RE: [DMCForum] Hummer.
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RE: [DMCForum] Hummer.

Yeah, I can understand some people like that but there some logic here that
is missed...

If you make $1,000,000.00 a year, buying an H1 is like a drop in the bucket,
so there is no wow factor for you, or a sense of "look at me".  It is a
sense of "I want a car, what one would I like and enjoy more, a $20K Honda
Prelude or a H1???  Hmmm let me see.... HUMMER baby all the way.  I for one
would never shell out $125,000.00 for an H1, it is beyond my realm of
reason.  Not to say it is not a cool ass truck, just too expensive for me to
rationalize buying.

Now you see some extremely rich people driving crappy cars and living in
small houses, hording their money for a rainy day, but most spend to the
excess, and some spend within their budgets. 

I am sure people look at me differently even on this list who have not met
me and talked in person.  I have been blessed with a business that has
succeeded and my family is taken care of, and I am sure I come off sometimes
as some sort of brat, but it is unintentional I assure you.

Now I had two options, one was buy the biggest ass house in the area,
finance it to the hilt, but able to make payments.  Finance several high
dollar REAL LOOK AT ME NOW cars, and run through my pot of gold in short
order, but would have all the neighbors jealous of me as I sat back and
wrote checks for the rest of my life to pay for it all. I did not choose
that option.

I chose option 2.  I found a very nice fairly new house in a good
neighborhood, not the biggest, not the smallest and paid cash.  I have nice
things inside, and got a nice H2 for my wife.  I drive my Ram daily (one
year and I just hit 50k miles).  We have both DeLoreans now and the Jag for
sale -- anyone want it??  The only thing I have financed or owe on in my
life is the Hummer and my 40,000 sq/ft plant for my business.  My business
is for my kids.  My parents business made enough before they sold it to take
care of them now and me when they are gone, so I turned to my children to
make sure they won't want for anything while learning the fundamentals of
good and bad and how to be good people and not judge based on what people

My neighbors all play the "Keeping up with the Jones's" game of when one
person gets something everyone has to get it or better.  None of them seem
to notice that I don't play that game.  I don't need their admiration or
recognition, I like them for who they are not what they got.  That's also
why I like being on these boards, no one cares what we each have, we just
like getting together and discussing our DeLoreans.

Sorry if this is too long for you or to much personal info, just running off
at the mouth.

Jack Stiefel - Tampa, Fl
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-----Original Message-----
From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Marc Levy
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 8:10 PM
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Subject: Re: [DMCForum] Hummer.

Having spoken to a number of owners of "flashy cars",
I'd say there is usually some shred of the "look at
me" factor..  Thinking about some specific
conversations with people that own vehicles like
Lambo's, Hummers, and the like buy them BECAUSE the
are expensive.

If you can't admit that PART of the reason for owning
a DeLorean is the uniqueness and "look at me" factor,
then your lying to yourself.  You know you love then
people crowd around and ask questions and tell you
what a cool car you have.

I went to fix a computer for someone a few nights ago.
He has a H2 and a Lambo... (so it is fresh in my
mind)  When I saw him a few months back, I was teasing
him that the 150K Lambo was leaking oil, and his H2
was not a "real hummer".  So, this time he made sure
to tell me his Lambo was in the shop getting a 20K
engine seal job, he decided to replace every
seal/gasket in there!  And, he also had to mention he
wanted to buy a GT40 and a H1 "Alpha" to replace his
fake Hummer...  Funny name, Alpha, fits the ego.

I have not a bad thing to say about this man.  I don't
know him all that well, but he is always courteous and
friendly.  But lets face it, he had money and he wants
everyone to know it.  He is by no means a "car guy".

--- Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hang around with wealthy people long enough and
> you'll find this to be
> true on most purchases. Items are bought because the
> owner likes them.
> I find it hilarious that those who can't afford such
> objects almost
> universally hold a dim view of those who can. They
> try to make the
> owner look vain: "He only bought it to show off."
> The underlying
> statement is: "He's just another rich loser
> compensating for a small
> penis. He bought the vehicle because he so
> desperately wants everyone
> to think he's cool."
> In reality, the owner doesn't give a shit what
> anyone else thinks. He
> bought it for himself because he wanted it and he
> can afford it. Same
> reason most of us bought our DeLoreans. Does he show
> it off? Sure. He
> earned it, he's proud of it, he has the right to
> show it off. But
> that's not why he bought it.

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