We are what we drive!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by meowbunny, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Excuse me. I don't mean to alarm you. But your car is talking. And I don't mean that husky voice on your GPS system. Instead, your car is saying a lot about your attitude and your personality. Yes, we are what we drive.

    So with tongue firmly in cheek, here are what some popular rides say about you:

    Mazda Miatas - are sort of cute, and women like them, doesn't mean the guy who drives one isn't manly. More likely, he's secure enough in his masculinity to enjoy his little convertible.

    Toyota Prius - We get it. You love the planet like a fat kid loves cake. Tell you what — I'll acknowledge your superior consciousness when you stop driving 52 in the fast lane.

    Hummer - Gotta hand it to you. You don't give a three-ton truck about what other people think. That's the attitude that tamed the Old West, that built the auto industry, that barged into Iraq to keep that oil...um, never mind.

    MINI Cooper (urban dweller) - You've got the haircut, the clothes, a taste for obscure bands and obscure coffee blends. What car could possibly make the cut in that hip dictatorship you call a neighborhood?

    MINI Cooper (suburban dweller) - "Oooh, honey, isn't that just the cutest thing?"

    Yugo - You have a sense of humor. And you're contemplating suicide.

    Chevy pickup - You hate soccer, unless your kids are playing. You still wonder what happened to Garth Brooks. You'll buy a Toyota pickup when there's a toboggan run in hell.

    Lexus - "I don't even like cars, but since this is shopping, I'm going to spend a lot of money."

    BMW - "My [insert noun] is better than yours."

    Rolls-Royce - "Please, tell me: What actually was so bad about colonialism?"

    Lamborghini - "This car is the most interesting thing about me."

    Porsche (as interpreted by Corvette owner) - "What a jerk. Probably a lawyer, trust-fund brat, never worked an honest day in his life. Bet he gets his nails manicured."

    Corvette (as interpreted by Porsche owner) - "What a jerk. Probably thinks NASCAR is real racing. He thinks 'dressing up' means a monogrammed bowling shirt."

    Corvette and Porsche (as interpreted by attractive woman) - "What a jerk. Probably takes Viagra. Twice divorced, mid-life crisis. Sad."
  2. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest


    I drive a Kia Optima; what does that say about me?

    Oh, wait. I know. Not the sharpest tool in the shed.
  3. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    I drive a minivan.

    It's paid for.

    That's all I got to say about that.
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Oh yeah? Well I drive a '99 Chevy Astro van with roughly 114,000 miles. I KNOW what it says about me:

    It has multiple dents, dings and scratches on the outside;

    enough stale french fries and crumbs between the seats and ground into the carpet to feed a small country;

    a kaleidoscope of coffee, vanilla shake, and orange soda stains dribbled down the sides of the cupholders;

    a bungee cord holding the glovebox closed since I discovered that duct tape stretches too much in the summer heat;

    a passenger side window that lost its control button somewhere down inside the door panel (thanks to husband getting frustrated one day and pounding on it with his index finger) and which will occasionally go back up when controlled from the driver's side;

    a driver's side sun visor that behaves more like a porch swing;

    a front passenger seat that no longer reclines (another feature courtesy of husband);

    a dome light you don't dare leave on for more than three minutes or the battery will go dead as a doorknob;

    and a sliding side door that requires the force of three children simultaneously jerking out and back (got that? OUT and BACK) in order to open it;

    closing it requires the well-placed right foot of an 11yo boy shoving with all his might.

    But hey, it runs and it's paid for, and I love listening to husband b!tch about how much he hates it, knowing that he has to put up with us having it for at least six more months because he blew our budget this year and we can't afford a new one right now. :devil:
  5. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    :rofl: :rofl:

    Um, I have a 2000 Saturn. Bought used, with cash, four years ago.

    I don't have car payments. Thanks to sister in law, I don't have car troubles. I don't pay alot in insurance. It's still attractive even at 8 yrs old.

    Guess that must mean I'm practical.

    I nearly choked on my pepsi over the BMW one. easy child's mother in law went out and bought one last year. Well, ok. Her PARENTS bought the car for her. Seems she was upset when she went back home for a family reunion and the rest of the family were driving BMW'S instead of Jeeps.

    So that one hit the nail on the head for her. :rofl: :rofl:
  6. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Mini van paid for... hey it seats 7 and fits the Dawg... it as like 20+ cup holders, I still haven't found them all...

    We do have a Chevy... Silverado... and my kids can't play soccer... we did consider a Toyota pickup... but got a better deal on the Chevy... we bought it from a friend here in town.
  7. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    I drive an F150 Truck, gas guzzler extrodinaire, with an extended cab, 6 inch lifters and tires the size of Rhode Island - got it later in life AFTER the kids were done with soccer and weekend games, so only thing I need to clean is dog hair and dog slobber.

    It has a a drop down TV with DVD player for kids to watch if I had any kids to put back there. Back seats the most uncomfortable seating going on the planet, and made for people that only have 6 inch legs.

    I have fallen I don't know how many times getting out of it, and have bruised knees slipping off the side runner when I am trying to get in it. I have arms now that sort of resemble Popeye's as their is a cover on the bed of the truck that weighs a LOT, and I get a healthy dose of exercise jumping trying to reach the darn cover to close it after grocery shopping.

    Its totally impractical at my age, but its the only thing SO at 6"3 can get in pretty easily. Its only saving grace is that it has a realllly good sound system.

  8. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :rofl: gvc mom, I can just see it in mind's eye :rofl:

    Marcie, I want to see you climb in and out of that trunk just once in my lifetime :wink:

  9. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    I drive a 12 y/o mini van (given to me by my dad after Mom passed away; he didn't need 2 cars).

    husband drives the same model minivan - a year newer. This had been the tweedle car & is a sight to behold; not in a good way. Look at the description given by gcvmom & you'll know.

    No car payments - low insurance; fairly economical to drive, even around town. I plan on making these cars last until they sputter to death.
  10. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Marcie, I'm with you. I drive a 2002 Expedition, a little the worse for wear, gas guzzler extraordinaire, and big, big, BIG.

    husband (6'2"), easy child 1 (5'9"), difficult child (6'5" and still growing...eeek!), and Little easy child (4'2", just turned 6...will likely be bigger than difficult child) all love it because it has lots of leg room and head room.

    To get in, I have to take a few steps back to get a good lift-off, hit the running board at a leap, and jump-and-turn to land in the driver's seat. To get out, I shut my eyes and free-fall to the ground.

    I'm grateful for the automatic seat, pedal and mirror adjusters, because otherwise I'd have to sit on pillows to even see out of it. I borrowed an F150 last year to run a few errands, and had to look through the steering wheel because I couldn't get high enough in the seat to see out of it. Eventually husband brought me a cushion and I bundled up my winter coat under me. Then I could see out. Sigh.
  11. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I drive an 04 Taurus. Not what I want but it's cheap. I used to have an Impala and I got spoiled. Great traction control in that car and unfortunately the Taurus doesn't have that. Ah well........driving in the winter is now an ADVENTURE! lol

    However, one day, I will have my "only drive in the summer on sunny days" dream car. Any guesses as to what it is??? :smile: :wink:
  12. mum2JK&TH

    mum2JK&TH New Member

    I drive a Santa Fe and I can tell you that it screams "This woman has no life beyond driving her kids to their extra-curricular activities!! :fan: " Honestly, it was bought with the luggage the kids carry for their sports in mind.

    Then there is husband's car :rolleyes: He has an Eclipse. It is a beautiful car and has some neat features but is the most impractical thing on the planet. The kids are scrunched in the back and we are in the front. They won't fit in it for much longer. It screams husband wasn't quite ready to grow up when we bought it.

    It has been very interesting the last two weeks that my car has been in the shop with husband's car being the main car :rofl:
  13. skeeter

    skeeter New Member

    hmmmmm -

    husband's car is a 1996 Ford Contour
    My car is a 2007 Hyundai Sonota (bought when my 1998 Grand Am self destructed).
    We have a 1992 Conversion van (bought used to haul music equipment in and camp in).
    And my son has my 1979 Chevy Pick up.

    About all I can say is we drive cars until they die. We don't care what they look like (although we do take care of them) and we insist on something with some power.
  14. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    I drive a 2005 Mitsibushi Eclipse Spider
    husband--2008 Nissan Titan
    PCson--2000 Jeep (has seen better days)
    difficult child---1999 Mercury Cougar---
    PCdaughter--2006 Pontiac G6

    We also own a 2000 GMC Sonoma that looks like it has been in a demolition derby---it was difficult child's previous vehicle.
  15. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    I plead guilty to being a car snob. I'm almost male in my love of cars and driving. When I was young, I raced. My dream was to be another Cha-Cha Muldowney (drag racer extraordinaire).

    The car my sweet adorable daughter wrecked before we moved is a 2002 Porsche 911 GT2. It was shipped to Florida. I left my 1997 Acura Legend back West. It was an awesome car -- have never had any problems with it since purchasing it new and it moved and handled like a dream. But, I could only afford to ship one car and truly needed an SUV for the drive (which I rented), so the Porsche won.

    Of course, the car talking to me gives a totally different message -- no trust-fund, not an attorney, I saved for 8 years to get that car; no manicure for me, never have the patience for one. So, wonder it says about me? Not that it matters -- I love my baby!!!!
  16. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    LDM, do you want to see Marcie in the truCk or truNk? Teehee

    We have a 91 GMC 1-ton with 120,xxx miles
    a 96 Dodge Ram 3/4 ton with 300,xxx miles
    a 95 Regal with 130,xxx miles
    a 98 Taurus with 90,xxx miles (its "new")
    an 85 Toyota pickup that the odometer stopped working on,
    and my son just got a 2000 Chevy 1/2 ton.

    We drive them til they croak, and then another year or so, just for good measure.

    They probably say a lot about me, actually.
  17. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I drive a 1990 Ford Explorer SUV. We have zen - It's reliable, I'm reliable, It's older, I'm older, It's faded, I'm faded, It's a little dinged up, I'm beat up all to heck, We both have gas.
  18. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    We drove hoopdee's for years and years.

    husband still has this 95 Escort that has something wrong with the alternator that we cant figure out so he has to charge the battery every night.

    I just got my 2007 Ford Focus. It doesnt have all the bells and whistles but it has an awesome trunk which comes in very handy when we are traveling with baby. That was not something I thought I would have to take into consideration when I was buying a new car at my age but it was...lol. My biggest concerns with a new car were child seat safety in the back seat...lmao.
  19. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Mustang 67 Chick,

    I'm gonna guess that your dream car is....hmmm... a 73 Maverick.


    When you get your 'Stang, and I get my 71 Olds 442, we'll race. Deal?
  20. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    I was completely confused by the word "hoopdee", so I just googled it. Now I understand. The Canadian equivalent is "an old beater".

    I've driven my share of those too.

    BBK and Mustang, when I get my '72 Chevelle, can I race with you?