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I've had my XLR almost two weekz now ... Today, I had my first close encounter. I was doing some food shopping on Saturday morning and pulled into a local fruit & vegetable stand. After parking, I was walking towardz the entrance when a HUGE guy started approaching real fast. I keep him in the corner of my eye as I head to the door. I'm looking for something to crack over his head in case the situation getz ugly ... Unfortunately, I doubt a zucchini will stop this dude.

Hez still moving at full steam ... Then, I hear the dreaded, "hey"!
So I'm thinking, did I cut him off ... What did I do to tick off this monster?

Another loud "HEY" ... Then he smiles. "I've been following you ... What kinda car is that? I've never seen anything like it before." Whew ... Now I can relax. I talked to him for a while about the XLR and he was amazed that hez never seen one before.

I had a good chuckle on the ride home. So tell me folkz ... Is this typical of new XLR ownership? If so, itz going to be a fun time. :)
 

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Yes, that is kind of typical, plan on spending extra time at gas stations answering questions. Interesting demographics of the folks who ask about it from young hip hoppers to grandmothers. I just had someone come up to me today while I was trimming bushes in the front yard with the garge door open. They were visiting one of the neighbors and saw my car and had to inquire about it for his wife.

Young girls one the back of sportbikes are running at a 100% gawk rate.
 

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We would think something were seriously wrong if on any outing, no matter how brief, we didn’t get at least one big wave and smiles and / or an emphatic thumbs up. The really scary situations which happen a little too often are when you see in the rearview mirror someone pull up perilously close and craning their necks trying to see what make the car is.

Well actually, a few days ago there was a momentary scare of a different nature when the XLR was driven into a parking lot where a large group of young black men wearing copious amounts of gold chains, low hung jeans and designer tennis shoes were gathered. The entire group simultaneously broke into a run toward the XLR and it was one of those “Oh sh*t” moments. They surrounded the car and very excitedly began exclaiming over it – no problem there. Even though 95% of what was being said couldn’t be understood, it was obvious they greatly liked the car and they couldn’t have been nicer! Just a day in the life of an XLR owner.

Best regards,
Ed and Sandra
 
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I particularly like when a Cadillac owner pulls up and says, when did Cadillac start making these.............O three years ago, I reply. and then the adjectives come out, one after another. Love it. I don't know if I want to be on I-40 with you at the same time if you buy a V. I know how you like to move on down the trail, we would come back with a trunk load of tickets, and then theirs the bird killer,:seeya :) with my luck, it would bounce off her car and go through my windshield.
Bob
 

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Yes. This car does attract attention and comments. Always good ones.
 
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