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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-03-2004, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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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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What is it with car "fanboys"??

Fanboys also buy everything they possibly can with their car's logo on it whether it be actual car accessories, clothing, throw pillows, deodorant etc. They will buy any useless piece of junk to remind themselves and others that they own BrandX car.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-04-2004, 12:07 AM
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What is it with car "fanboys"??

I have a theory that fanboys sleep with one another to get those "creative juices flowing".

That's my opinion summed up in one narsty phrase.

Drive it like you hate it!
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-04-2004, 12:11 AM
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What is it with car "fanboys"??

How bout the ones that buy the sockdolager "brandX" sticker for their "brandX" car while everyone and their third cousin knows what kind of car it is.....

(sockdolager: n. unusually large) I finally got to use the word!!

"brandX" usually being our favorite little ricemobile the civic.....

what possesses these so-called fanboys to put such an eyesore on their car? can anyone answer that question?

btw--I just put in my order for a freakin huge Mazda3 sticker for my windshields---YEAH, front and back!

Any connection between my reality and yours is purely coincidental.

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-04-2004, 10:34 AM
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What is it with car "fanboys"??

You wanna see fanboys go to http://www.paseopimp.com/main.php
A friend of mine showed me this site and there was a guy ranting that his stock paseo beat an s2000 because the ground was wet and the s2000 spun at the line

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What is it with car "fanboys"??

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You wanna see fanboys go to http://www.paseopimp.com/main.php
A friend of mine showed me this site and there was a guy ranting that his stock paseo beat an s2000 because the ground was wet and the s2000 spun at the line

Sadly I used to be a member of that site. There are alot of teenagers and other not so smart people on that site.

And no I was not a Fanboy. My paseo had a custom built aluminum body kit, full color change with graphics, and shaved the rain gutters no apc stickers

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What is it with car "fanboys"??

hahaha, I was a member of Tercelonline.com. Nothing to be ashamed of per say, given that one of their how-tos described a way for me to switch from sealed beam to composite headlights, which made a world of difference in the look of the car and the ability to see at night. On the other hand, I wasn't getting custom leather or anything fancy like that put in the car like some people that made me wonder. It's like loading up a Honda Civic DX. No matter what you do, it's never going to be as nice as a BMW, or even an Accord EX. It's just not possible to alter everything about the car to that extent.
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What is it with car "fanboys"??

If this site ever gets like the Paseo one I suspect a lot of ppl will leave - I have no patience to read F*** every 2 words
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-04-2004, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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What is it with car "fanboys"??

Wow. Paseo. Lessee, a 2dr, 2050 lbs. FWD 1.5 i-4 pushing [email protected]/[email protected]

M'kay.

I read some of the posts on their forum. Yeah, definitely some fanboys there. I wonder if we can do worse and find some Ford Pinto fanboys

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What is it with car "fanboys"??

I am a rustbucket fanboy...anything rusty is awesome! Rusted metal with holes in it is lighter then solid metal so the car is faster!

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