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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-03-2017, 06:16 AM
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You are correct. It is about that time kids are out on their own. Money/income has grown and the man can afford such a car for pleasure. I'm a classic example. 51 and purchased a car built in the 50's. Always wanted one. Had the opportunity and made the purchase. Not a sports car but non-the-less a pleasure automobile only. I would love a 70 Mopar muscle car. I like the look. My penis size is good.


You like the look of the car, or your penis?
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I've seen plenty of women driving sports cars. What does that say about them, I wonder?

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I've seen plenty of women driving sports cars. What does that say about them, I wonder?
In my case, it would say that I really, really, enjoy the way a high quality car drives, handles, sounds, feels. And that the little bark I get when I stomp the gas in my middle-aged SO's Audi TTS kinda turns me on.

But, then, I sort of tend to assume that a middle-aged man's sports car or other high-end toy says more about his stage of life than his sexual prowess. Most guys, ladies too, finally have the time and disposable income at that point to buy the vehicle they really want rather than the sensible choice for the family. As my SO says when asked why he bought his Audi, "...because I wanted to and I finally could!"

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You like the look of the car, or your penis?
Both. I polish them as well.

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Most guys, ladies too, finally have the time and disposable income at that point to buy the vehicle they really want rather than the sensible choice for the family. As my SO says when asked why he bought his Audi, "...because I wanted to and I finally could!"
I agree! I'm not at that point yet, but after years of buying nothing but practical cars, my mom was really torn about having to buy a new car. I finally convinced her to buy a fun car rather than a practical car. She didn't have to drive anyone anywhere any longer. She caved and bought herself what she wanted, a blast from her past. She bought a turbo beetle, as she used to own a classic one when she was in college. She loves it to death and I am happy to know that she enjoys driving it. She deserved it.

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"A" sports car ? Us compensators don't have "a" sports car - we have several !
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Do you guys think that women are stigmatized like men are about having a sporty car?

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Why is it that if an older man, say in his 40s or 50s buys a sports car, the response is "midlife crisis" or "he's compensating for something" (has a small penis)? Most men become fully financially stable around this time, therefore have more money to allocate to such pleasures. Some guys just like fast cars! I never quite understood why these guys are stigmatized that way?

Me? I drive an old Toyota Tundra pickup with 300,000 miles on the odometer and the clear coat is peeling. But, if I wanted a sports car, I would buy it.

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I agree. Younger men are usually acquiring assets and having children. Older men are more established, maybe the kids are older or out of the house and they can splurge on themselves. My husband isn't really into sports cars, (though he did have a corvette for a while before we were married), he always liked trucks. I was joking with him that he just went through his mid life crisis because he bought himself his dream truck, (we flew to Idaho to pick it up).
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One hot young wife. Two German and one Jap sports cars. Two hot motorcycles. One John Deere 6190. Not compensating for anything except lost time in my miserable first marriage.
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I agree! I'm not at that point yet, but after years of buying nothing but practical cars, my mom was really torn about having to buy a new car. I finally convinced her to buy a fun car rather than a practical car. She didn't have to drive anyone anywhere any longer. She caved and bought herself what she wanted, a blast from her past. She bought a turbo beetle, as she used to own a classic one when she was in college. She loves it to death and I am happy to know that she enjoys driving it. She deserved it.
Awesome for her!!!

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