramp that I dusted him on,
so I don't think it was out of courtesey are responsible nature. I have
driven RWD Bimmers, and others, and IMHO BMW 3 series (E46 type) are
quite stable compared to say, a Miata ;-) or MR2 or even an early 911 or
earlier 3 series, of which this was not. 


On Sun, 24 Mar 2002 15:14:45 -0800 Bob <mx at> writes:
>Having spent plenty o' time in both a newer M3 and the fwd 'avant' 
>(and a q obviously), you are
>right. The m3 feels really stable until you reach its limits. At least 
>the Q lets you know bad
>things are going to happen where the M3 just goes away.  However I 
>would still think the m3 wouldnt
>even break a sweat to keep up with the sable... Maybe he knew his 
>limits and didnt want to cause an
>accident? (what? Someone driving responsibly?)  :)
>Phil Payne wrote:
>> *This message was transferred with a trial version of 
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>> > WHY do these people even bother to buy such a nice car, when
>> > they drive it like it was an old Supercharged Buick Roadmonster 
>> > something. All go on the straights, no go on the turns!?!? You'd 
>> > think that that Bimmer was a mid '60's muscle car.
>> BuMWipers can be tricky in turns.  We get so used to quattro 
>cornering that we forget what a
>> RWD can be like if it steps out on someone who's not up to handling 
>> --
>>   Phil Payne
>>   +44 7785 302 803
>>   +49 173 6242039

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