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Has anyone here noticed that this car seems to be a bane for vandalism or pranks? So far I hace experienced three incidents while parked in local parking lots, either at Walmart or the local supermarket.

Once, I found a wad of chewed gum smeared along the side.

Another time someone poured two ketchup packets from McDonald's along the bottom of the driver's side window so when I put the window down, the ketchup went down into the door and smeared the entire window and took weeks to finally get totally cleaned out.

Now a couple of days ago I found a piece of chewed gum on the trunk.

This is ridiculous. I don't know if it's the color (Velocity Red Mica) or the rarity of the car around here (I have seen 2 in 5 months), but these idiots seem to have nothing better to do. I don't bother anyone else's car and in fact I enjoy looking and admiring at other cars, never feeling jealous. I bought the speed for performance mostly, but also for looks.

What the hell motivates these idiots?
 

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seems to be going around nationwide this week. we had about 10cars last night vandalized locally. and about 20-40 vandalized in springfield over the weekend.
 

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Velocity Red Mica here. Nothing yet :angel: , but if it does happen.....I will kill the person :biggun: or take thier lunch money away :chairshot:
 

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beware the green eye of jealousy.....

that's what it boils down to dude
 

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its a shame, but people seem to be totally uncaring when it comes to the cars of others. I am completely paranoid lately, and I don't even have a 'speed. It sucks dude...but dare I say it...its better than being keyed. I would never do anything like that to any car I thought was 'great' in some way. I guess thats the way I was brought up, nowadays people seem so spiteful. Case in point...the other day I walk upi to someone standing in front of my car lookign at my fogs...wouldn't you know the exact colored 6 parked next to me belongs to him. I say nice car all chipper-like, he looks down (as if he didn't want me to know he was sweatin my ride) and walks away. Thats the same kind of person throwing ketchup on someones window. :irate:
 

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only sort of vandalism here was people scraping military base stickers off my windshield--and to those in the military: no it did not happen on base, it was where i live out in town.
 

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consider yourself lucky with the gum and ketchup prank. I get a fresh paint job and get keyed 3 weeks later. I love it.
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No vandalism here, but the other night a STI was really being annoying - he would go slow when I got behind him on the highway, but when I would try to go around, he would speed up to keep me from passing. I finally just slowed down a couple mph below the speed limit and let him go annoy someone else. Its not like I was doing anything crazy or anything, but I guess he saw the word mazdaspeed and decided to antagonize me - funny thing - I still remember his license plate # 720-WNG (maybe the memory is sticking with me because of the giant WING on the back of it) ;)
 

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No vandalism here, but the other night a STI was really being annoying - he would go slow when I got behind him on the highway, but when I would try to go around, he would speed up to keep me from passing. I finally just slowed down a couple mph below the speed limit and let him go annoy someone else. Its not like I was doing anything crazy or anything, but I guess he saw the word mazdaspeed and decided to antagonize me - funny thing - I still remember his license plate # 720-WNG (maybe the memory is sticking with me because of the giant WING on the back of it) ;)
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You got bitched by a STI?....you have a mazdaspeed dude you should have simply waxed teh dust off his ass.
 

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You got bitched by a STI?....you have a mazdaspeed dude you should have simply waxed teh dust off his ass.
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Reality, a Mazdaspeed is going to "dust" an STI on the highway... a good race maybe, but there will be no dusting, or mentioning of street racing on the forum...
 

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Reality, a Mazdaspeed is going to "dust" an STI on the highway... a good race maybe, but there will be no dusting, or mentioning of street racing on the forum...
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yeah true...I understand, Just saying that guy behind the STI was simply a jerk...and deserved to be humbled
 

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I dont dont know if it was ALL on purpose. Even though I shop there all the time, places like walmart tend to attract low lives and hicks. The same thing has happened to me before.

I was sitting in my car waiting on my sister and there were 2 women in the car next to me and little girls in the back seat - the kids threw their gum out the window and guess where a peace landed....

Right on my car!!!! Then...

The women in the front seat are eating fries and carelessly drop a ketchup packet on the ground, drive away, run over the packet and guess where it hits...

My car!!!!!

I wanted to yell at them a bit, but then they were gone...


Then another time at wal-mart, i was again sitting in my car when a little girl opened up the door and hit my car!!! It didnt hurt it, put a small hairline scratch that came out thankfully but I told the parents about it!

Moral of the story...

Park far away from people as possible.
 

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Park far away from people as possible.
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I catch shit from my buddies all the time for doing this. But still no dings or scratches in almost a year.

Tow truck scraped my tips and bumper on the ground hard.
Drunk girl hit and run at Whataburger dents my bumper. Called cops, they pulled her over for running 2 red lights and brought her back. Her insurance was invalid for that day! :banghead:

Not really a prank or intentional vandalism, just thought i'd throw some in.
 

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Moral of the story...

Park far away from people as possible.
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no matter how far away you park. so asshat in a peice of...ford pinto will park next to you.
 

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Nothing done to mine... yet. However, I have had to encourage some people to not hang around the car. I try to keep it in the garage when not at work or out, but then again, there are times I have to work on the Miata and the Speed gets the boot from the garage.


Thanks,
Jason
 

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It happens no matter what kind of car you have. There are people that just wanna be jerks.. or just misbehaving kids. My 6S parked on the street I had some F*@!# smash my tail light a couple months ago. two weeks later someone smashed my driver side mirror. My Cavalier (blargggh!) I had before that, I had it broken into and or vandalized 3-times one summer :swearin:

To paraphrase one of my favorite lines from Pulp Fiction, when John Travolta says "You just don't mess with another man's car!"
 
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