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#1 Old 04-18-2012
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The car just paid for itself

It was a very warm and sunny day here today. I had to pick my daughter up from elementary school, and I arrived with the top down. This is the first time picking her up from school in this car, which I only bought last week. The teacher is familiar with me as my elder daughter was also her student too.

Anyway, I pull up to the pickup area, and the teacher is standing there with a megaphone, directing kids to their parents' cars. "K***! Your father is here in a really cool looking car!", and waved wildly at me. My daughter got into the car, grinning from ear to ear.

This. Was. Just. Awesome!

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It was a very warm and sunny day here today. I had to pick my daughter up from elementary school, and I arrived with the top down. This is the first time picking her up from school in this car, which I only bought last week. The teacher is familiar with me as my elder daughter was also her student too.

Anyway, I pull up to the pickup area, and the teacher is standing there with a megaphone, directing kids to their parents' cars. "K***! Your father is here in a really cool looking car!", and waved wildly at me. My daughter got into the car, grinning from ear to ear.

This. Was. Just. Awesome!

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I used to pick up my kids in Jr. High School with my daily driver heavy mods Honda Civic and they kids stared at it more then our's Clk 500 Cab. and CL 55.
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Cute story, thank you for sharing. Just had flashbacks to my youth when we asked Mom to drop us off 3 blocks from school so the rich kids wouldn't see the beater of a car our family had. :-)

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I was driving through my neighbor hood the other day past a group of kids walking down the street and one shouts "nice car"! On more then one occasion my wife or I got a similar reaction from strangers out at stores.
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Great Story. I must agree. This is the first car I have ever owned that people I don't know shout things like "Nice car!" and "I like your car!".

It IS awesome.

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It is such a great feeling to have your choice in automotive style appreciated by others who aren't necessarily part of the "breed."
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Really nice to hear.
ANd I agree with post above.
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It always feels good, when you hear praises and appreciation about your things from others. Sweet story.
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