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Old May 24th, 2007, 09:27 AM
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These really need to be added to the "head turning D-90 stories" thread. I go re-read that one now and then just 'cause it's so damn good.....
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Old May 24th, 2007, 09:35 AM
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Been there. Was in front of a caravan of rigs headed to Winter Romp this past Feb. and some dude after the Maine tolls got pissy and threw something (must have been coins) at my truck. Couldn't figure out why but he nearly ran into the divide at the next exit while trying accomplish his throw. made for some good cb bantor.
Too Bad he didn't actually run into the divider, that would have been both poetic and well deserved..
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Old May 24th, 2007, 10:37 AM
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Definitely. He was a little hefty driving a ford ranger. Took him more effort than most to get whatever it was, roll down the window, steer, aim and throw left-handed all while exiting as I passed.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 11:33 AM
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Must be an East Coast thing.

Never has anyone acted derogatory at the truck.

I usually get the guys that look but donít want to be seen looking (head snap thing).

More often than not I get the thumbs up from jeep guys.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 11:56 AM
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Must be an East Coast thing.

Never has anyone acted derogatory at the truck.

I usually get the guys that look but donít want to be seen looking (head snap thing).

More often than not I get the thumbs up from jeep guys.
This.

I've never had anyone comment or act badly towards my truck either. This weekend I made a run to Lowe's and when I came out I had an older guy call me over to his car across from mine. He told me that a couple guys were walking all around my truck and taking all kinds of cellphone pics for about 10 minutes then hopped into a Jeep and left. He was afraid they had hurt it or something. I explained to him that my car gets that sometimes and not to worry. I don't think he understood and I didn't feel like explaining.

The worst I've ever had is not getting a wave back from a lifted Jeep.

Remind me not to visit the East Coast.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:37 PM
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This is both frightening and funny. Testosterone can explain
this kind of behaviour.
We don't get this kind of thing down here, mostly people say
that i'm crazy to own a such hideous truck ... I love people....
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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:41 PM
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He prolly lost his best girl to a defender owner.

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Annecdote for all of you; I'm sure some can relate.

I"m coming home from work earlier this week in bumper-to-bumper traffic. I'm moving about 2 miles per hour in a long line of cars on this 4-lane-to-2-lane convergence. Normally this doesn't bother me, as I enjoy watching everyone google at my 110. About 200 meters in front of me, there's this Wrangler (I could stop right now and at least half of you would know how this story ends), that pulls out from a local off limits but abused utility trail (teen wheeling spot) and crosses traffic about 10 cars ahead of me. The wrangler is lifted, with an abuse of stickers, a poor lift, and wire whip 10 foot CB antennae (which is so long that I'm sure it B*tch slapped him on the way home), driven by this lone punk around 18-21 years old I figure. I don't give him any visual recognition, so I just notice him out of the corner of my eye. As he crosses my lane ahead of me and turns into oncoming traffic, racing so as not to get rear ended by about 20 other cars behind him that had to slow down, he rubber necks to me, leans out his half door, starts yelling something at me (my windows up with a/c on, so couldn't hear him at all) and then manages to whip out the biggest finger/bird I've seen in a while right at me, almost losing control of his Wranger in the process.

Do we bring out the worst in these people or what? That has got to be the worst form of jealousy (my theory) I've seen in a while.

For those reading this post that don't have a defender but are considering one, ask yourself this: do you want to be the guy flipping the bird to the defender, or receiving the bird in a defender?

I'm enthusiastically awaiting my next bird salute. It sucks to want.


P.S. Pendy, by proxy, this guy hates you too!!! Thanks again for everything
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Old May 24th, 2007, 02:03 PM
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Been there. Was in front of a caravan of rigs headed to Winter Romp this past Feb. and some dude after the Maine tolls got pissy and threw something (must have been coins) at my truck. Couldn't figure out why but he nearly ran into the divide at the next exit while trying accomplish his throw. made for some good cb bantor.
Dave you are too nice, I would have beat his ass.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 03:27 PM
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I run into all sorts of crap here in California (got more of it in southern California than I do in Northern California though). My favorite is pulling up next to lifted jeeps at stop lights. There have been a few times where said jeeps have sat there revving, and then burned out off the line. Why on earth would you want to race a lifted jeep? I mean, come on now. Otherwise, my truck has a tendency to get spit and pissed on.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 05:14 PM
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Otherwise, my truck has a tendency to get spit and pissed on.
Ok, now I know to avoid the West Coast too. Looks like both coasts are full of crazies.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:24 PM
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not to worry about Florida ... the elderly and tourists couldn't care less what you drive just so long as you get out of their way
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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:32 PM
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I run into all sorts of crap here in California (got more of it in southern California than I do in Northern California though). My favorite is pulling up next to lifted jeeps at stop lights. There have been a few times where said jeeps have sat there revving, and then burned out off the line. Why on earth would you want to race a lifted jeep? I mean, come on now. Otherwise, my truck has a tendency to get spit and pissed on.
I get the same sort of resonses from the Jeepers.. For the most part no one seems to notice my truck which is good.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 06:34 PM
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From the sound of it, these people aren't just lousy about their jeep, they're lousy period. I get a lot of questions and lookovers from all sorts, but most are friendly and no one gets pissy. My attitude is and has been, these types of vehicles are all great fun, rover or not. I've owned other 4x4's, including Jeeps. If they built them to a commercial spec like Jeep did until the last military model, I'd probably still own one. What a bunch of jerks.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 07:58 PM
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I get the same sort of resonses from the Jeepers.. For the most part no one seems to notice my truck which is good.
99% of people have great, positive reactions.... even some jeep owners. Then there is just the ocasional asshole that ruins the jeep name/ scene for me.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 09:17 PM
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Old May 25th, 2007, 12:15 AM
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Smile and wave first, before they do. Don't be upset if they don't wave back. Remember, as Defender owners you are the 'Royals' of the off-road world. Don't ever let anyone think for a minute you are a snob. It's just your 'job', as a 4X4 God.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 12:24 AM
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I was on my way out to the desert last year driving my 130 through LA traffic. I was just cruising along in the slow lane. Some dude in a jeep passes me and is obviously checking my truck out. He speeds up and gets in front of me and then slows down forcing me to slow down a bit. He changes lanes and falls back and gives me the bird while shaking his head. I nearly spit my coffee up from laughing so hard. When he saw me laugh he got really irate and mouthed FU to me and sped off. I still laugh when I still laugh when I think of that poor guy.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 12:07 PM
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When he saw me laugh he got really irate and mouthed FU to me and sped off.
What the hell is wrong with people??? Losers like that really need to get a life. They are immature, jealous and do not respect others. Should I give someone the bird and tell to F*** off just because they are driving a nice Porsche 911...no! I'd admired it, give them a "thumbs-up" and go about my business.

my 2 cents...


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Old May 25th, 2007, 12:32 PM
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This must be a coast thing.
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It's OK; the ocean kinda makes up for the assholes.
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