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      08-07-2012 04:29 PM #71
      Everyone saying "none" are lying. Everyone has opinions that have been influenced by things people do. For instance, EVERYONE will think about getting a mid 90s model Civic, Accord, integra, etc., because of the theft issues.

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      08-07-2012 04:30 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      Nope. I don't think anybody thus far has been a racist.
      BAHAHAHAHA

    3. 08-07-2012 04:32 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post

      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.
      I guess Florida counts as Southeast scene, but it is still not too bad, sure there are the stanced/bagged cars, but the local group is mature and helpful with weekend tech days, etc, its been that way for the last 10 years I've been around the local vw scene. But the group is so small that everyone knows each other

      Now the Honda scene in Florida...ugh, I'll drive my honda, but the risk of theft just turns me off.

      I do like the local autox groups in the area regardless of affiliation/make, they have great events and welcome all makes.
      Last edited by Aw614; 08-07-2012 at 04:34 PM.

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      08-07-2012 04:35 PM #74
      For me it's the Bugatti Veyron. I would totally own one, but the car is just ruined by the fact that Simon Cowell owns one.



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      08-07-2012 04:49 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by TetsuoShima View Post
      Here we have the typical VW fanboy in his natural habitat.


      the fact you would even associate someone elses thoughts/opinions or the image they perceive with a car purchase YOU are making is a joke.

      notice how i didnt mention a single car company and yet you still tagged the "VW fanboy" title just further proving my previous point.

      admit you are scared to think for yourself and move on, im not going to go out of my way to not buy a car i like because some stranger misinterprets the image im suppose to give off..
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      No. Smell has a very strong connection in the brain with feelings... or if you're walking past A&F you might think of that chick you fingerblasted when you were 15.
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      08-07-2012 04:52 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by x_GTI_x View Post

      the fact you would even associate someone elses thoughts/opinions or the image they perceive with a car purchase YOU are making is a joke.

      notice how i didnt mention a single car company and yet you still tagged the "VW fanboy" title just further proving my previous point.

      admit you are scared to think for yourself and move on, im not going to go out of my way to not buy a car i like because some stranger misinterprets the image im suppose to give off..
      Quote Originally Posted by saron81 View Post
      You drive a MKIV don't you?


      Am I right?

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      08-07-2012 04:55 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by saron81 View Post
      Am I right?
      nope, been dailying the cabby for months now.

      GTI is going to be in the bodyshop for the better part of winter.

      thanks, play again.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      No. Smell has a very strong connection in the brain with feelings... or if you're walking past A&F you might think of that chick you fingerblasted when you were 15.
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      08-07-2012 04:59 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by Boogety Boogety View Post
      Most people spend money they don't have to buy things they don't need to impress people they don't like. Just be one of those who doesn't give a flying fvck what other people think, go out and buy what you want and serves you well, and be happier than most...
      I try to have an attitude similar to this, and usually have no problems, but lately I have a dilemma that I almost cannot overcome....

      I want to buy an HD Iron 883 and build a cafe-style bike out of it. Badly. I can't get the idea out of my head, and have already picked out half of the parts necessary to do it.

      But then I will have "a Harley." I do not wish to be grouped in with "Harley guys," and I do not wish to answer the question "why don't you get some LOUD PIPES for that thing?!?!?!?!" every single time I ride it in public.

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      08-07-2012 05:04 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by x_GTI_x View Post
      notice how i didnt mention a single car company and yet you still tagged the "VW fanboy" title just further proving my previous point.
      But we don't NEED to. All your other posts are enough indication of that.

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      08-07-2012 05:07 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      But we don't NEED to. All your other posts are enough indication of that.
      similar to you being a race car driver?

      kinda flattered you follow that closely... haters gon hate!
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      No. Smell has a very strong connection in the brain with feelings... or if you're walking past A&F you might think of that chick you fingerblasted when you were 15.
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      08-07-2012 05:10 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by x_GTI_x View Post
      similar to you being a race car driver?

      kinda flattered you follow that closely... haters gon hate!


      omg yo the ITR is best then ur stupid baggd 20 ae gti come at me bro on race track i acn beet u nd i bet i can even lap u
























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      08-07-2012 05:10 PM #82
      Mustangs...

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      Then I grew up and liked any clean example of any car.

      Hell, over the past month I've seen just a handful of cars pictured in this exact forum I would have never considered.

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      08-07-2012 05:11 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by seroki View Post
      I wonder if this fat cow realizes that her Prius has a larger carbon footprint than that Cummins Turbo Diesel...
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      I'm noticing more and more that Aonarch has some of the better comments.
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    14. 08-07-2012 05:18 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      Nope. I don't think anybody thus far has been a racist.
      Racist, really? Escalades have been ruined for me by bleach-blonde middle aged moms with fake tits, whose contractor husbands bought them a black Escalade. they then proceed to stare at their nails or talk on the phone while driving them.
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      08-07-2012 05:36 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by samc View Post
      Must be easy being a 19 year old living under the parent's roof.
      I dont even think i was living at my parents back then and no life hasnt been easy. Keep on assuming things guy.

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      08-07-2012 05:54 PM #86
      Its TCL at its best. Laughing at "fanbois" but still acting like them. TCL is gona be TCL
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      08-07-2012 05:59 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by MikeSAABt View Post


      Can't do it. Car's are just so obvious and freaking everywhere. I swear they are clear-coating monster energy stickers onto the car from the factory.
      Thing is is for sale by me. What are people thinking?


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      08-07-2012 06:00 PM #88
      I used to really love RWB Porsches... up until Stanceworks/Hellaflush discovered them and started to use them as advertisement.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      I think that it is raw enough that at 50% of potential, it would be terrifying enough to be fun. One of those 'you never see the tree that is going to kill you because you are sliding into it backwards' kind of cars.

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      08-07-2012 06:01 PM #89
      When I think of buying an already-done hybrid Civic hatch, I stop to consider what the cops in Fairfax County will think.

      When I think of buying another ITR, I stop to consider what thieves will think.

      When I think of buying a BMW or a Porsche, I stop to consider what my parents and my in-laws will think.

      I don't want to give the impression that I'm a street racer, an easy mark, or living beyond my means. I'll stick w/what I've got

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      08-07-2012 06:03 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by x_GTI_x View Post
      nope, been dailying the cabby for months now.

      GTI is going to be in the bodyshop for the better part of winter.

      thanks, play again.
      Um. So you were driving a MK4 until a few months ago, still own it, and have intentions of driving it again.

      Tell us again how you don't drive a MK4.

      On topic: I personally hate the VW "scene" and have not been interested in attending most of the shows or other events with the exception of a couple. Mainly because I don't like most of the owners. I only own VW's because I am comfortable fixing them when something breaks. And if it's something that I don't know how to fix, there is always one good person in a sea of asshats on these forums that can offer some good advice other than "lower it" or "not enough camber."

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      08-07-2012 06:03 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by JRH2009 View Post
      G35/350z, any scion vehicle, diesel pickups, mustangs, ten year old Mercedes that occupy bhph lots, vintage muscle cars, I'm sure there's more, but the overwhelming majority of the owners ruin them for me.

      The only one that really bugs me is this.



      I've wanted a nice 3rd Gen T/A since I was a kid, but the average owner carries a switchblade in his sock, lives in a financed trailer, and has the I.Q. of a turnip. But one day I'll own one anyway.

      Come to think of it, I own and e36 M3 and a vintage Dodge Charger, and the average owner/enthusiast stereotype of either isn't too great either, crap.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MCTB View Post
      I think that it is raw enough that at 50% of potential, it would be terrifying enough to be fun. One of those 'you never see the tree that is going to kill you because you are sliding into it backwards' kind of cars.

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      08-07-2012 06:08 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by nemo1ner View Post
      Um. So you were driving a MK4 until a few months ago, still own it, and have intentions of driving it again.

      Tell us again how you don't drive a MK4.
      Nailed it!

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      08-07-2012 06:11 PM #93
      i still love my A3 but i can't stand the forums that exist for it.

      90% of the threads are "how doez i black out teh grillz", "painted my wheelz yo", "do i need BOV?" etc, so i stay away.

      audizine.com is super childish now, the A3 forum on vortex is too slow, and the rest plain suck. hardly any tech knowledge, and hardly any people with intelligence left around the A3 nowadays.

      i like my car, just not the retards that surround it. whatever.




      however, i LOVE the BMW 2002 scene completely. bmw2002faq.com has lots of great people, tons of support, and many helpful tips. the community there is great. lots of knowledge, tech support, cheap part selling/swaps, etc. you really couldn't ask for more.

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      08-07-2012 06:13 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      Thing is is for sale by me. What are people thinking?

      I'm thinking he doesn't have a TEIN suspension, doesn't have anything from HKS, isn't on Falken tires, doesn't have a Tanabe exhaust, doesn't compete in WRC, and doesn't have PIAA lamps but instead some eBay 20k HIDs in stock housings that'll put the sun to shame.

      Quote Originally Posted by RacerrRex View Post
      I used to really love RWB Porsches... up until Stanceworks/Hellaflush discovered them and started to use them as advertisement.
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      08-07-2012 06:14 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by scoTT la rock View Post
      i still love my A3 but i can't stand the forums that exist for it.

      90% of the threads are "how doez i black out teh grillz", "painted my wheelz yo", "do i need BOV?" etc, so i stay away.

      audizine.com is super childish now, the A3 forum on vortex is too slow, and the rest plain suck. hardly any tech knowledge, and hardly any people with intelligence left around the A3 nowadays.[/IMG]
      I wonder if this is where all the Honda people went.

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      08-07-2012 06:19 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      I wonder if this is where all the Honda people went.
      No. Just all the MK4 kids that actually moved out of their parents' house and have real jobs.
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      nissan drift kings enough said

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      08-07-2012 06:48 PM #98
      newer Dodge Rams. My dads friend owned one and thought it was heaven sent cause of his Hemi motor, that and 80% of the time Im getting tailgated it ends up with some d*ck in a Ram passing me like I was standing still. Cant stand them or even the sight of them.

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      08-07-2012 06:49 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by nemo1ner View Post
      No. Just all the MK4 kids that actually moved out of their parents' house and have real jobs.

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      08-07-2012 06:53 PM #100
      Easily the Chrysler 300 for me.

      Every brand has it's douche-bag following, and every type of car could potentially be owned by a douche.. Or a decent level-headed auto enthusiast.

      But the only car to date that has unanimously been accompanied by douche-bags in my experience... Has been the Chrysler 300.

      The other easy targets, are some of the extremists of every brand/type... But there are always the exceptions of cool guys that run the same cars.. Sort of keeping the balance..

      But I have yet to ever cross path's with a non douchey 300 owner.
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      08-07-2012 07:08 PM #101
      I don't know so much that it's the people (as much I'd like to blame it on a lot of the young crowd) but cars in general are just boring to me now. I'm 36 and am wondering how I got so bored and am not nearly impressed by a BMW "M" series anymore. Or an Audi "S" series. They're too common now. You can buy an ordinary 3 series and get the "M package" to be faux. Boring.

      The proliferation of attractive leases for premium vehicles like the A4, 3 series, G37, etc just turned them into ordinary cars. Just about anybody with a decent credit score can go lease a new one of said vehicles or you can buy an off lease for not a bad price and think your king of the hill in your base model BMW.

      Thinking of buying a used or "classic" like a 1988 Jettta Carat or 1991 Honda Prelude Si 4WS? Don't bother because unless you are willing to ship them in from out of state, they are all: a) rotted with Northeast rust b) chopped up and glued back together by some dopey shade tree mechanic 17year old who blew his birthday money on ridiculous parts or c) most of those cars are living life as a Kenmore stainless steel fridge.

      What do I miss? A mint condition 1991 Audi 200 20v quattro, manual, with color keyed wheels, Hella rounds mounted between the headlights, a set of cheap skis in the cheap ski rack and a driving blizzard.

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      08-07-2012 07:23 PM #102
      None, really. I have plenty of good reasons not to buy most of the cars I dislike. I don't need bad ones.
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    33. 08-07-2012 07:54 PM #103
      Eh, I don't see why one should let others have such an effect on oneself where it changes your opinion on things.

      Even if TCL were full of TornadoGT1's, it shouldn't affect how one feels about Audi/VW and most fanboys are anywhere close as bad as TornadoGT1.

      I have a long relationship w/ BMWs, but still, it has been BMW drivers who have cut me off a no. of times (while driving rentals).

      That's not what's been souring me on BMWs; it's the design language w/ those goofy/droopy front ends.
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      08-07-2012 08:53 PM #104


      In my area these are either driven by:

      1. 17 year old males who use the term 'fresh' and 'chill' in every sentence. ****ty sub woofers galore. cheap pep boy chrome rims and a fart can

      2. average girls
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      I told him the car wasn't going to win any races, to which he responded was "chill".

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      08-07-2012 09:09 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Originally Posted by Boogety Boogety
      Most people spend money they don't have to buy things they don't need to impress people they don't like. Just be one of those who doesn't give a flying fvck what other people think, go out and buy what you want and serves you well, and be happier than most...
      Quote Originally Posted by GoRacers View Post
      I try to have an attitude similar to this, and usually have no problems, but lately I have a dilemma that I almost cannot overcome....

      I want to buy an HD Iron 883 and build a cafe-style bike out of it. Badly. I can't get the idea out of my head, and have already picked out half of the parts necessary to do it.

      But then I will have "a Harley." I do not wish to be grouped in with "Harley guys," and I do not wish to answer the question "why don't you get some LOUD PIPES for that thing?!?!?!?!" every single time I ride it in public.
      You are not your Rolex, or your Harley, or your Levis, or your Tuna Helper. You are a consumer who buys/builds/inherits or otherwise comes into ownership of various items, and if someone is stoopid enough to judge you or identify you by those items, then he or she is not worthy of your congress, and should be ignored. I don't know what "a Harley guy" is, as I've known, and befriended, many, many Harley riders over the years, ranging from $1000-an-hour attorneys to drifters with necklaces made of human teeth. I suspect most people are just "Joe" or "Eddie", not "Harley Joe" or "Harley Eddie."

      And I find in the very rare instances when people question my choices in anything I own (and why they would, I can't imagine), a silent glare usually diverts their attention, although "go fvck yourself" can work wonders, too.

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