Do you get wrongly judged on the road for owning an amg

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  1. Jeff666

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    Have to say not noticed anything "AMG" specific.... I did have the joy of driving a Toyota Aygo prior to picking up the car and it did seem that I had a little more presence in the MB...

    As a note ... I really did enjoy the Aygo. Made me think ... to easy in the MB to push the peddle and it happens...
     
  2. boxbrownie

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    Seriously, no one cares what you drive as much as the way you drive, have you considered that? :D

    As said before an AMG looks virtually the same as any other MB in the mirror, if there is a reaction its more likely due to whats happening behind them rather than whats behind them ;)
     
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    I felt 18 again driving my C63 in Bradford last weekend, got stopped by the Police for a random check. I was driving it like a C220 CDi.

    Sheesh.
     
  4. cb1965

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    In what way? Serious question by the way, I am still a relative newcomer so I just wondered what you meant.
     
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    I don't think it helps when they can hear you from 2 miles away :eek:
    It's either a thumbs up or a scowl but if I can take grief from Dan (dhard) I can take it from anyone :thumb:

    Yes, the majority of road users frown, mainly because of the noise, but do I give a $hit? Not in the slightest, as long as I'm driving sensibly and not dangerously then all is in order :cool:
     
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    Only having a joke as there has been a bit of friendly banter in the past
     
  7. dhard

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    ChrisA take note ...
     
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    Chris your a very considerate driver as proven on the autobahn, gave the rest of us a 2 mile clear run as everyone could hear your beast.:D

    I think the older models just blend into the background till you stand on it, ultimate stealth, and the pipe and slippers help.
     
  9. ChrisA

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    Noted Dan...thanks for the help :thumb:
     
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    In what way were you driving like in a c220cdi. apart from having better acceleration how can you drive it differently?
     
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    Seriously is it possible to hear an amg 63 if you're driving along with your windows closed and outside an urban area. Cant say hearing other cars is something Ive experienced unless walking or have windows open.
    Ill take special notice in future. I also usually have music on when I drive so maybe that's why I don't notice the sound of other cars.
     
  13. dhard

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    Ask ChrisA ..
     
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    No worries, I just wondered if I was despised because of my car and didn't even know it ;)
     
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    Never had any negative experiences only positive.
     
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    I get wrongly judged when I enter a corner sideways :(

    I've not had any unpleasant reactions from road users that I can recall.

    I've had the odd "humph" and "turning up of the nose" from a couple of old guys, which was both a little amusing and disappointing to see. :dk:

    I often see people in my mirrors pointing my car out to their passengers when at traffic lights, which is nice.
    Kids with big smiles oogling the car as I drive past (their dads too :D), which is also nice.

    It's usually the little bloody thundercats in their hot hatches that try to provoke a situation.

    As for noise, yeah, as mentioned it either gets approving reactions or scowls.

    I was pulling into my road one day.
    Slight gradient going up the road, so the car is under a small amount of load as I slowly make my way up.

    There was a pedestrian about 50m up the road, walking up (so he had his back to me) and he started waving his hand up and down to indicate I should slow down.

    Rather bemusing.. as I was only doing about 12mph:D
     
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    I can only comment on past diesel experience to current AMG but thanks for asking me Dan :thumb:

    I find that turning the ESP off you can drift and glide a little easier at high speeds on 90+deg bends, helps if you can use the whole road but bit of a gamble if somethings coming the other way......they soon lock up their brakes though so no harm done :eek:

    Sitting really close to the shed in front is always a winner as you can quickly pull out and overtake before squeezing in the gap with oncoming traffic... always fun :D

    At traffic lights, revving the engine just as a young lady and her pram are crossing is always a winner, boy can those prams shift!! :eek:

    Not sure a C220cdi would be the same but maybe I'll hire one and report back later.....just for you Dan (dhard) :cool:
     
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  18. Pie

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    Having come from an Escort Cosworth (huge teardrop bonnet vents and ridiculous whale tail), to an RS4 to the C63 over a 10 year period I can't say I've noticed anyone 'wrongly' judging me but I guess it depends on your definition of wrongly judging?

    Maybe I've just become so accustomed to it I'm no longer taking note!

    If anything I notice respectful glances from 'those in the know'.
    The exhaust note when driving normally is certainly nowhere near as loud as my RS4 with a non-res Milltek (Different story when I floor the loud pedal)

    My R1 has a decatted Akrapovic and thats loud - although I do kinda expect other road users (and pedestrians) to look - and judge me - when I'm on the bike.

    Around town in the C63 I occasionally force some pops and burbles by shifting down from 3k rpm from 3rd to 2nd and finally to 1st as I crawl up to a red light - especially if theres an audience :D

    My speed however is always appropriate and I'm a courteous driver so any judging wouldn't be because of my driving.

    If I'm gunning it off a sliproad or junction to get myself up to speed, some road users do give me a bit of a dirty look - perhaps mega acceleration and loud noises isn't impressive to them but I do genuinly need to get my speed up to match the traffic so what else am I meant to do?!!?

    Actually, thinking about it some more its usually the lane 2 hoggers who take offence at the AMG's ability to get up to speed from 0, in a very short space of time so I still remain in front of them, even though they're already travelling at 70+.
     
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    Felstmiester MB Enthusiast

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    a similar thing happened to me. I turned into a small built up one way street local to me, the wife was in the passanger seat. And as I burbled down the road at no more than 10/15mph a rather large tattooed fella was walking along the pavement with his back to me started giving me the w****r without even looking over his shoulder. It's at times like this where it's either down to miss judgment because of the noise is deceiving or maybe jelousy that makes me think about parking up and leaving the car for fear of some jelous or devious **** keying it or something.

    After the fore mentioned big tattooed fella give me the Sighn I was actually going to park up in a car park 50yds down the road but decided against it.
     
  20. Rashman

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    Yeah, completely understand your thought pattern in that situation.
    It good to be mindful of possible eventualities.
    I'm very much the same.

    And yes, that's what I think happened in my case..
    The guy had his back to me as I drive up the road towards him and he must have thought I was ragging it up the road behind him.
    But in actually fact, I was crawling! lol

    :rolleyes:
     

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