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    Too old to drive the car?

    So I stopped by the store to pick up a few things yesterday and this black gentleman walks by, stops and stares at the car, and blurs out "isn't this car too fast for you?" Say what??? I guess when you're 55, you're supposed to be driving some land yacht! NOT!! I'll be driving my REX, with trance and techno blasting in the cabin, until my knees give out! And my wife would agree as she'll turn 51 in July and loves tooling around town in her Camaro SS!!
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    ...as long as you keep waving at other Subies!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post



    ...as long as you keep waving at other Subies!!
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    Eh, don't let him get into your head. People are programmed to create judgements about others, and many (for some reason) see it as a virtue to vomit forth that opinion.

    OTOH, he may have simply been trying to start a friendly conversation, and thought that he was being funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizzouDevil View Post
    So I stopped by the store to pick up a few things yesterday and this black gentleman walks by, stops and stares at the car, and blurs out "isn't this car too fast for you?"
    Should have responded with, "No. This car is too fast for YOU."
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    That was one of the first (if not the very first) of a bunch of objections from my wife. Now whenever she wants the WRX I'll tell her she's to old to be driving it... Moral: only women get too old to drive a WRX, guys never get too old!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingo View Post
    only women get too old to drive a WRX
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    ...as long as you keep waving at other Subies!!
    I stopped waving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    I stopped waving.
    not surprised. bet you'd wave at Evo's but they won't wave back awww
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    not surprised. bet you'd wave at Evo's but they won't wave back awww
    I think it has to do with the face that the newer models have attracted a less enthusiast oriented crowd. I do not wave at MY08+ in this area, and the older models that I see driving around are all people I know.
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    You know what, I've found the elderly often don't wave back. I'll blink or wave or something, then when I see who's driving, I'm like, Oh that explains it. This needs to change.
    Last edited by Shoopster; 06-03-2013 at 08:04 AM. Reason: ...not that 55 is elderly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    You know what, I've found the elderly often don't wave back. I'll blink or wave or something, then when I see who's driving, I'm like, Oh that explains it. This needs to change.
    Hmm, I guess this finally proves my non-elderly status. I still diligently wave to other WRX drivers.
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    How ironic, I'm a Subi guy and made a mental age judgement yesterday only to be happily proven wrong.

    Scenario: the wife and I had our first kidless date in about two years last night. On the way back home I stop at the Chevron for gas. In front of me was an older guy , thin (comb over) gray hair, glasses, in a newish no frills legacy, wearing non-cargo khaki shorts about 6" above the knee, A tucked in flower print polo shirt, and mid calf beige dress socks with those leather strap type sandals.

    I start the pump and get back in the car to try and soak in some residual AC (it was 100 F here yesterday), the wife looks up and says " Nice socks." I smirk and mentally categorize the guy as the quintessential Sierra Club Forrester/outback guy.

    The pump clicks, and I get out and put it away. As I walk around to get back in the car, the guy says " So how do you like it?" And gestures toward my car.

    " Love it, had it 7 years now." I said.

    He smiled and said " They're fun, I have an 02 at home I bought new. They're a blast to tinker on, have you changed the suspension out yet..changes the car."

    Quite surprised I responded with " As a matter if fact yeah, I just did. It's been a fun car, I've had it tuned and done all the work myself."

    He replied " yep they are a blast...a hot rod."

    I said goodbye and happily motored home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopster View Post
    You know what, I've found the elderly often don't wave back.
    I'm usually busy trying to figure out how to get the turn signal to turn off .
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    I wave but that's a habit from riding motorcycles for 35 years..


    Of course I don't wave at other Accord owners when driving the Fatmobile.

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