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I dunno.. just thought it was funny...

ANYWAY...

I was heading over to a friend's dad's house.. he's a big ford nut.. has lots of trophies from his cars... so, I turn onto his street and there's these two guys (the type that hang out in front of a liquor store drinking 40's, smoking gpc's and asking for change) sitting on the curb... it's Southern California, so my windows are down as I'm strolling along... These two guys start arguing as I'm heading towards them and as I pass them one of them get's angry and yells at the other guy... says... "DUDE, now THAT'S a MUSTANG!"

Hm, I let off the gas... was debating on whether or not I should back up and defend the virtue of my cougar... I wasn't carrying my gun, so I opted to just laugh it off and go see the old ford guy. :)

weeeeeeeeeee.... wasn't that fun?
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I had a similar situation myself. It was hot out and both windows were down as I pulled into the gas station. A girl in a newer Jetta looks over at me and says "I'll trade you my car for your Mustang!" I looked back over at her and with a big grin I said matter of factly "It's not A Mustang!" So she scans the car and then says "OH it's a Cougar" like it's no big deal. I just laughed and thought to myself "DB!" heheee
 

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Hm, I'd have told her... hm, It's a cougar and if you give me your jetta so I can sell it for parts and gas money, I MIGHT let you ride in it...

Unless she was hot, then I'd just drool all over my mustang.. :)

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lol some people are so stupid. Maybe if I slap a Bently logo on the side of my car I can sell it for 300k =)
 

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I get it a lot too

Iget these alot"hey I really like your Charger,Challenger,Mustang,Baracuda and because there are people who do know there cars"I really like your Cougar."What year is it?Its great to be different. Dan:D
 

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my favorite one is this..... " they made Cougars back then?? " gotta love it. there are the times when people pull up next to me at a light and talk about the one they used to own then sold it, crashed it or just drove it into the ground. you meet alot of people with an old car.
 

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the best one has to be when I was fillin' up my '68 and these late teen / early 20's guys walk by and say....and I QUOTE

"NICE CAMARO"

<roflmao>
 

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i know.i just smiled and kept on fillin.

i mean its not like it says COUGAR on the rear quarter or anything like that.......<lol>
 

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Grr,

Happened again this morning on the way to a car show in Brea. Was getting gas and these three homeless people cruise by with their shopping cart... complete with chihuahua riding on top... on guy says BEAUTIFUL MUSTANG... yack...

Now, THIS time, I let them know it was a cougar... they seemed nice enough... when I left, I bought them all sodas and a bottle of water for the dog...

Maybe next time they'll tell a rustang'er that he's got a nice cougar!!!

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devil_cougar said:
funny i even have a bentley emblem i got from a trashed bentley [/B]
sounds like you can put it to some use. why don't you buy a mustang, slap that sticker on it and sell it for 300k(since putting a bentley sticker on a cougar would be an insult), then spend your newly earned 300k on your cat. Sounds like a plan to me:D
 

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I dont think it is that people are stupid so much as uniformed. Lets face it guys /and gals/ the reason we own cougars because we are all kind of like the animal itself we dont run in packs we like looking sleek and are quiet just before we attack then we make allot of noise. I just smile when people say Nice cuda man! course when i pull up to my father in laws in my 57 bird and he says "oh you brought the cougar" now thats just plain wrong. :D
 

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for once I think people around were I live might have a brain, cuz the only thing they'v got mixed up with my car is the year. Even the bums that mooch off the mallgoers knew it was a cougar.
 

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In my part of the world they know Ford - escorts, sierra, falcon, the odd fairlane, etc- Mercury, they have never heard of - oh ja, a planet, Cougar, ohhh, DB look, import hey, American car, left hand drive, ohhhhh, most are impressed, at least they recognise a V8 sound, but on the whole we just get incredulous looks, I think its the chrome!!! Could be the colour.!!!!
 

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the old lady next door calls mine "that thing"
 

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At least these people are strangers that mistake your cougars.
I have been working with the same 15- 20 guys for 25 years and there is a couple of guys that still call my 70 eliminator a cuda,and i had it every since i started there. Talk about stupid people.
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I've got a two in one expirience. On the 4th, on my way to a show, I stopped at BP to get gas. The guy tha twas there said, "WOW! That is an excellent Mustang", I replied "it's not a mustang, it's a 68 cougar", then he says"Oh, they didn't make cougars back then!", "Well" I said "wanna bet?" To make a long story short I proved him wrong and had $5 worth of gas, on the house!:D It kinda makes you wonder about people.
 

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I've heard the expression "ricer" and "rice-boys" quite a few times since I've been looking at Cougar/Muscle car sites, someone please explain what a "ricer" is?
Maybe we have a SA expression that means the same thing.
 
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