Hey you STi owners out there, you ever wonder how to avoid earning the label of d-bag ricer?
1. It’s really fun, when driving home from church with my fiancé in the car, when pulling to a red light to turn onto the highway onramp, to blow by me in low gear with your fart-cannon, scare the crap out of my fiancé, and cut me off in the turn lane at the last second to get in front of me. Real classy move there. If you’re going to buzz someone like that, I would at least suggest a muffler that doesn’t make you sound like a civic.
2. If, when the light turns green, we have a 110 degree turn to go through before we get on the highway, I’m not going to follow you as you floor it with all four tires screaming through the tight turn. You have an AWD car that lets you keep control. I have a 500hp RWD V8 car that likes to over steer. Please do not be surprised if I don’t follow suit. If you were having a “see who can turn through the light fastest” contest, then you clearly won. Congrats dude, you da man.
3. Upon entering the highway ahead, if you’re itching to see how you fare from a roll race against me…I might suggest slowing down so I can actually catch up and we can give it a shot. Remember how you just flew through that turn in point number 2? Yeah, I kinda took my time getting through the turn as I wanted to keep my car upright today. I did speed up once I straightened out, though. However, by the time I was actually on the highway, you were a good 50ft in front of me. Furthermore, you were still doing a good 20mph over the limit. Now, if I’m that far behind you, I’d probably have to do about 30mph over the limit just to catch up. To be honest, going to jail just trying to catch up to you just didn’t seem worth it enough to test my mettle against you for a 10 sec race.
4. Please…PLEASE do not go home thinking you achieved any sort of victory. I don’t know your mods. You could be pushing 450awhp for all I know. Even if you were, though, you didn’t really prove anything except the fact that you’re a moron.
In summary, I ask you other STi owners out there to please learn from the above example of what NOT to do. I love a good clean race, win or lose, as much as any other guy. However, I refuse to stoop to matching such levels of stupidity.
That is all. Have a nice day.