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Old 03-07-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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I can honestly say I've never been embarassed to be seen in any particular car.

However...

Two years ago a friend of mine slapped a bumper sticker for a certain presidential candidate on the back of his car and I said, "I'll drive!" a lot.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I have driven so much different cars and I have not been embarassed at all. I have driven a Smart, a Prius and a bug as well as a Tahoe or a Silverado, a DTS or Mustang Convertible. A car is an item to take me from A to B, nothing else. If I have to carry lots of goods, I need a truck, if I don't, the Prius would be fine as well. To me, a car is nothing of status, it's just a machine....
Yeah, years ago I drove a crummy used Pinto for a while. After that experience, I could not, would not, ever feel ashamed of any ride that has a well maintained engine.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Cupertino, CA
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=177_W...eature=related
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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You do realize this is 2011 and not 1985? DeLorean is nothing special nor expensive. If you're going to be Mr. Almighty then say something like a Hummer on up to Lambo or Ferrari.
So just how much do you think a Delorean can be bought for now?


As for me I don't like imports, so those. Certain Euro models would be fine though.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: PORT ANGELES, WA
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The question was about being embarrassed.

Now, there are plenty of cars I don't like, think are ugly, think are wastes of money, etc, etc...so I don't buy them. But I acknowledge that is my own personal taste and if someone else wants one, that's their business and their style/statement. Doesn't make it 'embarrassing.'

I guess I'd be embarrassed if my car was held together by duct tape, had a coat hanger for an antenna, and had Chihuahua license plates...
THAT'S THE SPIRIT!!!!!

I've seen one of those..
How is it that people will drive around with a plastic duct taped window..for years?? I mean, come on, get it fixed.. Im sure they could afford it after a year of saving like $5 a month...
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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I can honestly say I've never been embarassed to be seen in any particular car.

However...

Two years ago a friend of mine slapped a bumper sticker for a certain presidential candidate on the back of his car and I said, "I'll drive!" a lot.
They have a removal kit for that


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=201pgTaEseQ
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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THAT'S THE SPIRIT!!!!!

I've seen one of those..
How is it that people will drive around with a plastic duct taped window..for years?? I mean, come on, get it fixed.. Im sure they could afford it after a year of saving like $5 a month...
They can't do that! That $5 goes to their lottery tickets. Gonna win big someday!
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Typically any small convertible. Add extra shame points if the top were down and super extreme humiliation if it is some loud neon color:



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Old 03-09-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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A 94-04 Mustang.

God those things are ugly.

Also... an Aztek or a Juke.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Typically any small convertible. Add extra shame points if the top were down and super extreme humiliation if it is some loud neon color:
So basically, you'd be embarased in either my old Fiat or my curent MGB project...





(it's more complete than that now, that was teh day i rollied it out of the garage after painting it)

How about the bright lamborghini pearl yellow/orange Comet convertible project I'm working on:



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