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Easy_Targa

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319 posts

81 months

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OK so apparently "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" but my neighbour ,(with whom I am friendly but not friends as such), has announced that he intends to buy exactly the same make model and colour car as mine.

Its a free country and graciously gave him some pointers on choosing a good one, but something about this does not feel comfortable.Do I need to MTFU or I am right to feel a bit odd about it? (Its only a black Golf R32 not a lime green Veyron after all).

yeti

10,322 posts

162 months

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It's a weird thing to do, but MTFU smile

My Dad's next door neighbour bought an identical Megane Scenic after I got him one - but just one spec up rolleyes

LeoZwalf

2,214 posts

117 months

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Maybe he just likes the look of it and wants one for himself? I really can't see the problem! smile

Dave Hedgehog

7,331 posts

91 months

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get it wrapped purple

Zoobeef

2,507 posts

45 months

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Sell him yours and buy something better?
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thinfourth2

30,618 posts

91 months

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We bought an almost identical car to one of our nieghbours

Same model, same age, same options just a different colour

Does this make us sad

Or is it just a very good car for living in the country?

tbc

2,822 posts

62 months

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sounds like a penis extension to me

ajb85

1,038 posts

29 months

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Crikey, he could at least have chosen a different colour! punch

Rawwr

14,545 posts

121 months

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Buy every black R32 in the entire world!


em177

1,732 posts

51 months

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If you really don't want him to have the same car. Go round and tell him the gearbox fell out and VW are charging you £5k for a replacement! lol.

Or just sell him yours and buy and Mx5 wink

Donatello

1,035 posts

48 months

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I can see why it would be annoying, but just smile and ignore it.

When we bought our Fiesta ST (hardly the most exciting car out there) a neighbour copied us by buying a white one (except they had OTT stripes on theirs) and a friend of mine bought a white one too.

When he came round I always hoped his girlfriend would bring her car... but I just ignored it and it never hurt me.

MysteryLemon

4,295 posts

78 months

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I once bought the same car as the guy who lived opposite. It never once occured to me that I was doing so until I got it home and realised he had the exact same thing sat on his drive.

Mine had lesser spec but better looking (imo) alloys though cool

Pixelpeep

3,153 posts

29 months

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you seen the film 'The Joneses' ?

wait till he buys it then go buy the Golf R or a nice 265bhp S3 smile

Dave Hedgehog

7,331 posts

91 months

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Pixelpeep said:
you seen the film 'The Joneses' ?

wait till he buys it then go buy the Golf R or a nice 265bhp S3 smile
then he would have the better car

seanh

104 posts

171 months

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I'm really failing to see the problem here. Would it annoy you that a neighbour had bought the same telly, dishwasher, fridge or cooker? What's different about a car?

sealtt

188 posts

45 months

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haha, if anything i would think it's nice if someone saw my car and wanted to buy one too. certainly would not have a problem with it!

go and modify yours if you want it to stand out. i don't think you can really buy a stock, mass-produced car in 1 of 3 colours and be upset when someone has the same car as you!!!!!!

Pixelpeep

3,153 posts

29 months

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Dave Hedgehog said:
Pixelpeep said:
you seen the film 'The Joneses' ?

wait till he buys it then go buy the Golf R or a nice 265bhp S3 smile
then he would have the better car
i could agree with you but then we'd both be wrong smile

MycroftWard

2,995 posts

100 months

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I'd find that annoying, I hope he doesn't park directly next to you, that would look silly.

I don't like having the same car as other people I know, I achieve this by buying 20 year old Jag's.

I recommend selling the Golf and getting something more unconventional/obscure!

Durzel

2,789 posts

55 months

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Sell the house and live in your new Ferrari*


* Parked on your neighbours drive

williredale

2,291 posts

39 months

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You should watch out OP. He's probably some sort of deranged serial killer and you're his next victim!


Or, maybe he didn't want to post another what car thread on here so he copied you?
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