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MaNiaCaL Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:41 pm

:: In my Big Rig Shop ::

Customer walks up to my Baja.

"Oh I see your starting a Baja project"

Me: "Starting? It's almost finished and l'm about to drive it 4 hours to Fredericksburg tomorrow " (Texas Vw classic)

FullFender Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:59 pm

Sittin in the McDonalds parking lot when a old lady and her husband pull up.
Lady: That's Cute!
Me: Thanks!
Lady: Does it drive?

...Holdup, what?

Then on the highway a big old macho guy in his lifted ford drives up alongside us for 100ft starts revving and speeds off. Suppose he wants to race?

Patty B. Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:57 am

At the grocery store I was catching up with and old fellah I hadn't seen in a while, he's been doing some driving for an auto auction company and he's an old Volvo guy, where he owned old Volvos like we have Vws lol. As we're talking he sees this newish boxy Volvo V70 awd pull up and says 'see those they're just junk'. The words aren't out of his mouth a second when the Volvo guy calls out who owns the bug and he'd trade even Steven his car for mine. My old friend just shook his head and walked away laughing.

I didn't make the trade--he was pretty insistant--no means no man--I've had it for 22 yrs and it's not for sale.! I think maybe he was thinking he could flip the bug for more than the Volvo??? Seemed like one of those guys.
He had to leave me with words of wisdom of course: ' You look after it. Get it under coated and it will last you a long time.'

finster Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:57 pm

I recently bought a 74 cabrio 1303 and had just driven it home when a neighbour walked by with her dog, 'oh I like your old car!' says she. Then, peering through the window, 'is it wooden inside?'
In the UK the most common saying is 'yer don't see many of these about' so I'll have to get used to hearing that umpteen times...

HippyTom Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:42 am

Back when my 63 L87 Pearl White Sunroof bug was still a Herbie replica, I was sitting at a car show when this guy walks up and says:

Guy: "Hey, you ever seen that movie?" (*pointing at my car)

Me: "What movie?"

Guy: "You know, that movie with the car in it."

Me: "What car?"

Guy: "You know, this car!"

Me: "There's a movie?"

Guy: "Oh yeah, man..."

Me: "Never heard of it."

Guy: "You've gotta look it up and see it man, it was a big thing."

Me: "Hmm, had no idea. I just thought it looked cool."

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I've gotten tons of the standard VW comments:

"You know these float"

"You know these go great in the snow" (Good to know in Tampa, FL)

"You know Hitler built these"

"You know a Porsche engine will bolt right in"

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At a car show recently, a little kid looking in the trunk said to his Dad, "Daddy, someone stole the motor!!!" I replied, "That's ok, I've got a spare one in the trunk." He ran to the back of the car and yelled, "Daddy, he's got a spare motor in the trunk!!!"

scottyrocks Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:42 am

HippyTom wrote: Back when my 63 L87 Pearl White Sunroof bug was still a Herbie replica, I was sitting at a car show when this guy walks up and says:

Guy: "Hey, you ever seen that movie?" (*pointing at my car)

Me: "What movie?"

Guy: "You know, that movie with the car in it."

Me: "What car?"

Guy: "You know, this car!"

Me: "There's a movie?"

Guy: "Oh yeah, man..."

Me: "Never heard of it."

Guy: "You've gotta look it up and see it man, it was a big thing."

Me: "Hmm, had no idea. I just thought it looked cool."

I have had this same basic conversation except substitute my fedoras (of any size and color) and a certain Dr. Jones. Cracks me up.

HippyTom Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:03 am

When I've got my hippy painted 62 Bug at car shows, I always get several questions:

Q: "How much weed did you smoke painting your car?"
A: "None. I did this stone cold sober. That's how messed up I am normally." (<--- Which is absolutely true)

Q: "Hey man, you ever smoke any weed man?"
A: "Not since high school."

Q: "Who painted your car?"
A: "I did."

Q: "How long did it take?"
A: "I stopped counting at 800 hours. That was several years ago. I've been painting on it for 9 years."

Q: "Are you finished?"
A: "No. It will never be finished. I've got under the hoods, wheel wells, under the pan, etc."

Q: "Are you going to clear coat it?"
A: "No. I'm going to let the paint and graphics age over time."

TDCTDI Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:47 pm

“Yo, dat shit be dope”, “I likes yo car” From a group of young ladies at the mall.

79SuperVert Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:07 pm

Driving the Beetle home on a cool, drizzly evening with my wife in one of the few instances she is riding in the Beetle, and I have my window partly open:

She: "Hon, it's getting a little cold."

Me: "Do you want me to turn on the heat?"

She: "Yeah, sure, turn on the heat. Ha - ha!"

I reach down and turn the heater knob until the heat flows.

A short silence, then she says "Oh, wow. That's heat!"

:lol: 8)

scottyrocks Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:50 am

After we had pushed it home two blocks the last it crapped out, my wife has decided that my car is now to function as a cardiovascular workout machine.

'Hey, honey, let's push the car up and down the block after dinner tonight!'

Shanghai Paddles Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:44 am

Pulling up to my FLAPS in my '67 yesterday, a guy in his early 40's was walking out of the door, stops and smiles and says, "Seeing this just made me happy!" And he walked away with a nice bounce in his step. :D

deaaaanno.vw1966 Sun May 12, 2019 6:57 pm

a kid once asked me, "is that Mr Bean's car?" i thought he was joking but when I saw his face he was serious :lol: :lol: :lol:

type2rescuemaine Thu May 16, 2019 6:24 pm

A couple of interesting various ones:

- "I like your Jeep!" (12 yr old kid yelling at us in the bay window)

- Guy offers $10k cash for the 15 window at the gas station and once my dad declines, the guy pulls the money out of his pocket and shows it to my dad (he later pulled away in the backseat of a taxi)

- "How much weed do you smoke in there?" (bay window)
- "None, actually."
- "If it was mine I would get so f**king stoned in that thing."
- "Nice."

- Another notable run in, I guess not actually verbal but definitely a good (but rather confusing) display of thoughts on our vehicle/driving skills, was a guy trailing us on the interstate. He was honking and smiling and giving us thumbs ups for like 3 minutes straight (to the point that we wondered if this guy just had issues) but later he passed us, swerved into our lane and flipped us off. My dad and I still to this day have NO idea what was up with that.

- "I love your old volkswagen! I have one too."
- "Awesome! What year is it?"
- "2004!" :roll:

oprn Fri May 24, 2019 5:51 am

Last year when we were coming out of a local 4H club meeting a teenaged kid looked at our Manx copy and asked his Mom:

"What kind of car is that?"

"Oh, it's one of those new side by sides."

:roll:

Here are a couple of replies I have used at the gas pumps:

"What kind of mileage do you get with that thing?"

"I don't know, it's the first time I've filled it."

"Oh, just got it eh?"

"Nope. I've had it for 4 years!"

I like to use this one at the pumps on January the 1st standing beside the car after I fill it up:

"HONEY! IT'S GONE AND USED $30 AGAIN LAST YEAR!!!"

Good for some eye rolling and a few chuckles!

Fiatdude Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:46 pm

Today a 17 year-old was looking at my Ghia with the full cage and racing seats, etc..

"Just what exactly is this car?"

I really didn't have a good answer for him LOL.

Fiatdude Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:59 pm

Does this count ----


Shanghai Paddles Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:53 am

I was hanging out at a buddy's place the other day when his 2 year old nephew showed up. He kept running over to my bug and saying "oh no!" He was worried that it was sick (because of the paint), so he gave it a kiss to make it feel better :D

Kids are great.



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