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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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      This article was originally published in forum thread: Bimmer Drivers are apparently are jerks! started by onisyndicate View original post
      Comments 33 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by COLIVERtwist Click here to enlarge
        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
        I knew there was science behind it.
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        what's $#@! mean? Click here to enlarge
      1. Jaxon's Avatar
        Jaxon -
        "Science" taken with a grain of salt in this case.
      1. Nugs's Avatar
        Nugs -
        I drive a blue BMW as well, but am younger than the quoted age group, phew.
        In my experience the most aggresive (and clueless) drivers I come across are young women in japanese hatchbacks.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        LOL well, i'm 32 and I drive a blue bmw.... don't walk in front of me in a cross walk, you'll get a CF arkym front Lip smashing your ankles Click here to enlarge
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        Thanks STICKY, my name gets confused from AXEL to A s s hole. Im a proud a s s hole owner ajajajajajaj
      1. andrew20195's Avatar
        andrew20195 -
        The thing to keep in mind with statistics, is that correlation does not imply causation. Let's assume the survey was conducted based on observable facts and had a large enough sample size to be meaningful (both points may or may not be true, but without the original survey data it's impossible to say). In that case, these data don't mean if you drive a blue BMW, you're an $#@!. It simply means that people who drive blue BMWs are statistically the most likely drivers to be $#@!s.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by andrew20195 Click here to enlarge
        The thing to keep in mind with statistics, is that correlation does not imply causation. Let's assume the survey was conducted based on observable facts and had a large enough sample size to be meaningful (both points may or may not be true, but without the original survey data it's impossible to say). In that case, these data don't mean if you drive a blue BMW, you're an $#@!. It simply means that people who drive blue BMWs are statistically the most likely drivers to be $#@!s.
        I find it hilarious this is being called science. Headlines are some sites read, "Science proves BMW drivers are blah blah blah." Hilarious.
      1. mm28's Avatar
        mm28 -
        when it comes to paints, BMW's interpretation of blue just pops out more than the other car makers... or red....or white....or black for that matter.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onisyndicate Click here to enlarge
        what's $#@! mean? Click here to enlarge
        It means you have your profanity filter on.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I find it hilarious this is being called science. Headlines are some sites read, "Science proves BMW drivers are blah blah blah." Hilarious.
        You can prove anything with statistics as long as you twist the outcome long enough. there is Always data to support your argument.
      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        I thought this only applied to M3 drivers LOL

        [enter Top Gear reference here]
      1. uniter's Avatar
        uniter -
        I have a blue car, I drive like a maniac at all times.