• Jun 8th 2010 at 8:29AM
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A day in the life of an Internet car forum – Click above to watch video after the jump

Forums are great places for the like-minded to gather and to get information from those who know a subject best. They can also, as comically demonstrated in this vid, be great places for non-enthusiast newbies to get incomprehensible advice and a tongue keyboard lashing to boot.

As created using Xtranormal text-to-movie, the guy on the left has a friend who's a single mother of two and she needs needs reliable transportation. He's come to the forum looking for recommendations. The first suggestion he gets from the guy on the right: a Lotus Elise. It only gets better from there. Click passed the jump to watch an animated exchange that we're guessing you've witnessed – or participated in – at least once.

[Source: Xtranormal via YouTube]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      It's funny 'cuz it's kinda true. Tho closer truth would be fanboy recommendations ("Get the {brand} [model]. It is the best").
      • 5 Years Ago
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      • 5 Years Ago
      So much bickering.
      • 5 Years Ago
      oh that was funny, she needs a AMC Gremlin.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is honestly why non-enthusiasts should stay off car forums and stick to Edmunds or consumer reports or some other mainstream website. Boards are for enthusiasts because only enthusiasts care enough to spend half their day on boards. I'd have banned the homo in the glasses and the suspenders by the end of his second sentence.
      • 5 Years Ago
      this one is alot better. was from the 350z forums

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6bAZmEEIb0
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's sad, but true. But the "Hi my name is Macintosh" voice is kind of annoying.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I like the voices from Cepstral. I use Callie...if I I'm not paying any attention to my computer and I hear her speaking it means something just occurred that needs my attention.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Doing autocross together would be a great bonding experience. Classic.
      • 5 Years Ago
      haha "wrong wheel drive"... yep, pretty much a phrase always brought up on car forums.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That was completely unrealistic. No where in the conversation did they call Americans fat, lazy, or stupid.

      /s
      • 4 Years Ago
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