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Why am I so gay for my car?!

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:31 pm
by OverDrive418
I can't do it.
I've pondered and planned and thought about it for months now and I just can't do it.
That little silver automatic, grocery getting, gas sipping, ticket magnet, fluid dripping, PMS on Sunday driving, 107k mile having, to work and back, got more pics of it in the album than I do of my family, money grubbing, noise making, Birthday present to me from me, tire eating, ding wearing, tail light seal leaking, show going, race going, still on the original timing belt time bomb having, every rental car agency has one hundred of them, 2.0 SOHC 4 banger...
I just can't do it...
I can't sell her.
As much as I try to convince myself "I really want an SRT-4", I can't do it.
I don't know how and why it happened or when exactly but I somehow fell in love with that little car...now it's til death do us part.

If you get to hell and see a redhead dude in a silver Neon burning sulfer trails, just wave and say, "Hey, it's that OverDrive guy from 2gn!"

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:43 pm
by Mr Josh Zombie
didn't you sell everything off the car as well?

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:50 pm
by OverDrive418
Oh yeah, shes all stock except for the header and exhaust.
So close to selling but didn't.
So I guess my plan now is get her a good tune-up/douching and start to re-mod her. I'm not doing another bodykit though, I'm pretty much leaving the outside stockish this time around.
Mostly sticking to suspension and engine upgrades since I know way more now about the car, what works and what won't, and how I want it to perform than I did when I built it the first time. Smaller lightweight wheels, coilovers, swaybars, interior upgrades, MTX swap...
IT WILL NEVER END!

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:06 pm
by TN.Frank
If I had the money I'd so sell my SXT to get an SRT-4. Everything I'm doing to the SXT is to make it more like an SRT so I'd probably save a boat load of cash buy just getting an SRT and be done with it. I think in this day and age of high gas prices an SRT-4 is just about the ultimate.

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:54 pm
by King Crab
I know exactly how you feel. So much of what you said hit home.

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:05 pm
by titansxt
I have the worst of both worlds... One car that is falling apart and one that gets me 12mpg, 16 if I am lucky.

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:12 pm
by yellowpatrol
Just think about the cheaper insurance. Maybe that will cheer you up.

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:27 pm
by Adionik
TN.Frank wrote:If I had the money I'd so sell my SXT to get an SRT-4. Everything I'm doing to the SXT is to make it more like an SRT so I'd probably save a boat load of cash buy just getting an SRT and be done with it. I think in this day and age of high gas prices an SRT-4 is just about the ultimate.
I was wondering when you'd say that :lol:

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:55 pm
by Wenuden
12-16 mpg is your fault, not the car LOL. I drive hard often and still get exactly 21.3 mpg every tank.

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:43 am
by Fuzzyneon
i was just in the same boat as you i was so close to selling my car but i couldn't i just love it

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:57 am
by Midnight_Rider
yellowpatrol wrote:Just think about the cheaper insurance. Maybe that will cheer you up.
:withstupid:
State Farm just increased my premium by $100 annually.

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:53 am
by OverDrive418
...survived 3 hurricanes, got me through school, outlasted my marriage, helped catch a fugitive, my first brand spanking new car (with 15 miles on it) not someone elses unfinished business, got new door thanks to a cargo van backing into it while it was parked, putting some Initial D watching whippersnapper in his place, getting spanked by just about everything else...
Ah the memories!

Just adding to my list, I'm sure there's more.

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:54 am
by Mr Josh Zombie
i ALMOST kept my car, until I realized it's nothing that i want in a car... so that made it a bit easier


and then i also realized it was my learning car when it comes to working on them, so i screwed a lot of things up. having a fresh start made it alot easier to sell the damn thing off as well

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:58 am
by OverDrive418
I already bought another car too; not an SRT just something cheap to throw around and blow up in the meantime.
Sort of a trasition car if you will so I could tear down the Neon.
I'm telling you I was soooooo close to selling it and then I get all gay and sentimental about an inanimate machine and now I can't do it.
I'll be 80 years old trying to find parts on Classic Mopar.com to keep my Neon running!

BTW my girlfriends getting a kick out of my insanity. She says its "so cute and funny".

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:58 am
by Chibits12
That's exactly how I also feel with my car too. My car's ready to be sold or traded in anytime but I just get too attached with it. I've already removed all my crap in the car, down to the seat covers. I just can't make up my mind. I'm definitely gonna buy a two door next time. :tardbang:

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:19 pm
by titansxt
Wenuden wrote:12-16 mpg is your fault, not the car LOL. I drive hard often and still get exactly 21.3 mpg every tank.
750s and a DTEC running rich. I beg to differ. :)

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:44 pm
by cgneon
OverDrive418 wrote: I'll be 80 years old trying to find parts on Classic Mopar.com to keep my Neon running!

BTW my girlfriends getting a kick out of my insanity. She says its "so cute and funny".

hahaaaa im sure 'll be 80 bidding against you for parts on ebay as well.. and my GF thinks it's stupid crazy and nuerotic, not cute and funny lol..

i test drove so many different kinds of used cars, cant even think to afford a new one right now.. cobalts, focus, mustang, jeep, toyota, etc etc...... none were as much fun to drive or looked as smooth as a big booty 2gn... i just hit 60k the other day, and bought it back in 03, so it'll last me frikkin forever..

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:20 pm
by CrashTeam
titansxt wrote:
Wenuden wrote:12-16 mpg is your fault, not the car LOL. I drive hard often and still get exactly 21.3 mpg every tank.
750s and a DTEC running rich. I beg to differ. :)

Tune that pig! Im running stg2 very very rich, I still get 22-24mpg

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:28 pm
by racer12306
OverDrive418 wrote:BTW my girlfriends getting a kick out of my insanity. She says its "so cute and funny".
That's because she is still just your girlfriend.

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:02 am
by NiteHawk
welcome to the club man...

there's quite a few of us here that are in this for the long haul... I'll never sell my neon as long as replacement parts are available.

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:59 pm
by KrackstaR
its those looks it gives you as you walk up on it, i feel your pain man, i dont think ill ever get rid of my car. when this engine dies ill get another one and another one and .....you get the point