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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: How does your wife feel about your VW? Reply with quote

HI, I just restored a 1959 VW Bug after two amd a half years.. I really love it but my wife does not care for it. I got a pad to put over the new seat covers, and my wife said it did not feel good to sit on it so I removered hers. My is fine. Then she says she smells gas. I painted under the car with anti rust paint and now she says the car stinks. I told her the smell should go away soon. I drove it today and the smell is getting less and less. I want her to learn to drive it in case she has to in an emergency. she says no way. She flat out does not like the car. If I have to drive to town usually she would not want to go. Do I sell her or the car? Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like "princess syndrome" to me..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like your wife needs to get a life.Or maybe you do need another wife Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She likes the '71 Convertible, which runs and is insured. She doesn't like the '70 sedan, which has been sitting "retired" on the side of the house. She wants me to sell that to a member here as it's an Arizona car....
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: How does your wife feel about your VW? Reply with quote

Marge's VW wrote:
Do I sell her or the car? Thanks


Why does she have to like the car? My wife doesn't care for mine, but she doesn't mind because it keeps me occupied. I frankly am glad to have some time to myself in the Beetle because as much as I love my wife, I don't mind being apart once in a while.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She would like it alot better if it weren't in pieces in the basement.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBSquarebackChick wrote:
sounds like your wife needs to get a life.Or maybe you do need another wife Sad


damn... is true!
i think that she need a hobby, maybe something that she want to do instead of thinking that you waste your time in this car... the same happen to me!

mine`s (not my wife, my gf but she`s almost the same) was hating my old beetle for so long before i bought my 70 fastback... now i`m planning to do a complete restoration of muy beetle in our workshop and maybe i`ll turn the fastback my daily driver... and believe it or not, now she loves my bug (she started telling me that the ugly one is the fasty) and she adviced me that is not gonna put her ass in "this type 3" cause is uglier! Laughing


maybe your wife can`t love an aircooled like you with all this new watercooled trash running on the streets but... who`s perfect? Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BBSquarebackChick wrote:
sounds like your wife needs to get a life. Sad


damn... is true!
i think that she need a hobby, maybe something that she want to do instead of thinking that you waste your time in this car... the same happen to me!

mine`s (not my wife, my gf but she`s almost the same) was hating my old beetle for so long before i bought my 70 fastback... now i`m planning to do a complete restoration of muy beetle in our workshop and maybe i`ll turn the fastback my daily driver... and believe it or not, now she loves my bug (she started telling me that the ugly one is the fasty) and she adviced me that is not gonna put her ass in "this type 3" cause is uglier! Laughing


maybe your wife can`t love an aircooled like you with all this new watercooled trash running on the streets but... who`s perfect? Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my gf bought her bug before i bought mine!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see: have had the wife 22 years, and the VWs 36 and 32 years.....
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's pissed at it right now cause it broke down right at the beginning of summer riding season.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to monitor my time just being on thesamba! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shouldn't the question be: How does your wife feel about your VWs?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah same here oldeskool. My wife was friends with the P.O. (and friends with the PO's girlfriend) of my VW. She even helped them with the bodywork so he could paint the damn flames on it. She loves the car but thinks I spend entirely too much time on TheSamba. I tell her it's a package deal, you can't have one without the other Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Package deal, thats it!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my gf told me bugs are just "nice".. she didn't really cared for bugs, and in time.. she happen to like the sound and feel on the road. I've taken her to some meetings, she met new people, now she wants to go everywhere in the bug. oh wait! have i told you that this one i drive now is the only bug that actually ran? the previously 2 are still in pieces (after 2 years now) and in desperate need of reassembly..
She was easy to convince from the first ride, she drove the bug, and she'll do it over and over again. i am thinking of finding her a convertible, or just to give her my 58 rag... NOT!!! she looks good only as passenger.. Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy her a camper bus, and let her "nest". She may just need a weekend get-away, making memories in the ACVW to spark her interest.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife knows that I have been looking for a couple of years for that "right" VW Beetle to make my daily driver. Doesn't understand how someone can be so attached to an inanimate object like a car. For her, all it needs to do is function correctly, not break down and get her where she needs to go. But she loves me enough to just let me get one. She said that it is going to be my vehicle and I should drive something that I truly enjoy. And based on some of my past daily drivers, she will drive it willingly if she has to (such as when hers is in the shop).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She loves it but wishes my motor build was done so we can drive it again.
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