If your car looks at all fast people are gonna try and race you. And VW owners can be douchebags.Every single day, a Jetta, or some other VW tries to get in my face. If I get cut off on the road or on the highway, it's usually by a Jetta, although I notice a lot of A4s, and Prius owners doing it, too. None of those cars come close to stacking up to a WRX and my car is still stock since it's hard enough keeping up with my other bills, let alone worrying about blowing more money on a used car.
Tonight I'm driving down Main St in Bridgeport and the guy on my left is driving a Ford Taurus (not the SHO). He was driving perfectly normal until he saw me, so of course when the light turns green he floors it. I seriously hate that crap. It makes me want to follow them and say something like "Hey, I noticed you kept hitting the gas at lights when you saw me next to you. I'm not going to race you on a main road, but if you want to go to "X" we can race". They'll of course back out. Anyway, I'm driving behind the tard who thinks his car is boss when and R32 comes flying up behind me and is hanging on my back bumper maybe 2 feet away. This is normally when I just dump the clutch from 3 or 4th to 2nd without the brakes at all to get their attention. Good luck explaining to an officer why you were that close behind me and hit me when I downshifted.
I chose not to this time, and Mr. R32 Loser was going most of the same way I was. Eventually I turned and he rocketed around me.
I can safely say I have never in my life seen anyone who drives any Jetta go the speed limit or even close to it for more than a few hundred feet. They all drive like they just finished an eightball and are on their way to buy more before the guy sells out. I can also say that the few times I've raced these tards on the highway when they pissed me off with their tailgating strategy that I have beaten every single one of them from R32 on down the line. I have wasted the A4s, Taken out a good share of BMWs, Mustangs, whatever. I just don't get the point. If I come up on an Evo, I don't start riding his tail trying to get him to race. A) It's annoying. B) He'll beat me unless he doesn't know how to drive. C) It's annoying.
What is it about a WRX that makes everyone so angry when they see it that they all have to try to race you? I mentioned the Prius before because normally I follow traffic on the highways or maybe go a little faster. I average 65 or 70. On occasion I'll take it up a bit to 80 or 85. I'm really not comfortable going faster than that with the exception of a few spots on our highways where it's flat, straight, and never any cops. It's often a Prius that comes flying by at 100 when I'm just relaxing enjoying the drive. I know they aren't really trying to race, but it cracks me up because I though the whole point of the Prius was to save gas, and I can't imagine how much they're saving at 100.
But the VW owners all seem to have been dropped frequently as children and I wonder if anyone else has noticed this.