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Old 09-15-2010, 04:48 AM   #41
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When I was 19 I drove a 10 year old Corvair with rottted floor pans and no parking brake
When I was 29 I drove a 10 year old Ford Fairmont with a lot of bent metal
When I was 39 I drove a 3 year old Plymouth Van with two screaming kids
When I was 49 I drove a 5 year old Grand caravan with whole skating teams
Now I am 59 and Drive a Blue 2006 Pontiac Vibe, an orphan car but nice

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Old 09-15-2010, 07:18 AM   #43
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This is old but still funny

> What your car says about you:
>
> Acura Integra - I have always wanted to own the Buick of sports cars
> Acura Legend - I'm too bland for German cars
> Acura NSX - I am impotent
> Audi 90 - I enjoy putting out engine fires
> Buick Park Avenue - I am older than 34 of the 50 states
> Cadillac Eldorado - I am a very good Mary Kay salesman
> Cadillac Seville - I am a pimp
> Chevrolet Camaro - I enjoy beating the hell out of people
> Chevrolet Chevette - I like seeing people's reactions when I tell them I
> have a 'Vette
> Chevrolet Corvette - I'm in a mid-life crisis
> Chevrolet El Camino - I am leading a militia to overthrow the government
> Chrysler Cordoba - I dig the rich Corinthian leather
> Datsun 280Z - I have a kilo of cocaine in my wheel well
> Dodge Dart - I teach third grade special education and I voted
> for Eisenhower
> Dodge Daytona - I delivered pizza for four years to get this car
> Ferrari Testarossa - I am known to have problems in bed
> Ford Fairmont - (See Dodge Dart)
> Ford Mustang - I slow down to 85 in school zones
> Ford Crown Victoria - I enjoy having people slow to 55mph and
> change lanes when I pull up behind them
> Ford F-150 pickup - I live in a trailer and my good dishes have Elvis
> on them.
> Geo Storm - I will start the 11th grade in the fall.
> Geo Tracker - I will start the 12th grade in the fall.
> Honda del Sol - I have always said, half a convertible is better
> than no convertible at all
> Honda Civic - I have just graduated and have no credit
> Honda Accord - I lack any originality and am basically a lemming.
> Honda Passport - I'm fooled by every disguise of the Trix rabbit.
> Infiniti Q45 - I am a physician with 17 malpractice suits pending.
> Isuzu Impulse - I do not give a damn about J.D. Power or his reports.
> Jaguar XJ6 - I am so rich I will pay 60K for a car that is
> in the shop 280 days per year.
> Kia Sephia - I learned nothing from the failure of Daihatsu
> Corp.
> Lamborghini Countach - I only have one testicle
> Lincoln Town Car - I live for bingo and covered dish suppers
> Mercury Grand Marquis - (See above)
> Mercedes 500SL - I will beat you up if you ask me for an autograph
> Mercedes 560SEL - I have a daughter named Bitsy and a son named Cole
> Mazda Miata - I do not fear being decapitated by an eighteen-wheeler
> MGB - I am dating a mechanic
> Mitsubishi Diamante - I don't know what it means either
> Nissan 300ZX - I have yet to complete my divorce proceedings.
> Oldsmobile Cutlass - I just stole this car and I'm going to make a
> fortune off the parts
> Peugeot 505 Diesel - I am on the EPA's Ten Most Wanted List
> Plymouth Neon - I sincerely enjoy doing the Macarena
> Pontiac Trans AM - I have a switchblade in my sock
> Porsche 911 Turbo - I have a three inch thingie
> Porsche 944 - I am dating big haired women that otherwise
> would be inaccessible to me
> Rolls Royce Silver Shadow - I think Pat Buchannon is a tad bit too liberal
> Saturn SC2 - (See Honda Civic)
> Subaru Legacy - I have always wanted a Japanese car even
> more inferior than Isuzu
> Toyota Camry - I am still in the closet
> Volkswagon Beetle - I still watch Partridge Family reruns
> Volkswagon Cabriolet - I am out of the closet
> Volkswagon Microbus - I am tripping right now
> Volvo 740 Wagon - I am frightened of my wife
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2003 Red Chevy Suburban-- I'm cheap and have lots of crap to haul around, but full of energy and pizzazz according to the article!

2006 White Chrysler 300-- I used to be a Chrysler dealer, and I've secretly always wanted to be a gansta.

2008 Red Kawasaki Versys-- mid life crisis. No other reason.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:12 AM   #46
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This is old but still funny

> What your car says about you:
> Buick Park Avenue - I am older than 34 of the 50 states
> Chevrolet Camaro - I enjoy beating the hell out of people
> Chevrolet El Camino - I am leading a militia to overthrow the government
> Chrysler Cordoba - I dig the rich Corinthian leather
> Datsun 280Z - I have a kilo of cocaine in my wheel well
> Dodge Dart - I teach third grade special education and I voted for Eisenhower
> Dodge Daytona - I delivered pizza for four years to get this car
> Ford F-150 pickup - I live in a trailer and my good dishes have Elvis on them.
> Honda Civic - I have just graduated and have no credit
> Jaguar XJ6 - I am so rich I will pay 60K for a car that is
> in the shop 280 days per year.
> Lamborghini Countach - I only have one testicle
> MGB - I am dating a mechanic
> Oldsmobile Cutlass - I just stole this car and I'm going to make a fortune off the parts
> Peugeot 505 Diesel - I am on the EPA's Ten Most Wanted List
> Pontiac Trans AM - I have a switchblade in my sock
> Saturn SC2 - (See Honda Civic)
> Subaru Legacy - I have always wanted a Japanese car even > more inferior than Isuzu
> Volkswagon Microbus - I am tripping right now
> Volvo 740 Wagon - I am frightened of my wife
These are the highlights (for me) of your fabulous list, Running Bum. Awesome! Especially the Camaro and the El Camino ones!
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I wonder what they would say about my two daily drivers:
Blue 1976 Chevy Monte Carlo
Red 1993 F-150 pick-up
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You're a redneck?
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You're a redneck?
Perhaps. The F-150 would certainly get that comment. Especially since I live in Idaho! Maybe adding the Monte makes me a redneck pimp?

My neighbor saw the Monte and said "Man, that thing is the 70s on wheels." Maybe I'd be a disco redneck?
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I wonder what they would say about my two daily drivers:
Blue 1976 Chevy Monte Carlo
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Wow, small world...I drove to work today in a 1976 Grand LeMans! Originally a metallic red they called "FireThorn", but it's been repainted burgundy.
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Wow, small world...I drove to work today in a 1976 Grand LeMans! Originally a metallic red they called "FireThorn", but it's been repainted burgundy.
Did you drive or float?

Those cars are definitely two birds of a feather. Very similar cars.
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While I can't decide what the general public might say about my vehicle choices, I think I know what an ER.org person would say: "There's a man who appreciates a FULLY depreciated asset."
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I wonder what they would say about my two daily drivers:
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Can we see a picture of the Monte Carlo?
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