: People in convertibles look like idiots.



Jesda
07-18-07, 10:18 AM
Count me as one of them.

My brother bought this '93 from a NICO member for $1550. Flew to DC and drove it back 950 miles. Upon arrival, he was greeted with a charmingly ugly car (as advertised) with tons of ants (not as advertised). I LOL'd.

http://www.q45.org/gallery/d/10167-1/IMG_0972.JPG

http://www.q45.org/gallery/d/10171-1/IMG_0973.JPG

http://www.q45.org/gallery/d/10174-1/IMG_0974.JPG

http://www.q45.org/gallery/d/10177-1/IMG_0975.JPG

http://www.q45.org/gallery/d/10180-2/IMG_0976.JPG
Bits of glass from smashed rear quarter.

http://www.q45.org/gallery/d/10183-1/IMG_0977.JPG
Spent a couple hundred on parts.

http://www.q45.org/gallery/d/10186-1/IMG_0978.JPG
It was missing a rear view mirror, so I went to Wal-Mart. I assume those wires go to something, probably not Onstar.

Drives perfectly. Needs cosmetic repairs, like the rear quarter window and rear glass [plastic] as well as some dents popped out, but the top keeps out the rain and the AC blows ICE cold. In the end, got an excellent deal on a solid car. Since my brother is off to Denmark for a year, I'll be driving this until he returns.

Video 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0S1ZOl4fC4

Video 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anv9AbOUQos

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-18-07, 10:55 AM
I knew it was only a matter of time until you were back with a Nissan product!

Night Wolf
07-18-07, 01:40 PM
I thought you were getting a Mark VIII?

illumina
07-18-07, 01:51 PM
Please tell me you were not listening to Wilson Phillips!!!

Rolex
07-18-07, 01:57 PM
What is that along the top of the front quarter panel, greasy handprints? :hmm:

GregA
07-18-07, 04:01 PM
I doubt those wires by the rear-view are for On-Star. I'd bet that the original mirror had lights in it (since there is no roof, there is no dome light on a convert). Those wires are probably just two for power and one for ground, and one is only powered when the door is open (or when the switch for interior lights is on). The other hot is so you can use the lights as a Map Light. You should be able to find a replacement mirror with the lights in it fairly easily.

urbanski
07-18-07, 04:04 PM
yep, that is ugly :)

Benzilla
07-18-07, 04:09 PM
Yes, very.

Kinda like it though, and I really want to detail it.

EcSTSatic
07-18-07, 04:13 PM
Car Talk -
"I am using a pseudonym here because this question hits upon my innate fears. For the past five years I have been driving, and immensely enjoying, my convertible. I drove convertibles in my youth--a Corvair convertible (pre-air-conditioning) and British sports cars--and buying a convertible now was my "safe" midlife crisis. However, I have noticed that other convertible-drivers seem to be of the female persuasion. As a 6' 4", 260 lb. kind of guy, this has been chipping away at my self-confidence. Should I be concerned, or should I just laugh at these petite women experiencing the opposite identity crisis when driving their gargantuan Lincoln Navigators and other tanklike SUVs? Joe in Chicago"

Kev
07-18-07, 04:18 PM
Just laugh and enjoy your car. You are your own worst enemy. Tell your brain to step off and stop worrying about your manhood! :thumbsup:

Benzilla
07-18-07, 04:22 PM
Nobody expects to see a woman behind the wheel of a '76 Eldorado Convertible, or a '64 Mustang convertible, or a 365 Daytona, etc...

So you see what I mean, it's not the lack of a top, it's the car itself. Do you think a VW new beetle ragtop is any more girly than a hard top?

One possible exception is the 350Z convertible.. total chick car, but you see guys driving the hard tops.

Silver Dollar
07-18-07, 04:35 PM
Hey Jesda, with the top down, all of the truckers will get to ogle your cleavage!

Playdrv4me
07-18-07, 04:57 PM
I give the A/C 2 Days.

dkozloski
07-18-07, 05:26 PM
A 6'4" 260lb. kind of guy in a Miata is a grotesque caricature of something.

Kev
07-18-07, 05:55 PM
How about a 6'4" 260lb guy in a bug eyed Sprite?

http://www.187thahc.net/poems/car.gif

Sandy
07-18-07, 06:06 PM
I OWN 2 CONVERTIBLES, and will always own at least one.
Why do I look like an idiot driving it?
You want a real defination of idiot?
A woman age 36 with 1 child, age 4 driving a GMC Denali XL 4WD

Florian
07-18-07, 09:02 PM
Hey Jesda, with the top down, all of the truckers will get to ogle your cleavage!

Or he could leave his junk hanging thru his zipper and troll for trucker babes!


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lawfive
07-18-07, 09:51 PM
Now Jesda needs a nice shirt, too.

96Fleetwood
07-18-07, 10:36 PM
Wow, that thing is ROUGH! For $1,550? Wow..

Sell it and buy a Infiniti M30.. hehe, that is more your style

EcSTSatic
07-19-07, 12:09 PM
You're not ready for the road until you're wearing a Gatsby

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/217vyI7LeoL._AA160_.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-19-07, 01:12 PM
I just LOL'd at the thought of Jesda wearing a Gatsby while driving a 14 year old Nissan convertible in rough shape.

RightTurn
07-19-07, 01:32 PM
You're not ready for the road until you're wearing a Gatsby

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/217vyI7LeoL._AA160_.jpg

LMAO!! Jesda has a nice hat. :highfive:

Silver Dollar
07-19-07, 02:44 PM
How about that hat with a Mr. Spock halter top........

http://www.shirtcity.com/grafiken/froogle/wbt/shirtcity_wbt_0676.png

gary88
07-19-07, 02:52 PM
With a Gatsby, of course you need to be smoking a pipe and grow a curly mustache.

Blackout
07-19-07, 02:58 PM
Sweet. Now you need a SR20DET swap!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-19-07, 03:08 PM
With a Gatsby, of course you need to be smoking a pipe and grow a curly mustache.


Somebody needs to make a photoshop of this.

gary88
07-19-07, 06:44 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/gheb88/jesda1.jpg

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-19-07, 06:48 PM
I can honestly think of about four convertibles I wanna own:

1971-72, 75-76 Eldorado
1984-85 Eldorado Biarritz
Any of the 4.5 or Northstar Allantes.
C4 Corvette

And that's about it. Not a big fan of converts...

Benzilla
07-19-07, 07:07 PM
Not even a '70 Deville?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-19-07, 07:14 PM
Oh yeah, forgot about those too...and the Connie converts.

Kev
07-19-07, 11:07 PM
I wouldn't mind having either a '67 or '68 L88 convertible :drool:

http://www.corvetteblogger.com/images/content/012107_1.jpg

427/6pack/4spd/side pipes/center knock offs...... :drool:


http://proteamcorvette.com/cars/photos/160Y.jpg

427/huge 4 bbl/4spd/side pipes/rally rims .... :drool: