Chamber of Commerce morning in San Diego and I've been up and down the coast enjoying life with the top down, even had a little early lunch at a stop along the way. I think you need to jump on the car a little when doing this, to avoid what just happened. Read on.
On the way back home there is a small downgrade, a traffic light, then a big 2 lane pull going up hill. Maybe 3/4 of a mile up that grade. I have the SLK280 automatic dropped down a gear for gentle descent to the light. LOVE the 7 speed.
Coming down the small downgrade a white Lincoln Navigator comes sliding down the hill, around me to the right (just fine), but then slinks back in front of me even though the lane he was in is clear. Now we're at the light.
I'm thinking - is there some attitude here, I mean really?
The light changes and I get to find out. Sure enough he jumps on that thing like "eat my dust, Nav V8 choking you". I'm like - dude - you're driving a glorified Mini-Van, you cannot be serious!
So I'm stuck to his bumper like GLUE to see how fast we can get him - it was 78 in a 45 zone before he let up. There is a elbow at the point where all that black stuff stopped puffing out of the tailpipe so I guess discretion was the better part of valor for this guy.
Anyway, I had plenty of time to blow by, separate, brake, and make my turn.
I KNOW this guy would not have had this chip on his shoulder if I was driving my old 06 Accord, but I don't want to have to chase every car in the neighborhood either.
Oh we'll will keep a few of them honest anyway...