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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/9/14 12:39 p.m.

I have noticed an apologetic air to some of the recent "What car?" threads.

Here's how I see it:

You guys like asking "What car?" questions.

Likewise, you guys like answering "What car?" questions.

So, ask away.

fidelity101
fidelity101 Dork
4/9/14 12:46 p.m.

What car? In the UGLIEST yellow you can find...

DaveEstey
DaveEstey UberDork
4/9/14 12:47 p.m.

In reply to fidelity101:

moparman76_69
moparman76_69 SuperDork
4/9/14 12:48 p.m.

I just remember quite a few high level dorks getting tired of the almost hourly consistency of threads asking almost the same thing.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
4/9/14 12:56 p.m.

Those that have a problem with them could quite easily just not click on them.

yamaha
yamaha UltimaDork
4/9/14 1:00 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote: Those that have a problem with them could quite easily just not click on them.

If the search function was more reliable than me wandering through a submerged haystack in the dark trying to find a microscopic needle, we probably wouldn't have the exact same questions asked over and over again.

moparman76_69
moparman76_69 SuperDork
4/9/14 1:01 p.m.

In reply to Swank Force One:

Don't confuse me with your logic and reasoning.

Desmond
Desmond New Reader
4/9/14 1:05 p.m.

I think the threads are fine. Each situation is different for each person, and usually they come searching for information specific to their situation.

Apexcarver
Apexcarver PowerDork
4/9/14 1:14 p.m.

Miata

N Sperlo
N Sperlo MegaDork
4/9/14 1:18 p.m.
moparman76_69 wrote: I just remember quite a few high level dorks getting tired of the almost hourly consistency of threads asking almost the same thing.

The "high level dorks" don't like you speaking of them.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
4/9/14 1:26 p.m.

Unfortunately, the person asking the question is often looking for others to confirm their wishes, rather than have it answered. I know, because I've done it.

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
4/9/14 1:33 p.m.

People have been bashed pretty brutally on here for the type of threads that have been posted. What car being one.

Like a fight on the football field, the people who start it are rarely called out and the person who retaliates is usually who is jumped on, which usually is the OP.

Get hit enough, you calm down. Seen that eb and flow on the board now for a couple years.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn PowerDork
4/9/14 1:40 p.m.

Any thread that starts with the words "Learn me..." automatically gets ignored.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo GRM+ Memberand Mod Squad
4/9/14 1:42 p.m.

Please let a mod or staff member know it you spot behavoir on the board that discourages members from posting. We want this to be fun and welcoming forum for all to enjoy.

SilverFleet
SilverFleet SuperDork
4/9/14 1:55 p.m.

I have no problem with these threads. In fact, I enjoy them. I love helping others spend their money.

Duke
Duke UltimaDork
4/9/14 2:02 p.m.
moparman76_69 wrote: I just remember quite a few high level dorks getting tired of the almost hourly consistency of threads asking almost the same thing.

So...? Good for them.

Duke
Duke UltimaDork
4/9/14 2:05 p.m.
yamaha wrote: If the search function was more reliable than me wandering through a submerged haystack in the dark trying to find a microscopic needle, we probably wouldn't have the exact same questions asked over and over again.

Don't bet the ranch on that, either.

Xceler8x
Xceler8x UltraDork
4/9/14 2:08 p.m.

If I don't want to make suggestions on the "What car for crazy mpg's that would make Clarkson mad?" thread I just skip it. No biggie. Just bits and bytes I'll avoid thanks.

That said, TO SEARCH THE GREAT GRM ARCHIVES input this into google:

'search terms' site:grassrootsmotorsports.com

EXAMPLE: What car mpg site:grassrootsmotorsports.com

You'll get all sorts of hits. This also works with "Learn Me" threads.

confuZion3
confuZion3 UltraDork
4/9/14 2:13 p.m.

It looks like the "What Car" threads have helped a bunch of people find cars that they really enjoy. All of you folks who went out and bought Abarths come to mind. I can't think it was purely coincidence that you all decided to buy the same car at the same time--could folks here have helped you make a decision you wanted to make anyway a little easier? Maybe so.

I think "What Car" threads are fun discussions, especially when they end with somebody snapping pictures of their new-to-them MX6, or Miata, or Corvette.

Or like 300 new Abarths...

EDIT: Looks like you beat me to it Xceler8x.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
4/9/14 2:28 p.m.

I am sure my purchase of a '95 Volvo 850 wagon was done because of GRM board influence. I myself never asked, learn me, about the Volvo but I suspect that I read enough times where they were suggested or explained that the cars became desirable to me. Otherwise I would have overlooked them or possibly feared them. I enjoyed my Volvo.
I had once highly considered a Saab 9-5 wagon of similar indirect advise.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce UltraDork
4/9/14 2:30 p.m.
SilverFleet wrote: I have no problem with these threads. In fact, I enjoy them. I love helping others spend their money. .

Me too, and others like to help me spend money. They're fun.

dculberson
dculberson UltraDork
4/9/14 2:33 p.m.

I want a RWD, manual transmission, 8-passenger car that is ultra reliable and gets >56mpg. Must be made in Croatia and have blue piping on the seats. No leather and nothing with a funny name. What car?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/9/14 2:35 p.m.
SilverFleet wrote: I have no problem with these threads. In fact, I enjoy them. I love helping others spend their money.

Ed Zachary.

dj06482
dj06482 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/9/14 2:44 p.m.

I've been living vicariously through all the "What Car?" threads, so I actually enjoy them.

JFX001
JFX001 UltraDork
4/9/14 2:45 p.m.

I think that there is a high level of respect given for one to ask "What car?" here. Who else could you trust to give biased, real life experiences?

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