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Fiero tailgating by tshark
Started on: 07-13-2018 10:03 PM
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Report this Post07-13-2018 10:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I thought we were going to talk about burgers and brats.....but no.

The driver is closer to the rear of the car in a Fiero....so when the F-150 pulls up behind you with his brights on...it's a wake-up call for sure.
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Report this Post07-13-2018 10:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cvxjetClick Here to Email cvxjetSend a Private Message to cvxjetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Also, since we are lower(To the ground) in our Fieros, it appears that the cars following us are closer.....
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I see this on most vehicles I drive, not just Fiero. States w/ "improved" training for new drivers are wast of time because still allow almost any fool the teach them. Like many think they can "multitask" while driving and this problem is way before morons using phones now illegal in many states but they often ignore that fact too.

Plus Fiero like many other older cars/trucks has 3 main problems that doesn't help this...
Old fixtures w/ dirt buildup and other problems.
Wiring/Bulb problems.
PnP Aftermarket LED that often too dim even if everything else is perfect.

Fiero and others fixtures collect dirt over time and can "eat" the "chrome" paint in them too. Why? Many Fixtures Are Not completely sealed to stop this by design. The famous "glue" in Fiero rear lights keeps most areas sealed but not all.
Bad wiring and/or old bulbs can make dim light.
Many have both problems and try brighter bulbs (2357 or LED) and often doesn't help for long or worse make more problems.

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When I get tailgated in the TDI Fiero, I nail the throttle for a second or two, giving them a cloud of diesel, they usually back off.


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This is the one thing I like about the spoiler. Often when I get tailgated, the headlights get blocked by the spoiler which makes it a little less annoying.
The aggressiveness and idiocy of it still infuriates me though, and there's a lot of deer in places where I drive so I just have to hope one doesn't run into the road. If a deer *does* run into the road, do I go right through it and take the lesser damage on my front end, or hit the brakes and deal with the other guy's insurance?

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Originally posted by Gall757:

I thought we were going to talk about burgers and brats.....but no.


But yes!

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Best thing...…. condition yourself to just ignore them. But if their that close, wait till you get to some curves in the road, then really speed up. The benefits of your handling should make them really shrink in your rearview mirror.
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They tailgate, I start slowing down.....
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Originally posted by fierofrenzy:

Best thing...…. condition yourself to just ignore them. But if their that close, wait till you get to some curves in the road, then really speed up. The benefits of your handling should make them really shrink in your rearview mirror.



So true. You have to condition yourself to idiots.

I do not get tailed in the Fiero much, but the Toyota Avalon is the target. Constantly on my azz. I just hit the switch on the rear sunshade and forget my troubles.
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I was tailgated today by 3 different idiots each one driving a Ford pickup truck on my 13 mile trip from the garage. It felt like a tag team match on a Saturday afternoon. Anyone thought about driving with the sunroof off and carrying a bag of marbles. 1 handful should do the trick.

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I saw a bumper sticker that said I brake for tailgaters.

I had one years ago in a truck. I was going into a curve that I knew how fast I could take it with out touching the brake. I drove it in and saw him run off the road. Not sure what he may have hit.

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With all the "driving aids" they're putting on newer cars now, I have a feeling this kind of behavior is going to get worse. When I watch the commercials for some of that stuff, the level of incompetence (or intoxication) that these features apparently try to cover for is just laughable. And a generation of new drivers is going to become dependent on it.
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Originally posted by armos:
This is the one thing I like about the spoiler. Often when I get tailgated, the headlights get blocked by the spoiler which makes it a little less annoying.
The aggressiveness and idiocy of it still infuriates me though, and there's a lot of deer in places where I drive so I just have to hope one doesn't run into the road. If a deer *does* run into the road, do I go right through it and take the lesser damage on my front end, or hit the brakes and deal with the other guy's insurance?
Hitting Deer = Less Damage? Often Not happening.
Many times even small deer can Total your car and trunk. If deer doesn't do the main damage then you can spin out, hit other things, go into ditches, etc, that Totals you. You better hope you have Comp/Collision coverage...

Worse, Fiero and other low profile vehicles you take out the legs of most deer w/ front and body hits, often goes thru, the windshield that have been fatal for people in the car. Is not just fake Moose in Mythbusters can to this. Mules, Donkeys, Cows, etc, can to same thing.

Fiero and some others has HL problems for many things behind you not just Tailgating like Any mid-size trucks and up can flood the car w/ Low Beam HL w/o Tailgating. Worse is when they have SilverStar et al or illegal HL like crap LED/HID "bulbs" in Halogen Shells.
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Originally posted by armos:

With all the "driving aids" they're putting on newer cars now, I have a feeling this kind of behavior is going to get worse. When I watch the commercials for some of that stuff, the level of incompetence (or intoxication) that these features apparently try to cover for is just laughable. And a generation of new drivers is going to become dependent on it.


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Originally posted by Gall757:

I thought we were going to talk about burgers and brats.....but no.

The driver is closer to the rear of the car in a Fiero....so when the F-150 pulls up behind you with his brights on...it's a wake-up call for sure.


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Originally posted by cvxjet:

Also, since we are lower(To the ground) in our Fieros, it appears that the cars following us are closer.....



got the same problem with my Solstice....with other cars

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I'm always amazed how many people turn into me. How can you miss a bright red car? I've thought about putting a 10' whip antenna on the roof with a light on top!
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I'm always amazed how many people turn into me. How can you miss a bright red car?


I hear ya. There have many occasions where the other driver has been looking right at me, actually making eye contact (or so I thought)... and yet they start executing their turn directly into my path like I don't exist. I don't understand...

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I've been guilty of pulling out right in front of someone even after looking. Now I look both ways twice and sometimes three times before pulling out. I attribute it to my age (77). I didn't used to do it.
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I've been guilty of pulling out right in front of someone even after looking...


So you're the guy!

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Report this Post07-16-2018 08:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for kendellClick Here to Email kendellSend a Private Message to kendellEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Not on my Fiero but mostly on my Civic. We tried this blinking brake light and they seem to get distracted and less were tailgating.
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So you're the guy!



That would be me. I'm looking forward to the self driving technology even if it's just extra safety looking out for people like me. I haven't had an accident since 1962 but I can see the day coming when I will have to give up my driving privileges without this future technology.
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I'm looking forward to the self driving technology even if it's just extra safety looking out for people like me.


dratts, is it a vision problem or a cognitive thing?

Years ago my girlfriend at the time had go behind the scenes to have her elderly father's drivers license taken away. He had been an orthopedic surgeon, and had improved the lives of thousands upon thousands of people during his long and distinguished career... but he was going to kill somebody while driving unless drastic measures were taken. (I went in his car once... and that was it, never again!) He obviously wasn't very happy about losing his drivers license, but ultimately it was for the best.

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