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    Quote Originally Posted by brianman View Post
    I disagree with this. I used to have a diesel 70s Mercedes. It doesn't matter what speed I'm going, there's always a slower car ahead of me.
    LOL. Point taken. However, I have found that there are fewer slower cars ahead of me and that I am far more relaxed now that I used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z1970 View Post
    Still, you do not falsify my claim that it is the driver who causes the road rage, not the the car.
    And I wasn't trying to falsify your claim either. Yes, it's the driver that ultimately causes road rage. A quick car just makes it easier for a driver with an aggressive driving style to have road rage. It also doesn't help that the set of drivers who have the wherewithal to purchase a quick car isn't equal to the set of drivers who have the skill to drive a quick car quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry33 View Post

    And I wasn't trying to falsify your claim either. Yes, it's the driver that ultimately causes road rage. A quick car just makes it easier for a driver with an aggressive driving style to have road rage. It also doesn't help that the set of drivers who have the wherewithal to purchase a quick car isn't equal to the set of drivers who have the skill to drive a quick car quickly.
    True. Personally I have experienced that having a quick car AND a hurry is not a good combination. But I am not a very aggressive driver either. What I love about my Lexus (and I have experienced the same in my test drive with the MS) is that the car is quick enough to pass other cars if needed, but feels comfortable enough to enjoy a smooth ride. I know from my Nav that in busy urban traffic, fast driving has no effect on your ETA. Only smart driving has (know the route better than you Nav . Only on long interstate drives it makes a little sense to drive faster if you need to catch up a few minutes. But never more than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4sevens.com View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z1970 View Post
    What is the correlation? Performance means road rage? Nonsense. Crazy drivers are the cause.
    Well, given that we're mostly assuming here (perhaps unfairly) that the Tesla/Accord accident was a result of a race between the Model S and a Mercedes (that is, after all, what most of the evidence so far indicates), a thread asking people to chime in on how they've done in real world "encounters with other cars" strikes me as being in poor taste (yes, this coming from the same person who introduced the word "sluts" into another thread).

    So, unless I completely misinterpreted the intent of the OP (i.e. he did NOT mean "How is your Model S faring in stoplight-drag battles?"), I'd say the correlation is pretty strong.

    Not that I don't drive like a maniac most of the time or anything.

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    FWIW, I've now frightened my passengers with the acceleration of the Model S twice. Both times I was trying to turn into 55 mph traffic on a rural road from a stop sign (without a light) and somewhat worried about getting slammed into from the side, so I gunned it to make sure. So it *is* possible to use the high acceleration to *increase* safety, though only under rare circumstances.
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