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Old 04-11-2001, 03:30 PM   #1
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Question Exactly how crazy are you about your car?

Allow me to start how insane I am when it comes to my car. (BTW I have a 2002 WRX, just sold MY99 2.5RS)
-When it rains, newspapers or some form of paper product are used to cover the floor mats.
-Serioulsy considering a pair of driving shoes that never leave the car to be SURE that there will be no dirt, but changing my shoes eveytime I drive is really not appealing.
-No Drinks!
-If there must be drinks, they must be in bags and not opened.
-Any and all things that are potentially dangerous to the interior must be left outside the car when someone is not in the car to hold these items.
-Routine inspection of doors before and after every ride.
-NO FOOD!!! (not under any circumstances, including transportation of food)
-Smoking will not be permitted in or around the car. Smoking done within the visinity of my car must also follow rules, like no open windows and at least five steps away.
-Any smoker entering my car (including me) must exhale at least ten times to be sure all smoke has been freed from lungs.
-No air freshners, perfume, cologne or any other odiferous products allowed in the car until the new car smell has naturally worn off.
-I avoid roads with excess loose rocks and stones to decrease the chance of dings.
-And of course, I must park far enough away from everything that most of the time I end up walking at least five minutes to get where I'm going. (AKA parking in Guam)

Thats my norotic list for now, more to come. In the meantime, please let me know what kind of wierd ***** you do.
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Old 04-11-2001, 03:37 PM   #2
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I used to be like that...

until I got my first few dings and dents. Then I realized that it's just a car. Even though it's my first new car, it's not a $35K BMW or anything like that... so... not much I can do for other people's stupidity. Doesn't change the fact that I had Wal-Mart floor mats during the winter so the 2.5RS logo ones wouldn't get dirty.
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Old 04-11-2001, 03:39 PM   #3
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its ok you are not the one
i am like that too....
its just matter of time how you keep the rules up....
after a while some of the rules won't be in effect anymore
you know what i mean?
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Old 04-11-2001, 03:40 PM   #4
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I would take a bullet for it
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Old 04-11-2001, 03:43 PM   #5
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Good to know I'm not the only lunatic out there.

I also have the annoying habit of "fluffing up" the side bolsters on my seats every time I get out of the car so they stay looking new.

p.s. I was like this with my 98 OBS as well, when I turned it in (it was leased) the finance guy at the dealer asked me if it had ever been driven!!

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Old 04-11-2001, 03:47 PM   #6
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Yup, that's me alright. I still will come close to killing for "My" parking sopt at work, which puts my beloved Aly, only 5 feet away from my window. I can keep an eye on her all day that way!
Gotta fly!
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Old 04-11-2001, 03:52 PM   #7
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If you really loved your car, you would stop smoking right away. No matter how many exhales you take before you (or anyone else) gets in, your car smells like *****. Sorry, I just can't stand riding in smokers' cars. Or smoking in general.

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Old 04-11-2001, 03:56 PM   #8
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hate to say it but i was more protective of my RS than i am of my BMW right now.. just that certain Subaru thing i guess
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Old 04-11-2001, 03:57 PM   #9
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My car "eats" better than I do.

the car gets synthetic oil.. premium fuel..

I get.. Raimen Noodles.
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Old 04-11-2001, 04:08 PM   #10
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Let em put it this way.
-I dont touch my paint without a soft cloth between my cand and the paint.
-You touch the windows? You CLEAN the windows!
-If you dirty it you clean it!
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Old 04-11-2001, 04:32 PM   #11
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It's just a car. I do my best to keep the outside shiny and clean, and I make an effort to prevent the interior from getting too muddy or scuffed, but most stuff can be cleaned up with a little work. No big deal.

My basic rules:

- No smoking in the car.
- No eating in the car (although I occasionally make exceptions to allow myself to munch on french fries on the way home...)
- If you ding my door when you get out, I'll expect you to be reaching for your wallet before I get close enough to ding your skull.
- If you leave trash in my car, I will pick it up and throw it at you.

That's about it, really.

On a side note, I had a terrible scare yesterday. I walked out of the mall to find that my WRX was nowhere in sight. I couldn't find it. I spent about 15 minutes wandering around the parking lot, praying that I was imagining it and that my car hadn't been stolen. I had finally just about resigned myself to the fact that my new car had been jacked when I realized that I had walked out of the wrong side of the mall. Stupid me. My WRX was right where I left it, on the other side.

Thank God.
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Old 04-11-2001, 04:39 PM   #12
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I've washed my car four times and never waxed it. 24k miles and counting.
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Old 04-11-2001, 05:08 PM   #13
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I armour all it every 3-4 days, and that includes ANY piece of plastic in the car, includeing kick panals, roof skirts, seatbelt covers, etc. I also leave about an hour -45 min early for work each day to do this. I carry a tooth brush in the glove compartment to get any and all dust out of any cracks in the dash.
In my trunk I have:
-armour all/ (I think it is actually called something 2000)
-Rain-X (applied once a week)
-Black Magic tire shine (going to Mcguires this spring)
- Package of 25 Wash cloths, (you have to use a fresh one everytime.....)
-Glass cleaner
-touch up paint
-Duct Tape for the little hairs and lint for the seats
-Rain-X winshield washer fluid

I think that's it.

Also my first new car. But My dumb A$$ will be bying new mats from Sugar this summer.
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Old 04-11-2001, 05:36 PM   #14
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I smoke like a broken stove in the car and out! Eat in the car, oh hell yes, food gets cold. Drink while driving? Yep(no alcohol). Wash it once a week if it needs it or not.

Bad spellers of the world, UNTIE!!!
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Old 04-11-2001, 06:24 PM   #15
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Oh yeah, when I park in supermarket parking lots, I will survey the area for loose carts, and then I will face them in a direction that no matter what they wont roll into my car.
Hey fellfrosch, other cars in my family are a 99 Maxima, 01 X5, 01 Wolfsburg, 00 F250 Pickup, and everyone of them are treated the same way. So to respond, yes it is like I have a BMW, and its treated the same way as the WRX. Its not about the price, its about the love of the car and appreciating what you got.
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Old 04-11-2001, 08:12 PM   #16
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Used to be like that too for my first car. Now, I take things lighter. No point stressing over a piece of metal. There are more to life than to worry about it. Just take care of the car properly and enjoy it. It's not my first car anyways and it is most definitely not my last! I know I will own something better down the road.

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Old 04-11-2001, 08:23 PM   #17
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Wash weekly (or with water restrictions which are hell sometimes every two weeks and that HURTS), wax every three months. Never park beside anyone if I can help it and if forced to park near someone try to pick a small car or an expensive nice car figuring those people are careful. No eating in car. Don't have to worry about too much mess with kids which is fortunate because I'd be like Atilla the Hun. Hate marks on the windows and feel like an absolute queen right after a fresh wax job. It's a real high to drive an awesomely shiny clean car with wheels clean and tires dressed....

Oh yea, careful about shopping carts, also.
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Old 04-11-2001, 09:40 PM   #18
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I sleep with my sube
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Old 04-11-2001, 10:13 PM   #19
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Wow. I drive the piss out of my car on logging roads. I cut and drill the interior plastic as I see fit. I've got a set of rubber floor mats, not because I don't want the RS ones to get dirty, because I don't want the floors getting mildewy from all of the water and mud I track in.

Do I love my car? Yeah. It's awesome. But it's just a car. No need to stress. Same with that Jeep I'm trying to sell. It was a $35k Jeep... I took it wheeling, over the axles in mud. I loaded dogs in the back, I've taken a couple of loads to the dump, I've hauled lumber around in it. Even if it costs an arm and a leg, it's just a car. I clean it out and it looks great. But I've lost my urge to feel anal about protecting them.
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Old 04-11-2001, 11:12 PM   #20
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Well...here I go....

I turned down sex from my wife to go driving in the snow or at the track (not in that order). This has happened not once, not twice but on several occasions. *sigh* You can imagine how long I be in the dog house after this. The more the reason for Scooby and I to go driving some more. You all know I got issues anyway so...Lol!

  • Her: I can't believe you aren't staying home with me.
  • Me: Baby, I think I can get into the low 13's this time. I'll be right back. I promise.
  • Her: Well you go ahead and sleep with the car than.
  • Me: *Door closing* I love you baby. See you when I get back.
  • Her:-->Steam emitting from her like only steam can from a wifelady.
  • Me:--->Big smile on my face while Nos bottle is getting filled.

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Old 04-11-2001, 11:20 PM   #21

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Kevin - You have an AUTO!! What are you thinking!?!?!
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Old 04-12-2001, 12:47 AM   #22
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Have a Nice Day?

Just got my RS 2 months ago. only drive it on the weekends. I won't drive the car at night,
in the rain, nor to work where I can't keep an eye on it.
I love looking at the car almost as much as I do driving it.
Bought some cheap plastic mats to put over the regular floor mats. At least I can justify it by saying that the stock mats
are thin and cheap.
I have a new girlfriend. She's jealous of the car. She says I love the car more
than her... Can't tell her the truth!


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Old 04-12-2001, 01:02 AM   #23
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i love my car? yes.. i pretend my lil dodge neon is a rally car and thrash it. but it still runs. took it up a hill yesterday that a tahoe couldnt make it up, following my friends new toy, 1981 Jeep CJ-5. very fun drive. eat in the car? yes. drink in the car? yes. but it will always run which is what counts
im sure my new impreza will be very pampered... won't see dirt for a long time.
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Old 04-12-2001, 08:21 AM   #24
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never once have i ate in my car, no one smokes in it, i have two set of floor mats to change when dirty, i vacume it once a week, armor-all twice a week, and wash it everytime it looks like it needs it. "thats just part of the time, when im not making love to it in the garage".
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Old 04-12-2001, 08:27 AM   #25
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Iam absolutely batty aboutmy car
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