New cars and you

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  1. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    About a month ago I just bought a new (to me) 98 Saturn SC2. I love the car but for a while I felt as though I was just driving some one elses car. After hooking up an amp with sub and a few personal cosmetic details it finally started to feel like "my car". Is anyone else like this? Do you have to personalize your car or truck to make it "yours"?
     
  2. MegaPrime33

    MegaPrime33 Follow me @NerdActivist TFW2005 Supporter

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    Other than adjusting the seat and mirrors, I'm pretty much all set. The longer I drive it and more familiar I get with it, the more it feels like mine.
     
  3. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    Nope. As soon as I stop noticing what it smells like when I get in, it's mine.
     
  4. pscoop

    pscoop Dead inside

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    I am not picky about my car at all. I drive a 97 Grand am with a ton of miles. But I got it cheap at work. The A/C and stereo work and it's been reliable. You would think I would want a nice car since I work at a car dealership and could afford it but I usually am like "meh, no payment works for me."

    I agree with the idea of, after driving for awhile it becomes yours.
     
  5. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    not me. gets me from point A to B, im fine.

    need some rocking tracks playing on the stereo, thats it.
     
  6. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    Now for some reason I alway pictured you driving a tuner:) 
     
  7. b_ack51

    b_ack51 I'm on the interweb!

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    It's new to me.

    But yes, theres a difference between new cars and used cars, always will be. I don't really care though, as long as I got the car I want I'm happy.
     
  8. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    MY 84 RX-7 is a old junker that has had 2 or 3 previous owners, but tis mine. I don't need to change a thing to know its mine.
     
  9. Team Jetfire

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    As soon I as make the payments, it feels like mine.
     
  10. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    Seeing as though I have driven the same car since 1998, I will let you know when I get my new one (sometime this year hopefully), but from what I remember it took a little bit since I learned how to drive a manual transmission on this car. But once I learned how to drive a stick, it felt like mine. :) 
     
  11. Dark_Convoy

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    As soon as I start driving a car it feels like mine.

    What messes me up is when I drive my Stratus all week then drive my wife's Caravan on the weekend - it feels like I'm sitting up in the air after sitting in my car - then come Monday I feel like I'm sitting on the ground after driving the van for a few days - it always takes a little time to adjust to it.
     
  12. Team Jetfire

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    Same here, I go from a Civic to a Caravan.

    This may sound lame, but I prefer the Caravan...:redface2: 
     
  13. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    I love driving my parents' Caravan - partly because I like driving different cars anyway, but also because after I do that my Mazda3 feels like a go-kart.
     
  14. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Are you kidding, I LOVE Caravans - this is the second one we have owned and they are wonderful vehicles. What they lack in power they make up for in space, comfort and general ease of driving.
     
  15. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I bought a Camaro from a friend, and it still doesn't feel like mine. Part of that is really just the fact that I rode in it a lot prior to buying it, so I was already pretty familiar with it as "his" car.

    In terms of performance and handling, I'm mostly adjusted to that car now, but I'd like to repaint it or add a few different things to make it feel mine.
     
  16. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    Drop in a new LS2, it will feel like a new car.
     
  17. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    This time last year I purchased an '04 Ranger. It took 2 months, a toolbox, a flag sticker for the rear window and a dangly for the rearview before it felt like it was mine.

    On the other hand. Three years earlier I bought an '86 pontiac 6000 from a guy at work for $600. It instantly felt like mine. I have since sold it to my sister for $300 and it is still going strong.
     
  18. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Heh, it's only the 3.4 V6, so yeah it would. He and his friend who owned it previously (he had a rich friend originally buy, sell it to him for $1, then he sold it to me for $500, damn inflation) still want to toy around with putting a twin turbo V6 in, but we'll see.
     
  19. Zero Prime

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    I wish I had rich friends like that. Hell, I'd settle for even paying $500 for a Camaro.
     
  20. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    Depends on the Generation. The last production one was fugly as hell. Old Muscle ones at least looked the part of American Muscle.
     

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