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Old 08.03.2011, 09:46
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I rarely met a young 20ish guy who made himself his own fortune that young.
I did meet some. But to be honest: A Cayman S is around 100k CHF. That is not exactly cheap, but not supercar-expensive either. As most people who buy a new car take a lease, you can if you really want afford one on the 120.000 CHF salary... just as the Turkish cleaning lady can afford a 700 CHF LV bag if she earns the minimum salary of 3400 a month if she really wants...

But truth to be told: Most young men I met driving sports cars in their 20s - and I exclude run down 5th hand M3s from my definition of "sports car" here - did so because they inherited some cash or are simply from a wealthy family. I do not know why one needs to be ashamed of that either...
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Old 08.03.2011, 09:46
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You could compare car for men and jewellery for women. A woman with a nice expensive piece of art at her finger or wrist will get also jealousy comments....
Very true, although I find one a bit more practical than the other. But I think that versus topic has been beating to death in a few other threads.
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..... I rarely met a young 20ish guy who made himself his own fortune that young....
You just hangout in the wrong crowds.

Just as I rarely meet beautiful, successful, smart and funny women.
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Old 08.03.2011, 09:54
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You just hangout in the wrong crowds.

Just as I rarely meet beautiful, successful, smart and funny women.
This is because when you did hang out with the rich guys crowds... you didn't look for me!
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Old 08.03.2011, 09:56
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You just hangout in the wrong crowds.

Just as I rarely meet beautiful, successful, smart and funny women.


......and single I guess I have to add
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Old 08.03.2011, 09:58
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and I exclude run down 5th hand M3s from my definition of "sports car" here
What's wrong with them? They make excellent track/race cars
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My son does the same a lot cheaper!
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Old 08.03.2011, 10:04
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You just hangout in the wrong crowds.

Just as I rarely meet beautiful, successful, smart and funny women.
How many times do I have to say this? Come to Basel, that's where all the best women are All of my friends meet the above requirements and some are single too
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Actually in English, only the word "Ship" has a gender (female). Everything else should be "it". Nevetheless we do tend to say "her" and "she" for machinery or a car, usually when the object is very beautiful

Yup, Kevleg's sweetie is a pretty one.
But I love my ol'cinquecento

Just a small correction, there definitely is grammatical gender to quite a few English nouns, not just ships or cars, also Moon (fem), Sun (masc), Earth (fem), usually not in a planet sense, but personified (lit). Other rule is the gender revealing suffix -ess, actress, waitress, etc.

More here . Ok, pedant hat off.

That car is nice. People posting car pics should realize it is identifying them, to some extent.
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Old 08.03.2011, 10:08
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Just a small correction, there definitely is grammatical gender to quite a few English nouns, not just ships or cars, also Moon (fem), Sun (masc), Earth (fem), usually not in a planet sense, but personified (lit). Other rule is the gender revealing suffix -ess, actress, waitress, etc.

More here . Ok, pedant hat off.

That car is nice. People posting car pics should realize it is identifying them, to some extent.

Its identified that kevlegs is in the middle of a mid-life crisis
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Old 08.03.2011, 10:11
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That car is nice. People posting car pics should realize it is identifying them, to some extent.
Oh, in that case ...
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Old 08.03.2011, 10:13
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My son does the same a lot cheaper!

what car is that??
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Old 08.03.2011, 10:14
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People posting car pics should realize it is identifying them, to some extent.
So my LV-Dodge says something about my class?

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Old 08.03.2011, 10:15
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Its identified that kevlegs is in the middle of a mid-life crisis
It identified that I was willing to put up a pic against my better judgement but it was Nil afterall

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This thread is useless without a picture of the car! Can we see it too...... please?
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what car is that??
Pontiac Solstice (The US branding for the Opel GT)
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what car is that??

Pontiac Solstice

Oops beaten to it. Also, it's now discontinued apparently.
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Old 08.03.2011, 10:19
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I had much nicer / expensive cars when I was in my 20's, no wife or children to support then.
Bitterness much
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hey I'm not bald!!

I'll stick with the Lotus for now

If I had your car the mrs would always be driving it, I'd never get a look in
funnily enough, whenever Bev drives the car she gets the kind of attention that it is alleged the male owners of such cars want, but in her case it is completely unwanted. She's also not supposed to drive it to work, in case the clients get upset that she has a nicer car than them WTF!
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You could compare car for men and jewellery for women. A woman with a nice expensive piece of art at her finger or wrist will get also jealousy comments....
At least you admit that it's jealousy
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She is a nice baby! Lucky you don't live close.... I would have been harassing you for a ride!

I went to my prom in a similar Porsche, felt very good indeed.... I don't remember much of the prom itself... very boring, but I still remember very well the Porsche!

My dad used to have a Corvette. Something very similar to this picture with two side exausts.

I had a 'Hot-wheels' toy model of one of those, pretty cool, envy of the school yard.
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Pontiac Solstice (The US branding for the Opel GT)
I didn't expect to write "Opel GT"... but this reminds me: Once upon a time did car manufacturers not build a model for every niche, sports cars were for people who fit in them and Porsche would not even dream of building SUVs for fat wealthy, comfort oriented people...

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I didn't expect to write "Opel GT"... but this reminds me: Once upon a time did car manufacturers not build a model for every niche, sports cars were for people who fit in them and Porsche would not even dream of building SUVs for fat wealthy, comfort oriented people...
Much as the purists among us may hate it, if Porsche hadn't built the Cayenne it would now struggle to produce exciting new models like the 918 in the same way that the Boxster helped save the company in the 90s and help fund development of the Carreras GT. Likewise making a hybrid Cayenne helps keep emissions across the firm down, allowing them to make more interesting cars.

At the end of the day they are a company that has a duty to its shareholders to maximise profits. They have found some very profitable new markets over the last 15 years, which more than make up for a few lost sales from "enthusiasts" who disagree with the brand direction.
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