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Old 10-04-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Was I out of line?

So I stop at a gas station to fill up the SS. There is a guy on the other side of the pumps. He looks over and says "don't you think it is a little irresponsible in todays economy to buy a car like that? Doesn't it get like 8 MPG?" I couldn't believe that he said that then I look over and see what he is driving......A FREAKING TOYOTA!!!!!!!!!

So I say....
First of all I have 426HP and get 24 MPG...Second...IT IS A CAMARO....And third.....This is where I let him have it........... Where do you get #$%^% off saying anything about my AMERICAN car when you are driving a %$&*&$ TOYOTA???? I think anyone that drives foreign in this state should be *^^%^ slapped and be standing in the unemployment line. It is because of idiots like you that this state is in the shape it is in. (Sorry I am in Michigan so I see the effects of the big 3 firsthand) He then tries to say the usual respone of "yea but it is built in....." I stop him again and tell him "I don't care where it is assembled the profits go overseas." He then jumps in his FOREIGN TRASH with his fartcan exhaust and leaves.

I was HOT....Was I out of line? And before anyone asks I am not an employee of the big 3 I am actualy a police officer so I have no actual ties to the big three at all. This is just the way I feel.....Am I just one of the few left that feels this way????
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:25 PM   #2
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Newp, I think you are in good company here. Drive what you like while you still can!
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:26 PM   #3
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So I stop at a gas station to fill up the SS. There is a guy on the other side of the pumps. He looks over and says "don't you think it is a little irresponsible in todays economy to buy a car like that? Doesn't it get like 8 MPG?" I couldn't believe that he said that then I look over and see what he is driving......A FREAKING TOYOTA!!!!!!!!!

So I say....
First of all I have 426HP and get 24 MPG...Second...IT IS A CAMARO....And third.....This is where I let him have it........... Where do you get #$%^% off saying anything about my AMERICAN car when you are driving a %$&*&$ TOYOTA???? I think anyone that drives foreign in this state should be *^^%^ slapped and be standing in the unemployment line. It is because of idiots like you that this state is in the shape it is in. (Sorry I am in Michigan so I see the effects of the big 3 firsthand) He then tries to say the usual respone of "yea but it is built in....." I stop him again and tell him "I don't care where it is assembled the profits go overseas." He then jumps in his FOREIGN TRASH with his fartcan exhaust and leaves.

I was HOT....Was I out of line? And before anyone asks I am not an employee of the big 3 I am actualy a police officer so I have no actual ties to the big three at all. This is just the way I feel.....Am I just one of the few left that feels this way????
Might have been a bit harsh , but I am with you on the buy American for sure
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:27 PM   #4
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Well said

You spoke your mind! Let him think next time before saying something stupid!
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:27 PM   #5
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AMEN BROTHER!!! Would have done the same!
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:28 PM   #6
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Thanks for giving this jerk what he deserved,I've opened up my mouth too.. I gave it back to Honda van driver last month and have felt really good ever since!!!
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:29 PM   #7
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He was out of line. What business is it of his what you drive? #$%^ him and his Holier-than-Thou attitude.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:29 PM   #8
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AMEN BROTHER!!! Would have done the same!
Totally agree. You actually were helping the economy by purchasing your new Camaro.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:32 PM   #9
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Good job! when someone starts talking about 8mpg they betray themselves as a moron.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:32 PM   #10
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You go with your bad self. You were most def NOT out of line, and I applaud you for the way you handled it. lol
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:33 PM   #11
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I too am a police officer and people still continue to amaze me!! Shut up and put gas in your piece of s%$t. To me, I think he was jealous and just had to say something. Again, just my opinion!!
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Reminds me of an encounter this summer... Owner of MRT need to take some of his Ford vehicles to the Ford display in the MIDDLE of MUSTANG ALLEY for the Woodward Dream Cruise... some one came up with the bright idea that we should use my Camaro to shuttle the drivers back to the shop...

Well... needless to say I'm driving down Mustang Alley... lots of "your on the wrong street", etc. Get to the gate and the guy manning the gates says, "you know you have the wrong brand" I just said, "It's American" He nodded and smiled at me and said, "That's all you need to say! Go on in."
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:34 PM   #13
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So I stop at a gas station to fill up the SS. There is a guy on the other side of the pumps. He looks over and says "don't you think it is a little irresponsible in todays economy to buy a car like that? Doesn't it get like 8 MPG?" I couldn't believe that he said that then I look over and see what he is driving......A FREAKING TOYOTA!!!!!!!!!

So I say....
First of all I have 426HP and get 24 MPG...Second...IT IS A CAMARO....And third.....This is where I let him have it........... Where do you get #$%^% off saying anything about my AMERICAN car when you are driving a %$&*&$ TOYOTA???? I think anyone that drives foreign in this state should be *^^%^ slapped and be standing in the unemployment line. It is because of idiots like you that this state is in the shape it is in. (Sorry I am in Michigan so I see the effects of the big 3 firsthand) He then tries to say the usual respone of "yea but it is built in....." I stop him again and tell him "I don't care where it is assembled the profits go overseas." He then jumps in his FOREIGN TRASH with his fartcan exhaust and leaves.

I was HOT....Was I out of line? And before anyone asks I am not an employee of the big 3 I am actualy a police officer so I have no actual ties to the big three at all. This is just the way I feel.....Am I just one of the few left that feels this way????
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:35 PM   #14
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Hey, he's the one who randomly started in on you, assumed inaccuracies about your car, and was generally being an ass. While I probably wouldn't have been that harsh, he's the one in the wrong.

..and secretly wishing he drove a Camaro. Just sayin'.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:36 PM   #15
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You go with your bad self. You were most def NOT out of line, and I applaud you for the way you handled it. lol
Just don't see the need for hostility on either of their parts or anyones for that matter , we need to try a little kindness whenever possible , we all live in this world together , do we not
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:38 PM   #16
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I would have said the same thing without the expletives. You were completely right to point out that the profits go to Japan. I would have pointed out to him that having a car that is fun to drive and a car that is environmentally responsible is not a mutually exclusive issue. The idiot driving his Toyota probably operates under the assumption that a fast car and a clean car are 2 different things. Also, it is not irresponsible to buy a nice car. People who are doing well enough to afford it should be allowed to have it, regardless of what it is.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:41 PM   #17
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He was out of line. What business is it of his what you drive? #$%^ him and his Holier-than-Thou attitude.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:49 PM   #18
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well everybody has there own opinion. sorry but if america would make a car that can last long then there would be more on the streets.

have a few friends and my self have had nothing but problems with american. they were also new cars and still had problems, i jumped into a toyota and nothing.

other than that some people need to put in there place, lile alot of these young honda owners. many people think that a v8 is a gas hog cause of the past v8s. also i would take a 300hp toyota up against a 400hp american cause of weight diff.

ok not trying to hate the camaro is kick ass
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:51 PM   #19
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I would have asked him "have you ever had a 12" ****** wrapped around your head before"?

He would have said "no"!

I then would have started shouting as I point at him "hey look, it's the world's first a**hole Baby"!!!

But that's just me.
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he was lucky he said that to you and not me.........he probably would have left crying to the chevy/ford dealer to trade his car in. (im not implying physical violence)

on top of all things he drove a fart-canned toyota? hmmmmm.....
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I see no problem with what you did at all. He initiated..you put him in his place. I cant stand it when folk get in others business
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well everybody has there own opinion. sorry but if america would make a car that can last long then there would be more on the streets.

have a few friends and my self have had nothing but problems with american. they were also new cars and still had problems, i jumped into a toyota and nothing.

other than that some people need to put in there place, lile alot of these young honda owners. many people think that a v8 is a gas hog cause of the past v8s. also i would take a 300hp toyota up against a 400hp american cause of weight diff.

ok not trying to hate the camaro is kick ass
I wonder why it is that there are so many old Cavaliers, DeVilles, Silverados, Blazers, and other GMs on the road. If you go outside and count all the cars. Half of them are built in the US. Among only three manufacturers, that isn't bad.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:05 PM   #23
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Sounds like nothing but jealously, plain and simple.

I had someone talk smack to me cause I will have two vehicles when the camaro gets here, calling me selfish... Just another example of jealously. If you have the means to own what you want, then F the people who covet your posessions. For a lot of us our vehicles are part of ourselves, for me anyway. It's a defining expression of our own personality, if people want to drive a cookiecutter rice burner that's their business, but it doesn't give them the right to yell down from an imaginary high horse.

I think you were totally in line. I think it would have been awesome if you had stopped pumping and left before him doing a nice big american burnout in your nice big american sports car with it's 24mpg v8 right up in his toyota lovin face.
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So I stop at a gas station to fill up the SS. There is a guy on the other side of the pumps. He looks over and says "don't you think it is a little irresponsible in todays economy to buy a car like that? Doesn't it get like 8 MPG?" I couldn't believe that he said that then I look over and see what he is driving......A FREAKING TOYOTA!!!!!!!!!

So I say....
First of all I have 426HP and get 24 MPG...Second...IT IS A CAMARO....And third.....This is where I let him have it........... Where do you get #$%^% off saying anything about my AMERICAN car when you are driving a %$&*&$ TOYOTA???? I think anyone that drives foreign in this state should be *^^%^ slapped and be standing in the unemployment line. It is because of idiots like you that this state is in the shape it is in. (Sorry I am in Michigan so I see the effects of the big 3 firsthand) He then tries to say the usual respone of "yea but it is built in....." I stop him again and tell him "I don't care where it is assembled the profits go overseas." He then jumps in his FOREIGN TRASH with his fartcan exhaust and leaves.

I was HOT....Was I out of line? And before anyone asks I am not an employee of the big 3 I am actualy a police officer so I have no actual ties to the big three at all. This is just the way I feel.....Am I just one of the few left that feels this way????
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Hey shevyman.....I too have had problems...I even lemon lawed a GMC Z71 that I purchased in the past, but I don't think anyone can say they have had no problems at all with a car. My parents went out and bought a Nissan. Guess what....just lemon lawed that pile of garbage.
I have had several cars with well over 200,000 miles on them with no big issues (all American of course)& I have been driving Crown Vics and Chevys for 21 years now and they hold up to constant police abuse pretty darn well. You can't honestly say that any Toyota,Honda or otherwise would handle the abuse of police work like American steel. I guess I am just old school and believe in doing my part by purchasing American. But then again I do live in the Motor City!!!!!!!!!!
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