Refusing to keep up with the joneses

Have you ever been in the postion of watching other people cruise cars that are higher in terms of luxury, performance and model than yours and still felt good that you at least have a set of wheels to be proud despite not keeping with the joneses?

Well, thats how I've been feeling. I don't drive a high end BMW or a Super benz. I don't cruise a luxury lexus or a powerful VW toureg. Nope. I don't.

I move about in a humble 1995 Nissan Primera

But it wasn't until I came across this funny Ad that I further got to appreciate the kind of ride I cruise.

Just take a look at this Ad and you'll know what I mean...

LOL...Will somebody who's proud of the wheels he could readily afford (as of now) holla at whatamsayin'?

I just love my primera...

30 Screamer(s):

Afrobabe said...

First?

Afrobabe said...

Firrrsssssssssssstttt
and seconddddddddddddd....lol...


*composing myself...

is the red car urs? Looks cute actually...my ex realised quite early in the relationshp that I knew cars only by their colours...

But I do know the rav4 though...I want one...

doll said...

LOL@ afro..
Ur primera is clean and cute

NoLimit said...

@Afro...I want a Rav too...and that is as far as it goes for me...if it functions well and it can move me from pointA to pointB in good time...I'm cool with it...
Can't view the video @ work...will be back later to comment on that!

Afronuts said...

@AfroB...lol. U've suddenly become a comment grasshopper. You're not a stickler for car names? But u know a Rav4...not surprising.

@Nolimit...lol. What is it with Rav4 and women? Every woman seems to like the Rav4.
No wonder when I see a guy driving one it only makes him look gay...my, this is a post topic oh!

@doll...Thanks hon. Car wey clean and cute na proper waxing cause am.

LG said...

lollll yessoo nothing do my 'leggedisbenz' but my bodi nor go reject 'jeep' :-)
*egbon how farz?? madam nko?

LusciousRon said...

Nicely maintained. That thought crosses my mind once in a while but I can't shout. I thank God I have at all.

Afronuts said...

@LG...lol. My sista. I feel you. I used to jump molue to work before. And My shoes tasted the length and breath of Lagos...

@LusciousRon...Thanks Ron. It aint easy with all these nasty drivers on Lagos streets.

bumight said...

I dont share the love for rav4s either. Till i get my 200x(whatever year i buy it in ) Nissan altima or Beema, i'll be jejely pushing my '02 Aduke!

Buttercup said...

lmaooooooooooooooooo @ the ad! hahahahahahaha!

doug said...

loooooooooooooooool @ the advert! Hilarious! Dont mind the joneses bruv, they're probably buggers anyway

I drive a ridiculous car. I was trying to keep up with the Joneses and bought a 'brand new car'. Now I wish I'd kept my '96 BMW. Driving that baby felt a whole lot better than this nonsense I drive now. Ptchew.

BTW, were you accesorizing your red car with the red coca cola crates behind? ;P

I'm with you on not keeping up with the Joneses. It's a vicious cycle too and in the end it's not even worth it. Your car looks so well cared for and does its job, so why fix something that isn't broken?

I don't have my own car yet (I take the bus or borrow my parents' car) and when I can afford to look for a car, you best believe I'll be looking for something that will hold up to rust well (in this harsh climate it's an important consideration) and one that'll get me from point A to B. lol it helps that I can't tell one car apart from another.

LOL @ that ad, talk about taking it to another level.

Nothing's wrong with your car jare, enjoy cruising it! :)

LUMIDEE said...

wow...im feelin you dawg...Had the same tots as you on my way to work tonight...Nice one...

@ Poeticallytinted but your new car is nice na.

@ Afronut: you know what they say abt atimes we dont appreciate what we have until it's gone? But no, this is not gone and thank God you know how good yoour car is at least some of us are tired of not having any (lol)

SimpleeMe said...

hahahaha...too funny

Ugandan girl said...

lol..the advert is funny...lol...

Afronuts said...

@Bumight… I have been wanting to know the identity of your Aduke. Pls share naah.

@Buttercup…lol. I laffed like a jackass too when I saw it.

@Doug…I never did jare.

@PoeticallyT…And pray tell us, what is this ridiculous ride that u’re so seriously beefing? And…lol…I wasn’t accessorizing. It was a coincidence.

@Good Naija Girl… ‘why fix something that isn't broken?’ I like That! And I like your thinking jare.

@FG…thank you my sister.

@Lumidee…work at night? Bros u do shifts?

@Standtall…Can pls tell me what car Poetically drives that she’s beefing? And Like u rightly said, we never appreciate till its gone.

@Ugandan & SimpleeMe…I lafffed too.

Enkay said...

yes O! I feel you too!
I think the cars we drive don't necessarily have to be a status symbol. Like a good pair of shoes the mould themselves around our feet and get more comfortable with time!

I am bad with car brandand make o. Cant remember Poeticallytinted car. LOL

Afronuts said...

@Enkay...tell that to Nigerians my sister!

@Standtall...u serious? U never look like one who knows nothing abt them.

That is the pure truth and nothing but the truth

A Toyota Yaris. (don't laugh)

bumight said...

aduke is Focused.

Afronuts said...

@Poeticallytinted...a yaris? haba...u shud be at least happy to have a car thats new. Afterall some folks just take the bus.

@bumight...lol. Are u trying to hide the fact that u drive a ford focus? My wife loves that car, she thinks its cute.

damn,,, im not fit to comment on this post!!! lol. but seriously dat ad is crazy!!

i HATE d rav 4 with a passion, dat mess drives like a toy!

Oyin said...

hey i think thats a cool car!! how are you sweets!

oludascribe said...

Bill Gates drives a very modest car,Richard Branson was said to be using a 3310 when he first came on a trip to naija.

Property as status, is not really the point. The ability to maintain that status when bad times hit,or to bounce back, should be the determining factor

i could not watch the video.
but i think a proverb says dont judge a book by the colour
i love all red cars and rav4 is my favourite
really is that your car