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What is it with men in minivans and 4-cylinder cars?


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#1 of 134 Robert_Z

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Posted March 24 2003 - 03:05 PM

I drive a sports cars. Nothing fancy, but it sure looks racy. Ever since I bought it, I notice whenever I take off at an intersection...and the person next to me is a man in a minivan or a compact car...he will always floor it and try to cut me off. What is up with that? Are any of you guilty of this? If so, shame on you.

#2 of 134 RudyN

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Posted March 24 2003 - 04:29 PM

No, but I've had plenty of people in sports cars cut me off in my Ford Escort. Payback?
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Posted March 24 2003 - 04:30 PM

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#4 of 134 Philip_G

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Posted March 24 2003 - 05:04 PM

Hrmmm we need to know what "sports car" you have.
I have a four cyl. car, we could race Posted Image Don't mind the hair dryer under the hood..

#5 of 134 Dean Cooper

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Posted March 24 2003 - 05:39 PM

They drive like Bone-heads because they're stuck in a piece of crap. I don't think I've seen a guy that didn't drive like an ass in a minivan...hell I would too if I was stuck driving one. (Shivers) YUCK! no thanks! Posted Image

#6 of 134 Wes

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Posted March 24 2003 - 05:58 PM

Perhaps you need a faster car, cuz if you were beating them through the gears it would not bother you so much!

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#7 of 134 John Thomas

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Posted March 24 2003 - 06:04 PM

It's not just you - I've noticed quite a bit of folks who are driving minivans that treat their grocery-getter like it's a top fuel car. I really don't understand it either.

#8 of 134 Mark Brewer

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Posted March 24 2003 - 06:19 PM

I don't know I have a minivan and I've blown away a couple of hot shot teenager In their tiny Hondas....

I've Also left them eating my dust in my Intrepid.

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#9 of 134 Sean Conklin

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Posted March 24 2003 - 07:36 PM

You need NAAS.(nitrous Oxide) Posted Image

I drive my Hot Rod V-8, I never get cut off. Posted Image

Usually the deep throaty sound of the Flowmasters humble the little 4 cyl. drivers, and they pretend they are playing with the radio.

But on occasion some guy in a little 4 banger will think he's Dom (Fast and the Furious), but he quickly learns. Posted Image

#10 of 134 Sean Conklin

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Posted March 24 2003 - 07:39 PM

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I don't know I have a minivan and I've blown away a couple of hot shot teenager In their tiny Hondas....

I've Also left them eating my dust in my Intrepid.


Yeah my brother had a little '88 Dodge minivan with the turbo, and it also humbled many a Honda and cars like them, it was surprisingly fast.

#11 of 134 Scott L

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Posted March 24 2003 - 08:01 PM

Well we minivan drivers like to race anything and everything we see because our vehicles are faster.

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#12 of 134 Wes

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Posted March 24 2003 - 08:49 PM

Scott I loved it!!!Posted Image

He had that camero by 1/4 car length when the reached the Christmas tree, Sweeeeeeeeet!

I think it was a Mopar (can you consider a mini van a Mopar?Posted Image) wasn't it?

My wife drives a Plymouth (Mopar) Voyager 4 popper!Posted Image

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#13 of 134 Eric Samonte

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Posted March 25 2003 - 01:43 AM

I used to drive a minivan and no I don't drive like an envious 16 y/o. I drive carefully since I usually am carrying the only wealth I have, my family.

#14 of 134 JasenP

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Posted March 25 2003 - 01:59 AM

No offense, but in my experience it's always the opposite scenario.
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#15 of 134 CharlesD

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Posted March 25 2003 - 02:04 AM

Not sure if this happens much. I have a "4cyl import" but everytime I take off from a stop light everyone else is reduced to a spec in my rear view so fast I can't tell if they're trying to race or not Posted Image Some guys in Mustang V8s seem to think they should be able to get in front of me, but I just floor it and they go back to speck-ville. :lol:

#16 of 134 Doug_H

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Posted March 25 2003 - 02:24 AM

This thread cracks me up. I drive a Honda s2000 and love the car but I don't race it despite the fact that the engine has been beefed up. I like to take it out into the hills on the weekend and have some fun. I don't race at lights or any of that crap.

The point here is that I have pulled up to a red light a number of times only to have the guy in the minivan, firebird or other car roll down the window to let me know how he kicked my ass back there. Only problem is I never knew we were racing Posted Image

I have talked about this with a number of friends who own Miatas, hondas and such and they have all had this happen. I am glad you all are leaving us in the dust but at least let us know you are racing us Posted Image
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#17 of 134 Robert_Z

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Posted March 25 2003 - 03:13 AM

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The point here is that I have pulled up to a red light a number of times only to have the guy in the minivan, firebird or other car roll down the window to let me know how he kicked my ass back there. Only problem is I never knew we were racing


That is pretty much my point. Just because I have a fast car doesn't mean everybody out there has to try to race me.

#18 of 134 Zen Butler

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Posted March 25 2003 - 03:22 AM

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Some guys in Mustang V8s seem to think they should be able to get in front of me, but I just floor it and they go back to speck-ville. :lol:

They must not be trying very hard. Because if they wanted to get in front of you, they most definitely could. Unless, of course, your punching juice.

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Posted March 25 2003 - 03:39 AM

I dunno what "punching juice" means, but yes they are trying, its just that their overweight cars are slower than mine Posted Image just cos its got a V8 doesn't automatically make it faster than a car with fewer cylinders, its hp, torque and weight that counts not the number of cylinders.

#20 of 134 Jared_B

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Posted March 25 2003 - 03:50 AM

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They must not be trying very hard. Because if they wanted to get in front of you, they most definitely could.


I don't think we have enough information to make such a statement. Charles hasn't said yet which 4 cylinder import he has. I can name 5 off the top of my head that will embarass a Mustang GT. Posted Image
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SRT-4 (OK, so not an import)
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