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I just saw this over at the Jeep Forums. Original Thread

A girl made a thread complaining about how much money and time her boyfriend was spending on his car. The first reply is gold, some guy who probably had a girlfriend give him grief before tears into her.

Next time my girlfriend complains about my car I am going to refer her to that post, lol.

So, my boyfriend bought a '96 Cherokee (XJ) SE, for way too much, like around $3,000. It broke down and he has put another $2,500 in it and totally rebuilt the engine and did a lot of after market work on it. He has and will do all the labor himself, he refuses to pay for labor. Now, he finds out that the motor needs to be taken back out and fixed again and is looking at another $700. I said he should just sell it and wipe his hands clean, he says he won't make enough.

Firstly, what is your guys' opinion on what he should do? Secondly, how much do you think he could make parting it versus just the whole car as is?

Thanks for your guys' opinions!

You want my opinion? Ok…

Shut the hell up. You’re not his wife. You’re not paying for the repairs. It’s absolutely none of your business what he does with his Jeep or his money. I know your type well… first it’s “Sell the Jeep because it’s costing too much money.” Then it’s “No, you can’t go spend the weekend with your buddies because I need you to take me shopping.” Then it’s “Oh gee, honey… I’m pregnant. Gosh, I have no idea how that happened.”

You’re a DreamKiller. You kill a guy’s dreams, take away his future, tie him down with a fat mortgage and too many babies, and turn him into just another miserable guy wondering, “How the hell did I get here?”

Do you really want to help him? Here’s what you do… go to your local library (it’s a big building with books inside) and check out a couple of books on rebuilding engines. Read them, over and over, until YOU understand what needs to be done. Then help him get that engine out and rebuild it. Tie your hair back in a ponytail, put on some old jeans and get your hands dirty. Hand him wrenches, hold the light, pull the wire connectors apart, help him get the hood off… help him with anything he needs. When he gets tired, run inside and make him a hot lunch or dinner. Fix him coffee, hot chocolate, whatever he wants. (But NO beer. Beer is for when the job is done.)

Then when the day is over and you’re both exhausted from working on the engine, push him into a hot shower and jump in with him. Scrub his back, wash his hair, rinse him off, and dry him with fluffy towels still hot from the dryer. Then push him into bed and screw his ears off. Then get up the next day and do it all over again.

Make him realize that rebuilding an engine is a slow and methodical process. Make him realize that every step should be regarded as surgery; every step must be perfect… perfect torque, perfect fit, perfectly clean. If you run into a step that you just can’t figure out, ask for help from someone who knows what he’s doing. Are you cute? Put on a low-cut top, show some cleavage and go (by yourself) to the local Jeep shop, and explain to the guys that you are helping your boyfriend to rebuild his engine and neither of you can figure out this one little step, and do they have any advice…

Think it won’t work? Think again. We guys love to help cute girls, even if they have a boyfriend. (Hey, maybe you’ve got a sister, or girlfriend…)

But absolutely DO NOT whine or complain. Do not say a single negative thing. Not a single “Oooooo, I broke a nail.” If you break a nail, or cut your finger, or bang a knuckle, you just shut up and DEAL WITH IT. You should be a hopelessly optomistic, never-say-die cheerleader, encouraging him every step of the way.

That’s my opinion.

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The answer is obvious, the girl friend complains about the car, get a new girl friend. Do this before marriage otherwise she will take 1/2 the car, yes I know she hates it, but she'll still want her half.

Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it, depends on what you put into it. (Tom Leahrer)

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Lol! Nice find. Not surprised there is no post number 2 from her.

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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Excellent find, very funny and so true!

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Well I must be one lucky guy... my wife does all the work on her own classic car except washing and polishing it....and she showed it at the NEC Classic Car Show this year. She loves my Lotus too and often takes it to work to give the car a good run instead of using her company car. Not all girls are the same!!!!!!:thumbsup:

Though this be madness yet there is method in it ( Polonius in William Shakespeare's Hamlet)

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Love it and the dudes replay is Epic and so true. funnily enough I also have a Jeep Cherokee XJ 1995 and it's fucking awesome, fantastic off road, makes mince meat of the snow and easy to fix (I have already rebuilt all of the flooring, brakes and otherparts and it just keeps on going, including towing a 911 Turbo (935 ) and trailer for about 500 miles and never missed a beat. I have 4 cars (did have 5) and the Jeep is the one I use everyday. Most likely because of its versitility and if you park it somewhere no one will touch it or damage it (that or after the amount of off roading I do, I guess I wont notice it.

Great vehicles I would recomend them

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