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Funny things people have said about your cars?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Simon, 27 Jul 2006.

  1. Simon

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    Just reading a thread on another forum about funny comments people have said about your car.

    So who's had some, for example at petrol stations.
     
  2. Puzzled

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    At work:

    "Hey is that your mums car?"

    "Hey, you a hairdresser now?"

    When it's sunny:

    "I wish I had a car like yours today"

    "You look like James Bond in that thing" (I think they're taking the **** tbh :o )

    That's about my MX-5 btw, another thing I get asked all the time is how I can afford one at my age. Funny thing is my old car cost a fair bit more, and no-one battered an eyelid. :D
     
  3. agw_01

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    Not things that have been said, but the way people look at mine :D

    Some of the stages its been through, and it's latest body filler stage... they're looks of disgust.

    Really looking forward to the...

    "WHAT THE **** HAVE YOU GOT UNDER THE BONNET"

    remarks though :cool:
     
  4. merlin

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    Is that a Civic Type R
    Have you got a dump valve

    etc etc etc

    And my personal favourite - two school boys come up to me one lunchtime and knocked the window -

    "Oooh maaaan, HEAVY car man, HE.....VY c a r"
    "How much does it weigh"?
     
  5. [TW]Fox

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    All sorts of interesting comments from people who clearly know nothing about cars..

    'Whoa, this is posh' - people at Uni when giving them a lift. No, its a V reg Mondeo, it isnt 'posh'.

    'Is that your Dads car?'

    'How did you afford something like that?' - People with no understanding of the wonders of depreciation and think that becuase their W reg Focus cost them £5k on finance, my similar age Mondeo with leather seats must have cost twice that becuase its bigger.

    'What happened to your old car? It was nicer' - Friend at Uni when I picked her up in the 530d instead of the Mondeo.
     
  6. agw_01

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    Fox, those are fantastic :D

    LMAO merlin... "Has it got a dump valve" :D
     
  7. [TW]Fox

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    I think they show how much we on here get carried away with cars, most non car people know absolutely nothing about the things we fret about and if your car is shiney and has leather seats its obviously posh and expensive, yet turn up in something worth 10 times as much with cloth seats and you've 'downgraded'.
     
  8. merlin

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    Haha! Wounder! :D
     
  9. agw_01

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    Very true. Although I will say, your Mondy does look far classier than a Focus.
     
  10. [TW]Fox

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    I pointed out an immaculate, uber looking 528i Sport when it passed us on a trip to Hampshire once, said 'Yea, im after one of those'. She said 'But its the same as this isnt it?'

    Doh.

    Doh x 10.
     
  11. eidolon

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    "It's a shed inside"
    my girlfriend when I first bought the Elise

    "When are you gonna take me for a spin in it"
    Most of the girls at work :D
     
  12. DreXeL

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    "Is it a TVR?"
    "Is it a Porsche?"
    "What is it?"
    "That's one of those funny engined things isn't it?"
    "I bet you think you're VAN diesel in that"

    And always, without fail, at every fill up:

    "Want to swap?" (usually somebody in a rusty Transit)
     
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  13. Nozzer

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    See, the bitches don't like BMWs.
     
  14. eidolon

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    Remember those guys that pulled up alongside us after the RR day :D :D :D
     
  15. DreXeL

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    :D
     
  16. agw_01

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    The old couple?

    I thought that was damn cool! An old man coming over to look at a crazy Jap car. Awesome!
     
  17. ScoobyDoo69

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    "sounds fast" :p
     
  18. thedazman67

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    There is only really comment i get and thats "What is it" but i did had have one guy come up to me asked my what boost it was running, i just stood there with a blank look on my face.

    thedazman
     
  19. Luke

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    I normally get "why have you got audi wheels on your car...?".
     
  20. Hilly

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    So Merlin... does it have a dump valve ?!

    haha :D