Casual Observer wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:34 pm
I've been thinking about this for a month now and I think the answer is best said by James Spader's Robert California character in The Office:
Robert California wrote:Robert: That was your choice, not mine. The fallacy is that it is up to the steamroller. It is up to the object... whether it will be flattened or not,
Meaning that I don't give a shit whether someone respects my car, if I want to change lanes I'm going to make it happen. If I had gone from a WRX to an Outback, I'm sure I would feel the same kind of let down. I previously had an '03 Pontiac Vibe (Toyota Matrix) with a measly 1.8 lt engine. The only car I've ever had that people respected was a rental Camaro SS which I had for only a week. It's about aggressive driving, not the capabilities of the car.
Maybe changing lanes isn't the best way to capture what I disliked about the Outback.
I will put at least a car's length between me and the next person. Usually more, of course. But you develop a sense, driving for three decades, as to whether or not some other moron in a different lane will try to get into the space you leave. It honestly doesn't happy as much in Colorado as it did in New York. If someone has their turn signal on I generally let them get in front of me. Why not? They got places to be, it's all very civilized. It's the fucking trash that can't let anyone know their intentions. Fuck 'em.
In that Outback I didn't have enough pickup to do anything about it, so I was constantly getting cut off by people barreling ahead of me.
Again, I want to reiterate what is going on here, because I feel it is very close to something that would sicken Pinback:
- Never letting anyone get ahead of you under any circumstances - I do NOT do this.
- Treating people who can't signal as people who obviously don't need to get ahead of me - sure, I do this, because living in an organized society is easy.
- Having no control over what happens in the road - all owners of Outbacks experience this.
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:04 pm
SM X Sirius Satellite Radio is also complete shit.
What's most disappointing about the Sirius radio is that a measly tin roof or even trees will block the signal. Also, they have mostly shit channels. We just subscribed for a year because we like listening to MSNBC while driving.
It wouldn't bug me if the Satellite stations didn't play the exact same music in the exact same order for the 70s/80s/90s/00s/10s channels. When it's worse than rando mode on a Microsoft Zune, you have a bad radio station.