Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You might be at Fresh Market if...

The BMW 650i and 330Ci ragtops make your beater Zed Drei look distinctly downmarket, and the Bentley Continental GTC makes it look positively plebeian...


My wheels need a bath. Badly.

12 comments:

Keith said...

As an owner of a 2002 330 with some cosmetic issues I feel your pain.

TerriLiGunn said...

83 Ford futura, and she is pretty. Drinks like a sailor though.

Sigivald said...

Cars are for using, not brushing their soft pony manes and putting on display.

Keith said...

Nothing wrong with the car looking viol while you use it.

Anonymous said...

Seriously; you don't wash your car do you? You know it's eventually going to rain anyway, right? A few minutes in the rain and it's as clean as it ever needs to be. Now if you're selling it, that's another matter. -- Lyle

Devynsdad said...

Ten or so years ago I drove my shiny new Land Rover Discovery to a wedding in south Florida. I was styling pretty good until I crossed the bridge to the gated community where the church was. People in Ferraris and 911s were looking at me like I was the hired help or maybe someone's poor relation.

Come to think of it, I guess I was someone's poor relation.

RevolverRob said...

Sigivald, with all due respect, saying "Cars are for using", is like saying, "Guns are for using, not for looking pretty". You'd be correct on both counts, but the latter quotation means you own more Glocks than Colt Pythons with Royal Blue finishes.

Personally, I like Royal Blue...and my cars to look nice. .357 Magnum and 357 horsepower are equally effective.

-Rob

Once Free Man said...

My Jeep looks best freshly washed.....in a shower of flying mud.

Anonymous said...

I used to live in a neighbourhood like that. I had a clean and well maintained 15 y.o. Subaru.

Saturday night on the local main street was a plethora of cars whose rims were probably worth more than my car. The local nannies drove nicer cars than me.

The nice part was when you drive the worst car in the neighborhood everyone assumes you have no insurance, don't care and they stay well away from you.

benEzra said...

"Cars are for using, not brushing their soft pony manes and putting on display."

Ah, but the right kind of car isn't just a transportation appliance. I personally like a car that can dance.

But yeah, I had a similar (if lesser) experience than Tam's last week in the parking lot of my local Dunkin Donuts, located at the entrance to a high end housing development. I parked my '04 Acura TL (6MT!) in the parking lot, and when I returned, there was a gleaming Acura NSX, a Vette of some sort, and a brand new shiny-out-of-the-box Corvette ZR1 next to me. Yeah, I broke out my camera too.

Tam said...

Sigivald,

"Cars are for using, not brushing their soft pony manes and putting on display."

Clothes are for wearing, but you keep them clean because you don't want people to think you're a filthy hippie, right? ;)

Weer'd Beard said...

Guy in town has one (but hard top).

I complimented him on his car. He thanked me and said it rides like a dream.

I retorted: "Duhhhh!"

Yeah like you're going to buy a $190K car that rides like a shopping cart.

He was amused by my frankness. Nice guy too. I was amused he was buying pizza and wearing a ratty pair of shorts and a T-shirt. I think he's fixing up a local restaurant.