Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Cornwall, UK
Vehicle: Mercedes SLK350, Manual, 2004, Silver, Black Leather interior, RHD
Other Toys: Yes (all)
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We are all "Posers", if we were not we would choose our cars based on economy and practicality. What we drive is is an expression of our identity. Now that does not mean I don't smile when I see something that I would not been seen dead in - that no doubt is the owners pride and joy and for which he has spent a good deal of time, money and effort, to get it how he wants it. We could all be generic citizens driving the same thing but its the characters that keeps it interesting. They are making a statement - whether its read they they want it to be, is another thing.
On the subject of posing, on a visit to Italy I have seen guys dressed with such attention to detail that there shoe leather matches there belts exactly. Or girls embroidering a flash across there jeans pocket that exactly matches there shirt. I've seen two girls walking along together in Italy that must have rang each other that day because their cloths so complimented each other. Now me I throw on what I think best in the morning.
In America I have seen police cars with enough aerials to imitate a hedgehog and enough emblem's logo's and braid to rival a tinpot dictator - if that's not posing I don't know what is.
Me, well I wouldn't be seen driving a three wheeler, anything French (Renault, Peugeot, Citron) - The French don't give a hoot about cars. As for badging the car with AMG logos, I'm more than content with the 350. Its a big engine compared to most things on the road and people will know that its capable of moving along if I want it to. Imitation is is the sincerest form of compliment and that's why I think people might label there vehicle as something perhaps they cant afford in reality - but aspire too. Nothing wrong in that.
Any way interesting theme and one that generates an opinion in most people - now then, maybe a monster truck SLK085 with AMG logos all over it :-)