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    Quote Originally Posted by kickercivic1
    you have to first catch the 350z
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    Quote Originally Posted by kickercivic1
    you have to first catch the 350z
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    Quote Originally Posted by migel628
    Based from this Open Frame LCD Thread, I've decided to continue my rant...

    Lil' kids w/ brand new (2004+) vehicles **** me off. These are the same kids that watch the Fast & the Furious way too much & have no clue how to drive. These are also the same kids that think their **** doesn't stink and that everything is owed to them . I absolutely hate to see this. If you are under 20 then chances are you are an assclown who does not know how to properly handle a motor vehicle, thus you should not be driving a brand new vehicle that you will most likely trash. Of course it's not all the children's fault, it mostly lies w/ the parents b/c they are the dumbasses who purchased the vehicle for said child. I can understand the need for safety, but a child's 1st car should be one that will stand up to damage and be something that is expected to take damage, not little Bobby's 2005 350Z or Suzie's Benz SUV...

    Ok, now I'm offically done
    Yeh, I know how you feel. My mom and grandma only wanted me to have a safe car. Two airbags were preferred. So I avoided the 92' SCs because they only had the driver side airbag. And yeh, my car is ******* safe. Ever tried opening the doors in my car when on a hill? The doors ******* weigh around 150lbs each - and I hear that my model uses airplane door hinges

    I got to this little school called PAC Hills. We have a pretty nice selection of cars there. There are like 3 bimmers, 3 lexus vehicles, 3 audis, 2 toyota, 1 infinity g35 sedan, 1 05 mustang, an old beat up explorer, a suburban driven by a small asian chick, 1 Hyundai, and 1 accord in the parking lot. Lets just say that most of the kids are spoiled. We had this kid with a modded IS300 rearend the infinity... the kid just payed the other guy off and went on to mod his car like nothing happened... didn't even put a dent into his pocket. So now the infinity guy has a new rear end (exhaust, tails, trunk, etc).

    Quote Originally Posted by lgbr
    Careful now. I'm only 17.

    But I totally understand your frustration. The process for getting a license needs to be more strict for people under 18, but not banned all together. Believe it or not there ARE kids out there who know how to drive, and do it responsibly. Most of them are women, and haven't seen the Fast and the Furious more than once.

    I've put a lot of time into my car, but I think it was perfect for me, since its small, NOT automatic, and beginning to show its age. The kids who are bought brand new cars don't seem to care because daddy bought it for them.
    Female drivers scare me . Most of the kids with new cars do abuse them, but doesn't mean the kids with old cars don't
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    I agree wholeheartedly! I hate it when some schmuck that's barely old enough to see over the dashboard is cruising around in a brand new Acura NSX. ARGH! Maybe I'm just ****ed that my parents don't "love" me as much as those kids' parents.
    My school's just off off sunset. My friends say they saw Frankie Muniz in one of his cars.
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    Give them time, they'll get older and start to realize that money can't buy them happiness.
    Yes it can
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris31
    Out of observation why do most people who drive a volkswagen (golf specially) and audi drives like an *******? They love to tailgate and push their car in front from the side road into the main road. The older BMW drivers are no difference, they MUST be at the fast lane even though they are doing a slower speed.
    We have the same problem here expept with 3-series drivers. They have a tendency to cut you off, etc
    Quote Originally Posted by EBFoxbat
    I thionk 16 1/2 is a fine age for a license. I think it needs to be much much harder to get one. I also think a drive should need to be reroadtested every 10 years.

    I have a 2004 truck. I'm 20. It bought 100% with my own money. I've worked long days and 70 hour weeks. I've earned my truck and I drive it well. I want to put a lift kit on it so I can run over 350Zs
    I got my licence at 16 I support road testing for people above 65.

    And good luck catching to the 350zs. Running them over at stoplights doesn't count

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    Female drivers scare me . Most of the kids with new cars do abuse them, but doesn't mean the kids with old cars don't
    Well, the ditzy ones sure. My girl friends are all fairly smart and drive safely. I even let one drive my car

    No, having old cars does not. But kids who respect their car enough to do things like take charge of the maintainence of their car have more respect for their car and wouldn't want to see it wrecked. I figure I'm safe there because I went as far as replacing my clutch.

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    Yes it can
    To a certain extent, yes it can. But do you ever wonder why lottery winners have so many problems?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lgbr
    Well, the ditzy ones sure. My girl friends are all fairly smart and drive safely. I even let one drive my car

    No, having old cars does not. But kids who respect their car enough to do things like take charge of the maintainence of their car have more respect for their car and wouldn't want to see it wrecked. I figure I'm safe there because I went as far as replacing my clutch.

    To a certain extent, yes it can. But do you ever wonder why lottery winners have so many problems?
    I wouldn't even let my grandma drive the car when I was out of town for a week. And she bought me the car

    Yeh, respect towards a car goes a long way. It makes me really sad when I find something else wrong with the interior again and again and again.

    Well, lottery winners aren't happy because they don't know what to do with all that money

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    When I was sixteen, I went for my learner's permit. I spent six months driving with my parents. The driving part was easy. Where I learned even more, DRIVER'S EDUCATION! That is in all capital because that was a fun class. Driving a Ford Focus around in a parking lot avoiding obstacles, etc. People usually dismiss me when I say it, but I have superb spatial relation judgement and quick natural reflexes.

    Six months pass and I successfully pass my road test in my vehicle. I had sixteen points taken off for being 2.5mph over the speed limit up a hill, but the speedometer in my Jeep is actually 2.5mph fast.(Tire size and speed ratio...) My parents rewarded me with a four year old Jeep because I made them proud.

    The first crash I ever got into was just before my twentieth birthday. Legally my fault, but it isn't like I meant to do it. Steep hill, pouring rain, and potholes made for a horrible stopping condition coming up to a red light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by migel628
    Based from this Open Frame LCD Thread, I've decided to continue my rant...

    Lil' kids w/ brand new (2004+) vehicles **** me off. These are the same kids that watch the Fast & the Furious way too much & have no clue how to drive. These are also the same kids that think their **** doesn't stink and that everything is owed to them . I absolutely hate to see this. If you are under 20 then chances are you are an assclown who does not know how to properly handle a motor vehicle, thus you should not be driving a brand new vehicle that you will most likely trash. Of course it's not all the children's fault, it mostly lies w/ the parents b/c they are the dumbasses who purchased the vehicle for said child. I can understand the need for safety, but a child's 1st car should be one that will stand up to damage and be something that is expected to take damage, not little Bobby's 2005 350Z or Suzie's Benz SUV...

    Ok, now I'm offically done
    Alright, so I re-read that whole thread, even commented in there, but all I got out of it was that you are jealous of ELANTRA of all cars....
    Correct me if I am wrong... but this is not a car that turns your head on the street and makes you say under your breath "bastard, I wish I had that"

    As far as the "assclown" part, I think you should pop another valium or Heineken, whatever calms your nerves. I've been driving for the past almost 7 years (I am almost 23). I started with a used Buick Regal, and when it had a wheel break off on highway (yes, by itseld, and yes, you read that right), my parents bought be a then new 99.5 VW Golf. And I am damn thanfull to them for that. and even though I was "under 20" what I noticed on the road since the day I started driving, was that "assclowns" behind the wheel come in all ages. The woman that ran me off the road once and got me just a bit closer to the afterlife, was about 3 times my age.

    As far as your generalization goes about Fast & Furious, just because someone got a new car, doesn't mean they are about to put a turbocharger/loud exhaust/rocket engine in it. I went to high school where quite a few kids were in the "upper-middle" class and had decent new/nearly new cars and only a couple were supped or been in an accident. And by the way, we had 2000 students, and only one had a car that was truly expensive (we hated the guy for other reasons though). So please tell me what area you are in where you got under 20's driving 350Z's and Benzs, I am gonna go over there and find me a sugar mama.

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    I have to agree fully with you that it is so annoying when you see some rich kid with a flash car that daddy bought them and they don't look after it but it's ok cos daddies insurance will fix the damage. My kids will have to earn their 1st car - i have no problem helping them out as no-one wants their kid to drive round in something unsafe.

    Boris (am only singling you out becasue of your safety comment so i can make an example of older cars), i know you may think your car is safe but i wouldn't count on it. Yup, you stand a better chance than a lot of poeople but for example, the previous C-class merc (up to 2000) only had a crash rating of 2 out of 5 as the shell deformed too much and would cause serious leg injuries in a head on crash. The new C-class has 5. The little renault clio has 4! Crash safety and reliability are the two main reasons i want to get a new car. Mine is a '97 with airbags etc and no ABS which i prefer for stopping power but at the end of the day if your are tired or not paying full attenion then ABS can be a life saver. Getting back to my original point - i would quite happily put money towards a new or newish car for my kids but they have to understand the responsibilty that comes with owning a car as it is a dangerous weapon and a privilege and they have to pay for the running and repairs and insuracne themselves.

    i think a lot of young people don't realise just how much a car costs to look after properly with good regular servicing etc and they certianly don't realise how much it will cost if to fix if they don't but then i guess they will probably jsut expect daddy tobuy them a new one in 2 years....

    Also ithink its good that kids get through their ragging it around and having bumps in smaller, slower cars as if you put a 17 year old in a scooby wrx you have to expect to se your kid either in jail or in a body bag. These kids with everything handed to them on a plate never really appreciate wht they have and they are the worse for it.

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    Perhaps you should do some research.

    The SC300 passes over 80% of the government's safety tests, making it a very safe car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lgbr
    Perhaps you should do some research.

    The SC300 passes over 80% of the government's safety tests, making it a very safe car.
    ACTUALLY I was making an example of an older car. I didnt say his car was unsafe just not as safe as he might think as it is an older car and so much work has gone on in recent years that cars from 10 years ago are well behind current standards - EG my Mercedes - Clio example. And also i am only familiar with the new Euro NCAP saftely standards not old American ones and there will be no data for the Lexus as it won't have been tested. If it was is suspect it would not do particulalry well as the new tests are very stringent.

    EDIT: and jsut because a car has passed 80% of your gonverments saftely tests it doesn't mean it is a "very safe car" it just means it is adequate to pass the tests they performed at the time to the standards they set at the time. Go get youself an engineering degree and then see what you think of goverment safety standards.

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