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.

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62 responses to “Last Call- Mirror Messaging Edition”

  1. Maxichamp Avatar

    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. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick

      Oooh, car shopping time! Price range?
      Actually, never mind. Irrelevant. Dooooo iiiiiittttt
      <img src="; width="500">
      Other suggestions: G8, S60R, XJR, CTS-V.

      1. Maxichamp Avatar

        $7,500-$15,000. There are three 500E's for sale locally on Craigslist. The least I can do is test drive one, right?

        1. ptschett Avatar

          I punched that price range into my local craigslist cars+trucks for fun…. and I found this.
          <img src="; width="500"/>

          1. danleym Avatar

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

      2. Maxichamp Avatar

        A $6,500 XJ8?! All I need is a Tommy Bahama shirt.

        1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
          Scandinavian Flick

          Tack on an extra $400 and gain a supercharger 😉

    2. Jay_Ramey Avatar

      Wait, why are you getting rid of it?

      1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
        Scandinavian Flick

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

        1. Irishzombieman Avatar

          HA HA! Yes!
          Jim, it's time you become a true petrolhead.
          1991 ALFA ROMEO 164L – $2300
          <img src="; width=450>
          ­Ay caramba! Can't believe how clean it is! And cheap! Buy a Civic with the leftover cash so you have something to drive when it breaks.

          1. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
            C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

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

          2. Irishzombieman Avatar


          3. Maxichamp Avatar

            This one is for sale for $2,500. Salvage title due to fire in trunk!

          4. Syrax Avatar

            Just double check the hooker's vitals next time.

          5. Maxichamp Avatar

            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!!!!!!

          6. Irishzombieman Avatar

            Dang. Never really looked at 164Ls before. These really ain't bad.

      2. Maxichamp Avatar

        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. Maxichamp Avatar

        This is going to be a great Hooniverse series.

      2. danleym Avatar

        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. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
          Scandinavian Flick

          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.

    3. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
      C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

      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.

    4. OA5599 Avatar

      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. Maxichamp Avatar


        1. mr. mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
          mr. mzs zsm msz esq

          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. Maxichamp Avatar

            $1,000 less than what I bought it for in 2011.

          2. mr. mzs zsm msz esq Avatar
            mr. mzs zsm msz esq

            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?

          3. Maxichamp Avatar

            Pretty certain it will be a Lexus SC, but can't find an SC300 MT.

      2. jeepjeff Avatar

        It was the mismatched ash-tray opening speeds.

    5. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick

      Psst, hey… over here…
      I love that color. What a great looking car. If only someone was selling a GXP when I was shopping…

  2. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
    Scandinavian Flick

    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. stigshift Avatar

    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. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick

      Hey, buddy, you got a problem with 06 GTOs? >:(

      1. Irishzombieman Avatar

        I've heard they're driven mostly by weirdos.

        1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
          Scandinavian Flick

          Hey, amigo, you got a problem with weirdos? >:(

          1. Irishzombieman Avatar

            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. Reuven Avatar

    Time to get a pagoda mercedes.

  5. P161911 Avatar

    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. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
      C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

      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.

  6. P161911 Avatar

    Back to the original post, you can also advertise you don't have just an average 2002.
    <img src=""width=500&gt;
    Is this the only use of factory mirror writing?
    I remember my 8th grade algebra teacher could do cursive mirror writing, starting from either direction.

    1. Scandinavian Flick Avatar
      Scandinavian Flick

      Dayum, good lookin', how you doin'?

    1. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar
      C³-Cool Cadillac Cat

      Look! It's even set up for off-roading!

    2. Maxichamp Avatar

      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).

    3. danleym Avatar

      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. dukeisduke Avatar

        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.

  7. PotbellyJoe Avatar

    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. smokyburnout Avatar

      What if you don't understand how mirrors or umlauts work?
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      1. topdeadcentre Avatar

        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."

  8. EmbracingEntropy Avatar

    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.

  9. calzonegolem Avatar

    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.

  10. dukeisduke Avatar

    That sticker should attract the cops.

    1. topdeadcentre Avatar

      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…

  11. MVEilenstein Avatar

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

  12. Synchromesh Avatar

    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.

    1. sohc Avatar

      "well within his rights" ?

  13. guest Avatar

    Old hat douchebag. Think of something new.

  14. BobWellington Avatar

    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.

  15. sporty88au Avatar

    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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