What Are The Best Lies You've Told About Cars?

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I assume that because you are reading this website you at least have a casual interest in cars. Sometimes your non-car friends ask you about this interest. And sometimes you lie to them about the cars. It’s okay, we’re not judging.


Jalopnik Features Editor Raphael Orlove admitted that once, in the early 2000s, he heard a Subaru drive by that chirped every time the car shifted gear. He told the person next to him that chirp was because of NOS.

Look, I’m not going to pretend to know why Raph did what he did (overwhelming desire to redefine car design, perhaps), but I’m sure he isn’t alone.


Come now, fess up. What’s the best lie you’ve ever told about cars? Were you trying to impress a date? Intimidate a bouncer? Get a discount at AutoZone?

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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