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Yesterday i was at autozone picking up a headlight bulb for my saturn. I was driving the stang. I get in after i am done inside the store and start it up. This guy prolly in his 50's walks up next to my car and says nice sounding exhaust. I am like thanks. He said i want to get my car to sound like that but they dont sell anything in autzone to do it. So i am thinking the only car i can think that is his is this late 80's early 90's Mustang GT thats in the autozone parking lot. So then he says, yeah thats my SUNFIRE over there!! I look over to see a fully cladded Must been 2000 or newer one.. bumper to bumper riced out sunfire with "dual" exhaust and graphics on the side. Ground effects all around. Now i didnt want to mean but i was thinking..dude first u gotta start with a V8 to get a sound close to this. But i was like well it didnt come like this i did some exhaust work but i want it louder. He asked where i get the parts, i am thinking well from mustang websites but that isnt gonna help him so i said just look online. He said he didnt have a computer. So i said well just go to a muffler shop or sumthen, he said ok and left. I felt bad i couldnt help him out but Pontiac didnt put that right engine in that car to make a v8 sounding offroad exhaust!! lol. Kinda weird..I expected a guy his age to have a corvette or sumthen.
 

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I love old dudes who drive cars that would be better suited to somebody about 30 years younger. I saw a guy, had to have been 55-60 (full head of gray hair), driving a black, white, and blue Tiburon V6 (the newer body style) and it was a riot, he even had all the ricer accessories (kitted, vinyl graphics, racing seats, etc.) Who knows why they do it . . . maybe the Corvettes are too hard for them to get in & out of?
 

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He wasn't KNOCKING them, I wasn't knocking them; just saying it was a little out of place to see an old guy getting into a kitted & modded sunfire. It's like seeing a 5'0" soccer mom in an Excursion or an H2 or a 6'8" basketball player in an Insight. It's just a little put-offish. That's all. I used to own a Sunfire and it's honestly the only car I regret getting rid of.
 

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He wasn't KNOCKING them, I wasn't knocking them; just saying it was a little out of place to see an old guy getting into a kitted & modded sunfire. It's like seeing a 5'0" soccer mom in an Excursion or an H2 or a 6'8" basketball player in an Insight. It's just a little put-offish. That's all. I used to own a Sunfire and it's honestly the only car I regret getting rid of.
I am sorry but it makes you sound like a bigot.I drive a redline and I am over 50 so please tell me what I am allowed to drive.I am not trying to be a jerk here but people like what they human nature cant change that.I have always had sporty cars and will continue to do so.What is wrong with saying that guy drives a cool car and leave it at that.My father who is dead now drove a mr2 till he was 79 years old and loved it and I was very happy for him he dug the car.I wanted a cobalt ss but I bought the redline would you be ragging me for buying one.I have a lot of toys computers ipods and so on does that make me strange or happy.By the way my wife has a yellow 03 sunfire and she loves it.Have a nice day.
 

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Ho-ly smokes guys, you took that the wrong way; I'm not trying to sound like a bigot whatsoever, it's just some things throw you off a little bit, like 50+ folks with modified cars; nothing WRONG with it whatsoever.
 

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I wasnt knocking them either..just seemed out of place. And especially someone that age saying they want to get their car to sound like a v8, i just thought it was common knowledge esp to a person with alot of experience in life to know a 4 banger is never gonna sound like mine, not that mine is the greatest..just they wont.
 

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That's rite chaz stick-em. I'm 45 & I'll be in a sports car till I keel. It's ok for an "old guy" to have a vette(that's modded) but not an RL? :D
Of course it's OK. I agree. I would love to see a middle-aged adult in something most teens dream of driving. No one said it was bad, it's just not something you see every day.
 

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I think he was just referring to the fact that you usually see older guys driving muscle cars or sports cars (whether modded or stock), but what you DON'T see often, is older guys driving "sport compacts", especially like those today that are aimed for youth.

I mean really, what seems out of place here: a 50 year old guy in a modified muscle car, or a 50 year old guy in a "modified" (leaning more towards riced out) Sunfire??
 

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I think he was just referring to the fact that you usually see older guys driving muscle cars or sports cars (whether modded or stock), but what you DON'T see often, is older guys driving "sport compacts", especially like those today that are aimed for youth.

I mean really, what seems out of place here: a 50 year old guy in a modified muscle car, or a 50 year old guy in a "modified" (leaning more towards riced out) Sunfire??

Thats exactly what i was saying. And it threw me off he could think his would ever sound like a v8. Hey a redline is little different then a kitted sunfire.
 

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When I was 16, 17,18 it was'nt unusual to see older guys in TR7s, Austin-Healeys(sp?) Vettes, MGs, 914s or good ole Detroit Iron, those were aimed at the younger market also, you buy what you like.
 

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Wow, you guys couldn't have taken that any more personal, could you? People say young guys are quick on the trigger... you act like people don't drive the cars in any kind of stereotypical fashion. I promise you, if I pulled up to your house in a brand new $450,000 Bentley, with my long hair, jeans, and Subilme blasting out the windows, you'd have the same suprise that our Mustang friend did...
 

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Wow, you guys couldn't have taken that any more personal, could you? People say young guys are quick on the trigger... you act like people don't drive the cars in any kind of stereotypical fashion. I promise you, if I pulled up to your house in a brand new $450,000 Bentley, with my long hair, jeans, and Subilme blasting out the windows, you'd have the same suprise that our Mustang friend did...

Thanks spooner. Yeah i wasnt dissing a kitted sunfire..altho i wouldnt want one, but it just seemed off a guy his age driving it and thinking it was gonna sound like a v8 is all!!! No harsh feelings!!
 

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No harsh feelings, but I beg to differ if you pulled in front of my house in a Bentley at all I'd be surprised. It takes all kinds, and really not much surprises me any more, after living in chi-town most of my life, & 12 years of working in prison.
 

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There is a guy here in middle georgia that drives around a JDM Integra. I don't mean a conversion either, he actually has a right hand drive Honda Integra from Japan. It is lowered and has all the little bits, carbon fiber hood, wing, lip kit, looks clean as hell.

Thing is, the guy is older, maybe mid 50's, and has a long white beard. car is fast though and he seems to enjoy it.
 

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Of course it happens, all the time, I'm sure. Ya'll just seemed to be actually offended. I smile when I break the mold, makes me laugh at the sheeple that make the molds.

If you think his story about the man in the Sunfire is normal, that's your experiences. I live in Chicago too, and I can't remember seeing alot of things like that. I did meet a man who helped his two sons build Cavilers that were running 13.xxx in the 1/4 mile. You just have to remember that most of us are used to dealing with stereotypical situations, and when you see one that breaks it, you're suprised. Usually at yourself for thinking so narrowly. Then there's the whole age gap between the 'tuner' crowd, and the older school car guys. People think of the 'tuner' crowd as younger, and the older school as older age-wise. One tends to like small displacement compact cars, and one like larger displacement musclecars. Of course that's not set in stone, but it's what people think of, stereotypically. When I'm older, I'll be driving the same types of cars I am now, it will be no different, age is only something to list on official forms and documents. The rest of it is in your head...
 

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Kirtsky said:
There is a guy here in middle georgia that drives around a JDM Integra. I don't mean a conversion either, he actually has a right hand drive Honda Integra from Japan. It is lowered and has all the little bits, carbon fiber hood, wing, lip kit, looks clean as hell.

Thing is, the guy is older, maybe mid 50's, and has a long white beard. car is fast though and he seems to enjoy it.
It's Santa in his slay, he does exist!

Every car has its demographics (age range and type of people that by a certain car). Different cars have different medians of an age group. Our RLs are aimed for the younger or 20s crowd, but they also are purchased by older people too. Since there aren't as many older customers, it may surprise some people to see them in these type of cars, or even the customized Sunfires. It's not necessarily a bad surprise either. Heck, the older crowd (no offense by saying 'older,' just meaning out of the median age group range) are probably better at bringing out the power in such cars since they've been driving for longer. So I'll respect ya ;)
 
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