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Old 07-17-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
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Do you ever have battles on the highway?

This weekend I made a round-trip from Gainesville to Miami which is about 330 miles of interstate and expressway driving. Both on the way down to Miami and back home today, I encountered people who were trying to battle me on the road. As I'm traveling at 90 mph I got people who would pull in behind me and try to draft off of me or they would try to pass me as if I was going to slow for them.

I find this kind of driving extremely annoying, but my pride often gets the better of me so I usually make it a point to get away from them either via straightline acceleration or by losing them in traffic. As I was just passing through Orlando on the turnpike, this last generation Acura TSX starts creeping up on me as I'm doing 90+. So with wide open space in front of me I run up to 110 to see what his threshold for speed is and wouldn't you know it he tries to stay with me.

For about a good 35 mile stretch between Orlando and Ft. Pierce me and this Acura are going at it. He'll pull in front of me, then get blocked by traffic, which gives me the chance to get ahead of him. Then I started using the other cars to prevent him from passing me.

I was finally able to lose him via the toll booth as I have a speedpass and he didn't so he had to stop and pay the toll while I just drove through it.

I had a similar situation happen to me on the way home this afternoon. Sometimes I think when some people see an E46 they just want to race it. I ever get this kind of behavior from other drivers in my E34.
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:28 PM   #3
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:30 PM   #4
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:34 PM   #5
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Come to think of it, this story reminds me of when I road in my buddies with 350hp and he switched highways at wot scared tge piss out of me felt as fast other bodies 500hp supra awesome car they are rare hopefully they will bring them back rx8s r ok but I don't like tge rear doors and odd shape and lackbof turbos
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:35 PM   #6
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:35 PM   #7
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come to think of it, this story reminds me of when i road in my buddies with 350hp and he switched highways at wot scared tge piss out of me felt as fast other bodies 500hp supra awesome car they are rare hopefully they will bring them back rx8s r ok but i don't like tge rear doors and odd shape and lackbof turbos
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:50 PM   #8
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:53 PM   #9
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:28 PM   #10
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Interesting story. I think every bmw owner has similar story
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:41 PM   #11
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You are the man! I hope I never have to speed to keep up with you on the highway battles. Awesome story, 'bro!

You would have kicked this guy's ass, too... no doubt...

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Old 07-17-2011, 05:54 PM   #12
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Come to think of it, this story reminds me of when I road in my buddies with 350hp and he switched highways at wot scared tge piss out of me felt as fast other bodies 500hp supra awesome car they are rare hopefully they will bring them back rx8s r ok but I don't like tge rear doors and odd shape and lackbof turbos
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #13
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This is a sign that I need to sell my e46 and move on. This forum is going downhill so badly.


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Old 07-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #14
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This is a sign that I need to sell my e46 and move on. This forum is going downhill so badly.


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Although I don't miss the cars, I miss the way other drivers regarded me when I drove Saabs; it was euro-geeky-cool but sans all the bullshit that the OP spreads to the rest of us.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #15
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:52 PM   #16
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Regardless of what speed you are doing, if anyone closes in on you, you are suppose to pull over and let them pass, unless the right lane is jammed. Once they pass, you can follow them, let them catch the radar first, and avoid any battle for road space as well.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:57 PM   #17
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so you are telling me that an 18 wheeler had space to pull to the right and pass you, but you couldn't?

you and your girlfriend are both oblivious drivers, and one day, you will die together due to lack of smart
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:58 PM   #18
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Leave the OP alone... You are NOT supposed to let people pass you on the highway. And if someone cuts you off, speed up and show them who's the BOSS! It's a BATTLE out there!

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Old 07-17-2011, 07:09 PM   #20
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If people were smarter they would know not to race a slow 325 .

This goes for both you and the retard in the acura.
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