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Wasn't that a movie title with Charlie Sheen? Oh well, anyway...
Had the new 02 EX for exactly 3 days when I was heading home down a winding narrow road. Low and behold, this riced out Mitsubishi Eclipse comes flying up behind me, dropping his car in neutral, revving up, all signs of a true jackazz. I had seen him before many times...a local idiot who rips past my house at all hours of the day and night rattling my windows with his obnoxious fart pipe. Sometimes he would even come to a dead stop and rev his engine, smoke up the tires and take off. I have NO idea who this punk is, the only thing I can think of is that he has "small-man's syndrome" and feels the need to show how loud he is after spotting my somewhat-souped-up Integra in the driveway. Ugh.
Anyway, I give him a little brake check. At the next light (as we're stopped), he revs his engine, even though he's stuck behind me. To make a potentially long story short, I let him get past me, and end up deciding I will follow him home. I not only keep up with him, but I could've passed him if I wanted to. He flies into his driveway, and jumps out, egging me on (to fight, I assume). Instead of having words with this retard, I simply stop, point, and laugh.
How silly he must have felt. Sorry moron, you are slower than a minivan.

Please, if you must flame me on my lack of maturity, do so in private.


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You nailed that one on the head - a true moron.

Y'know, I've been using that term a lot lately to refer to other drivers. I guess that's better than what I used to call them
 
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No flames here. That's the sort of thing I would do. What an a-hole. There's tons of guys like that around here and it really sucks. (I'm very passive aggressive when it comes to jerk drivers and I hate to lose a 'duel').

Is it possible to get his tag# (now that you know where he lives) and tell the police?

And I think fart pipe is the best description I've ever heard.

Michelle

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Excellent story! I have a favorite off-ramp on the way home from work. It seems once a week I have some 'muppet' riding my bumper. Little do they know that by 'late-apexing' the corner one can keep up 'highway speed' on a 30mph curve. Sometimes it's nice to watch the headlights behind in a state of pure oversteer toward the soft shoulder..."This is not your Mother's Soccer van" Lessons learned by owning a 52hp VW Golf Diesel for many years....hehehe...
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Car2ns:
You nailed that one on the head - a true moron.

Y'know, I've been using that term a lot lately to refer to other drivers. I guess that's better than what I used to call them
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I have to watch that in the van, the kids are starting to pick up some of my language,

I was cut off on the interstate the other day, and my 7 year old says, "What a moron, right, Dad?"


Who was the comedian that quipped, "Why is it that everyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and everyone driving faster than you is a moron?".


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It could be worse than "moron". I know people who just start going off on other drivers right in front of their kids. And then the kids pick it up and it's downhill from there.

The popular one here is "If I weren't your daughter I woulda given him the bird."

Hey, it's true!

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"No flames" is right!
More like "attaboy"! I was forced to issue a spanking to a rice-punk in his Civic (why do these guys think it's cool to look like they're sittin' on the floor?). He tried to get a jump off the line but I had him easy all the way and he never even got close!Then he did the typical "rice-boy fly-by" after I reached approximate legal speed and backed off. Well, at least he was louder than I was

Too bad the wife and kids were at home and missed the "fun"! (Yeah, right!)

By the way, "rice-boy" and it's variations is in NO WAY intended to be an ethnic slur! Everyone probably knows that already, but just in case...the guy I refered to above was as Anglo as I am!
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Hee! Hee!

My poor little Civic is only able to race with the likes of Novas and Cavaliers.

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Speaking of fart cans/pipes, the following video has a nice reproduction of the lovely sound those guys make. Needless to say, you have to have sound to appreciate.

This came off a vw site, I believe. Someone should substitute an Ody for the vw.

http://geijn.lagcity.com/gti/index.html
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by pward76:
Who was the comedian that quipped, "Why is it that everyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and everyone driving faster than you is a moron?".


Pat

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I believe it was George Carlin who said "everyone driving slower than you is an idiot and everyone driving faster is a MANIAC".

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Way to go. We've had our 02 GG Odyssey EX-L for 3 months now. Here's this kid with his girlfriend in his little rice rocket egging me on at a stoplight. Here I am with my wife in the passenger seat, and 4 kids seated behind us. And what do I do, you're typical 38 year old male still coming to grips with the fact that I'm actually driving a minivan? Let's just say when the light turned green he got a good look at the back of my minivan. The best part was embarrassing him in front of his girlfriend. My wife just looks at me and laughs while shaking her head. She loves it. We really enjoy our Odyssey.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 02EXLODY:
Way to go. We've had our 02 GG Odyssey EX-L for 3 months now. Here's this kid with his girlfriend in his little rice rocket egging me on at a stoplight. Here I am with my wife in the passenger seat, and 4 kids seated behind us. And what do I do, you're typical 38 year old male still coming to grips with the fact that I'm actually driving a minivan? Let's just say when the light turned green he got a good look at the back of my minivan. The best part was embarrassing him in front of his girlfriend. My wife just looks at me and laughs while shaking her head. She loves it. We really enjoy our Odyssey. </font>
<center><font size=+3><font color=green>Awesome!</font>

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I have been driving minivans, with apparent performance mods, for a long time and NEVER been challenged on the street. Could you fellas be doing some wishful thinking? Why would anyone want to "race" a van? Could it just be the usual "urgency" with which most of the "rice rocket" crowd display in all driving? Would a girlfriend really be impressed if a guy's ride shot down a minivan? I wonder......

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My mom raced a jerk in a Venture the other night. He was trying to get in front of us when there's was PLENTY of room behind us. He just didn't want to slow down.

He lost pitifully.

Hehehehe...!
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 02EXLODY:
And what do I do, you're typical 38 year old male still coming to grips with the fact that I'm actually driving a minivan?</font>
Wondering who really initiated the race?
 

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Like I said. This guy pulls up to ME at a stoplight and starts egging ME on. And to answer Jerry O, I don't know why they do what they do. I drive an 88 Ford Escort GT and have Mustang GT's wanting to drag. Give me a break. I have a 4 banger. Why would a Mustang GT want to race an Escort? And by the way, I love my Odyssey!
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by OdyRocky:
It seems once a week I have some 'muppet' riding my bumper. </font>
I get somebody hugging my tail all the time when I drive my BMW. If it's on the freeway, I maneuver next to the slowest car on the road, and then I slow down as much as possible. When he moves to pass to my side, I speed up... he then moves behind to tailgate some more... and I safely slow right back down again.

You'll never teach a tailgater a lesson by speeding up; that merely encourages them to tailgate whenever they're in a hurry. Driving slowly can be just as entertaining as putting the pedal to the metal.

No, I haven't been rear-ended or shot at, not yet.
 

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Never in my life would I of thought that I would own a mini van. Due reasons beyond my control, we needed a mini van. I used to drive a full custom Corolla and T100 and was embarrassed to drive, let alone admit to owning a mini van. Key word, "WAS". On a recent trip to Reno, my husband and I were driving back home on Hwy 80 that is mostly uphill, steep uphill grades. I had the unfamiliar experience that most of you '02 drivers already have had. The grace and joy of climbing hills in the far left lane. Now, just for the record, I'm not a racer and never was or will be, however, I actually passed a new turbo 4runner uphill and kept on going. Uphill! It was great! He could only catch up to me on the downhills. Wow! What a van! Do you think the 4runner guy got off the freeway and went back to the dealer and asked for his money back? I am not a Toyota hater, I love them dearly and having owned several in the past and present, I must say I am clearly impressed with this adorable '02, 240hp, goin' to g'ma's, grocery gettin, pile everyone in-we're goin' on a road trip, brick shaped pocket-rocket.:rockon:
 
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