Originally Posted by Rios04GT
I know I don't get it either, if they have nothing to prove why do they even bother pulling next me while dropping a gear or two and then smashing the throttle. I suppose that's just how they drive.
The M3 has a pretty nice raspy tone when you mash the throttle...But it's extremely quiet otherwise. My wife jabs the throttle when she wants to know the car is actually on.
Typically if there is a Azshat next to me who blips the throttle and wants to go I roll down the window and tell them to meet me on the parkway where there are far fewer vehicles than the avenues between the lights. Its much safer that way and does not endanger the lives of others who share the road with me. And leaves a larger buffer between me and the obstacles I could be approaching at a high speed in front of me. And if i spin out to the side I likely only endanger myself and not pedestrians or private property on the side of the road.
Its safer to close off a good run on the highway/pkway by slowing down the cars behind us to about 20 to 30 MPH then taking off from a roll after three "honks" especially if there are cars on there at the time. If its a relatively empty time of the day a group of friends in other cars can do a momentary stop while the challengers setup for a go at it from a "DIG"
Or I compliment that aszhat on their ride and invite them to the scheduled open time at the Pocono Downs for either the 1/8 or 1/4 mile strip or the rally courses. But, I never do the light to light thing anymore. Seen too many people lose control and kill themselves and others doing it. And myself when I was a lot younger and driving this Beast at the time...
It was more sleeper then aesthetic pleaser...this ride almost killed me on one of the public avenues when I couldn't stop in time and had to take it up on a curb and almost hit a pedestrian with a baby stroller and swerved to avoid that and slowed down into a street lamp. WHITE KNUCKLES WAS THE LEAST OF MY CONCERNS.
From then on it was about being more responsible and knowing where and when it was safe to get on it. My dad would say..."Son you got nothing to prove unless you're insecure about yourself and see this car as an extension of your *****" , "otherwise there's the Hampton's raceway, Englishtown or the Poconos" Or the college roads where the police actually rope off the roads to have drag racing fun....Yes back in those days the cops did this.
I can say for certain... That its more than likely the M3 owners "let off" and let you walk away rather than put themselves in a situation where they could kill someone with over 2 tons of German engineering.
--says the tool to the aszhat--