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Old 04-12-2009, 09:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A couple friends saw my scangauge and they are like what's it do?

me: "it gives instantanious mpg".

they: "oh you mean like on new cars?"

me: "yea, except it's not a new car that's why it's on here."

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Old 04-13-2009, 11:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I got "is it electric?" again today.

"No, actually it isn't, but that blue car is."

But they aren't interested in the blue car. People just seem to like solar panels. (I'm convinced if you put a solar panel in the windshield of a Hummer people will ask if it's electric.)
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:56 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yesterday in Ottawa, a young couple (early 20's) in a Ford Focus sedan kept speeding up & slowing down to look at the car. The woman yelled something across to me (at me?) while we were driving, but I couldn't make it out over the wind & traffic noise.

I'm guessing she thought it was funny judging by their expressions.

Twice they sped away to the next red light, only to have me roll up alongside them again as the light changed back to green.

Today someone said: "Looks like one of those French cars... is that a Peugeot?"
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yesterday in Ottawa, a young couple (early 20's) in a Ford Focus sedan kept speeding up & slowing down to look at the car. The woman yelled something across to me (at me?) while we were driving, but I couldn't make it out over the wind & traffic noise.

I'm guessing she thought it was funny judging by their expressions.

Twice they sped away to the next red light, only to have me roll up alongside them again as the light changed back to green.

Today someone said: "Looks like one of those French cars... is that a Peugeot?"
I've always failed to understand how one can misidentify a car, when the model is _written_ on the side and/or back of it? Your car says "Pontiac Firefly" on the back, right? How do people get "Peugeot" from "Pontiac?"

I've had 4 different people ask me if my Mercedes is a Porsche. What gave it away, the 3-pointed star?
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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To be fair, the Peugeot guy only saw it from the side. And the Pontiac logos on the wheel covers are hidden by the wheel skirts.

I think it's easy to forget how little the average person cares/thinks/knows about cars.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I think it's easy to forget how little the average person cares/thinks/knows about cars.
Are non-car fans incapable of reading, too? jeez...

I remember when I was like 7 years old, I just burst out laughing when I recognized Mustang wheels on a Ford Ranger. I had read the brochures for both vehicles (my parents brought me to local dealers, where I walked off with a copy of every brochure). So, I recognized that the Ranger driver probably thought he had a fast car, since he had Mustang wheels, but he's actually a complete tool.

If a 7 year old can recognize poor taste in car modifications, an adult should be able to read "Pontiac Firefly." I'm wierd, though.
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This weekend I was in Big Rapids (college town) and there was this bunch of guys in an Explorer that went by me in the left lane. One of them leaned out the window and hollered something, not sure what since my window was closed.

About car names, there was time at work when someone sent around an email saying "there's a white Plymouth wagon outside with its lights on". It was my white 90 PONTIAC wagon that had written Pontiac logos front and back. I remembered turning off my lights, but turned out my headlight relay had stuck on so I had to pull the fuse.
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This weekend I was in Big Rapids (college town) and there was this bunch of guys in an Explorer that went by me in the left lane. One of them leaned out the window and hollered something, not sure what since my window was closed.
People yelling out windows always make me laugh. A few weeks ago, we had "Unofficial St. Patrick's day" weekend here at University of Illinois. So, instead of half the campus being drunk every night (as per usual), 90% of campus was drunk for four days straight.

As I was pulling out of a one-way alley, a last-gen Altima packed with at least 8 frat guys tried to turn into the alley, going the wrong way. It was nice out, so I had my windwos down and so did they. In unison, they all yelled "ASSHOLE" and honked the horn at me and gave the finger. Seems a little hypocritical, right? lol...
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(Although I didn't have the kayak in the back at the time...)

Stopped in a construction zone yesterday, a few worker guys are having a chuckle at the Metro. One yells over:

"That cardboard increases your fuel mileage?"

Me: "Yup! Want some for your truck?"

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