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Last night around midnight I am stopped in the turning lane on a 3 lane road and 2 teenages in a mustang are stopped at the light 2 lanes over to my right. They start pointing and looking at the GT-R, so I give them a nod and a wave ( it is all good at this point ) . Light turns green, I turn left and pull into a gas station, the mustang goes straight a few blocks, makes a U turn and then pulls into the gas station between 2 gas pumps blocking access and not purchasing gas . At this point I am looking straight at the pump and after a long day of work I do not want any "chit chat". One of the teens wearing his high school sweat shirt approaches me and says nice car, I respond thanks, teen then asks if I imported the car, I respond no, teen then asks is it a V-8 or V-6, I respond 6. I gave one word answers for a few reasons; I felt like I was "stalked", the complete misinformation about the GT-R the teen had, and a long day at work with a lot on my mind . Most important I was expecting the teen to say nice car, I PLAN to ( have a business, go to school for a trade ect... to afford a GT-R one day ). At 42 I may be getting a little "crusty", but first I would never go out of my way to approach someone as these teens did and I would have the correct information about the car in question. To the youth out there reading this it is OK to dream, but have a PLAN to accomplish ownership.
 

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Last night around midnight I am stopped in the turning lane on a 3 lane road and 2 teenages in a mustang are stopped at the light 2 lanes over to my right. They start pointing and looking at the GT-R, so I give them a nod and a wave ( it is all good at this point ) . Light turns green, I turn left and pull into a gas station, the mustang goes straight a few blocks, makes a U turn and then pulls into the gas station between 2 gas pumps blocking access and not purchasing gas . At this point I am looking straight at the pump and after a long day of work I do not want any "chit chat". One of the teens wearing his high school sweat shirt approaches me and says nice car, I respond thanks, teen then asks if I imported the car, I respond no, teen then asks is it a V-8 or V-6, I respond 6. I gave one word answers for a few reasons; I felt like I was "stalked", the complete misinformation about the GT-R the teen had, and a long day at work with a lot on my mind . Most important I was expecting the teen to say nice car, I PLAN to ( have a business, go to school for a trade ect... to afford a GT-R one day ). At 42 I may be getting a little "crusty", but first I would never go out of my way to approach someone as these teens did and I would have the correct information about the car in question. To the youth out there reading this it is OK to dream, but have a PLAN to accomplish ownership.
I love talking to teens about my GTR. It's great to give 'em some motivation to do better. There are many times i've let total stranger sit my GTR and give them a small talk about doing better in life and share my story of struggle and hard work to be where I'm are at. No more than 5 min. It could change someone life. How many jerks i've met growing up who had a nice ride and acted like they're the sh*t...Hate bastards like that (NOT saying you are). But the guy who spent a few minutes on showing me that Supra TT, probably changed my life in some small way... Hope today was a great day for you!
 

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I agree with you, but did not like being followed into the gas station. If they were heading to the gas station to get gas and had some basic info on the car( come on v-8 or v-6 or imported ? ) I would have enjoyed talking about the GT-R. I would mention to enjoy your youth and have a plan to enable the purchase of a GT-R one day.
 

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I love talking to teens about my GTR. It's great to give 'em some motivation to do better. There are many times i've let total stranger sit my GTR and give them a small talk about doing better in life and share my story of struggle and hard work to be where I'm are at. No more than 5 min. It could change someone life. How many jerks i've met growing up who had a nice ride and acted like they're the sh*t...Hate bastards like that (NOT saying you are). But the guy who spent a few minutes on showing me that Supra TT, probably changed my life in some small way... Hope today was a great day for you!
I agree! I still remember this dick at a gas station who had a 300zx tt back when I was in college. I said nice car, and I was hoping he would chat a little. He so blew me off.

When I'm in the GTR I always have time to chat, whether they are informed or not. Just good enthusiast karma
 

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Last night around midnight I am stopped in the turning lane on a 3 lane road and 2 teenages in a mustang are stopped at the light 2 lanes over to my right. They start pointing and looking at the GT-R, so I give them a nod and a wave ( it is all good at this point ) . Light turns green, I turn left and pull into a gas station, the mustang goes straight a few blocks, makes a U turn and then pulls into the gas station between 2 gas pumps blocking access and not purchasing gas . At this point I am looking straight at the pump and after a long day of work I do not want any "chit chat". One of the teens wearing his high school sweat shirt approaches me and says nice car, I respond thanks, teen then asks if I imported the car, I respond no, teen then asks is it a V-8 or V-6, I respond 6. I gave one word answers for a few reasons; I felt like I was "stalked", the complete misinformation about the GT-R the teen had, and a long day at work with a lot on my mind . Most important I was expecting the teen to say nice car, I PLAN to ( have a business, go to school for a trade ect... to afford a GT-R one day ). At 42 I may be getting a little "crusty", but first I would never go out of my way to approach someone as these teens did and I would have the correct information about the car in question. To the youth out there reading this it is OK to dream, but have a PLAN to accomplish ownership.
Cool story bro
 

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Most of us don't mind to chat a little, it just the approach people did sometime is scary. I've been follow and drove side by side with a celica for 10 mins. I go a bit faster, they go a bit faster. I slow down, they slow down and they were thugs looking kids.
 

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I actually had someone jump in front of my car (I was cruising maybe 10mph downtown) with his hands out, stopped me dead in the middle of a street and started snapping pictures of my car as I was stuck there with 2 cars behind me. Sometimes this car makes me feel like a hot female model, instantly recognizable, everybody wants a ride, cellphone snapping at intersection and stop lights and people asking me for my numbers. (ie. How many horsepower? What year is it? How fast to 60?)
Unfortunately they are all young guys - not my cup of tea. Wife told me I am not allowed to pick up random people in the GT-R, I told her it's a good policy otherwise I might come home with 3 guys.
 

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Man, I'd be upset if I were those kids. They made an effort to look at something they thought was cool, and were essentially blown off. That's not what it's about.
 

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Man, I'd be upset if I were those kids. They made an effort to look at something they thought was cool, and were essentially blown off. That's not what it's about.
I am sure the two teens were a little upset and it is not in my nature to give one word answers when asked about the GT-R. I have owned my GT-R since September and have answered many questions from different people and taken the time to educate about the GT-R. The "EFFORT" the two teens made were to FOLLOW me at midnight and BLOCK OFF a gas pump W/O buying gas all in a quest for their curiosity. I would have been more helpful if they were not following me and already had been at the gas station. I was young once and back then it was all about the Porsche 911, but I would never follow and approach the way they did.
 

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After all the attention I get from high school kids (lol I'm 25, damn I feel old that I said that) I enjoy conversations with people who are truly excited/ interested in the car, no matter how uninformed they are ("Is it a 2 cylinder?" or "it would be so much better as a V8."). They are excited to see a car they've beat people on Need for Speed with.

People who approach me and carry a conversation like they are trying to size me up and act hard (99% domestic drivers), I mess with them for my personal enjoyment because when I'm bored, I get extremely sarcastic and dry. I had a guy in a '90s 5.slow Mustang revving up on me going 30mph on my lunch hour. Pulled into get a sandwich and had a five minute conversation with him. Most of it was "Its got a V6 right" "well mine has a V8 and I got a supercharger on it and I beat G35s and 350Zs all the time. I don't know why they think they're fast, I mean I have a 5.0 and they've only got a V6..." after hes giving me a rundown of all the Nissan's he beat, he asked if I was hiring. I told him the porn industry is slowing down (I run a warehouse, not one with anything porn related in it), because of the new condom laws they are trying to pass and pirated movie downloads hurting us. He was still unfazed, I headed to the door, he asked "Hey, you want to race?" I turned around and said, "Why, you got a friend with something that'll stay within 10 car lengths of me?" and closed the door.

To the OP, I agree, bad day and somebody blocks you off anywhere, people are messed up these days, you never know what is going to go down. Certain ways to approach people, cornering them isn't one of them.
 

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I love talking to teens about my GTR. It's great to give 'em some motivation to do better. There are many times i've let total stranger sit my GTR and give them a small talk about doing better in life and share my story of struggle and hard work to be where I'm are at. No more than 5 min. It could change someone life. How many jerks i've met growing up who had a nice ride and acted like they're the sh*t...Hate bastards like that (NOT saying you are). But the guy who spent a few minutes on showing me that Supra TT, probably changed my life in some small way... Hope today was a great day for you!
man, you're a good guy
 

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Try getting gas with a Ford GT or Ariel Atom. Its like an instant carnival attraction, especially in the Atom.

When I am in my cars it is usually to relieve stress and enjoy myself. But on the other hand I am blessed to be able to own these toys, and If I can help fire someone else up or make their day awesome, I owe that to them. I always want someone to walk away thinking, "wow, that guy was cool and not just a rich asshole".

One time I took the Atom out at night because I didnt want the attention. But of course it was low on gas and I stopped at a station. 3 people coming from 3 different directions all asking questions at nearly the same time, lol. I took a deep breath and answered all their questions. The next day one of the guys that was a teenager posted how he had got to see a Atom in person and how it was just amazing to be near one and it really made his day. He also had nice things to say about me and how cool I was about being asked 100 questions. That thread went to several different car sites and got back to me.

Thats what its all about, It made me feel very good.

On the same token you have to be aware of your surroundings, I have been in some uncomfortable situations before also.
 

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^ wait. the Ariel Atoms are streetable again? I thought they weren't anymore.
They were not meant to be street legal, but you can get them registered in some states.
 

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Try getting gas with a Ford GT or Ariel Atom. Its like an instant carnival attraction, especially in the Atom.

When I am in my cars it is usually to relieve stress and enjoy myself. But on the other hand I am blessed to be able to own these toys, and If I can help fire someone else up or make their day awesome, I owe that to them. I always want someone to walk away thinking, "wow, that guy was cool and not just a rich asshole".

One time I took the Atom out at night because I didnt want the attention. But of course it was low on gas and I stopped at a station. 3 people coming from 3 different directions all asking questions at nearly the same time, lol. I took a deep breath and answered all their questions. The next day one of the guys that was a teenager posted how he had got to see a Atom in person and how it was just amazing to be near one and it really made his day. He also had nice things to say about me and how cool I was about being asked 100 questions. That thread went to several different car sites and got back to me.

Thats what its all about, It made me feel very good.

On the same token you have to be aware of your surroundings, I have been in some uncomfortable situations before also.
Agreed, it's a good feeling. I hold 45 day meetings with all our new hires (work at a warehouse with young forklift operators) and I get some genuine "How do I get to where you are, you know, with a GT-R and stuff?" questions. More are just interested in how they get the car as quick as possible versus the ladder climbing. I'd like to think the car opened up some good lines of communication and to put whatever intimidation comes with the title in the back seat.

My mom even has a picture of me and the car at her desk. When she is registering new kids into high school, she told me the kids focus is deterred for a few minutes when they see it and she of course goes into proud mom mode.

LOL WTF GT-R JERKING. ROFL. Hopefully he was tidy.
 
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