What is it with car "fanboys"??
Every once in a while, I'll visit the other car forums around the internet. I like to find out what other people think about their cars and to find out what they think of our cars. No matter what kind of car (american, european, or asian) a person owns, if they are enthusiastic about their car, they are, of course, going to be slightly biased for it. But that bias can sometimes get blown out of proportion. When that happens, the car-enthusiast can become the fanatical & zealous fanboy.
So what makes a fanboy?
I noticed the following traits that fanboys have:
1) They believe their car is #1, the best, almighty no-other-car-can-ever-beat-it. Fanboys tend to be pretty vocal about it too. They need no invitation to express how great their car is. They are more than all to happy tell everyone.
2) As we established earlier in the 1st trait, Fanboys tend to live in their own fantasy world. Somehow, their minds can't accept reality. One common example is if a lighter, faster, and more powerful car beats them in a drag race, their brains make up any excuse (that could be plausible) to "dismiss" the defeat. As if they never really lost, but nor did they ever really win.
3) Fanboys can suffer a common identity crisis in which they can't distinguish themselves from their cars. They integrate their car's traits into their own personality. In reality, you are still you without your car. And if you believe you are nothing without your car, well, you need help.
Most fanboys are harmless, if annoying.
So, what are everyone else's thoughts on the car fanboy?
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