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If you drive an expensive car you're probably a jerk, scientists say

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Johnboy53, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Johnboy53

    Johnboy53 Looking For Interesting News.

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    The science is looking pretty unanimous on this one: Drivers of expensive cars are the worst.

    A new study has found that drivers of flashy vehicles are less likely to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road -- with the likelihood they'll slow down decreasing by 3% for every extra $1,000 that their vehicle is worth.

    People who drive expensive cars behave worse, study finds - CNN
     
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  2. Aussie Pete

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    Hardly surprising. The advertising is mostly an appeal to ego. The egotistical are more selfish and arrogant. Not so much when you get to the really expensive cars. They don't want to scratch the Rolls....
     
  3. Paulus59

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    I'm not surprised by that finding. It's a total waste of money to buy an expensive car when you can get the same quality from a Hyundai at a much lower price. Expensive cars are generally an extension of someone's ego, like the big houses, etc.
     
  4. HARK!

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    So let that be a warning to you. Watch out for those scientists who drive flashy cars; but the CNN executives get the flashiest ones.
     
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  5. HARK!

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    The Hyundais don't come stock with glass floors; so that you can get live footage of the expressions on the pedestrians' faces; as you roll over them. That inhibits scientific research; and it doesn't make for entertaining news stories.
     
  6. Cimorene

    Cimorene An American living the American Dream in Canada Supporter

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    Lol so there's not much fear anybody is gonna think I'm a jerk bc of the car I drive.

    I'm just super proud of myself bc I bought a car by myself for the 1st time. It's an Impreza. I like it! It's the cheapest car Subaru makes, lol. And mine is used. But it's mine!
     
  7. Paulus59

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    Good on you Cimorene and I hope that car proves reliable and gives you many years of happy driving.

    PS: If you see any expensive cars, just crash into them.
     
  8. Lazarus Long

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    WOOHOO.
    I don't drive a car and therefore can't be a jerk. (don't mention this to my wife/chauffeur)
     
  9. timewerx

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    The world teaches if you can afford it or let's even say if you can very easily afford it (because you have lots of money) then buy luxury items, pamper yourself..

    But the Saints in the Bible says if you have money to spare, use it to help a fellow brother or sister (another Christian) in need or in distress.

    The less we spend on our selves, the more we can spend on those calling on to God for help...

    Having the talents to make money is a responsibility, not a personal privilege. Reward isn't now. Today is the test. Tomorrow, the judgement.
     
  10. Trogdor the Burninator

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    Sounds like an each way bet rather than a comprehensive study.

    Besides, people who don’t like the way I drive should just stay off the footpath :ebil:
     
  11. Trogdor the Burninator

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    Depends what you define as quality, and what you want from a car. Personally I find huge oversized gas guzzling SUVs far more indulgent and wasteful than a sporty or luxury car. A lot of their drivers are worse too, at least in my experience.
     
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  12. Trogdor the Burninator

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    Imprezas are great cars. Subaru in general make good if quirky cars, going all the way back to the Leone and Brumby
     
  13. cow451

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    Obviously I’m a great guy.
     
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  14. durangodawood

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    If I can, I'm going to keep my '03 Tacoma until we're all using self driving cars.

    I wonder if expensive self driving cars will be less likely to stop for peds?
     
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