View Full Version : Just got back from the USA.
08-17-2006, 09:00 PM
Back home in the UK with my new 3.3 engine and anaconda wheels/tyres.
Couldn't get one of the lightweight alloy chassis. Noboby stocked them.
Must say you yanks are a bunch of really pleasant, nice, polite people but jeeze i cant believe how bad a lot of you are at driving. I did over a 1000 miles while i was there but my wife didn't feel safe on your roads. Especially on the interstates. I got cut off several times by people who decide to change lanes without even looking to see if there is anyone in the lane that they want to change to. Whats the problem with using your indicators???? I would guess that only 1 in 5 drivers actually indicate to change lanes.
We got rear ended aswell but there was no damage. It was strange to see the change in people when you get behind the wheel. So pleasant whilst out of your cars and then you change to absolute nutters whilst in them.
Add to that the fact that your automatic transmission cars are very slow compared to our manual cars. Our 2 litre engines will absolutely thrash your 5 litre auto's.
Thanks for all those who made it a fantastic holiday anyway.
08-17-2006, 09:06 PM
Must say you yanks are a bunch of really pleasant, nice, polite people but jeeze i cant believe how bad a lot of you are at driving.
lol, hey what can i say, people are always in a rush.
08-17-2006, 09:18 PM
and you drive on the wrong side of the road aswell. Lol.
08-17-2006, 09:21 PM
Yeah, if there are cars coming at you instead of with u that s yr fault!! lol :)
08-17-2006, 09:25 PM
I wondered what i was doing wrong!!!!!!!!!!
08-17-2006, 09:54 PM
This sounds like you just started this thread to start trouble
08-17-2006, 11:00 PM
what state where you in.
08-18-2006, 01:31 AM
You called that one right Jatothrasher1!!! I couldn't agree more!!
I always found it strange that people could be so downright mean behind the wheel.
My wife and I drive a great deal around central Texas and things like that happen all the time.
But I think you may be being a little too nice, with the 1-in-5, it's more like 1-in-10 when we go out.
What's really weird is that this is the Bible belt, (you know, "do unto others") and it's like they're trying to be rude.http://az-rcfreaks.com/modules/Forums/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif
I could go on for days, but we have just arrived back at the ranch from a 170 mile business trip and we need to get some sleep.
08-18-2006, 10:36 AM
I can't agree with you more. People are HORRIBLE while driving. And I live in Los Angeles, where there are the worst drivers and the busiest freeways in the nation.
08-18-2006, 11:50 AM
im 18 years old and lived 17 years in Mexico, i currrently live in Texas and i think ppl drive nice, if u guys think ppl drive horrible here in US.. u guys should take a trip to Mexico and see if u still think the same lol, ppl just dont care in Mexico, sometimes just for using the horn they take out a gun and scare the heck outta u :(
08-18-2006, 11:00 PM
I was really surprised at how nice American people are. So easy going and very courteous indeed.
Until they get behind the wheel, then the courtesy stops. Its very rare that drivers will give way to another. I just found that very strange.
I was driving a Dodge Durango whilst in Orlando. I found it to be a very cumbersome vehicle and very slow considering the size of the engine.
American muscle cars?
Is that why you are currently buying a lot of fast Japanese cars that were built on European specifications with smaller more powerful engines in them. Those Japanese cars have been available to us for years. They are not so popular here because the build quality is poor compared to other cars available.
Why use drag racing as an example? You cant compare drag cars to road cars?
Thats like comparing our F1 racing cars to your slower indy cars. No competition.
08-18-2006, 11:54 PM
Those Japanese cars have been available to us for years. They are not so popular here because the build quality is poor compared to other cars available.
Just wondering what you are smoking if you think that Japanese manufactured cars are of poorer quality than the typical European counterparts?
Japanese cars are of the highest quality and last longer on average than any other manufactured vehicle in the world to date. British vehicles have horrible history of poor quality and dependability. German vehicles, while built on a whole other level of performance, still do not compare to outright cost for maintenance that Japanese vehicles offer.
American vehicles are large and slow in all applications other than straight line. German and Italian bred vehicles mop up the competition in on road situations. British vehicles are just lucky to make it from point A to B.
My 2c on the topic. :cool:
08-19-2006, 09:35 PM
well this post has nothing to do with the jato or even traxxas for that matter. From the begining this was going to be a problem.
08-20-2006, 09:00 AM
Hey guys - these types of arguments do not belong here. If you see a thread like this, just report it to us and we'll get an e-mail. Us mods cannot read every thread in every forum, so trash like this can hang around for a while if nobody bothers to report it.
As far a "British" cars go, all I can say is that there are none left. The Americans and Germans (even the Malaysians!) now own all of your well known marques. D'oh! ;) :p
And we drive them recklessly on our roads without using the turn indicators. Muhahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa!
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