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Unread 04-27-2013, 04:16 PM   #16
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My girlfriend has a subie. Maybe I need to have a talk with her...
hehe...

"Hello group, my name is Jay and I have a Subie.."

You gotta like them though. Low center of gravity boxer engines, symmetric with the center line of the car ... by far the best engine transmission layout of any small car, fairly trouble free. It makes a great beater car.

I think, getting back to the original post, the car doesn't (hopefully) define a person, but does reflect a person. I have two Jeeps because I love them and they're both old. As I see it, a well maintained old car has a lot of class and impresses me more than a new car.

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Unread 04-27-2013, 05:16 PM   #17
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NO!

NO!!!

NO!!!!

how you live your life defines it.

If your vehicle doesn't reflect how you live....

then you are F*&^%$,,,,

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Unread 04-28-2013, 08:43 AM   #18
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My Jeep reflects who I am. I love the forests/mountains, so does my Rubi. I stand on my own two feet, so does my Jeep. I am a loner. My Wrangler lets me off-road alone. Love hiking the mountains. My Jeep lets me have a great view of the sky and wind in my hair. I could go on and on.....
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Unread 04-28-2013, 04:47 PM   #19
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I wouldnt say it defines a person, but it does tell you something about the person. Dont deny it, everyone judges people by the car they drive.
Someone driving a mommy van. Whats the first thing that comes to your mind? The first thing that comes to me are the stupid *** stick figure family thats probably on the back window, followed by a family inside ranging from a couple months old to 40+. Someone driving a Porsche or lambo. First thing that comes to my mind, either some 50 year old guy who's having a mid life crisis, wants to turn heads and is a CEO someplace... ORRR a 20 year old or younger who doesn't understand what the true value of a dollar is, because they're pampered living at home with mommy and daddy and get everything they want.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 05:46 PM   #20
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... Someone driving a Porsche or lambo. First thing that comes to my mind, either some 50 year old guy who's having a mid life crisis, wants to turn heads and is a CEO someplace... ORRR a 20 year old or younger who doesn't understand what the true value of a dollar is, because they're pampered living at home with mommy and daddy and get everything they want.
Just my .02 cents
There's another factor too. There's a big difference between some guy in a new Porsche (has money) and a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera (he's got class).
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Unread 04-28-2013, 07:20 PM   #21
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It does. People spend a lot of time in their vehicles, so what they drive, the condition of the vehicle, and even how clean they keep it defines you as a person.

I am an anal person that likes to keep tidy but has an adventurous side. So my Jeep was always clean, both inside and out (not that I was afraid to get it dirty). Having the Jeep with a lot of desert pinstriping down the side implies the adventurous side of me.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 07:35 PM   #22
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It does. People spend a lot of time in their vehicles, so what they drive, the condition of the vehicle, and even how clean they keep it defines you as a person.

I am an anal person that likes to keep tidy but has an adventurous side. So my Jeep was always clean, both inside and out (not that I was afraid to get it dirty). Having the Jeep with a lot of desert pinstriping down the side implies the adventurous side of me.
Awh that means I'm a slob lol!

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Unread 04-28-2013, 08:14 PM   #23
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a lot of great input, I laughed at several of the comments made, its been a few days since I last checked on the thread. I have several vehicles myself, 1979 Trans Am (fixed to be a nice driver), a lowered 1986 S-10, a 2005 V Star 650, and my 04 Rubicon. I guess a vehicle can and can not but it does show his or her interest in life, and as someone else stated, people do sort of make a judgment about others by what they drive, I believe that.

Like RubiconRich, I to am sort of a loner type of guy, I have always like being able to have the ability to drive anywhere I want, while others have to park and walk down a rough washed road. I sort of have this thing called stubbornness, I don't like not being able to point my vehicle somewhere I want to go.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:03 AM   #24
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I think it does to a certain extent, espcially if you only have 1 car. You buy a Honda civic, it's clear you value efficiency/ cost, so you'd be a more frugal person. You buy a corvette, you might value fun/ appearances over practicality/ cost effectiveness. Personally I value fun/ capability over effieciency, so I bought a jeep.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:28 AM   #25
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No.

Plenty of accountants ride Harleys.
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Corvettes actually get great mpg.... go figure huh....
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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:43 AM   #27
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shouldn't that be the other way around? my lifestyle dictates what vehicle i have.

i never bought a jeep, or any other vehicle, trying to make myself something else
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Unread 04-29-2013, 10:03 AM   #28
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You are what you eat, wear, learn, and believe so yes to what you drive.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 10:05 AM   #29
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Corvettes actually get great mpg.... go figure huh....
Slippery shape, low rolling friction, minimal weight ... not a surprise.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 10:50 AM   #30
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shouldn't that be the other way around? my lifestyle dictates what vehicle i have.

i never bought a jeep, or any other vehicle, trying to make myself something else
I think that's what he's getting at. Your vehicle is a definition of you, like a reflection.

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