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Old 02-22-2011, 11:44 AM   #26
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Well, it kind of is. Like your 16 again and trying to be as cool as you can. The reasons have changed a bit, but it's the same thing.

But I don't care. It's like I've said before:

A car is a boys first step toward manhood and a mans last hold on boyhood"

Uh........ mine can spend as much as me easily. Hers is on her training and competitions. Outfits, travel, trainer, etc.......... It ads up for sure.
I was gonna ask what she could buy that cost as much as your supercharger And your quote is accurate. I feel like a kid when I hit the gas on this thing.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:45 AM   #27
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:46 AM   #28
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Read my tag line...and my wife will never touch any of my cars unless I need to be driven to the hospital...and even then I may not let her near the keys. Worst. Driver. Ever.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:48 AM   #29
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Sorry to hear that man. I don't have a horror story. In fact 180 from it.

We were cruising downtown for lunch, it was really quiet (Camry hybrid runs like a ghost on electric) when all of a sudden she YELLS , "Camaro, Camaro, Camaro!".

I manage to get my wits about me in time to make the turn into the dealer and we go to check it out. She is out of the car before I even get completely stopped and in the shiny new red 2LT before I can even got out of our car.

I walk up all calm and collected and ask nonchalantly, "So, what do you think?".

Her reply?

"WE GOTTA GET ONE OF THESE!!"

Been like that ever since, even with my mod-itis....

But then again she has been with me for over 30 years and is used to my "issues"....
Though mine isn't as excited about the car, she understands my obsesion. Or at least tries to. We've been together for 20 years.

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I was gonna ask what she could buy that cost as much as your supercharger And your quote is accurate. I feel like a kid when I hit the gas on this thing.
Hell ya.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:49 AM   #30
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It is a difficult balance to strike...loving a G5 camaro and a woman at the same time. It's hard to explain why you won't regularily drop $500 on pieces of jewelry, purses, whatever for her but won't hesitate to buy parts for the camaro that cost 3x that much every chance you get. I understand their prespective on it so I try to do something for her from time to time...probably not enough, but hey, I'm saving up right now for a stroker build!! baahahahahaha!
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:51 AM   #31
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My Girl-Friends think its silly as all hell I refer to the car as she/her whenever I talk about her. LOL.......but they love riding in it, so they STFU.....hahahaha.

I have been travelling a little more this year, which they are glad I am as opposed to sinking money in the car, but there isn't really much else I can do anymore, gonna get the suspension done this year and thats it.
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:52 AM   #32
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I have the perfect future wife lol.

Doesnt hurt that she got a great big shiney engagement ring two months before I ordered my car :-)
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:58 AM   #33
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if you have a wife that doesn't like cars you will hear this kind of stuff your whole life.every time i want to buy something for my car,her favorite response is "I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENIN!
if it was a girlfriend,i would tell her to get used to it.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:03 PM   #34
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My girlfriend complained about me spending too much time with my car and did the old "me or the car". Well, I still have the car! Leaves more money for mods!
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:04 PM   #35
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And THIS, my friends, is why Da Fbodfather LEASES instead..........



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..............I'm NOT referring to the car............



"Leasing is GOOD - renting is BAD......I don't rent --
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:04 PM   #36
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My girl friend doesn't care as long as she can buy expensive purses. By the way how many $1000 purses do you need?
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:06 PM   #37
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And THIS, my friends, is why Da Fbodfather LEASES instead..........



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Old 02-22-2011, 12:08 PM   #38
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Someone stole all my wife's credit cards, but I'm not going to report it -- the THIEF IS SPENDING LESS THAN SHE DID!
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:09 PM   #39
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HA....

Wife uses the Camaro as her daily driver.......

comments / response:

".....sure hope the weather is nice this weekend so you can clean the Camaro....."

and that ain't all bad......
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:09 PM   #40
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My girl friend doesn't care as long as she can buy expensive purses. By the way how many $1000 purses do you need?
I know a girl with a closet full of Vuitton purses and luggage. So I'd say at least 40 pieces, then you have to start buying the limited edition pieces for special occasions.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:09 PM   #41
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My girl friend doesn't care as long as she can buy expensive purses. By the way how many $1000 purses do you need?


NONE!! I spend that money on my Camaro or Harley, I wouldn't be caught dead with a purse that cost over $50.00!! But that's just me. Wait, my purse is 50.00 and the Smith and Wesson S&P 38/357 in it was 500.00!!
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:14 PM   #42
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..............I'm NOT referring to the car............



"Leasing is GOOD - renting is BAD......I don't rent --
If it Flys, floats or F.......lirts?
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:18 PM   #43
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:24 PM   #44
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You want my opinion? Here's what you tell your girlfiend! This was great advice on the Jeep forums, and you can modify this to fit your situation.

Shut the hell up. You’re not his wife. You’re not paying for the repairs. It’s absolutely none of your business what he does with his Jeep or his money. I know your type well… first it’s “Sell the Jeep because it’s costing too much money.” Then it’s “No, you can’t go spend the weekend with your buddies because I need you to take me shopping.” Then it’s “Oh gee, honey… I’m pregnant. Gosh, I have no idea how that happened.”

You’re a DreamKiller. You kill a guy’s dreams, take away his future, tie him down with a fat mortgage and too many babies, and turn him into just another miserable guy wondering, “How the hell did I get here?”

Do you really want to help him? Here’s what you do… go to your local library (it’s a big building with books inside) and check out a couple of books on rebuilding engines. Read them, over and over, until YOU understand what needs to be done. Then help him get that engine out and rebuild it. Tie your hair back in a ponytail, put on some old jeans and get your hands dirty. Hand him wrenches, hold the light, pull the wire connectors apart, help him get the hood off… help him with anything he needs. When he gets tired, run inside and make him a hot lunch or dinner. Fix him coffee, hot chocolate, whatever he wants. (But NO beer. Beer is for when the job is done.)

Then when the day is over and you’re both exhausted from working on the engine, push him into a hot shower and jump in with him. Scrub his back, wash his hair, rinse him off, and dry him with fluffy towels still hot from the dryer. Then push him into bed and screw his ears off. Then get up the next day and do it all over again.

Make him realize that rebuilding an engine is a slow and methodical process. Make him realize that every step should be regarded as surgery; every step must be perfect… perfect torque, perfect fit, perfectly clean. If you run into a step that you just can’t figure out, ask for help from someone who knows what he’s doing. Are you cute? Put on a low-cut top, show some cleavage and go (by yourself) to the local Jeep shop, and explain to the guys that you are helping your boyfriend to rebuild his engine and neither of you can figure out this one little step, and do they have any advice…

Think it won’t work? Think again. We guys love to help cute girls, even if they have a boyfriend. (Hey, maybe you’ve got a sister, or girlfriend…)

But absolutely DO NOT whine or complain. Do not say a single negative thing. Not a single “Oooooo, I broke a nail.” If you break a nail, or cut your finger, or bang a knuckle, you just shut up and DEAL WITH IT. You should be a hopelessly optomistic, never-say-die cheerleader, encouraging him every step of the way.

That’s my opinion.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:25 PM   #45
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Yea my wife give me crap all the time about the time and money I spend on the car but after I do something she always enjoys it and thinks it was the right thing to do.

We spoil each other. We both want each other to have the things we want so we never tell each other no we just say if it's what you want then get it but let it be your decision.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:32 PM   #46
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:36 PM   #47
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I didn't realize guys hated women so much. Maybe I'm in the wrong forum.

Yikes.
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I didn't realize guys hated women so much. Maybe I'm in the wrong forum.

Yikes.
Don't let this little sample, give you the wrong idea.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:43 PM   #49
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my wife loves the Camaros. Even helps me wrench on them...

You got the wrong girl dude. Lose that zero.
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I didn't realize guys hated women so much. Maybe I'm in the wrong forum.

Yikes.
I love women, don't get the wrong impression!
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