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View Poll Results: What vehicle would you buy your soon-to-be fiance
2008-2009 Cadillac Escalade 5 12.20%
2010 Lexus RX350 9 21.95%
2010 Cadillac CTS 3 7.32%
2008-2009 BMW 535i 13 31.71%
Other 11 26.83%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-29-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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JustJoy By the first post i thought i was talking to a guy, sorry for the mistake and sorry for insinuating most girls cant tell the difference in cars obviously you are one of the few who can . As for a car as a romantic gift? its a nice gift but ultimately is just a bunch of nuts and bolts,nothing i'd call romantic.
...I don't know about that, had I bought my Fiancé a 70's Stingray, she'd be giving food sex and more sex for decades.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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...I don't know about that, had I bought my Fiancé a 70's Stingray, she'd be giving food sex and more sex for decades.
"food sex"?

Does that involve cucumbers and stuff like that?
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Hehe. He didn't ask but he needed the advice. I say buy the wife whatever she wants, happy wife, happy life. But as for the fiance? No way. Title it to yourself and then sign it over when you get married.

I rep'd a ballplayer who would start a girlfriend out with a new 911. But it was leased. And, if things didn't go so well, the leasing company would stop by and pick up the car.
Considering you know nothing of his situation, his girlfriend or his life, I'd say no, he didn't need some condescending and disrespectful comment about his girlfriend, so again, either give suggestions for cars or accept that not everyone chooses women as poorly as you and be quiet.

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"food sex"?

Does that involve cucumbers and stuff like that?
Lol, there was supposed to be a comma between the two.
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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You're thinking with the WRONG head right now, if you really want to buy her a car, buy a USED Honda Civic. But if it were me, I would not buy her a car at all, does she not have a job? Tell her to buy a car herself!!
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:24 PM
 
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Considering you know nothing of his situation, his girlfriend or his life, I'd say no, he didn't need some condescending and disrespectful comment about his girlfriend, so again, either give suggestions for cars or accept that not everyone chooses women as poorly as you and be quiet.



Lol, there was supposed to be a comma between the two.
Nah....we know where your mind was...LOL
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I'd go with the CTS, sporty and comfy.

Gee you sure are a nice guy. I've been on this planet for over 60 yrs and nobody has ever bought me a car, no less a new one. The bf won't even let me drive his even though I've never had a ticket or an accident.
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:43 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Take her to a car lot, step out, and let her pick one. Picking it out is half the fun. She might surprise you and go for something totally unexpected.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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...Honestly, I'd ask her. Making the surprise "Hey, we're going to a dealership today, what do you want"
I think it needs to be her choice too. Maybe not taking her to pick it out but start now telling her you both need to think of getting her something a bit more reliable. Spend a day or weekend going to dealerships. Let her test drive some that she finds appealing. It needs to be her choice.

I'm a car person, so it's a bit different for me, but I know if hubby chose a vehicle for me I'd be pissed. He'd never pick what I want (he wants me in a military tank or at the very least a 'respectable' sedan - gag) so I'd rather choose myself. A gift of something he knows I like because we went shopping together would be much better for me.

And congrats!
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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JustJoy By the first post i thought i was talking to a guy, sorry for the mistake and sorry for insinuating most girls cant tell the difference in cars obviously you are one of the few who can . As for a car as a romantic gift? its a nice gift but ultimately is just a bunch of nuts and bolts,nothing i'd call romantic.
I'm one of those gals who love cars. You should see my garage. I've been around autos in one way, shape or form my entire life. I wouldn't hesitate to say I know more about cars than a lot of men do. I can appreciate a great automobile My husband bought me the new CTS-V when it came out & it's a hot car! I was giggly about it so I guess you can say I thought it was an incredibly sweet gesture. But hey, it's not like he doesn't get the fun of driving it too!
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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Considering you know nothing of his situation, his girlfriend or his life, I'd say no, he didn't need some condescending and disrespectful comment about his girlfriend, so again, either give suggestions for cars or accept that not everyone chooses women as poorly as you and be quiet.
Oh, did I miss where you were appointed Pope for the Day?

Sorry, I'll have to go over and sit in the corner while Pope 85 gives the orders. - NOT!

Anyone who would buy a girlfriend a car as part of his engagement effort is a fool or so insecure that he needs to buy her affection. Either way OP, don't do it. She won't respect you for it, and if she dumps you you will never live it down.
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