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  • #15091
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    Couple of posts on another thread got me thinking. One things that irritates me is some of the stuff non car people say about either your car or your build.

    One of my absolute pet hates is;

    “Really, your mean your only making that much power, my mates mate has a VE SS making that with only a cam change and a retune”

    And the other one just behind it is;

    “Really, you mean it took you the whole week end just to do that?”

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    One of my Favs..

    “You could have bought a brand new car for what you’ve spent”

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    Another I like;

    “why bother its just a Commodore”

     

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    For me it’s

    “Why did you choose a Lexcen?”

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    Another I like; “why bother its just a Commodore”

     

     

    God I get that a lot and why be so fussy its not a merc….  Its my merc ha ha.

     

     

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    “You need to get rid of that thing and get something newer ?”

    My response – Why ? It was paid off years ago, owes me nothing, still looks OK, goes OK, sounds OK, its no less reliable than most other cars & insurance is not a lot. How does that compare to your expensive new car that is depreciating like buggery while costing a motza in monthly payments that has no charisma ?

     

     

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    ^110%

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    “You need to get rid of that thing and get something newer ?” My response – Why ? It was paid off years ago, owes me nothing, still looks OK, goes OK, sounds OK, its no less reliable than most other cars & insurance is not a lot. How does that compare to your expensive new car that is depreciating like buggery while costing a motza in monthly payments that has no charisma ?

    spot on

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    When’s it going to be ready?

    ……And then the follow up

    I thought you said it was finished? 

     

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    So,i notice you have an auto console, is it running a manual gearbox?

    Matey : Is that daewoo blue?

    Me : No its a genuine holden colour .

    Matey : No i think your wrong mate, it came out on Daewoo’s.

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    When I was getting mine painted…

    So are you painting it a better colour”

    Me – “No keeping it the same colour”

    reply I got to that was “oh….” Then just silence

    Happened a couple of time now- different people

     

     

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    “Yeap…. going out into the shed again are you?  I hate that thing, can’t wait til it’s finished… ”

    (Ha, it’s never going to be finished!!)

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    wife: you spend so much money and time on that thing, it must be the most unreliable car in the world if you need to work on it so much.

    Me: it’s not broken, i’m just tinkering with it.

    wife: why do you need to mess with it if there’s nothing wrong with it?

    Me: why do you have 15 pairs of shoes?….

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    It’s worth how much???  But,but it doesn’t even drive….and it’s old!

     

    Does the car really have to be that loud it shakes house windows

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    I’ve had this one a lot but why it’s only a car

    and another you can’t live in your car

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    I always have people asking me “is that gun metal grey?” Its like that is the only thing people can fathom when they see grey..

     

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    “It’s Loud”

    and my favourite

    “what have you done to it?” followed by “how much did that cost” then “you could have bought a new car for that”

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    heard all of the above and more lol  :wacko:

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    Me: why do you have 15 pairs of shoes?….

    Brave…….

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    Me: why do you have 15 pairs of shoes?….

    Brave…….

    Yes, I suppose it is brave, but I probably paid for most of them, so she can’t really complain…

    The point really is that if you quiz anyone enough, you’ll find they have a passion/hobby that they spend silly amounts of time/money on. Just because we happen to love cars doesn’t make it weirder than collecting stamps or shoes or football memorabilia.

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