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Old 05-21-2011, 09:43 AM   #1
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Went to pickup a friend yesterday at the airport with my boxster. While driving by the pickup lane people just stared at me and wonder why I was there with this car. Thing was he only went on a 5-day trip so he only had 2 small pieces of luggage.

I felt people were staring at me when I opened up the "hood" and threw the bigger luggage in there while the smaller one went to the back. They were still staring while I drove away quickly. For a second I thought I was in a Porsche commercial.

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Old 05-21-2011, 10:18 AM   #2
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Boxster airport trips are fun! I've seen people almost drive off the road while they no doubt tried to figure out where we put the engine.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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That happens to me at the gas station when I check my oil sometimes and then put things in the trunk. The unusually long dip stick and putting cargo in where the engine should be always draws wondering looks. Then if you pop the frunk and put things in there you see a lot of confused looks. I also live in "truck country" though so these little foreign "Miata looking" cars are not the norm. I've had quite a few people tell me they "liked my Miata"....thanks I guess.
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:05 PM   #4
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You should go grocery shopping at Costco sometime... I have people come over and take a close look at both the front and back trunks and ask, "where's the engine?" It gets a lot of attention.

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Old 05-21-2011, 06:30 PM   #5
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You should go grocery shopping at Costco sometime... I have people come over and take a close look at both the front and back trunks and ask, "where's the engine?" It gets a lot of attention.

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That happens to me a lot when both are open loading it up with a couple of weeks worth of groceries. I couldn't tell you the number of times I get the "where's the engine?" question.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:00 PM   #6
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Yup happen to me tonight at Walmart Super Center...I got a very full car of groceries...the Walmart I go to is in truck country and only sees a Porsche when I go out there. Gotta make sure frozen food goes in front
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:20 PM   #7
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You should go grocery shopping at Costco sometime... I have people come over and take a close look at both the front and back trunks and ask, "where's the engine?" It gets a lot of attention.

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Ditto.
One of my favorite encounters.
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I like the looks I get when I walk out of a gas station and put a case of beer under the hood....
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my least favorite encounter happened again today - i was getting gas when a guy came up with a spray can trying to tell me how great the cleaning product he was demonstrating is. he bent down to spray my wheel when i told him "NO!"

he was taken aback for a second until i told him i used specific products. he asked what i used. after i told him, he said "but this one can cleans the wheels, body and glass. just spray it on and you're done." i actually had to say "not to be rude, but get that can away from my car." he finally walked away.

it only seems to happen when i'm in texas...
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...... it only seems to happen when i'm in texas...


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so the other day i see this Box at a gas station and I offer to clean his wheels for him...


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so the other day i see this Box at a gas station and I offer to clean his wheels for him...
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Hehehe... that is funny! Did you pop this hood to find his engine so you can check his engine oil for him as well?
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Just last week, I had a guy get out of his car and walk over to look to see for himself how I was putting that many bags of groceries in the front trunk...
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I simply explain that what looks like a clutch and a brake are actually pedals I pump to power the car because I've gone completely green.
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I work on an Army base. They make random searches of cars which require you to open the hood and trunk. Only about half of the soldiers are surprised when they don't see an engine.
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That happens to me at the gas station when I check my oil sometimes and then put things in the trunk. The unusually long dip stick and putting cargo in where the engine should be always draws wondering looks. Then if you pop the frunk and put things in there you see a lot of confused looks. I also live in "truck country" though so these little foreign "Miata looking" cars are not the norm. I've had quite a few people tell me they "liked my Miata"....thanks I guess.
I believe the correct response here is to reply: "Thanks, that's a nice Ford" when they are clearly driving a Chevy truck.

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Old 05-24-2011, 11:39 AM   #18
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When asked where the engine is, I like to say ... if you look under the car you'll see a large, wound-up rubber band.

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