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Isaac you forgot to inform him of all the fun that can be had in a Cherokee
There is no exit!
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There is no exit!
I had that happen to me once and it sucked. I was taking photos of a friends car in Cleveland at a cemetery (in case anyone cares it was not of graves, there is a big dam on the grounds) Anyway the person left 20min before they said it closed and locked us in. We had to call for them to get us out. It ended up being fine and it helped the call was before "closing time" but I will never cut it that close again.
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Isaac you forgot to inform him of all the fun that can be had in a Cherokee
There's the great thing about the Cherokee... Just drive through.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:54 AM
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I would venture to say you would have better luck trying this request on a vintage British car club site. The cars are less valuable (generally), the owners are a little less protective of their cars, and there are probably more of them in your area.

Don't sweat being shot shot down, that is just the nature of these type of requests.

Sounds like you have a good girl, a great family, a bright future, and nice aspirations!


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Old 04-12-2012, 11:13 AM
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I had that happen to me once and it sucked. I was taking photos of a friends car in Cleveland at a cemetery (in case anyone cares it was not of graves, there is a big dam on the grounds) Anyway the person left 20min before they said it closed and locked us in. We had to call for them to get us out. It ended up being fine and it helped the call was before "closing time" but I will never cut it that close again.
This was 56 minutes before it was scheduled to close. I thought I had plenty of time.
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This was 56 minutes before it was scheduled to close. I thought I had plenty of time.
I blame Kitty Fishsticks.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:41 AM
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Ok so I want to suprise my date by picking her up in a cool car cause she knows I'm obsessed with cars.
As someone pointed out, teenage girls have no interest in cars. It's teenage boys that have an interest in cars. But if you really want a cool car, then rent yourself a red convertible Camaro or Mustang (or get your dad to rent it for you) for the night. It'll be loads of fun! Thing is, the only pants it will get you into is your buddy's. If you're into that kind of thing, well then what's $140? Spend it! Have a blast! Now if you're not into that, then why don't you spend the $140 on dinner with your date? That would be a MUCH better surprise and would make for a very special night.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:51 PM
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Don't sweat it Ech. I grew up in Chesterland so I know where you are. I had my grandfather drive me to my girlfriend's prom when I was a Sophmore in his 1942 Buick Century and I drove my Dad's 1962 Buick Special to 2 others. Get in touch with a local car club. Lots of people with classics will chauffeur you to prom for little more than gas money. They want to foster the car culture as much as they can. There is no way they will loan you the car but you can get a ride.

On a side note, the people here have reached a level of success and maturity that takes work to achieve. They tend to shut someone off if that person won't present there request in a manner that shows respect. In a nutshell you are asking for access to their $100,000+ Ferrari but you won't take the time to out an "h" in "what". Text speak wont get you a job or a ride in someone's exotic. Just a little free advice my friend. Good luck with your search.

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After reading through this thread, I realize that this is a highly improbable request, but my senior prom is May 12th. I've been looking into limos and party buses, but I would rather take my date in a more personal form a transportation. I've looked for luxury or exotic car rentals in my area but to no avail. I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I'm 18, have had my license over 2 years, most of which has been spent driving a manual transmission (I personally find a manual much more enjoyable). I'm looking for any exotic or luxury car either to rent or have chauffeured, so if any one either has a car they are willing to rent to a responsible 18 year old, is willing to chauffeur with their car, or knows of anywhere I can get one in the Detroit area, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you all for your time.
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I'm Fifty-*mumble*.

Eighteen or Fifty-*Mumble*; I wouldn't ask, beg, plead, rent or pay to borrow or be chauffeured in someone's car, exotic or otherwise.

I think the same can be said for most adults who responded on this thread.

As you grow older and wiser, you'll understand.

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:58 AM
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After reading through this thread
you still asked?



Guys, Eric, we're not picking on you specifically. You just have to understand how often we get asked. I get asked by friends, acquaintances, and friends of friends CONSTANTLY for cars to use for their weddings.
If my friends ask, I appreciate it and want to help. Acquaintances, I'm polite, but the answer is no. Friends of friends, I consider it kind of rude, especially since I'm usually not even invited to the wedding.
#1, as much as I would like to help my friends out, I don't usually have the time.
#2, I can guarantee my insurance wouldn't cover it anyway if there was an incident

Here's my advice, and this has been said in different ways by others in this thread - DON'T mix your interest in cars with your interest in girls.

If you want a ride in a car, go to car shows, make friends with the owners, be polite, respectful, and knowledgeable, don't ever ask for a ride, and eventually one will be offered to you.

Enjoy your prom for what it is - because deep down we know that your desire to take a sweet car is only for others to see you and be impressed.....why do we know that? Because we've been in high school, and had the same wishes.
SO! Get a group of friends together, split the cost, and rent a limo. You will have way more fun.
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1. Post picture of date
3. Find out what SHE'S obsessed with and surprise her with that. Girls your age don't really care about what you're obsessed with (unless it's them).
This has got to be the best advice I've ever seen on a forum.
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I sincerely apologize if I offended anyone by asking. It honestly was just a shot in the dark and I really didn't expect anything out of it. I appreciate everyone taking the time to respond and I will take all advice into account. And as far as why I want a nice car, it's not so much trying to show off, it's more of I think it would be fun for me and my date. I've always wanted to drive a nice car (not at excessive speeds or recklessly, especially not with someone else's car) and I know my girlfriend would enjoy the luxury as well. But really, thank you all for your time. I suppose I will be driving my Ford Fiesta to prom again!
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:54 PM
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Enjoy your prom for what it is - because deep down we know that your desire to take a sweet car is only for others to see you and be impressed.....why do we know that? Because we've been in high school, and had the same wishes.
SO! Get a group of friends together, split the cost, and rent a limo. You will have way more fun.
22 years ago another FChat member/owner and I rented a 1931 Rolls Royce Limo and took our dates to Prom. If you want the car bad enough and work hard for it the Ferrari will come down the road. It happened to me and I couldn't be happier.
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It's never happened in the history of kids coming on here asking whether it be for weddings, graduations, bar mitzvahs, vasectomies, etc.
Whoa, I never got to a ride in someones Ferrari after my Vasectomy!


OK, but seriously, I agree with the others: Rent a limo with a group of friends. For my prom, several million years ago, it seems, I got together with another couple and we rented a white 1957 Rolls Royce. It was awesome. Cost us $500 each, which was a lot of money for me back then (heck, it still is). But it was fun. Unfortunately, my date turned out to be a beyotch...
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If you want a ride in a car, go to car shows, make friends with the owners, be polite, respectful, and knowledgeable, don't ever ask for a ride, and eventually one will be offered to you.
Doug, your advice is spot on! This holds true. You'll meet some really amazing people and potentially make some new friends, like I have. Doesn't hurt to be knowledgeable either, and not just *acting* knowledgeable. Owners will take you FAR more seriously if you can have a legit conversation. Especially if you can enlighten them on stuff about their car that they didn't even know :-)
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I sincerely apologize if I offended anyone by asking. It honestly was just a shot in the dark and I really didn't expect anything out of it. I appreciate everyone taking the time to respond and I will take all advice into account. And as far as why I want a nice car, it's not so much trying to show off, it's more of I think it would be fun for me and my date. I've always wanted to drive a nice car (not at excessive speeds or recklessly, especially not with someone else's car) and I know my girlfriend would enjoy the luxury as well. But really, thank you all for your time. I suppose I will be driving my Ford Fiesta to prom again!
You're a good sport, my friend. Kudos to you for not taking it personally and staying the bigger man. Don't be ashamed of the Fiesta, you have a car man! Hope you have a great time.

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Old 04-27-2012, 08:01 AM
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Here...sort of in your neighborhood of Ann Arbor. I used this a few years ago for my wedding ( wifes dress wouldnt fit in the Esprit )

http://www.greatlakesvintagelimo.com/rollsroyce.html

I cant remember the price but I am sure it was 500 and up. Surprisingly nice ride. Its as close as your gonna get most likely.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:09 PM
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I sincerely apologize if I offended anyone by asking. It honestly was just a shot in the dark and I really didn't expect anything out of it. I appreciate everyone taking the time to respond and I will take all advice into account. And as far as why I want a nice car, it's not so much trying to show off, it's more of I think it would be fun for me and my date. I've always wanted to drive a nice car (not at excessive speeds or recklessly, especially not with someone else's car) and I know my girlfriend would enjoy the luxury as well. But really, thank you all for your time. I suppose I will be driving my Ford Fiesta to prom again!
You're not offending us, we're just taking the opportunity away from our extremely busy/stressful work days to have some fun at your expense. Since you had the gumption to post it on a public forum.
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ahhh hummm.... ::clearing throat::

Who says a teenage girl wouldn't be interested in being taken to the prom in an exotic or even be interested in cars? I certainly was! Of course, I went to my prom with my bf (at that time) in his vintage corvette. I appreciate these young men's efforts! Good for them for having the gumption to even ask. All that being said, and considering the subsequent responses (which are all valid), might I suggest you take a more creative approach. Ever consider arriving to prom in a horse drawn carriage? How about a rickshaw? Go for something unusual. You may need to drive to a location and then proceed to the prom in the "arranged transport" but you would certainly get points for making an entrance that would have everyone talking!
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