Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

View Poll Results: When a stranger compliments your car
waive back 16 27.59%
nod your head 5 8.62%
Say thanks 45 77.59%
Say nothing, I don't owe anyone anything 0 0%
Say nothing only if the person is weird looking 3 5.17%
Ask for a phone number if its an attractive woman 7 12.07%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-07-2014, 02:21 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,709
When someone compliments your car

Do you:

1-Waive back.
2-Nod your head.
3-Say thank you.
4-Ignore them if they look weird/criminal-minded.
5-Ignore them because you believe owe them nothing.
6-solicit a phone number if it's an attractive female.
just be careful it's not one these types
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iyeUcFKRv4
or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbYNAZxcWh4

__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW

Last edited by Perfectlap; 08-07-2014 at 02:28 PM.
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 02:28 PM   #2
I am my own mechanic....
 
Timco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 3,433
Say thanks. When asked how much, always quote the price when new.
__________________
'04 Boxster S 50 Jahre 550 Spyder Anniversary Special Edition, 851 of 1953, 6-sp, IMS/RMS, GT Metallic silver, cocoa brown leather SOLD to member Broken Linkage.
'08 VW Touareg T-3 wife's car
'13 F150 Super Crew long bed 4x4 w/ Ego Boost
Timco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 02:54 PM   #3
Registered User
 
BIGJake111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Greenville, S.C.
Posts: 2,664
Garage
A simple thank you, compliment back if it is of any sporting pedigree. When asked how much I simply quote how much I would sell it for. Not what I got it for haha.
BIGJake111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 04:11 PM   #4
Registered User
 
flaps10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Tacoma
Posts: 430
I say thanks, though it hasn't happened yet with the box. I do find myself being looked at more than ever, but possibly because I have the top down regardless of outside temp. No one has said poo to me in person, but it's just a garden variety black on black S model.

I get compliments on my 14 year old bmw occasionally. Mostly from 14 year olds.

But I get compliments every damn time I ride my Triumph motorcycle. Not sure why, since it sold in miserable quantities. But it turns out to be a serious dude (unfortunately) magnet every time it's parked and often in traffic. It is a great bike, but the reactions are curious. My girlfriend rolls her eyes every time someone chats me up over it.
flaps10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 04:17 PM   #5
Gone
 
Davev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: NV
Posts: 249
Garage
My 68 El Camino SS396 gets lots more comments than the 986 (which gets zero comments- fine with me)
Davev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 05:09 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: florida
Posts: 480
Humps

Always when humps are on everyone breaks their neck looking. Funny thing, my son says car looks better without...seems like the general consensus on the forum as well. Usually nod back, waive, thank you or say how affordable they are,which drives my wife nuts. She says just say thank you
nicecar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 05:47 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Nine8Six's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Montreal, QC. (currently expat to Shanghai)
Posts: 3,249
"Say nothing only if the person is weird looking"

lollllll. Dunno about you guys but here the type of dudes that compliment "cars" always looks weird

And those who keep silent often gives me that jealous look :/ or it could well be the "shame on you, ricer" look. Never sure which one lol
__________________
______________________________
'97 Boxster base model 2.5L, Guards Red/Tan leather, with a new but old Alpine am/fm radio.
Nine8Six is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 05:50 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 184
It's rare that I drive mine without getting comments. I always say thanks.
cardiffgiant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 07:39 PM   #9
2002 Boxster S
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: PCA Roadrunner Region, NM
Posts: 306
Garage
I don't say thanks. I've done nothing to deserve that -- it was the Porsche designers and engineers. So, I just say "I sure do have fun in it!" and leave it at that.
__________________
2009 Carrera S cabrio
ex-2002 Boxster S, Arctic Silver, Aerokit II
silver-S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 07:40 PM   #10
I am my own mechanic....
 
Timco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 3,433
Quote:
Originally Posted by silver-S View Post
I don't say thanks. I've done nothing to deserve that -- it was the Porsche designers and engineers. So, I just say "I sure do have fun in it!" and leave it at that.
I tell people that I highly recommend them.
__________________
'04 Boxster S 50 Jahre 550 Spyder Anniversary Special Edition, 851 of 1953, 6-sp, IMS/RMS, GT Metallic silver, cocoa brown leather SOLD to member Broken Linkage.
'08 VW Touareg T-3 wife's car
'13 F150 Super Crew long bed 4x4 w/ Ego Boost
Timco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 08:25 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Porsche9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 1,796
Get compliments all the time from all types of folks. The red color helps and I seems to get more compliments with the hardtop on.
__________________
03 Carrera
02 Boxster S Guards Red, black interior with matching hardtop
89 Carrera 4
89 944 S2
78 911SC
Porsche9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 09:56 PM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: London
Posts: 15
I say thanks then waive.
roux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 03:09 AM   #13
Registered User
 
kjc2050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Posts: 863
Garage
I say thanks and wave. I don't waive until I get home to my wife. :-)
__________________
2000 Boxster S, 6 speed, Sport Package, Litronics, LED tail lights, LNE IMS-B, OBC, Skybreaker wind deflector, Arctic Silver/Graphite Grey
kjc2050 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 04:38 AM   #14
Registered User
 
RawleyD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 353
I always say "thank you very much, I love it".

People never ask about the price
__________________
RawleyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 06:17 AM   #15
I am my own mechanic....
 
Timco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 3,433
Quote:
Originally Posted by RawleyD View Post
I always say "thank you very much, I love it".

People never ask about the price
Twice I've had someone just remark that must be a $100k car!

I tell them list price and what I paid. Very reasonable if you ask me.

There is a huge portion of the population that just thinks they are all Porsche and all worth $100k+.
__________________
'04 Boxster S 50 Jahre 550 Spyder Anniversary Special Edition, 851 of 1953, 6-sp, IMS/RMS, GT Metallic silver, cocoa brown leather SOLD to member Broken Linkage.
'08 VW Touareg T-3 wife's car
'13 F150 Super Crew long bed 4x4 w/ Ego Boost
Timco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 07:07 AM   #16
Registered User
 
CoBeerToad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Peoria IL
Posts: 529
Garage
I always go for the digits. Attractive or not. Female or not.
CoBeerToad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 08:41 AM   #17
Registered User
 
Porsche Chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 560
I say the same thing to all compliments, "That is so nice of you to say that, thank you!"

No one asked the price, but one guy offered to trade. Which got a little awkward, considering he was driving one of those newer BMW 2 seaters. I just said "Maybe when I'm done with it," smiled, and left.
__________________
2009 Porsche Boxster - Guards Red/Tan
Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you. – Jeremy Clarkson
Porsche Chick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 08:47 AM   #18
On the slippery slope
 
JayG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: San Diego
Posts: 3,491
Garage
I always say thank you and sometimes add "it's a blast to drive"
Why wouldn't you want to be polite?
__________________
2004 Boxster S 6 speed - DRL relay hack, Polaris AutoTop DIY
2004 996 Targa Tip
Instructor - San Diego region, 2014 Porsche Performance Driving School
2013 C300, 2010 Jetta 2011 Mazda 3, 1998 Windstar - Dog van , 2004 F-150 "Big Red"
JayG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 09:14 AM   #19
Registered User
 
Perfectlap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,709
my favorite compliment to date:

I was stuck in dead stop highway traffic on a perfect summer day.
Guy who looks just like Samuel L. Jackson pulls up next to me in a nice car.
He turns his head in my direction, looks the car up and down:

"aw hell Yeah! Hell mother F#I@$* yeah!!! Now that's what I'm mother F#@$* talkin' about! .....(short pause)... F#@$* yeah."

how exactly do you respond to that? LOL.
__________________
GT3 Recaro Seats - Boxster Red
GT3 Aero / Carrera 18" 5 spoke / Potenza RE-11
Fabspeed Headers & Noise Maker
BORN: March 2000 - FINLAND
IMS#1 REPLACED: April 2010 - NEW JERSEY -- LNE DUAL ROW
Perfectlap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 09:28 AM   #20
On the slippery slope
 
JayG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: San Diego
Posts: 3,491
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perfectlap View Post
my favorite compliment to date:

I was stuck in dead stop highway traffic on a perfect summer day.
Guy who looks just like Samuel L. Jackson pulls up next to me in a nice car.
He turns his head in my direction, looks the car up and down:

"aw hell Yeah! Hell mother F#I@$* yeah!!! Now that's what I'm mother F#@$* talkin' about! .....(short pause)... F#@$* yeah."

how exactly do you respond to that? LOL.
Drive fast far away




Just kidding
answer "mother F#I@$* yeah"

__________________
2004 Boxster S 6 speed - DRL relay hack, Polaris AutoTop DIY
2004 996 Targa Tip
Instructor - San Diego region, 2014 Porsche Performance Driving School
2013 C300, 2010 Jetta 2011 Mazda 3, 1998 Windstar - Dog van , 2004 F-150 "Big Red"
JayG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page