I drive a Merc A class, which I've had since it was new in 1999. I polish it and it looks perfect. It has an Irish number plate (I live in Ireland) which shows that it's a well-kept oldish car (99 W 671). When I'm coming out of a 37mph zone to a 62 mph zone, vehicles try to overtake me only to reach a steady state speed that's lower than my own, requiring me to attempt to overtake them safely if I wish to maintain my desired safe speed.
About a year ago my mate had a Reliant Scimitar GTE.
It was a V6
and it clearly was old.
I remember once we where leaving a
and driving into a
behind us was a fiat punto. He clear thought this old car was going to be too slow for his when in the NSL. So he over took
what made me smile was that after he finshed his over take my mate over took him with little effort, and they dissappered into the distance
I think poeple treat different cars differently.
My girlfriend has a little corsa, when she is on the motorway she finds other divers try to bully her. (eg she will be doing ~ 80 in L3 and some car will drive right up to her and try to force her along.)
However I drive an alfa, and on motorways I genarally drive slower than her. I do not find myself in smilar situations.When I have driven her car I have found people treat me differently.
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