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Hyperautoenthusia

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January 25, 2005

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The 2005+ Pontiac GTO. The 2002+ Infiniti Q45. The 2006+ BMW M6. The 1996 Chevy Impala SS. The 2007 Saturn Sky. The 1997 Kia Sephia. What do you suppose all of these cars have in common?

They are all cars that I’d like to own one day. (Ok, not the Kia. That was just a sick joke.) There are many more cars I’d like to have, too. I have what is known as “hyperautoenthusia” (HA). Those infected ail from a distinct love of various automobiles and the desire to own them all. Symptoms include perusing automobile forums, car manufacturer web sites, eBay Motors and the like all day; taking note of the make and model of every car you see on the street and spending days on end daydreaming about what your next car will be.

HA can really bring you down, though...

I’m well aware I’ll be lucky if I even get own 5% of the cars out there that I’d like to throughout my life. You can only own so many cars at one time due to wage, insurance and space restraints. Oh, provided I had a good job (along with a nice house and family) I could buy that Q and the Sky as a weekend toy but realistically, I’ll probably never own more than two cars at a time.

Also, there are some cars I know I’ll just plain never be able to obtain no matter what. That Mercedes SLR? Nope. The Porsche Carrera GT? Nein. Any Lamborghini, Ferrari, or Pagani? Hell is still pretty hot, last I checked. They’re all simply out of my league (not to mention, I don’t think I could ever reasonably justify spending more than $100K on any one car, no matter what my income was. However, I could be the wealthiest man on Earth and I still would have problems.

Oh sure, I can afford that Lambo, Caddy, Infiniti and whatever else I wanted but I’m not going to be able to enjoy them all for any meaningful amount of time. “Do I take the XLR out today or the Impala? Or maybe the G55? But I haven’t driven the Gallardo yet.” I’d drive myself nuts and probably end up burning half of them to make the choice easier. The fact that new, attractive cars are always coming out doesn’t help matters, either.

Despite all of this, I don’t want a cure for my HA.

Sure, I can’t have every car I lust after but so what? I love the fact that more manufacturers are making cars I can aspire to own. I’d rather dream about loads of cars I can never realistically own than not give a damn about any of them. God, I can’t imagine what I’d drive if I didn’t care about cars...

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I’ve made myself ill.

Oh, and yes, I made the word “hyperautoenthusia” up. :AH-HA_wink:

Happy motoring, enthusiasts.

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I think I may have it worse than you... much worse. Not only does my list of vehicles I aspire own go on for miles and miles... I want more than one of each. One for a backup. One for a driver. One for show. A few for customization. This includes countless Pontiacs and Imports. Countless meaning... don't make me count, I might end up commiting suicide from how painfully long it would take. :D

Alright, yes, the art of exaggeration is fun to use. My apologies to the exaggeraphobics that belong to this forum. Yes, I made that word up. My apologies to the creatilanguaphobics out there. Yes, I made that up, too. So sue me, negroviperaphobics. :lol::P

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I've got a severe case of hyperautoenthusia. :wacko:

And if I ever come inot a lot of money I wil have the weirdest automotive collection ever. Imagine a 1961 Cadillac Hearse, 1967 Mini Cooper, 1959 Buick Electra 225 Riviera Hardtop, 1969 Camaro ZL1 (clone), Peel P80, 2004 Cadillac CTS-V, 1968 Porsche 911, 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 1930 Cadillac V16 Dual Cowl Phaeton, 1961 Buick Invicta 2 door hardtop, 1969 Tatra T 603, 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, 1989 Pontiac Trans Am Turbo, 1960 Dodge Phoenix 2dr hardtop, 2006 Pontiac Mallett Solstice V8, 1966 Olds Toronado, 1970 Cadillac four door hardtop, 1959 Dodge Coronet Convertible, 1971 Datsun 510 coupe (SSS clone), 1963 Corvette Spilt Window Coupe, 1974 Peterbuilt Tractor Trailer, 1979 Mazda RX-7, 1997 BMW M3 sedan, 1968 Camaro RS ragtop (327), 1941 Chevrolet COE, 1959 Desoto Fireflight firedome, 1964 Studebaker Avanti, 1976 Plymouth Trailduster, 2004 Buick Park Ave Ultra, 1935 Deusenberg Dual Cowl Phaeton, 1992 Olds Custom Cruiser, 1959 Chavrolet ElCamino, 1987 Buick Grand National, or T-Type, 1970.5 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, 1939 Cadillac V16 Town Car, 1987 Mercedes Benz 560SEC hardtop, 1993 Mazda RX7, 1939 Ford COE, 1979 Potniac Trans Am (has to be black w/ Screaming Chicken!), 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air four door hardtop, 2005 Infiniti M45, 1967 POntiac GTO, 1968 Porsche 917 LeMans race car, 1959 Pontiac Bonneville (ragtop?), 1937 Cord 810, 1987 Chevrolet 3500 Crew Cab Flatbed, 1969 Cadillac Eldorado RazorBack, 1957 Imperial four door hardtop, 1932 Ford Highboy Replica with a LS7 & 6-speed manual in it, 2000 BMW M5, 1969 Olds 442, 1938 Packard Town Car, Ferrari 355 with a GM pushrod V8 engine transplant... the Ferrari V8 would be come a conversation peice in the living room., 1968 Dodge Charger, 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge in Orbital Orange, 1948 Tucker (any one of the 49 is oaky by me), 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT, 1949 Mercury Lead Sled, 1971 Buick Riviera B.T., 1979 Lamborghini Countach, 1971 Cadillac Coupe Deville, 1960 Oldsmobile 4dr (Holiday), 1937 GMC COE Wrecker, 1992 Ford Mustang Cobra, 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT (pearl white diamond), 1960 Chrysler Imperial, 1987 Chevrolet Blazer C/K, 1970 Plymouth Barracuda 440, 1955 Olds Holiday, 1949 Buick Roadmaster Riviera, 1970 Datsun 240Z (yellow or orange), 1958 Plymouth Savoy, 1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible (4 dr), 2006 Pontiac GTO, 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic LTZ, 1968 Cadillac Coupe Deville, 2004 Infiniti FX45, 1959 Buick Invicta 2dr Hardtop, 1974 Mercedes Benz Unimog, 1960 Plymouth Fury, 1955 Cadillac Ragtop, 1970 Chevelle SS454, 1996 Buick Roadmaster Sedan (black wiht steeel roof), 1960 Edsel Corsair 4 dr hardtop, 2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6, 1970 Ford Mustang Fastback, 1961 Cadillac Sedan Deville Vista Roof, 1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1978 Skoda 1200, 1934 Ford 5 window coupe w/ 572 GM crate motor, 1968 Pontiac Firebird.... and that's just for starters, off the top of my head in like 7 min.

All the Japanese cars would be bought used, even the newer models. I'm all set racking up sales points for the Land of the Nipponese Rising Sun. :AH-HA_wink:

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Give me about 4 hours and I'll post a photo of every car I just mentioned. :D

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