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    Clovermobiles

    What cars do Clovers seem to prefer? I've noticed a few:

    * PT Cruiser - Especially if it has fake chrome portholes on the fender, which absolutely guarantees a Clover behind the wheel. What is it with these things? There was even fast PT Cruiser (the GT Cruiser) but the ones you come up on are always doing 48 MPH in a 55.

    * Lexus RX350 - Older Clovers seem to really like this one. They like it so much they want to spend as much time in it as possible, so they go as slowly as possible, to stretch out their trip. And, of course, yours.

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    Toyota Sienna/Honda Oddesy Minivans - Driven by young couples with maybe a kid or two. Often seen accelerating painfully slow from stop lights. These people think that they are squeezing every drop from their 18.4 gallon fuel tank and think that they are going to get 30 mpg for their efforts. They mistakenly believe this because they are driving a Japanese car and since they do, they get incredible gas mileage. They accelerate up to about 42 in a 45 mph zone and travel next to the driver in the right lane, matching their speed almost perfectly. (See Sanford/Lake Mary Clover - same driving pattern)

    Toyota Corolla - These vehicles inhabit the highways of Central Florida. Their presence is not noted so much on surface streets as they tend to blend in the automotive scenery. On the highways, they can be a meance. You will often find a left lane clover in one. If the speed limit is 65, they will be doing exactly that in the leftmost lane even though traffic flows at 70-75. If they are in the middle lane, they will be cruising at 60-65 mph. They think that they are hauling ass if you ask them. Of course, it may not be entirely their fault. Toyota and Honda speedometers tend to be a minimum of 3 mph optimistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    Toyota Sienna/Honda Oddesy Minivans - Driven by young couples with maybe a kid or two. Often seen accelerating painfully slow from stop lights. These people think that they are squeezing every drop from their 18.4 gallon fuel tank and think that they are going to get 30 mpg for their efforts. They mistakenly believe this because they are driving a Japanese car and since they do, they get incredible gas mileage. They accelerate up to about 42 in a 45 mph zone and travel next to the driver in the right lane, matching their speed almost perfectly. (See Sanford/Lake Mary Clover - same driving pattern)

    Toyota Corolla - These vehicles inhabit the highways of Central Florida. Their presence is not noted so much on surface streets as they tend to blend in the automotive scenery. On the highways, they can be a meance. You will often find a left lane clover in one. If the speed limit is 65, they will be doing exactly that in the leftmost lane even though traffic flows at 70-75. If they are in the middle lane, they will be cruising at 60-65 mph. They think that they are hauling ass if you ask them. Of course, it may not be entirely their fault. Toyota and Honda speedometers tend to be a minimum of 3 mph optimistic.

    Amen on the minivans thing - it's a stereotype for a good reason!

    People who drive minivans fall into one of two general categories:

    They've either stopped caring about driving - or they never could drive.

    Other Clovermobiles:

    * Hyundai Sonata (older models).

    * Chevy Impala

    * Chrysler Sebring

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    Buicks! Then again, I got behind a late model E class Mercedes that had a lot of chrome trim added on, and stick on Buick portholes on the front fenders and huge chromed wheels. On top of making a nice luxury car a gaudy bauble, the driver was going 50 in a 60 zone in the left lane. He also had the right turn signal on for whatever reason. I followed him for nearly a mile then floored it and passed him on the right.
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