advice neede on how to approach my dad about getting to prom - Page 3 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2005, 05:03 PM   #21
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Three Oaks, Michigan
Posts: 4,879
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
opensourceguy is on a distinguished road
Default

I think everyone has said all the right things. Bonnie = big. I know our prom here [and pretty much all dances] are a big **** fest. There were a few guys with some compact cars that still got some, so who knows? I vote full size car. I would spend your money elsewhere, somewhere like a nice dinner the next night or whatever for your date. I may not be a girl, but I think I would rather a nice dinner [mmm food], than a vet. However, I don't like 'em so I may be biased. Not to mention I love food.


-justin
opensourceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 07:03 PM   #22
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY (college)
Posts: 6,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corvettecrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Tell him he can have the privledge to take your car out that same night, and there will even be enough change in the ash tray to buy himself a burger
I drive the Bonneville, which is my mom'* car...

Quote:
not to play the devil'* advocate but I wouldn't let someone drive my corvette either if I had one (even if he is your dad.) I know all too much of what goes on during a prom night and would fear for the car'* life.
I wouldn't hurt the car, much.

Quote:
Um If it were me I would have detailed up the big 4 door sedan and taken it... Asking my dad for something like that would have been like talking to a brick wall... and NO would have been the flat answer...LMAO
He is like talking to a brick wall. But look at the berlin wall...it "fell" too.

Quote:
Besides the Bonnie has a back seat..... big plush roomy.... Nevermind Embarassed Rolling Eyes Wink Laughing
Been there done that...

Quote:
you a junior or senior?? if you're a senior, you may have a better chance. but yeah, good luck with that
Yeah I neglected to say that I am a senior. And I've had my liscense for almost 2 years not. Not a single ticket or accident. *knocks on wood*

Quote:
Ha! If you were yer dad...would you let you drive your Vette on prom night?!

Laughing

if the Vette is a result of a mid life crisis break down, I'd be finding another way to get to the prom...lol maybe if you had gotten a scholarship to university...then that might be good leverage Wink
If I had a vette I would be teaching them to drive a stick before he/she was a "teen". I see no reason why kids can't learn to drive young. It teaches them responsibility, and by the time they get to real roads they know what they are doing. I am pretty free going with people driving "my" cars. I've let a couple people drive the Bonne. (and I am very protective of the car)

He has had a vette since before I was born. FIrst it was an '86, then a '92 and now a '00. All were bought used but he'* had one for a long time. I did get a 5000 dollars per year scolarship to RIT, which is where I am going.

Quote:
hehe but theres no room for that........unless she...nevermind........ Embarassed Wink
flexiable...yes
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 07:21 PM   #23
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

Corvettecrazy,, I agree that kids should learn how to drive young... But ofcourse not alone...lol

I learned to drive an auto first... I was bassackwards.... But dad taught me what the car would and wouldn't do... He took me out in snow snow snow, packed snow and ice and taught me how to drive.... Told me to slam on the brakes, then floor the H*** out of it... I asked him what the H*** I was doing all of that for.... He said " if you going to be a good driver you have to understand what the car will do and won't do.... If you have no idea what the car will do you won't be able to make those good snap decisions when the need arises... A few years down the road he taught me to drive stick... It was almost natural in no time, and that too made me a better driver...

when I test drove the bonnie for the first time, I had him go with me... I floored the ***t out of it... And got on the brakes hard... I aked him if he was going to say anything about my driving... He said, no you need to know what the car will do before you buy it... Make sure it'll run if you ever get into a situation... The he said yep, that little V6 does have some balls... He was shocked...

Dad was cop( security police ) in the air force, and a country boy who always drove the country roads... He loved windy roads( sometimes more then anough to put a scare into me ) must have been a country boy thing...

But he taught me well... I wish more people had some good to learn from... Some of these people here in florida just have no clue....

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 07:59 PM   #24
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY (college)
Posts: 6,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corvettecrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

jr's3800: stick or no stick learning to drive young is better IMO. When I first got my liscense I went out in weather that got us out of school on purpose so I could learn to drive in that stuff. Now went it comes I am confident because I know what to do and when to do it. I am not perfect, but I know what I need to work on (as far as driving skills go) but that will only come with time.

thanks for the responses everyone BTW.
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 08:37 PM   #25
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

Yeah driving skills do come with time.... I'll say that one for sure...

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 08:51 PM   #26
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Holt, MI & Lima, OH
Posts: 3,022
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbtk2 is on a distinguished road
Default

The first car I ever drove was a stick, and I think it was a great idea. It teaches you how to start and stop smoothly because you get used to releasing the clutch slowly so you treat the other pedals the same way. My little brother (14) has only ever driven a stick. I took him out in a parking lot in my Calais and let him have at it...its the only car he has ever driven, and after about 20 minutes he got the hang of it and was driving pretty good, and he'* never driven any other car ever. Seeing that he hates cars, he didn't do too bad IMO...

I know what you mean about your dad. My dad is the exact same way. I've only ever driven his GTP once since I got my license (drove it like twice or maybe three times on my permit) and it was 2 miles down the road through town following him in my sisters car. (we were dropping her car off and for some reason he was driving her car not me???) It would not be easy to convince him to let me drive it, and telling him he could take my car out for a drive would not be much of a treat to him as he has keys to it and can drive it whenever he feels the need, and since he has one just like it what would really be the point. It is crappy sometimes, but hey you can't complain. Clean the Bonnie up, wax it, make it shine real nice and drive that. It won't look bad and I can garuntee you it will be much better than what some others will be driving. Yeah, its not the same as driving the Vette, but hey, if you want a Vette, rent one or something... If your dad didn't have a Vette you woudln't be able to drive one.

Shawn
dbtk2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 09:35 PM   #27
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Western Iowa
Posts: 170
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TMoney is on a distinguished road
Default vette

If only you lived in Iowa...I work @ a GM dealership and my boss and his son are both Corvette collectors (must be rough)...They have a bunch of 'em and would let you take one, haha.. Good luck..
TMoney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 09:43 PM   #28
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GonneVille is on a distinguished road
Default

I agree with these guys, the Vette would be a sweet prom ride, but I think that you should take the Bonnie in spite of that.
The Bonnie is your car, and you should be proud of having your own transpo. Wax it up, get the interior detailed, and floss it! If your girl has any brains, she'll be more impressed that you have your own ride than that you get to borrow your Dad'* Vette.


BTW, if you want to learn stick, try finding one of your buddies who owns a full-size pick-up. I learned in an extended-cab, long-bed F-250. It had a huge straight six(300cid!), a beefed up suspension, and a balky, stubborn, granny-geared, ultra-long-throw 4-speed stick, with a rock-hard clutch. By the time my Dad sold it in favor of an auto Chevy, I could shift that stick like it was a short-throw in a sports car. When I got my Probe with it'* short-throw 5-speed, my shifts were perfect from day one.
GonneVille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 10:02 PM   #29
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY (college)
Posts: 6,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corvettecrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Clean the Bonnie up, wax it, make it shine real nice and drive that. It won't look bad and I can garuntee you it will be much better than what some others will be driving. Yeah, its not the same as driving the Vette, but hey, if you want a Vette, rent one or something... If your dad didn't have a Vette you woudln't be able to drive one.

Shawn
THe Bonne does clean up really nice...I did it for homecomming. As for better than other, yeah it will be better than some but at homecomming there was AMG SL500. My area is full of rich people...the average car value in the student parking lot on a regular day of school is probably near 30-35 g.

If my dad completely declines I am going to try to rent my neighbors vette...automatic 96 but its still an awsome ride. It used to be his daily driver so the auto is understandable.

Quote:
If only you lived in Iowa...I work @ a GM dealership and my boss and his son are both Corvette collectors (must be rough)...They have a bunch of 'em and would let you take one, haha.. Good luck..
I would drive to Iowa to have the chance to take a vette to my prom.

Quote:
BTW, if you want to learn stick, try finding one of your buddies who owns a full-size pick-up. I learned in an extended-cab, long-bed F-250. It had a huge straight six(300cid!), a beefed up suspension, and a balky, stubborn, granny-geared, ultra-long-throw 4-speed stick, with a rock-hard clutch. By the time my Dad sold it in favor of an auto Chevy, I could shift that stick like it was a short-throw in a sports car. When I got my Probe with it'* short-throw 5-speed, my shifts were perfect from day one.
I actually learned stick on a full bed F150. I got -5 feet in the first 15 minutes. Then I got the hang of it and managed to drive 40 minutes to a construction site where I worked all day. I drove home too!

I think I am going to ask my friends dad to let my practice a little more on his F-250. IT would be good for me. And he'* nice so he probably would work with me more.
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2005, 11:33 PM   #30
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GonneVille is on a distinguished road
Default

Tell you what, for $100 plus expenses for the trip, I'll wax up my big old boat and come chauffer you for the prom.

If you promise not to get me busted, I'll even install a wet bar for the night
No funny business though. :P
GonneVille is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
foiled again: a NOVEL approach jwakamud Lounge 9 07-12-2007 01:34 AM
Bay Bridge approach collapses GonneVille Lounge 3 04-30-2007 01:56 PM
programming, lighting & music editing people: Help neede bmsgaffer86 Lounge 3 11-27-2005 08:51 PM
Final approach aviator327 Lounge 1 12-27-2003 09:55 AM
Getting new job.. getting paid, getting mods Wolfedog50 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 3 05-08-2003 02:31 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:46 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.