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    Newbie from Maryland with a question

    Hey All,

    I don't own a WRX (yet)...but I'm thinkin' serious about it.

    Have a question...not meant to offend, so please don't take it that way.

    I currently drive an 03 Z06 (stock motor...a couple bolt-ons). Every time I pull up next to a WRX or pass one, you'd think I flipped em off or raced my engine by their reaction...neither is true. What's up with that? Does owning a WRX make one a member of the "Z06 Haters club"???

    A couple weeks ago, a WRX driver actually got out of a left turn lane to follow me into my neighborhood. When I turned down my street, he turned around and headed back out of the neighborhood. A case of mistaken identity maybe???

    I'm an "older guy" - late 40's and I just enjoy nice fast cars. I don't go around "pickin' fights" with drivers of other vehicles. Just wonderin' what's up with the reactions I get when around WRX's in my Z...

    Regards,
    Scott

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    I dont think its a z06 haters club, I happen to love z06's.. AND WOULD LOVE TO OWN ONE ONE DAY!

    Could just be the want to have the bragging rights of "i blew away a z06 bra, you should have seen it dawg shiiiite I blizzew his doors off" or whatever fast and furious dialog would predecess after a race on the street...

    I would take it as a compliment rather then an insult.. People wanna race you cuz your fast and beating you would mean they are fast...

    Although getting at you with a rolling start doesnt make much sense; WRX's have the tendency to make there time at the front of the race not on the back end...
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    Welcome to the club.

    I believe ClubWRX.net regulars generally lean more heavily towards "enthusiast" rather then "fanboi", relative to the broader import community. However, because the WRX is a less expensive car and with even more affordable used, it naturally attracts a younger driver. Younger drivers are statistacally more likely to display asshat behaviors behind the wheel.

    btw, I <3 the Z06!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    Welcome to the club.

    I believe ClubWRX.net regulars generally lean more heavily towards "enthusiast" rather then "fanboi", relative to the broader import community. However, because the WRX is a less expensive car and with even more affordable used, it naturally attracts a younger driver. Younger drivers are statistacally more likely to display asshat behaviors behind the wheel.

    btw, I <3 the Z06!
    I agree with J, It is most likely that you come across a lot of younger driverswho are only looking for trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottwrx View Post
    Hey All,

    I don't own a WRX (yet)...but I'm thinkin' serious about it.

    Have a question...not meant to offend, so please don't take it that way.

    I currently drive an 03 Z06 (stock motor...a couple bolt-ons). Every time I pull up next to a WRX or pass one, you'd think I flipped em off or raced my engine by their reaction...neither is true. What's up with that? Does owning a WRX make one a member of the "Z06 Haters club"???

    A couple weeks ago, a WRX driver actually got out of a left turn lane to follow me into my neighborhood. When I turned down my street, he turned around and headed back out of the neighborhood. A case of mistaken identity maybe???

    I'm an "older guy" - late 40's and I just enjoy nice fast cars. I don't go around "pickin' fights" with drivers of other vehicles. Just wonderin' what's up with the reactions I get when around WRX's in my Z...

    Regards,
    Scott
    Are you joking? I live in maryland and I love z06's. Hell i'd trade my 06 sti for your z06 depending on the mileage. As for the people flipping you the bird, I cant really say why. It may be because a lot of WRX owners are young kids and feel threatened by your car. I know if you pulled up next to my STi, I'd just nod my head in recognition of the monster your driving.
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