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    • Newsflash: BMW drivers are assholes, especially owners of Blue BMW's whom you should "beware of"

      Or so two new studies would have you believe. One study is from the United States courtesy of the New York Times and the University of Berkley. The other is from the UK courtesy of a survey from dailymail.co.uk. These studies are basically worthless as will be outlined below but it's interesting to see this pseudo science circulate the web as if it is some proven fact that owning a BMW makes one an asshole.

      If you own a blue BMW, you're the worst of the worst, "Beware of blue BMW drivers who really are the most aggressive and more prone to road rage when they get behind the wheel." Really? Blue BMW's? Just something about that color drives owners crazy eh? If you see a blue BMW run away. What kind of crap is this?

      The UK report is just based on an informal survey. Not police reports, citiations, or anything concrete. Blue was picked as the color most likely to be most aggressive simply due to nothing more than luck of the draw. They could have just as easily drawn colors out of a hat.

      The New York Time added their fuel to the fire as according to researcher Paul K. Piff, "Fancy cars were less likely to stop. BMW drivers were the worst." BMW drivers were the worst? Why? Was this based solely on numbers? Is it proportional? How many Ferrari owners stopped? If only two Ferrari's were included in the survey and one of them did not stop does that mean half of all Ferrari owners are jerks?

      This is all a load of crap and a waste of anyone's time. The problem is never the emblem on the car but the jerk behind the wheel. This site won't just repost this garbage as if it is fact. If you disagree, feel free to argue with the BMW assholes on the forum.



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      Comments 33 Comments
      1. Rodzilla's Avatar
        Rodzilla -
        At least they mentioned Prius drivers.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        As a driver of a blue BMW I do not recognize myself in this survey.
        Could it just be that BMW's are easy to identify and most of the rest of the cars blend into greyish... 4 wheels and a roof, or Yellow cab categories?
        But then again, my car has never driven in New York...
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        The wife has yahoo news as the home page. Which I don't care to read. I also read an article on yahoo from a few years ago that said octane rating on gasoline did not affect horsepower.

        I just find it interesting that this came out and BMW is doing their diluted line up and putting more cars on the road.

        But hey that Avus blue is pretty flashy on a e46!
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onisyndicate Click here to enlarge
        The wife has yahoo news as the home page. Which I don't care to read. I also read an article on yahoo from a few years ago that said octane rating on gasoline did not affect horsepower.

        I just find it interesting that this came out and BMW is doing their diluted line up and putting more cars on the road.

        But hey that Avus blue is pretty flashy on a e46!
        I am also a Blue BMW driver, if anything I feel like I have to be the nice guy cause for whatever reason some people find it necessary to drive closer to my rear end or be sure to get around me more than if I'm in my truck.

        I've also seen news stories about all fuel at the pumps being the same...yeah maybe in your camry! lol
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        Yes I own a Montego Blue RENNtech 335d and I CAN be an $#@! from time to time, but I do give courtesy driving to everyone. I cant stand someone next to me while im on the road i get nervous and I step on it. Trust me if you lived here in PR you would be nervous with these fellows out here
      1. RnmEvo9's Avatar
        RnmEvo9 -
        I am an $#@! and not afraid to admit it. Click here to enlarge
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        Does carbon black count as blue?
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        I have an Interlagos Blue M3 - this is racism against cars and their drivers. Next time I get pulled over (oh, right - I just wouldn't stop), I will use this nugget of information in court. Oh, you see - this is racial profiling.

        Who writes articles like this? Oh, yeah - the NY Times. Almost as good as FOX news.
      1. Roadkillrob's Avatar
        Roadkillrob -
        I own a blue BMW and just thank god everyday I am not British and don't drive a Prius of any colour!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I see our blue BMW drivers are in denial. This is scientifically proven folks, you're $#@!s.
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        Blue BMW driver checking in here. The findings are full of crap. In terms of color, I have found that black and colors such as red or yellow are usually the more aggressive ones. Young kids with parents' money buy black BMWs or flashy colors and drive like dickweeds. Blue is mostly bought by a slightly older crowd (although there is one local blue e46 with purple wheels that probably inspired this article).

        Also, maybe in England and California it's the BMW drivers, but around here it's the pickup trucks and muscle cars that drive like that.
      1. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        $#@! driver checking in, seems legit to me.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
        Blue BMW driver checking in here. The findings are full of crap. In terms of color, I have found that black and colors such as red or yellow are usually the more aggressive ones. Young kids with parents' money buy black BMWs or flashy colors and drive like dickweeds. Blue is mostly bought by a slightly older crowd (although there is one local blue e46 with purple wheels that probably inspired this article).
        You're in denial.
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You're in denial.
        I wrapped my black 335 around 2 trees... I'm driving like a saint in my blue BMW. It's experience Click here to enlarge
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I see our blue BMW drivers are in denial. This is scientifically proven folks, you're $#@!s.
        Allright, I give in. If science proves it... I admit I can be a true $#@! behind the wheel.
        Just not at pedestrian X-ings.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        You $#@!s are all in denial.

        Love,
        Porsche prick
      1. sammy_0559's Avatar
        sammy_0559 -
        no wonder everyone is cutting me off today Click here to enlarge

        im gonna rape everyone on the road after class today Click here to enlarge

        at exactly 5:45...
      1. COLIVERtwist's Avatar
        COLIVERtwist -
        Define the term "$#@!". Also Monaco Blue is basically black so.......
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by COLIVERtwist Click here to enlarge
        Define the term "$#@!". Also Monaco Blue is basically black so.......
        You'd think they would at least share the shade of blue.

        My car is Jerez Black and looks blue under some lighting conditions. Maybe I'm only an $#@! during those times.
      1. COLIVERtwist's Avatar
        COLIVERtwist -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You'd think they would at least share the shade of blue.

        My car is Jerez Black and looks blue under some lighting conditions. Maybe I'm only an $#@! during those times.
        Well in daylight (traffic) my car is blue so I'm an $#@!, and at night (interstate travel) my cars black so I'm not an $#@!. It all makes sense now..... As long as you don't include those open road late night sprints cause we all know about those Click here to enlarge