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Madness GRRRRR...bmw drivers!!

well below is the result of a muppet in a bmw applying his brakes to late in the snow

wouldn't mind but it was a roundabout at the top of a hill while i was waiting for the lights to change....
(good news (if any) is it was the wifes car!)
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hope you are both ok though.
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BMW = BRAKES MAY WORK! but not in snow ! As Dave says hope you are all ok
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all ok thanks, just me in the car so wife was not too pleased when i got home....!
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all ok thanks, just me in the car so wife was not too pleased when i got home....!

Wives are always like that
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Main thing is you are OK, the car can be mended. BM's are notoriously crap in the snow

Just be thankful it wasn't the Ti
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Yep! Bicycle for me! Ti for her! till it's fixed... I can feel the cold already....
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Main thing is you are OK, the car can be mended. BM's are notoriously crap in the snow

Just be thankful it wasn't the Ti
True, but not relevat to braking...

People around here should stop being cheap(obviously it works out to be more expensive) and start buying snow tires....it's not the 80s anymore when you only got snow once in 3 years...
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True, but not relevat to braking...

People around here should stop being cheap(obviously it works out to be more expensive) and start buying snow tires....it's not the 80s anymore when you only got snow once in 3 years...
Snow tyres wont help with bad driving , Wan-kers will still be wan-kers even with snow tyres . I've driven in snow and ice and all other conditions over the years and its never bothered me . Driving is a skill and once you drive within your abilities one should be fine .
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Thankfully yer all ok that looks like a substantial smack.

From past experience I'm afraid you'll find some significant damage when you look under the boot carpet. When the tow hook gets a push it pulls the floor with it
If you're boot lid is still in line with the rear wing then it'd be good news.

edit: forgot say - love the way you threw snow balls at the number plate before taking the pic
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Youre neighbour has a good idea of putting his wheelie bin in front of his car , the only problem is if its hit by a BMW driver it will be in the rear of the car !
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Ouch some clown in that bmw. I was driving and it's not hard to stop unless you have the reactions of an idiot and with snow and ice on the ground I found it handy to drive round dublin today.
 
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At least everyone ok...
Amazing how bad people drive in bad conditions in this country. You have those that drive too close and can't brake in time, and then those that just do everything waaayyyy too slowly - cos it's safer
Aggh - driving to work this morning and had a jackass up my **** and an idiot in front of me doing 80kph who wouldn't pull in to the inside lane cos there was a car about a 1/2km (if not more) up the road.. Oh, and the idiots windscreen was still frozen so there was no way he could see in front of himself anyway!!!

BTW, You should add the GT to your member car list

Have pity for the BMW driver - they're rear wheel drive is really struggling in this weather... They will feel like idiots as you walk past them as they slide backwards down hills... Be nice and hop on to the rear of the car to help get some traction!
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well below is the result of a muppet in a bmw applying his brakes to late in the snow

wouldn't mind but it was a roundabout at the top of a hill while i was waiting for the lights to change....
(good news (if any) is it was the wifes car!)

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Saw your motor on the Dundrum Road this AM. Broke my heart to see that. Its a lovely car. Rare enough colour too. Such a shame, looked to have been kept in good nick till now...
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He must have been doing something else like texting on his phone?! as it was the Sandyford m50 exit roundabout at the lights, he had about 200 metres to see me and stop! People just don't test the roads as they drive to see if they should slow down or speed up....

It's off to sdfa to get a quote today so as he seemed quite apologetic I hope it's not too much....
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He must have been doing something else like texting on his phone?! as it was the Sandyford m50 exit roundabout at the lights, he had about 200 metres to see me and stop! People just don't test the roads as they drive to see if they should slow down or speed up....

It's off to sdfa to get a quote today so as he seemed quite apologetic I hope it's not too much....
He was probably checking himself out in the rear view mirror while sipping a skinny latte!

Hope the damage is not too severe under that bumper. I hate seeing a sick alfa!
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Ah FFS!.... terrible picture... sorry to see your car like that..... glad to hear yer all ok though ... and hopefully it'll be minimum damage under the bumper etc.
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Snow tyres wont help with bad driving , Wan-kers will still be wan-kers even with snow tyres . I've driven in snow and ice and all other conditions over the years and its never bothered me . Driving is a skill and once you drive within your abilities one should be fine .
Well said Dermo!
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On man - nasty!!
At least everyone ok...
Amazing how bad people drive in bad conditions in this country. You have those that drive too close and can't brake in time, and then those that just do everything waaayyyy too slowly - cos it's safer
Aggh - driving to work this morning and had a jackass up my **** and an idiot in front of me doing 80kph who wouldn't pull in to the inside lane cos there was a car about a 1/2km (if not more) up the road.. Oh, and the idiots windscreen was still frozen so there was no way he could see in front of himself anyway!!!

BTW, You should add the GT to your member car list

Have pity for the BMW driver - they're rear wheel drive is really struggling in this weather... They will feel like idiots as you walk past them as they slide backwards down hills... Be nice and hop on to the rear of the car to help get some traction!
Or put some weight in the boot - couple of cement bags...
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he/she (we better be PC) would be fine once he put his/her hairdressing equipment in the boot, there'd be more than enough weight in that to help get traction
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he/she (we better be PC) would be fine once he put his/her hairdressing equipment in the boot, there'd be more than enough weight in that to help get traction
Why? I drove on the icy roads tonight in my TI Sud and came back in the wife's 68 Beetle... Only got around 45-50 bhp so I wasn't powersliding!

PS Dermo you would have 8 when it hit the streets of New Jersey...

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as said it's not the car in most instances its the nut behind the wheel that is the problem
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