After voting today with my parents, we went to do some grocery shopping. I waited in the car. Whilst I was waiting, a HQ ute drove past, then I noticed the right rear wheel was sticking out a bit far, and was going further out. 10m later half the axle, still connected to the wheel was just rolling down the road next to the ute at 40kph. He pulled over about 20m away from me, and I had to run into the shop where my mate was working just to show him the HQ's demise. But this was not the end. On my way out of the carpark, I pointed out the ute to my parents with much laughter as we drove up to it. The 3 bogans in a "fully sik bro" VL commie to see what the deal was, cut in in front of me doing a ewie and I had to hit the brakes. I just looked at the bogans, then the car, laughing my head off. On my way home I noticed the bogans right up my arse comming up to an intersection, spoiling a ton of large dents in the bonnet of his fully sik machine. The speed limit after the intersection went up to 60 from 40, and they were off, flying up my side and out onto the dirt in their crap box. Unfortunately with my parents in the car, my reaction was limited to flashing the lights and a one fingered salute. Its times like that I wonder the mentallity of these people. Despite the fact my car (see sig) would obviously crap all over their hunk o junk, they still go "my car is so fully siker then your falcon crap" and take off spraying rocks all over my bonnet and leaving me in a cloud of oily smelling smoke, tearing off around a blind corner at 100kph, putting other road users at risk. Is it just me, or do some people beleive that these such commowhores have below average intellegence? They are taken in by gimiky marketing, beleiving their VL is a v8 supercar, therefore having to thrash the crap out of it, and be a threat to other road users, to make it look "sik".
I was wondering though, how come you hardly ever see bogans in a falcon, thinking they own a v8 supercar? Which brings me to my point. I beleive holden big wigs and advertising gurus aim their add at, well, below average intellect people, dumbarses, that any commodore, is a lean mean street machine. Drive one because every other bogan does, look like a tool, because its the "in" thing to do.
But alas though I do have some mates who drive commodores, and are genuinely nice blokes, who know that their cars aren't performance machines, and drive and act accordingly. With all respect due to holden users whom surf these forums, car enusiasts like yoursleves obviously know that these add campaigns are hollow, and do not portray the facts that a stock family sedan doesn't have such performance. You are the cream of the crop and make an effort to make your car stand out from the crowd, therefore I salute you to the work you have put in, and if I see your car in a carpark, I wont get my keys out and do 600 bucks worth of damage, I'll go respect, and walk away, unlike this ever growing crowd of bogans.
I'm sure this also happens the other way around (ie ford bogan with similar intellect keying nice commo) but from what I've seen, to a much lesser extent.
I'm just having a bit of a rant and probably didn't make much sense or much of a point, I've got some nice stone chips to touch up tomorrow btw, but can some holden users share us some run ins you've had with the other side.