Last Call- Mirror Messaging Edition


Ambulances do it, so why shouldn’t we? This brilliant bass-akwards messaging affixed to this WRX’s windscreen lets cars ahead know its driver’s intentions. Of course that could lead to him seeing the local Highway Patrol in his own mirror with PULL OVER written on their windscreen.

Image source: Imgur




  1. Totally off topic. I am selling my Phaeton in less than 2 hours. I need a replacement and I can't decide. I am all over the place, from a W124 500E to an old Honda Insight to a 1990s Olds 98. You guys and gals have any other suggestions?

          1. I will be highly dissappointed if these don't end up in the Craigslist Crapshoot post today.

      1. Don't ask sensible questions. Just embrace the moment to bench shop with other people's money!

          1. Buy a Civic with the leftover cash so you have something to drive when it breaks.
            So you mean a daily-driver.

          2. Aw man!!!!!!!! You're killing me!!!!!!!
            It's literally on the other side of the hill from me. I'll check it out tomorrow if I have time. $2,300!!!!!!

      2. An extended warranty on my Phaeton can still be purchased.
        Through Fidelity, it's $3,800 for 4 years/48,000 miles.
        Through VW, it's $9,000.

      1. I'd love an STI, but unfortunately the one you linked to is a WRX with "STI upgrades." Which is great if that means he dropped an STI engine in it. Unfortunately, he didn't, and all the "upgrades" are trim bits made to make the car look faster than it is.
        Oh, and CTS-V. I want.
        And I had no idea ex-cop car Chargers were on the market already, though I guess they've been around for a while now.

        1. I want a black STi with WRX downgrades. (I'm sure I could get someone to pay me for the "upgrade") Then bring the engine up to the razor's edge of street legality with a nice quiet exhaust.

    1. 2005 or 2006 Jaaaaaag XJ Super V8.
      They're actually rock-freakin'-solid, mechanically/electrically.
      Or an STS-V. Larger/nicer than the CTS, but still plenty of warp drive on-tap.

    2. Did you get an unsolicited offer, or did you finally tire of the climate control zones being a little offset form the centerline of the car and put it up for sale?

        1. Was it the good or better sort of offer you could not refuse? I checked, looks like only one insane Amazon seller in your area now.

          1. Good, I was a bit afraid it was the mafia or something not giving you much of a pleasant choice, cause come on it's you 'than! So any news on the next car?

  2. Great idea for a sticker, but it would still require people to actually check their rear view on occasion, as well as not being obnoxious, self-righteous dickbags.

  3. A friend of mine just bought a brand new leftover '12 CTS-V coupe manual. I drove it last week for the first time. There is no other car if you can swing the price. That said, I love your alloverthemap thinking. Ever thought about an 04-05 GTO? Lots of power, GM parts prices and maintenance. Big, roomy, and zoomy. But yeah, I'd drive all three 500Es. Or a diesel Chevette. Or an 81-83 Chrysler Imperial. Or a VW bus. Or…..

          1. My mom, she told me once, "Son, there's always ONE weirdo on every city bus."
            She was wrong, though, 'CUZ I NEVER SAW ONE!

  4. So you like big and fast cars with automatics, Cadillac STS-V! 0-60 in 4. sec and 469 HP! Less than 2,500 in the US. They start at less than $20k.
    Or you could find a regular STS V-8 for under $10k. Still 320HP.

    1. I can attest to 320 HP in the 2005 STS being plenty for that chassis…and my skills.
      Plus, if you're gentle, MPG will start with a '2' and be more than one digit.

    1. Dude, I'm either going to bring an interesting car to the first Seconds Saturdays or the most pristine 2004 Honda Civic DX in the world (belongs to my wife).

    2. This gets my vote. The salvage title is a downer, though, so I guess it depends on how cheap he'd be willing to go because of that.

      1. Yeah, insurers won't be happy about the salvage title. Personally, I think cars should be able to get off of a salvage title, with an inspection and proof of quality repair work.

  5. For those in front plate states…
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    Of course it still falls under the "they have to look in the mirror" category.
    I had a friend that put rally lights across the front of his VW Golf. He was using it for some of the rally events in the Northeast and also liked the look, so four Hella (or whatever) circles were mounted. I'll tell you, flashing slow drivers in the left lane with those got a fair bit of attention, haha.

      1. From Neal Stephenson's novel "Zodiac":
        "I ran into some people you'd like," I told Bart as he drove me home. "Pöyzen Böyzen fans." He sniffed the air and frowned slightly. Bartholemew was a sommelier of heavy metal. "Yeah. Not bad for a two-umlaut band."

  6. I used to commute in a very worn and not-terribly-quick E30 in a state requiring only rear plates. I ordered a custom Euro-style plate for the front that read "73V0 3V0M". I now live in Ohio and can't use it, so it just hangs in my garage.

  7. This guy is almost as bad as people with the giant rear window sticker with the make of their car. Are you sure that's a Honda guy?
    Props for letting the world know you're a douche canoe.

    1. If you can make the cops laugh, sometimes you stand a chance… thus the pointy shark teeth painted in on the grille of my safety-orange '76 AMC Hornet Sportabout wagon (it had a '74 grille, which was a better canvas for the artwork). Sadly, no photos survive…

  8. Nothing perpetuates a stereotype about guys who driver tuners like perpetuating a stereotype about guys who drive tuners.

  9. That's an '11 WRX with 0-60 in about 4.7s in stock form. And most of these ain't stock. 😉 I'd say he's well within his rights to put that on his windshield. I wish I had one of these.

  10. Would be nice if there was a light up sign that said move over so you could only see it when it was on. That way you wouldn't look like a total doucher when not actively trying to get someone to move over.

  11. There's a small part of me that likes the idea too, but I suspect that somebody who would actually do this is probably the guy that always wants to go 10+mph over what the rest of the traffic on the freeway is doing, no matter the conditions. I'd also wonder how long until one of those 'self-righteous dickbags' (gotta remember that phrase) decides to brake-check his tailgating ass. Sure would be hard to talk your way out of a negligent driving charge with that plastered all over your windshield.

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