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Do people really get cars for Christmas?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smasher_Sloan, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    I'm watching games over the long weekend and it seemed like there was more than one car commercial where husband surprises wife with the gift of a new car. She steps outside, and there it is, with a big red bow on it.

    I can't recall that every happening in my neighborhood.
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I've never seen or heard of it happening.

    And that woman in the commercial doesn't deserve a car. She hung up on the dude.
  3. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Not in the world I live in.

    I've always been partial to dump trucks, though.
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  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I had an argument with a male friend of mine about this. I said any purchase that big should be discussed. He said that defeated the whole point of the gift. Course he also claimed that if he spent that much on a piece of jewelry, a woman would never know. I think he might just not be with it.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    "Hey baby, here's a new car for Christmas! It's a Lexus! You like it? Good, because now you've got to help pay the $200 extra a month on the payments! Merry Christmas! Love ya!"
  6. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    I'd better.

  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member


    Merry Christmas.
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  8. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    At least I could see out the rear sides of that car better than I can in my Sentra. God help anyone near my blind spot now.
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    My oldest sister had a Pacer as her first car. It was purple. Bought the thing for $75. I remember she filled the gas tank one time and couldn't get it to go more than 35 mph
  10. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    My first car (except its a '75 pictured, not a '74 like I had in 1990)

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  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    My grandfather bought my grandmother a new Crown Victoria in 1987. We kept her away from the window as he drove it from wherever he was keeping it and into their garage. We then told her that there was one more gift in the garage that was a little too big to fit through the back door. She thought it was a new dryer. She was very happy, probably as happy as I've seen her.

    And yes, it had a big ol' red bow and ribbon on the hood.

    So yes, it can and does happen. Whether it's feasable or reliable for most families, I couldn't tell you. But it was a pretty wonderful Christmas that year.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member


    Sure. Millions.
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