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pheller
pheller UltimaDork
10/20/22 12:05 p.m.
Ian F (Forum Supporter) said:

Retired sports-ball player?  

I gotta use that more often. 

"Hey guys, how did the weekends sports-ball games go?"

Rons
Rons GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/20/22 12:17 p.m.

I am always reminded of an accounting prof's observation -people are always willing to show the debit side of their balance sheet, but not the credit side.

NY Nick
NY Nick GRM+ Memberand Dork
10/20/22 12:23 p.m.

I'm going to go with it's cool that the guy is picking the kid up, cooler that he is picking the kid up in that. My kid gets giddy when I pick him up in a POS Cadillac. He would loose it if I picked him up in a super car. I know a guy that has a "normal" Bugatti Veyron (if there is such a thing) he is constantly asked for pics and always seems gracious but i bet there are pictures where he looks unhappy, even if he isn't. I'm gonna give this guy the benefit of the doubt and go with sweet car, thanks for buying it and showing the rest of it how cool of stuff can be made. 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
10/20/22 12:47 p.m.

Jeez, I guess I should have blurred the dudes face. He was friendly and did not at all seem in a bad mood. I made a comment about it being your average kid-hauler; he replied with "Just a grocery getter". 

Also, this is a daycare/preschool/kindergarten. It is private, and the nicest one around us. It is expensive, but not that much more than the others around... And it was available. We were on the waiting list for over 2 years before we got in, I believe that we're still on the waiting list at 2 other daycares. It also happens to be less than a mile away from our house and maybe 300 yards from my in-laws. Seeing as the last daycare we were at was in a strip mall with an asphalt playground and took 20 minutes to get to, I'm happy to pay the small premium to go here with a grass playground while saving a lot of time and gas money. 

 

 

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/20/22 1:02 p.m.

I have to wonder how that is as a daily. Does it have decent cup holders? How are the AC and heat? Ergonomics? Visibility? 

I've never seen one to even have an idea of how big they are. That picture makes it look a lot smaller than I thought it would be. 

 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/20/22 1:05 p.m.
Toyman! said:

That picture makes it look a lot smaller than I thought it would be...

... she said

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
10/20/22 1:06 p.m.

My youngest absolutely loves it when I pick her up in the MR2 Spyder. I can't do it much these days because she's now at the same school as my oldest so I have two kids to pick up 99% of the time.

79rex
79rex HalfDork
10/20/22 2:51 p.m.

If I had that much money to spend on a car, id have an infinite amount of unfinished modified econobox projects. 

hunter47
hunter47 Reader
10/20/22 3:01 p.m.

In reply to dculberson :

it's an open top. You also have a roll bar don't you? Ratchet strap the smaller one to it.

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
10/20/22 3:47 p.m.

In reply to hunter47 :

No, I don't have a roll bar; your idea might convince me to add one. Question is, do I put the misbehaving kid on top as punishment or the well behaved one on top as a treat??

mtn
mtn MegaDork
10/20/22 5:00 p.m.
Toyman! said:

I've never seen one to even have an idea of how big they are. That picture makes it look a lot smaller than I thought it would be. 

 

I hadn't seen one either, and had the same thought. I assumed it would be huge, but it wasn't. It reminded me most of either a lowered RX8 or a C5 or C6 Corvette in terms of size. The thing that really stood out to me was how wide it was. 

STM317
STM317 PowerDork
10/20/22 7:47 p.m.
dculberson said:

In reply to hunter47 :

No, I don't have a roll bar; your idea might convince me to add one. Question is, do I put the misbehaving kid on top as punishment or the well behaved one on top as a treat??

Depends on the weather

triumph7
triumph7 HalfDork
10/20/22 8:20 p.m.

Just remember, Bruce McLaren used to pick his kid up with an M6GT......

Folgers
Folgers Reader
10/20/22 9:25 p.m.

The only Bugatti I’ve seen in real life. Rolling north on highway 41 just south of Green Bay. 

759NRNG
759NRNG PowerDork
10/20/22 10:17 p.m.
mtn said:

Just your average grocery getters... an Acura MDX and a BMW suv.

 

don't put your feet on the dash !!!!

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
10/20/22 10:52 p.m.

The real 007 drove an Aston Martin though.  

mtn
mtn MegaDork
10/21/22 12:10 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Fiero with a body kit? (That was for JG's amusement.)

Seriously, though, always gotta give props for someone doing the daily grind in something special. 

Spotted today on the way to daycare: 

tremm
tremm Reader
10/21/22 4:04 a.m.

At least downforce won't be an issue.

fidelity101
fidelity101 UberDork
10/21/22 1:32 p.m.

I should not have clicked the link for the inside photos, everything else is okay for me. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
10/21/22 1:43 p.m.

I used to think Bugatti Veyrons were ugly. I still think they're ugly, but I also used to,  too. (with apologies to Mitch Hedberg)

Placemotorsports
Placemotorsports GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/21/22 2:03 p.m.

Cool car but almost seems dated looking now.  

Driven5
Driven5 UberDork
10/21/22 2:17 p.m.
Toyman! said:

I have to wonder how that is as a daily. Does it have decent cup holders? How are the AC and heat? Ergonomics? Visibility?

By all accounts, they're apparently rather comfortable and not particularly intimidating to drive.  Think of it as a Hyper-GT car rather than a Hyper-Sports car. The main shortcomings on your list are probably cup holders and rear window visibility. The biggest drawback to regular use of them seems to be that the care and feeding regimen is astronomical in both frequency and price, which doesn't come back to you on resale like the purchase price does.

mtn
mtn MegaDork
10/21/22 2:25 p.m.
Placemotorsports said:

Cool car but almost seems dated looking now.  

Hasn't been made in 7 or 8 years and the earliest of them are almost old enough to vote...

Unless you're talking about the Fiero. In which case you're wrong.

Loweguy5
Loweguy5 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/21/22 4:42 p.m.

In reply to A 401 CJ :

Wow I didn't want to be the first to say that, but yes!  Once again we see that money doesn't buy good taste.

Loweguy5
Loweguy5 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/21/22 4:45 p.m.

In reply to slefain :

All I seem to see is "masonry" every time I read the name.

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