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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:20 PM
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Is it just me?

I've had my 110 since 2006, and I still find myself sneaking peaks at it from the window of my house, or parking conveniently by the office windows, just so i can look at it. You'd think it would have worn off by now, but it doesn't. WTF? Am I alone on this? do I need counseling?

Did you ever see that commercial (can't remember what marque it was..some asian auto company) where the husband was looking for reasons to drive to the store for his wife? That's me. Any reason to drive my 110 is on the table. I seriously need help. This can't be normal.


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Old January 19th, 2011, 12:53 AM
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This seems normal to me. I park in the back at work so that I can see Tetanus when I go to the grinding room. Also like to park infront of stores so that I can see her from inside. (As can everyone else) And I like parking next to Jeeps so that I can see how much better my truck looks.


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Old January 19th, 2011, 12:57 AM
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Totally agree. Been like that my whole life. In college I would bring my bike into class and stare at the whole time.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 03:34 AM
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its normall, I have had a 110 in my life since 1988, and before that I had a stage 1 v8 station wagon.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 06:14 AM
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this is like asking if everyone drinks everyday at an AA meeting:-) I usually have half a dozen sitting around and still 'go to the barn' just to take a peek and visualize the upcoming changes. In fact, you still need to come by sometime Mark, or meet for lunch or ??? Imagine looking at a pair of diesel 110s outside the lunch spot...
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Old January 19th, 2011, 06:35 AM
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I go one step further...I compulsively take pictures of it on my blackberry and blast them out to unsuspecting friends and family. Im pretty sure they are planning an intervention.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 07:35 AM
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Old January 19th, 2011, 07:58 AM
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I like to watch people staring at my truck and the looks they give me while driving RHD.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 08:00 AM
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I've had my 110 since 2006, and I still find myself sneaking peaks at it from the window of my house, or parking conveniently by the office windows, just so i can look at it. You'd think it would have worn off by now, but it doesn't. WTF? Am I alone on this? do I need counseling?

Did you ever see that commercial (can't remember what marque it was..some asian auto company) where the husband was looking for reasons to drive to the store for his wife? That's me. Any reason to drive my 110 is on the table. I seriously need help. This can't be normal.


I know it's not his fault deep down, but I blame Pendy regardless.
I think its normal...but I agree youre asking the wrong group of people. Your 110 is very nice, heck I drive your way through the parking lot just to get a peek! but yes I do all of those same things and the only people that dont think I'm crazy are guys and my kids!!

I drive alot and I meet at least two people a week admiring my 90. most often I come out of a store or something and just see them standing there with their mouths hanging open! And everyone has to take a photo and send it to someone. Doesnt matter on the age or class...I was in my hotel parking lot the other day and a guy driving a 700 series BMW stopps me in my tracks and says, 'I like your choice of truck'...well that was a 30 min conversation when you open with a line like that so...

Yes you are crazy...crazy to drive what others only dream to drive...
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Old January 19th, 2011, 08:52 AM
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this is like asking if everyone drinks everyday at an AA meeting:-) I usually have half a dozen sitting around and still 'go to the barn' just to take a peek and visualize the upcoming changes. In fact, you still need to come by sometime Mark, or meet for lunch or ??? Imagine looking at a pair of diesel 110s outside the lunch spot...
Agreed. I pass by you at least twice a month on my way to Ft Bragg. I need to bring my possy by too. It's going to happen soon.

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I think its normal...but I agree youre asking the wrong group of people. Your 110 is very nice, heck I drive your way through the parking lot just to get a peek! but yes I do all of those same things and the only people that dont think I'm crazy are guys and my kids!!

I drive alot and I meet at least two people a week admiring my 90. most often I come out of a store or something and just see them standing there with their mouths hanging open! And everyone has to take a photo and send it to someone. Doesnt matter on the age or class...I was in my hotel parking lot the other day and a guy driving a 700 series BMW stopps me in my tracks and says, 'I like your choice of truck'...well that was a 30 min conversation when you open with a line like that so...

Yes you are crazy...crazy to drive what others only dream to drive...
Next time your in the hood let me know. Let's do lunch!
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Old January 19th, 2011, 09:54 AM
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What gets me is when you walk out of someplace where your truck could not be viewed by all and there are a bunch of people checking it out and peering in the windows etc. They always scatter as I approach and its rare someone wants to speak about the truck. Perhaps I'm more nervy on the subject than I should be but there's always something valuable in the back (for instance, right now its a Yamaha Big Bear) and I don't have a key for my new front doors yet so the whole thing is always unlocked. Recently in Charlottesville, Va I walked out of Wally World and a bunch of what appeared to be UVA stsudents were intently checking it out but jumped in a jeep and rode off as I approached. Does this only happen to 130 drivers, don't remember these things happening with Shrek ?
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Old January 19th, 2011, 09:58 AM
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So if a half dozen guys think this is OK, does it make it normal? Because I am there. I love to look at my truck, I love having people give me a thumbs up while driving, I love having a guy in an DB9 Austin Martin (did I even spell that right) compliment me on a 94 truck (happens a lot). I go out of my way to chat with the owners of Land Rovers and yes, even Jeeps owners with they are older and have that look.
There is a lot of crap in the world, and looking at the news it aint getting better. I am glad something as simple as looking out the window can solicit a smile. As they say, its the simple things...
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Old January 19th, 2011, 10:09 AM
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What gets me is when you walk out of someplace where your truck could not be viewed by all and there are a bunch of people checking it out and peering in the windows etc. They always scatter as I approach and its rare someone wants to speak about the truck. Perhaps I'm more nervy on the subject than I should be but there's always something valuable in the back (for instance, right now its a Yamaha Big Bear) and I don't have a key for my new front doors yet so the whole thing is always unlocked. Recently in Charlottesville, Va I walked out of Wally World and a bunch of what appeared to be UVA stsudents were intently checking it out but jumped in a jeep and rode off as I approached. Does this only happen to 130 drivers, don't remember these things happening with Shrek ?
Happens to me too, but they never scatter! When they see me putting the key in the door, then they usually engage, or ignore me and continue gauking!

I get lots of thumbs up from Jeep JK's!
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What gets me is when you walk out of someplace where your truck could not be viewed by all and there are a bunch of people checking it out and peering in the windows etc. They always scatter as I approach and its rare someone wants to speak about the truck. Perhaps I'm more nervy on the subject than I should be but there's always something valuable in the back (for instance, right now its a Yamaha Big Bear) and I don't have a key for my new front doors yet so the whole thing is always unlocked. Recently in Charlottesville, Va I walked out of Wally World and a bunch of what appeared to be UVA stsudents were intently checking it out but jumped in a jeep and rode off as I approached. Does this only happen to 130 drivers, don't remember these things happening with Shrek ?
Maybe it's because you're 7' tall and have red hair?
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Old January 19th, 2011, 10:24 AM
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Rarely anybody will stick around to talk, but not too long ago when I was getting coffee on Ft Belvoir I saw a guy looking pretty intently, I got outside and right before I got in he stopped me, asked me what year it was, he then said, very matter of factly "Man, Toyota sure doesnt build em like that anymore." I couldnt do anything other than agree.



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Happens to me too, but they never scatter! When they see me putting the key in the door, then they usually engage, or ignore me and continue gauking!

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Old January 19th, 2011, 10:38 AM
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This thread prompted me to finally sign up for an account. I completely understand what you guys are saying. Mind you, I don't own a defender yet but I do have a nicely modded DI. I always parked where I can see it, stare out the window at it and send pics to my. Buddy all the time.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 10:42 AM
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Rarely anybody will stick around to talk, but not too long ago when I was getting coffee on Ft Belvoir I saw a guy looking pretty intently, I got outside and right before I got in he stopped me, asked me what year it was, he then said, very matter of factly "Man, Toyota sure doesnt build em like that anymore." I couldnt do anything other than agree.
The big ass tire on the bonnet and the big ass green ovals on both rear quarter panels has prevented any potential confusion of my 110 with any other possible vehicle ever made. Nobody to date has ever mistaken my beloved's marque.

The most popular questions I get are:
1 - "What year is it?"
2 - "What is that?" (pointing to the snorkel)
3 - "Is it supposed to make that noise? Did you leave something on?" (referencing Webasto).
4 - "Are you going on safari?"
5 - (and my personal favorite) "Do you actually take it off road?" (no, I'm a freakin' poser..please spit on me).
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What gets me is when you walk out of someplace where your truck could not be viewed by all and there are a bunch of people checking it out and peering in the windows etc. They always scatter as I approach and its rare someone wants to speak about the truck. Perhaps I'm more nervy on the subject than I should be but there's always something valuable in the back (for instance, right now its a Yamaha Big Bear) and I don't have a key for my new front doors yet so the whole thing is always unlocked. Recently in Charlottesville, Va I walked out of Wally World and a bunch of what appeared to be UVA stsudents were intently checking it out but jumped in a jeep and rode off as I approached. Does this only happen to 130 drivers, don't remember these things happening with Shrek ?
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Agreed. I pass by you at least twice a month on my way to Ft Bragg. I need to bring my possy by too. It's going to happen soon.

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