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Old 10-14-2018, 03:29 PM   #1
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That's what my know it all neighbor said to me, he has 5 cars, they are Mercedes Benz, Land Rover BMWs, one sounds like a speed boat, the other has a loud muffler, and this used Mercedes, that looks like a black Jeep that costs over $175, sounds like a Diesel Train. I see his cars in the shop more then on the road. I told him its about the looks and the History of the Model A. I told him, his cars do nothing for me, some look like half an egg. I get more looks at my car then he does. I believe most of the old cars prior to the 60s have much more Character and style then these new ones.
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Old 10-14-2018, 03:38 PM   #2
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Plus I have met some of the nicest people that also own Model A's. See if he can say that about Mercedes or BMW owners.

I'm sure you heard this one...
What is the difference between a porcupine and a BMW?

The porcupine has the pricks on the outside and the BMW... well you get the idea.

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Old 10-14-2018, 03:44 PM   #3
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Having wasted much more money on European sports cars, I beg to differ with your neighbor.
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Old 10-14-2018, 03:52 PM   #4
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Response to your neighbour: This car is 90 years old and still going. By the time yours is 90 years old, it will have come back as a microwave oven, a fridge and maybe some razor blades.
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Just tell him that you are trying to bring some class into the neighbohood. Then give him a good backfire!
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:49 AM   #6
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I must be in the minority then, I own Model A's and a BMW, plus a Durant and a DeSoto.
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:39 AM   #7
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If your neighbor can't say anything nice he should not say any(#@&%$) thing at all!
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:28 AM   #8
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If your neighbor can't say anything nice he should not say any(#@&%$) thing at all!
It doesn't bother me about what he says, because the majority out there appreciate the car.Every time Iam on the road, Iam asked questions, get a thumbs up or they want to take a picture of the car.
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:58 AM   #9
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My answer to that would be "because I'm only interested in pleasing myself, not trying to impress others and these cars please me". No different that those that feel the need to give their unsolicited negative opinion about people that hotrod their cars, or add options to a car that didn't come with them, or use non original colours, 16" wheels or whatever. It's OK to not LIKE what someone else has but it is in poor taste to say so unless you are specifically asked.
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:33 AM   #10
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Just tell him that you are trying to bring some class into the neighbohood. Then give him a good backfire!

Now that is a good one Cool Hand Lurker
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:51 AM   #11
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I would have laughed at him, shook my head and just walked away.


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Old 10-15-2018, 09:19 AM   #12
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Who really cares what a neighbor or anyone else thinks. It took me years to convince my wife that if someone comments, criticizes, belittles, etc.....who cares. There are maybe 5 people in the world who's comments would give me pause....the list is getting shorter!!!

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Old 10-15-2018, 09:34 AM   #13
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How can something one enjoys be a waste of money, even if you have to sometime wrench on it.....
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That's what my know it all neighbor said to me, he has 5 cars, they are Mercedes Benz, Land Rover BMWs, one sounds like a speed boat, the other has a loud muffler, and this used Mercedes, that looks like a black Jeep that costs over $175, sounds like a Diesel Train. I see his cars in the shop more then on the road. I told him its about the looks and the History of the Model A. I told him, his cars do nothing for me, some look like half an egg. I get more looks at my car then he does. I believe most of the old cars prior to the 60s have much more Character and style then these new ones.
Best way to deal with people like your neighbor is to ignore them. You're wasting your time trying to debate with them, its like wrestling with a pig in a mud wallow. They love it and when its all over, what have you accomplished other than wanting to go home and take a shower.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:46 AM   #15
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Best way to deal with people like your neighbor is to ignore them. You're wasting your time trying to debate with them, its like wrestling with a pig in a mud wallow. They love it and when its all over, what have you accomplished other than wanting to go home and take a shower.
Now hold on a minute. I enjoy wrestling with pigs in a mud wallow.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:29 AM   #16
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Personally, I would just build a taller fence between us.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:49 AM   #17
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Glad I live in the country, where the neighbors are far enough away that we dont say much, and not often.
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:03 PM   #18
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location does not make freinds. I try not to meet my neighbors. im thinking about finding the cheapest 65,66 mustang shell I can find(1-2k) and putting 10 grand into it to make a fun autcross car. with the modern aluminum chevy 5.3. That wont make no freinds. But I like myself and it will make me happy. planning on making it look like a calm or crappy 6cyl white with red interior.

But yeah dont ever listen to a benz or rover guy. you can tell they are fools from 100 yards off.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:44 PM   #19
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Your neighbor's cars are nothing but a money pit. The Germans are famous for over-engineering everything they build. Hence they are big, big bucks to maintain. Stupid money. And, unless that car was built by the Blessed Virgin Mary herself, it's gonna need maintenance pure and simple.

I personally wouldn't walk across the road to look at any of them.

Give me a Model A Ford, Early V-8 Ford, Model T Ford, early Chevy or Plymouth to look at. Mustang-Galaxie-Torino-Fairlane all day long can't see enough of them.

But your neighbor's cars?? How do you spell 'blaaaaah' I think I just did
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Your neighbor's cars are nothing but a money pit. The Germans are famous for over-engineering everything they build. Hence they are big, big bucks to maintain. Stupid money. And, unless that car was built by the Blessed Virgin Mary herself, it's gonna need maintenance pure and simple.

I personally wouldn't walk across the road to look at any of them.

Give me a Model A Ford, Early V-8 Ford, Model T Ford, early Chevy or Plymouth to look at. Mustang-Galaxie-Torino-Fairlane all day long can't see enough of them.

But your neighbor's cars?? How do you spell 'blaaaaah' I think I just did
Exactly, give me a 1936 Buick, 1955 Cadillac, or an old Packard.
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