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Old 04-16-2009, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a chick car?

yeah so one of my girlfriend's boyfriend told me that a red bmw convertible is a chick's car and that i should get a real man's car. Hahaha but guess what he drives.........you ready for this........a Dodge Neon hahahaha when i heard that i died laughing. Yeah a Dodge Neon is a real man's car. I should Probably run out and get one right now.



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challenge him to a race for pink slips. own his ass and tell him to go buy a real mans car...like a red bmw convertible

for a second there...i thought you were going to say you bought a miata...
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hahaha nah i'm stickin to the bimmers
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i did race him the next day and blew him away on the on-ramp. Shut him up pretty quick
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You should tell him that real cars are not "domesticated import wannabe's" like the Neon
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Wait wut? lol 318 > Neon
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in fact, convertibles are chick cars, especially German ones. Statistics bear out that 70% of newVW convertibles buyers are women. Nevertheless, my wife bought a 1988 BMW 325iC with 71K back in 1999 and it now has 175K on it, all by my hand for maintenance. It's been an outstanding car, cheap, fun and reliable. The relatively unknown fact is that the E30 325iC, as the 325iX, have a 6 inch longer wheel base than the the nons. This fact alone makes the iC and the iX more attractive than the snubby nons. It's almost like a 4 series...very different look, if you look hard enough.... Convertibles are a problem however, I just spent $550 to have a rear window replaced and I had to put a stress bar in the front years ago...otherwise.....other than noise and theft potential this car has been a monster..... we intend to keep it forever...
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I wouldnt mind a Convertible, but I wouldnt want it as a daily driver.
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Wow. All this talk about chick cars, and not one mention of the VW New Beetle! Better yet, VW New Beetle Cabrio!
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in fact, convertibles are chick cars, especially German ones. Statistics bear out that 70% of newVW convertibles buyers are women. Nevertheless, my wife bought a 1988 BMW 325iC with 71K back in 1999 and it now has 175K on it, all by my hand for maintenance. It's been an outstanding car, cheap, fun and reliable. The relatively unknown fact is that the E30 325iC, as the 325iX, have a 6 inch longer wheel base than the the nons. This fact alone makes the iC and the iX more attractive than the snubby nons. It's almost like a 4 series...very different look, if you look hard enough.... Convertibles are a problem however, I just spent $550 to have a rear window replaced and I had to put a stress bar in the front years ago...otherwise.....other than noise and theft potential this car has been a monster..... we intend to keep it forever...
550? for a window? thats like what a whole top runs
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no, in fact the entire price for a new canves top with installation is $1300 these days...I checked....it's $500 for labor and $800 for the top itself. In fact this was less than half of that as the top itself was/is in excellent condition, just the rear window.....dig?
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Thats more the price I have been seeing....

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no, in fact the entire price for a new canves top with installation is $1300 these days...I checked....it's $500 for labor and $800 for the top itself. In fact this was less than half of that as the top itself was/is in excellent condition, just the rear window.....dig?
$1,300 installed should be closer to 1k(I need a new top)
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The installation is what kills you.... installing these are pretty easy
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i agree the installation is what kills you. $500 to put a top on is a little excessive in my opinion
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