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gmstmpr
04-03-2001, 01:12 AM
i was coming down one of the mountain roads up here, in the rain, and some ***** comin downa cross street pulled riht into the road without stoppin. well i had about 20 yards to stop on the wait pavement...didnt work too well. i got lucky and the idiot floored just in time for me to swerve behind them missing them bye an inch, and the telephone pole bye a foot. only i wound up in a ditch. not fun sitting starin at your car twisted because its half in the corner and on the side of the ditch. head to climb up out of the side of my car. and the best part was they didnt stop....they sped off as fast as they could. im sorry but i dont care what "they" say...middle age woman in mini vans are the worst drivers...cant even to stop to see if someones dead or alive...people make me sick

FL_Stang
04-03-2001, 11:19 AM
I agree. I just totaled my truck a few weeks ago, because some doofus figured that they could slip between stopped traffic in the inside lane, and make it to a side road without checking the traffic in the outside lane, which was me!! She pulled out about 20 feet in front of me, nothing I could do. Now my little toyota has gone to the car lot in the sky. Only positive is her insurance payed out to me, and I bought my GT. Some people must think they live charmed lives!

Chris-90LX
04-03-2001, 05:05 PM
Not to beat up on women drivers, but in all of my two accidents in over 20 yrs. of driving I was hit by these people. I'm not counting the close calls either.

The trouble I see is that (especially during morning commute time) most people are in a hurry, and they aren't acting like ladies, and gentlemen. It kind of angers me to see these people (sometimes with a load of kids in the car) all over the road. They are eating, talking on their cell phone or even reading.

Up here on the day of the first winter storm these people are often driving too fast for conditions, and hopefully they are only going to be involved in a single car accident. Ive seen many S.U.V's on their roofs, like a turtle on it's back this year.

MustangGTorg
04-03-2001, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Chris-90LX:
Not to beat up on women drivers, but...

Uh-oh, here we go... I'm really fighting to bite my tongue. http://64.21.184.154/ubb/wink.gif I can feel my blood pressure rising...

I hope this doesn't turn into one on those threads. http://64.21.184.154/ubb/frown.gif

Kathy


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David & Kathy Bowers
1982-1993 Mustang GT Registry
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1965 Mustang coupe (http://www.mustanggt.org/bowers/index.html) (stock)
1985 Mustang GT hatchback (http://www.mustanggt.org/bowers/index.html) (daily driver)
1991 Mustang GT hatchback (http://www.mustanggt.org/bowers/index.html) (open track/autocross)
1998 Expedition (family hauler & tow vehicle)

dtwatts
04-03-2001, 06:07 PM
It's not just a woman thing, I have been going down the hwy at 80, and had some guy in a minivan pass me doing 90+. We should have known we where in trouble when the car companies started marketing the minivans as a “Sport model” “V6 Power” Chrysler even had a “Turbo” a few years back.

Mick
04-03-2001, 06:13 PM
Originally posted by MustangGTorg:
I hope this doesn't turn into one on those threads.

Me either...I know a few women that could put a spankin' on some of you boys on any race track, present company included I'm sure. http://64.21.184.154/ubb/biggrin.gif

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gmstmpr
04-03-2001, 06:29 PM
ok ill change it from women driving mini vans...i live in a tourist town so it will be tourists driving mini vans...but i think everyone in a large truck or mini van loses all common sense when they get behind the wheel...but i will say this...my mechanic had his mustang totaled on the same fri i got ran into a ditch...and shhh....but it was by a woman in a mini van

MustangGTorg
04-03-2001, 06:42 PM
Go ahead and vent your frustrations, guys... I've developed some pretty thick skin over the years. I just wanted to remind everyone it's not good to make such broad generalizations. http://64.21.184.154/ubb/smile.gif Don't get me wrong, I've seen some pretty bad women drivers, but I've seen some men who shouldn't be allowed behind the wheel, either.

As a woman who can be frequently seen driving down the road behind the wheel of our Expedition (gasp! yes, one of those evil SUV's http://64.21.184.154/ubb/wink.gif) driving our kids around, I'm sure I appear to fit the "dumb soccer-mom with the big SUV" label. However, I can assure you not everything is as it appears. I'd like to point out that I'm also driver of the car pictured at the top of this forum. I can hold my own against most of the guys I've run across on an autocross course. http://64.21.184.154/ubb/smile.gif I typically finish in the top 6 out of 35 to 40 cars at our local Mustang club autocrosses.

Originally posted by Mick:
Me either...I know a few women that could put a spankin' on some of you boys on any race track, present company included I'm sure. http://64.21.184.154/ubb/biggrin.gif

http://64.21.184.154/ubb/biggrin.gif LOL! You betcha! Our first autocross is May 6 (http://www.mustangclubofcentraliowa.org/autoxfl1.htm) - any takers?

Kathy

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David & Kathy Bowers
1982-1993 Mustang GT Registry
www.mustanggt.org (http://www.mustanggt.org)
1965 Mustang coupe (http://www.mustanggt.org/bowers/index.html) (stock)
1985 Mustang GT hatchback (http://www.mustanggt.org/bowers/index.html) (daily driver)
1991 Mustang GT hatchback (http://www.mustanggt.org/bowers/index.html) (open track/autocross)
1998 Expedition (family hauler & tow vehicle)

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Joe92GT
04-03-2001, 10:48 PM
When I was driving the plow truck in the winter, I've had about 10 people almost total their cars by driving into my plow... Most of them were men, driving SUV's with "full time traction control". Nothing beats the old manual transfer case, manual hub 4 wheel drive..
Then what happens when I take my mustang out after the snow? I almost get hit by a plow truck not paying attention.

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Mods: World Products Windsor Sr. Heads, B303 cam, GT-40 intake, 70mm throttle body, 75mm mass air, MAC fenderwall induction, long tube headers, high flow cats, MAC catback, tremec 3550, 3.73 gears, auborn locker.Mac upper and lower rear control arms, lowering springs, 12 degrees timing. 250 HP, 294 Ft/lbs at rear wheels
Best time: 13.7 @ 103.1 MPH

Topless88
04-03-2001, 11:22 PM
Having ridden crotch rocket bikes for years in an insane fashion (got written up in the local paper)I found that motorcycle riders make some of the best car drivers around. Bike riders grow eyes in the back of their head and really anticiapte almost everything and take nothing for granted when riding. I would love to make mandatory motorcycle testing for all drivers if I could. That said I have had one bike accident. Hit by a lady with 2 kids in her mini van while I was stopped at the lights. LOL.. sorry but when I read this I just couldn't stop laughing at the irony but I do have more run-ins with male drivers to be honest. still lol.

Joe92GT
04-03-2001, 11:31 PM
I agree with Topless. I've ridden bikes my whole life, and still feel more comfortable on a bike than a car. You look out for soo much more. I'm only 18, so most of my time was on dirt bikes.. but I'm getting into street bikes

mike g
04-03-2001, 11:51 PM
my only accident was about 6 months ago i was in a 74 fiat spider (WEEE) and a big *** expedition was behind me were at a stop light and the light turns green and she f'ing runs me over basically...so when we go off the side of the road my fiat is totalled and she has a scratch on her license plates and she says i just got those license plates yesterday...not oh are you all right seeing as how the whole back of the car was in the back seat leaking gas all over the ground

then she tries to blame it on me saying i didn't go intime my friend just about kicked her *** i was getting pretty steamed also.

anyways what i'm trying to say is women drivers suck from my experience, but thats just my experience. some guy drivers suck also but it seems to be more girl drivers to me. oh ya my sister is the worst driver in the world also. =P

Baywolf
04-03-2001, 11:59 PM
i personally think when people buy minivans they must use their brain as trade in and SUVs are just as bad or worse especially in the winter you get some idiot that has never owned anything bigger than a grand am buying an excursion because the in crowd says its cool and once he figures out how to put it in 4wheel drive he thinks since he doesnt get stuck at stop signs he should be able to do 90 mph never once considering that the grand am had brakes on all four wheels and was trying to stop something that weighed a ton and a half less

Big K
04-04-2001, 09:55 AM
Originally posted by MustangGTorg:
... but I've seen some men who shouldn't be allowed behind the wheel, either.


My greatest fear when I'm on the road is the guy who looks through the steering wheel to see the road, and all you can see when you pull up behind him is the crown of a hat. This became a warning cry for me and my old high school buddies: "Watch out! Old man in a hat!!!"


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geo_geer
04-04-2001, 10:33 AM
I heard a good joke about this recently (Don't get mad ladies.... please).

You give a woman a tennis racquet and tell her to keep her eye on the ball and she misses. Give her a badminton racquet and she can't hit the birdie. Put her behind the wheel and she'll hit everything.

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MustangGTorg
04-04-2001, 10:46 AM
OK, what the heck, I'll keep playing devil's advocate here... http://64.21.184.154/ubb/wink.gif

So we've established here that minivan drivers (ESPECIALLY women) and SUV drivers (ESPECIALLY in the winter) are the absolute worst drivers in the world, right?

OK, well let's take a long look at the "stereotypical" Mustang/Camaro/Trans Am/sporty car driver. What comes to my mind? Ahem... well, there's the '90-'93 Mustang GT we saw when David was working on the local ambulance crew that 2 high school-age kids launched 10 feet into the air and struck/sheared off a power pole. They were seeing how fast they could go in the their new car and lost control. Then there's the late '80's Trans Am that went flying around me like I was standing still (after giving me a dirty look, while I was driving my 4x4 Explorer) on a snowy/icy day then proceeded to go spinning out of control down the next exit ramp and off into the ditch. I'm still chuckling about that one. http://64.21.184.154/ubb/biggrin.gif Oh yes, forgot to mention - these were male drivers, too.

I've seen MANY Mustangs, Camaros, etc. driven by young male drivers wrapped around trees, weaving in and out of traffic, etc.

Oh yes, I've lost count of the posts I've seen on various Mustang boards around the internet of accidents happening while street racing, driving too fast, too much horsepower in the hands of a young or inexperienced driver. Really, I could go on and on...

I guess the point I'm trying to make is that there are tons of idiots driving the very cars that we also drive and love. It doesn't matter what kind of car you drive, there are idiots everywhere. Of course, I'm sure that no idiot drivers visit OUR message board. http://64.21.184.154/ubb/wink.gif

By the way, this woman/SUV driver's offer to race still stands. http://64.21.184.154/ubb/biggrin.gif First autocross is May 6. (http://www.mustangclubofcentraliowa.org/autoxfl1.htm)

Kathy

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David & Kathy Bowers
1982-1993 Mustang GT Registry
www.mustanggt.org (http://www.mustanggt.org)
1965 Mustang coupe (http://www.mustanggt.org/bowers/index.html) (stock)
1985 Mustang GT hatchback (http://www.mustanggt.org/bowers/index.html) (daily driver)
1991 Mustang GT hatchback (http://www.mustanggt.org/bowers/index.html) (open track/autocross)
1998 Expedition (family hauler & tow vehicle)

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89GT
04-04-2001, 11:06 AM
I agree with Kathy. An idiot, man or woman, is just a more dangerous idiot when behind a 3 plus ton vehicle. http://64.21.184.154/ubb/smile.gif

However I have to add this observation that I have made. It seems that when I see someone do something really off the wall like cut across 3 lanes to get to an exit, going down the freeway at 120MPH or racing on the street its men but when I see small anoying stuff like cut people off, not paying attention its women. So it seems us men just take it one step further. http://64.21.184.154/ubb/wink.gif

FL_Stang
04-04-2001, 11:47 AM
Well, right after I totaled my truck, I was driving around town looking for a car. I see the guy in front of me jump to the side, and low and behold, there is a little old couple in a 60's impala coming staight at me in my lane!! i jumped to the side as well, and they just continued on. I don't think that all women are bad drivers, or men, or old people, however my girlfriend is a terrible driver and never gets pulled over for anything. I got a ticket for four miles over the limit, and she drives 60 in 35's all the time. The problem in Gainesville is that everyone is either old, or college students from everywhere trying to drive like they did in their home town. University of Florida is a place to avoid unless you like getting into accidents!

gmstmpr
04-04-2001, 06:55 PM
ok so we just cant blaim women...i had some sycho lil s**t in a monte carlo try to pass me three or four times on an entrance ramp to the high way...and this was deffinately not a straight ramp...had 3 turns in it. and then the nut tried to run along side me in the shoulder once we got on the high way he wanted to race so bad. but i fixed him. called 911 and the nj staties had him pulled over in 2 miles...tird wound up losing his liscence for 3 yrs for "4 counts of reckless endangerment in 1 minute" as the judge put it.

cobracar
04-06-2001, 10:54 AM
So gmstmpr, the moral of your story is when in NJ, don't pass mustangs whose drivers have cellphones! haha http://64.21.184.154/ubb/biggrin.gif


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Born on June 2, 1989

gmstmpr
04-06-2001, 06:43 PM
nah...just dont try to kill me on an entrance ramp

or if ya drive a chevy http://64.21.184.154/ubb/wink.gif


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Ed86GT
04-10-2001, 01:29 AM
I have to say the worst drivers drive Suberbans. Maybe cause I live in Texas and there are quite a few of them. But a lot of the drivers seem to be arogant and drive like madmen.

(Im not flaming anyone. Just making an observation.)


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White 86GT Ttop 5spd. 163,000 original miles Best time 14.46@95.8 mph with only KC clutch, mac hpipe, flows, cheap crank pulley and K&N panal.

78 King Cobra. Under restoration.

Steve85GT
04-10-2001, 11:23 AM
I've had experience with some of the things people mentioned here. I've seen plenty of SUVs in accidents during the snow because the people thought they could still drive 75. I have a 4 wheel drive Ranger as my daily driver. The only thing I feel confident about during a snowstorm is going up hills and through deeper snow than 2 wheel drive vehicles, NOT trying to hit or exceed the speed limit. It's those stupid ads on TV of SUVs racing around on open terrain that make people think they can do that on the roads. The vehicles they use for the ads are weighted, have studded tires, and the snow is man-made specifically so the tires will bite better.
Regarding mini-vans, some people just can't handle a vehicle that size, especially the ones with extended wheelbase.
I parked my Mustang at a Wal-Mart hundreds of feet from any other cars (as I usually do). This mini-van insisted on parking right next to me, even tho there were hundreds of open spaces closer to the store. The van rubbed against my molding right down to the orange underneath (while I watched!). When I started to say something, the driver kept yelling at me "It's just an old car!" (that I've kept looking like new for 16 years). I persisted complaining, they went to Wal-Mart security saying I was "scaring their kids." Security didn't want to hear about getting bumped, happens all the time they said, and informed me I could leave on my own or with the police.

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gmstmpr
04-10-2001, 12:06 PM
see now thats ridiculus...i would have told them to call the cops...give the idiot a ticket for hitting a parked car...i mean really...at least she could have appologized...freakin *****

Chris-90LX
04-10-2001, 02:15 PM
Steve, that story is pretty upsetting. Worst of all some of these people are raising the next generation of irresponsible people.

I would have called the cops, and had them look at the damage. All the evidence was there, and since the van operator was not being cooperative I would have tried to do things that way.

Don't let the jerks win!!!

gmstmpr
04-10-2001, 07:00 PM
and people wonder why thier obnoxious lil rodents are so bad...look whos teachin them about respect!

Nick
04-11-2001, 09:05 PM
I would have called the cops, and had them look at the damage. All the evidence was there, and since the van operator was not being cooperative I would have tried to do things that way.

Don't let the jerks win!!![/B]

Naw, he should have broken a few windows and left.