I thought I'd just put this out there. I've had some really interesting reactions to the GTO.
Last week a middle aged guy in a Territory Turbo pulled pulled up next to me at a set of lights, gives the car the once over and then the lights turn green and he absolutely hammers the Territory I couldn't believe it.
Went down to Busselton on the weekend, about 400k round trip, I was doing about 120 on a long open stretch of dual carriageway and a Camray slowly caught me. No big deal the cops absolutely hunt on that piece of road so up to 10k over is only a fine and maybe 1 point. Anyway family of 4, mum dad and kids and they give me a look as if to say they can go faster? I did feel like giving it a bootfull but I thought my licence was more important.
Kids are the best I get heaps of thumbs up and signals to do burnouts.
I can't do anything though because the car is so recognisable I get told by people at work "I saw you at ...... on the weekend in your car" and they all think you were driving fast. Just cause you get to the limit quicker than anyone else doesn't make it fast.
my favorite reactions are the ...
Person: "What is that a 2000 somthing?"
Me: "No, its a 93"
always love that one. ive also gotten "nice corvette", and this one time i watched a bus go by and one of the kids on the bus turned his head so quick to see my car he slammed his head into the window of the bus. LMAO!
and everyones favorite is obvously the dissapointed look on the owners of the riced out civics that allways try to pull on us....GOOD LUCK!
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* get lots of stare when your going past walkers before you get to them and even after 500m down the road still turned around looking.
* mouth drops, fingers pointing, from telling the person there with look at that.
*can even sometimes tell what they say "what the ***K is that?.
*favourite the girlfriend looking and the b/f trying not to look at it..
always,like mentioned above think its 2000 up car and cost over 30k.
dont ever think i've had someone try race me and i'm on the gold coast weird..
well...the GTO IS the best car in GT1... the only one i ever used once i could afford it!!! and i've had kids say "wow a viper!!" pretty funny stuff. and I agree everyone always thinks the car cost 10x what i paid for it...
Had one the other day a guy (prolly 25-30) was in rush hour with his BMW 335I. I rolled past him and he caught up to me and gave me the OK sign with his hand. other than that its the usual stare. oh yea, and every Evo8/9 I've past going the other way ALWAYS waves hahah.
Leaving school at the end of the day i get "do a burn out" at least once.
One time some kids talking at a stop light THEM "Daddy let u take his car out" ME "Does ur dad drive a 15 year old jap trap?" Green light... gone (Made sure they heard the bov)
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