I was at Gurney Plaza last weekend to meet some friends up for coffee.
And what do you know, there were cars on display.
Not just any cars.... cars that any Ah Beng would drool over like this Mitsubishi EVO IX.
Now ladies... if you look at tht red car and think to yourself
"What the heck is so good about that car? It looks like just another cheap Japanese car?".
Then you have clearly passed (or completely skipped) the phase in life when you would drool over cars like that.
I remember sitting in Murnis SS2 one day when a white EVO slowly drove past.
There were two tables there full of girls each.
One type completely ignored the car and the only one girl in the group to notice the car mumbled to her friends
"Stupid a$$hole... so loud engine for what?".
Whereas the other type with hair dyed to the colour of gold or red and earrings worn in every place possible went
"WAH!!! EVO WOR... HOU YENG ARR!!!!".
I too remember the days when I used to be crazy over these kind of cars.I would see an EVO, RX-7 or Impreza on the road and say
"WOAH! I WISH I HAD A CAR LIKE THAT!".
But after spending three years in London and seeing the cars they had there.
I began to view things in a different light.
Somebody once told me that the Evo, Impreza and RX-7... are cars for the BOYS.
And cars like BMWs to Ferraris... are cars for the MEN.
I initially took it as an insult!!! HOW COULD THEY MAKE FUN OF MY EVO!!!
But over the years... my thinking changed.
Today, if I had to pick between an EVO and a BMW 3 series (which are both close to the same price), I would go for the BMW.
But that's just me.
And of course.. there are the other cars.
Like this car.
For the unpretentious confident man who knows that he doesn't need a fancy car to prove that he is a MAN.
All he needs is a comfortable car to move around in and he strongly believes that women will look at him for the person he is and not for the car he drives (naive or not... you guys tell me).
But the saddest man of all... is the man who buys a car like this.
I bet you that a man who buys a car like this at one point in his younger life probably once said
"I'm going to grow old and buy a Ferrari!".
(A contrast to the affordable, value for money and reliable Japanese vans!)
But that was before he met his wife.
Since then.. his only OTHER car... has been a Toyota Unser.
And whenever he thinks of his Ferrari again... his wife would go
"YOU STUPIAK MAN!!! HOW IS THE WHOLE FAMILY GOING TO FIT IN THAT CAR?!?!
DON'T MAKE ME BEAT YOU SILLY!!!".