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LR3 Rubber neckers - other SUV drivers who check out your LR3?
During my first test drive, a guy in a Cayenne S was keeping pace with us, and doing the rubber neck thing to check out the truck for about 2-3 minutes driving in a rural area near the dealership.
Also, ever since I have owned the vehicle, I have noticed people accelerating up behind me like crazy - initially, I just thought they were fast drivers who would pass me on the highway - but when they got up beside me, they hit the brakes and gawk... It gave me a nice tingly feeling...
Unfortunately, it does have some bad side-effect...
About 3 weeks ago I was driving home on the highway in rush hour. A couple in a Bimmer 5-series start doing what I have come to characterize as the accelerate-check-out maneuver - they speed up from somewhere behind me, and get into the lane beside me to get a better look at the LR3... unfortunately, they were both looking at my truck, and not at the road in front of them, and traffic had come to a sudden stop in the right lane.
Well, they rear-ended a stopped Cadillac STS at about 45 - 50 mph. Even more unfortunate was that right behind them was another guy in a fairly new Yukon who may have been checking the LR3 out as well, because he also did not look far enough ahead to realize that traffic had stopped - he piled into the back of the Bimmer.
The result was a 4 car pileup on the highway.
I don't get that tingly feeling anymore when people check out the truck... I get a feeling of dread that they may injure themselves!
The same thing almost happened again last week, but I realized what was going to happen, so I slammed on my brakes even though I didn't have to, just to wake the person beside me up to the fact that his lane was coming to a sudden slow-down... luckily there was no repeat of 3 weeks ago...
In any case, just seeing if anyone else out there had noticed LR3-envy on the faces of their fellow SUV drivers?