I used to ride about 15 miles to work each morning and home each night on a bicycle..
I always felt the morning drivers were more courteous than the drivers who where homeward bound, hungry and tired after a day at work. Maybe a bit angry too.
Like you, I feel young male drivers with loud exhausts, driving rusted, lifted, dented trucks always seemed intent on killing me. Indeed, the only two times I had material thrown at me from a motor vehicle was a beer can, and later a styrofoam cup of soda - different episodes in different states, so not the same driver for sure.
I sometimes felt that about 10:30 to 11:00 am on Sundays were dangerous too, as folks were getting out of church and hungry for something to eat, or just in a big hurry to escape church.
I never felt quite as much risk when on a motorcycle - drivers know they probably cannot drive away from a nice motorcycle , but also that a poor pedalist on a bicycle can't hope to catch an escaping driver.
I am not sure whether it is expensive cars, or Toxic Masculine cars, or what. My closest call came at 8 am in a local neighborhood when a local housewife in a new Suburban tried to run me down while staring at her cell phone smack in the middle of the roadway in her own neighborhood - she should have made that call 5 minutes earlier at her home
I think British drivers are better around bicyclists - maybe because more of them also ride two wheeled vehicles and are more sympathetic to the bicyclists plight. But maybe not so much in large urban areas.
I've had three close aquaintances die on motorcycles, one was relative of mine - that maybe has altered my feelings somewhat.
I agree with @Shay, I think the cell phone has significantly increased the dangers for motorcyclists in traffic. I drove for over 50 minutes crossing Nashville Tennessee in the interstate circle, and the driver behind me NEVER took their cell phone down from their ear for the important call they were making in 5 O'clock traffic the whole time. But they did manage to ride my bumper quite closely just the same. I was really glad I was in a 3/4 ton pickup and not a motorcycle that day.
I never really drove what I considered expensive cars, but as I got older I did try to drive with more and more concern for the safety of drivers and pedestrians around me - the last thing I wanted to be responsible for was injuring anyone on the roadway near me. Both for a moral and for a legal standpoint.
I didn't consider a BMW 3 series a big expensve car, but some might.
I drove a Nissan 300 ZX Twin Turbo for a few years, and I really didn't like the behaviour it inspired in drivers around me. I would have mothers with an infant in a car seat beside them in a minnie van challenge me for a drag race just driving quietly to work on a Monday morning. Wierd. The Twin Turbo was a bright Itallian red color - maybe that was it.