The Wall Street Journal reports that two studies, corroborating some “conventional wisdom”, offer statistical evidence that BMW drivers, especially of blue cars, are … jerks. Read more here.
Funny, the guys at Top Gear have been saying this for years, too.
Well, I just happen to know of some jerks that drive Porsches, too. And even Priuses. And let me add that BMW-driving friend Herman is a down-to-earth, unpretentious, generous, warm and all-around good guy!
Going slightly off-topic here: Digging back for some far-distant memories, I recall the era when I got my first Porsche, when approaching Porsche drivers dipped their headlights at each other, and often stopped for a friendly note-comparison session. It wasn’t long before that all changed. When my landlord hit it big in the TV industry — this was when I lived in Los Angeles, specifically Venice Beach — he ran out and bought a new 911. When I attempted to discuss the subject with him, not only did it become obvious that he really knew next to nothing about the car, but he was dismissive and condescending. I was driving an old Alfa at the time, and he treated my statement of having once owned a 911 as though it wasn’t even credible. Anyway … let’s live in the present. Just drive defensively.