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    Default Car Fanatic? What are the symptoms?

    Hi all,

    I now have a collection of 504 sales brochures and magazines with articles of 504's. I have two 504's (one for spares in the back yard). I like driving them as often as I can. My garden shed is full of old parts from a gearbox to carbies etc. I have my internet favourites list full of 504 related sites.

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    I don't want to be labelled a fanatic! ... but i do love my 504.

    When does one cross the point of no return on the continuum between car lover to fanatic? What are the symptoms?

    I've heard of guys with whole cars pulled apart under their houses? My better half has made an observation that a lot of my peugeot friends are separated or divorced and she claims she understands how that happens?

    Your comments please .....

    PS: I'm not sitting here in my Levi 504's writing this!
    PJ

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    Is the dozen cars in my yard an indication either way
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron
    Is the dozen cars in my yard an indication either way
    Yeah that sounds like it might be getting there. What sort of backyard do you mean? Just a suburban block? ( Just need to clarify that to make a full assessment of the level of your fanaticism!)
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    Give it up Pete, you writing to a car forum for non car advice, your gone.

    But seriously, as an aussie bloke brought up in the late 20th century, what hope did you have?

    Does your wife think you have a problem because you drink beer?

    ed ge

    Look mate, I was talking to Dr Phil a bit earlier and he just laughed, he said you weren't into it enough because you only have two cars. Hell I've got 8 Peugeots and I'm not a fanatic, just an enthusiast like yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller
    Give it up Pete, you writing to a car forum for non car advice, your gone.

    But seriously, as an aussie bloke brought up in the late 20th century, what hope did you have?

    Does your wife think you have a problem because you drink beer?

    ed ge

    Look mate, I was talking to Dr Phil a bit earlier and he just laughed, he said you weren't into it enough because you only have two cars. Hell I've got 8 Peugeots and I'm not a fanatic, just an enthusiast like yourself.
    OMG !!! I'm refuse to be called your average Aussie ... A car or two around the yard... Don't mind a beer ... Infact I have about 1dozen varieties of beer here (probably 300bottles of homebrew stashed around the place)....

    I deliberatly bought a house with a decent sized block so I could fit some cars in. It's only a residentual block, but has a decent backyard ... there's about 1/2acre out the back window of the house Looks like an ordinary house block from the street though

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    Can you be labled a fanatic if you're just dreaming about having 8 cars ??? Unfortunately the WAF is pretty much limited to 2 (one each -maybe three if I push it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller
    Look mate, I was talking to Dr Phil a bit earlier and he just laughed, he said you weren't into it enough because you only have two cars. Hell I've got 8 Peugeots and I'm not a fanatic, just an enthusiast like yourself.
    Thanks Edge,

    That is just the psychological comfort I was seeking and who better to receive it from than some of your own kind. Now I know I'm not "into" it as much as some I feel much more content and I am happy to admit I am an enthusiast and not a fanatic.
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    Wouldn't a fanatics' entire life revolve around their car(s)? An enthusiast wishes their entire life revolved around their car(s).
    I'm not going to quote Websters, but I think a fanatic would dedicate their time solely to a cause, whereas we enthusiasts enjoy whatever time we can offer to our consuming passions.
    I wish my girlfriend would let me convert to fanaticism!
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    when woman come needing considerating however, its all over, Although my father has an interestng tactic. When he aquires a vechile, he sits on it up until 12m is past before he allows the other half to see. This way when she simply asks,

    WHERE DID THIS COME FROM!! HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD THIS!

    a simple "ages my love", pointing at the new rego sticker now nearly 12m old, "its been here for ages love, you were driving it last week"..

    Confused and startled, she returns to the comfort of the fire inside and we men do aour little victory war dance out in the front patio

    As for me however, i think i must be in agreeance with the majority here when i say i cant wait till can afford the resources in time and money to be fanatical aboust such things!

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    when a foaf got his new ute (his wife told him not to or she would leave him) he came home, and his wife amongst her rambleing and screaming told him he would be sleeping in it tonight for not listening to her. Down the stairs he came with his pillow and blanket, and told her he planed to sleep in it anyway.

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    ^^ crack up
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    PS: I'm not sitting here in my Levi 504's writing this!
    Are you naked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by samhehyum
    when a foaf got his new ute (his wife told him not to or she would leave him) he came home, and his wife amongst her rambleing and screaming told him he would be sleeping in it tonight for not listening to her. Down the stairs he came with his pillow and blanket, and told her he planed to sleep in it anyway.
    Hilarious! That's a textbook marital 'check-mate'. A man needs time to appreciate such posessions; a new car, a carton of beer, or humorous comment used to deter talking during the cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 505 to the max
    A man needs time to appreciate such posessions; a new car, a carton of beer, or humorous comment used to deter talking during the cricket.
    Well said! so so so true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warwick
    PS: I'm not sitting here in my Levi 504's writing this!
    Are you naked?
    I didn't think that this was that sort of forum.
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