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Old 08-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #26
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Most people drive toyota sedans, what can they really say?

Average guy - That's not a SS?
Me - Oh where's your?
Average guy - That's my Corolla over there.
Me - Nice.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #27
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i always hear why did u buy the v6, haha its a v6, why didnt u buy a corvette, couldnt afford the corvette i see, you knw that the mustang is faster right, its nice but the challenger is nicer, but thats about it as far as negative comments.
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:40 PM   #28
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i always hear why did u buy the v6, haha its a v6, why didnt u buy a corvette, couldnt afford the corvette i see, you knw that the mustang is faster right, its nice but the challenger is nicer, but thats about it as far as negative comments.
I say it's enough for you to want to break some knee's every now and then! haha! I got the "your car is nice" I said "thanks" he says "but it would be nicer if it was a red challenger" hahahaha!
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:48 PM   #29
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Had a guy at a gas station in east bay tell me that "you have a nice car....my trans am would have dusted it though!"
While he filled up his Saturn Vue..
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:55 PM   #30
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I would first like to address that I did a quick search before posting and I didn't see any back-handed compliment threads. I figured I would start one. Every week at local car shows I run into somebody or hear someone making a back-handed compliment.

One time I am wiping the bugs off the front of my car when a fella walks up to me and says "hey buddy how come you didn't get an old Camaro" I say "because I wanted this Camaro" to which he replies "everybody has one of these Camaro. I must have seen 5 Camaro's that look exactly like yours on the way here today".

Another time I see a kid across a show field point to my car and sprint a good 50 yards across the field with his friends. He comes right up to the front of the car, looks at his friends with disappointment on his face and says "sorry guys...... it's only an SS, my bad."

Had a Corvette elitest come over and ask me about my car. he goes "hey have you ever drove your car back and forth to work". I respond "yeah I drive it whenever I can" he lowers his head into one of this hands wipes his face and says "thats just a god damn shame son.... a god damn shame"

all in all I get this garbage all the time and I was wondering what kind of back-handed compliments any of you guys have heard about your car.
You've met your fair share of assholes apparently
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:56 PM   #31
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Had a guy at a gas station in east bay tell me that "you have a nice car....my trans am would have dusted it though!"
While he filled up his Saturn Vue..
Did you laugh in his face?
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:06 PM   #32
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Did you laugh in his face?
lol I would've!
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:14 PM   #33
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I had a guy say it was nice but his 2000 something eclipse could take me. I said well you better have something under the hood and he kind of grinned. So for like the next two weeks i kept asking him to come to the track and have some fun and he was talking all kinds of crap but never came out. So finally one night he said you wanna see under the hood? We both went outside and he did his big reveal... I said "You got nothing?" and he was just grinning having fooled me for the past two weeks. Not mean just funny lol
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:19 PM   #34
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:21 PM   #35
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I've got a buddy from college that has a 2011 Mustang GT. He constantly tells me GM forgot to paint the hood on my 1LE, usually coupled with the standard bankruptcy comments It was stupid the first time he said it, utterly annoying the next 362. My usual comeback is either: Ford forgot to give you a rear suspension, or Ford forgot to give your car brakes.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:28 PM   #36
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You see I like the playful, funny, gm this, chevy that jokes. But the ignorant crap iritates me
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:42 PM   #37
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I say it's enough for you to want to break some knee's every now and then! haha! I got the "your car is nice" I said "thanks" he says "but it would be nicer if it was a red challenger" hahahaha!
yeah i mean its just annoying, people should just respect each others cars and not go out of there way to say something negative
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:47 PM   #38
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part of me just wants to start dissing on you! hahaha no but thats good for you man. I think the general area i live in is just full of a bunch of haters!
My back window lol
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:54 PM   #39
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I have a 6 and never ever get this crap. Then again i usually beat them to it and say i wish i would have bought the ss instead. ( well, its true).
I just find it hard to believe that one peron can come across all that negitivity!
Maybe its time to move!
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:02 PM   #40
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wouldn't expect anything else , most people who live in pa. are sqeeler fans. let the hatin begin GO BROWNS
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:26 PM   #41
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Did you laugh in his face?
I just ignored him honestly. I hate going to gas stations cause people always feel the need to talk about your car or some car they had "before you were even born!" And I'm like ...
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:33 PM   #42
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i honestly never understood why people go out there way and say ''oh it's a v6'' just unreal. when I see a v6 i just say cool and move on. I can't imagine going out my way and trash talking someones ride in front of them.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:39 PM   #43
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Honestly have only had positive remarks, except this one time filling up at the pump. This old cranky guy driving a rusted out Ford f somethin or other asks me if I got the super charger, I said I got the v6 ,it was fast enough for me. He said " Ya, fast nuff to gitcha dead " Whatever lol
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:41 PM   #44
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i honestly never understood why people go out there way and say ''oh it's a v6'' just unreal. when I see a v6 i just say cool and move on. I can't imagine going out my way and trash talking someones ride in front of them.
I personally don't care if someone gets a V6 or a V8, as long as they are happy with their car. Ironically enough I got the opposite. When I was talking to a couple coworkers about the Camaro I ordered one responded "You got the V8? Why didn't you get the V6?"
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:50 PM   #45
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Nothing negative for quite a while, but when I first bought it mostly, "it's only a 6" and crap about the bailout.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #46
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One guy said you should have got the"big block" what ever that is?

Another its too quiet(I already have a loud car my 99 TA)

You should have got a Challenger they are nicer.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:10 PM   #47
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I had a two drunk dudes walk up to my SS at a show-n-shine (both holding beers) and the first guy looked into my engine compartment with a dazed look on his face. He slowly glances over at his buddy and says “will you look at that there 350, man they sure look different now-a-days”. His buddy just nodded and they staggered on…
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:14 PM   #48
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OP, those don't really seem like back handed compliments to me, they just sound like insults...

Sometimes I'll get the occasional riff on my car, but very rarely if ever have I had a complete stranger come up to me and say something mean about my car. Just seems like a completely rude thing to go up to someone you don't know and talk down about their car. The only strangers who come up to me compliment and tell me how much they love the color (Aqua Blue Metallic, by far the biggest amount of compliments I get are about the color).

As a 2LT automatic owner, of course I will sometimes get "shoulda got a v8". Or "why don't you trade it in for a manual" or "your car is awesome... except its an auto". But really thats it.

Honestly the only people who have ever said anything remotely negative are people who don't have as nice a car. One of my buddys friends who drives a 2012 Shelby GT500 would not stop going on about how great he thought my car looked especially with the color. It seems like those with nicer cars than me have more respect for my car than those than don't. Its usually people driving hondas and whatnot that give the snarky comments. Now most of the time people with crappier cars will compliment, but if there is a negative comment, it's from a guy in a 1995 civic or something like that.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:14 PM   #49
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I got a lot of "You should have gotten the v8 - I would have gotten the v8" crap. And jealous friends with fat wives (and crappy lives) that drive mini vans of course accused me of going through a midlife crisis. Oh, and as expected, told me that Mustangs are far superior. Wait, there's also the comment that only scumbags drive Camaros.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:20 PM   #50
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I get "you bought a v6!?" All the time and my response always is just "yup" and when they try to make a comment about my manhood or the crime I've committed I always have two responses depending on some factors but usually the first is "college chicks have no clue what a v6 or v8 are", or I go with the "it's ok when you decide to buy a car ill make sure I go with you so I approve of your decision"
I usually get the same. My response however is usually "I'm sorry, where is your 5th gen Camaro again?" And actually I have never had to use another one. Although I have a few others if need be .
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