Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2003 22:15:49 GMT From: Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk> Subject: Re: BMWs keep trying to smoke me!
in article uk4a4v48u747ophi8q65tfev3o64r4g5v6nopsamcom, -Bob- at noemailnopsammain.com wrote on 08/02/2003 14:29: > On Sat, 8 Feb 2003 10:36:52 +0100, "MH" <mhnopsamere.net> wrote: > >>> ... BMW drivers always want to screech away ... >> >> So you too want to sink to that level ? >> > > First, you have a mechanical problem if it take 15 seconds to > hit 60mph. Saabs are slow off the line but after a second > the turbo winds up and it should go like a bat. > > Second, ignore 'em. Well, actually, I don't ignore them, I have some > fun. I don't look at them, I just let them see me watching the light > closely and non-chalantly creep the car forward a bit every couple > of seconds, looking like I'm concentrating on taking off. Don't be > too obvious, you want it to look like you might be taking off, or > you might just be watching the light and accidentally rolling forward. > When the light changes, I pull away at a slow "out for a drive in the > country" pace. The other driver races off and then realizes he was > mistaken about my intentions... and I imagine he feels like a fool > for assuming that everyone wants to race him. That usually puts > a smile on my face. I have a story: I was lined up against a Mitsubishi Evo at the lights in my old 900. We revved a bit and he took off. He didn't see the Police car behind me until I pulled across to let the Police car go and get him. I had to smirk as I drove past him very slowly :) <The Simpsons' Nelson>Har! Har!</The Simpsons' Nelson> Mirror ... Signal ... Manoeuvre !!! Paul 1985 900i 16V 1989 900 Turbo S http://pjgh.go.dyndns.org/saab/index.html