Sixty8panther

Smert peoplez likke Hon-Duhs.

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I work with this dope who LOVES Hondas. He thinks that they are God's

gift to cars. I mean really, this guy told me how one of the sickest and

fastest cars on the street right now is the last gen. Prelude. According

to him a TSX is the best sport sedan on the market.

But here's the kicker... he drives a '96 Dodge Neon.

Today he told me how his Neon is stupid-quick, quite the sleeper.

What mods has he performed you ask?

He installed a cam from an Intrepid. I - kid - you - not - !

Honda: for those too dumb to own Mopar.

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I had the hood up on the Camaro one day in auto class and some kid from Auto II came up to me and said, "Yeah, you should really install a Z06 intake and cam.. that'd make it really fast."

I was like Uhh, I have a V6.

"No you don't, that's an 8."

"No, dude" *counts off coils and cylinders* "That's 6"

"But still, throw in a Z06 cam and intake. That'd be so badass!"

Needless to say, I closed the hood and walked away.

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My manager drives an '07 TL, which is a car I like...but his previous car was a '02 BMW 540i. Then I found out he bought the TL only because he couldn't find a 'Camry Sport' (is there such a thing?). Now I seriously question his judgement...

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For the record, this guy's stupidity has to do with his own horrible ignorance, not Honda.

I've heard things just as stupid from people before. I had someone tell me that you can only install an eight-cylinder engine in four-cylinder S-10s. I pointed out to him many times that what engine the truck has before the install doesn't factor in what makes it fit and what doesn't (what matters is your transmission, driveshaft, rear-end, and motor mounts). Then I had one guy tell me his 1998 3100 V6 Malibu could beat a Z/28 Camaro.

Stupidity lives. Unfortunately, we all have to deal with it.

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There's a "Sport" package for the Camry....

I know those Neon's are crap but I still feel sorry for it being owned by a retard.

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For the record, this guy's stupidity has to do with his own horrible ignorance, not Honda.

I've heard things just as stupid from people before. I had someone tell me that you can only install an eight-cylinder engine in four-cylinder S-10s. I pointed out to him many times that what engine the truck has before the install doesn't factor in what makes it fit and what doesn't (what matters is your transmission, driveshaft, rear-end, and motor mounts). Then I had one guy tell me his 1998 3100 V6 Malibu could beat a Z/28 Camaro.

I have a coworker that swears his Prius is a sports car.... (ironically, he a pic in his cube of the '71 Challenger he had back in the '80s).

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My manager drives an '07 TL, which is a car I like...but his previous car was a '02 BMW 540i. Then I found out he bought the TL only because he couldn't find a 'Camry Sport' (is there such a thing?). Now I seriously question his judgement...

I believe Camry SE is the "sports appearance" Camry...that's probably what he was referring to.

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i hate:

when people ask if my car has a hemi

when people tell me "wow, thats a nice mustang!" <_<

when people ask why my car doesnt have "dubs" or hydrualics

why i would drive a 36 year old car... i must be poor!

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I had the hood up on the Camaro one day in auto class and some kid from Auto II came up to me and said, "Yeah, you should really install a Z06 intake and cam.. that'd make it really fast."

I was like Uhh, I have a V6.

"No you don't, that's an 8."

"No, dude" *counts off coils and cylinders* "That's 6"

"But still, throw in a Z06 cam and intake. That'd be so badass!"

Needless to say, I closed the hood and walked away.

Thats right NOS, you set him straight. Its a Series III 3800 V-6! :AH-HA_wink:

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I'll still never forget the time about 1990 (I was about 20) and I was driving my mom's pristine silver blue '68 Cougar...I was walking into a 7-11, some teenagers came out and commented about what a sharp Camaro I had..

Another time, a coworker complimented my sharp Celica....umm, it's an '87 Mustang GT.

Clueless people are everywhere.

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Thats right NOS, you set him straight. Its a Series III 3800 V-6! :AH-HA_wink:

Damn right it was! :lol:

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my little brother once exclamed "CJ look a Corvette!" as we were driving through a parking lot

i turned, excited to see one... and it was a Celica... yes... a Celica

worse yet... my Mom tried to defend him "they're the same basic shape..." :blink::o

then again... my mother once told me that a Honda Accord coupe looked like my Monte... so... ya know...

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Lessee - there was the guy in high school with the four-cylinder Cherokee, who thought it was a V6 and loudly told me so. (Easy to tell - the sucker had "2.5 Litre" right on the hatch - not "2.8 V-6" as you'd expect.) And then my car-knowledgeable friend, who should have known better since he drove his mom's 4.0 Cherokee on a regular basis, BACKED HIM UP. I was later informed that I was correct after all, but not from the source of the stupidity.

Then there was the guy in auto shop with a late-80s Jetta. This was a car that had obviously been in an accident (hood didn't seat right, windshield was loose, back door would stick), but he bought it anyway on the assumption that "VWs are fast." The shop teacher (and pretty much everyone in class) proceeded to explain that it was probably a stupid investment.

In an attempt to prove the car's speed, he then further wrecked it and traded "up" for an AMC Eagle sedan - again, apparently purchased with no real inspection whatsoever. This one rolled into the shop with a slightly better (though not by much) body, but an engine that seemed to stall at random. A cursory investigation revealed that the carb was only minimally attached to the intake manifold, and would actually wiggle back and forth if you nudged it.

Or the guy I used to work with at Target who, despite making roughly seven bucks an hour, was convinced he could afford a new Shelby Mustang if he saved up enough for a down payment. I attempted to explain that regardless of how much he thought that would be, there was still going to be the bigger problem of the insane dealer markup - and my doubts of his ability to make the gigantic monthly payments besides. He remained resolute - but last I knew, he was still driving his four-cylinder Ranger.

Another dude in high school had a Benz 190E with rims about three sizes too big - to the point that there was no way to turn the car anywhere close to its actual steering radius. Or the sophomore with the newish Corolla who roared down a seven-percent grade hill during lunch break and apparently rammed into the back of a dump truck while tuning his radio - not injured, luckily, but certainly somewhat wiser.

Ah, memories...

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Reminds me of the guy who has a focus he calls the "escort"...

I thuoght he was just being funny until he shows me an escort oil filter.... :duh:

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Reminds me of the guy who has a focus he calls the "escort"...

I thuoght he was just being funny until he shows me an escort oil filter.... :duh:

:lol:

Brings to mind the guy who told me my Cutlass was worth $20k.

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Someone around here is trying to rice an Escort.

I'm fond of the guy I used to see with the Cavalier who painted his front calipers red. Nothing wrong with that, I guess - but then he went and painted the DRUMS in back, too.

I mean, you gotta be consistent, right?

If it helps the image, the rest of the car was in a candy purple hue - apparently applied without the benefit of much body prep, since the bumpers flaked off and showed their black plastic origins.

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In high school one of my teachers drove a Dodge Shadow that was painted white using a paintbrush and exterior paint...

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Um... my dad used spray paint to paint his old 77 Scottsdale. :P

At least spray paint doesn't leave brush strokes and bristles in the paint :P

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Where should I start? People think the Bonneville has a big block. It really has an Olds 307. Then people dont believe me until I show it to them.

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The other day, a friend of mine (bless her heart) thought her Civic had a 2cyl engine.

Another friend of mine, back in HS, was told by her father that her gas cap might be loose, so she looked under the hood.

My mom who insists, in the interest of saving on gas money, on still putting regular into her E320.

And this one takes the cake... I spoke to a dealer a few months ago, and he still insists that the 08 Sable was built on the same platform as the Lincoln MKZ. <_<

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i always love messing with "know it alls" by asking them about made up things... i swear everyone's car needs blinker fluid every 5k miles, and muffler bearings every 10k miles! ^_^

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i always love messing with "know it alls" by asking them about made up things... i swear everyone's car needs blinker fluid every 5k miles, and muffler bearings every 10k miles! ^_^

well of course! dont forget to remind them to check their flux capacitor every 2 years or 25k miles as well!

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The best one I can think of in recent memory would be from about two summers ago when I owned my '96 Riviera. It wasn't an uncommon thing to get compliments on it or people to come up and talk to me about it, but the conversation I had with a local car wash attendant was the best. He saw the car, came up to me and said that it was beautiful, and then said that Rivieras are great cars and they have always been one of his favorite cars for years.

That's cool. I totally agree. Riviera is one of the best nameplates GM ever made.

Then he tells me about all of the neat ones he saw and rode around in when he was a teenager back in the late 70's.

What was his favorite memory of his younger days in regards to a Buick Riviera, you ask?

Well, as it turns out, his friend's father had "one of those Rivieras with the pointed back like a Corvette," (the '71-'73 "boat tail," obviously) and he remembers riding around in it with him and his other buddies on Friday and Saturday nights, and how they would all get a kick out of people's reactions when they would do front wheel drive burnouts(!) because "they would all get so freaked out when the smoke was coming from the front wheels, because that was back when front wheel drive was still new."

I politely corrected him and told him that the Riviera was not made front wheel drive until the 1979 model year and asked if it wasn't an Oldsmobile Toronado or a Cadillac Eldorado, perhaps, but he insisted that he and his buddies would sit there and roast front tires at every red light in a boat tail Riv.

Right. Your friend's dad must have had a one-off GM test mule on a Toronado chassis then, because hard facts could never be right. You know everything. That's why you're fifty f@#king years old and still work at the f@#king car wash.

At that point I just smiled and agreed with him and left.

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