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    Newly single 33-yr-old. Should I buy truck or sports car?

    I'm trying to decide between a 2011 Toyota Tacoma (which is useful) and a used BMW 328i (which is not useful).

    Should I go for the BMW for the sports car appeal? Or do girls like trucks?

    Confused. Currently, I drive a POS but it didn't matter until now. If I start dating again I'm going to need some respectable wheels.

    (I mean, if I get a truck I can finally have a way to carry my bike!)

    Any help is appreciated!

    Later.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    I used to have a beautiful Dodge Hemi Big Horn edition 1500 but traded it for a rare Lexus IS350, so there's your answer if women like trucks or luxury sport sedans. I also drive a muscle car. Or several.

    But in all honesty, you should evaluate what YOUR needs are and get the vehicle that would suit you best for the application you need it for. Don't worry about impressing anyone with a vehicle. The lady should like YOU for who you are, not for what you drive.
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    If the Beamer's a 4-door a road bike will go in the back seat with removal of the front wheel.

    Might want seatcovers to protect upholstery, though.

    Haven't driven a 328i since the early 90s, but maybe these days they might even be one of those cars where the back seats fold down and will accept a whole bike in the trunk that way.
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    If the person likes you for your vehicle then something is wrong. Buy what suits your lifestyle, budget and style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    If the person likes you for your vehicle then something is wrong. Buy what suits your lifestyle, budget and style.
    this!

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    In 2003 I traded in my 2000 BMW 323ci for a 1999 Toyota Tacoma. The BMW was the stupidest thing I ever bought. So impractical.

    You should keep your POS as long as it is working for you. As long as it's reliable, has appropriate air temp controls for the climate you live in, the interior is clean and it doesn't smell bad, it doesn't really matter what you drive.
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    Buy the truck. Infinitely more practical than the BMW. Women dig practical. The kind of women that I like, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    If the person likes you for your vehicle then something is wrong. Buy what suits your lifestyle, budget and style.
    Now I'm gonna have to post this video again.

    NSFW for language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    If the person likes you for your vehicle then something is wrong. Buy what suits your lifestyle, budget and style.
    Are you SURE you're a Texican? You're pretty smart.
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    Cars won't get you laid, I was recently shopping for a new BMW, but decided to stick with what I had. Either way Both the 335 and 135 coupes have built in roof rack mounts, which makes it way easier to put on/take off. And the 135 is one of the most fun cars I've ever driven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    Buy the truck. Infinitely more practical than the BMW. Women dig practical. The kind of women that I like, anyway.
    and you can toss an air mattress in the back.

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    Trucks get you laid in my neck of the woods. Get some 33" mudders on there and a camo ball cap and you'll pull all the faux-redneck 'tang you can handle. True story.
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    Be yourself. If you're comfy with a POS and it didn't matte before, it shouldn't matter now. If you're looking for a companion, she should like (love?) you for who you are, not what you drive. If driving a POS is part of the package, better to get her used to that now.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    ha, don't listen to them, you need a new cargo bike and a puppy.
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    Get a turbo busa with extended swing arm and start dating 25 year olds.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Women will be attracted to your love for the planet,
    when they see you in your hybrid Prius

    Plus you save on gas.............

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Yeah. A Prius doesn't suck.

    Har.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    If the person likes you for your vehicle then something is wrong. Buy what suits your lifestyle, budget and style.
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    this! is a load of poop.
    FIFY. I submit my dismal kill ratio as proof that a dilapidated pickup 'with character' is an ideal vehicle for any aspiring born-again virgin.
    I'm also willing to rent it out on weekends for those of you who need a break from all the annoying horizontal refreshment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    Now I'm gonna have to post this video again.

    NSFW for language.

    I never liked Shakespeare until now.

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    Nowhere do you mention getting a new bike. Get the new bike, THEN worry about a new vehicle. Priorities man, priorities.

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    walk around town. see a nice bmw and stand next to it. see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    Buy the truck. Infinitely more practical than the BMW. Women dig practical. The kind of women that I like, anyway.
    Only partially true. Practical women dig practical men. Glamorous women dig glamorous men. So, what kind of woman are you looking for? What kind of man are you? Just be you and don't put on facades and you will attract a very nice woman I'm sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    Yeah. A Prius doesn't suck.

    Har.
    ... but what if they'd suggested the HS250h instead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    I used to have a beautiful Dodge Hemi Big Horn edition 1500 but traded it for a rare Lexus IS350, so there's your answer if women like trucks or luxury sport sedans. I also drive a muscle car. Or several.
    You can keep your stupid Lexus. I miss Shorty.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    ... but what if they'd suggested the HS250h instead?

    It's a hybrid. It doesn't suck gas either.
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