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Old 10-16-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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Autos most likely to be ticketed? My Camry Solara? WTF???

This study that just came out that shows which cars get the most tickets really surprised me:

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I thought my Camry Solara screamed things like "practical" and "mature" not "I'm a fun driver and deserve a ticket, Officer!" What is going on in this world today if a Camry Solara gets the second most tickets??

And check the age of the drivers of these cars, too.
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What is going on in this world today if a Camry Solara gets the second most tickets??
That's why I own/drive an older Mustang GT convertible. Never have been bothered. Maybe it's just that I'm an old phart ...
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Now there's a provocative thread title, what do you really think? Doesn't have to mean anything to you. If you don't break any laws, you could drive a blinding red Ferrari without fear. If you wanted to throw caution to the wind when you drive, guess you should have bought a Buick (duh?).
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Best to buy a Rolls then. Those are always driven at a stately 5 mph below the limit.
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Now there's a provocative thread title, what do you really think? Doesn't have to mean anything to you. If you don't break any laws, you could drive a blinding red Ferrari without fear. If you wanted to throw caution to the wind when you drive, guess you should have bought a Buick (duh?).

If you look at the "full" list... the old phart cars do seem to be the Buicks... two were over 80% owned by over 60yo
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Don't know what to make of the list. Last speeding ticket I got was in '72 Super Beetle, bright red. Memory faded, passed on to my niece around '80 and 120K miles/

I've driven Benz's of various versions, pickups, suburbans, Jaguars.

I guess the trick is knowing where to speed. I like to hit it on the uphills. Never seen a speed trap on the uphill, but many just beyond the crest on the downhill. Besides, uphill exhibition of speed in low gear is a great Italian tuneup.

All of which at various times were pushed around in a very sporty manner.

Do like chasing down corvettes, junior racers in rice burners, in my suburban. It just blows their mind. Especially when they see the geezer behind the wheel.
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Cruise control is a girl's best friend when I go tooling around in this "cop magnet". I always smile and wave to the nice officers when they look my way.
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