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Join Date: Mar 2008
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Re: Aston Martin DBS
I remember Goldfinger; not for the plot, or the action sequences, or even the gold plated woman draped over the bed. For me it was the DB5 that mostly got my attention. I didn't have a clue what it was back then, i just knew that it looked good, Bond was driving it so it must be good, and that i wanted one. Preferably with all the gadgets installed. I imagined myself turning up at school in it and instantly being mauled to death by a bunch of insatiable girls. Every one of them would want me, and every boy would want to be me. It was great. It would be silver, have leather seats, and I would go cruising in it around the town, attracting attention from everybody who saw it. I would become an instant celebrity and star in movies and sing songs about how cool it was to be me. I had it all figured out.
I look back at that time now, and apart from noticing how low my self esteem and self worth was back then, and how much of my future life was perceived through a blinding haze of mixed alcoholic drinks, i also see how fortunate i was not to have owned one. Yes, i would have got a lot of attention, but would it have been the welcomed sort? Nearly every footballer has one sitting in his garage, and when footballers start buying cars they instantly lose their cool and their credibility.
As such it sinks to uncool which is a shame because it's not an uncool car. It's a bit like Jordan. Ok, so the rear looks a little too much like an American, and the front end has been messed around with unnecessarily, but other than that it's quite a looker. I just wouldn't want to be seen in it.
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