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Old 11-05-2017, 04:45 PM   #43
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If it was a Porsche, I could understand. You have a mass produced car that's basically 5 years old now. I have a bit of the OCD myself, but I gave up on my GTI looking perfect a long time ago. Chips, dents, scratches are all in your future.
The cat is winning lol.


So what is the buy-in to own something that deserves to be shown respect? Does it have to be a $100,000 car that they only made 10 of. This means that I shouldn’t care if it gets fucked up?

I disagree wholeheartedly. Dollar value or rarity do not equal what a possession means to someone. I have seen 1980s Buicks for instance, totally not my kind of car, and thought “Damn, nice car.” simply because it was obvious how much it meant to the owner by how incredibly well it was maintained, and I can appreciate that. Am I alone in this thought?


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Old 11-05-2017, 04:53 PM   #44
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So what is the buy-in to own something that deserves to be shown respect? Does it have to be a $100,000 car that they only made 10 of. This means that I shouldn’t care if it gets fucked up?

I disagree wholeheartedly. Dollar value or rarity do not equal what a possession means to someone. I have seen 1980s Buicks for instance, totally not my kind of car, and thought “Damn, nice car.” simply because it was obvious how much it meant to the owner by how incredibly well it was maintained, and I can appreciate that. Am I alone in this thought?


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You’re not alone bro, this thread got super soft. Good luck with the jerkoff cat.
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Old 11-05-2017, 05:43 PM   #45
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So what is the buy-in to own something that deserves to be shown respect? Does it have to be a $100,000 car that they only made 10 of. This means that I shouldn’t care if it gets fucked up?

I disagree wholeheartedly. Dollar value or rarity do not equal what a possession means to someone. I have seen 1980s Buicks for instance, totally not my kind of car, and thought “Damn, nice car.” simply because it was obvious how much it meant to the owner by how incredibly well it was maintained, and I can appreciate that. Am I alone in this thought?


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Dusty paw prints isn't exactly "fucked up", I think what most of us here are trying to say is that if you're gonna treat your gti like a garage queen, then maybe you should get a cover or live somewhere with a garage in the future if little things like this bother you so much.

You're not alone in thinking that an older car that is well maintained looks nice. In fact, a cover will keep it looking nicer in the long run anyways if you're keeping it outdoors in the elements. Even the sun can take it's toll over time.
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:57 PM   #46
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So what is the buy-in to own something that deserves to be shown respect? Does it have to be a $100,000 car that they only made 10 of. This means that I shouldn’t care if it gets fucked up?

I disagree wholeheartedly. Dollar value or rarity do not equal what a possession means to someone. I have seen 1980s Buicks for instance, totally not my kind of car, and thought “Damn, nice car.” simply because it was obvious how much it meant to the owner by how incredibly well it was maintained, and I can appreciate that. Am I alone in this thought?
If you care this much about the aesthetics of your possession invest in what's needed to protect it from environmental elements such as wildlife.
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:03 PM   #47
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Dusty paw prints isn't exactly "fucked up", I think what most of us here are trying to say is that if you're gonna treat your gti like a garage queen, then maybe you should get a cover or live somewhere with a garage in the future if little things like this bother you so much.



You're not alone in thinking that an older car that is well maintained looks nice. In fact, a cover will keep it looking nicer in the long run anyways if you're keeping it outdoors in the elements. Even the sun can take it's toll over time.


I agree that I need a garage. In my future home it is an absolute necessity. It simply is not a possibility right now. I disagree about the cover. I feel that while you may be shielding it from the sun, you are also dragging particulate over the clearcoat every time that you put it on and take it off. Also you can trap in moisture, causing more damage.

I want a garage for protection from environmental factors. I do not feel that my neighbors animal boarders classify as an environmental factor that I should have to endure.

I will be definitely be looking into some rosemary, and perhaps every time I see the cat approach the area of my car, set off the alarm. I have tried ultrasonic repellents in other applications without much results but won’t rule this out.


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Old 11-06-2017, 09:10 AM   #48
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I see what you're saying, but I just think it's impossible to keep it nice as a daily driver. The nice older cars are garage queens, no doubt.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:43 AM   #49
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Wow......I can't believe the irrational thought process of some of you, all over a cat sitting on your car.
You do realize, don't you both, that just by DRIVING your car you get more $hit on it than an army of cats could do? Why don't you leave your damn car in the driveway and just look at it instead of driving it, if you're so worried about dust and dirt. And cat claws retract, it's not going to hurt your bloody paint job. Gawd. You're probably someone that we're going to end up seeing on the evening news.

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Old 11-06-2017, 11:58 AM   #50
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Similar case in point...........I live on a lake. It's full of ducks. Muscovy ducks. I really hate Muscovy ducks. Their lives consist of two things: Eating, and $hitting. Thats ALL they do. They mostly stay on the lake, but they do take walks sometimes, usually down the sidewalk and up my driveway, crapping huge yellow-green blobs as they walk. I don't go for a gun, or machete, or other lethal weapon. They're ducks, that's what they do. I get out my hose, put the nozzle on it, and hit the duck full blast with the water. Some of them like it at first, but they soon move away pretty quick from the water pressure. And then I hose off the driveway. No artillery or killing needed.
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:36 PM   #51
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Similar case in point...........I live on a lake. It's full of ducks. Muscovy ducks. I really hate Muscovy ducks. Their lives consist of two things: Eating, and $hitting. Thats ALL they do. They mostly stay on the lake, but they do take walks sometimes, usually down the sidewalk and up my driveway, crapping huge yellow-green blobs as they walk. I don't go for a gun, or machete, or other lethal weapon. They're ducks, that's what they do. I get out my hose, put the nozzle on it, and hit the duck full blast with the water. Some of them like it at first, but they soon move away pretty quick from the water pressure. And then I hose off the driveway. No artillery or killing needed.
I'd give them something to eat like alka-selzer then watch the fireworks. /s

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Old 11-06-2017, 04:08 PM   #53
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I see what you're saying, but I just think it's impossible to keep it nice as a daily driver. The nice older cars are garage queens, no doubt.


It’s not impossible, it just takes care and dedication. Most guys that are that into cars aesthetically would never own a home without a garage. I never imagined actually being able to have a car as nice as this. (Yeah, I know, it’s not a Porsche) I bought my home when I was 19. I work, my wife stays home. I paid it off a few years ago. My son and I both are getting ready to go to college next year so I need to pay for that. Then I will be looking to move away wherever he ends up going and that house will have I fucking EPIC garage. Guaranteed.


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Does nobody watch the youtubes? Cucumbers my man, get some fucking cucumbers and put them around your car.
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Threads like this serve as a reminder that psychopaths exist everywhere and in plain sight. Could be your neighbors.



Perm-Banning everyone that talks about harming animals on this thread after this comment. ye be warned.
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