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mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
11/10/20 12:32 p.m.

To start with, my wife doesn't care about cars. Never has. Since we have been together, she always had 1 car, drives it 5/10 years, gets new. I buy and sell, and she doesn't notice. Things are sold and 8-9 months later - she will ask "oh what happened to that white car." She is obvlivious to things with 4 wheels.  If I wasn't in the picture, I am sure she would still have a Mazda323 hatchback rest of her life. 

Just mentioning that to give you a background. 

Her "stable" has been:

  • LS600hL
  • NC2 Miata PRHT GT
  • LX570
  • RC-F

She drives 4,000 miles a year. 

This has been an interesting year. I have REALLY been trying to cull down the fleet, and have been very successful. I sold 5 cars and 3 motorcycles this year. Covid/Heloc/Hipsters have been great for my pocketbook. All sold on BAT for top dollar.  I was not looking to add any to the personal fleet this year. 

Due to bmw88rider who bought my Integra GS-R, I ended up with a Land Cruiser (FJ 60) - awaiting transport:

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/dream-fj-thanks-to-enabler-bmw88rider/178013/page1/

 

I am always a "fly and drive" guy, and I on purpose look for cars states away, across country, so I can do a fly and drive. Its my way of getting away, alone, away from family and responsibility and business and spend some time.  However, due to Covid, I decided to have that FJ60 transported. 

So everyday, I have been looking at pics of my upcoming FJ60 and wife says "I want to buy a project." I felt like Kris Jenner, realizing her husband is a woman. It was a shock. Of course I didn't discourage her, and we looked at some ads.  Given she isn't a "car person," she liked a car visually, and "HAD TO HAVE" that particular one.   In 2 hours we had the deal completed. Certified check sent, title fed ex to me. 

Now, since we are not doing fly and drive, I couldnt get my transporter to pick it up till end of DEC. Seller doesn't want to hold that long. 

 

So it will be a "drive and drive." But wife doesn't want to drive her car down (700 miles away in snowy climate - needing chains). 

So my neighbor graciously is lending me his new $80,000 Diesel. 

We leave tomorrow morning. Not sure if this will be a good or bad episode of wife getting into the hobby.... Just wanted to share.  Will update pics next few days, as we get the vehicle. 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/10/20 12:48 p.m.

I guess Saab C900.

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/10/20 1:09 p.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Best of luck!

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/10/20 1:18 p.m.

What is it?

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/10/20 1:33 p.m.

ACVW of some sort?

JAdams
JAdams New Reader
11/10/20 2:02 p.m.

My wife tolerates my shenanigans in a similar fashion. My guess is classic VW bug!

golfduke
golfduke HalfDork
11/10/20 2:17 p.m.

I feel like ACVW is full hippy, not hipster, haha. 

I'm gonna go different euro, and say an OG Austin Mini. 

 

 

 

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/10/20 3:07 p.m.

Your right.  When I think hipster I envision a volvo 240 wagon.

thatsnowinnebago (Forum Supporter)
thatsnowinnebago (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/10/20 3:54 p.m.

Old diesel mercedes is my guess. That's prime hipster. Or at least it used to be...

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
11/10/20 4:51 p.m.

I think this is the choice of hip-wives... 

buzzboy
buzzboy Dork
11/10/20 4:52 p.m.

I'll stick on the ACVW train and guess Karmann Ghia

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
11/10/20 4:59 p.m.

Or, off the clue that the right color is important... 

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/10/20 5:21 p.m.

ACVW... hipster ✔  Right color ✔ 

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/10/20 6:38 p.m.

I would like to add that you basically described my wife and her reaction to our hobby to a tee.

I read her your original post and she said your wife and her would probably get along great.laugh

She would probably still have her two door accord if I wasn't in the picture....

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/10/20 7:22 p.m.

Gonna take my guess as a aspin wagon. 

johndej
johndej Dork
11/10/20 7:28 p.m.

In reply to thatsnowinnebago (Forum Supporter) :

Damn, twas my guess also, I'll pivot to Volvo wagon of some sort.

Double damn, pimpm3 called that

Ok...dodge dart or ford falcon

dj06482 (Forum Supporter)
dj06482 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/10/20 7:32 p.m.

VW Thing

759NRNG (Forum Partidario)
759NRNG (Forum Partidario) UltraDork
11/10/20 7:36 p.m.

be bery bery quiet....wisten wisten veery karefully...

 

Pattyo
Pattyo Reader
11/11/20 5:51 p.m.

I am going to go with classic Mustang, though I woukd have said Cabriolet if it were not already mentioned.

bmw88rider (Forum Supporter)
bmw88rider (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/12/20 4:38 p.m.

I could ruin it but I knew about this a few weeks ago.....It's a nice looking ride. 

 

Should have told you to grab the sweet aqua E150 in the background while you were there. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
11/16/20 12:23 p.m.

Sorry for the delay in writing.   Just returned from a 2,500 mile trip. 

 

Initially was going to tow it back ourself. When the neighbor said "take my $80,000 new truck," i was a bit hesitant. Glad to report all went well. 

 

Had no problems at all. Can't believe the power of these modern Diesels. Pulled through Grapevine, Donner Pass, like it was nothing, holding 65mph easily. Got about 14mpg on the trip. 

 

But these "monster bro dozers" are something else. Heated steering wheel, and all the smart screen, so many gadgets. I can see why people drive these things. They are luxury and capable. 

 

However, given their size, I can't see how people DD them, but they do. 

 

I am very thankful to be back home. We all made a nice family trip out of it. Neighbor is happy, wife is ecstatic. Now time for some pictures

 

You can see our PUNY RX in the background

 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
11/16/20 12:24 p.m.
Stampie (FS) said:

I guess Saab C900.

I would LOVE a 9-3 Vigggen in blue!! 

 

 

Javelin (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Best of luck!

Thank you!!!

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
11/16/20 12:25 p.m.
golfduke said:

I feel like ACVW is full hippy, not hipster, haha. 

I'm gonna go different euro, and say an OG Austin Mini. 

 

 

 

I already have a 67 Mini Cooper S 1275 :) Great guess though. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
11/16/20 12:26 p.m.
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) said:

I think this is the choice of hip-wives... 

 

I wanted to clarify, my wife is NOT hip! 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UltraDork
11/16/20 12:26 p.m.
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) said:

ACVW... hipster ✔  Right color ✔ 

you WILL hate me PIMPM3

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