Audi drivers are the new BMW drivers

It used to be that most BMW drivers were arseholes. In fact, it used to be that most of the arseholes on the road were BMW drivers. If there was anyone right up your arse even on a 50 road, you could be almost guaranteed that it was a BMW. If someone was flashing their lights at you in the outside lane of a motorway, even though you were already going 90, it was usually a Beamer.

Things have changed somewhat, though, because for a few years now the new arseholes are Audi drivers. Some BMW drivers seem almost normal now, although a lot still aren’t. But an Audi driver almost always spells trouble, which never used to be the case.

My theory is that a lot of arsehole BMW drivers shifted to Audi to escape the BMW-drivers-are-arses tag, but they still remained arses. And that inspired a new generation of arses to purchase Audis instead of BMWs.

Discussing this on Twitter recently at Godfrey Bloom’s blog, someone said this:

P.S. If you’re a nice Audi driver feel free to defend your clan in the comments.

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11 thoughts on “Audi drivers are the new BMW drivers

  1. I used to drive Audis in the 90‘’s after the excellent advert of the (braces wearing) City spiv handing the cars back to the dealer saying ‘nah! Not my style’. I had an A4 than an A6 then an A3. All excellent cars.
    Basically they are all Volkswagens, albeit with tweaks – Audi, VW, Seat, Skoda.

    Something did change in the noughties. Volvo drivers were always (and remain) the worst, while Audi definitely took over the mantle of most aggressive from BMW. I think the face style change to the goatee may have had something to do with it.

    You can still get basically the same car for a lot less money and without the same aggressive connotation by going to Skoda. The dealers are much nicer and cheaper, too.

  2. But if I wanted a well made car with high reliability and a long warranty surely I’d buy a Korean or Japanese model? The days when German cars were better built than their competitors were surely a generation ago.

    And while I am on the subject: my most recent trip in a BMW, and ditto a Merc, were uncomfortable – lack of room, both headroom and leg room. Duds.

  3. Reminds me of that old joke:
    What do you get when Turkish workers put together Polish parts?
    A German car!

  4. I have a Ssangyong Korando and really love it. Very much a middle aged persons car, very versatile and practical. Acres of legroom in the back as well. Vinnie Jones is advertising them on the telly I notice.

  5. Landrover enthusiasts don’t buy them for reliability, it must be admitted.

    But when we were hill-walkers they were just the thing.

  6. On a purely personal level, I’d say that Mercedes drivers seem to be slightly worse than either Audi or BMW drivers – but the true sphincters are Prius drivers.

    (Other dual-fuel/electric drivers don’t seem to be nearly so bad.)

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