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Share your stories of people drooling over your car :p

More people are staring at your car than you think. Take a look at this SL65 AMG picture, it's hilarious: http://img.worldcarfans.com/2008/11/large/mercedes-benz-sl-65-amg-black-series_12.jpg

Anybody else get that awkward feeling when you know there are eyes on you and your car?

I get it all the time, especially being in a college town(during fall/spring) in the middle of nowhere, Illinois. If I'm in a parking lot kids will stop in their tracks and stare. Yesterday I was filling up my tires and I heard some kid say DAMN, and proceeded to stare until I pulled out. I accelerated out for his entertainment.

I pulled into the college McDonalds at 1am before and some kid got out of his car and was swearing madly with a lot of "bros" in between and said he loves me for buying this car.

My girlfriend usually points out 3-5 people staring at my car whenever we are driving somewhere. On our way to Kalahari, Wisconsin, my gf told me some guy is literally freaking out in his seat while driving. I didn't want to look because I knew I would laugh but I did and surely he was freaking out and he lipped "I have 350z at home". I gave him the thumbs up and went WOT to get out of sight.

I think the worst has to be when I have all windows and the roof open and I end up at a stop sign with a bunch of college kids waiting. I can almost always hear IS-F.

The IS-F starts lots of nice conversations about cars all the time.
 

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Sounds like some fun encounters! Do you have any modifications done to your F or is it stock?

I've noticed as I've modded mine, the number of people staring and gawking has grown exponentially. Not only have more people stared but people have been more willing to come up and ask or talk about the car :cool: It's always nice to receive compliments on the car
 

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Just a borla exhaust, no nice exterior modifications like your car. It is USB though so it's hard to miss.
 

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I do not hear much as all. Every once in awhile someone will know what it is and ask about it or the few times I romp on it and someone was close enough to hear it they are blown away its a Lexus. Thats about it. Mine is Mercury Metallic so maybe it has to do with color as that USB driving down the road is VERY noticable :)
 

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My daughter's classmate is so crazy about my car, he took a picture of it and made it his wallpaper on his phone. I've also seen a young couple taking a picture from behind me when I was at a red light. And when I stepped out of my car at a strip mall, an older man came up to me and said "beautiful car!" I tell you, this car attracts all ages!
 

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Just a borla exhaust, no nice exterior modifications like your car. It is USB though so it's hard to miss.
USB is quite the stunning color, nice choice! :cool:
 

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reading the magazine articles, and reviews of the car for the last 2 years, and hearing everyone say that the car was either to gaudy, not gaudy enough, nothing flows or fits together, ect ect ect blah blah blah never made sense to me.....

I bought my Matador Red F 2 months ago, and I dont know if its the color that just pops, the wheels, the sound of it, i dont know, but in 2 months ive owned the car ive had more people compliment, stare, point, at my car than any other car ive owned put together. everyone from teenage street races, to older muscle car guys, to my 65 year old mom that knows nothing about cars, NO ONE has had one bad thing to say about it. Everyone just talks about how gorgeous it is.

thats really surprising, and not what i expected, considering everything i read mentioned how the car wasn't very good looking.
 

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USB is quite the stunning color, nice choice! :cool:
Thanks, but I think every Lexus color is absolutely beautiful on this car.

And yeah matador, the car definitely gets more praise than bad comments.

I guess it all depends where you live too - probably nothing special in extremely wealthy areas.


That's pretty funny ^
 

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I don't think the situation is as awkward as you make it to seem, I think you love the attention, and love to show off. I also agree location makes a big difference!
 

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In Tucson.....

I have had my Mercury Metallic for 6 months and had exactly one comment...and it was about the wheels...not sure he knew a thing about the car.

Then again I have only seen one other ISF here in 2 years...

Suspect the color has a pretty fair impact on the attention one gets.
 

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Somebody need to make a youtube video like the lotus guy with their F...the USB would probably get the most attention...i don't have one yet or i'd volunteer.
 

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Never gets old... USB on Alpine White here so turns quite a few heads or constantly getting asked by isX owners what body kit and exhaust i am running
 

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I get it all the time....I love it. I'm an attention whore (hence why I got this). Compared to the M3 I don't see these cars as much. Time to start modding!
 

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Attention whore here!! I cannot believe the amount of attention this car still gets. I cannot even begin to tell you guys how many thumbs up, "nice car", nods and stares I get. I have seen at least 3 people taking pictures(2 of them were IS250 drivers lol) of my car. One of the reasons I opted for this car, you don't see them everday!
 

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I have a Smoky Granite Mica IS F and it flies under the radar most of the time. Ironically very few people ask me about the car, but when my wife drives the car everybody asks her about it. She isn't really a car person, so it mostly annoys her.

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I have a Smoky Granite Mica IS F and it flies under the radar most of the time. Ironically very few people ask me about the car, but when my wife drives the car everybody asks her about it. She isn't really a car person, so it mostly annoys her.

Jeff
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Don't you get it? It is her that makes the car look good!!
 

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HAHAHA My wife gets the same. She even felt bad that 2 early 20ish guys were in the grocery store parking lot when she was heading to the car and said she was depressed.....she could not tell if they were staring at her or the car....sigh... hahahaha And she is super hot too...um my wife that is.
Andy
 
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