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Old 06-24-2004, 20:58   #1 (permalink)
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Another AP Big Call: Meet the 'New Volvo'

My frustration has finally got the better of me. I have now identified the modern equivalent of the 'Bloody Volvo Driver'.

They:
- drive with their high beam on near other cars
- hog the right lane
- travel on multi lane roads in such a way that they create a mobile road block (spacing just close enough to stop other cars passing)
- drive below the speed limit on highways until they reach an overtaking lane and then speed up
- have hats in the back seat parcel shelf
- have brake lights where at best only 2 out of 3 work
- are inconsiderate and drive with their head up their behind oblivious to the traffic congestion they cause
- have no taste in cars whatsoever; just look at the styling (or lack thereof)
- could be driving a fridge on wheels and no one could tell the difference
- only replace their front tyres when they're worn to the steel and it's rego check time

Whenever I see a traffic chaos event in action the chance of it being caused by a Camry driver is proving to be very very high.

Hence AP says "Camry is the New Volvo"
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Old 06-24-2004, 21:00   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Another AP Big Call: Meet the 'New Volvo'

Agree AP... However from some bad experiences some Subaru Liberty Drivers give them a run for their money...
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Re: Another AP Big Call: Meet the 'New Volvo'

AP, i agree with you 100%

On the western ring rd in melbourne, camry drivers are the pits. All of them are office workers obviously too late for work, and procede to cut everyone off and have their own set of rules. Driving a truck every day it tests my limits and there has been a few occasions (this morning in the rain being one) where i've got to the point of jumping out and having a crack at these dicks, they promote road rage!!

Tradies in vans come close too!
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Old 06-24-2004, 22:37   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Another AP Big Call: Meet the 'New Volvo'

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Subaru Liberty Drivers give them a run for their money...
oooh i would watch out there i know one member here who is getting a liberty :)

hehe have to agree ther AP... most of them are damn annoying

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Old 06-24-2004, 23:04   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Another AP Big Call: Meet the 'New Volvo'

Like to add

* Wont move over for emergency Vehicles
* If they do its minimal and they maintain the same speed!
* Most Taxi, White Van and bus drivers come a very close second to AP observation!
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Old 06-24-2004, 23:39   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Another AP Big Call: Meet the 'New Volvo'

I guess it all comes down to the driver really. There are di*kheads that drive all sorts of cars, not just camrys.

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- hog the right lane
- travel on multi lane roads in such a way that they create a mobile road block (spacing just close enough to stop other cars passing)
Maybe you should have a talk to my ex. She constantly did this and whenever I told her to move onto the left lane to let others pass she said "No! You only have to do that on the freeway where it has the 'keep left unless overtaking' sign"

Man she pissed me off...
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Re: Another AP Big Call: Meet the 'New Volvo'

The problem with Camry drivers is there is far more of them then there ever was Volvos too.
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The main problem is they're alway old people. The camry only appeals to older drivers or young people with no clue. Hence the reason they're so bloody slow.
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Old 06-25-2004, 00:36   #9 (permalink)
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Damn i Hate Volvo drivers!
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Old 06-25-2004, 00:48   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Another AP Big Call: Meet the 'New Volvo'

I had one such instance the other day where a volvo driver was cruising up a residential street at 20 kays half on and half off the road... indicator goes on, about to turn but then decide no where goona keep going straight and take upmor of the road... arghh
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