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One of my friends told me after her experience with an ex, it raises red flags to her any time a single person owns two cars. Her ex was quite obsessed with the cars, especially the sportscar, and was never able to save any money because he poured it all into the vehicles. (He had lots of other issues, too, FYI.)<br><br><br><br>
A person can have one car simply out of necessity of living in the U.S. in areas where public transportation is nil, she said, but two cars is hardly necessary and clues her in something might be askew in a potential SO.<br><br><br><br>
The funny thing is, my friend isn't an environmentalistshe was just raised to live within her means.<br><br><br><br>
Does hearing "I have two cars" from an attractive person also send you running the other way?
 

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The only good reason I can think of for one person to have two cars is maybe if they have a small car for daily driving and a truck for work or camping or weekend projects (trucks are useful but they get lousy gas mileage.)
 

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It wouldn't turn me off. In fact if the person had a very efficient vehicle that they used most of the time and something else such as an SUV or a jeep for getting to remote climbing or backpacking areas I'd be impressed. I could also see someone have a 4 wheel drive vehicle if they were a winter sports enthusiast.<br><br><br><br>
I also don't see anything wrong with someone who has multiple vehicles because they're a car enthusiast. I probably wouldn't date them if that was the main focus of their life though because we wouldnt have major areas of our life in common.
 
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nope.<br><br><br><br>
if i hear 'i have two cars and blah blah blah.... dump valve, nitrous injection, spoilers, rims, alloys, bucket seats, drag racing,.... i'll never let you drive it either... lookit my porche hat and matching jacket... would you like to pose on the hood in a bikini for me? i wonder if i can fit my willy in the exhaust pipe i feel the urge to find out' <i>then</i> i feel myself edging towards the door though- that makes me think 'obsessed weirdo' as aposed to 'automobile enthusiast' (nothing wrong with being enthusiastic about something, in theory, lol).<br><br><br><br>
there are lots of reasons for someone to have two cars. my dad, for example, has a sensible economical deisel car with a really big trunk, to go to work and back in (he has lots of tools and junk and has to go on not so stable country roads and building sites and all over) and a little 1970's sportscar that he's bought now he's semi retired, to pootle about in and tinker with and relive his youth, while staying outta trouble.<br><br><br><br>
similarly, my big bro has a work truck which'll pull big loads, and a 80's sporty car with furry dice and green windscreen wipers to drive about in when he's not working, and pretend he's a cool dude in (lol).<br><br><br><br>
its not like either of them is driving both cars at once, or driving them excessively just because they have two (my dad's sportscar spends most of its time on the drive, with him under it, and they lift share and plan their trips to avoid driving excessively- gas is stupidly expensive in britain for a start), and in a way, it makes more sense to have a pair of vehicles that each fulfil a purpose, than say... drive the kids to school and back and do the groceries in a big heavy gas guzzling truck that'd pull a massive trailer, when a smaller more economical, more fuel effiecent and environmentally sound vehicle would do the same job, but obviously wouldn't be much good for pulling a 30 foot trailer full of steel.<br><br><br><br>
now, if i met a guy and all he wanted to do was drive drive drive and show no concern about the effects of that and not take steps to limit the damage he was doing, i'd be wary... the same as i would if i met a guy who wanted to eat prepackaged junk food crap wrapped in a billion plastic bags and sprayed with every pesticide known to man, and not recycle anything and leave his heat and ac on all day, with all his windows open.<br><br><br><br>
so basically, if its rational, justifiable, and logical, fine with me. same goes with pretty much everything, lol.
 

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nope.<br><br><br><br>
if i hear 'i have two cars and blah blah blah.... dump valve, nitrous injection, spoilers, rims, alloys, bucket seats, drag racing,.... i'll never let you drive it either... lookit my porche hat and matching jacket... would you like to pose on the hood in a bikini for me? i wonder if i can fit my willy in the exhaust pipe i feel the urge to find out' <i>then</i> i feel myself edging towards the door though- ...</div>
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I. Laughed. So. Hard. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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... so basically, if its rational, justifiable, and logical, fine with me. same goes with pretty much everything, lol.</div>
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Hmm... is it rational, justifiable and/or logical to own both a Honda Civic and a Thunderbird? Especially if you're 23 and don't pull in megabucks in your work?<br><br><br><br>
(Shut up, mods, I know you're laughing at me now.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">)
 

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ooooh, automatics are the devils work, lol... don't even go there mr creezy</div>
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Hey! I resemble that remark! Though I much prefer standard, my current car (Saturn SL-1) is an automatic.<br><br><br><br>
It does make it easier to eat while driving. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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2 cars would hopefully mean they have the money to pay for 2 cars right? How is that a bad thing?<br><br><br><br>
Personally, I would have as many cars as an airplane hanger could hold if I could afford it. And I'm not worried about the environmental impact; I drive a tank to work. Not a big car, literally a tank. It doesn't get too many miles to the gallon, but if people piss me off I just point the turret at them. That shuts 'em up good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 
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<div class="quote-block">Hmm... is it rational, justifiable and/or logical to own both a Honda Civic and a Thunderbird? Especially if you're 23 and don't pull in megabucks in your work?</div>
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erm.... i guess the person to ask really, is the person who owns them, lol. (i had to look up these cars cos i'm so foreign and unknowledgable, lol).<br><br><br><br>
ok....in my mind, if the honda civic does its job, and maybe your mum sold you it cheap/gave you it (some people have nice mums- mine just made me drive her bloody volvo estate around when i passed my test- like driving a frigging ferry), or its a means to an end (a way to get to work or school and back- thereby bettering yourself and contributing to society) and the thunderbird is a classic, a work of art, a piece of history, something you got a great deal on, or has sentimental attachments, or maybe is something you are repairing/rebulding, learning a skill from tinkering with, or something that'll accumulate in value (like classic cars do) or it makes you very happy to have it, and helps you make little car loving friends to hang out with on the weekends and is a better aversion than hanging out in a back alley with hookers and crack dealers, then sure.<br><br><br><br>
personally neither of those cars is my cup of tea though.<br><br><br><br>
if you can't pay your rent cos you have two cars and drive about in them all day, spend all your money on blue flashing lights for the underneath, spinners, carwax, and custom paint jobs, and you can't see the need to perhaps get another job/payrise, or learn to manage your finances better, then it'll be a wonderful insightful life lesson in the making, cos you're soon to learn that sleeping in your trunk isnt as cosy as sleeping in a nice warm bed, that landlords don't look fondly on tennants who can't pay, and that chicks don't dig the guys who can't afford new boxers without dodgy stains and big holes in them.
 

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hoodedclawjen makes me giggle. Then I think of her saying it all with a british accent and then I'm like <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
For some reason, everything's 10 times funnier with a british accent.
 

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It wouldn't bother me to date someone with 2 cars as long as they could afford it. I'm kind of interested in cars a bit though.
 

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2 cars would hopefully mean they have the money to pay for 2 cars right? How is that a bad thing?</div>
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It's not a bad thing if the person can actually afford it. I, however, know quite a few people who drive cars they cannot afford on their incomes. In the case of my friend's ex, he couldn't afford the two-three cars but refused to sell them because they were his babies.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Personally, I would have as many cars as an airplane hanger could hold if I could afford it. And I'm not worried about the environmental impact; I drive a tank to work. Not a big car, literally a tank. It doesn't get too many miles to the gallon, but if people piss me off I just point the turret at them. That shuts 'em up good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"></div>
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Wow. You take "drive defensively" to a new level. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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To answer the OP, one day I might very well have two cars: I might get an SUV or pickup in addition to my Prius. Why? The pickup would make hauling large items to and from my home much easier. I would not have to ask tiny furniture joints if they deliver as part of my buying decision. I would not have to have a pile of large sticks hanging around my yard for eons until I am ready to pay somebody to haul them away.<br><br><br><br>
So two cars is not <i>always</i> a sign of vanity. It might be a sign of excessive resource usage though.
 

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I am with HoodedClawJen on "It is better to ask questions than to make assumptions like people who allow themselves to balance on a single toe in public are only ever going to want to talk about acrobatics." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Communication is such a wonderful thing.
 

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I don't think it's a big deal. I almost bought an s10 right after I bought my Prius. I love my Prius, especially for my work commute; but I still kind of want a small truck.
 

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I am with HoodedClawJen on "It is better to ask questions than to make assumptions like people who allow themselves to balance on a single toe in public are only ever going to want to talk about acrobatics." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> Communication is such a wonderful thing.</div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I mentioned that sort of thing to my friend. "Well, so-and-so has two cars and doesn't talk about them the same way your ex did," I said. Oh, but you can never tell, she replied, unless you know the person really, really well.<br><br><br><br>
Another person I know owns a Honda Civic and a truck of some kind. I <i>do</i> know him really, really well, and he's not hot-to-trot about his vehicles. He keeps the truck for furniture moving and brush removal, etc, but in the mean times he drives it periodically to make sure the parts don't fall into disrepair.<br><br><br><br>
I know my friend makes exceptions for actual needs. She's never been down on my parents for owning a minivan and a car. The minivan is necessary to transport the six members of my family who live in their house, though they don't <i>all</i> go to the same place at the same time much except for church, family gatherings and vacations. The car gets much better gas mileage, so that's why they have it for all the other trips.
 

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Everyone knows the more cars a person has the more worthless they are. It's good that people realize this so they don't go into any relationships with superficial preconceptions. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 
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