• Welcome to SVTPerformance!

What is with econbox drivers?

Discussion in 'Road Side Pub' started by wvmystichrome, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. wvmystichrome

    wvmystichrome Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    10,039
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2005
    Location:
    West Virginia
    Yesterday I go fuel up my 2 girls to put them up for the winter. Sta-bil for the both and fuel system cleaner in the Cobra. So on my way back from the gas station about 6 miles from the house a new Toyota Camry is behind me. It actually looked like the new 2015. So I am heading towards the house when I notice that it was coming up fast to do a fly-by. I laughed. Why do Toyota drivers think they are the fastest, best thing on the road. DUH! So he does his little fly-by and then about 1/2 mile up the road he pulls back in front of me and slows down to under 65. So I pass him and get about 3/4 of a mile from the house and the last 1/3 to 1/2 mile is a long straight with a left turn at the end and my driveway is on the right in the middle of the turn. Now mind you I am at 65 - 70 so not doing a fly-by or driving faster than I should. Well I have pulled away from him by about 150 - 200 yards to this point. Minding my own business, I look up and here he comes again. I drop to 4th and let her rip. He drops back so fast it wasn't funny. I figured he thought he would fly-by and leave me. Well I got to my driveway hit the brakes and pulled in. I'll bet when he went by he had his little Camry pegged trying to catch me to no avail. It was funny. But lately it always seems it is older people (I'm 55 so older than me, at least by looks) in these little econoboxes are always trying to think they can out do the Cobra. Love their hearts.
     
  2. 4u 2 nv

    4u 2 nv I aint nobody Established Member

    Messages:
    4,190
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Location:
    Daytona Beach, Florida
    Mines the other way. Have a quick car and no one races me. Drive the nearly 8k lb duramax around and everyone wants to race.
     
  3. da5deuce

    da5deuce heatsoaked Established Member

    Messages:
    8,699
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Location:
    compton
    It's definitely the commercials Toyota had the one where people were stating that the camry "hugs" the road on tight turns and they feel the power on entry ramps :rolleyes:. It's even worse with nissan, and that little stunt they pulled with the "race" car commercial that turned out to be a regular altima. I just told myself that this won't translate well to public roads, and it hasn't lol. There are folks trying to do fly-by's in my area EVERYDAY. the infiniti/nissan groups are the worse, and a CLOSE second are these toyota corolla "S" model drivers. They think their "S" gave them some extra horsepower. It's actually sad.:nono:
     
  4. wvmystichrome

    wvmystichrome Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    10,039
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2005
    Location:
    West Virginia
    ^^^ I had not thought about this. All the new commercials showing stock cars being monsters on the road. I'll have to remember that. We mostly have Camry's on the road around here because the Camry plant is 3 1/2 hours away.
     
  5. Equalbracket

    Equalbracket Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,269
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    I've been pulled over 3 times because of assholes like you speak of. Most people lack common sense. Always a douche who clearly was no competition, wants to race or run side by side, I slow down... they do as well and it looks like we're racing, but i'm just trying to get away from this asshole thats got his buddy with his camera stuck in the sky..and i'm laughing at the 245 rear tire..and then I get mad, and that's usually bad.


    I've always wanted a big LED middle finger on my tailgate, hmm brb.


    My gf has an 09 maxima, and honestly thinks its fast, and its because of the bogus marketing of Nissan. Most people eat it up and believe what they read
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2014
  6. Never_Enough

    Never_Enough Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    9,909
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Location:
    PA
    I find that Toyota drivers are horrible drivers here. They always drive too slow. Have not seen these super fast Toyota drivers here yet lol.

    I've had a couple people pull bs like that when I'm in the Miata. Yep, a Miata is a race car so flex your muscles, idiots lol. I just laugh to myself & continue on my way.
     
  7. Torchy

    Torchy Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,446
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Location:
    Earth
    Funny thread. I sell cars for Ford and every time I go on a test drive in a hybrid or Energi, the very first thing most people do as they pull off the lot is floor it or give it heavy throttle. I just laugh on the inside.
     
  8. Dixarect

    Dixarect Cobro Established Member

    Messages:
    920
    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Location:
    Evansville, IN
    Haha, that just sounds funny hearing it.
     
  9. dom418

    dom418 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    2,001
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Location:
    Bloomingdale, IL
    It's all drivers. When I'm in my cobra I'm actually enjoying the driving experience. Most a-holes on the road are always in a rush and tailgate, drive reckless etc. it's to the point where I won't even take my car out on a Friday afternoon, or weekend past 10 am because they ruin my driving experience. I like to go out for an early cruise when all the soccer moms are getting their geniuses ready for practice.
     
  10. 4a7191a

    4a7191a Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    2,674
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Location:
    beaumont texas
    They're just as bad in my area. I ignore them for the most part.
    I figured this thread was on the snubbness of them. I was in my pals hummer and he's riding on 37's and a Prius driver seriously yelled how do you like the gas mileage to which my Buddy replied how about I run over that pos ! Followed by several choice curse words Italian style. Lol
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2014
  11. smitty2919

    smitty2919 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,974
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Location:
    Cincy, OH
    I agree with the marketing comments of these cars. I remember watching the Camry commercial where they dressed it up to look like a "race car". The whole time my mouth was open and had this WTF look on my face...

    I had people want to mess with me in my Azure Blue Mach 1 on 18" black saleens due to the exhaust and looks...and then a little less when I had my 04 GTO because it was still loud but the QSM blended in. Now NO ONE pays any attention to me in my 95 Z28. The Cobras will constantly get looks and attention.
     
  12. venom_inc

    venom_inc Killing time at work. Established Member

    Messages:
    7,307
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2006
    Location:
    North Jersey
    So you beat a Camry? Congrats.
     
  13. Branhammer

    Branhammer My saltiness... is... MAXIMUMER! Established Member

    Messages:
    2,530
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2014
    Location:
    Mormonland
    I always get pissed when I change to the left lane to pass someone and as soon as they see it's a Mustang they start driving faster, a lot of times even giving me dirty looks, refusing to be passed by a Mustang. I swear we drive the most hated on car of all time.

    "Oh hell no, this asshole in his Rustang thinks he's gonna pass my 130 hp Honda Civic SI R Vtec Super Ultimate Happy Fighting Bear GO Edition. I don't think so!"
     
  14. SecondhandSnake

    SecondhandSnake Member Established Member

    Messages:
    892
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Location:
    Columbus, IN
    It really does seem to be Toyota sedans that are the worst.

    I still remember shortly after getting mine I had to deal with some ridiculous Corolla driver. He decided to try and pass me on the right! I let him get right up beside me, and keep even with him. That poor little four banger was wrapped out, and the look on this woman's face was priceless. She was enraged. Eventually I got bored, smiled, and let her watch taillights disappear into the horizon.
     
  15. ssssnake

    ssssnake LL's MEAN Landlady Established Member

    Messages:
    14,352
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Location:
    South Texas
    LOL We had one of those ugly Scion boxes try to race us in the either the 03 Cobra or the 07 GT/CS. We laughed all the way to our destination.
     
  16. HEMIHUNTER

    HEMIHUNTER Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    4,872
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Location:
    florida
    Toyota Camry:

    " The most boring car in America"
     
  17. Branhammer

    Branhammer My saltiness... is... MAXIMUMER! Established Member

    Messages:
    2,530
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2014
    Location:
    Mormonland
    Toyota:

    "The most boring car company in the world."
     
  18. Zerohe

    Zerohe Bro do you even Boost? Established Member

    Messages:
    464
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2013
    Location:
    Ohio-
    Toyotas are bad but around here the Nissan's are the worst. actually any rusted four banger is the worst but sheesh. Some kid out here has an altima all kitted out before the commercial made it it cool( i give him credit) but damn if i dont eat his ass for breakfast lunch and dinner every time i see him in town. The Cobra attracts all the idiots that want to "race".
     
  19. jmsa540

    jmsa540 Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    2,788
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Location:
    Fort Benning, GA
    Goodness, this is the story of my life when I'm in my wife's Cobalt!
     
  20. HYBRED

    HYBRED That Just Happened Established Member

    Messages:
    10,706
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Location:
    Dallas TX
    Its funny this thread popped up today...I had some asshat in a big Toyota sedan screw with me for over an hour in the Shelby last night, driving home from Dallas. He would hall ass (like 110+) to pass me, get in front then slow down and force me to pass him. Then he'd fall behind until I couldn't see him, haul ass again to catch up, then pace me until I came up on another car (I sit in the right lane unless I'm passing, unlike 95% of the morons that drive this stretch of I45) forcing me to either downshift and jump in front of him or brake and get behind to pass. I dropped the hammer two separate times out of sheer frustration and maintained triple digits for a bit before slowing back down to cruise speeds, only to see them catch back up, pace my blind spot, then punch it on a flyby attempt; or worse, get so close to my bumper I could no longer see headlights. This went on for over 100 miles. I don't know WTF their problem was but they seriously pissed me off...I woulda pulled over and sat for a while to get away from them, but I was afraid they'd follow me!
     

Share This Page