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Old 05-25-2018, 05:37 AM
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Slow drivers in the left lane is a favorite topic on THT. The guy in this Alpha on the Autobahn should be awarded honorary THT membership. 285 KPH in the rain : )

Around here Barb and Harold would pull in front of you in their '88 LeSabre on their way to the "early bird" and ruin your day.

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The Germans are VERY serious about slow traffic in the left lane. I was running about 200 kph and was passed bt a dam Mercedes diesel.

The pecking order of German cars is determined largely by the autobahn. Historically, It's been VW at the bottom, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche at the top.
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Nice, so what you are saying is that its just a bit slower than a 2012 GT-R

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Love driving over there , particularly in the non-restricted areas as seen in that video. Rented a Fiat 500 on one of our trips over years ago, and that thing could hardly hit 185 kph downhill. Had to stay out of the left lane because everyone in the left lane was doing 200+. More recently, had a Mercedes rental wagon that thing was awesome. Made it from the grandparents house to to Berlin, about 170 miles in maybe an hour and a half.

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Far to many self severing assholes on our roads to have an autobahn type road here. Even if there was a minimum speed limit of say 175 kms for a dedicated lane there would be still plenty of jerks thinking 180 is fast enough and not want to move over to let you pass.
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A couple notes some THT'ers could learn from that video.
1. Note people didn't act like dicks and moved to the right when faster traffic approached them.
2. Note he didn't act like a dick by passing on the right.
3. Note that on the three lane segments, everyone was traveling in the middle lane, . (something not reasonable in the states due to stupid laws)
4. Note the vast majority of the traffic there is not going any faster than they do in the states. They seem to have more sense than we do.
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Originally Posted by Turtle9343 View Post
A couple notes some THT'ers could learn from that video.
1. Note people didn't act like dicks and moved to the right when faster traffic approached them.
2. Note he didn't act like a dick by passing on the right.
3. Note that on the three lane segments, everyone was traveling in the middle lane, . (something not reasonable in the states due to stupid laws)
4. Note the vast majority of the traffic there is not going any faster than they do in the states. They seem to have more sense than we do.
That's because they don't have their heads stuffed up their butts thinking they are the only one in the world that matters. On our roads respect and awareness is in Very Short supply. And don't even get me going on woman without a brain in their heads that are behind the wheel.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
That's because they don't have their heads stuffed up their butts thinking they are the only one in the world that matters.
That could be said for all four of those things, not just the one you highlighted.
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German trucks have a maximum speed for their vehicle, which is posted on the rear bumper. They are NEVER in the left lane. You want some dickhead out of your way, flash your headlights. ANY idiot dawdling in the left lane over there is a TOURIST.
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Originally Posted by jheiii View Post
Love driving over there , particularly in the non-restricted areas as seen in that video. Rented a Fiat 500 on one of our trips over years ago, and that thing could hardly hit 185 kph downhill. Had to stay out of the left lane because everyone in the left lane was doing 200+. More recently, had a Mercedes rental wagon that thing was awesome. Made it from the grandparents house to to Berlin, about 170 miles in maybe an hour and a half.

you were going slow if it took you an hour and a half
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Originally Posted by Turtle9343 View Post
A couple notes some THT'ers could learn from that video.
1. Note people didn't act like dicks and moved to the right when faster traffic approached them.
2. Note he didn't act like a dick by passing on the right.
3. Note that on the three lane segments, everyone was traveling in the middle lane, . (something not reasonable in the states due to stupid laws)
4. Note the vast majority of the traffic there is not going any faster than they do in the states. They seem to have more sense than we do.
That's because those are all laws and actually enforced.
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Such a great car, if they were more reliable, I'd love to have one. He drove that thing like it should be driven.

However, I was amazed at how many cars lingered in the left lane on him. There were a few fans that seemed to not get the memo on what the LL was for.
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Originally Posted by acme54321 View Post
That's because those are all laws and actually enforced.
I don't think most of us want speeding laws enforced, now do we?
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I would love to try that. Maybe on my bucket list.
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Originally Posted by RyanL11 View Post
Such a great car, if they were more reliable, I'd love to have one. He drove that thing like it should be driven.

However, I was amazed at how many cars lingered in the left lane on him. There were a few fans that seemed to not get the memo on what the LL was for.
The US coast-to-coast record was set by a USED 560 Mercedes..averaged VERY close to 100 mph for 2500 miles. The basic engineering is outstanding, but expensive. It's the electronics and accessory parts which are a PITA.

I've had my last BMW. The failed oil level sensor was the last straw..$175 just for the sensor! Gimme a dam $5 dipstick instead (btw, there is no dipstick).
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Same channel, this guy is in a gorgeous green S4 Avant, but a Camaro approaches, and the Camaro just walks away from him.
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
The US coast-to-coast record was set by a USED 560 Mercedes..averaged VERY close to 100 mph for 2500 miles. The basic engineering is outstanding, but expensive. It's the electronics and accessory parts which are a PITA.

I've had my last BMW. The failed oil level sensor was the last straw..$175 just for the sensor! Gimme a dam $5 dipstick instead (btw, there is no dipstick).
My concern with the Alfa isn't the cost of the parts, it would be, is it going to get me to work in the morning.

But that's all wishful thinking anyways, as I don't get to choose what car I drive, my company provides me my vehicle.
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He had another gear 276 rpm (171 mph). Good Lord!
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He had another gear 276 rpm (171 mph). Good Lord!
Top speed is 191 mph.

Ferrari power does wonders for that Alfa...and it sounds great.
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I wonder where the camera was mounted, because I like the perspective. Either that guy was REALLY short and put it on his head. Must have had it strapped to the front of his face! I like that you can see the rearview mirror and the windshield view just like from a driver's perspective.

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