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Old 08-19-2006, 01:17 AM   #1
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Who all gets the "its a minivan" crap?

Just wondering who all gets the "it looks like a minivan" crap from people? I get it alot from friends about the shape of my car. but then i tell them that it corners like a cat in the corners and their stupid DSM's will just blow up by the time my hits 100K (its at 50K right now).

Was just wondering who all gets that crap from people about the focus.


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Old 08-19-2006, 01:33 AM   #2
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I always catch hell for it being a focus... As an inline 4, they love to insult it. I never catch hell for anything other than the low horsepower or number of doors, though.
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:18 AM   #3
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ah, i get minivan crap all the time...
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:30 AM   #4
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I get "its just a focus" all the time. Its not like civics are anything special, same with cobalts or any other grocery getter that people mod. Some people are just stupid.
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:31 AM   #5
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yea, like all the rustang kids whose parents bought them a 9K v-8 gas guzzler. (im still in HS)
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:51 AM   #6
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i've had a minivan joke before.
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:34 AM   #7
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Someone asked me last night "where is your van".. since i also have a 1976 dodge 1 ton van i said "at home, i brought my car" then he said "oh thats what i meant your little van"
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Old 08-19-2006, 05:41 AM   #8
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you can thank ignorance for those comments. They obviously have no idea how great of a car the Focus really is. People keep asking me why the heck I bought a Focus, and my reply is always, "Because it is the BEST car dollar for dollar on the road, in fact numerous Jap loving consumer report sites elect the Focus as the most economical car overall to own including purchase, gas, and repairs. You go ahead and spend an extra $5,000 for your equivelent Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla and think you have a "more reliable" car and I will bank that $5k and know that EVEN IF I have to buy a brand new POWERTRAIN I will still come out ahead."

Oh, and I even get "Yeah, but it's a Ford" BS comments about my truck. That's just plain player hatin' ignorance right there. My truck is DEAD sexy and it is a handling machine!

Screw you FORD hater!
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i used to get the minivan remarks from a guy i went to highschool with (he drove a beretta so i didnt feel too bad about it).

other people would always ask me, "why did you buy a focus?" or "what kind of car did you really want?" I guess they assumed that my parents bought the car for me, but when i told them i paid for it myself they got really confused as to why i was driving it. These people just couldnt figure out why i would want such a car. just so you know, most of these people drove cars i wouldnt ever consider owning such as v6 mustangs and grand prix's.
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my friends used to make fun of my car for being a "girls car", cuz the town where I live has a lot of college girls driving em.

then they realized i can spank all their cars in straight line and twisties. Well, except one of them has an 2006 Audi A6, and she can beat me.

These people have some decent cars too, there are TWO n/a Cobalt SS's, one auto, one stick. A modded Accord, an Escort Wagon with Escort GT running gear. And a Grand Prix GTP.

All are decent cars, their drivers just suck.
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