AIBU to buy this?

(49 Posts)
Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 12:40:15

WIBU to buy this -penis- -extension- car?

I've liked them for ages, and am now in a position to be able to afford one in addition to a "proper" car.

But... I'm an accountant (in a dull industry), I drive a very dull car normally, and I've got 2 young DCs (7&4).

I'm single (separated for about a year), and I'm concerned that -women- people will think I am a massive prick (rather than that I have a massive prick) for driving one.

I'm under no illusions that it won't make make me look any cooler or more desirable; I just like them and think it would be fun to drive.

So: AIBU to get this car, on grounds that I'm having an early mid-life crisis and that I should grow up, or can I get away with it without -prospective- -partners- thinking I'm a total bellend?

I await the MN jury's decision...

RoooneyMara Sat 20-Jul-13 12:42:51

can you link better, can't work out that one

RoooneyMara Sat 20-Jul-13 12:43:28

Oh right got it

Is it a toyota?

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 12:43:35

Well, clearly none of the formatting works on the talk app.... blush

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 12:44:32

Here's a proper link...

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 12:44:57

Yes, a Toyota Supra.

PoodleFlavouredFreddos Sat 20-Jul-13 12:44:58

can't see the link, but i think you should buy yourself whatever make you happy & don't give a toss what others think. It is just a car, if it is one you have always wanted then go for it. If you pay too much attention to what others think you may as well build a duvet fort & stay there for the rest of your life.

Slainte Sat 20-Jul-13 12:45:29

Sorry to be harsh but it really is a midlife crisis car. It also says look at me pretending that I'm young.

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 12:48:23

Poodle generally I care very little about people's opinion of me, but specifically in context of maybe wanting to meet someone, it might come across as a bit dickish.

Slainte yes, that's my worry. I mean, I know that's not why I want one, but others don't.

Onesleeptillwembley Sat 20-Jul-13 12:53:15

Oh, FFS grow up! It's a car! If you want it, get it. If not don't. How old are you?

GettingVerySleepy Sat 20-Jul-13 12:53:58

That car screams "player" to me and when I was single it would have made me a bit wary. But if you want one, get one, I just wouldn't use it on the first few dates with someone. Anyway it sounds like you have a good sense of humour which will take you far in the dating world regardless, and its just my opinion about the car.

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 13:02:33

onesleep blunt. I like it. Old enough to know better...

Getting So you don't think I should turn up in it on a first date, hard house on the stereo, and wearing a tight muscle top with my belly hanging out of the bottom ?

KatOD Sat 20-Jul-13 13:05:54

I think you should turn up in it on your first date and drive it at a max of 20mph just to mess with them.

Not my taste but if you like it go for it, why not and I'm sure your kids will think it's fun.

Not sure if my opinion is what you're after... The fact that my husband clearly didn't give a shit about his car and drove a battered fiesta when all his colleagues had poser cars actually attracted me to him!

Damnautocorrect Sat 20-Jul-13 13:07:34

I love love love these supras. A few of my friends owned them, beautiful cars.
I have an impractical car with a little one, you make it work when you love the car.

absentmindeddooooodles Sat 20-Jul-13 13:07:44

Buy yourself the car. Nothing wrong with it. My do is a bit of a petrol head ( I'm not really bothered) but people generally don't think he's a dick when he turns up in a flashy (ish) car. Unless he's driving like a 17 year old boy racer that is. (Which I hasten to add he does not )
You probably will get the odd midlife crisis comment, but just smile and nod and get into your little dream car and drive away :-p

Pigsmummy Sat 20-Jul-13 13:12:14

I wouldn't judge a person by the car they drive tbh. If you want it and can afford it then get it. Enjoy it. Simples.

WMittens Sat 20-Jul-13 13:14:06

If it's twin turbo and manual, yes. If it's N/A and auto, no.

It does have a Fast and Furious image from modifying, street racing and drifting scenes and all that, but it's a good car. I'd personally prefer a Skyline, but I reckon Supras are probably better value (not checked prices).

As for what people think: fuck 'em. If you like the car and enjoy driving it, looking at it, washing it, whatever, you enjoy it; if people are so shallow as to think the car says something about you, it's a fairly good litmus test of their personality, and a good idea to steer clear of them.

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 13:15:22

KatOD I'm no petrolhead normally, I just think it looks pretty like this one.

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 13:18:12

Well, MN, I'm surprised! I was expecting plenty of "FFS grow up, are you still a teenager?", and at least one "if DP got one of these I'd LTB".

starts studying autotrader

TimeofChange Sat 20-Jul-13 13:20:57

'BCSD' from the classic British film Personal Services.

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 13:22:17

wmittens oh, def manual. Otherwise I couldn't pretend to be Vin Diesel...

McNewPants2013 Sat 20-Jul-13 13:23:44

If you can afford it then go for it.

WorraLiberty Sat 20-Jul-13 13:24:02


They get you from A to B

Some are nicer to look at than others <shrugs>

I really don't know why people think anyone would be having any kind of 'crisis' due to the transport they choose.

Just buy it.

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 13:24:37

Time exactly my concern. Does it count if it's much smaller than my big (boring) car?

IneedAyoniNickname Sat 20-Jul-13 13:26:23

Op do you look like Vin Diesel? grin

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 13:29:27

Ineed if you ignore the face, body, lack of bald head and accent, I'm pretty much an exact replica...

IneedAyoniNickname Sat 20-Jul-13 13:32:52

Lol grin

JourneyThroughLife Sat 20-Jul-13 13:33:20

It's nicer than I thought it would be - from your post I thought it was going to be really OTT but it's fine. Get one if you fancy it. Drive sensibly, not like a complete which case, what's the problem. It's a car.....

Some of the nicest people I know drive in your face cars. That one relatively speaking is pretty inoffensive. If you like it go for it, and anyone who judges you for it probably isn't worth knowing anyway.

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 13:34:11

worra if we all thought rationally and sensibly about everything all time, then we'd have no need for AIBU. And then what would we talk about...?

TidyDancer Sat 20-Jul-13 13:34:14

If you want it and can afford it, get it.

But tbh (as this is AIBU!) it's a blood ugly car!

Ledkr Sat 20-Jul-13 13:34:16

Who cares?
When I got divorced I bought a golf cabriolet.
I loved it and couldn't have cared less what people thought about me.
First time me and my mate had the roof down playing independent women on the stereo and the heating on full as it was April grin great fun and great memories.
Do what you like.

TidyDancer Sat 20-Jul-13 13:34:28

blood bloody

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 13:41:10

Tidy shock

makes note to ignore Tidy's opinion in future as is clearly just wrong

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 15:21:36

Well, it seems the consensus is that I should buy one. I'm going to print off a copy of this thread and keep it in the glovebox, for evidence...

TidyDancer Sat 20-Jul-13 15:31:39


If you want ugly cars, then sure, ignore my opinion.

WMittens Sat 20-Jul-13 15:44:41


They get you from A to B

Well that's just plain wrong - my cars very often get me from A to A.

I understand if you drive a shit car, you don't want to spend any more time in it than you have to; it's one reason why I don't buy shit cars.

WMittens Sat 20-Jul-13 15:45:59

If you want ugly cars, then sure, ignore my opinion.

Given that that Supra design is over 20 years old, I think it's stood the test very well. It stands up exceedingly well to the overly-creased, fussy designs that we see in modern cars.

TidyDancer Sat 20-Jul-13 15:49:24

It doesn't mean it's not ugly....!

greymoose Sat 20-Jul-13 15:51:48

Please look at how big the back is - especially if you met a new partner it'd mean 2 children squished in the back and they're just getting bigger - my mum got an Alfa Romeo gtv after she split from my dad and it was pointless apart from it looked nice and was fast - we dreaded getting in the back of it even if it was just one of us in the back for a short time and longer journeys were horrendous.

Not sure if this'll help at all but that's advice I wish my mum had!

WMittens Sat 20-Jul-13 15:53:11

It doesn't mean it's not ugly....!

No, the fact that the matter is subjective means it's not ugly; it also means it's not beautiful.

In your opinion it is ugly; my opinion is it's good-looking.

IThinkOfHappyWhenIThinkOfYou Sat 20-Jul-13 15:53:21

I don't like it but as I am lusting after a nissan skyline I'm hardly in a position to judge.

greymoose Sat 20-Jul-13 15:54:16

Sorry posted before finished - obviously I'm not sure if its the same as that but looks like it might be squished in the back! Aside from that if you like it just get it!

GoofyIsACow Sat 20-Jul-13 15:55:34

Is that fs in manchester?

KoalaFace Sat 20-Jul-13 15:57:11

It'd be s

KoalaFace Sat 20-Jul-13 16:00:22

It'd be such a such a shame if you didn't get something you wanted and have worked hard to afford because you're worried how people will see you.

Get it, enjoy it and when you meet any ladies you are interested in just show them you're a gent and not a player.

A car putting you off someone? That sounds silly. Do you want to be with someone so ridiculous anyway?

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 16:13:19

Greymoose it'd be in addition to my dull car (that I have to have for work), so no issues re size.

IThink yes, a Skyline would be my other choice.

Ginocchio Sat 20-Jul-13 16:16:34

WMittens, it's ok - Tidy is clearly just unable/unwilling to accept how obviously lovely the car is. It's a shame, but I'll console myself with the fact that I'm right..

thispunderfullife Sun 21-Jul-13 14:50:47

If you like it, you can afford to run it and it's nice to drive, why not?! Enjoy it xxx

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