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      08-14-2020, 12:20 PM   #1
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Firefighters smash windows of BMW parked in front of hydrant

It figures it's not a Chevy. Giving us BMW owners a bad name.

https://nypost.com/2020/08/14/firefi...nt-of-hydrant/
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      08-14-2020, 12:39 PM   #2
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Not sure what's worse, illegaly parking in front of a fire hydrant or those tacky M decals.
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Not sure what's worse, illegaly parking in front of a fire hydrant or those tacky M decals.
Agreed. I'm envisioning a meme with the FlexSeal photo. 10 year old BMW....BAM!....kidney ///M stripes. It's almost as if it's the first thing they do as soon as they buy a 10 year bimmer. A friend sent me pics of one recently that they had used colored duct tape, on the kidneys, to give it that luxury BMW feel.
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Good job by the firefighters.

Would you rather replace 2 windows, or have a HEAVY ASS hose dragged across the roof of your car causing even more extensive damage?
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Too bad the fire didn’t get to the bmw
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It figures it's not a Chevy.
If it's a Chevy, it's a "car". But a BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche, I would bet the brand would be in the headline.

For example, it's a car (actually a Nissan Altima):
https://www.firerescue1.com/fire-hyd...NrPrYNDhZ9ZsZ/


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Would you rather replace 2 windows, or have a HEAVY ASS hose dragged across the roof of your car causing even more extensive damage?
This guy had a new BMW only registered 2 days ago that got a big dent in addition to the broken windows:

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/04/...was-brand-new/

Probably a dozen other incidents like this. I remember a classic E30 picture from the early 90s going around on the Welty BMW mailing list (before forums became popular, I think the list started in the late 80s).
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Not sure what's worse, illegaly parking in front of a fire hydrant or those tacky M decals.
I like to think they smashed the window because of the tacky M decals. Willing to bet there is another unobstructed fire hydrant just out of frame.
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Looks like the NYpost journo who wrote this piece is an Audi douche) But seriously, why's that even in the news? Chevy, Toyota,Kia and many other brand drivers are speeding, parking illegally, do DUIs. Dbag share is not less if not higher in other brands, esp German and I don't like this group responsibility concept much.
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I saw a similar picture several years ago. I think the driver should be called out for his lack of judgement.
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I do wonder why they went through the windows, as over the hood would have been better in this particular instance.
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A BMW owner parked the flashy car in front of a Bronx hydrant overnight — and got a costly lesson when a fire broke out nearby and the FDNY smashed his windows to run their hose.
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That’s when they found the blacked-out Beamer parked right in front of the hydrant.
So not only is an old E60 5 Series that is at best, 10 years old & cheaper than a new Civic, a flashy car, but it's also a BMW Motorcycle (Beamer).

The author of this article really exemplifies the sad state of modern journalism.

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they updated the article with more information on the driver of the "BEAMER" he was mad he blamed the key fob lol

https://nypost.com/2020/08/14/firefi...nt-of-hydrant/
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This is the infamous BMW blocking fire hydrant pic:



But there are other examples if you do a search:

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Someone back in the sixties told me that they saw a chain wrapped around a car parked at a hydrant and dragged.
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Douche. No sympathy.

Of course, this reminds me of that scene from Backdraft. (the good original. Sequel not so good)
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they updated the article with more information on the driver of the "BEAMER" he was mad he blamed the key fob lol

https://nypost.com/2020/08/14/firefi...nt-of-hydrant/


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His front window was fine, not counting the ticket under the windshield wiper citing him for parking at a hydrant and for a bogus “USPS” parking placard on his dashboard, police said.

The ticket should run him a total of $180, according to city records, and that’s on top of the several hundreds it will cost to replace the glass.

“They didn’t have to do that!” the owner, who declined to give his name, said of the FDNY.

He’d parked the BMW there for the past four days, he admitted, after the battery died on the car’s keyless remote.
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“They f–k up my car and it is going to cost me a bag of money,”

TRANSLATION: I'm too broke to get the dealer to replace the keyfob battery, I'm too broke to fix my car, but not too broke to add a bunch of M stickers to make people think I'm not broke.

This guy is the stereotype we should all avoid being.
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^ This!

Something I have noticed about BMW's and their drivers. It typically isn't the wealthy BMW owner that acts like a douche. In my experience, the older drivers, who typically own expensive BMW's are generally very polite drivers. It's the drivers, such as the owner of the vehicle in this story, are the assholes.

Again, had this not been a BMW, most likely wouldn't have even been a story; and in my opinion, someone should have said, "Do we even want to write this story about some POS who is trying act like a baller?"
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On a side question...
Just who started that whole "M" color stripes on the grill trend? It is as tacky as they come.
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On a side question...
Just who started that whole "M" color stripes on the grill trend? It is as tacky as they come.
Probably a legit M owner who just wants to tastefully express themselves inconspicuously /s
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Can we talk about that terrible grill and tacky stickers on the side?
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It's usually done as a way to reduce the bend in the hose (they are water main pressure after all)... but seeing some pictures, it looks more like it was done out of tradition.

If they really wanted, they could tie a chain to the bumper and haul that junk away with their trucks but that costs valuable time.
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After talking to a few firemen I think that regardless of the situation the shortest distance will always be through the car windows.
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