Whos Other Half

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by Doc, 8 April 2012.

  1. Doc

    Doc Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hates the capri or makes your life a misery about your love for the car , my ex does she thinks its akin to having a busted up muscle car parked out side my trailer home !!!!
    Its the only constant nag she has ! Its so bad i cant even say ive got one and hide it away . :cursing: for an easy life.
     
  2. chriscapriman

    chriscapriman Registered Capri Power Member

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    quite lucky me, emma is a big afan, so much so she has kind of took over ownership of the mk2 :rolleyes:
     
  3. Finn

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    As you all know my wife is a Scouser, so I just do as I am told. Finn.
     
  4. Crash & Burn

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    But if she's your ex, then, ....? :huh:
     
  5. clicon357

    clicon357 Registered Capri Power Member

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    My wife wants rid of the Capris and all the parts so we can turn the garage into "something for the kids" i.e. playroom now then "somewhere they can have their friends round when they're older" :cursing:
     
  6. Dangermouse

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    She doesn't like it, she thinks it's too low when you pass lorries, it's noisy (XJ6 daily so it would be) , too mamy people look at you when you're out and finally when you're at the supermarket etc etc total strangers come and talk to you!!
    In particular, she hates it when they talk to her if I'm not back and she's sitting in it!!!!!

    BUT......We've had it 12 years and it's part of the family so I'm not allowed to sell it??? :crazy:

    Who will ever understand them?
     
  7. slosstopher

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    My missus likes to protest about them occasionally(moreso the cortina)but in reality she does really like them and especially like going to shows/runs in them
     
  8. Pete Haddon

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    My Missus hates mine, on the plus side, she now refuses to get in it as she doesn't feel safe :)
     
  9. Laser

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    I am very lucky mine tolerates capri's as long as hers is faster :boxedin:
     
  10. Neal Fairbrother

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    My Wife say's she's a Capri widow, but as she's disabled she hates anything Car related!!! but it's my release from daily toil. :DeadHorse:
     
  11. acepower84

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    Mine doesnt have a choice either way lol!!!
     
  12. Copey

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    Ahhh the joys of single life :D though my last gf wasn't too bad about it, kept askin if I loved the car or her more though, apparently "the car" wasn't an acceptable answer... :lol:
     
  13. north28

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    mine doesnt like it ,wont even get in it !!!!
     
  14. oldschoolfords

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    Ex hated it! But
     
  15. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Electrical ??? what like .. bzztt Feck !!! Staff Member Moderator

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    after many many years of solo travel, all over Europe, and GB, with only a road map as a seat cover,
    I was a little nervous about getting together on our first travels together on an event..
    NO worries, my Lass is the perfect travelling partner, and just loved our adventures in Rumbly
    thats 18 months with him in the shop now...
    I think Navigator is having worse withdrawal symptoms than me...
    So lucky to have her as my travelling partner
     
  16. clicon357

    clicon357 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Ah! See you two are still in the "infatuation" stage. My memory's not that good. Give it 20 years or so and you'll be all bitter and twisted like me! :lol:
     
  17. armstrs

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    Hates them but working on her not giving up we can put a man on the moon so il get my girlfriend in a Capri
     
  18. Copey

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    here is the solution for the annoying ones

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Paul Wilshaw

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    When we first dated I had a MK1 and we even went on our honeymoon in MK1 1600 GT. She knows Capri's have been my passion for 40 years and I ain't gonna change now. Just let her know whose the boss lolol

    Gotta go I've got dishes to wash "coming dear"
     
  20. stueecat

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    I'm single and dating,

    I've made it clear to any prospective women that I love my Capri and ain't ever parting with it.........

    I'm still single :stunned: :stunned: :stunned:
     
  21. ZakGirl

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    SHAME on you boys!
    Owning THREE capri's of my own and Stuart owning a Capri when I first met him back in 1988 we AREN'T adverse to classic fords!!!
     
  22. andyonthejob

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    Mine said..... "They`re ugly, but I can see the appeal."

    I looked at her, then her tats and replied...."yes dear, I can understand your train of thought." :lol:

    She hasn`t slated them since !! :smokin:
     
  23. fordperv

    fordperv Registered Capri Power Member

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    My Mrs wasnt keen on them when I first had mine, but from the first time she drove my laser shes loved her and likes to annoy the fellas who reckon that only blokes should drive them (and likes to annoy chavs in their tiny euro shiteboxes who think old cars = slow)
     
  24. steve f

    steve f Registered Capri Power Member

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    cant believe what some of you have posted are you men ???
     
  25. Rainbowfrank

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    Something else now...
    My mrs was the one that told me to buy my Capri!

    Though, think the novelty has worn off... Still, she never moans about me spending more time/money on it than her, and I never get any grief? Sooooo... :D
     
  26. Finn

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    Last time I looked I was, unless its fallen off in the night. Finn.
     
  27. CMF

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    My mrs likes my Capri, loves going out in it, and taking great pictures of it (Shes a photographer)

    She even stopped me selling it when we hit money troubles. And comes to shows and meets.
    I feel lucky after reading previous posts.
     
  28. hoarsi

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    lol !!!!!!
     
  29. Copey

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    :lol: hero!!
     
  30. hoarsi

    hoarsi Registered Capri Power Member

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    i think the phrase is "tolerated" springs to mind when i think about my mrs with my car,she doesnt like going out in it at all ,too loud +she doesnt like the attention it sometimes gets.she knows it makes me happy though hence tolerated.she didnt like me stripping my heads down on the breakfast bar though :boxedin: on my engine rebuild,cant think why ??
     
  31. Brocks Brookie

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    My Mrs helped me buy it, and still puts petrol in it to this day :headbang:: :thumbup1: :childish:

    Ric
     
  32. squadge

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    my missus loves my cars,even to the point of taking a day off and climbing under it and tetrosealing it from front to back,under the arches and even under the carpets,she looked a right mess when i got home from work. :lol:

    my ex used to live on a posh housing estate and they had a petition to get me off the estate by midnight cos of the straight through pipe,if i was after that i used to roll it down the hill then fire it up! (unless she p!$$ed me off then it was full on broadside round the estate regardless what time it was,stuck up gits :rock: )
     
  33. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Men eh! I only wish I was big and butch enough to make manly comments, even though SWMBO can't read this. Ravi.
     
  34. sidewaysrob

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    My misses has driven mine and she says 'It won't stop and it won't go round corners!' My answer is 'People in the 1970s didn't go round corners or stop quickly!'
    She also says it smells of fumes! I think secretly she likes it! :thumbup1:
     
  35. rossored86

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    get some buckets and sponges in yer garage mate - get the kids to clean the car -- do them the world of good - fresh air and exercise. Wont need a youth community "come and eat all my food and drink my coke and stay here coz your own parents wont let you do it in their home" room then.

    cp
     
  36. j4r4lly

    j4r4lly Registered Capri Power Member

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    I'm lucky, mine likes the Capri (she calls it Carlos FFS) and likes to come along to meets and when I take it for a drive at weekends. She never moans about me saving/spending money on it and is happy for me to tinker with it as she knows it's a release from all the day to day stuff. I've had Capri's in my life for 30 years now and she enjoys sharing my interest in them.

    The only thing she moans about is when she sends me down to the garage for a bottle of wine and I'm "sidetracked" for and hour and a half. She's rigged up a remote doorbell so when my time is up she presses the button in the kitchen and it rings in the garage. I always respond as it usually means food/drink/tea is ready.

    Trouble is, now when I hear a "ding Dong" doorbell chime, I associate it with food and drink...........
     
  37. clicon357

    clicon357 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Pavlovian response that you old dog. :lol:
     
  38. j4r4lly

    j4r4lly Registered Capri Power Member

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    The fact that I am a fat, greedy bstard, has of course, nothing whatsoever to do with it!!!! Woof woof!!!!
     
  39. Lilgti

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    My other half IS the capri. :lol: She's twice as temperamental as any of your ladies.
     
  40. jaxon

    jaxon Registered Capri Power Member

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    My girlfriend thinks my Capri's cool, as do all my female mates. Retro stuff is very in vogue with twentysomething hipster girls though! :lol:
     
  41. Doc

    Doc Registered Capri Power Member

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    yep browbeaten and broken men ................... <_<
     
  42. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Some of us are just taking the P#ss, the trick is to figure who is and who isin't. Finn.
     
  43. Doc

    Doc Registered Capri Power Member

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    yeah thats true ....................... anyway now whos wife doesnt like them going to lap dancing clubs? :stunned:
     
  44. CapriJake

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    The misses actually likes the Capri, but its one of the only classic cars i like that she agrees on.

    The Capri will even make an appearance at the wedding (Or a few of them) ;)
     
  45. clicon357

    clicon357 Registered Capri Power Member

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    I'm "retro" it'd be nice if twenty something hipster girls thought me cool! :lol:
     
  46. Doc

    Doc Registered Capri Power Member

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    LOL
     
  47. Ross YB

    Ross YB Registered Capri Power Member

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    Only grief I get is during the winter when the Capri is hibernating in the garage and her MX5 is buried in snow, not too bad :smokin:

    I had Capris before I met her so Im not changing :snack:
     
  48. chris249

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    I think mine likes the capri, it's cabin is warm-ish and comfy and the radio works, thats her stringent car criteria met there! and she certainly seems to like pushing it out of trouble in the snow anyway, so I'd say I'm doing well [​IMG]
     
  49. joe_g

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    My Fiancee calls the Capri 'our' car. If she does that again I may very well leave her! she loves the old girl.

    and on the money side of things, shes a little jealous, but I spend my money, no one elses!
     
  50. Dazzler666

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    I'm lucky in that mine loves my Cappa. Just a shame my Cappa doesn't love me!! Boo hoo
     
  51. 72Capri

    72Capri Registered Capri Power Member

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    She loves it, she argues in favor of the Capri when blokes flirt with her (jerks!) and talk about their cars, thinks its very unique and thinks its better than most cars out there... She likes when I spend time with it, PROVIDING that means i'm not out drinking with me mates..

    But, once the car starts receiving more affection, money, and time than she gets, all of a sudden, it's rusty, loud, rattly, a waste of money, the pits, and "I'd rather walk".


    Get this: 2 weeks ago I found a '74 2.8 for sale, and she drooled all over it (till I told her we couldn't afford it). How's that for a change of pace? I had to convince her not to go for it.. Do.. Do i need to get my head checked?
     
  52. inkerman14

    inkerman14 Registered Capri Power Member

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    Mine hates it with a passion!
    I persuaded her to let me take it to work one evening. On the journey home after a 13 hour shift in mid winter she wasn't impressed!I had to de ice the inside of the car windscreen in front of her friends at work, we both froze on the way home with a lack of heater and then we broke down on the motorway due to a faulty fuel gauge and subsequently no petrol. A freezing 30 minute wait on the hard shoulder outside of the car and then an embarrassing drop off by the AA in front of our new neighbour's!
    Explaining about the cars character fell on deaf ears.
     
  53. capparess

    capparess Registered Capri Power Member

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    I buy them and drive them

    HE...FIXES THEM.

    perfect . :banana:
     
  54. Rainbowfrank

    Rainbowfrank Registered Capri Power Member

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    Something else now...
    Sounds about right. My mrs does the same to me!!

    I wouldn't mind normally, but she drives plastic!!!!
     
  55. SVTCapri

    SVTCapri Registered Capri Power Member

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    Mine gives me lectures all the time about how it is 'too white' :tongue (2):

    Other than that, she doesn't mind it, she doesn't mind the attention it gets, she prefer's not to come to shows unless she has a stack of books or there is something else to do. :nono:

    It use to always make me laugh when the girls from college who had a lift in it, could never understand why lots of people on the road were looking at the car! :rolleyes:
     
  56. chuckD

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    left mine in australia as she sucked the life out of the room LOL car hater and a hippy what was i thinking LOL

    Chuck
     
  57. scotia

    scotia Registered Capri Power Member

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    My other half was getting on my tits for what felt like 24/7 about the car, so yes, I caved in and got rid - of the car:(

    edited to add : at least I have the Simply Capri mag though (hopefully I won't have to resort to hiding them when they come in)
     

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