None of them.
Whether you like to admit it or not, it happens to even the most open minded of us. What cars and/or brands do you just not like anymore or just don't want to hear anything about or just lose interest in as soon as they are brought up?
For me, and I'm sure many others will post the same thing it's VW and Audi. Why? This site. Over the years there has just been too many vw/audi fanboys that have squeezed out any excitement/interest I once had for these 2 really awesome companies. Now - that's not to say I hate VW and Audi, but I just can't get excited over them anymore. Please don't bring up the classic "but you're on a VDUBYA FORUM LOL IT SEZ VWWWWWWWW-VORTEX IDIOT LOLOL"...it's been explained time and time again.
The interest however is slowly...very slowly creeping back up but almost to the point of being negligable...it's a start though right?
Anyway, what about you?
I'll agree with the OP on VW. Owning a Rabbit GTI is what got me on these boards, but after years of going to shows (when MKIII's, IV's and V's were new) I just got completely turned off from the VW "scene" that was taking over. I have since sold all of my VW's (for other reasons.)
I still VW's, just as I have since I was 17 years old - longer ago than I would care to admit.
I don't however take part in vwvortex anymore other than to shop classifieds and get tech help or DIY information. I dropped off the site entirely this past January because I just couldn't take the "scene" anymore.
I didn't have a VW/Audi for some time either - bought a GMC Sierra P/U after a failed experiment with a Crown Vic PI for a few months. My wife drives a B6 Passat wagon, so there was that, but it was the first time in a long time that I didn't have a VAG car of my own.
I now have a 1990 GLI, and I am doing it my way, for my enjoyment and not fishing for opinions from anyone else. Funny, I never worried about those things before the interwebz...
I don't plan on going to any VW specific shows, or get togethers. I realized that the last time I really enjoyed owning a VW, was before I started getting involved in the "scene".
The funny thing is that I have met a lot of guys recently while looking for parts who feel the same as me...so maybe someday I will try to get a more mature group of people together to enjoy the hobby with me. In the meantime I am just as happy to wrench in my own driveway by myself and take some fun drives on the weekend.
I never would have thought I would just stop posting and participating in vortex. I was an active poster since 2000 when I got my GTI 1.8T and discovered the site.
I think giving up Facebook a couple of years ago helped me see the light. I enjoy the time I have back with my wife and family - and not worrying about what other people think again.
Anyway - as was said - I will never stop loving the brand, but many of the people and attitudes/trends I can do without.
OP - I can't believe you hate VW...
I kinda got sick of the Buick humping going on the last year or so. The brand does nothing for me.
And the nonstop Hyundai/Kia threads, making them out to be God's gift. I test-drove them. They're not that special.
I'm just quietly waiting in the background for Honda to get their isht back together...
There are no old Porsches - just new owners.
Basically sick of all the European brands that I used to drool over. There are too many snooty euro-snobs and douchebags driving these around now for me to feel the same way about them.
Terrible that I look at an M3 on the road now and pull up expecting to see gelled, spiky hair with aviator glasses and a fake tan, but dang it I am right 99% of the time.
Also, even, among car enthusiasts, in my opinion these cars have godlike status and I dont really think they deserve it. I have driven an older M3 and a 2010 C63 and .. dont get me wrong... they are absolutely great cars, but they aren't Zondas or anything. They are moderately expensive, fairly quick, heavy european coupes with average build quality. Relax...
New BMW's, Audi's, Z/ G35/ G37. Anything JDM really. Honda, Scion, Toyota cars (Toyota Trucks are awesome and have an excellent community).
I ignore the VW crowd, because honestly what you see on the forums is not the vast majority. The southeast "scene" is still good. The northeast VW "scene" is awful.
Last edited by Aonarch; 08-07-2012 at 01:26 PM.
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