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them: Nice car.
"Thanks"
What's all done to it?
**I explain what's done quickly and skimming over details**
What's it run?
**In what?**
The quarter?
**I have no idea. I autocross.**
You what?
**Autocross.**


 

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Yah, I stopped explaining to people what cone dodging was, it got far to repeatative, and they still didn't understand the concept. I still get the quarter mile question like once a week though. My response is "I don't care"
 

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Dude thats nothing, this is a actual conversation I had

them: Is that a honda or acura?
me: Is what a honda or acura?
them: That car
me: This car?
them: Yes, that car
me: Its a ford,lol
 

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the most i get is

Them: Your car looks fast
Me: yea its pretty good
Them: Does it do good burnouts?
Me: i don't intend to find out anytime time soon.

It always goes something like that, comments on doing burnouts or acting stupid "whats the fastest you have gone with it"
 

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The most i get is this ( @ Fudd So Cal meetings)

Let me have ur seats
Let me have ur rims
Let me have ur lights ( i get the alot)

 

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I get:
You paid how much for a focus!?
*its way more than a focus...
Its still a focus.
*I'm not the one walking..
 

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The only questions I get are:
How much power does it have... then you tell them and they dont know if it's good or not.


Then I get the 1/4 mile question all the time
 

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Well, not quite (I rarely speak to people with my car nearby), but something interesting did happen awhile ago.

[Let me preface this by saying that my heritage is classified as "Asian/Pacific Islander" in most census gathering data compilations.]

I was at an "all Ford" car gathering in May and was standing around with some other Focus owners. We were about to disperse, when a guy hurries over to us, points at my car, and kind of exhales this:
"Who's car is THAT?" (pointing at Focustein)
"Uh, mine."
"No! Really? I would have thought you'd have a Honda."
"Actually, it's a Civic. I did a conversion."
"Uh." Blink, blink. Staring at car.
Laughing Focus owners.
"Hey, those things can really go on the track. I took that racing class at SIR last week in my Lightning and one those was really going. I'd kill it in the straights, and it would catch me in the turns."
"Yeah. It's a fun car."
Sigh.

[Davor suggested that this fellow had the last laugh. He was a dentless repair guy. My hood had a little crease, which he volunteered to fix on the spot. Well, I traded a nasty crease for a slight orange peel effect. Arguably less noticeable. But it was FREE.
All the more reason for the coming hood update.]
 

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Today I got one pumping gas from a woman in her 40s.

Woman: "Nice car...is that one of the new ones."
Me: "New ones? The focus has been around a while now. It is the SVT version of the focus."
Woman: "Really...hmm. I like it. But black is such a hard color to keep clean. Mine is on its last legs...need something new soon. Its still got another 70k before its dead. Its all about maintenance. Yeah...its just wow...really like it."
Me: "Thanks." *Blink*Blink*Blink*

She was in an mid 90s acura integra...and seemed a bit liquored up or out of her mind. But as I was thinking of her comment about "new ones", & I think she was meaning Mazda 3. I guess its ok to say they are cousins. Oh well, at least she knew what she liked
 

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How about...

"Hey what happened to your rear bumper? It looks like there's a piece missing"

"really, where?"
 

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Re: How about...

Here's another one I got right after I bought car

Some old lady: Nice car, you just get it?
me: Yup
her: So is that one of those new minivans?

I didn't know whether to fall to ground laughing or vomit cause someone thought my car was a minivan
 

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them: pretty nice car
me: thanks
them: is it pretty fast?
me: kinda. does it look fast? i really don't race it around town.
them: that's too bad. my buddy's honda civic can ... -
me: (walking away)
 

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I've had a few of the above said to me before. But the funniest comment came when I wasn't even near my car.

I was at work and a customer was looking at "Ford Mustang" for the PS2. I commented that the game was okay and only really worth it if you were a Mustang fan.

The customer said, "Hey watch it on the Mustang buddy!"

I thought this was funny so I asked if she owned a Mustang. Sure enough she did.

I then told her that I wasn't bashing the Mustang, just telling her the game wasn't that great. I then mentioned that I was a Mustang fan and even participated in the Mid America Shelby and Ford meet a few weeks prior.

"Really?" She asks, "What kind of Mustang do you have?"

"I don't have a Mustang, I own a Focus".

Blank stare and then, "A....Focus?"
"I shouldn't even be talking to you. You don't own one of those LS models do you?"

"Uh, actually it's an SVT Focus"

"Oh, an SVT huh? I guess that's sorta alright then. What does it run?"

"I don't drag race, I autocross."

"Autocross? What's that?"

"I drive through cones in a parking lot trying to set a fast time." I figured I better make it simple for her....

She then continues shopping and then I ring up her transaction at the register and ask her, "What year is your Mustang?"

"It's a 93"

"Ahh......the first year of the Cobra."

"Yeah, it's not a Cobra though."

This is where I start to have fun, "WHAT? It's not a Cobra? Not an SVT product? I shouldn't even be talking to you....."


She gets all uppity with me since my car wasn't a Mustang, so I return the favor when her car isn't an SVT.


Good times.
 

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93's aren't bad.

i get "how fast is it?" a lot.
so i say "what?"
"how fast does it go?"
"65."
"no, really."
"I dont know. really. i dont care."
 

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My favorites back when I first purchased my '00 ZX3:

"Is that an electric car?"
"Is that one of them new european cars?"

Funniest story...my brother also had a ZX3. He was pumping gas into his car when a woman came up to him.

Her "Are you sure you should be doing that?"
Him "What?"
Her "Pumping gas into your car."
Him "uhhhhh...I think so, why?"
Her "Isn't that one of those new electric cars?"
Him....blank stare
 
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