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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Highway Driving in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Why does everybody and their brother want to race me? Just returned from a 7 hour family road trip knocked ...
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    Why does everybody and their brother want to race me? Just returned from a 7 hour family road trip knocked off a BMW, SRT8, TIBURON 300ZX, MUSTANG GT, with the wife and son in the car! I know it was stupid but they kept aggin me on! and im not one to back down from a challenge! Shes not happy with me right now LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derkyb View Post
    knocked off a BMW, SRT8, TIBURON 300ZX, MUSTANG GT, with the wife and son in the car! Shes not happy with me right now LOL
    SMH You're wife is smarter than you.

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    Re: Highway Driving

    lol yep thats why I married her!!

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    Re: Highway Driving

    Sometimes, you have to put other cars in their place. I enjoying doing to to Panamera S or 911S Porsches. Turbo is another matter, but its close. Oh, S4's too…..fun to kill them. Only Audi I would be concerned with is a RS7…..those things sound wicked.

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    I've watched lots of asssholes try to race me only to get a ticket a minute later from a cop I knew was hiding nearby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derkyb
    Why does everybody and their brother want to race me? Just returned from a 7 hour family road trip knocked off a BMW, SRT8, TIBURON 300ZX, MUSTANG GT, with the wife and son in the car! I know it was stupid but they kept aggin me on! and im not one to back down from a challenge! Shes not happy with me right now LOL
    Because everyone knows what a badass a V2 is....and they want to see it run. Whether or not you oblige is a personal decision, I guess. I get every kid in the world trying to get me to firewall it from most every stop light we hit.

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    Re: Highway Driving

    It's funny.. I get that too. No match for the CTS power tho

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    Re: Highway Driving

    I just smile and say Nah... not an even race... get some mods and come back. Then wait for insulted looks from them and drive off normally.

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    Re: Highway Driving

    I think a good rule is to not race with no-consent passengers and children in the car. That's the kind of thing you expect from a mustang owner with a need to feel special (like the other 48,000 mustangs on the road).

    Sometimes bad things happen even to the most skilled of drivers, which is why drag strips require helmets, etc. So although you were having a little fun because you don't want to back down from the challenge of a total stranger... in a way, you were purposefully endangering your wife and child.

    So yeah, you have to make your own decisions - but my wife would be equally pissed off; and in my opinion rightfully so as I'd be ticked if she showed poor judgement with child. I save the fun stuff for when I'm driving solo: it's what responsible parents do.

    Your mileage may vary.
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    A friend of mine has a blown Viper that sounds like a big-block mounted in a Scarab. He gets it all the time, too, and eventually he made a small sign he kept wedged between the seats. When he got challenged, he'd hold it up and smile. It says "You Win".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapspeed
    A friend of mine has a blown Viper that sounds like a big-block mounted in a Scarab. He gets it all the time, too, and eventually he made a small sign he kept wedged between the seats. When he got challenged, he'd hold it up and smile. It says "You Win".
    LOL, Classic!

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    Re: Highway Driving

    a carrera 4s pulled up beside me the other day, starts reving his engine to entice. Are we at a point where general public knows we have serious firepower under the hood, because i see more and more high end car guys trying to race me instead of the typical civic with a hood scoop. Oh yeah and S4 owners hate V's, i get the hate stare everytime a s4 pulls along side.

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    Re: Highway Driving

    Take the badges off...
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    Re: Highway Driving

    What's done is done, but I'd try and rethink your decision so that if a similar opportunity presents itself again, you consider the example that is set for your son when he sees you choose to get involved in a race on a public road. You realize (as you say) that it was a stupid thing to do... so then make the first priority to set a good example for your son rather than not backing down from a challenge. Kids are so-o-o impressionable and they do look up to their parents.

    Best regards,

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    Re: Highway Driving

    For me, it's those dang Challenger R/T's. They always rev their motor at me in traffic.

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