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I have been lurking for awhile and for some reason been pondering this. Most of the stereotypes make us out to be
pansies.

I have read that we go broke often due to wanting more than we can afford. I can definitely attest to this. I have always liked the nicest clothes, and of course.. the nicest and fastest car I could afford at the time. :wink:

If you like fast cars post what car you have or what you have had in the past.

I will post mine in this thread if I get any responses.
 

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Key me in on why you don't have either.

I have lost my license many times in the past due to fast cars.
 

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Key me in on why you don't have either.

I have lost my license many times in the past due to fast cars.
This fascinates me. Is it the speed that you like? Is it the engine? If so, what about it? The look of it, what it's capable of or what else? My son has been fascinated by cars since he was about 2 and I just don't really get the fixation! (Although obviously speed is exciting!)
 

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I use the Subway. :p Seriously, though, I am not that much the car type, but remember driving fast (or what amounted to "fast") on my old, now deceased car. Just never got into it (if anything, I am more about aesthetics than speed if I had a choice.)

It is OK for you to like what you like as long as it is you, though. :) There are no rules as to whatever stuff personality types ought to like.
 

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I did a lot as a kid - I was crazy about them when I was 8 and 9, as well as cars in general. They were one of my obsessions alongside numerous TV shows/books. I used to be fairly knowledgeable in them. Not so much now though, my interest in them evaporated when I turned into a teenager. I still watch Top Gear though, which funnily enough started putting more emphasis on comedy than actual motoring when I began to lose interest in [fast] cars.
 

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This fascinates me. Is it the speed that you like? Is it the engine? If so, what about it? The look of it, what it's capable of or what else? My son has been fascinated by cars since he was about 2 and I just don't really get the fixation! (Although obviously speed is exciting!)
Hard question.

The speed is definitely a thrill.

I would say more than anything for me. It has been the sentimental factor. It is just something I don't feel complete without. My mom has always thought of my car as my second girlfriend.

As a child I loved cars. I loved the way they looked. I loved the image of what I thought I would look like driving one.

Deep question I guess. :happy:
 

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Key me in on why you don't have either.

I have lost my license many times in the past due to fast cars.
I can't afford a car and no one ever took me out driving when it was time to get my license.
 

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Oh yeah.
I should point out I'm 17 and have not the money to go and get even my license yet, but cars have always interested me. To answer your question @willow the wisp (I think I already answered this in the INFP Males questions thread but anyway) I find them mechanically interesting. I find them mechanically interestimg because they are fast and loud. Machines which generate danger and noise are interesting to me in general, thrills aside, although that is a big part of it.

I have a fair technical knowledge of cars, although circumstances of my life dictate I will not actually be able to get one until after uni. I intend to take myself down to the nearest raceway when I do get a car and take some lessons in how to go round corners sideways and how to drive noisily. I can't fully explain the concept of awesome of a fast car. The noise is amazing.
Anyway, five minutes ago I was idly internet-shopping for a Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG. Which would be a most suitable first car. Earlier today I was shopping for fast Audis and Chevys. Does that answer your question, OP?

I do not see how sensitivity and apprciation of poetry and music are incompatible with driving at 175mph.
 

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Oh yeah.
I should point out I'm 17 and have not the money to go and get even my license yet, but cars have always interested me. To answer your question (I think I already answered this in the INFP Males questions thread but anyway) I find them mechanically interesting. I find them mechanically interestimg because they are fast and loud. Machines which generate danger and noise are interesting to me in general, thrills aside, although that is a big part of it.

I have a fair technical knowledge of cars, although circumstances of my life dictate I will not actually be able to get one until after uni. I intend to take myself down to the nearest raceway when I do get a car and take some lessons in how to go round corners sideways and how to drive noisily. I can't fully explain the concept of awesome of a fast car. The noise is amazing.
Anyway, five minutes ago I was idly internet-shopping for a Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG. Which would be a most suitable first car. Earlier today I was shopping for fast Audis and Chevys. Does that answer your question, OP?

I do not see how sensitivity and apprciation of poetry and music are incompatible with driving at 175mph.
Mechanically interesting is spot on ATLeow. I do also appreciate the intricacy of how all of the thousands of different components work together to produce power and beautiful sound.

Also the definition of thrill is; a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure. Aren't all INFPs really in tune with their feelings?! Seems like all INFP's should like going fast! lol

I too have a fair amount of technical knowledge in vehicles. To the extent that I do in depth work on friends, relatives, and my own cars. I am actually in the IT field as a day job though.

I would say a suitable car for someone 17 would be something a bit more toned down than the AMG.. that's a bad boy! :cool:
I had an Integra GS-R with about 200whp at age 17. I blew it up 3 times. Rebuilt it myself all 3 times.. albeit probably sloppily. It threw a rod cruising on the way to work one day. I wasn't speeding or anything.

If you get something fast and in your price range I would try to get something AWD. I like the turbo Audi's. The BMW 335 is a good choice too.

Sensitivity,poetry, and music all go with 175 MPH... heck Ive got some music that goes just perfect with 175 MPH! haha
 

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I would say a suitable car for someone 17 would be something a bit more toned down than the AMG.. that's a bad boy! :cool:
I had an Integra GS-R with about 200whp at age 17. I blew it up 3 times. Rebuilt it myself all 3 times.. albeit probably sloppily. It threw a rod cruising on the way to work one day. I wasn't speeding or anything.

If you get something fast and in your price range I would try to get something AWD. I like the turbo Audi's. The BMW 335 is a good choice too.
No worries there...I won't be able to seriously consider a car until I'm about 23-24 by which time I should have just about perfected the art of not wrapping cars round trees. Fortunately once I finally get out of uni I should go onto a high salary fairly quickly and be able to splurge on said AMG (I don't think they're even out yet). I decided my old wish for an RS4 was just a little too ambitious...

Anyway I also have a 175mph playlist. As in, specifically for that scenario. Wishful thinking maybe, but I can dream...
 

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No worries there...I won't be able to seriously consider a car until I'm about 23-24 by which time I should have just about perfected the art of not wrapping cars round trees. Fortunately once I finally get out of uni I should go onto a high salary fairly quickly and be able to splurge on said AMG. I decided my old wish for an RS4 was just a little too ambitious...

Anyway I also have a 175mph playlist. As in, specifically for that scenario. Wishful thinking maybe, but I can dream...
Whenever you get the AMG let me know.. cause I want to ride!
 

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not male but damn I love mustangs (even though I can't actually drive any sort of car yet) I mean... just look at it! It just oozes style:
 

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Well, I'm a femme INFP and I kinda love fast anything. I'm not at all au fait with the car world or what's under the hood of anything, but I love going fast and the dichotomy of being behind the wheel of something powerful and still destructible. I spent a good number of my teen years driving demolition derby and in many stock car pits just for the thrill. Get me into something zippy and Imma be all "c'mon! we can do better! faster! NOW!"

Sorry, not a dudebro you can commune with, but that's my 2 cents.
 

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not male but damn I love mustangs (even though I can't actually drive any sort of car yet) I mean... just look at it! It just oozes style:
All muscle cars ooze style!

I had a 2005 Mustang GT years back.. it wasn't as cool as the one you posted though. I sold it pretty soon after getting it actually!
 

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Well, I'm a femme INFP and I kinda love fast anything. I'm not at all au fait with the car world or what's under the hood of anything, but I love going fast and the dichotomy of being behind the wheel of something powerful and still destructible. I spent a good number of my teen years driving demolition derby and in many stock car pits just for the thrill. Get me into something zippy and Imma be all "c'mon! we can do better! faster! NOW!"

Sorry, not a dudebro you can commune with, but that's my 2 cents.
Hey I need to go ahead and change the title! I appreciate the female input! Its awesome to find a lady that likes cars and going fast.:wink: Where have you been my whole life... heheheh

But really... that is very interesting that you have done demolition derby and stock cars. Its honestly something I would have liked to do myself. All we have here in the state of Tennessee is a few drag strips and they aren't even a 1/4 mile long. We had a super speedway for Nascar and that's gone. They also just passed a bill that got rid of our circle track in downtown Nashville.

I will get around soon enough though and get some seat time in on a track. Driving my own built race-car.

I really appreciate the response!
 

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I have a '96 Ford Escort. I like cars but think more of cars for utilitarian purposes. In my case, all I need is for something to get me from A to B. Though when I have more money saved up I will buy something nicer but nothing too fast or fancy for me. I just never cared enough.
 

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I have a '96 Ford Escort. I like cars but think more of cars for utilitarian purposes. In my case, all I need is for something to get me from A to B. Though when I have more money saved up I will buy something nicer but nothing too fast or fancy for me. I just never cared enough.
I can see where most come from when they say they just don't care for nice or fast cars.

The thing is my ideal of me succeeding in life and progressing has nice, fast cars in it. If I don't have any I am not meeting my standards and ideals. If ya know what I mean.

It may be silly... buts it's part of my system I have built over the years.

I am going to buy something real soon just to get from point A to point B. I will always have a fast car in my garage till the day I die though.
 

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Aww, males only?

There's no point in driving if you're going to go slow. Nor is there such a thing as too fast. Driving itself is freeing, and dear god being unable to drive for two years was miserable.

Damn cops and their speed limits. ):
 

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Aww, males only?

There's no point in driving if you're going to go slow. Nor is there such a thing as too fast. Driving itself is freeing, and dear god being unable to drive for two years was miserable.

Damn cops and their speed limits. ):
Would a mod kindly change the thread title and remove males... please! :laughing:

All I have to say to you is; your awesome!

I have to ask; why were you unable to drive for two years? It's all good if you don't want to spew it for everyone to know! but PM me if that's the case! haha
 
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